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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare is back. On November 8th, the best-selling first person action series of all-time returns with the epic sequel to the multiple Game of the Year award winner Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is First-person Shooter rooted in a fictional, but ultra realistic near-future conflict of mostly American forces with those of the Russian Federation around the globe. The third installment in the Modern Warfare branch of the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfar

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  1. Strkeout
    49 of 60 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Disappointed, November 9, 2011
    By 
    Strkeout (NY) –

    = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game)

    Let me just start by saying this is only a review of the online play after a few hours logged in. I will come back and update more as I log more hours online.

    Up front, was very disappointed in the presentation of the game. Graphics I thought came up very short. I actually think they took a step back in the before/between game presentation. Everything is very cold and nothing jumps out at you. I expected to be impressed before even getting into the game but I wasn’t but then again it’s not the gameplay so I can get passed that. The emblems and banners were different but looked cheesy compared to Black Ops. The maps were pretty cool but once again the graphics didn’t impress. The cars looked cartoonish to me. But this may not be important to you as is it to me.

    What is up with the voices of the players in multiplayer? Everyone sounds very tinny and I know it’s not my headset because I have not experienced this in Black Ops or Battlefield. It’s almost like they sacrificed voice quality for improved bandwidth for gameplay. I asked others I was playing with if they were experiencing the same thing and they said they were.

    The online gameplay was laggy. I am going to give this a pass and attribute it to the first day of online play and likely a high traffic experience. It was really tough to play. For example, while playing Headquarters, I shot someone 5 times with a shotgun at close range only to have them kill me. Watching the replay from their vantage point right after, It showed me only getting off 2 shots cleanly while dying as a third shot was being fired. A 2 shot lag was a bit much. And don’t say it’s my connection as I have a high dedicated bandwidth connection. I will give this a pass for now since it was day 1.

    One thing I did like a lot about Black Ops was that you could buy attachments and equipment early on which sort of evened the playing field a bit as opposed to having to rank up and earn the right to these things. Well it’s back to the latter again.

    Some of the new killstreaks are pretty cool. I especially like the attack drone (I think that’s what it’s called) which could be great for Headquarters games. But why do we have to unlock these for each different class we setup?? UGH!

    Game invites took a step back as well. Remember in Black Ops how you could go to your friends list and just hit “select” to invite them? Well, no more! Not sure why they didn’t adapt this into this release.

    I used to be an Infinity Ward fan and always thought they put out a better product than Treyarch. I think the tables have turned. I am not alone on this either. Everyone I played with last night that was mic’d up agreed with me that Black Ops is a better online experience except for one person that liked this game better.

    Who knows. I might feel differently the more I play it but as of right now, I may spend more time playing Battlefield 3 and Black Ops than MW3.

    **Update**

    I’ve given it another week and I have not changed my opinion of the game. I am not sure if I am the only one experiencing this issue but this game lags terribly. I did not have, and still do not have these issues on any other FPS game including all of the previous CoD releases or the Battlefield games. On almost every match, I am seeing the game freeze for a split second then jump forward. It doesn’t happen in the beginning of games, only when the action picks up so I am left to believe that the game is coded in such a way that it’s being overloaded with data at the host. I also believe this to be the case because in one game I was in, my game aborted and I got an “out of memory” error on my screen. What is that?? Never seen that happen before on any other game. I’ve seen less of this on the smaller tactical games where the number of players are kept to 6-8.

    I still have not got into the campaign but think I will spend most of my time there since I cannot tolerate the multiplayer any longer. I did however play the Survivor mode and really liked that a lot. It actually might be the best part of this game.

    I still stand by my rating.

    **Update**

    Ok so I played the game off and on for about a month and I got to be honest, my feelings have not changed. The lag issue is not as bad as it was the first week the game was out but there is still noticeable lag. Let’s face it….when playing online there has to be some aspect of lag and I completely accept that but I don’t know why it’s so much worse in this game than it was in other CoD releases. For me, it seems for the most part, the online games start ok with the lag not being that bad in the opening seconds, but as each match progresses it starts to become more noticeable. I am not sure if this is a memory issue or not but it seems the more action that is taking place, the more I notice the lag issue. I have not been back online in a few weeks, which…

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  2. Mope
    16 of 19 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Sub par, November 14, 2011
    By 
    Mope

    = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This review is from: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game)

    I have owned all the call of duty titles, and I feel that this one fell way short. The single player is entertaining as usual, but the multiplayer, which is why most people get the game is a step in the wrong direction. The multiplayer maps are very unimaginative, just a bunch of buildings with little creativity compared to other COD titles. Weapons are basically the same but with more options. The gameplay is the worst yet. I have a 35MBPs connection with a 35ms ping to the closest major city yet each game I play is laggy as heck and many games I get booted due to server connectivity. You would think that they would have servers all over to accomidate all the users across the US! I still think due to poor online gameplay and lack of map creativity this is near the bottom of COD titles.

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  3. J. Yang "asdf"
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s OK, November 9, 2011
    By 
    J. Yang “asdf” (Fullerton, CA USA) –
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    = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game)

    Ignoring the story line, you’d swear you put in MW2 by mistake. It’s basically the same game with some adjustments. If you LOVED LOVED LOVED MW2, you’ll wonder why you had to buy this one because it’s the same as the last one– that’s how I felt at least. Don’t get me wrong, I like it. I just can’t figure out why, given that I loved MW2, this game feels so bland. I’d recommend waiting for the price to come down before purchasing. Do purchase. I’m just saying wait a bit as you aren’t missing much.

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