Modern Warefare 3 almost hits the mark

Modern Warefare 3 almost hits the mark

Danny Blackburn, Staff Reporter

On November 8th at midnight, Infinity Ward released the newest game in the Call of Duty series, Modern Warfare 3, or MW3 for short. The game has been long anticipated since the release of the last Call of Duty game, Black Ops, which was viewed as many as a failure. MW3 sold 9.3 million copies the first day of its release, which shattered the record for most games sold on release.

Infinity Ward is known for the remarkable side features that they put in their last games. I was glad to see that they brought them back. The “Spec Ops” feature was brought back again, and it didn’t fail to impress me. Spec Ops is great for co-op gaming, so I would recommend it if you are with a friend. The newest addition to Spec Ops was a new game mode called “survival mode” which is relatively similar to “Nazi Zombies” from the past Call of Duty games. The difference is, instead of hordes of zombies rushing at you, you are faced off against waves of armed soldiers, attack dogs, and helicopters. As you progress through the waves, the difficulty and skill levels of the enemy forces increase and you have to upgrade your weapons, and hope that you survive.

Added Features rating: 8 out of 10

One of the great things about the Modern Warfare series is that the campaign from the first game leads into the second game, and then the third. This is nice, because it’s like a big story, and if you’ve followed the series, playing the add-ons to the first two campaigns is exciting. The campaign takes you all over the world, from England and France to New York. Your Battle you’re way through cities, trying to stop the evil Makorav (villain of the story) from taking over the world. The plot of the campaign was very exciting, never had a dry spot, and was full of action. As soon as you start the campaign you are put into battle. The best part of the story line is that it’s not predictable, which keeps you interested all the way to the end of the campaign.

Campaign rating: 9 out of 10

The graphics of MW3 are fantastic; the detail is realistic, just like the previous Modern Warfare games, and made me stare in awe. The graphics not only made it a real treat for the eye, but it made the game play a lot more fun, and intense.

Graphics rating: 8 out of 10

The final part of the game is the multi-player game mode, where you can play split screen with friends or play online against people all over the world, on Xbox Live. The split screen option is basically the same thing as playing online, the only changes are smaller scale battling, and a max of four players vs. online which has the capability of having 18 man battles. The online experience has always been the most important part of the Call of Duty series, and it managed to improve, three games in a row, in my opinion. The game play is graphically beautiful; the experience is adrenaline rushing. Most importantly though, it’s fast paced, easy to play and has purposed, the fun factor of all over games.

Online Experience rating: 8.5 out of 10

MW3 is a great extension of the Modern Warfare series. The game is fresh, fast paced, and most importantly, fun. I would recommend you to pick it up, especially if you we’re a fan of the previous Cod’s, it will not disappoint you.