The combination of ACTIVISION /INFINITY WARD/SLEDGEHAMMER GAMES can only mean one thing, yes the reason why people of all ages have been queuing outside game shops at midnight, to get their cold hands on , CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 .
Now of course the 40 buck question? Does it blow my skirt up? The answer is well sort of, it’s the usual mix of over complicated story lines and one dimensional character, but haven’t we been here before? Ok when you lock and load, leap from that helicopter, bullets and explosions all around you it is impressive, but still the usual recipe. Maybe it`s because I am still coming down from BATTLEFIELD 3, I found myself constantly comparing the two games. We are treated to the usual campaign game play, maybe a touch too short at 6 hours.
By Gandalf’s beard! What have we here, another Lord Of The Rings adventure? Set up North, very interesting you might think, well I am afraid that is the only interesting thing about this game
Is it a long lost Tolkien story that has mysteriously resurfaced after all these years? Nope, in fact poor old JRR would be spinning in his grave if he found out about this version.
Ok so it’s quite a brief to come up with, a game that is based on such a classic story and old JRR isn’t around to pen one, so what do you do? Judging by what I see here nothing! It just looks like they hoped to wing it with a very vague and mediocre story. Let’s face it folks, if you are going to make a follow up to what was originally a pretty dull game, at least try and make it better, not worse.