November 10, 2011
Metacritic Users NOT Happy About Modern Warfare 3
Modern Warfare 3 has been selling fairly well over the past couple of days, and scoring fairly high on a number of credible review sources. However, websites such as Metacritic which allow users as well as critics to review are telling a different tale. Of the three different scores (for Xbox, PS3, and PC), not a single one has achieved above a 3 out of 10 rating. The brunt of the complaints primarily accuse Modern Warfare 3 of being an over-glorified map pack, stating that the gameplay, graphics, and weapons have changed very little since Modern Warfare 2. Other complaints target the game’s incredibly short campaign, lack of creativity in multiplayer map layout, and perhaps most importantly, full $60 price tag. One user creatively pointed out that Activision has been treating Call of Duty almost like a sports game, releasing a new, virtually unchanged edition each year.
While many of the user comments may seem to all say the same things (and a suspicious number laud Battlefield 3 as a vastly superior game), the backlash is far too large and diverse to be intentionally organized. Gamers of all platforms and backgrounds have been giving the game low scores of 1, 2, and even 0. While I can’t speak for the majority or the minority as I haven’t played the game, it’s easy and safe to say that there are a LOT of people not happy about the latest installment of Modern Warfare.