November 10, 2011

Metacritic Users NOT Happy About Modern Warfare 3

Mod­ern War­fare 3 has been sell­ing fair­ly well over the past cou­ple of days, and scor­ing fair­ly high on a num­ber of cred­i­ble review sources. How­ev­er, web­sites such as Meta­crit­ic which allow users as well as crit­ics to review are telling a dif­fer­ent tale.  Of the three dif­fer­ent scores (for Xbox, PS3, and PC), not a sin­gle one has achieved above a 3 out of 10 rat­ing. The brunt of the com­plaints pri­mar­i­ly accuse Mod­ern War­fare 3 of being an over-glo­ri­fied map pack, stat­ing that the game­play, graph­ics, and weapons have changed very lit­tle since Mod­ern War­fare 2. Oth­er com­plaints tar­get the game’s incred­i­bly short cam­paign, lack of cre­ativ­i­ty in mul­ti­play­er map lay­out, and per­haps most impor­tant­ly, full $60 price tag. One user cre­ative­ly point­ed out that Activi­sion has been treat­ing Call of Duty almost like a sports game, releas­ing a new, vir­tu­al­ly unchanged edi­tion each year.
While many of the user com­ments may seem to all say the same things (and a sus­pi­cious num­ber laud Bat­tle­field 3 as a vast­ly supe­ri­or game), the back­lash is far too large and diverse to be inten­tion­al­ly orga­nized. Gamers of all plat­forms and back­grounds have been giv­ing the game low scores of 1, 2, and even 0. While I can’t speak for the major­i­ty or the minor­i­ty as I haven’t played the game, it’s easy and safe to say that there are a LOT of peo­ple not hap­py about the lat­est install­ment of Mod­ern War­fare.


  1. Billy - November 11, 2011 4:35 am

    they are ofcourse bat­tle­field fan­boys. they bought a sequel and why are they com­plain­ing it’s like mw2?

  2. Technomancer - November 11, 2011 1:08 pm

    This seems real­ly pet­ty to me.
    Sure, MW3 does­n’t break much in the way of new ground.
    But it pro­vides a sin­gle play­er expe­ri­ence that is a *lot* bet­ter than Bat­tle­field 3, and it refines a mul­ti­play­er mode that a lot of play­ers con­sid­er to be the best FPS expe­ri­ence on the mar­ket.
    There is no rea­son why Bat­tle­field 3 and Mod­ern War­fare 3 can’t *both* exist on their own mer­its, instead of try­ing to bash the “big guy”. Not cool.

  3. Billy - November 12, 2011 3:17 am

    Yes, though short, the sp cam­paign expe­ri­ence of mw3 is much bet­ter than bf3. but they real­ly are dif­fer­ent games, mw3 is just a run & gun, fast­paced, play­er vs play­er type. where­as bf3 is more vehic­u­lar and squad based and the mp part is said to be real­ly bet­ter than anyother.
    but the fan­boy­ism going wild, giv­ing 0 scores to the com­peti­tors, is no good.
    i haven’t played bf3 yet and i’m not going to play if it is not on steam. call me a steam fan­boy. 😛

  4. Billy - November 12, 2011 3:19 am

    not real­ly but, i’ll wait. i’m hear­ing rumours of bf3 com­ing to steam. if that does­n’t hap­pen, i’ll get it at end of the semi­ster.

  5. Anonymous - February 3, 2012 8:00 pm

    Let’s take all the BF3 play­ers and put them against MW3 play­ers, let them bat­tle it out.


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