I don't need to give an introductory statement about the Call of Duty franchise. We don't need any witty comments or stupid little jokes where I pretend to have never heard of this monster series. It's not clever or worth our time. So jumping into it, Modern Warfare 3 is amazing and you need to own it. While your temptation might be to stop there and rush out to purchase this game thanks solely to the last sentence, I encourage you to read on. Right now, I'm going to just talk about the single player campaign.
There have been some pretty memorable moments in past CoD games. Players remember the first time they had a shoot out under a Ferris wheel, tore through an airport full of civilians, or realized that the main character is not quite what he seems. But Modern Warfare 3 brings a whole new level of amazement with several scenes that will certainly find themselves solidly rooted in videogame history.
MW3 takes us all around the world; New York, London, Sierra Leone, Berlin, Somalia, Paris, India, in the air and under water. Each of these cities seems to have their own major event that took my breath away. I can't describe most of the scenes since they would be huge spoilers, but I can say this without giving anything away; there was something wonderfully cathartic about shooting up Wall Street.
The graphics are amazing, as per usual, and the game play and controls are pretty standard. Sledgehammer didn't really break the mold with MW3, but they certainly brought some Jerry Bruckheimer entertainment to Xbox. I am confident in my statement that this solo campaign is far better than the last three titles. And for that I say, Thank You.
|This game has some serious blood and touchy topics. If you are a sensitive soul, you should probably walk away.|