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Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 | What We Want!

Felix Kemp
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Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 | What We Want!

It's almost certain Activision will finally announce Modern Warfare 3 this coming week, as they gear up the hype machine in preparation for yet another annual Call of Duty assault. But with Jason West and Vince Zampella no longer at Infinity Ward - along with a few other key personnel - having relocated to EA and upstart studio, Respawn, we're all curious to see what the new-look outfit can accomplish.

However, we have a few key demands we'd like to at least see considered. Call of Duty is almost impossibly popular, shattering records with each annual release, but just 'cos it 'aint broke, doesn't mean we shouldn't tinker with it!

Proper Co-Op!

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 | What We Want!

I love Zombies; Spec Ops was great; but I think we'd all like to witness - and, in most cases, prompt! - all of CoD's spectacular moments as part of a flesh and blood team. World at War featured a terrific co-operative option, and it's a lot more fun to dive into the fray with a friend or two - or three - than slog along by yourself.

Often, you're either a lowly grunt in a platoon of soldiers, or one of several highly trained, lethally armed shock-troopers. More than enough room to include a few player-controlled characters to muck around with. So for Modern Warfare 3, I'd like to see a fully-featured, two player minimum co-operative campaign slap-bang in the menu!

Less Linear, More Open!

Call of Duty is a lot like a theme-park ride. It's thrilling, white-knuckle stuff. However, you can't help but feel like you're on the set of a Michael Bay film at times, every explosion, every crashed helicopter or feat of superhuman heroism appearing a little bit staged. Nothing wrong with that at all, but it wouldn't hurt to add a little choice into the matter.

For instance, what if instead of shooting your way into a terrorist compound, you could snipe the occupants from afar or set explosives at select options? I often feel like a bystander in Call of Duty, rather than an integral part of proceedings. I'd also like to see less of a gauntlet of death, racing through preordained paths decided by the developer, and more open-ended, multi-staged encounters, please!

Bye Bye Infantry Warfare, Hello Special Forces!

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 | What We Want!

Black Ops' campaign was a success on a number of fronts. For one, it had a genuinely riveting story with an intriguing set-up and numerous - pulpy, mind - plot twists. It was also nice to invest in a single narrative protagonist - rather than several  disparate ones - and bid farewell to the tired, cliched attempts at aping Saving Private Ryan.

So in Modern Warfare 3, we want an emphasis on special forces operations. I'm talking infiltrating enemy lairs via sewage pipes, slicing hapless guard's necks, silenced pistol shots to the cranium and thrilling escapes via helicopter. Call of Duty is always at its most intense and exciting when you're a spec ops soldier, so let's never forget that.

Revamped Multiplayer!

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 | What We Want!

Heresy, I hear you proclaim! Revamp perhaps the most popular multiplayer option on the planet? Well, yes; why not? It's been the same pretty much since Modern Warfare cracked the mold, but since then it's barely changed a bit, sans new weapons and perk rosters. It's an excellent system, no doubt, with a lot of customisation and enticing rewards. But it's a little set in its ways, too.

For instance, the camo options for your guns are in dire need of an update. Instead of offering a choice of - often ugly - skins, why not let us choose from a base template colour we can then customize with a range of decals? And what about customizable perks, traits we can tinker with or abilities we can mold? New modes, greater variety of maps, special ammunition; you name it! A host of examples can be suggested, so I hope Infinity Ward is listening.

What would you like to see in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3? You never know, it might end up in the game! As always, sign off in the comments section below.

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Sam Smith  May. 10, 2011 at 14:11

I definitely have to agree with the Co Op statement. My brother and I love to do co op missions and the spec ops element was great, but it still lacked the excitement of actually playing out the campaign. I may be being ignorant but after spending months on a game and getting it to play as well as the CoD series' do, is there that much more work to implement a split screen co op campaign version? Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is in my opinion the best game ever for split screen co op and I eagerly await the next installment of the Tom Clancy range.

The ability to play with a guest online is something which I very much hope they retain for MW3 as we have spent many long hours doing this. I have played more hours online doing split screen with a guest than on any other previous game.


javs  May. 10, 2011 at 14:58

i love cod points from black ops, that needs to come back. i hate doing x no. of kills to unlock this, or reach x level to unlock particular killstreak.

cod points needs to come here too

Jakey Bee  May. 10, 2011 at 15:17

HOW could you say that! Spec Ops was TERRIBLE!
Such a huge disappointment, especially after Zombies in [email protected] and full co-op. I really hope we get a Zombies equivalent in MW3.
Also, IW probably won't listen, considering they've barely got the whole team to make the game. Not hating on MW3, just saying that you'll have to direct your multiplayer complaints to Raven Software, single player complaints to Hammer Productions, and anything else to what remains of IW.

Late  May. 10, 2011 at 15:57

My biggest hope for the new Call Of Duty is simply that it doesn't suck. I *love* the COD franchise, and rack up hundreds of hours on each installment.
It would be great to see some of the changes referred to above, but tbh I'd happily settle for them taking the "lazy" route of effectively slapping a few minor tweaks and some new story/maps onto the old game if the company/development team is as disjointed as I'm lead to believe it is. It'd be disappointing, and would get a lot of criticism, but that's better than them trying to shake things up and making a complete pigs ear of it...
(Co-op campaign would definitely be bloody nice, though!)

Zombies is one of my favourite parts of the COD series in recent years, but I consider it Treyarch's domain - I'd be surprised to see it in the new game.

mw  May. 10, 2011 at 16:13

please let it have split screen online and co op me and my brother loved it

Justin R.  May. 10, 2011 at 19:03

I would like to see gore be brought back to multiplayer as well as a bit of variety to melee attacks (for instance if you are behind an enemy it does a different animation to stab them/kill them). I'm not saying that it has to be Unreal Tournament levels of gore, but enough to get some realism and seriousness going. World at War did an excellent job at doing that. It's a shame that MW2 and Black Ops did not have the same gore even though they were supposed to be newer and better.

xMURDAH6o2  May. 10, 2011 at 20:12

woooooow if it dont have quick scopes im not buyin it n i kno atleast 50 people dat wont so i hope dey are listening n give da community wat dey want and love. If not im shure thell see the backlash in sales just like shit ops.

Late  May. 10, 2011 at 23:42

R.I.P. English language.

annon  May. 10, 2011 at 23:52


James A  May. 11, 2011 at 00:43

Like the three previous CoD games three major things need to be changed in the MP

The spawn system. People complain about BO having a bad spawn system but I went back to CoD4 this week and the spawning is even worse!

Matchmaking needs an overhaul so that the teams actually do even themselves up when playing Merc TDM. Too many times are the sides uneven.

Hit markers. There needs to be consistency with the guns. It's no good shooting someone in the face with a shotgun only to have them laugh at you and kill you with two shots from a pistol.

Felix Kemp  May. 11, 2011 at 09:26

Backlash in sales? Since when was the biggest entertainment launch ever considered backlash?

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