Modern Warfare 3’s campaign is only around 4 hours long, which has been described as disappointing and lackluster online.
If you’re not aware, the campaign is now playable for those who pre-ordered the game via Campaign Early Access. It became available at 6 PM GMT on November 2nd, with players in that timezone already playing the final game-ending credits by Midnight.
According to those who have played and voiced their opinions online, the campaign simply didn’t hit the right tempo of what a Call of Duty campaign should. Call of Duty content creator TheGamingRevolution described it as “pointless filler”, with ModernWarzone weighing in and calling it “Very lackluster”.
Filler open-world combat missions, that are almost identical to some multiplayer experiences, it’s clear that the game has missed the mark with so many.
What seemed to be the only positive sentiment about the campaign was the game’s cutscenes, but in an age where almost any game cutscene (sorry Rise of Kong) is epic, it begs the question as to the value of Modern Warfare 3.
While I’m positive the game is going to sell extremely well and be a Top 5 in Call of Duty sales, it begs the question of whether or not this is the strategy the series has moving forward and as gamers, if we’re happy with it. Personally, I’m not a fan of this being sold as a fully-fledged game, but then again I’m guilty of buying in-game skins for $20 from time to time so who am I to argue?
Modern Warfare 3 officially launches November 10 on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, and PC.