OXM's Matt explains why you should pick Modern Warfare 3 over the new Elder Scrolls next week. Hit the link for a rebuttal from fellow OXM writer Ed.
is this a joke article?
OXM's doing side-by-side pro-Skyrim and pro-MW3 pieces - the counter-argument is linked in the introduction.
Why should you stop telling me what to buy? not being a smarta$$.
Because if you buy MW3 in February it's gonna be a different game. Playing a juggarnaut multiplayer game on release is a much different and better experience then playing in February. There's less cheesing and more fairness(because everyone is new and mostly at the same level). On the other hand Skyrim is Skyrim pretty much when you play it on release date or three months from now.
Best comment in their website: ""To be fair, MW has magic. Like how you can knife someone 3 metres away. Also MW3 campaign at 8 hours you say? That sounds good. It also sounds like lies, hopefully not."" Also, I don't get the "Guns beat swords" subtitle. It makes no sense as they don't compete directly nor are there any swords in MW3 or guns in Skyrim.
Never said MW3 has any changes. Don't get me wrong I wanted MW3 to succumb to BF3 for competition sake but that didn't happen. Sadly MW is still king. And I'm mad about that. With MW3 you know what you're getting into. New maps, new perks, leveling up, bragging rights, complaining to friends whats going on in the game, kdr etc. It's entertaining for a month for me personally. As the game gets older it gets less fun once everybody gets accustomed to the game and then the maps get boring. Because then it turns into a race to get to point A to do x and then to point B to do x. And "x" is camp, spawn camp, tubing, cheesing on perks, killstreaks etc. The game turns from entertaining to being a chore. Skyrim can wait because I gotta beast and get 2:1 KDR in both BF3 and MW3. Actually Skyrim, Batman, and Uncharted 3 can wait.
John Madden- SO your saying you cant get high amounts of kills unless it barely released and noone knows the maps? Wow thats sad.
I have been waiting for Skyrim with the anticipation of a little kid on Christmas Eve. I would've bought Uncharted 3 before MW3, but held off because I know that once Skyrim comes out, all other gaming for me stops for a while.
cause everybody else will be playing MW3? IDK...buy what you wanna buy.
if anything thats the one reason why i wouldnt be playing MW3
I'm buying mw3 and skyrim but I'm buying MW3 first because, well it comes out first.
Cause your mom dropped you on your head while giving birth in a public bathroom?
It says that it's a cryme to release such a great games in 3 days from eachother. And a poll where 70% will buy Skyrim insted of MW3. :) Bull..t
Skyrim is my most anticipated game release EVER. And I love FPS, racing, platformers, etc. But this game...
@digitalkid idk why i cant reply to ur comment but i think its 99% that will buy skyrim. only 8yr olds who have horrible taste in games will buy mw3
LMAO!! Now that's a funny joke!!
^^^^ Looks like an 8 Year Old just turned up...
Damn 8 year olds showing up...flush them out with a flashbang or something...
Wow, the Skyrim fanboys are in full force today! The stereotypes you guys are throwing oout are hilarious. I'm glad you all need to make yourself feel better by degrading and slurring people that play SHOOTERS over RPG's. They are 2 totally different genres. How ignorant can you be? I can't wait for Skyrim, it looks incredible compared to Oblivion and I love the Fantasy/Setting of the game. But a game like Skyrim/Oblivion/Fallout is not for everyone and the game will probably get outseld 5:1 by MW3. I'm glad you guys are all "too good" to play MW3. I feel sad that you stopped being gamers and became immature, opinionated, critics. COD is FUN, and it outsells every game you like added together. SO either have fun with it, deal with how well it sells, or shut up. Because no one cares that you don't like Call of Duty.
That made me LOL its so true... SKYRIM, now plz!
@Jeseth "COD is FUN" for ages 12 and under. Play a real FPS like BF3 where you actually have to use skill. COD's sales only prove that people like you don't like a challenge.
I think the writer who suggest getting MW3 over Skyrim is trolling us. at least on the MW3 vs Skyrim poll on their website 65% of people chose skyrim and 23% chose both.all hope is not lost yet. Though the reasons he gave were crap: he said a flaw is skyrim is, "No guns". also said get MW3 cuz people will play it all the way into 2013..yeah thats a real reason to get mw3 over skyrim/ssss!
Lol my thoughts exactly.
Not that there isn't tons of replayability in any Bethesda game but I think the point he is making in the Replay value of a game like COD. People play the MP for days of time! That is a lot of replayability for $60. I'm guessing that is the point they were trying to make.
So in the writers mind, If Skyrim had guns and MW3 had magic, they'd practically be perfect games? Interesting, Skyrim = release day. MW3 = It'll end up in my house some how, no matter how hard i try to avoid it.
getting both I like the MW series :X..be a Gamer not a hater?
well this shows theres more haters then gamers LOL
People hate on what is popular. Its not cool to play what is popular. They all have to be the cool kids playing the unpopular games before they become popular. They are probably the same way with movies and music.
why should the author of this article mind his own business on what we buy?
MW3 is going to be buggy and annoying for months at the least. If you can only afford one game right now, I'd say pick a different one than CoD, and wait until later.
>Implying I dont have both pre-ordered Got them both for 360 on pre-order, £60 delivered from Asda, used a voucher code to get around £7.50 off each game :)
ROFL I agree. brb buying mw3 getting 8 hours out of it before becoming the repetitive piece of sh*t game that its known for. brb getting Skyrim, over 300 hours of replayability.
Not for nothing but Oblivion/Fallout/Skyrim are also extremely repetitive. Sidequests, looting, searching...the same dungeons, villages, and landscaped over an over. For the first 20 hours it is all relatively new but even games like Skyrim get repetitive. It's like COD/BF/Halo's MP. More or less of the same thing over and over. Why is everyone getting so snobbish about COD these days? If games change to much, devs are ruining it...not enough, then the are adding new skins on an old product. COD changes every year, new game modes, weapons, challenges, etc. I have seen no drastic change in any franchise this gen. They are all gradual successors of their previous installment. Halo, Gears, Uncharted, COD, Battlefield (BC/BC2/BF3), Resistance, Killzone, etc.
no, it's a misleading headline to beg for hits.
I'd rather drink a gallon of gasoline and swallow a match than touch Call of Duty. Awful, awful games. I suppose the mechanics are competently executed, but goddamn, everything else is just godawful.
actually modern warfare 3 will be getting worse as time goes by cause more noobs will be online which is their fanbase. while skyrim in time will be heavily modded like oblivion but with better everything than oblivion when fully modded which makes an elder scrolls games GOTY worthy, and this why u should choose skyrim, not mw3.
Nice joke article....
I didn't read because the title is a fail. Call of duties titties are starting to get dry.
says who? not sales, and no matter how much you bring up to try and trash call of duty you never truly have anything to discredit why sales happen so much for call of duty games and why so many people play them, and you spelled TITLES wrong idiot
Same could be said about Justin Beiber. Do you support Beiber simply because he sells well? I don't think so. Your logic is flawed, especially in the face on an opinion. Shooters in general are far too abundant since there's no real variety between them. If you eat your favorite meal every day for the rest of your life you will grow weary of it, I promise you.
^ Your Logic is Flawed as well My favorite meal is Bacon, and it's impossible to grow tired of bacon.
@kenny um he meant to say titties but hes the idiot though right?
@Kenny Uh-oh... backfired? lol
@kennyboy Just because COD gets the most sales doesn't mean its a good game, it just means its popular. COD is the "it" game like Guitar Hero was but we all know what happened to GH and i grantee you the same will happen to COD if Activsion doesn't stop milking it.
@ Rainbow-Dash: Your presence here has made this thread 20% cooler, though I must agree with Lord_Sloth, This Kennyboy has committed Ad Populum, or the bandwagon fallacy... we should by modern warfare 3 because everybody else is buying it?? My little stooge, let me introduce you to my friend the lemming... Ooo look! There goes a whole bunch of them running off towards that cliff! You better go follow them, all the other lemmings are doing it! However i do disagree with Lord_Sloth on one point... that's about Justin Beiber.... you said "he"... i think you meant "She"...
People hate on JB because he simply gets more girls than them and gets more money. And I'm a guy. I dont listen to his music, I dont like him, but I dont hate him either. Other than that I agree with Lord_Sloth, Sales does NOT equal quality. I'm sure you've heard of Quality over Quantity.
..Getting dry for us lot because we've been playing since CoD4, but not for the people who are new to the franchise. IMO the franchise will continue to sell well unless they make a major change to the gameplay, which they wouldn't if they had any sense lol. I'll probably be getting both, but I'll wait a few weeks before I buy MW3 to see what everyone else thinks :P
i know right cod fanboys are so hilarious because of how stupid and gullible they are.
LOL is this a serious article?
Hell no. I'm definitely getting Skyrim instead of MW3.
instead of mw3? its like your only getting a choice between the two. if so, fine but you cant compare skyrim with mw3, thats like comparing halo with gta. nothing alike. buy whatever you want to buy, cant tell people what to buy.
theyre not comparing it noob, they just stating they are getting one game over another.
If GTA and Halo are coming out around about the same time, I'd probably choose GTA and get Halo a month or so after. With the recession not everyone wants to splash out £80/$120 on two games only.
Why would I buy the same game a third time? Psh' give me Skyrim.
id rather get lost in skyrim for months. there are too many annoying shitasses in mw3, and im way over do for some serious gaming ME time. been a while and im super pumped for that
I can enjoy Skyrim for a long time to come with it's adventures and storytelling or get frustrated in CoD in less than a week with the racial 11 year olds that do nothing other than play the same game Activision remakes every year........I think my choice is made. Skyrim for the win.
The mute button is a wonderful creation. They are needed in ALL FPS games. Its really hard to compare an FPS to an Open World RPG...no one is right and no one is wrong in this "argument".
agree. as well this article is quite full of pants. But there is one point that I would like to bring out that, in my opinion, warrants teh modernz over the dragoonz. That is the very high likeability of Skyrim: GOTY edition coming out with all the DLC for 39.99 late next year. Happened with Fallout. Happened with New Vegas, etc etc.
stupidest thing I've read all day... and that was just the title of the article... I didn't even bother reading the actual article... Skyrim over MW3 anyday... if they released the same day.... Skyrim all the way.. MW3 can stay with the kids that are too afraid to go into real war.
I find it funny how his only reason was that everyone will be playing MW3.
If you plan on playing MW3, it may make sense to get it first for the online, and wait for Skyrim patches to get the best single-player experience right away. I'm not sure which one is going to drop in price first.
I bought every Bethesda game for about $3 on average from Steam and Activision still sells older COD titles (4 on up) for $19.99 or more.
Black Ops just released for download on the PS Store, and Activision saw fit to STILL charge $60. So I think that answers that question.
Activision wants more money, is that your point? If you want proof that they're just wanting to take your money, try this... MW3 Elite - $50.... almost the price of another game... I asked a gamestop employee what it was, he says to me "It's an online service that keeps track of all your kills, deaths, ratios, metals and all that other cool stuff!" My reply, "Why should i pay $50 for an online service that bungie.net has provided for halo players for FREE since halo 2?" Guy was speechless...
Just because of the Title, I'm not gonna bother reading it. Two completely separate games. Stupid comparison if you ask me... Who the hell approved crap like this? Oh...yeah O_o
If you'd bothered to read further than the title, you'd know that he's not actually comparing them.
cosmit = retard
Don't give a rats ass about Modern Warfare 3..! and I don't get the appeal for FPS , it just seems like they're all the same. Skyrim? cant wait to get it!!!!
MW3 is an apple Skyrim is an orange This article really is pointless.