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Looking through reviews, I can't help but notice that there are a lot of fanboys of both CoD and Battlefield. As an owner, and enjoyer of both, I felt the need to write a more honest review.
When it comes to the graphics and the audio, the win definitely has to go to Battlefield 3. However for gameplay, specifically the storyline, Modern Warfare gets the win. Before you shout at an unfair comparison, I'm not counting MW3 as a part of the trilogy. As it's own game, I enjoyed the story much more than the story of BF3.
As far as multiplayer goes, I have to give the win to MW3 for one reason. MW3 doesn't have near as many bugs as BF3 seems to have. Don't get me wrong, both are great games, but MW3 seems to be a more finished game. It almost seems like BF3 rushed to get their game out before the competition, and suffered for it.
Focusing on MW3 now, the gameplay is great, for anyone who liked how MW2 played. It is very similar, just updated a bit (new weapons, story, etc.) For some, this may be a problem, because it might feel like the same game to an extent. It is far better than Black Ops was (let's be honest, that isn't hard to do).
Mulitplayer is a lot like it was with MW2, except how the "point-streaks" are set up. Instead of getting points just for kills, there are other points that go towards the streaks. It is a great setup that will take a whole separate review to fully explain.
If you enjoy the storyline of the Modern Warfare series, definitely get this game to see how it plays out. If you're just looking for multiplayer, I don't think this will be your kind of game, unless you loved MW2.
I bought this game, and I think it's money well spent. The BF3 fanboys who call it "Money Wasted 3" are just upset because it is a competitor of their game.
Both games are great, don't listen to the fanboys.
CoD MW3 is a overall great game. Although the multiplayer can be a bit frustrating at times, but it is a blast.
~Good storyline, it's sad at times, but i I found it to be hard to get off of
~Multiplayer is a bit more balanced vs MW2
~Multiplayer has less camping spots
~Spec ops has missions and survival which is similar to zombies mode from previous games
~Quick scoping although its not a big problem
~Spec ops is only 2 player max
~Drop shotting but again its not a huge problem