Yep, its been a while since I’ve written anything… but I decided to start off again and make my first post about games. Recently I purchased Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 because I’m a huge fan of the Call of Duty series. I owned the first and second Call of Duty games on the PC. Once I got my xbox 360, one of the first games I purchased was Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Of course, once I heard news of Modern Warfare 2, I had to have it! The differences between Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2 weren’t substantial, but there was enough there to entice me and I enjoyed the game thoroughly. Infinity Ward had done a great job up to this point with the series. It was an incredible experience and the multiplayer was always fun to play. Then came Call of Duty: Black Ops … this time Activision used Treyarch instead of Infinity Ward to make the game.
Being a huge fan of the series, I decided I had to have Black Ops as part of my collection. I went to the midnight release and got the game after a huge build up from Modern Warfare 2. I admit, I enjoyed the Black Ops campaign and the multiplayer at first. They introduced some cool new features like diving, tomahawks, ballistic knives, etc. The leveling system of multiplayer was a change from the Modern Warfare 2 system, so it kept things enjoy able. At first I was in love, I played the game as much as I could. As they released patches, the little things that annoyed me, started to annoy me more and more. First off, Treyarch tried to fix the spawn trapping, which they did… but it created more problems than it fixed. Now instead of spawning where you had no exit… you could potentially spawn in the middle of the enemy. Take two steps and boom, you’re dead. My favorite is when I would spawn and immediately die from a grenade launcher that was obviously already in flight before I spawned. So, after playing long enough, I decided that Black Ops was not better than Modern Warfare 2 when it came to gameplay, however the advancements in other areas made it better as a whole. Still, the problems I found with the game made me quit playing it completely.
Now, just recently, Activision has come out with Modern Warfare 3. They brought back Infinity Ward to produce the game. While I haven’t played very much at all yet, I have to say, I am not impressed in the least. So far Modern Warfare 3 seems like the same game as Modern Warfare 2 with different maps. Therefore it seems like a regression from Black Ops to me. The graphics are back to the Modern Warfare 2 graphics with minor improvements, they did not carry over diving from Black Ops either. The UI (User Interface) looks nearly identical to Modern Warfare 2 with some color changes. The spawning seems to be greatly improved from both Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops, which is a plus for me. I really want to give this game a good chance to be fair, but I cannot stand the fact that they didn’t feel the need to improve on their previous engine at all. I almost feel cheated by Activision and a series that I have loved since the beginning.
To sum it up, I’m not convinced that Modern Warfare 3 lives up to its hype at all. Its really like playing a game I’ve already played at the core. While there are a few new features, and lots of different maps, its nothing that I haven’t already seen. I feel like I wasted $60 in hopes for something new. I still have yet to put some serious hours in to Modern Warfare 3, so I will more than likely follow up this post.. but here’s to hoping I don’t stay disappointed.