Friday, June 10, 2011

Modern Warfare 2. Oh, wait. I meant 3.




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.

BF3 too.



35 comments:

  1. I cant wait fot this game. i hate black ops

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  2. I agree with everything you said.

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  3. MW3 will just be inline with 2 and i dont mind, I like the playstyle, the speed and the storyline... I just want to have it already haha

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  4. I definitely agree. I bought MW, MW2 and BO, but was VASTLY disappointed in BO. I spent over 240 hours in MW2, regardless of its drawbacks. MW3 however looks completely bland and uninspired, that's why I already preordered BF3. Keep up the good work on the blog, followed. :)

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  5. modern warfare is one of my favvorites among the newer shooters. great post man keep that good work up!

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  6. I can't wait for MW3. I love the series. I hope they just improve on 2 a little bit. I thought it only had a few flaws. I'm sure its going to be a good game though.

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  7. interesting post dude, keep it up

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  8. Ugh I think they are really going to mess up this one :/ It looks like mw2 and doesnt really have much improvement. Also they want to charge a premium for people that want to access the new stuff :/

    I really hope I am wrong though. Seems like a massive cash grab

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  9. Yeah, they've been all about money since CoD4 but now it's just ridiculous. And it's not Infinity Ward to blame, it's Activision. They are the scum of the video game world.

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  10. I heard they're adding some kind of subscription based service along side 3?

    Something elite?

    Anyone hear about that?

    Followed!

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  11. Covering this aswell.
    Though i won't be playing another sequal to this franchise..

    It's starting to be hollywood alike.

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  12. I think I'll be passing on this one

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  13. I agree, I think MW3 will sell more copies, but BF3 will be more fun online.

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  14. MW3 lost out big time on E3 to ME3 and BF3

    Just look at their attempt to boost sales by quickly giving 50% of at Steam

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  15. Eh. I'd probably borrow it from someone.

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  16. The game does look exactly like MW2. Im not going to be getting it.

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  17. Don't really like MW anyway..Followed.

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  18. Yea I'm probably gonna go for BF3 so hopefully that'll change it up a bit.

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  19. Lol well said you're totally correct. CoD is dying

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  20. I loved MW2 and probably will love MW3, but I do wish they'd change it up a little bit.

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  21. BH3 is superior to MW in terms of graphics and MW gets repetitive imo, but I might give both a shot!

    Good read.

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  22. @prof nikko saying the mw3 is a huge map pack

    Exactly! Those capitalists are just milking money from mindless COD fans through this thing MW3...

    I suggest getting an alternative FPS game.
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  23. They're beating a Dead horse with this franchise now. DO SOMETHING NEW.

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  24. It must be tough for developers to really come up with any new concepts with FPS games that are based on real-life technologies. They've just done everything already and I can't see anything new being offered.

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  25. I'm pretty tired of military shooters, but BF3 looks soooo pretty...

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  26. It's a bit graphics intensive. I might have to trade up my gaming rig.

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  27. Yep, BF3 is the game I'm looking for... I kinda get the feeling COD may have had it's day.

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