User backlash as MW3 disappoints, Metacritic reviews explode

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Earlier today saw the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and already we are hearing reports the game is set to break records regarding sales. Earlier we also told you of the Elite service experiencing problems with users trying to login. So far most reviews of the game in the press have been favorable, but a user backlash has started as MW3 disappoints and Metacritic reviews explode.

MW3 could quite possibly be the biggest game release of the year and press reviews continue to come in with high scores. Now there have been a large amount of users taking to Metacritic, and according to Gamepro most of them have been criticizing the new game. Via the press the Xbox 360 version of the game currently has a score average of 90 out of 100.

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So far 479 people have written users reviews for the game with a great number of them not exactly being kind about the game. One user called Stasismind said “The funny thing is I had yet to realize this was the exact same game I’ve been playing for two years”; he went on to say the franchise is basically finished.

Other people said the franchise has had its day and should be killed off, and some may think it’s a bit of mischief by users but other titles such as Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception fall in line with critic’s ratings. Meanwhile things don’t get any better for the PS3 version of the game as out of 317 ratings 253 are negative. Many are saying it’s the same old thing and the hype of the title doesn’t match up with the actual playing of it.

You could say though that most people are too busy playing the game to go online and write a review, but it don’t look to good at the moment. What do you think of MW3?

  • Charlie Rutherford

    people are only just realising this about the FPS genre??  it’s pretty much always going to be the same but people will always ignore it due to a few “tweeks”.

    • Samee

      Gamers are incredi-dumb, it takes them 20 years to realize every FPS is going to be very similar with just superficial changes like graphics, etc.

      • Fdrph

        depends, ArmA 2 is a PC fps, a war simulator to be specific, and its 10x better than COD, it really depends on what game we are talking about…

    • Samee

      Gamers are incredi-dumb, it takes them 20 years to realize every FPS is going to be very similar with just superficial changes like graphics, etc.

  • Charlie Rutherford

    people are only just realising this about the FPS genre??  it’s pretty much always going to be the same but people will always ignore it due to a few “tweeks”.

  • Clystire

    I think the review seem a bit staged.  The reviews for Modern Warfare 2 were also not good, yet it’s the highest selling game of it’s time, and has ever increasing online subscribers…

    • http://twitter.com/NateGaines19 Nathan Gaines

      sales does not euqal quility my friend, sales is more akin to anticipation, which can be built by past successes, advertising, or peer pressure etc etc etc. A lot of people returned MW2 and then it was resold, so that is 2 sales of the same exact disc. Say goodbye to your arguement.

  • Clystire

    I think the review seem a bit staged.  The reviews for Modern Warfare 2 were also not good, yet it’s the highest selling game of it’s time, and has ever increasing online subscribers…

  • Pasquariello1104

    It’s great totally worth 60 bucks! And yea its the same game you have been playing for years! Duh! I don’t understand why people say that. You bought the other cods and I’m guessing out countless hours playing ran out bought the next one and repeat till now …and what? You mabey expected dragons? What could possible change that wouldnt make this game something else? Personally I couldn’t be happier except mabey character customization permanent camos or colored gear. And more guns just a few like 3 more to each class. But I speak for everyone who is far to busy actually playing the game then reading hate mail about it…
    Huh what hold on almost done….. what were you saying …..OHH DID YOU SEE THAT STUPID NOOB…. sorry what?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISY7C4XBZ73YRKNGD7EU2HEM5M Patrick G

      Its the same thing over and over and over. Its trash, and Activision has shown their true colours: pay off the video game sites with exclusives and big bucks advertising, and you get 9/10, even if the game is a piss-poor rehash with recycled assets.

      This just does to show you, you cannot trust the mainstream game media.

  • Jon-Paul

    Every Call of Duty game seems like it has different play styles to me.  Plus I don’t know why people compare Battlefield to Call of Duty.  It is like comparing Skyrim to Gears of War.  It doesn’t make sense, they are called two different games for a reason.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISY7C4XBZ73YRKNGD7EU2HEM5M Patrick G

      Different play styles? Its always a corridor shooter where you get shot in the back more often than not, with poor map flow and overpowered killstreak rewards that let you spawn in an AI copter and then pretend you are good at FPS games.

      CS: Source is better than this garbage. Peer to peer servers? Are you kidding me?

  • Epedrazah

    It’s like the Madden series, a few new perks and pulses but in the end its the same game you had last year. Wish I would of rented MW3 before I bought it

  • Tony

    There’s way to much complaining about MW3 being the same old game! It has different game modes, maps and other changes. There’s not much else you can ask for. If you want something different, then play a different game all together like gears of war or halo!

    • hank

      yea just go to the other over hyped games that pay big review sites and magazine to give all their games high scores! Gears of War is okay but Halo sucks. Most modern games are dogshit with good graphics. Bf3 was also a let down, just as bad as cod mw3.

  • phatflaps

    its dull, For 60 euro its not only dull but an insult. People say x y and z are the reasons for piracy, I think releasing gmaes like this are the reason.

    I played cod 4 and enjoyed it. Just to let you know im not an all out hater. I just do not see the point in this game other than it being a synical cash grab.

  • Artomoz

    I spend hours on CoD4: MW and MW2 playing. I loved the game with or with our bad host. But this, this is just awful. Worst $60.00 I’ve spent. I gave it a 3 not because I’m a BF3 fanboy but because the game sucks. It just does and all those “credible” critics are on the Activision salary. Those 100 need to go. This game is no a 90/100. Maybe a 70/100 but no were close to the score the critics gave it. Even my own CoD buddies hate the game. They don’t see themselves playing it for long, nor do I. That’s why I’m on here commenting.

  • Max J

    Icouldnt log into elite when I started playing multiplayer the glitching was awful aftet I got thrown out of three games I was frustrated the few maps that I played were mediocre at best
    I hope it gets better I feel screwed so far

  • http://twitter.com/NateGaines19 Nathan Gaines

    just goes to show (and listen up CoD fanboys) record sales does not mean great game. Anyone who does not see this game as over-rated and over-hyped is a moron

  • http://twitter.com/NateGaines19 Nathan Gaines

    The height of FPS was, and always will be Quake III. before morons came along and ruined the genre

  • Activison

    This will be the hackers all time fav game of 2011 Aim bot relesed 24 hr after the game is on the store shelf. Activison is to busy working on there map pack to care all they want is more money. This is the worst game of 2011 yet the makers of the game could obviously care less aobut the customers in-game experince all they want is your cash at the counter. dont worry that map pack will be out soon ROFL

  • Daryuujin

    the maps are horrible, they were supposedly designed to stop campers and its only made it worse with an over abundance of stuff to hide behind making head glitching even more annoying

    when camping isn’t happening the small close quarter maps combined with a horrible spawn system makes it so you will be getting shot from the back/side WAY too often and no “checking corners” doesn’t help because they made so many entrances to every area to “stop” camping its impossible to check corners properly

    the hit box fails horribly at times either giving your hit markers when youve clearly missed (say with a sniper) or not getting hit markers when your sits is dead in a guys chest at close range

    the knife system..i wont even go on about how broke that is, not as bad as commando pro but im tired of knifing people and them not getting hit by it

    gun balance sucks a a fully auto machine pistol will take out a shot gun at close range?

    steady aim is over powered ive seen some down right stupid long range hip fire sprays

    host selections is HORRIBLE

    Now I LOVED MW2 it was pretty much the only game i played and I had HIGH hopes for mw3 but it has left me downhopefully the new maps they release will fix alot of issues if they design them better and a few patches can make this game great

  • Ryanradez

    The spawn points on MW3 are god aweful! I spawn and then get shot in the back one to two seconds later!!? This game is still unrealistic as heck! You shoot a guy in the face three times and he knifes you from ten feet away and kills you!? This game is a real disappointment!

  • Evansrck

    I love CoD but this game…. I was stupid enough to let my friends talk me into elite (which I still can’t use because they won’t send me my verification email) I’m stuck with this game. The hit detection is worse than black ops. You mean to tell me I’m going to ads my red dot center mass fire off half a clip and not get a singerle hit marker. In fact the killcam doesn’t even register I fired. The spawns just suck, the maps feel like the put some buildings and cars into a martini shaker and just dumped it out onto a tiny little square, and the Mk14 or ebr or whatever is WAAAY OP. All in all it just feels like a shoddy, half assed product. I didn’t like the idea that Activision was just out for my coin but that is exactly what happened. I’ve always supported these guys and they just bent me over and screwed me.