Thursday, 19 April 2012

Modern Warfare 3, why aren’t diehards playing it?

We can all agree that the Call of Duty series is a very successful one. 

Whenever a new one comes out fans will easily spend a lot of money on the new title. Modern Warfare 3 was one of the most looked forward to game of 2011, but when people bought it, they weren’t as satisfied with it, like they were with previous titles. 

...and I think I know why.

When people bought Call of Duty 4 and 6 it was different. People were lured it by the new graphics and the gameplay changes, and when the trailers for MW3 were released, people were excited but also sceptical. 

When I first saw the MW3 trailer I immediately thought - "Hey, this looks a lot like MW2". It looked a little too much like MW2 as far as I was concerned.

The maps and guns looked very similar to the ones in MW2, and the HUD was also very much the same. To me, MW3 ended up being more of a large patch or DLC than a new game.  

The largest difference between COD 4 and MW2 was the graphics and the general look of it. You could see that the graphics had a major overhaul. The HUD had changed and the killstreak system was completely new.

MW2 was more customizable, but MW3 took the customization thing a bit too far, and concentrated on that more than the actual gameplay. 

This is probably the reason that I’m not really playing MW3 and actually prefer COD 4 and other FPS's including Killzone 3. I also enjoy even and balanced gameplay. I don’t like it when someone else has a massive advantage over someone else because of a gun or perk that they use.  

After people played MW2 they also wanted more balanced gameplay. They were unhappy with gameplay elements that included the Grenade Launchers, Commando, One Man Army, and so on. 

After playing MW3 for myself, I feel that the developers didn’t really take this into consideration. 

My personal opinion is that the Call of Duty franchise will eventually start losing popularity due to the poor reception that their most recent titles have been getting from the more experienced military shooter fans.

And, I don’t think I’ll be getting Black Ops 2 if it get's announced...unless they make a change.

           
           


1 comment:

  1. The Sharpshooter26 April 2012 at 06:13

    Black Ops sucked big time.
    It was only fun for a week, the campaign was lame and on-line was pretty much the same as all other call of duties- run around randomly and shoot at any moving objects(including planes 1500ft up in the air being shot down with hand guns).
    To all the real gamers out there i seriously recommend Battlefield 3.

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