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The World Is Still At War
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Member Name: Andy.mack
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Advantages: A really enthrawling story and amazing graphics
Disadvantages: The ability of some on Multiplayer just put me off
It's fair to say that prior to November I'd never really been caught up in the hype over a new computer game. Now that could be because I'm only really finding how much I enjoy gaming that it had never crossed my mind before, but in November I got caught up in the hype of the launch of Call Of Duty, Modern Warfare 3. Up to this point I'd just about completed Black Ops and had completed both of the previous Modern Warfare games and so perhaps it was inevitable that I'd be waiting impatiently to get my hands on a copy of the latest release for the PS3.
The Story Mode
This picks up from the previous two Modern Warfare with a number of the same characters playing key roles. We still have the likes of Sergeant Price and Soap from the SAS, who have been joined by Yuri a Russian hell bent on helping to stop Makarov. The Russian renegade is still hell bent on bringing the World to its knees and this time he's attacking Europe. Alongside the three characters already mentioned there is also an American Delta Force operative Frost and the control for the majority of the game switches between Frost and Yuri.
As someone who is quite new to this style of gaming I really enjoyed the game. I've read a number of reviews from hard core First Person Shooter players who don't rate this release as the concept is too similar to the previous games. For me though this is the reason the game works. Unlike a lot of gamers I don't buy games to play online, I buy them to work my way through the stories and enjoy the plot behind all the shooting and killing. It's that reason that keeps drawing me back to Modern Warfare and Call of Duty games in general as the stories are always quite epic and perhaps at times over the top.
Like the previous Modern Warfare games the settings created for each level are incredibly realistic from the streets of London to the bay in New York. An incredible amount of effort has gone in to creating each segment of the game and it looks incredibly impressive. The detail on each level also helps, with staircase and brickwork looking quite realistic, which adds to the whole concept. Its developments in realism that are taking the Call of Duty franchise forward. There isn't a lot more they can do with the concept but with improving graphics and thrilling stories they can continue to create very good games.
I still consider myself to be a bit of an amateur player when it comes to games like this and therefore I feel I perhaps get more value out of the games. If you're a crack shot who never gets killed you'll storm through the game and wonder what you've paid the money for, however if like me, you do forget to take cover occasionally or perhaps your aim is occasionally a little off then you will probably enjoy the campaign section of the game a little more.
Of course like all COD games the real test of it seems to be in the online multiplayer aspect. Like the games before it this would appear to be where the majority of people spend their time playing. I do occasionally find it entertaining but the online matches are quick and should you blink at the wrong moment your liable to end up dead. I've always found that online gaming is for the best at these games and for that reason I tend to avoid it. It does look amazing though and I've never suffered any lag with very smooth interfaces, even given our poor internet connection in the house. The online multiplayer is good if you like that sort of thing, but I'll stick to the story modes.
Gameplay & Controls
Like the previous games the gameplay element is really sharp. They haven't deviated away from the standard Call Of Duty control mechanisms and that works really well. It is a control method that is easy to pick up and with each instalment keeping the same controls it makes the continuity from one game to the next is much easier to uphold.
Within the game everything looks really sharp and with some stunning graphics that include the Eiffel Tower toppling over and an all action plane crash where you attempt to protect the Russian Prime Minister it has a good variety of different settings. Of course a lot of the level types are repeated from previous games such as the sniper level and the driving levels but they all still work in this new format.
Another Good Instalment
As far as I am concerned then yes it is another very good game. It is fair to say that the concept of the game has remained the same; however I feel that the graphics have improved immensely, as has the aiming of weapons and the general smooth and sharp flow of the gameplay. The storyline for me is a good development of the plot from the first two games and one I really enjoyed playing and developing through. Having been caught up in the hype for a game for the first time, I am glad it lived up to my expectations and I'm really looking forward to the next Call Of Duty game, which ever format and storyline it decides to follow.
Other Platforms: PC, Wii & Xbox 360
Age - 18 plus
Summary: An interesting game, with a decent story
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