Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 --- How is it??

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by BoozeBeGood, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. BoozeBeGood

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    Ok, guys and gals. Stop playing the game for a few minutes and tell us how it is! :lol

    I really want this title but I have Batman Arkham City, GOW 3, and Skyrim is already reserved for me. I put COD on my Christmas list but I am curious how everyone here is enjoying it
     
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  2. Russ257

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    i plan on picking it up after work.
     
  3. DoubleD

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    MW3

    Anyone else pick this game up? I got it about 3 hours ago and think I've played it enough to get a sense of it.

    Granted, I've only played multi-player, but I'm sure some of you are looking for some info on this game.

    So far, I like it. Like any game of this sort, it takes a long time to get to know the maps, but I've played them all and I can't find one I don't like. They range from small to quite large and seem to be well balanced in how they were constructed.

    There are some new games thrown in with all the old ones we know and there are of course new weapons and perks as well.

    I have noticed that the overall tempo of the games seems to be much faster than the other COD games. Maybe it's just me, but you always seem to be in or very close to the action when you spawn. I don't can't tell if I like that or not, but it is what it is. If anything, this fact might not bode well for those who like to be a sniper, but since I run and gun it's worked out well so far.

    Also, the graphics are what I'd call pretty good. Not stunning, just good.

    Overall, I think most will enjoy this new chapter of COD just as much, if not more than the others, if you're into online gaming. Hopefully, someone else will chime in about the quality of the campaign.
     
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  4. PHArchivist

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    Picking it up in two hours.

    Does it have Spec Ops like MW2?

    My wish list for MW2 would be able to turn off the music (during Spec Ops, which is where I goof off), and I wish I could hand select any weapon/sight combo at any time.

    Don't suppose I'll get my wishes...?
     
  5. DoubleD

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    Yep, there is spec ops in this game. I saw two modes of play. One where you try to survive as many rounds as possible against waves of enemies and the other is mission based.
     
  6. Mockle

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    I just got it hour ago so far I like it..
     
  7. JD

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    One game of multiplayer in, and yeah, I will agree that it seems much faster paced. The muzzle flash of the gun also seems a lot more brighter and disorienting as well.
     
  8. yodaman

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    Got my copy - will be playing multiplayer tonight :)
     
  9. Scareb

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    Picked it up this morning but haven't played it yet. I'm gonna play the hell out of it today :D
     
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  11. Sean Hebein

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    I picked my copy up for PC, I'll be on tonight.
     
  12. Scareb

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    Just played through a few matches online. It's gonna take some getting used to since I stopped playing black ops a couple months back and really got into battlefield.

    I like how your name tag thinger shows your rank from previous call of duty games.
     
  13. BoozeBeGood

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  14. jcoffman99

    jcoffman99 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This game so far sucks. Try forming a party with more than one other person. You can't. They set the default to private and didn't make a way to switch it. Spawn points still suck. They won't let you have a private group chat so you have to mute every other idiot in the lobby one by one. I've played every COD religiously but this one might be going back.
     
  15. El Duderino

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    Same crap, repackaged.
     
  16. jcoffman99

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    Now it totally locked up my Xbox. Had to press the power button on the console to get it to turn off.
     
  17. TK-Fett

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    CAreful with that Coffman, my old white 360 did that with black ops for a while then got the RROD.
     
  18. JoMamma_Smurf

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    I got it and played it for a while last night. It doesn't seem as colorful as MW2 and the sound seems muffled too. I dunno...
     
  19. Beechy McFly

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    Exactly.. If people want to save their money and spend it on building their prop collection, then just go play MW2 and save ya money..
     
  20. DoubleD

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    While I realize not every game, movie, restaurant, etc. is going to please everyone, I'm curious as to what some of you were expecting.

    Of course this is "the same crap repackaged", but aren't most franchise games guilty of that?

    Personally, I think there are quite a few tweaks to this latest COD release that make it better than any other of the releases. The maps are new and among the best I've seen in any COD game, there are more ways to customize your load out than ever before, and there are new games/weapons/perks.

    Granted, the game play is very similar to any other COD game, but that's why most of us buy a new release of another chapter in a game....isn't it? We want new toys to play on new maps, but we want want don't really want drastic changes to the what we know.

    I'm not looking to start a conversation comparing franchises against one another. I'm just curious as to what some of you were expecting.
     
  21. jcoffman99

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    I was expecting a game that worked. It's funny how at the big COD convention they said no last stand, yet there it is in the game. It's also funny how all summer we were hearing that party chat would be restored, yet yesterday I was bombared in every lobby with N word this and homophobic slur this... There is a reason I play with the same guys every night and a reason that would should be able to have a private chat during a game.
     
  22. DoubleD

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    I'm not too sure which part of party chat you are having trouble with. I was in a party most of the day yesterday, but since I don't use that feature all that much perhaps there is another component of PC that I'm not aware of?

    The last stand issue is indeed aggravating, but is one I can live with.

    Could there be an issue with your Xbox and/or game?
     
  23. jcoffman99

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    It's an xbox issue. You start a party chat with all your buddies and as soon as the game loads you get a message that party chat is not allowed and you must go to game chat or otherwise it won't let you in the game. We also couldn't connect to open lobbies that our friends were in. The biggest group we could get to join was two people. Any third person that tried to join the group couldn't get in the lobby. I'm not talking the game. I'm talking the lobby.
     
  24. Clutch

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    I ****ing hate being in a team with all party chatters. That means I get to talk to myself. If that is gone in MW3 then I'm all for it.

    Went straight for online play last night. Felt like I was dropped in the middle of a meat grinder. A little disorienting at first but I quickly got the hang of it.

    So far I'm digging it. It's more of the same with a few changes, but what'd you expect?

    I couldn't believe how many maps there are. Are there more in this game than any other or was I just loopy for having a new game to play? There were a lot of bottlenecks in the maps where I was mowing 4-5 people down at a time.
     
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  25. PHArchivist

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    So... Can you turn off the * music?
     
  26. BIKERFETT

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    This game does move much faster then the previous games. Usually I am mowed down like crazy, but I was able to get right in there in finish middle of tha pack. I also feel like you level up much more quickly then the other games, which I like.

    Chris
     
  27. Jawafive

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    I always go through story before I do MP and so far I really like the game. I can tell it is going to be veeeeeery short, but it's good.
     
  28. .:MirrorminD:.

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    It sounds like you have a lot more problems going on with the game then the normal user. Perhaps trade it in if you dont like it that much.


    To answer a few of your questions:

    private chat is still there it has never left, but it is similiar to black ops. You cannot use party chat in some game formats, and I agree with the game developers that it should be limited. The reason they make it so you have to use game chat in certain game formats (S&D, etc..) is to elliminate cheating. Before people would have a friend on the other team and tell them where the bomb carrier is or where the last man is. So im glad you cant do that anymore. You can still use party chat for HQ, Dom, TDM, etc... Plus is it really that hard to mute someone? It takes about a second.

    Regarding Last Stand - actually it is gone like they said, and it has been replaced with Final Stand. Final Stand gets unlocked at lvl 39 (i just unlocked it), its a death streak. What it does, is it downs you but you get to use your primary weapon. If you survive without getting killed then after 20 sec it lets you stand back up and live. The catch is it only works on fall damage and body shots. Also it is a death streak 4 which means you must die 4 times in a row in order to use it once. If you die 4 times in a row, then yes you do need it imo.
     
  29. jcoffman99

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    There were six of us all having the same problem last night. S&D is the only mode you're supposed to not be able to have party chat, but we were playing Team Deathmatch and it still didn't work. It's just buggy. Yes they will patch it, but for a release day it shouldn't have this many problems.
     
  30. Shade88

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    I was thinking about getting this game, but it looks like I'll just save my money and get Halo: Anniversary and AC: Revelations next week instead.:love
     
  31. Wes R

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    I never saw a game on amazon with so many complaints a day after it was released. 61 single stars and tons in between and only 5 all stars. My friend wants it for xmas and i'm going to make sure she is absolutely sure about it cause as one reviewer said it felt like a 60.00 map pack.
     
  32. Russ257

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    I like it. Psuruss257 on Xbox send me a friend request we can party up n slay
     
  33. Lucky Nm Slevin

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    The campaign is particularly easy if your use to mw2. I ran through the campaign on Veteran first and took a total of 8hrs to finish. Multiplayer is faster paced thats for sure, but the new spec ops survival mode isn't bad. It's practically like horde mode in GoW, or zombies in Black Ops.
     
  34. Scareb

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    I liked the campaign but I felt like I went through it too quickly. I'd say it was a good end to the story.

    The only thing I didn't like:

    Did they really have to kill off every single ****ing awesome character? Soap, Gaz, Ghost, Yuri, Sandman, Truck, the other guy. I swear IW has a ***** for killing off the cool characters.
     
  35. Scareb

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    Also, the multiplayer is so ****ing frustrating, I wanna punch a wall. So many people just snap around and shoot me in the foot and kill me.
     
  36. yodaman

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    I like it about as much as the the other COD games. The multiplayer definitely seems much faster paced, and it's more "run & gun" oriented. There is less room for sniping in MW3 in my opinion (although I've been quickscoped by some pros). I've been playing BF3 for the last 2 weeks, and it's a nice contrast from MW3. If you want bigger maps and a more tactical style of gameplay, go for BF3. If you want to kill some time and go on a killstreak rampage, go for MW3.
     
  37. Wes R

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    My friend decided to wait until it's in the bargain bin after her friend gave a review of it. Turns out that Activision fired two of the founders of the company actually making the game and 40 more quit and went to other companies. Activision had to hire another developer to come and finish the game.
     
  38. Kal

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    Got it for the 360 name is SL2280 just send a msg saying you are RPF.
     
  39. Solo4114

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    You didn't hear about that? That was going around a while back. Basically, I think the IW team up and left, and the future of the COD brand is pretty much in Treyarch's hands now. Which would explain Scareb's spoileriffic question. The answer being
    To get rid of all the old characters and start a new story with new characters.
    .

    Anyway, from the sound of it, it's basically a refined version of MW2. I was lukewarm on MW2, so I'll just stick with BF3 and maybe pick this one up if there's a sale and I'm in the mood to try co-op.
     
  40. yodaman

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    Retailers will probably have it marked down on Black Friday in a couple weeks (last year I saw Black Ops for $39 that day).
     
  41. Solo4114

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    I'm talking more in the $15-20 range.
     
  42. Wes R

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    I don't see how any company can ask 60.00 for a game anymore. Heck the new halo was only 40.00 (and i get a 10.00 preorder credit for another purchase). As for the original developers leaving it's going to be the downfall of Halo 4 too. I know the company making it is ex bungie employees but it still probably won't be that good.
     
  43. .:MirrorminD:.

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    For all you MP guys. I stumbled upon a hidden kill streak last night playing HQ. If you get 25 kills in a row it unlocks the m.o.a.b killstreak. Its kinda like MW 2 with the nuke.

    When you hit the 25th kill in a row it sets off an EMP that on the other team, it also kills everyone on the other team,...BUT........instead of the game ending it gives double xp to your whole team for the remainder of the game.

    It also unlocks the moab title and emblem as well.
     
  44. groone

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    I was hoping to get off BlackOps for this. I may pick it up tonight or BattleField3 or both. Name is Groone on PS3
     
  45. Shade88

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    In your opinion, plus it is only like three people from bungie, but they have people from several other big gaming studios...

    Plus Halo 4 is looking awesome, I can't wait to see what 343i has up it's sleeve.

    Back On Topic: I haven't even bothered with getting MW3, it looks like the single player, (My favorite part of the game), is a lot smaller than MW2's single player...:thumbsdown
     
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  46. jcoffman99

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    They fixed the party chat and lobby system today. Woohoo!!!
     
  47. SpyderDan

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    There's a lot of hate for MW3 on the internet, much more than there was for MW2.

    The critic reviews started off great (probably bought and paid for), but are beginning to drop.

    User reviews on metacritic are dramatically low. For the 360 version, the current rating is 3.1/10 average of over 4000 reviews. The other versions are worse. Never seen such a discrepancy between critic and user reviews before this.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for Xbox 360 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic

    Personally, I'm still too engrossed with Battlefield 3 (on PC) to check out MW3 yet. Really loving the classes, vehicles, and focus on teamwork. It also looks incredible on PC with graphics maxed out. The single-player campaign is forgettable, but anybody buying should be in it for the multiplayer anyway.

    Besides, I haven't actually had to purchase a copy of a COD game ever. I'm sure one of my former colleagues will send me a copy...
     
  48. Jannix Quinn

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    I hate it. I don't play Multiplayer because of many poor experiences years ago, when I ran several game servers and forums. I do, however, play single player games.

    I hate how Modern Warfare (all of them) is just so linear. It doesn't let you do anything other than point and click and move forward. There's no choice, there's no decision making.

    All you do is follow a guy who yells at you if you don't follow him. That's it. You chase a dot.

    For the love of the flying Spaghetti Monster, the Baby Jeebus, the many armed lady and the great Cthulhu and whoever else will listen, PLEASE let me choose what I do.

    I'd fall down and die if they made a game which was similar in game play and style, but gave you a scenario in which the PLAYER decided how to tackle the objective. A game where you can choose which weapons to take, and where to call in air support or ground support if you needed it.

    The sad thing is, they've done it in the past. Anyone ever play Hidden & Dangerous 2?

    That game was.... beautiful... You could actually play it more than twice.
     
  49. Scareb

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    I'm a COD vet, I enjoyed MW2 and loves black ops but I just can't get into MW3 online. It's like regardless what game style you play, even if there are objectives, everyone just runs off ramboing and run and gunning. There is absolutely no strategy to it, just kill kill kill!!

    And there are way too many kill streak perks in this game.
     
  50. Solo4114

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    That's why I always stayed away from MW3's multiplayer. I don't mind a somewhat faster pace, but I prefer a far more focused, organized objective than just team deathmatch. And I've never understood the point of killstreak perks. So, the better you're doing, the more we want to give you toys and equipment that only help you further dominate? Where's the challenge in that? I'd rather have a level playing field where my skill and my skill alone are what allow me to win. I accept BF3's unlock goofiness because there's no avoiding it anymore, but I really prefer that everyone have stock weapons from which to choose, and it's how you use 'em that makes the difference, rather than "Oh, well, because you just totally pwned those n00bs, you get....this thermonuclear warhead!"
     

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