September 6th, 2011
Call of Duty hasn't changed much since 2007's seminal Modern Warfare. But does it really need to, asks a new preview of Modern Warfare 3.
"What can you expect from Modern Warfare 3 when it releases later on this year?" writes Beefjack. "More of the same, but don’t take that as a negative just yet. The amount of playtime that the Call of Duty games provide make them well worth the price tag, even if it just an upgrade to the game you’re currently playing. For a game that lasts a year, the cost seems well worth it to me. And ultimately, Modern Warfare 3 is likely to appeal the exact demographic who bought the previous games. That’s a lot of people."
Like it or not, in terms of hours played, Call of Duty is one of the most popular games each year. Probably not as popular as StarCraft, WoW, or even League of Legends. But certainly the most popular shooter.
In many ways, the annual Call of Duty is like the Superbowl of shooter games. A really good one only comes along every few years or so. But you still watch/play it due to its social implications. In other words, playing Call of Duty with Call of Duty friends is probably better than playing something else with no friends.
That said, will you play Modern Warfare 3 this fall because "everyone else is doing it?" Be honest. And would that be such a bad thing, provided it's at least a competent PC experience?
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