10 Things You Must Know About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
In about a month and a half, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be upon us. Everything you love about the game that Battlefield 3 players hate, will be back and better than ever. It doesn't matter who you are, what games you play, how old you are, or what color you like, there are some things you must know about Modern Warfare 3 before it launches. Ten of them to be exact. Lock and load, because here they are.
You will suffer hearing loss after an explosion, and then have a soldier yelling in your face.
This is pretty conventional Call of Duty fare. An explosion knocks you to the ground, you're disoriented, and your team is under fire. Your ally yells into your face for a couple of seconds. Slowly, his voice fades back in until you hear “I said get up soldier!” You pick up your rifle and continue. It's been like that in every Call of Duty since Call of Duty: Civil War-fare. Don't expect things to change now.
You will siege a room in slow-motion.
This always happens after you enter a room with your squad, and it always follows a flashbang or C-4 on the door. You then proceed to take out three to six enemies—sometimes with hostages present—in about two seconds. This is yet another example of standard Call of Duty kick-assery. Also cool in slow-motion—having a teammate toss you a clip when you're out of ammo.
You will attempt to make a jump from one building/cliff to another, come up short, and have a teammate pull you up.
Whoa! That was a close one! Could you imagine if that teammate wasn't there?! You'd just keep grabbing at nothing until you fell to your death. You can bet there will be another one of these “cliffhangers” in Modern Warfare 3. Also, be prepared for zip-lining down the side of an exploding building.
No developers were hurt in the making of this scene.
There will be so many explosions in MW3 that Michael Bay will have to actually murder someone in his next movie to get a boner. The trailers have shown explosion after explosion. I'm betting it'll have an explosion inside an explosion, inside yet another explosion at some point. Go even deeper? Too risky at that point.
Michael Bay would be proud.
Oh, another explosion...okay.
This is getting a little out of hand.
A main character will die.
Remember in Modern Warfare when you crawl out of a helicopter after a nuke went off? After trying to walk it off, you fall to the ground and die? Oh, and remember Simon Riley from Modern Warfare 2? You probably know him better as Ghost. He was everyone's favorite skull-patterned balaclava-wearing operative. And do you remember the character you played as, Roach? Yea, well, Ghost gets betrayed and gets shot in the head and chest at point blank range. Then, the two of you are thrown into a ditch, covered with gasoline, and set on fire. What an unexpected happening! When all else fails, kill off a main character to get an emotional response.
Fighting in a plane while weightless will be awesome.
The weightless part looks amazing, as enemies are being lifted off the ground and into the ceiling. People are trying to shoot each other as they float across the cabin. However, that's not the coolest part. The best part will be shooting an enemy at that level, jumping up in the air, and yelling “GET OFF MY PLANE!” Yes, I shamelessly plugged a Harrison Ford quote from Air Force One, the greatest movie ever made. H-Ford has been on camera saying that he wished Han Solo died at the end of Return of the Jedi. He never said he wished President James Marshall (a very Call of Duty-esque name) died at the end of Air Force One. Just sayin'.
As Inception-like as this is, you are not in a dream while a car is flipping over...or are you?
Debris will fly at you disaster movie/2012/Summer blockbuster style.
We've already seen this happen at time stamp 1:22 on the MW3 Redemption Single-player Trailer. A plane crashes to the ground, explodes, and a chunk of metal comes flying at the camera. Every Summer blockbuster, disaster film, and action movie has this. Just like when it happens in those, and in 3D films, it is done for a cheap thrill, much like Susie Hotmess at the hourly rate motel a mile down the road from me.
Oh no...this is how it ends.
You'll spend more time in vehicles than in other Call of Duty games.
Just from the trailers, we can see combat from a chopper while operating a mini-gun; driving into the side of another car and pushing them out of your way; yet again, driving into another car while shooting its passengers; fighting in zero-gravity in the cabin of an airplane; as the passenger in a jeep, shooting at enemies, and ducking as you drive through a gate; in the back of a truck avoiding a derailed train; in a black, inflatable boat avoiding battleships as they get hit with missiles; and in an AC-130, raining down shots on the buildings below. That might be more vehicular combat that Battlefield 3 will have. ***crickets***
You want vehicles? We got that vehicle-roll.
You will get knifed...a lot.
And you'll enjoy it. Ya know why? Because in every match you play online, there will always be that one guy that runs around just knifing everybody. You're never safe. He moves faster than you. He turns corners at blazing speeds, just waiting to introduce you to his cold blade. Can you really blame him? Knives are stronger than bullets. If throwing knives make a return, I count those as getting knifed as well. It'll make you rage, especially when you hear his chipmunk-like voice in the post-game lobby, taunting everyone, but will you stop playing the multiplayer? No way. You'll keep playing, and you'll keep getting knifed. It's the circle of life...or lack there of.
No giraffe-like neck bugs.
Anyone who's seen the Battlefield 3 beta video knows what I'm talking about. I've never seen that happen in a Call of Duty game.
There you have it. 10 things you must know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 before it releases in November. I hope this was educational for you.
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