Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Last Good Fish? MW3 Review


          Call of Duty's Modern Warfare trilogy finished off with a bang just like Michael Bay's third Transformers. Wait weren't there transformers in MW3? No those were just Osprey VTOLs and normal AC-130s, right? Well anyway MW3 really shows up the competition with some unrealistic action, that's still fun, but a little short. This is the ninth installment of Call of Duty and has this series gotten washed up after so many games? Not so much there, MW3's writing and story keeps the gamer in interest for the full 6 hours, which is long for a movie, but short for a video game. The story picks up right after MW2, so be prepared to remember what happened last year (or 2 years ago). As I said the campaign is relatively short, but it is a very fun end to the MW trilogy. Like the other MW games, MW3 takes the player to many countries and into many bodies (lets be serious). The writing and dialogue go just as deep as Gears of War, it's a little corny and has a good bunch of army lingo and phrases. It may be a surprise or not, that there is a famous actor in this game, Timothy Olyphant who plays the Delta Force character, Grinch. I don't want to give to much of the story away, but it is like playing in the Transporter movie, more like the third one. It has a bunch of fun and dumb action with a post-it note of "The End" of the MW series. Moving on the gameplay, well has not changed at all, in fact Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games took out the diving feature, but you can still do a makeshift dive (run, jump, then hold to prone). Also at the end of the game it pulls a, "Lets a play some quick time action!", on the player. It least it is not as bad a COD3, buhh!!, but trust me I have played it, for the Wii. Shut Up! The gameplay really is like Halo, no change is good. The Spec Ops on the other hand is fun and challenging twist even with a buddy. Survival is well like Horde, but with two people yeah that's right, it's up to TWO players. Uhhh.... Now on to Multiplayer. It is sooo addicting for about a few days, but it is very balanced except for the spawning (which will get fixed) and the DAMN TYPE 95!!! But every COD has a nub gun for noobs, so just work past that or just use it and it will be fun. So multiplayer is a tad bit 'Black Ops boring', as I call it, but it still very fun and so much less aggravating than Black Ops and definitely less than MW2. The gameplay is good in all, but how does this game look. Well the IW 5 graphics engine was used for MW3, I must say that it is a great improvement from MW2 and BO. I will give credit to Treyarch for optimizing the IW3 engine from COD4 for Black Ops. Anyway it looks better than MW2, but with some familiarity and it runs on its crystal clear 60 FPS. Oh yeah!! The Graphics are great and the art is well, pretty good, not amazing, but very good. This is a must buy for the hardcore COD gamer and a rent for softcore. I'd say that this game earns 5 rationed eggs out of 6. Is this COD game the last good oily fish? Only the next November will tell...

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