Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review (PS3)

skulldrey | 2305d ago | User review
Reviewing: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4 - Why so Successful?
From hardcore gamers, to casual gamers, Call of duty 4 pleases the entirety of every crowd. How you ask? That's simple, it involves one thing no other game has - Well implemented role-playing elements. I understand fully that other games may have these elements, but are they well implemented and surrounded by a game of great detail and action?

No.

I recently went out and bought Warhawk for the Playstation3 for the sole purpose of being able to play with my friends online at the same time, from the same console. But after a few hours of play, it became dull compared to Call of Duty, and we began taking turns again on Call of Duty. While you CAN edit the colors of your ship, and download many different expansion packs, it always ends thinking "Well that was fun, I just lost a few dollars."

In the terms of maps, Call of Duty still brings in a heavy hitter in that area. Having a large amount of maps already in use, they released a map pack that brought 4 more maps for use in online play. Too bad you can't use these maps when you aren't connected to the internet though. In any case, COD4 still stands out from the crowd here.

COD4's physics are mostly correct. Other than being extremely far away from someone and having a sniper bullet hit them .50 seconds later. Playing in hardcore mode gives you the most realistic experience in any game I have ever played though. Its counterpart, team deathmatch isn't very well-balanced, as juggernaut perk hurts the fun value, just like martyrdom hurts the fun value of hardcore.

One of the very few problems I have with Call of Duty, is the online community. Being unable to mute people while the game is counting down to start is really irritating and should be fixed. People like to play music through their microphones too much.

One other problem is the Single player campaign. It felt sort of thrown together and bland. Not to mention it was extremely short. It made you think Infinity Ward's one and only focus was multiplayer, and single player was there as an extra.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is almost perfect in every way multiplayer-wise. With the addition of an online co-op mode, I'm very confident it would further its lead in the FPS market. If you're on the edge about buying a good multiplayer game, and you don't already have Call of Duty 4, take my word for it, and go get it. Even if it's a 2007 game, it brings intensity and graphical prowess of a late 2008 game.
Ups
The well implemented role-playing elements of the game.{Amazing map selection.{Game type selection.
Downs
Online Community{Unbalanced Perks{Single Player Campaign
Score
10.0
Graphics Well-thought out and executed.
10.0
Sound Exceptional.
9.0
Gameplay Yet again, exceptional.
8.0
Fun factor Factoring in the lackluster single player campaign, I'm giving it an average of "Not bad."
10.0
Online Best online I've ever played.
9.0
Overall (out of 10 / not an average)
sonarus  +   2306d ago
Basically if you don't get addicted to leveling up its just another shooter. Which is exactly what i thought when i played it
skulldrey  +   2305d ago
Hehe
But that's the glory of it, they implemented it so well, that people would keep going at it. For instance-

Oh hey look, 3 more ranks and I get a new weapon.

See the chain reaction here?
CyberCam  +   2305d ago
Call of Duty 4 - Why so Successful?
Excellent write-up & assessment! I agree with everything you said including the Martydom & Juggernaut perks ruining the hardcore version of the game. The perks system never should have made it into the hardcore playlists. Also, another strike against it is the fact that no one can tell who the host of the game is in a public match?... and the host can't change any settings or maps in any public matches?.... and lastly, there's no ability to kick annoying players from the game when they are being disruptive!
skulldrey  +   2304d ago
Aye
Summed that up under online community, and thanks.
pansenbaer  +   2303d ago
The best way to tell who the host is, is to hit select when you first get into the game. Everybody except the host will have a red connection bar. The host will have 4 green bars.
pansenbaer  +   2303d ago
"Too bad you can't use these maps when you aren't connected to the internet though."

I wanted to comment on this part. If you are saying that they have no place in the single player campaign, than yes, you are correct. However, you don't have to be connected to the internet and play online to use these maps. They are available in split screen multiplayer for when your mates come over. Overall, great review!

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Average Score 9.4 Reviews(66)
Release Dates
Nintendo DS Release Dates
US 05 November 2007
JP 13 March 2008
AU 07 November 2007
EU 09 November 2007
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Wii Release Dates
US 10 November 2009
AU November 2009
EU November 2009
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