Kudos to to 1UP for nabbing the trailer for the much anticipated Modern Warfare 3. If you can’t wait for the NBA playoff game tonight, you can take a look at the new trailer HERE, or wait until we have the capacity to post it. I have to admit that I’m totally curious how Modern Warfare 3 (Infinity Ward) will fare with the bulk of its creative team now working for Respawn: Entertainment. The trailer makes the game look like a whole lot of fun, but has the franchise lost its “soul“? We will have to wait and see.
Who is the gravely Cobra Commander voice you’re hearing in this new trailer? “It doesn’t take the most powerful nations on Earth to create the next global conflict — just the will of a single man.” My money is Ghost, the hotshot operator from Soap’s old team who was burnt alive and left for dead. I’d be pretty pissed too.
It seems like just yesterday everyone was stoked about CoDBlOps. At what point is this just a copy and paste effort?
That’s what is really interesting about all this. Infinity Ward designed Modern Warfare which was copied by other studios everywhere (due to its popularity). This includes Treyarch who cloned (ripped off?) Infinity Ward’s formula when they made CODBLOPS. Now that a large number of Infinity Ward’s staff works at Respawn, who knows what the heck MW3 will play like… But good question, where is the innovation?
I’m probably a little biased, because I don’t get a lot of enjoyment out of the CoD series. I’m not really a multiplayer-first person and the single player leaves a lot to be desired in this series.
That being said, fans of the series will pick up the game no problem, the same way people buy Madden every year. Pair that with a healthy American obsession with war and video game shooting and I guess there’s a formula for success there.
Personally, I’m holding out for Disney’s use of Seal Team 6 copyright. Lol.
Coming from someone who played almost exclusively Infinity Ward’s games, I feel that when it comes to other developers, they are always second-rate (I mean, Call of Duty 3 was outright un-inspired in their campaign, and it just screamed like it was done “by the numbers, and out of all of their outings, only United Offensive was their decent effort [yes, the developers at Treyarch originated from Grey Matter]. Hell, I avoided World at War and Black Ops because of it, and lo and behold, watching “Let’s Plays” of those two games made me glad I didn’t waste $120 on two mediocre games).
As it was from E3, and even from Kotaku’s leak, I could tell a mile away that Modern Warfare 3 lacked heart and care that the veteran developers from Infinity Ward had for the game, even if the game is still a work in progress. To put it bluntly, I got BORED with Modern Warfare 3’s E3 presentation. Not a good sign for someone who only played exclusively campaign for the Call of Duty games. I never cared much for the multiplayer because it reeks “same shit, different day, with modified rules.” I’ll take Respawn Entertainment over anything else on the market, and here’s to hoping they win their damn lawsuit against Activision.