OXCGN’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review: Buyer’s Remorse


"Call of Duty is one of those series that has taken the gaming world by storm, and is undoubtedly one of the biggest, most recognizable names out there in gaming.

"Ever since the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007, the series has had a massive exponential growth with each iteration… from a business perspective.

"From a gamer and long-time fan’s perspective, though, there is absolutely zero growth.

"As someone who has been playing Call of Duty since the original title on PC in 2003, I feel it my duty to weigh in on Modern Warfare 3 the way it should be looked at: from the perspective of someone who has been there, done that more times than most."

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gaminoz2416d ago (Edited 2416d ago )

Ooo that's harsh. But I get the feeling too that it is like a movie where you really don't do that much, but are propelled forward through enclosed space with little choices, and just shooting.

Spec Ops does rule though

Proeliator2416d ago (Edited 2416d ago )

Brutal.. but honest nonetheless.

The amount of paid Activision reviews out there is laughable and sad.

Boody-Bandit2416d ago (Edited 2416d ago )

The more I play MW3 the more I am leaning towards 7 being overly generous. Personally I feel it falls between a 6 - 7. The game is unchanged other than a couple modes, perks and weapons. It literally is identical to the same engine we have been playing since last generation.

I think it runs average to pretty bad online. It's rare I am in a room where it runs great and the hit detection actually works. It's the same old, hear a bullet or 2, die, watch the kill cam to see the guy that killed you practically unloaded an entire clip in you. Where the hell is the sounds and animation to show that before I was killed? This has been going on for years in the COD series.

This game desperately needs a new engine and dedicated servers. I don't see myself even hitting level 1 prestige. I played it for an hour today, stopped and moved on to other games. A few of my friends played today and I didn't even bother joining them. This series is long in the tooth and I wish I would've rented it instead of buying it.

DonaldBeck2416d ago

a 7 is not bad

1. (unplayable), (comes with a free plastic case)
2. (wretched), there is nothing to justify a purchase, but it can still be played
3. (bad) , nothing at all is original, nothing is special, its still playable,and a little fun at times but it loaded with bad framerates/glitches/, and the story is uninteresting.
4.(alright) the game plays pretty solid, the main person you play as is very interesting, but the story is real bad, there are many bugs, and the online is terrible, but you should have atleast some type of fun..,its a renter.
5.(medicore) average story, average gameplay, decent online, a few bugs here and there
6.( good) there is not much of a story but the online is good and the graphics are pretty darn good, it has tons of replayability, but the game does have more than a few bugs/glitches ect...
7. (excellent) the story is unique, the online is really cool, the main guy is likeable, not much glitches, a real joy to play, and it innovates, just not much replayability.
8(outstanding) great gameplay) fantastic graphics, not much of a story, hardly and bugs/glitches, it innovates, it has unique properties, and the replay value is good.
9(great) amazing story, great gameplay, good graphics, very unique, great online, does not innovate, very very few glitches/bugs, great value, endless replayability.
10( uncharted) beautiful, incredible story, endless replayability, funny, hardly and bugs/glitches, amazing graphics, this game is one of the few that innovate so much its staggering, it pushes developers to make games like this, it should be played by all.

Proeliator2416d ago

That would be in a logical world.


1 - 7 = unplayable
8 = mediocre
9 = good
9.1 - 9.3 = very good
9.5- 9.6 = great
9.7 = fantastic
9.8 = excellent
9.9 = GOTY
10 = doesn't exist

Takoulya2416d ago

Nah, the 10 would be MGS4 ;)

DonaldBeck2416d ago

yeah today's standards are out of whack.

Redlogic2416d ago

I expected more reviewers to have this same point of view, that COD is getting/or is stale.

PandemicPrawn02416d ago

I'm a COD newbee, I have resisted for years.
But my brother insisted that I borrow his COD collection and give it a try.

I might be missing somthing but, do these games play themselves or am I just doing it wrong?

I'm just playing on normal difficulty nothing major, but it just seems like I'm not acctually having to do much.

Can I get some pointers from my fellow gamers?

bozebo2416d ago (Edited 2416d ago )

I think you are supposed to try the multiplayer ;)

Find yourself CoD 1, 2 and 4 for the single player and ignore the rest.

Proeliator2415d ago

Play the first title and its expansion, United Offensive, on PC. They're quite cheap and offer some of the best of the FPS genre (UO is often hailed as the best expansion pack of all time, and it set standards of what an expansion should be). You can also play the original on Xbox live, Call of Duty Classic.

As bozebo said, pick up 2 and 4 as well. And then stop. That's where the quality ended. The PC versions of all these games still have solid playerbases, unlike the console counterparts, which are sadly now 90% hackers.

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