Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PC) Review
With the way things are going, it’s highly unlikely that the Call of Duty franchise is going to yield to its first-person shooter rivals anytime soon. In fact, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has just made its multiplayer game a whole lot cooler and more rewarding.
But first things first: the single player mode. There’s nothing really new about MW 3’s campaign. There’s, of course, the tried-and-tested “good guys vs. bad guys” formula and the solid but linear storyline. Weapons have also been recycled, and the maps and terrain have similar elements with Modern Warfare 2, which is understandable, considering that this is, after all, a continuation from where MW 2 left off.
Again, you wouldn’t buy a copy of Modern Warfare 3 not for its campaign, but for the multiplayer mode. It now boasts of a Survival mode for those casual cooperative-type of players. In this mode, two guys can team up against wave after wave of terrorists, while earning money with each kill or assist. Their cash can then be used to purchase weapon and armor upgrades as well as additional aerial or ground support to assist them as the enemies get even stronger. Alternatively, casual players can opt to play the Spec Ops missions which will require them to complete missions, some of which may even have special time or operating restrictions.
As always, multiplayer modes of FPS games outshine the single player campaign. After revamping the Killstreak reward system, Modern Warfare has instead, the improved Pointstreak system. This way, players who were able to plant the bomb in Search and Destroy or steal the enemies’ flag in Capture the Flag get the most points for their efforts. Also, the new reward system now encourages other players who are not that great in killing enemies but are terrific in supporting their teams’ frontliners; Assault and Specialist strike package points reset to zero when the player is killed, while the Support strike package points continue to accumulate no matter how many times the player dies.
With all of its improvements from MW 2, 60 USD is, absolutely, a small price to pay for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 experience. It’s nice to know, as well, that Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games actually actually heed the players’ inputs. At this rate, future installments of the Modern Warfare and Call of Duty franchises can only get more exciting, engaging and explosive.