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MW3 First Day Reviews
With MW3’s release just a few hours ago, all eyes are upon the big gaming review sites to see what it is all about. The reason we are only now seeing the reviews for the game being published is because of the review embargo that Activision has placed on the game; a move that has some gamers up in arms.
So in this article we will cover the reviews of some of the biggest and most important gaming websites. While MW3 has stuck to its guns for this recent installment of the Modern Warfare franchise, most will agree that what we have seen in the MW games is a recipe for success, which has surely reflected the sentiment of the reviews.
AllAboutTheGames – 5/5
The very first MW review to be published was one by allaboutthegames.co.uk, in which a highly favorable review was written on the game. In it, they went on to praise the game for staying true to the Modern Warfare roots, while still adding enough features and originality to keep loyal fans happy. In fact, just about nothing negative regarding the game could be found anywhere in this review, and as a result of this it naturally got a 5/5 score.
IGN – 9/10
IGN was similarly impressed with the game, giving it a highly favorable 9/10, citing that the game is more of the same, but in its traditional and lovable fashion. However, IGN was slightly more vocal about the games minimal amount of faults. One of these was the mindless manner that the campaign plays. Sure the story is pretty interesting and gripping, but the AI of the enemies has hardly changed from the first Modern Warfare, and the way they will sometimes act will defy logic. Still, unless you are a hugely critical gamer, then you are going to be enormously entertained by the campaign. Of course, the new game modes and the multiplayer is where the game really comes alive and makes us feel familiar, as it seems to combine the great things of MW2 and Black Ops.
Game Informer – 9/10
Game Informer gave the newest Modern Warfare game the same rating as IGN did; a 9. They go on to say that while the game has mostly been unchanged (similarly style graphics, recycled weapons), the updates are enough to keep just about any FPS fan happy for a good amount of time. Also, they include that while the game may look relatively similar to MW2 on the surface, there are actually a good number of improvements and additions that will keep us occupied and entertained; things that weren’t present in previous Modern Warfare games (such as Survival mode).
Negative reviews of the game are pretty much nonexistent at the moment, and probably for good reason. Although this game will certainly remind you of the previous Modern Warfare games, it strikes the perfect balance between staying true to what has made it successful in the past, and adding new additions to keep fans coming back for more.