Recalled to duty
A REVIEW of this game, in my mind, seems almost redundant. It has been one of the most anticipated video games of the year.
It has broken sales records, again, so most fans have wasted no time in picking it up. If, however, you’re new to gaming or simply want to know what all the fuss is about, read on.
Over the past few years, the Call of Duty video game series has become the biggest- selling opening day entertainment release in history, and that includes blockbuster movies.
This year’s Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to the game released in 2009 and it serves as the closing chapter in the trilogy.
As fans have come to expect, these games offer several types of modern military inspired game modes, including a story- driven campaign, a co- operative mode called Spec Ops and an online multiplayer section.
The story mode is the quickest and easiest mode to complete. I certainly wouldn’t rate it as the most memorable storyline although the grand scale of some of the missions you embark on have some exhilarating moments.
The action this time takes place across familiar cities including New York, London and Paris.
Missions offer a varied, if predictable, set of tasks, from commandeering heavy artillery vehicles, manning chopper turrets, planting explosives and controlling weapons remotely.
Then there’s the separate Spec Ops mode, designed for a pair of buddies to carry out a handful of missions and challenges together. What keeps players coming back to this series months after purchasing it, however, are the online multiplayer modes.
Much like the rest of Modern Warfare 3, not a great deal has changed in this mode either.
Players can expect more of the same intense free- for- all and team- based skirmishes, with just enough small tweaks to the weapons, match types, and point- scoring system to reinvigorate players’ interest.
This is the best Call of Duty game to date and I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping next year’s release shakes the series up a bit.