Why Is Modern Warfare 3 Getting Bad Reviews
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the latest installment on the long running call of duty series, has been getting bad reviews since it came out on tuesday, a flood of 0/10outnumbered the 7,8 and 10′s by a dramatic margin.
The current score for the Xbox360 is of 3.0 and on the pc is of 1.7.
My question is why?
After reading so many user reviews 9/10 are of low score as of right now, there is one constant in nearly all of them.
Modern Warfare 3 is basically Modern Warfare 2 again; it is a map pack, adding nothing new or innovative to the series. One reasonably representative review states:
“Don’t believe the marketing hype, this is the same product rebundled let it die and show investors we’re not interested in being sold the same product year after year, the cash cow needs to starve.”
But is this game just too similar to previous games? Certainly, there are a lot of familiar weapons, and a lot of perks and killstreak rewards that we’ve all seen before,the campaign is based around the same old linear action and explosive set-pieces as its predecessors. But then, what did everyone think was going to happen?
Rivalry has also played a part in the tribalism of the user reviews. EA has pitched its Battlefield 3 title very much against Modern Warfare, both in its advertising and in some barbed pre-release interviews – and this has fostered a factional atmosphere: gamers love a platform battle.
It could be that gamers are undergoing a process of genre fatigue; it might be something to do with this console life cycle coming to an end.
I have made a post before about what you should expect from modern warfare 3, basically spoiling the game but also letting the gamers know what they should expect more or less, i wasn’t necessarily being vague when i made that post, that was really all i could put up in there because the game doesn’t really have much more to offer (has you can see now)
You have to keep an open mind about it and try to see and understand from the developers point of view, if the game is too similar to the previews one is just bad because it’s the same, if it is too different (like black ops) it’s bad because it drifted of too much from the previews ones, so this is basically saying that there is no pleasing to everyone.
I believe that the rivalry between Battlefield 3 fans and Modern warfare 3 fans plays a big part in it’s ratings, but i don’t think that would be all.
However, Daniel Krupa, a writer at games site, IGN. Says:
“Most of the millions of people who bought the game are actually playing it and enjoying it. A similar thing happened with Portal 2 back in April. It’s one of the most critically appreciated games of the year, but on the day of release, people were on Metacritic criticising it for lots of reasons. Since then, the rating has risen and there’s now parity between the critical and the user scores. I imagine something similar will happen with MW3 over time.”
Well let’s just see how the game goes and remember ratings isn’t everything, so just go with your gut and have fun.