Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review – The Most Prodigious Experience Returns With A Modern Vengeance

The sound of guns and the call of your fellow soldiers perturb the air as the quick jolts of bullets whiz by in the air pockets away from audible sense. These are the sounds of Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and it is a title of realistic skirmish proposition. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 utilizes the same extensive and genius formula that made Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare an incredible success while taking the core foundational changes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops to reinvigorate life into a newer and greater title. Singleplayer campaign mode is extensively chaotic with large and daunting set pieces, multiplayer is the best it has ever possibly been with just the right fast-paced amount of new additions along with Call of Duty: Elite services, and the dauntlessness with which Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 lives up to its name by keeping integrity with all of the prior titles shines through like a beacon of design achievement.  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is unequivocally not just a title which lives up to its expectations, but a title that is the best first-person shooter for every hardcore and casual player. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sees no shortage of shooter action and entrusts gamers with an august sense of thrill and graceful combat.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s storyline is the best we have come to see of any first-person shooter in 2011. Taking place on a global scale from United Kingdom, Germany, and even France and more, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 brings a macroscopic storyline that spans the complexity of world political tensions which all are best known to be included in previous Modern Warfare titles. It is clear that the Russian invasion continues on the lands of the United States, termed respectively as the Battle of Lower Manhattan. In all of this mess, Captain John Price returns to continue his search for the infamous Makarov. Meanwhile, the Russian invasion makes it necessary where a team of highly trained and extremely important experts come into the political foray through Delta Force Metal. Keeping true to a call-sign that distinguishes the raw element of metal and the strength of its bonds, the Delta Force team under command of Sandman is unleashed in New York City to hinder the Russian forces in the territory of the East River.  A Delta Force team call-sign “Metal” under the command of Sandman is deployed in New York City to repel the Russian assault along the East River. Soon after, what takes place in political affairs and tactical espionage creates the enrapturing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 adventure everyone should play at least once.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has gameplay which balances in such a fashion that it transfers directly from singleplayer to multiplayer brilliantly through all types of modes. All of the singleplayer storyline missions tie in some way or another to strengthen the player for a multiplayer experience which is something Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 makes sure to tell players: multiplayer is not the only thing it has but it is extremely just as important. Multiplayer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 comes in two essential outlines, from a more cooperative based Spec Ops to the competitive multiplayer that continues making Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 the best first person game in terms of sheer fearless gameplay with a stroke of grandeur of game mechanics that are simple and more satisfying than previous Modern Warfare titles.  Spec Ops delegates 16 missions that are supplemental to the events of the narrative legendary sequences, giving more of an idea of the actual background third parties involved with major events. Spec Ops missions are decent, though while not as lengthy as the main campaign missions, they are sufficient.  Spec Ops also enlightens one of the newer and best modes available that draws influence from Call of Duty: Black Ops Wager Matches for CODPoints. Spec Ops is just a rare nonpareil in everything offered in the exhaustively comprehensive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 offerings. Survival mode challenges a pair of people against multiple waves, which is not necessarily a new or innovative idea, but the execution is formidable and nothing short of thrilling. Spec Ops profiles are separate from the competitive profile, and comes with its own unlocks for weapons, attachments that show variety and equipment that can help when in a tough spot at Wave 12+. The economy of Modern Warfare 3 is the most interesting and encapsulating influence from wager match types. While no money is wagered this time around, Spec Ops includes a money system where hotspots give players weapons, ammo, and survival essentials from their personal money pool. Best of all is the camaraderie and notion which sticks to the true concept of cooperative play is the fact that money can be shared with a partner if needed for their own sake. This Spec Ops is a dexterous portrayal of how much more exciting and intense competitive action can be, especially if A.I. is so smart and believably redoubtable in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s cooperative multiplayer comes with 16 maps of varying types from the game’s single-player campaign and more different maps included and soon to arrive through confirmed downloadable content, which is one aspect of sales Activision always succeeds in. Modes include traditional options in Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, Capture The Flag, Headquarters, and Domination.  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer comes with two newer modes Kill Confirmed and Team Defender that are immoderately fun in how fast paced they are in terms of thrills. Both of these modes are revitalizing to team action and moreover plenty of reason for more people to use communications like real soldiers. Kill Confirmed was initially announced at Call of Duty XP, where it was presented as a gametype similar to Team Deathmatch, but with two teams competing for dog-tags. This slight change in game mechanic from simple killing to killing and confirming the death of a victim as is military protocol style is one that is creative and thought provoking. Teams can also respectively recover fallen teammates dog-tags for an even more contesting match, where XP is directly based on dog-tags recovered by each team.  Team Defender is a literal translation of an entire team defending one person on their side that holds the map’s flag the longest. The first team to hold the flag the longest to reach a score limit or the time limit with the highest score will celebrate victory. Points awarded in all of these modes are where the mass attention of the entire first-person community of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is focused.

Ranking in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is extremely detailed and comes with its own changes that makes the multiplayer experience prevalently eloquent as a system which offers undeniable variety across statistics tracking and online services through the optional Call of Duty: Elite,  enhanced leveling refinement, 3 Strike Packages, newer and effective Perks, weapon proficiency to increase particulate carnage, exciting and sometimes rather humorous Deathstreaks, Theater Mode, and lastly a Prestige Shop. Call of Duty: Elite is the latest and greatest in hopes to acquiesce a community of like-minded individuals in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.  The service provides statistics, weapon load out overviews, match tracking, friend stats tracking, and an incredible amount of Premium features that will be covered in separate articles beginning 2012. Compete, Improve, and Connect are the three major facets of the service, and each provide a straightforward look into its category. The Call of Duty: Elite system itself for non-subscribers covers statistics tracking and helps players to converge their gameplay styles and analyze them effectively in terms of kills and much more.

The leveling of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been focused and tweaked slightly, but these slight changes amplify the refined sense of gameplay through strike packages, perks, and weapon proficiencies. Earlier titles, particularly Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 came with Killstreaks which are essentially rewards to strong players for multiple kills. Now, Killstreaks have been phased out for pointstreaks in the Strike Chain system, where custom classes can also utilize pointstreak progression. All of these pointstreaks can be used with one Strike Chain per package. Assault, Support, and Specialist packages have weapons and bonuses from UAV to “Predator Missile” and “Juggernaut Recon.” Amidst all this killing, Theater Mode is back for players to save clips and what not for their friends and family, creating a boasting aspect for players worldwide as they choose. Perks have been added, and the extensive list is available at the official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 website or in-game. Perks for players who are not aware focuses on special abilities players are granted on their load-out to help with the game. This perks system has stayed the same in terms of design, and Infinity Ward knew to remain loyal to a system that many have loved for years. Weapon Proficiency is the weapon customization feature introduced in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and is the most demanded feature by community members of the franchise. Weapons can now be especially leveled, and have their own set of sub-perks. These “proficiency perks” aka proficiencies allow for upgrades and special abilities per weapon, causing players to choose wisely in a gun to invest their time in. The selections of proficiencies range from a list which includes: Kick for reduced recoil, Speed for light machine guns, and breathe for assault rifles, just to name a few. Simplifying the design to be more impactful, only one proficiency can be placed on a single weapon and only primary weapons are capable of proficiencies, not secondary which balances overpowering.  As players level up, they will eventually hit Prestige. Every Prestige has 80 levels to the next for a maximum of 800 leveling chances. This is 4 times the amount in comparison to previous iterations. Once hitting Prestige, there is more benefits to just the badge/emblem or titles accompanied with special ranks. The Prestige Shop offers awards to be claimed, from Reset Stats to Double XP and tons more included and some planned. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 heralds the strong philosophy we have deduced from the Call of Duty franchise, and it is a philosophy where people are more than their ranks when it comes to the over encompassing experience. At its essence, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is about the freedom of choices and the utilization of perks/strike packages/awards through ranks that only make it possible.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the best first-person shooter experience of 2011. No first-person shooter matches up in terms of its scale, weight, and dedication to refined change but moreover controlled change in a franchise that many have come to familiarize aspects of and still want to see progress more than ever. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is here to stay and become yet another classic in a franchise that has managed to capture the real characters of the battlefield and the quintessence of anything entertaining to a distinguished form.

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