Review: Call of Duty: MW3 Jan06

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Review: Call of Duty: MW3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Pros: Beautiful, Fast-Paced, Fun Action Shooter

Cons: Short Campaign

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Call of Duty: MW3, like other installments in the Call of Duty franchise, is an excellent game. The graphics are fantastic, the gameplay is smooth and seamless, and the story line is good.

You play a changing group of characters, from Delta Force commandos to Russian mercenaries, in the middle of World War 3. The goal: to hunt down and capture a man names Makarov, one crazed man who has single-handedly started the war and lead the world to the brink of destruction. Each of these characters has their own story, but when played in this manner you receive a much better birds eye view of the entire conflict.

The game is beautiful. There are some cut scenes that are very realistic, and on my 360, it played smoothly and without hesitation or frame freeze. Controls are simple to use, and pretty much what you would expect them to be. There are some scenes where you have to do odd combinations of button pushes to progress the story (such as LT RT to crawl) in order to advance the story, but you are clearly told what to do on the screen. There is a wide variety of weaponry available to use, from small arms to AC130 gunships, and the fast pace keeps everything interesting.

The real downside of this game is the length. It’s short. Most people can expect to finish the campaign in less than 10 hours, which isn’t great for a $60 game. On the other hand, one of the great things about Call of Duty has always been it’s multiplayer and online aspects. If that’s why you’re buying the game – you won’t be disappointed. For the rest of us though, the ones who mainly play the campaign, it’s a bit too short for the money.