Excerpt: You’d never ascertain the popularity of the Call of Duty franchise based on internet chatter. With seemingly just as many detractors as supporters, the franchise has been a victim of schadenfreude while laughing all the way to the bank. With no major changes to the formula for quite some time, could Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 be the series’ last chance to avert player fatigue? Modern Warfare 3 picks up at the second's conclusion.
Excerpt: Format: PS3 (version reviewed), 360, PC, Wii Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Activision Developer: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games Players: 1-18 Site: http://www.callofduty.com/mw3 Call of Duty is a peculiar series. Each year it shifts millions of copies and is greeted with near unanimous critical praise, yet it also attracts a special kind of hatred from a...
Excerpt: Call of Duty is a peculiar series. Each year it shifts millions of copies and is greeted with near unanimous critical praise, yet it also attracts a special kind of hatred from a vocal segment of the gaming community that consider it a microcosm of everything that is wrong with modern gaming. If Call of Duty is to be an acquired taste, then with Modern Warfare 3 it’s one that is more refined than ever.
Conclusion: Unfortunately to gain lengthy access to it for review purposes we all played the game on Xbox 360, but we’re looking at adding some supplemental PC coverage as well. Mostly looking at the server situation, potential for LANs and just how it holds up in all of the above on the desktop platform, so stay tuned for that. But, if you haven’t guessed already, I’ve walked away from the game pretty happy with the end product.
Pros: The perfect finale for an amazingly deep and complex narrative. Absolutely satisfying, Looks amazing in comparison to the previous game with excellent new lighting, Longer, more challenging campaign thanks to the best AI the series has seen, Spec Ops: Survival is insanely addictive, Solid Spec Ops co-op and solo missions, Solid multiplayer with some great new modes
Cons: Not a lot has ultimately changed, especially in multiplayer, There are still a few nagging choke-points, but far less than previous iterations, Multiplayer doesn't look nearly as good as single-player visually
Eine Woche mit Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Multiplayer und Spec Ops im Härtetest
10 November 2011
Excerpt: Lange hat es gedauert, jetzt ist er endlich da: Der Multiplayer-Test. Wir haben den Spec-Ops von "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" komplett durchgezockt und tagelang auf allen Maps verbracht. Die komplette Analyse aller Modi, warum Spec-Ops richtig rockt, wir uns auf DLCS Marke Ridley Scott freuen, auf Aliens hoffen und was "Call of Duty: Elite" kann. Das Multiplayer-Review.
Conclusion: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 ist auch auf der Wii ein gelungenes Spiel, das gerade im Multiplayer brilliert. Die Kampagne ist wie immer ein kurzweiliger interaktiver Actionfilm. Wer keine Freiheiten braucht, wird hier gut unterhalten. Für monatelangen Spaß sorgt aber der Multiplayermodus, der so ziemlich das Maximale aus der Wii rausholt, was technisch möglich und von Nintendo erlaubt ist.