Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Reasons not to buy

By Gary Johnson - Aug 12, 2011

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.

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?

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