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MW3 – Anticipations And Expectations

MW3 - Can it live up to the hype?

With the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 now less than two weeks away, excitement is surely building for millions of Call of Duty fans worldwide, and the countdown to what will surely be one of the biggest selling games of 2011 is almost over. MW3 is Infinity Ward’s fifth CoD title, and the first title in the series to be developed by multiple companies (in this case Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software), and is surely one of, if not the most hyped game of the series, thanks to the recent CoD XP event in Los Angeles, the first gaming convention to be set up specifically for one game, and with all of this hype and the series’ popularity, selling millions of copies every year, it’s hard to argue that MW3 will most likely do just as well as its predecessors.

But, in the eyes of many gamers and critics, MW3 has a lot to live up to, and a lot to fix (mostly on the multiplayer side) after the issues surrounding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and after the legal issues between the co-founders of Infinity Ward and Activision, which resulted in a large amount of the Infinity Ward staff leaving the studio, which led to the coalition with Sledgehammer and Raven. There were also a lot of issues with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer after it’s release, with many bugs in it, which players exploited to gain considerable advantage, and there are many worries that this may happen again with MW3, due to the lack of a public beta, and in some cases these bugs took quite some time to fix and angered many players, which added to the issues that the game already had due to unbalanced multiplayer features such as the ability for players to have infinite amounts of grenade launcher ammo, or the large knifing range provided by the commando perk, combined with the abilities to sprint for an infinite amount of time and move at greater speed.

The developers have however done much to address most of the issues within multiplayer, by removing many of the unbalanced parts of multiplayer, such as the one man army, commando, and danger close perks, and the option to equip shotguns as secondary weapons, and by re-structuring many of the core elements of multiplayer, such as the killstreaks system (players are rewarded with ‘killstreak rewards’ such as attack helicopters or airstrikes for getting certain amounts of kills without dying), which has been changed to add more options for players, and to be split into three different ‘packages’ to support different play styles. MW3 has been called “the most balanced CoD to date” many times by its developers, who are confident that they have done enough for the multiplayer experience to be more fair all around and more balanced, so that the newer or less skilled players can enjoy the game just as much as the players that have played for a long time or are much better at the game.

But it’s not all about the multiplayer, as much as CoD is a heavily multiplayer focused game, the story behind the Modern Warfare series of games continues in MW3, as it is said to start off just hours after the events of its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2, and the story of this game; is said to be one of the most immersive yet and the longest of the CoD series, which should come to please fans of the CoD series, especially those who were disappointed by the somewhat disappointing story behind Modern Warfare 2’s single player campaign. Unfortunately however, there is to be no co-operative campaign option, which was last seen in Call of Duty: World at War, however there have been many improvements to the Special Ops mode introduced in Modern Warfare 2, as it now includes a progression system similar to the way players level up and unlock new things in multiplayer, and a wave-based survival mode included.

With all the new features and improvements that have been made to this game over Infinity Ward’s previous titles, and over the previous titles in the series, it’s easy to see that this will be a different experience to any of the previous Call of Duty games, but whether or not these changes will impact the game for the better or not is yet to be seen, and only time will tell whether the changes that have been made will prove beneficial and if they will be enough to change some player’s opinions of Infinity Ward after all the issues that players experienced with Modern Warfare 2.

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  • Yourmom

    Great thoughts

  • Yourmom

    Great thoughts

  • Yourmom

    Great thoughts

  • Can’t wait for MW2.5

    • bob

      damn ur retarted sequels don’t change eveything

    • bob

      damn ur retarted sequels don’t change eveything

  • Can’t wait for MW2.5

  • Can’t wait for MW2.5

  • Driftlv1

    Yeah Paul, I bet you can’t wait for BF2.5 and SR2.5, right? Don’t be a retard.

  • Driftlv1

    Yeah Paul, I bet you can’t wait for BF2.5 and SR2.5, right? Don’t be a retard.

    • bob

      i know right…. thats what i told him lol

    • bob

      i know right…. thats what i told him lol

    • bob

      i know right…. thats what i told him lol

  • Driftlv1

    Yeah Paul, I bet you can’t wait for BF2.5 and SR2.5, right? Don’t be a retard.

  • Tony

    Can’t wait for this game! Although this article could do with an edit or two.

    ‘There were also a lot of issues with Modern Warfare 2′s multiplayer
    after it’s release, with many bugs in it, which players exploited to
    gain considerable advantage, and there are many worries that this may
    happen again with MW3, due to the lack of a public beta, and in some
    cases these bugs took quite some time to fix and angered many players,
    which added to the issues that the game already had due to unbalanced
    multiplayer features such as the ability for players to have infinite
    amounts of grenade launcher ammo, or the large knifing range provided by
    the commando perk, combined with the abilities to sprint for an
    infinite amount of time and move at greater speed.’

    That passage has no full stop at all, most of the article in fact seems to be punctuated solely by commas. Each paragraph has only two full stops apart from the last one which just the one. These continuing sentences make it really hard to read and digest everything that you have written. It also seems as if you didn’t play much of MW2 from reading the article. I’m guessing it’s safe to say you did but apart from mentioning the perks (OMA+DC, Commando etc) you talk about flaws in the game (glitches etc) without actually mentioning them. Not that it’s necessary but I’m assuming everyone on here reading this article is aware of these and you may as well talk about them. The decision to explain what a killstreak is confusing as well. It was the only thing in the article you provideded an explanation of. I’m sure most of your  target audience with this article are CoD fans and are well aware what killstreaks are. If you were writing it for those who aren’t aware then it seems strange to only explain this and not perhaps what a beta is or what bugs/glitches are or developers/ spec ops etc.
    Also,

    ‘, and with all of this hype and the series’ popularity, selling millions
    of copies every year, it’s hard to argue that MW3 will most likely do
    just as well as it’s predecessors.’

    This doesn’t really make sense. It could just be a typo, I’m assuming you meant to write it’s hard to argue that MW3 will not do as well as it’s predecessors? If not, I am curious as to how you think it wont do as well?

    Aside from those a decent enough read, but not ground breaking. Hope this is taken well though, in a constructive way, just so future articles are a bit easier to read and a bit more comprehensible. Enjoy the game man, I know I will!

    • Irhymetokill4joe

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    • Irhymetokill4joe

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  • Tony

    Can’t wait for this game! Although this article could do with an edit or two.

    ‘There were also a lot of issues with Modern Warfare 2′s multiplayer
    after it’s release, with many bugs in it, which players exploited to
    gain considerable advantage, and there are many worries that this may
    happen again with MW3, due to the lack of a public beta, and in some
    cases these bugs took quite some time to fix and angered many players,
    which added to the issues that the game already had due to unbalanced
    multiplayer features such as the ability for players to have infinite
    amounts of grenade launcher ammo, or the large knifing range provided by
    the commando perk, combined with the abilities to sprint for an
    infinite amount of time and move at greater speed.’

    That passage has no full stop at all, most of the article in fact seems to be punctuated solely by commas. Each paragraph has only two full stops apart from the last one which just the one. These continuing sentences make it really hard to read and digest everything that you have written. It also seems as if you didn’t play much of MW2 from reading the article. I’m guessing it’s safe to say you did but apart from mentioning the perks (OMA+DC, Commando etc) you talk about flaws in the game (glitches etc) without actually mentioning them. Not that it’s necessary but I’m assuming everyone on here reading this article is aware of these and you may as well talk about them. The decision to explain what a killstreak is confusing as well. It was the only thing in the article you provideded an explanation of. I’m sure most of your  target audience with this article are CoD fans and are well aware what killstreaks are. If you were writing it for those who aren’t aware then it seems strange to only explain this and not perhaps what a beta is or what bugs/glitches are or developers/ spec ops etc.
    Also,

    ‘, and with all of this hype and the series’ popularity, selling millions
    of copies every year, it’s hard to argue that MW3 will most likely do
    just as well as it’s predecessors.’

    This doesn’t really make sense. It could just be a typo, I’m assuming you meant to write it’s hard to argue that MW3 will not do as well as it’s predecessors? If not, I am curious as to how you think it wont do as well?

    Aside from those a decent enough read, but not ground breaking. Hope this is taken well though, in a constructive way, just so future articles are a bit easier to read and a bit more comprehensible. Enjoy the game man, I know I will!

  • Tony

    Can’t wait for this game! Although this article could do with an edit or two.

    ‘There were also a lot of issues with Modern Warfare 2′s multiplayer
    after it’s release, with many bugs in it, which players exploited to
    gain considerable advantage, and there are many worries that this may
    happen again with MW3, due to the lack of a public beta, and in some
    cases these bugs took quite some time to fix and angered many players,
    which added to the issues that the game already had due to unbalanced
    multiplayer features such as the ability for players to have infinite
    amounts of grenade launcher ammo, or the large knifing range provided by
    the commando perk, combined with the abilities to sprint for an
    infinite amount of time and move at greater speed.’

    That passage has no full stop at all, most of the article in fact seems to be punctuated solely by commas. Each paragraph has only two full stops apart from the last one which just the one. These continuing sentences make it really hard to read and digest everything that you have written. It also seems as if you didn’t play much of MW2 from reading the article. I’m guessing it’s safe to say you did but apart from mentioning the perks (OMA+DC, Commando etc) you talk about flaws in the game (glitches etc) without actually mentioning them. Not that it’s necessary but I’m assuming everyone on here reading this article is aware of these and you may as well talk about them. The decision to explain what a killstreak is confusing as well. It was the only thing in the article you provideded an explanation of. I’m sure most of your  target audience with this article are CoD fans and are well aware what killstreaks are. If you were writing it for those who aren’t aware then it seems strange to only explain this and not perhaps what a beta is or what bugs/glitches are or developers/ spec ops etc.
    Also,

    ‘, and with all of this hype and the series’ popularity, selling millions
    of copies every year, it’s hard to argue that MW3 will most likely do
    just as well as it’s predecessors.’

    This doesn’t really make sense. It could just be a typo, I’m assuming you meant to write it’s hard to argue that MW3 will not do as well as it’s predecessors? If not, I am curious as to how you think it wont do as well?

    Aside from those a decent enough read, but not ground breaking. Hope this is taken well though, in a constructive way, just so future articles are a bit easier to read and a bit more comprehensible. Enjoy the game man, I know I will!

  • BIGCT1999

    OMFG I GET GOOSE BUMPS JUS THINKIN OF THIS GAME 🙂

  • BIGCT1999

    OMFG I GET GOOSE BUMPS JUS THINKIN OF THIS GAME 🙂

  • BIGCT1999

    OMFG I GET GOOSE BUMPS JUS THINKIN OF THIS GAME 🙂

  • Poopiehead

    FUCK YEA MW## FTW NIGGGGGAAAA

  • Poopiehead

    FUCK YEA MW## FTW NIGGGGGAAAA

  • Poopiehead

    FUCK YEA MW## FTW NIGGGGGAAAA

  • Irhymetokill4joe

    IDK

  • Irhymetokill4joe

    IDK

  • Irhymetokill4joe

    IDK

  • Bob

    Im damn tired of ppl calling this game mw 2.5. Listen you retard its a damn sequel of course its goona have alot of things the same. MW3 grapics look gorgeous as well as everything else. Whoever calls it mw 2.5 get a damn life and dont be mad just cuz battlefield wasnt what you idiots expected

  • Bob

    Im damn tired of ppl calling this game mw 2.5. Listen you retard its a damn sequel of course its goona have alot of things the same. MW3 grapics look gorgeous as well as everything else. Whoever calls it mw 2.5 get a damn life and dont be mad just cuz battlefield wasnt what you idiots expected

  • Bob

    Im damn tired of ppl calling this game mw 2.5. Listen you retard its a damn sequel of course its goona have alot of things the same. MW3 grapics look gorgeous as well as everything else. Whoever calls it mw 2.5 get a damn life and dont be mad just cuz battlefield wasnt what you idiots expected

  • Mike Lang1240

    To: “paul” down there calling it MW2.5 I bet his bitch ass will still be there getting his copy and playing it.