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Army November 24, 2011
By Bob Dikkenberg
Say again, over ...
If you can think
of a witty caption
for the picture,
at left, email
24" as the sub-
ject. Keep entries
under 25 words
your name, rank
November 10 winner
"You put your right foot in, put
your right foot out, do the hokey
pokey and shake it all about."
Cpl Cheryl Melling
We also liked:
"Everyone's been much closer
since we introduced group-hug
sessions at lunch time."
Army has four copies of Fred Smith's CD Dust of Uruzgan to give away. Send your
entry to firstname.lastname@example.org to win one.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
IF YOU'VE ever wondered what it
would be like to be a character in a
big-budget action flick, then Call
of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 may
be the game you've been looking
for.Although players fight as a
number of characters from most-
ly real-world military units using
more-or-less true-to-life weapons,
this is definitely not a military simu-
lation and the "strategy" doesn't go
far beyond "run here, shoot things,
repeat". However, MW3 is a very
pretty game and great fun to play.
Players will find themselves
piloting an inflatable boat through
a harbour filled with warships being
pummelled by missiles or fighting
a running gun battle with Somali
militants in the middle of a heavy
These set-piece events are a big
part of the franchise's success and
MW3 keeps up the tradition, natu-
rally going bigger than ever before.
The single-player campaign,
which only lasts six or seven hours,
is just part of the MW3 experience --
the online multiplayer component is
what keeps players going long after
the single-player war is won.
MW3's multiplayer will be
instantly familiar to those who've
played the last two Modern Warfare
games -- the maps are relatively
small, as are the teams, and the
focus is on fast-paced running and
gunning. There's not the empha-
sis on teamwork one would find in
recently released shooter Battlefield
3, nor are there the vehicles, large
open maps or higher number of
players per map.
Overall, MW3 does what the
whole Call of Duty series does very
well, but it doesn't push any limits.
The game's creators argue that
Call of Duty has always been about
an entertaining experience rather
than breaking new ground, but when
we're at the third iteration of the
Modern Warfare tag and gameplay
and graphics haven't advanced far
beyond the first game, one must
wonder how much longer gamers
will be willing to pay full price for
some new multiplayer maps and a
Given MW3's record preorder
and first-week sales, it seems gam-
ers are willing to pay for what MW3
has to offer. This reviewer just hopes
the developers set the bar a little
higher next time.
-- John Wellfare
The Call of
Duty series is
famous for its
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