Originally Posted by kabob983
Then you're crazy. As much as I am a CoD junkie I just don't think I can stomach a monthly fee.
Yeah, I'm with you there. I still think it'll be great but guys, lets not kid ourselves, this is going to be MW2 with a few tweaks, I think it'll be a much smaller jump than MW2 was from CoD 4 even. Were they to actually "take it to the next level" people would probably complain.
I disagree there, the Battlefield 3 trailer I actually think is a good bit more impressive, but we'll see.
That said, I'm guaranteed to buy this and I'm sure I'll play the crap out of it (as I did the previous two MW games), but I don't think the trailer was anything particularly new.
A few observations (being the gun geek I am).
1) When the guy tosses the mag to the player early on there is no top to the mag, it's a flat texture. Guess they don't care about that much though. Also, it's a 20 round mag, looks like they're taking a page from Black Ops (or maybe it's just an early build).
2) Daekwan should be happy, they've got the EOTech branded now AND it's got the magnifier behind it.
3) CoD 4 MP5 is back! BUT, they removed the handguards? What? Why are the characters holding on to the scalding hot barrel?
4) Can't tell if that's still a blingified AK47 or not, I get the eerie feeling it is. Go back to the wooden AK!!!
The new mp5 they showed in the leak has a foregrip and side rail instead of handguard. They did also show the cod4 and mw2 for comparison, and I swear I did see an old style mp5 in the trailer, so the old one might still make some sort of single player appearance.
The AK is absolutely the modernized one from MW2. Even the 1887 has been modernized.
And I'm pretty sure they've been very explicit about not charging a sub for MP. In either case people seem to be getting bent out of shape, assuming like it's going to be $15 a month for what's free now. It seems more likely to be $5 a month for something peripheral that few care about. I'm not concerned. In fact, I'm eager to see something worth my money that can extend the MP experience.
With that out of the way, year, I don't expect the campaign to be a huge jump over mw2. I don't want it to be. I want them to keep the same super focused, filler-less roller coaster ride. I want either less story or for them to explain it better, but I want the focus to be on moment to moment action, not cutscenes. I'm looking forward to it taking place in recognizable cities and not a junkyard or oil refinery.
I want other games to explore new formulas, but I want CoD to remain CoD, just better, more refined. Which is why I'm bummed about BF3 - I hope they haven't completely abandoned haggard and sweetwater, because BC2 had an undeniable charm. Yes, the trailer for BF3 looks great, but the mainline BF series has NEVER had a campaign. It's completely unproven, and it remains to be seen what the game actually looks and plays like on a console. It could end up a disappointing sub 30fps mess full of bugs just as easily as the next big thing.
But no one should doubt that on a polish level that MW3 will bring the goods if you like their style, and it certainly doesnt look like they're cutting corners.
Between this, BF3, Skyrim and everything else this fall, I'm seriously considering suspended animation.