The game plays similarly to Modern Warfare 2. Controls are exactly as they have always been. I played on a number of maps: Resistance, a Eastern European style cityscape complete with cobblestone streets; Dome, a satellite station with underground walkways; Village, a jungle-based area with waterfalls and a small collection of huts; and Underground, a level that takes place in and around a light-rail station. Though the engine is showing its age, each of the maps impressed. They are sizable and offer plenty of tactical decisions. None were as abrasive as Black Ops' Nuke Town. Kill Confirmed was the major highlight of the evening. The game type tasks players with killing the opposing team, but unlike Team Deathmatch, points can only be scored by collecting the dog tags of downed enemies. Once they are killed, a pair of golden tags float above their body. When you or members of your team are killed, a pair of red tags appear. Players must collect the tags to "confirm" the kill and, subsequently, they can collect tags of their fallen allies to "deny" enemy kills. There's a good give and take where players learned that immediately rushing towards tags didn't always work. As friends died around me, I would lie in wait for enemy troops to swoop in for the score. This gave me the ability to take out the enemy forced and deny a score, while also grabbing a few points for the good guys. I've typically stuck to support roles in multiplayer games, a position Call of Duty has never been good at supporting. Streaks had favored those that hunted kills, even when the mode being played was completely objective based. For that reason, I'm extremely excited for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer offerings. It honestly doesn't feel like ideas thrown into a box to meet an annual cycle. BOOM video 10323 My time with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 proved the developer's willingness to change things in order to craft a better, well-rounded experience. Hardcore fans still have their beloved title, but those with less experience have a fighting chance to stay in the game. There are some great ideas in here and it has me excited for more. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 8 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
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