Modern Warfare is back
The last few months have seen some of the year’s biggest video game releases jostle for supremacy, with the likes of Fifa 12, Arkham City and Battlefield 3 making waves recently. But the 8th November sees the release of the undisputed daddy of them all; Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3, or MW3 for short.
The appeal of this game series cannot be underestimated; Modern Warfare is the biggest selling first-person action series of all-time, and MW3 is the epic sequel to the multiple Game of the Year Award winner Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
It has been far from straight forward getting the explosive third chapter of the blockbuster series made and released. Company divisions resulting in lengthy court battles over claim to the Modern Warfare series has meant that for the first time several companies have shared development duties on MW3. However the end product looks to have been well worth the wait and effort.
Let the battle commence!
The story picks up immediately after the close of Modern Warfare 2, in which Russia launched an audacious invasion of the US. Task Force 141 who were on the hunt for the Russian ultranationalist leader and chief protagonist Vladimir Makarovis, are either dead or on the run. Amidst the battles now taking place along the eastern seaboard, you must join with your delta team in Manhattan to try to turn the tide against the Russians who have now occupied New York City.
But it isn’t just America that gets blown to pieces, grand destruction and gunfire exchanges feature heavily in impressively re-created cityscapes all over the world, including Europe, Russia, parts of Africa and even the Himalayas. There’s no indication of how this all links in with the Russian invasion of the US, but an escalation into a world war would seem the most likely reason.
Judging by the game demos, MW3 looks set to be a real ‘cinematic experience’, or at least as much as a game can be. The graphics, although not a million miles away from Modern Warfare 2 are nevertheless beautifully rendered. The opening salvo in New York is especially impressive, however the 9/11 overtones are impossible to ignore, but I guess this is unavoidable in a game where destruction is the name of the game.
The adrenalin filled single player mode is good, but the Multi-player option is where this game really comes to ‘life’ and online even more so! MW3 features 20 maps for you and your mates to blast through, and while some minor differences have been made to the controls, they are all improvements to the already near perfect formula. Best of all even a newbie can take on the challenge of the game without dying over and over again!
Quite simply Modern Warfare 3 is a remarkable experience that will thrill millions, and will no doubt be the must have game this Christmas, New Year, Easter and probably right up until the sure to be released Modern Warfare 4!
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