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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review

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Graphics:

 

8.7

Gameplay:

 

8.6

Sound:

 

9.3

Control:

 

9.0

Replay Value:

 

9.1

Online Gameplay:

 

9.5

Overall Rating:       9.0

 

 

Publisher:

Activision

Developer:

Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer, Raven

Number Of Players:

1-16

Genre:

FPS

Let me see…how best to introduce the biggest video game since sliced bread? I’m going strictly by the numbers here, so don’t jump down my throat, veteran hardcore gamers. Um…I really can’t come up with a fantastic introduction; all of you know the franchise’s back story, and everybody knows how Call of Duty plays. It’s a first-person shooter. It has a story to play through and multiplayer. That’s the simplified version, of course; now, onto the elaboration, which I know is essential.

While it’s certainly true that CoD desperately needs a new engine, it’s amazing how much mileage the Activision studios have gotten out of it. Despite some of the same old set pieces, what feel suspiciously like reused environments, and some less-than-impressive textures, Modern Warfare 3 still manages to immerse you in a fast-paced warzone that assaults the senses at every turn. Loaded with hectic action from top to bottom, the graphical presentation keeps up with the relentless style, as 60 frames per second is a definite bonus and every explosion makes your head pound.

Which brings us to the audio; the Modern Warfare series has always had fantastic sound, which is why the original title earned our Best Sound award back in 2007. The gunshots, cries on the battlefield, and ambient effects are the highlight of this experience, especially in regards to the campaign. The soundtrack hits you right between the eyes as well, and the entire chaotic virtual world that you inhabit continues to reverberate. I don’t think the voice performances are anything special but man, those effects…

Okay, the campaign— yes, it’s only about 5-6 hours long, but that shouldn’t come as any surprise, especially after MW2 came in at about 4-5. It’s true that last year’s Black Ops fell into the 7-hour range and World at War was even longer, but those were Treyarch productions. When it comes to Infinity Ward, the goals are clear: fast, furious, and in-your face for five or six tumultuous hours of entertainment. Then, because that’s merely a warm-up, it’s on to the most important element: multiplayer.

As some of you already know, the campaign in MW3 is a direct sequel to its predecessor. Soap and Price are back again, but they’re a little banged up and Makarov hasn’t been stopped. You’ll once again attempt to track him down in this epic military hunt that crosses multiple countries, which means you’ll be enjoying quite a few distinct vistas and locales. You’ll be brawling everywhere from New York to Paris and although some may rain on CoD’s parade, the gameplay diversity really keeps things satisfying and refreshing.

It’s not just about running and gunning. The pace never seems to slacken (at least, not for very long), as you’ll be calling in air support, bouncing along in vehicles as explosions rip the landscape to shreds all around you, and engaging in pitched battles in cramped spots that will put your pulse through the damn roof. The story still seems a little…off, I guess, and there’s a whole lot more flash than substance, but the widespread appeal of that well-implemented flash is undeniable.

The biggest problem with the campaign remains its bizarre gameplay glitches that include infinitely spawning foes, and erratic AI that can be appropriately intelligent one second and completely brain-dead the next. Still, I don’t think the AI is any worse than in Battlefield 3; if anything, it’s more dynamic and in some ways, even more challenging. I still think more can be done to add emotional weight to the storyline but hey, I know they require mainstream appeal for ultimate success.

The good news is that if you’re left wanting more after the campaign and you’re not quite ready for multiplayer, you can tackle most of the Spec Ops missions solo. Spec Ops debuted in MW2 and was a great success; it has returned for MW3 and adds flavor and variety to a pretty straightforward albeit rewarding campaign. Not every Spec Ops mission is as frenetic as the single-player action, and we get different types of teamwork options, which is another plus.

Then there’s the multiplayer. If you’re one of the uninitiated, playing for about an hour will initiate you; the pace is ridiculous and with 16 new maps, there’s lots to see and learn. The leveling system works well, there’s a boatload of rewards and in general, the adrenaline rush never stops and you’re always striving to reach the next goal. As you might expect, leveling up unlocks new weapons and perks (for both you and your weapons), so you can customize your play style. You really aren’t forced into any mold.

Perhaps the two biggest upgrades involve the Strike Packages and a couple new modes. The more kills you get, the more skills you unlock in Strike Packages, but IW goes beyond that; here’s where even more customization comes into play: Let’s say you’re not as focused on your KDR (Kill-to-Death ratio, n00b). Maybe you aren’t an offensive dynamo. Well, use the Support Strike, where your kills will remain even if you die. Some may call it cheap, but how else can the new players gain a foothold? It makes them feel better about themselves.

But beyond the sappy crap, you still have to deal with the rampant immaturity that almost seems exclusive to CoD these days. I know you find it everywhere, but with MW3, it’s like every 9-year-old and wife-beating racist on earth has the game. You just have to take solace in the scope and breadth of the multiplayer, which outstrips any other shooter available. Yes, I’d say that even includes Battlefield 3, although I maintain that I love the vehicle element in DICE’s production.

Kill Confirmed quickly turned into one of my favorite modes, just because it really does require a more strategic, team-oriented approach. Honestly, I get a little tired of the all-for-one approach in CoD’s multiplayer, but with Kill Confirmed, you had best work together for the best results. When someone dies, they drop a dog tag but in order to get points, a member of the opposing team has to snag that tag. If an ally picks up his buddy’s tag before the enemy gets to it, that’s like a big ol’ block. De-nied. …not sure why I find that so amusing.

The bottom line is that despite my aversion to multiplayer, it isn’t difficult to see why such a game is so massively popular. Sure, it has a lot to do with marketing and the masses flocking to anything that’s familiar, but people keep playing these games throughout the year for a reason. Infinity Ward obviously put a ton of effort into the multiplayer, as the depth, addictiveness, full-on customization, and a little nod towards teamwork makes MW3 a beast in the world of online gaming.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is familiar but hardly boring. The control remains top-notch, the audio is excellent, the developers should be commended for squeezing every last drop out of that engine, and the entertainment level remains high throughout. The campaign is too short (no surprise there), the AI is too erratic (and weird things can still happen when playing), and the story is a little uninspired. But when it comes to over-the-top thrills and plenty of “oh good goddamn” moments, the campaign brings the heat.

Spec Ops adds some variety, too, and in the end, it all comes back to the multiplayer, which is stellar. No two ways about it. So love it, hate it, feel indifferent, whatever…MW3 does what’s expected of it and always tries to jack our heart rates. Take it for what it is.

The Good: Great sound. Relentless, satisfying campaign. Control is usually spot-on. Various, well-designed environments. Spec Ops is a definite boon. Multiplayer is highly customizable, more accessible, and slightly more varied…it’s also awesome.

The Bad: Campign is too short. Engine needs an upgrade. Too much of a “been there, done that” feeling overall.

The Ugly: “These guys aren’t gonna stop coming, are they? …nope. Great.”

11/8/2011 Ben Dutka

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Comments (148 posts)

FatherSun
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 8:55:39 PM
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MW2.5 it seems. But then again it is what I expected. Don't hate the players hate the game! Or in this case.. Is it the opposite? Never can tell with COD. Every match can be different.

9 is a great score. I will be trying the campaign in a few moments myself.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:52:07 PM

In terms of the MP sure it might seem like 2.5, but the single player is a sequel to 2, which in turn makes it 3. ;)

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FatherSun
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:35:57 AM

Fair enough. MW2.75.

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TheManOfAction
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 8:20:09 AM

Haha

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:46:11 AM

That works!

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 9:37:47 PM
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Finally, been waiting on this review.

Was expecting a score from 8.5 - 9.0, guess I was right.

Looks like a great review, will read now.

Edit: Great review Ben. Thank you.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:08:13 PM

It seems you have a hater for the sake of hating. What did you say wrong? lol.. Its all good.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:10:02 PM

I have no idea lol, but truth be told, I couldn't care less. It's very hard to offend/upset me over the Internet.

They can hate on me or keep thumbing me down, it won't affect me whatsoever.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:22:50 PM

The internet is a fickle place. Some who hide behind the screen seem to have an inaccurate sense of power and even reality. If one were to care.. it would drive one mad.

This also applies to the COD masses. Sometimes it can become a cesspool. But damn is the game addictive.

By the way. Nas used to chill in my area before he blew up. Chilling with Wu-Tang types and such. Foxy Brown too! Ahh the good old days...

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:31:18 PM

Exactly. It's just some nerd talking s*** over the Internet that would be scared if confronted about it in real life. Cowards feel strong behind a computer monitor.

Wow, he really used to chill in your area? That's wicked. Ever met him?

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:10:22 PM

Yep, of all the reviews I've read about this game, Ben's is certainly the best. He really knows how to cover all aspects really well.

Helped me make a decision about whether it was worth buying. Since I don't have a CoD on my 360 yet, guess what I picked up on 360 today!!

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 3:57:01 AM

LOL! Thumbed down for getting it on 360? Or for getting it at all?

I like the split screen multiplayer, very few shooters have 4 player split screen these days. Not a big fan of online versus though, I prefer co-op, working together for the greater good.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:19:10 AM

Im up.. Im up.. Lol..

@Nas, I met him once. On Staten Island aka SHAOLIN! He was collaborating with some Wu-Tang members. Before they recorded Cuban Linx. Before the fame. Him and Foxy were in talks with RZA at the time. Supposedly.

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JDC80
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 9:38:34 PM
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Xplay gave MW3 a 5/5 yet they gave "Uncharted 3" 4/5 because "Uncharted 3" was too much like "Uncharted 2". Don't get me wrong at some point I will play MW3 and enjoy it but how can anyone look at those reviews and not shake your head at the folks over on Xplay?

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556pineapple
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 9:40:37 PM

Sad. Just... sad.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 9:47:37 PM

Agreed, even though I am a CoD fan I can still admit MW3 is very, very similar to its' successor, even more than Uncharted 3.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 9:49:42 PM

X who? They still run that dumb show? I had forgotten the name "Morgan Webb" until you mentioned X-Play. The original gamer girl of the 21st century.

I guess they didn't want to start a riot with the 9 year-olds and wife-beating racists who worship the CoD:MW series.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:10:45 PM

SO predictable xplay is.. XPlay is Played out!

Was the review done by the same person. If so.. he needs to be called out on those contradictions.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:12:58 PM

Yeah, I was so disappointed with X-Plays review of Uncharted. They knocked off a whole star because Uncharted 3 wasn't as mind-blowing as Uncharted 2, basically for doing the same thing again and not surprising Adam with a huge jump in quality.

Like I said in an Uncharted 3 article, X-Play have completely lost the little bit of respect I had for them. Now they're clearly in it for the CoD gaming audience.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:32:30 PM

Hahaha! Ha! Oh... Oh, wait, you're serious?

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Doppel
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:59:37 PM

Wait, people watch G4?

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Jed
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:47:59 AM

Man, G4 is such crap. I was really pissed when they replaced Tech TV with all the high school crap they are now.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 3:59:29 AM

We had Tech TV on Foxtel in Australia. Such a sad day when that channel went the way of the dodo.

We don't get G4, but Attack of the Show and X-Play screen on Fuel TV, an extreme sports and surfing channel, with a healthy mix of lingerie football and bikini beach late at night. ;)

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Darwin1967
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:42:53 AM

Xplay....basically a subsidiary of Xbox. I ponder their reviews for about 2 seconds until I remember whose back pocket they are in.

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PasteNuggs
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 9:52:11 PM
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I played MW3 for an hour tonight an am honestly considering skipping the Treyarch efforts and just staying with IW.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:02:23 PM

I've already made that decision.

I'm a big fan of all 3 Modern Warfare installments. As for World at War and Black Ops...not so much. I highly doubt I'll be buying another Treyarch CoD game again.

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PasteNuggs
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:10:51 PM

I liked Black Ops. I think they did some things right. Like having your character talk and trying to make the campaign a little longer but they just can't seem to get that wow factor IW can.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:12:57 PM

Treyarch is the Bizarro world COD developer.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:13:39 PM

Agreed. They do some spectacular things (like removing quickscoping) but the "wow factor" and the gameplay (plus their choices for era and art style) just doesn't appeal to me as much.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:38:44 PM

MW has better controls, but no zombies.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:54:24 PM

W@W was excellent. I really liked that game but treyarch tried way to hard to duplicate IW's mp. Ultimately they failed with Black Ops. I enjoyed the campaign but never got into the mp. Shame! I stood up for treyarch at one point.

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PasteNuggs
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:06:49 PM

@Nas The era of Black Ops really appealed to me. I waited a long time for a good Vietnam-ish game.

@World After having to watch COD zombies for the last year I hate it. It's so repetitive and boring.

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johnld
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:31:36 PM

heres how i see it. i like treyarchs story telling but i like modern warfare because its, well.. modern. never was into ww2 type of shooters. however, infinity ward just sucks as supporting the online portion of their game. took them forever to patch MW2. it seems like theres a point in their cycle that they say screw it and start working on a new game, but for them it seems way too early when they decide to do that.

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Jed
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:51:54 AM

@World,

Actually, there is a zombie mode in MW4.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:41:15 AM

I already have one person on my friends list who isn't digging MW3, he doesn't think it's a bad game but he isn't liking it yet, I don't know maybe he needs a bit more time to see if he likes it.

He's one of those competitive players from Black Ops and MW2, always doing MLG Variant maps and rules, and in Black Ops comp playlists and doing scrims with MLG Pro players, he's definitely good if he can hang with them in game.

But with that aside I liked Black Ops more than MW2, because of the constant tubes and people abusing every exploitable thing possible in MW2, Black Ops seemed more balanced I didn't need to worry about the crap that happened in MW2, MW2 isn't a bad game at all don't get me wrong, it's the players who abused everything that ruined the game for me, I did enjoy MW2 though before people started doing that.

I'm getting MW3 on Friday, how do you guys like it so far? Any problems that arose, anything seem off?

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FatherSun
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:19:16 PM
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Ben, I must apologize in my failure to Thank You for the review in my post above. Thank You! I appreciate how you can be so subjective even when reviewing a genre that is not at the top of your list. Especially with a game with such divisive force as COD. That is what separates the professionals from the pack. And why I always support this site.

P.S. Shirts.

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Yukian
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:33:30 PM

I think you meant objective... right? lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:10:53 AM

Thanks, but I don't know why people keep thinking I hate FPSs. I've always liked them. I just don't think they're God's gift to gaming. ;)

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:27:31 AM

Ben, the problem is that you like both jrpgs *and* fps. It creates confusion. You are not supposed to do that. :D


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FatherSun
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:32:53 AM

Ben, you have never given me the impression that you hate FPSs, but I know that RPGs are where your heart is.

And yes... I meant OBJECTIVE Yukian. Thanks. I usually screen and edit but I was half sleep.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:31:23 PM
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I saw a fan review today that went something like this "This is the best map expansion pack for Modern Warfare 2 yet, but the price is a bit high as these usually go for 15$. It has one serious flaw though, my stats didn't carry over."

I also saw the cut and paste building from MW1. So sad.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:55:59 PM

Well sure the mp may be the same. I'm excited to see the trilogy unfold. Lots of reviewers ar saying this is the best in the moder warfare series as far as the campaign goes.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:12:01 AM

Sorry, but that's retarded. They changed a LOT, and I don't remember seeing a map pack with 16 new maps, several new modes, an entire set of Spec Ops missions, and an overhaul concerning Killstreaks and Strike Packages.

Don't listen to haters. They're easy to spot.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 1:53:32 AM

After jumping into the mp for a few moments tonight, the game is completely overhauled. It's not a map pack by any means. Gameplay remains very similar, I think I feel some weight.

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Nas Is Like
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:59:24 AM

Amen, Ben. A lot of people don't get it though, but you nailed it spot on.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:22:33 AM

It was satire though, in which case I appreciated the comedy.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:41:11 PM

I appreciated the comedy, as well, World.

On the other hand, I'm liking the review, here Ben. It seems the transition from MW2 to MW3 is much better than the jump from MW1 to MW2.

Obviously, with new life things going on, I haven't had a chance to play yet, but I will. I haven't been able to finish Uncharted 3 yet either. That comes first... whenever it comes. lol. Not complaining. I'm having a ton of fun, right now. It just has nothing to do with video games.

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ImTheMan
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 11:17:25 PM

Yeah World you sure that wasn't YOUR review??? haha

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:44:01 PM
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Great review Ben!! MW3 is addicting and the maps are many and are fun. I had many good moments and went to bed around 2:30am last night.

The best part of CoD is its controls and fluid gameplay. There is no chop chop in this game.

Also, the support strike packages are welcome addition. They allow you to keep your kill streak alive even if you die. The assault strike package acts like the kill streaks from past CoD games which resets your kill streak when you die. I am not the best player by any means and will have a poor kill/death ratio. So this support strike package allows me to enjoy the kill streaks. So far I have spawned a UAV, SAM Turret and Machine Gun Turret. The SAM Turret is cool because there are always kill streak planes flying over head. It's sweet to see missiles from your SAM Turret streak towards a Stealth Bomber!

My biggest disappointment is the knifing. This has gone unchanged and is still the fast air slash it was in the past. It would have been great to see a KZ3 or BF3 animated stabbing death. Other than that I don't have anything to complain about.

There are 16 maps which I find very generous. They are from many different locals. One thing I really love about CoD is that when you are killed it's so easy to get back in the action. It is unending and exhilirating.

IW and Sledgehammer did a great job. I will be enjoying this one all year. Hopefully Treyarch can come back with a better effort than Black Ops. Zombies is amazing, but they need to do better on the CoD MP component.

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Wraith
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:51:05 PM
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Great review. I'm surprised that the campaign turned out as good as it did, although a bit short.

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dkmrules
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:58:06 PM
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I know it's sacrilege, but I am seriously considering trading in bf3 for this

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Jawknee
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:02:18 PM

EEEEEEK!

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 1:55:46 AM

As of right now what I've experienced, it's probably worth it. MW3 is very very good and there's enough changes in the mp to not necessarily make it feel fresh but give you a new outlook on it. They did a good job.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:45:04 AM

I would honestly keep BF3, and try to get MW3 as well so this way you have both, if you get bored of one game you can easily switch to a different game.

That's what I'm going to do, I'm getting MW3, then get BF3 for xmas.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:40:40 AM

I second that, Clam.
Initially I got a bit disappointed by BF3, but now that we've played it some more things are starting to brighten up. The feeling when i started to master flying the copter was such an awesome moment, a sensation of mastering something.
I got a very strong feeling that I will regret trading it in, at least as long as I got buddies with bf3 too.

But yeah, seems I gotta get MW3 too. Looks too good to be missed, and I've not played any cods since MW1.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:05:36 AM

Beamyboom When I get MW3 and BF3 want to team up? :D

I also can't wait to get BF3, I never mastered the art of flying in BC2. :/ But when flying when I had the chance and actually getting kills it was an awesome feeling and thrill to do. :P

Edit: I just remembered something we could do Spec-Ops :D That would be fun to do.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 8:22:12 AM

Sure, Clammyclam!
The art of flying is a tricky one indeed, and I am by no means truly mastering it yet, but at least I no longer crash straight into the ground again right after I take off. :D
Also it helps to have flied RC copters. I know the concept of using the tail rotor and main rotor from before.

The spec-ops missions are reserved for my regular coop buddy ;) But I'm all in for MP gaming!


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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:28:49 AM

Would u guys say this is better than MW1-the cheaters?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:00:22 PM
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I was conversing with a fellow PSN/PSXer. The recoil and fire rate in these games is so fake. I was playing MW2 at my dads house the other day to kill time while I wait for him to get ready for our outing(gave him my copy) and there is just no way in hell you can rapid fire a .50 caliber Barrett sniper rifle or a .357 magnum in real life like you can in MW2. Just no way. I assume its largly the same since I watched some guy on YouTube doing it in MW3. That's one of the biggest things I have come to appreciate about BF3 and KZ3. The gunplay is more realistic. Better sound too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:03:55 PM

They've given you Lee Harvey Oswald shooting abilities!

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PasteNuggs
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:09:00 PM

One thing I will say is that in MW3 the guns don't all sound like popcorn anymore. They really improved the audio on the weapons in this one.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:11:29 PM

The video I was watching the M4 sounded the same as it did in MW2. Could have just been the YouTube audio I suppose.

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johnld
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:34:32 PM

hahaha, i use the barret like a damn automatic assault rifle man. i run around with it with acog on. did that in call of duty 4. doing that with the barret and the semi automatic rifles got me accused of using a turbo controller multiple times.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:13:27 AM

CoD has never tried to be super realistic like Battlefield 3 did. I think that's obvious. Blaming CoD for not being authentic when it comes to precise recoil is like bashing Burnout for not being as accurate as Gran Turismo.

Just two very different types of games.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:03:55 AM

Well to be fair you couldn't run around and fire most rifles the way any game portrays so knocking CoD to make the Barrett usable, rather than make it pointless only makes sense. The Barrett is such a powerful gun, but I was watching a documentary on sniper rifles and it - for a semi-auto .50 cal- has low recoil and can be shot fairly well and accurate In rapid succession. Your shoulder might be knocked out of socket but it's a very very accurate, low recoil rifle. If I had the money I'd like to buy one. ;) I mean in BF3 there are semi auto rifles that are being used the same way the Barrett is In CoD and just because they are not a .50 cal doesn't mean BF3 is any more realistic in that sense. Sniper Rifles are meant to be shot in prone anyways, so if we are talking realistic, well no game does that very well.

Btw the sound is a lot better in MW3.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:43:41 PM

Chuck Norris has real life Auto-aim malfunction.

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ImTheMan
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 11:21:42 PM

@Ben you know Jawknee is a CoD hater. He just HAAAAAD to nitpick...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:02:52 PM
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It's interesting you note the audio, is it better than BF3? I know DICE took new technological measures for BF3's sound. Haven't played either yet so I can't say, just interesting.

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PasteNuggs
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:09:37 PM

No, but look above your post to my reply to Jawknee.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:14:50 AM

I gave them both the same score (9.3) but if I had to give a game an edge in audio, it might be BF3, just because of slightly better voice performances. I think the effects and music in both are pretty amazing.

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___________
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:56:53 AM

god no!
MW3s guns sound like someones shaking a box of nails!
for some reason everytimes theres a massive explosion i get so much static in my headphones too.
uncharted 3 or BF3 though sound freaking amazing!!!!!!!

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 7:16:32 AM

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I do to! What is that all about! I played BF3 for 3 hours before I picked up my copy of MW3 and it was the first time with my new Sony wireless headphones. Probably the best atmospheric sound I have experienced. I get MW3 home and there is great sound no doubt but there is also terrible static! I hope they fix it since it's all due to the voice chat. When I mute everyone the static goes away.

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:28:48 PM

i dont know, by the sound of the guns and other weapons, BF3 has MW3 beat. They sound pretty authentic compared to it. They nailed the sound of the 60mm mortar strike pretty damn well. you know if its near you or somewhere else on the battlefield

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JDC80
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:14:16 PM
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@Fathasun
Here's Xplay MW3 Review: http://www.g4tv.com/games/xbox-360/64956/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3/review/

And here's the Xplay review for "Uncharted 3" http://www.g4tv.com/games/ps3/64706/uncharted-3-drakes-deception/review/

Note my favorite part of reading the review Sessler listed "lives in the shadow of Uncharted 2" as a con.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:22:52 PM
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Having been working at GameStop during the midnight release, I was able to see some gameplay and play a bit first hand before midnight. I was really kind of disappointed because it felt too much like a re-run. The gameplay is, like Ben has stated in the review, a "been there, done that" kind of thing. I wish that they'd made an entirely new engine and animations. If they'd done that, I feel as though MW3 may have done way better.

However, I still plan to end up getting this game eventually. The sad thing is that me and a few other guys I work with down at GameStop agreed that they were getting MW3 just because their friends were. IMO, that's just kind of sad that a game does so well just because many people try to stay on the bandwagon, me ashamedly being one of them. I guess that's how the CoD series just works nowadays.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:11:11 AM

Yeah, I don't think I could play any CoD game alone, for me it just gets boring very quickly that's why I play it only with friends or people I meet in game that want to party up it just livens things up, and we usually have a good time and chaos reigns in game and funny stuff ends up happening, one of my friends made a joke I laughed so hard an enemy popped up in front of me i couldn't aim straight and I died we all laughed good times haha.

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godsdream
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:40:24 PM
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I saw in other website that the PC version of this game has an error message that reads: Modern Warfare 2. That supports my theory that is the same crap all over again. They just want to suck our money but yet, they just do part 2 of the same game and labeled as a sequel. It could very well be all just DLC and a patch.

What a rip off!!!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:15:36 AM

Think what you want, but it's wrong. Fail to see how an entirely new campaign can be DLC.

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godsdream
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:20:31 AM

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2011/11/08/modern-warfare-3-the-60-expansion-pack/

there is a video in that page explaining PERFECTLY what I'm trying to explain, please check it out Ben. I'm not just shouting this out without facts or blinded by hate or something. And also, read the last paragraph just down the video, they just read my mind there, that's what bothers me too, what they explain there.

Sorry for the link there, but it's quicker than to put all my full explanation here, which happens to be the exact same way as that site.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:43:09 AM

That means absolutely nothing. Reviewers who use that rhetoric against Call of Duty are obligated to use it wherever it may be relevant, and that includes Uncharted 3. That includes God of War III. That includes a great many fantastic games.

Look, of course nothing is innovative about MW3. But very few games offer anything we haven't seen before. We are NOT allowed to pick and choose the games we can reprimand for not doing something new; MOST games don't do anything new.

I'm sorry, but that review is flawed. That's just my opinion.

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godsdream
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:48:22 AM

MM well to start, that is not a review, it's just an article, but that's not important you made your point. I'm not saying it's a bad game, I know in a certain way it is a good game.

And to the other point, think of it as Balad of gay Tony and the other one I don't remember the name (something lost and damned) of GTA4 expansions.

The examples you give, they always improve in a big way with graphics. Again, I know that a new game doesn't need to have better graphics than last one (tho it is great when it does). But the bottom line is that I think it's an extremely overrated game with nothing new in it, and to make it worse, it has elements that were just copied and pasted (on purpose) it from a game now considered a little old.

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79transam
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 5:34:36 AM

To me MW3 is an expansion pack to MW2, that explains the new campaign and features

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:23:49 AM
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I read the review, I owe you that much.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:49:28 AM
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I'm exhausted and I have to get to bed, but I want to leave everyone with this comment so I won't have to respond to a million MW3 haters in the morning.

I would've liked nothing better than to give the game a 7 and get all sorts of traffic and attention. Hell, Destructoid has been assigning ridiculous scores for the sake of traffic for years. But I have an obligation to put aside any biases I may have and simply view this game as I would view any other game.

And I would think gamers would demand that. Calling MW3 an "expansion" is stupid. it just is. I'm well aware it's using the same engine since 2005 and I make mention of that old engine in the review. The mechanics haven't changed much either, but then again, mechanics in FPSs don't really change much, if at all.

The multiplayer is what matters most and MW3 is a cut above most everything out there, with the customization, massive amount of rewards, and completely addictive style that is accessible and entertaining for vast numbers of people. See, people don't play a game online for countless hours because they want to support Activision, or because they want to go online and act like a fanboy. They do it because it's fun.

The campaign is nothing like Black Ops and offers one solid roller-coaster experience, with a few of the same problems (outdated AI, for instance) we find in Battlefield 3. People can hate it all they want. But if they're desperately pointing out flaws without acknowledging the positives, that's the very definition of subjective bias.

There's a reason the game is averaging close to a 9. There's a reason many of the major sources gave it a high score, and I promise you it has nothing whatsoever to do with payoffs or conspiracy theories or anything of that sort. You accept 9s for other games. Just accept this one, as I didn't approach it any differently. :)

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godsdream
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 1:10:27 AM

Yeah I understand what you mean, it's just my point of view in above comments. For me all the "new things and game modes" could all been introduced in an expansion pack with a patch, again it's my point of view.

And I accept as always your reviews, in fact, now that I think of it, this is the first one I disagree with. I also accept the good sides of this game, but that doesn't mean I also have to put them. I'm not trying to be unbalanced or blinded or biased, just letting my mind out in some aspects. For me this game is a solid 8.2 overall (for me a game that has at least an 8 its great and worth it).

Glad to see you make your points and try to explain it more and etc. It just confirms this is one of the best sites for gaming. Keep the good work.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:42:46 AM

Well put, and I, for one, am glad that PSXE seems to have no agenda to push. It's all honesty and objectivity here. There is very little of the subjectivity and the reviewer concept of "Why this game is bad" to be found. I'm no CoD lover by any means, but the quality inherent in the series is plain to see, and it is important to take each game as its own entity, rather than knocking it for repeating the past so long as it maintains brilliance.

That's really all there is to be said. Thanks for yet another great review, Ben.

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Shams
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 8:57:05 AM

Frankly speaking, whether a score is within the norm or outside of does not concern me so much. As long as the score is reflective of a review that is thorough, agenda-free, accurate, self-consistent, consistent with other reviews by the same reviewer and independent. Independent? That means it's not just a copy and paste job, or a hodge podge collection of ideas of others.

That being said, your review has piqued my interest. I'll give the game a try at some point.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:25:09 AM

Ben, the one thing that drove me to stay on this site for so long are your reviews. I never see any real bias toward any game in your review..This review for example really confirmed which shooter I'll buy for the holiday season.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:26:48 AM

I always respect your reviews Ben, they are the least subjective out there.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 1:00:30 PM

No worries, Ben. I haven't played it yet, as I very clearly have not had time to play anything in a number of days, so I cannot say how I feel about MW3.

I think everyone here knows my feeling about the CoD effect on the industry, or at least my opinion of what has happened. But that is something driven more by the consumer than the developer.

I have also been complaining lately about games that try to be something it isn't. And I fully believe that sequels, although should be improved upon, should maintain similar feel and gameplay to the previous game. Granted, many reviewers are hypocrites who would praise MW3 and curse others like WKC2 or UC3 for the same thing. But if a sequel plays the way you expect it to, and it plays the way it is supposed to be played, and it does it well, you can't give it anything but a decent score.

It should be interesting in time to see what people learn to exploit and whether or not IW supports the game with regular patches. Hopefully the community doesn't destroy the game before too long, either.

But, based on what you wrote in your review, I can accept the score given with respect. I appreciate the objectiveness within, and I appreciate that you addressed every concern people may have. Clearly, the positive outweighs the negative, and so, I'm inclined to believe in the 9, despite not yet playing it.

Either way, thanks for giving us an honest and good understanding of what to expect.

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AshT
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:52:57 AM
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Nice review Ben

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 1:44:09 AM
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Thanks Ben for the review... I had a choice, either MW3 or Battlefield 3... I chose Battlefield 3 and I am more than happy with my choice.

Long term I feel Battlefield 3 will mature like a fine wine.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:09:59 AM

I think BF3 has it's place and until today I thought BF3 might actually steal some of the MW3 attention. Then I played MW3 online and was reminded why everyone plays it. Love both games! Both are very worthy purchases!

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:51:59 AM

I agree with both of you (I know, how dull is that?)!
But yeah, I too firmly believe that bf3 will mature like a fine wine. It just is a lot more to get into, but I dig that. I shall spend a lot of time in this game.

At the same time, while not having played mw3 yet I realize now that I got to get that one too. It seems the king remains on the throne, and after all, I had hours upon hours of fun in both mw2 and in particular waw (made me rediscover mp gaming). I needed a break from it but now I am ready for the cod-circus again. :)


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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:13:40 AM
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I agree with the review, very nice Ben!

I played a few moments of the campaign, it's fast paved and fun. I also jumped onto the MP and was quickly reminded why I love to play the games, and why the games are so popular.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:44:47 AM
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I'll borrow it off a mate sometime next year (if he is still a mate by that time...). It certainly does sound worthy, but we all know my feelings towards FPS games, and I don't believe that anything will change with this when I get around to it.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:55:50 AM

We got Infinite to look forward to. ;)

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JohnnyKey
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:57:36 AM
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I am new to this site, but this review seems the most honest out of the other sites I have checked.

Thanks Ben for the review, I will most certainly be coming here for my ps3 reviews from now on.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 4:16:26 AM

Welcome, and enjoy the site.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:56:31 AM

Very cool first post. Welcome to this place, Johnny.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:13:08 AM

Welcome, and thanks for the vote of confidence. :)

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 1:34:22 PM

Welcome into PSXE!

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___________
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:59:54 AM
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this is EXACTLY what uncharted 3 should of been!
big set pieces in every single level, i feel like im in a michael bay film!
i wish they would stop with the switching between a million characters though it makes it really hard to follow the story.
tbh i have no freaking clue what the hells going on!
i preferred the way treyarch presented BOs story that was really clever.

also they could of done allot more with the story, make it a much grander feel.
ive been waiting forever for a game to take on the WW3 concept, execpt this does not feel like WW3.
it feels like a bunch of pissed off terrorist groups!
it just does not have the grand scale to make it feel as if the whole world is down each others throats!

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 4:15:58 AM

Uncharted 3 having setpieces in every chapter wouldn't have left much room for story though... at least not any coherent one.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:58:52 AM

rofl! ... To suggest that the Uncharted campaign - of all titles - should be more like CODs - again, of all titles in this universe...
Not even I would dare make such a statement, no matter how much I had meant it. Haha, I am literary laughing out loud here. You are a wonderful weirdo. :D


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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:55:41 AM

Jesus.....

Your posts are mental!

A Michael Bay movie!? What, you want a game to feel like a massive laughing stock? He's one of the worst film makers in history.

And Uncharted hard to follow? Lmao.

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___________
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 8:45:46 AM

the set pieces are exactly what made uncharted 2 so great.
well that and its immense polish.
take half of them out and your left with nothing!
the gameplay is so much better in 3 but they have lost the whole point of the game.
its like Ferrari building the most beautiful car ever made.
the lighest car ever made.
everything about it is a world first and is 100% perfect.
then they go put a 4 cylinder in it that has a top speed of 140MPH.
thats uncharted 3, without the insane speed Ferraris are pointless!
without the big set pieces uncharted is pointless!

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Shams
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:17:54 AM

I agree setpieces are a big part of the appeal of Uncharted (though as I'll describe further down, the set pieces in Uncharted are whole 'nuther beast). But aside from that, there are the characters the we've grown to feel connected with, and their relationships we can relate with. Then to elaborate on "polish", there are the vistas, and their vibrant colors and incredible draw distance, the music, the ambient sounds, and the more subtler effects like the clothes and hair getting wet when you jump in a river, or getting dusty in the sand, or when you hear the difference of a character's voice echo in a canyon versus another open space, or hear it taper off as you walk away from them.

Then, there's even the technical side of things that I appreciate, like when we consider the boat stage is not just a scripted event, or a shifting platform or camera, but a dynamic physics engine that is recalculating as the sea acts on the boat and boat acts on the objects on the boat. Or the creative efforts, like how one mp map takes place on a bunch of moving vehicles as they board on to the cargo plane.

Uncharted is clearly on a different tier.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:13:33 AM

Please don't give this lunatic the time of day.

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Darwin1967
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 3:28:22 AM
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Would love to see a review of ELITE....my guesss is that it will be 1's across the board for a system that completely FAILED day one.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:02:28 AM

Is ELITE returning?!?! What?! omg omg!

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 8:24:11 AM

... I am but a fool. I thought you meant the classic game Elite. Not the COD Elite program. :D

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 4:07:33 AM
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LOL!! Kinda funny how a lot of haters have given MW3 a go and changed their tune about their feelings towards the CoD franchise.

Don't worry, I'm one of them. Hypocrite number 1 right here!

Let's face it, it's like the Transformers movies. You can bag it out for being too shallow and catered towards teen boys, but for spectacle and adrenaline rushed fun? Can't go any better than your Summer blockbuster or yearly CoD installment.

Just find it cheap somewhere and enjoy!

P.S. Has anyone noticed a distinct lack of DRM from Activision? I guess sales are high enough for them not to worry about preowned sales or copied DLC.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:35:57 AM

I think with over a billion in profits from a single game every year, and however many people that will pay for CoD Elite, they're fine without an Online Pass.

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:56:44 AM
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I support MAG!

There....that should calm everyone down.

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frylock25
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:25:04 AM

mag for me also.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:29:04 AM

I said it the other day and I'll say it again..MAG is a very underrated FPS.

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kellett007
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 7:48:57 AM
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Nice review ben as always. I usually don't get call of duty games on launch but did this time since me friends ask me to go to the midnight launch with them. I am def enjoying playing the mp with my friends but will still make time for all of the awesome single player games that are out (or coming out soon).

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Monkeysnarf
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 8:53:11 AM
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Great review.

The thing about BF3 vs MW3 is they are both great games. (Multiplayer only. I haven't played the campaign.) BF3 may even be better if you compared every espect of the game point for point with MW3. It looks great, it sounds great. The only problem is, MW3 is more fun to play.

I've played BF3 for 2 weeks and MW3 for 2 hours and I can already tell which game I'm going to spend all my time playing. I still think BF3 was worth $60 for those 2 weeks I spent playing it, but that might just be a great game that never gets anymore play time. I think at think point if you didn't pick up BF3 there really is no point in getting it; unless you've always been a fan of Battlefield and never cared for CoD. In that case it is a fantastic game.

MW3 is everything I wanted. I wanted MW2 that just added a little more stuff but didn't mess with anything that made everyone put so much time into it. The more people say it's just like MW2 but with different guns, maps, perks and kill streaks, the more I say good; I'm glad they didn't try to fix what's not broken.

Bottom line is MW3 is a fun game and worth the money. It's straight up fun.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:13:59 AM

Fun is subjective though, everyone has a different version of fun.

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TrophyHunter
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:15:56 AM
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Great review :), it just makes me wanna but it... used... at very low price... next year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:29:03 AM

yup

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vicious54
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:41:02 AM
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Great review Ben.

I picked up the game last night and played it with a couple of my buddies. I for one feel the game has made some improvements with the audio and visuals. The whole online structure has changed a bit as well. The maps so far have been a blast but I haven't found a map that I wanted to snipe a whole round yet.

I'm fairly decent at the game so if you want to play add me, Vicious54.

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raptassassin
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:58:22 AM
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Call of Duty: Recycled Warfare 2.5 is more like it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:28:36 AM
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Uncharted 3 keeps coming up, why do people say it didn't do anything new? I hear the solid hand to hand combat is a huge addition.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:40:17 AM

It doesn't do anything we really haven't seen before in other genres. Nothing innovative, in other words.

But that's perfectly fine. Naughty Dog just refined everything even further, which makes it a masterpiece.

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TrophyHunter
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:33:46 PM

Uncharted 3 could have the same mechanics of Drake's Fortune and I'm sure I would loved it :)

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JLB1
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:46:06 PM
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Only Modern Warfare I ever bought was MW2. I will never buy another MW, not because I dislike them, but because I personally see other games that are worth my purchase. My brother is going to buy the game, so win/win.

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:48:41 PM
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great review... back to battlefield i go...

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 1:03:39 PM
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... Just saw something pathetic today.

EBGames has a used copy of MW3... not even 54.99... it's $57.99....

Disgraceful. lol

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:14:57 PM

Jeez... Insane!

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j587
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 2:04:28 PM
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I went through a few chapters in the story mode and so far I liked what I have seen. I was really interested in seeing what happened after MW2 ended. Im pretty happy with it and cant wait to see what happens. The multiplay I thought would be a lot better. I do really like how fluid the movements are but i hate the fact that you can light a guy up and he can still stab you. It really makes me mad!!! and I was really hoping they would take that out. Hopefully my mind will change at some point, but where I stand now MW2 is the best and BF3 might see more play time then MW3

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:12:19 PM

See I was hoping they would fix the hit detection and ability to walk through bullets n knife also. My conclusion is they have. It seems to me that issue is almost gone. I see a lot of people still trying it cus they are getting lit up, only to fail. It's only happened to ke once so far and we both came around a corner I shot, he/she knifed, he/she won. But I can admit I probably misse my shots.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 3:51:07 PM
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Very fair review.

I love my twitch gaming.

Fast, intense and addictive.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:13:16 PM

So addictive, I got up a little earlier this morning before class n played.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 5:40:36 PM
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I completely agree about the re-used environments.

There have been multiple times when I was playing the game that I thought "wait, isn't this the **** map from MW1?" Seriously! so many of the multiplayer maps look like they were taken straight out of the last two MWs and changed a bit.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 7:12:47 PM

The mp has been refined over the iterations, for cqc no other gaming experience beats it.

That's where cod excels beyond all others.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 9:55:07 AM

Where it excels is any noob can pick it up and do good, because all the game does is cater to them anyway. Except Black Ops, bad players got crapped on I know, because I was dishing the beating. :P

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Lairfan
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 6:22:44 PM
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Wow, I seem to be the only person not affected by the reviews. I'll rent this just to play through the campaign, but that's it. I'm not interested in buying a game that quite obviously hasn't changed much at all since its last couple iterations. Quite literally, all I've seen that's new in this one is the dual sight thing. That's it.

And before anyone brings up Uncharted 3, yeah, it didn't do anything astoundingly new and innovative, but it did add a whole hell of a lot more to its gameplay than CoD did (and that gameplay is of much higher quality too). Plus, its got a much much much better campaign, and is pretty much on a higher level than CoD will ever be IMO.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 7:07:27 PM

There actually a great deal more tbh, flesh out hand to hand. That's about it.

I'm not knocking it - UC is all about the sense of adventure and the way it's told. In that respect nothing's changed in all three versions.


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booze925
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 12:46:05 AM
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very fair score.
but i read no mention of the survival mode in spec ops, which is by far the best new entry in MW3 IMHO...

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 9:11:35 AM

"Spec Ops debuted in MW2 and was a great success; it has returned for MW3 and adds flavor and variety"

Not about survival mode specifically, but he does indicate there is more to spec ops this time around. :)

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mousekiks
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 1:47:58 PM
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Excellent review. In all honesty, this is the only website I trust for reviews. The community here feels like a family as well. This website is how the gaming world should be perceived; intelligent, coherent, and supportive....until they're on the other team. All bets are off then ;-)

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riptide8
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 2:20:01 PM
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might sound silly, I have a long way to go still on MW2, its the last I bought. Im maxing out each weapon, Ill be on this till they take it off the servers. I still get amped when I play it, I still dont know all the ins and outs of the maps.... Ill wait for the price drop on this one, and I am mixing it up with BF3.. I could have went a lot longer with just BF2...same story, Just bought it GOTY with everything but Vietnam... I almost like it better then BF3.Yes this was a great, honest review... Im finding that my personal choices and opinions match what I see here.

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Widow Maker
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 1:14:13 AM
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First three hours of gameplay was EPIC!! It takes a great deal to get my blood pumping that hard and fast, sure, it SEEMS to be been there, done that, this is ...well, FAST!! COD, or MW3, who cares, they're both fantastic franchises, and for someone who has been gaming since PONG...I am thrilled either way! Love them both, take them both on their own merits, and forget the nonsense....just have fun!! Excuse me...I have some more 9 year old kids and wife beaters with foul mouths to embarrass....military training does have a few benefits! *grins*
EDIT: Great review Ben! It was honest! And spot on!!

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Ultimate_Balla
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 9:46:57 AM
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AAA title, bxxches. Hahaha

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OPHIDIAN
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 7:17:05 PM
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[could be spoiler]




I have really enjoyed these MWs. I knew I was going to get MW3 so didn't watch / read anything about it beforehand. The first thing you see in single player is 'WW3' transition into 'MW3.' Having played the first two games and knowing this is what we were desperately trying to avoid was quite deep.

Well done Infinity Ward, another great game.

I just feel sorry for those that will miss this game due to the senseless metacritic user reviews.

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OPHIDIAN
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 7:17:11 PM
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Double post.

Please delete.


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