I've finally started to catch up on the gaming season releases, and the first that arrived in the mail: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. After being largely disappointed with Modern Warfare 2, I wasn't really expecting much at all from the latest in the series.
After playing through the game over the past week or so, I wasn't at all surprised that it didn't exceed those expectations.
The game isn't "bad" per se, but it isn't all that good either. It really is just more of the same continued on from MW2. The graphics are mostly identical (and imo seems to be a bit behind Battlefield now), the plot continues on from the nonsensical stuff MW2, and overall there was almost nothing to 'wow' me at all. The only stage that was somewhat memorable was a brief zero-g firefight in a nose-diving plane.
I'll mention a bit more about the plot. I thought the idea of Russia carrying out a full invasion of the US in MW2 was unbelievable, and the unbelievability continued in this game because immediately following invading the US, the Russians also somehow mustered enough resources and troops to do a full invasion of Europe too.
A lot of other things didn't make sense with the plot too, but I won't really go into those; if people actually think Russia invading the USA and Europe almost simultaneously isn't an absurd plot device, then the other terrible plot points won't bother them much.
All in all, i found the game to be rather boring. Probably borne out of the terrible plot over two games now, there wasn't really any excitement at all for me. It really is so disappointing considering how good the first game was.
Moving onto the next title, I've just started playing probably my, and probably most others, most anticipated recent release: Mass Effect 3.