Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Reasons not to buy

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A lot is being made about the upcoming release of the latest Call of Duty installment, and the Battlefield 3 release. Some gamers are planning on purchasing both titles, while both games have its own sets of fans. But today we are looking at Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, and reasons not to buy the game this time round.

The Call of Duty franchise is often criticized over the annual refresh, and Robert Cram of MSXBoxWorld has given some reasons why you should ignore Modern Warfare 3. Besides Battlefield 3 there is a whole host of other quality games due for release to take up your gaming time.

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One thing that can be really annoying with Call of Duty games whether it’s on PSN or Xbox Live, can be all the young kids shouting into their headsets and just mucking around. You can also bet within a short time of the game being available loads of gamers will be playing the game using cheats and exploits.

Modern Warfare 3 will just be a refresh of previous Call of Duty titles with just a few tweaks and enhancements. This can be said for a lot of franchises but Call of Duty gets a new title every year now, and could maybe do with a rest. This is unlikely to happen though as it continues to sell really well, with Black Ops breaking records.

Personally I have always gone out a purchased the latest installment, but the last two have been a little disappointing in my eyes. I like playing the campaign mode before going online and while the original Modern Warfare was great, the last two offerings have been a bit short, especially Warfare 2.

As with anything it’s down to personal choice and this year my money is going to Battlefield 3, which will be my first taste of the franchise. Many gamers will bite the bullet and fork out for both games, but as there is a lot of other quality games being released between now and Christmas I won’t be one of them.

You may totally disagree and want Modern Warfare 3 over any other game, and it will undoubtedly sell like hot cakes. It remains to be seen though if it can match the success of Black Ops considering the increased competition this year.

Which title will be getting your money this year?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001253362146 نائل العباسي

    dude didn’t you see the game play for cod its f***ing  amazing don tell me that isn’t a long campaign

    • Anonymous

      its exactly the same as every other cod. i fell asleep.

      • Trevor

        Ok, and Bad Company 1 and 2 were the same and Battlefield 3 will be the same as Battlefield2… What’s your point?

        • 12w34r

          You clearly know nothing. Battlefield 3 looks fully different than Battlefield 2. Completely new engine with many gameplay aspects from both Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 2. Doesn’t look like it plays very similar to either though. I think BF3 is its own game.

        • Master

          Agreed.

        • Jaszoon_232

          sigh…. MW2.5. look at the spec ops trailer. my sister said “eww… wtf? it looks like modern warfare 2… are they releasing it again?” 

        • Master

          Agreed.

        • Master

          Agreed.

        • Trevor

          Exactly, many gameplay aspects from previous titles…you just proved my point…good job…every series is going to be repetitive with it’s own style of gameplay…

        • 12w34r

          You clearly know nothing. Battlefield 3 looks fully different than Battlefield 2. Completely new engine with many gameplay aspects from both Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 2. Doesn’t look like it plays very similar to either though. I think BF3 is its own game.

        • Master

          These are just some of many dumb statements the 10 year old COD kids make.

        • Rivz

          cleary you are stuck in la la land.  :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000769591011 Nick Anteau

      fail dude. the last cod game i played was big red one, then one day i picked up black ops. i put it on the hardest setting, and returned it, campaign completed, 2 1/2 hours later. COD SUCKS

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000769591011 Nick Anteau

      fail dude. the last cod game i played was big red one, then one day i picked up black ops. i put it on the hardest setting, and returned it, campaign completed, 2 1/2 hours later. COD SUCKS

  • http://twitter.com/JackHawkins23 Jack Hawkins

    It isn’t a long campaign. Theres maybe 8 hours of gameplay single player, max. Didn’t even replay the Black Ops campaign, unlike CoD4 which I played at least 20 times over. Call of Duty has lost its way, it needs a serious revamp, because once both games come out, more people will realise how much better BF3 is than MW3, even if they don’t like the playstyle, the graphics and the authenticity of BF3 wouldl surely convince any diehard CoD fan that they need to rethink their purchasing strategy.

    • Trevor

      Wow…and this is why gamers of today have no sense of taste…
      I love playing COD, Gears of War, Splinter Cell, Guitar Hero, Halo, Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2…and more, and all have one thing on common…gameplay. For their respective genre, the gameplay is fun. Do they have the coolest looking engine? No, they have what counts in a game…gameplay.

      • Jeffery Greer

        gamers have no sense of taste, but five of the games you named were shooters…….oh wait, excuse me.  That would be a lack in variety.

      • Rivz

        The only good game you mentioned in that statement was Splinter Cell….

    • Trevor

      Wow…and this is why gamers of today have no sense of taste…
      I love playing COD, Gears of War, Splinter Cell, Guitar Hero, Halo, Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2…and more, and all have one thing on common…gameplay. For their respective genre, the gameplay is fun. Do they have the coolest looking engine? No, they have what counts in a game…gameplay.

  • guest

    Gary Johnson, you shoulden’t be persuading people to not buy mw3. Its their choice

  • Shada112

    How much are you getting paid by ea to write this stuff, most of what you have written is laughable. You have loads of talent to make it as a comedian and I wish you the best of luck..

  • Shada112

    How much are you getting paid by ea to write this stuff, most of what you have written is laughable. You have loads of talent to make it as a comedian and I wish you the best of luck..

  • Cmoney326

    Wow 2 days in a row of completely slanted articles favoring bf3 instead of cod. The respect I had for this website is dwindling very quickly.

    • Anonymous

      mine is increasing in bucket loads

      • Gazmeister

        Me too.

      • Gazmeister

        Me too.

  • Master

    I think you are spot on about “kids shouting into their headsets” & “loads of gamers will be playing the game using cheats and exploits.” This is why I stoped playing COD… I dont hop on so I can here little kids (That shouldn’t be playing this game in the first place) scream, cry, whine, and be annoying. I’m glad the little kids have a game they love though cuz I don’t have to hear that crap when I play any of the Battlefield series. BF3 ALL THE WAY!!!

  • Master

    I think you are spot on about “kids shouting into their headsets” & “loads of gamers will be playing the game using cheats and exploits.” This is why I stoped playing COD… I dont hop on so I can here little kids (That shouldn’t be playing this game in the first place) scream, cry, whine, and be annoying. I’m glad the little kids have a game they love though cuz I don’t have to hear that crap when I play any of the Battlefield series. BF3 ALL THE WAY!!!

  • Chan

    I would be getting BF3 and Mass Effect 3 but seeing as ME won’t be out till sometime in 2012, i guess i’ll get MW3.

    • Bigbru1593

      Chan are you dumb or something BF3 comes out October 25, 2011. 

      • HelioX

        Are you dumb or something? I’m pretty sure he was talking about the Mass Effect 3 release date.

      • Gazmeister

        Go and take reading comprehension Bigbru. He was talking about Mass effect 3.

  • J2theb2009

    The reason why you don’t hear little kids crying on battlefield 2 is because no one uses mics in that game because you cant talk to your whole team

    • Anonymous

      and because no little kid plays battlefield 2…

      unless your talking about bad company 2…

      in which case there still is substantially fewer little kids on, because cod is “cool”

      • Bigbru1593

        Lucas823 great justification “because cod is cool”. Lucas why did you do drugs? Because it’s “cool” like COD

    • Tupacalypto13

      theres something called ‘make friends online who have mics and communicate with eachother in a full party chat’…well, on xbox anyways. ps3 doesnt even have in-game party chats lol.

  • Shada112

    If its kids or so called adults moan mute them Mr Anderson, while your at it mute yourself too. I’ll be buying both games and I hope they will be brilliant.

  • Shada112

    If its kids or so called adults moan mute them Mr Anderson, while your at it mute yourself too. I’ll be buying both games and I hope they will be brilliant.

  • Angry Dave

    Whilst this may seem a biased article, he does in fact mention that he hasn’t previously played a BF title but has bought each CoD installment.

    I take this as the opinion of someone intelligent enough to properly observe the 2 franchises at face value.

  • Angry Dave

    Whilst this may seem a biased article, he does in fact mention that he hasn’t previously played a BF title but has bought each CoD installment.

    I take this as the opinion of someone intelligent enough to properly observe the 2 franchises at face value.

  • Cmoney326

    Product reviews: reasons not to read their articles.

  • Allen Rugg

    So what it boils down to is, don’t buy MW3 because you can’t work your mute function? Really?

    If you’re going to take the previous entries into account for CoD, you should do so with Battlefield. What was the last good shooter in the Battlefield franchise on Xbox or PS3? There isn’t one. BF2 was probably the best shooter I’ve ever played… on the PC. Given that a lot of the info I’ve heard about BF3, and the fact that their demo at E3 and all other in game footage I’ve seen is run off of a PC, I don’t expect that they’re looking to make an awesome console experience.

    The footage for both games looks incredible, I will say. I expect that BF3 will have a cooler campaign, but MW3 will have a btter multiplayer experience.

  • Thataboy85

    I like the COD games it’s just I can’t take no more of the total disregard for other people playing the game,the fowl language has just made me put the game on the shelf! I knew when nothing was done about the hacking on MW2,it was just a matter of time before someone said why I’m I hacking the game when I could be hacking PSN network! Said then that it’s to Sony’s best interest to do something about this hacking before it moves on to bigger and better things! And we all know what happened next! All the money these games generate you would think that some of the monies would be dedicated to keeping these games secured in the manner thy they were purchased!!!

  • Thataboy85

    I like the COD games it’s just I can’t take no more of the total disregard for other people playing the game,the fowl language has just made me put the game on the shelf! I knew when nothing was done about the hacking on MW2,it was just a matter of time before someone said why I’m I hacking the game when I could be hacking PSN network! Said then that it’s to Sony’s best interest to do something about this hacking before it moves on to bigger and better things! And we all know what happened next! All the money these games generate you would think that some of the monies would be dedicated to keeping these games secured in the manner thy they were purchased!!!

  • Jeffery Greer

    You’re out of college and arguing with someone about a video game…..yea your life is amazing, right?

    ANYWAY!  If you have ever touched a Battlefield game, you would know you don’t just blow up everything you see.  That’s common sense.  It’s also common sense that BF’s multiplayer is no where near easy.  You want easy?  Go play CoD & Halo……hell CoD’s meant to be easy.  That’s why it sells so well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000769591011 Nick Anteau

      THANK YOU, someone finally understands it

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000769591011 Nick Anteau

      THANK YOU, someone finally understands it

  • cuddlyduck[DVDA]

    if you are going to write an articke on why you should pass on this game at least mention West and Zampella not being in charge of the franchise anymore. It is true that the COD series is getting old and boring, but how can you leave that out?

  • seainery

    Don’t understand why you can’t use the Mute button? I play with a few other mates on xbox and we just talk within our party without listening to any punk kids. Don’t understand why you didn’t like MW2 campaign? Although BF2 multiplayer was ok, campaign was a joke and boring as batsh*t. Running down a mountain trying to keep warm at different fires is laughable! BF3 looks brilliant, just hope its console version is as good as previews and its 100 times better than BF2. MW3 will be fun, as is always the case with COD with fast paced action. I will be getting both straightaway!

  • JuneBug

    With all the money COD series have made they should at least offer dedicated servers & upgraded engine for their fans who supports their games. Smaller companies like THQ offered dedicated servers for Homefront but failed in supporting the game and it’s community. I’ll buy BF3 because it offers more than MW3, dedicated servers, better graphics, bigger maps, vehicle warfare and more players in the playlist (24vs24). More bang for the buck.

  • Gazmeister

    I’m getting Battlefield 3.

    I didn’t have high expections of mw3 anyway after the debacle that was mw2, and quickscoping being in it has convinced me not to get it.