Submitted by Proeliator 1476d ago | review

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." (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 7/10

gaminoz  +   1476d 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
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Proeliator  +   1476d ago
Brutal.. but honest nonetheless.

The amount of paid Activision reviews out there is laughable and sad.
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Boody-Bandit  +   1476d 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.
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DonaldBeck  +   1476d 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.
Proeliator  +   1476d 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
Takoulya  +   1476d ago
Nah, the 10 would be MGS4 ;)
gorebago  +   1476d ago
DonaldBeck  +   1476d ago
yeah today's standards are out of whack.
Redlogic  +   1476d ago
I expected more reviewers to have this same point of view, that COD is getting/or is stale.
PandemicPrawn0  +   1476d 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?
bozebo  +   1476d 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.
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Proeliator  +   1475d 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.
bozebo  +   1476d ago
"It’s not just a disappointment, but a turning point for the worse: gaming is devolving from a focus on entertainment; it’s now pure business. It always has been about making money, but Activision has taken this to the extreme with Modern Warfare 3."

TH3 GAM3  +   1476d ago
Finally a reviewer stop drinking Activision cool aid and call it how it is. If this was another game that did almost the same thing from the previous one. Reviewers would hammer the game but its okay for COD right?!
Yomaster  +   1475d ago
Amen!!! Funny you should say that, because I criticized a reviewer on another site for giving a B/A+ rating as he proceeded to point out all the major flaws within the game. A fellow reviewer from his site then proceeded to defend him in the N4G comments by beating around the bush and not addressing any of my points.

I then asked, "If this game were exactly the same, but WITHOUT the Call of Duty title, would it be so well-received?" The question, again, was avoided.

Gaming journalism nowadays is but a few reviewers of becoming a complete joke. It's already a goddamn circus.
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GilesCorey  +   1476d ago
This game doesn't even deserve a 7.
Yomaster  +   1475d ago
*Spits drink all over screen* A reviewer actually got some common sense! This is madness!

"It’s not just a disappointment, but a turning point for the worse: gaming is devolving from a focus on entertainment; it’s now pure business. It always has been about making money, but Activision has taken this to the extreme with Modern Warfare 3."

Nailed it right on the head.

"At the end of the day, if you like generic shooter trash with zero innovation and even less creativity, then Modern Warfare 3 is the game for you."

My point exactly. This review isn't brutal, it's honest. IMHO, this game deserves an average rating, 7/10, because that's EXACTLY what it is. It sounds average, looks average, and plays average. Extremely disappointing for a COD title, and probably the MOST disappointing COD title to date.
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venom06  +   1475d ago
GREAT REVIEW.. and more the truth than the butthurt fanboy "review" sites want to admit.... this is EXACTLY the score it should receive more of.... too bad those idiot review sites that are blinded by the hatred of any competition to this stale franchise, keep giving high scores, and fooling people to buy this game... only to get it, and realize it really IS a rehash with some new modes.. hell BF3 is releasing new modes as a DLC, and not a $60 game.. CoD suckers got bent over again by Big Bobby..
ssb3173  +   1466d ago
A good score for a good game, not the best of games but still a great one that kills off the hours

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