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A detailed analysis of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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03.04.2012

Advantages:
Online multiplayer fun, survival mode has endless coop replayability, new maps released continuosly

Disadvantages:
Repetitive gameplay, lag compensation for those with low internet connections can be frustrating,

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Call of duty: Modern. Warfare 3 is a video game available for PS3, XBOX 360, PC and Wii video game consoles. It is a first person shooter, and is the third instalment in Call of Duty's Modern warfare series. It has 4 Playable game modes: Campaign, Special Ops, Survival Mode and Multiplayer. It was developed by Sledgehammer games, raven software and Infinity ward, and published by Activision. It is rated M for Mature( ages 17+ ). It is one of the most best selling shooting games of all time. It was released with a launch price of $60.00, now reduced to retail price $39.99.
Campaign:
The Campaign starts of where modern warfare 2 left off. It has a measly completion time of about 5-7 hours for the typical gamer. It has a few heart stopping, suspenseful moments, with great graphics, but all in all, it's not that impressive. It is divided into 3 acts, each acts contains about 7-8 missions. The player starts each mission with a primary and secondary weapons, which can be switched with guns dropped from enemies. The story is dull, and only understandable if you have played the first 2 MW games. I rather liked the fist act, but as I progressed through the campaign I felt the desire for it to be over so I could move on to multiplayer.

Special Ops:
It is a set of about 18-20 missions, which are unlocked one after the other after a certain number of special ops have been completed. They range from stealth genres to all out assault missions. More missions can be bought from PSN, XBL or Steam, or can be obtained for free by paying a one time fee for Call of Duty Elite. I think that the special ops can be quite fun at first, but start to become dumb and silly and limited in choice and number when you compare them to those of MW2.

Survival Mode:
It is a gameplay mode where the player can play solo, with a friend through split screen, or online with a stranger/friend. One must survive countless wave of enemy infantry, vehicles, dogs and other hostiles. The maps are the same as those available for multiplayer gameplay. This would be Infinity Ward's attempt to counter Treyarch's infamous Zombie mode included in World at War and Black Ops. I loved it, and found it to be enjoyable to fight against endless waves of enemies, gaining points to unlock/ buy new weapons, etc.

Multiplayer:
It is a gameplay mode where the player plays against or with other players online through a console network( PSN, XBL, Steam, etc.) to complete objectives( eliminate other players, capture the flag, etc.) there are multiples game modes available in multiplayer. Multiplayer can be played online against other players around the world, or with a friend through split screen. One ranks up, unlocks guns, perks, kill streaks, etc. as one progresses through online play. The maximum level is 80, after which the player has the option to start again from level one( also called prestige). One can create custom load outs to be used in online matches( specific set of primary gun, secondary gun, 3 perks, kill streak and death streak). Perks are special abilities that a player can choose to give their character. In my experience, a good half hour of COD online relaxes me and doesn't make the game boring for me. Occasionally I have come across the selfish cheater who ruins the game for all, but that is only on Xbox and pc, because the ps3 has no cheaters( no way to enable cheats).

Call of duty elite:
It is a premium service which, at a price of 50 dollars or so, give you all extra maps released throughout the year for free, which other non COD elite members must pay higher prices for. It also let's you participate in tournaments, create clans, win prizes and so forth.

My opinion:
A great first person shooter which will satisfy both newcomers and old veterans. The run and gun style gameplay is fun, but can get boring without a friend to play with. Online gameplay can sometimes be laggy, and the game has a few glitches. The cost of DLC is way too high, and the campaign is way too short. However, it is fun to rank up online, which COD is famous for.

Overall ranking;
4.5/5
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kevin121 03.04.2012 08:49

Where do you live? Only this is a Uk site, and aimed at UK readers.

southy787 03.04.2012 08:37

I don't believe that this review is based off your own experiences with the product. For starters, you use the American rating system and include prices in dollars. You then make a series of incredibly superficial comments stating the features of the game, as if you've just read the back of the box.

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