Modern Warfare 3 review: Contradicting poor campaign, all aspects positive

By Alan Ng - Nov 8, 2011

Yesterday we pointed you in the direction of a review which touched upon some of the negative aspects, or ‘linear style’ of the campaign mode featured in Modern Warfare 3. Now though, we’re pleased to say that we have a different opinion to offer you now, and it offers a totally new perspective on the single-player portion of the game.

If you missed the controversial review yesterday, you can read the key aspects of it again here. A new review that we’ve checked out from All About the Games contradicts their views on the single-player campaign though, as they actually loved the story mode in the game and and likened it to a ‘heart stopping, roller-coaster experience’, which gamers will enjoy playing.

Interestingly, their 5/5 review also mentions the word ‘linear’ when discussing the campaign, but unlike yesterday’s review from PixelApocalyse which chose to criticize MW3 for it’s lack of depth, this review from AATG reminds gamers that the Call of the Duty franchise is a tried and tested formula and if the story mode is linear, it is what gamers have become expected to seeing anyway.

Here’s a portion of key information from their review: ”MW3’s single player story mode follows the tried-and-tested formula of all of the previous games. It’s a linear, roller-coaster-like experience with you and your rag-tag band of protagonists mowing through thousands of non-descript enemy forces.”

”While previous games in the series have suffered from simply being one corridor-shooter-like level after another, each and every level in MW3 presents you with a hugely impressive and often bewildering set-piece showdown. You’ll use just about every weapon and piece of explosive ordnance known to man and it’s both a hugely satisfying and rewarding experience.”

We know a lot of you were not too happy with the review put up yesterday criticizing the ‘linear’ style of the MW3 story, so this review here should paint a better picture for you. Having said that, it’s nice to have two contradicting views to share with you, as that’s what we’re all about here on PR – opinion and debate.

We’re guessing that a lot of you have already played the story mode of the game after picking up the game at a midnight launch or receiving the game early of course. If you have already played campaign mode, what do you say to the early criticism of it – is it justified or not in your opinion?

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