If you have all seen my last CoD rant about Black Ops, then here is one for MW3. Unlike the rest of the gaming community, I am part of a small number of people who can actually be objective about Call of Duty, and am willing to point out where it has gone wrong.
When I first started playing I noticed that when I was near or aiming at an enemy, my game would suddenly start lagging. This lag is not randomised. I hate it when these players claim to be “pro” yet they have to cheat to win games. Very sad in my opinion.
Unusually High Rank
A lot of people seem to be at rank 40 and above already despite the game only coming yesterday. Fair enough some people may have played from Midnight, but you mean to tell that these people don’t have other things such as work … or maybe looking after their kids to worry about?
If they got the game early they should have been de-ranked back to Rank 1. Sledgehammaer was boasting constantly about how “balanced” and fair the new MP was, but how can something be balanced when you have people at Rank 50 playing against those at Rank 1? (In terms of Unlocks not skills)
Since this morning I have not been able to get on a single match. Normally my Xbox live connection in my room is fine, I can play other games online just fine. However since I started playing MW3, it has seriously damaged my Xbox’s Wi-Fi and now I can’t even sign into Xbox live without having to turn my router on an off.
Also worth mentioning is that games get cut off a lot …. yeah a lot. I can say about 50% of all games that I have had so far have disconnected. This gets counted (unfairly) as a loss on my combat record.
As with Black Ops, this game has issues freezing, on the screen where you select which match type to play etc.
CoD Elite not working
I managed to get my code working, and download the application just fine. However when I try to access it, I get an error message and it sends me back to the start screen of the application. I know why this is happening, but IW/Sledgehammer should have actually anticipated this before releasing it. I mean seriously CoD is a popular title (by the way that doesn’t mean it’s the best game ever).
I am willing to say what is good about MW3.
The Spec Ops survival mode is amazing. You do not get swarmed too early, and it gradually ups the difficulty, but unlike Zombies mode on Black Ops, the increase in difficulty between each wave is minute, and you can also call in Air support and Sentry turrets which Zombies did not have. (Technically Zombies did have Sentry guns, but they were in fixed locations). Also you get to level up separately from MP mode which is awesome.
The campaign was also fairly good but it was typical CoD style.