Call of Duty 4 is a spectacular game. The campaign was top notch and the multiplayer was revolutionary. Everything about that game was superb, and when Modern Warfare 2 was announced, we didn’t think it could be topped. Well, it wasn’t. Modern Warfare 2’s storyline was a guilty pleasure for most. It’s over-the-top story was a blast but nothing to take too seriously. The multiplayer was definitely improved (other than the ridiculous amount of killstreaks, and the stupid deathstreaks), but it lacked something that CoD4 had; substance, maybe? Modern Warfare 3 was announced and some gameplay coverage was given and what is the first impression? It is Modern Warfare 2.
I may possibly buy this game because the campaign has been a guilty pleasure of mine and the multiplayer is just fun for killing time. Battlefield 3 will be the one that I’m going to be playing ALL the time. I’m not a stupid BF3 fan boy; I just think it will be better. But let me just discuss the disappointments that Modern Warfare 3 will surely give us.
Story: Apparently, the guys working on it have improved the story from MW2, they realized that it was hard to follow at parts (I didn’t think so) and they say it is much more improved. That may be so, but it is still going to be a flag waving romp through America and other countries. Now, as a Canadian, I am obliged to hate every flag waving movie and video game made by Americans, but as I said, they are guilty pleasures. I think the story will still be ridiculous, which is fine, but stupid because they actually take themselves seriously.
Gameplay: This game is MW2. Nothing entirely wrong with that, but when you make a video game sequel you should probably improve on the gameplay. Watching the demo is like watching someone play the MW2 campaign. They’ve been churning out these games every year now, and I thought that since MW2 came out 2 years ago they’d improve on the engine and give us something completely new. They haven’t. The graphics look the exact same, AI is the same, everything is the same. The only things that seem to be altered so far are weapons and attachments. There’s a neat thing that the guy’s gun has: a little red dot sight and on the side of it an acog which you can flip in front of the red dot to have more range. That is a handy little trick but other than that I can’t see them making any impressive additions to the gameplay.
Multiplayer: This game looks the same as MW2 and plays the same. If you enjoyed MW2’s multiplayer then you’ll enjoy this. If not, buy something else.
They said that the Spec Ops gameplay is improved because they don’t use the same AI as campaign AI which I think is pretty cool. That is a feature that actually is worthy of some recognition. Everything else is nothing special.
Modern Warfare 3 looks almost identical to Modern Warfare 2. If you have no problem with that, go for it. You know a lot of people are going to be buying it, so if you want to play where the people are, MW3 is the place.