Whilst the early press reviews of Activision’s Modern Warfare 3 were, well, fantastic, user opinion doesn’t yet seem to match the glowing comments from the industry critique.[drop2]Of course, the first round of reviews from the big sites tend to be higher than the overall average, for whatever reason, but rarely is there such polarity between them and the buying public.
“This is the BEST map pack for MW2 so far. It’s a little over priced though, they’re usually like $15,” says one user on Metacritic. “If you played one, you’ve played them all. Same thing. Get in line, everyone is buying this game,” says another.
“Played this sorry excuse of a game for a while yesterday after we picked it up on the midnight launch.”
“The funny thing is I had yet to realize this was the exact same game I’ve been playing for two years,” says another Metacritic user.
The common complaint appears to be that this is more of the same, although that shouldn’t come as a massive shock to most – it does have a ‘3’ at the end, and anything off the beaten path would have been judged equally as viciously.
With the user review average currently sitting at around 3.2/10, there’s certainly some unhappy people out there that have splashed cash on the much hyped Infinity Ward first person shooter.
We’ll have our review done as soon as humanly possible. We weren’t selected in the first round of review code, so bought the game at midnight last night with you guys.