Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Single Player) Review
Srsbizniz was nice enough to give Modern Warfare 3′s multiplayer high marks, but my single player review of MW3 isn’t necessarily bad, it’s just not that great. Have you played MW2? If you have, than you’re in for no surprises. Hitting the ground running, MW3 continues the ongoing story of MW2. Boasting a whopping 5 1/2 hour campaign with no real plot twists or unexpected outcomes, MW3 is a cinematic epic FPS on rails. It did have some “shock factor” moments though; *SPOILER* when killing an airport full of civilians just isn’t enough, you kill a child on vacation. I’m not upset with the scene, but it didn’t add anything to the story, maybe it was there to induce some anger deep down inside of me for Makarov, but it didn’t, and it didn’t really shock me either. Infinity Ward definitely went for broke, que the Michael Baysplosions and death defying escapes, in which you survive and limp away from…often. MW3 does not slow down and is continually dragging you along for the ride, there is no rest for the wicked.
Everything isn’t subpar though, Modern Warfare 3 does have improved graphics and weapon mechanics. The city scapes were impressive, but you get little time to enjoy the scenery while being shot in the face. While I knew what cities I was fighting in, I didn’t recognize them, it didn’t feel like I was fighting in NY or Paris even after seeing iconic landmarks. It just felt too surreal. Cinematics transition in and out of action smoothly, but made the game feel too much like an interactive movie, and less like a video game, taking too much control out of the players hands.
Modern Warfare 3 is an over the top action adventure filled with plenty of head shots and explosions. The game continues to be in your face screaming, yelling and tugging at you to move along. It’s hard to complain about constant action, it’s really an action movie lover’s wet dream. But the lack of an intriguing story and strong characters, besides Capt. Price, there’s much left to be desired. The game does end with much needed closure concerning Makarov, and finishes with everything we already knew about Price. He’s a bad ass.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (single player) scores a B.