Average User Score: 3.3Mar 24, 2012I have not even played the single player yet, and I don't plan on playing it, MW2 story went right out into crazy space and I cant see MW3I have not even played the single player yet, and I don't plan on playing it, MW2 story went right out into crazy space and I cant see MW3 story being any better. With that in mind this review is based purely on the multiplayer Split screen and online. IMHO its a below average FPS, discounting the fact that its a repackage on MW2, the multiplayer is clunky with lag being more a deciding factor in victory than any relevant skill, there are crazy balance issues. the level system is boring and tedious especially when combined with the "gun levelling system" which is just a stupid filler idea to prolong game play, but the worst problem by a mile are the killstreaks, in this FIRST PERSON SHOOTER u get killed more often than not by a helicopter gunship or a bombing run, missile launched from a drone or some other weapon system completely unrelated to the term FPS, in the average game after doing some counting i found i get kill only 15% of the time by a gun, the rest is some form of air strike. To sum it up its too much bells and whistles and not enough FPS. If you want a FPS that is just that a First person shooter i would not recommend this game, if u want a skill less frag fest with enough helicopter gun ships, stealth bombers and remote control missiles to replace the car as the accepted mode of transport. more explosions than people and a game decided by lag not seen since the days of dial up then MW3 is for you, i got my copy for Â£25, but i had to pay full retail Â£44.99 i would have been so annoyed.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Dec 23, 2010Firstly this is the best fantasy RPG ever released, it has its problems but none of them take away from its epicness.
Gameplay The gameplay,Firstly this is the best fantasy RPG ever released, it has its problems but none of them take away from its epicness.
The gameplay, which is instantly familiar to anyone who has played Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic which itself it another Bioware wonder, is based around a team of 4 controlled in a semi real time manner, meaning the game is based of a background clock which is sometimes refered to as ticks, so for instance your character may swing there weapon every 4 ticks. you choose one of 3 classes which each have the own starting story to expllain how they got the start of the game. the biggest complaint i have seen is that your ai partners are sometimes a bit slow, however there is a option to give them custom tactics and set parameters for activating moves, changing targets, when to use items etc. Some people who clearly missed the point say that bioware just couldnt be bothered to script the ai itself, where as i say that they have given the ai the ability to the basics of there build such as a healer healing but they have also constructed a command input system that will allow you to set up a custom team just as you like. if u cant be bothered with this ai is perfectly capable. The gameplay is smooth and easy to maintain control of with a zoom feature from over the shoulder to a battlefield view, which is this kind of game is possible the most useful feature ever i cannot praise the zoom featue enough. But should the combat get out of hand u can just hit space and pause the game give your team the commands to help tip the balance and then unpause as you watch your actions lead your team to victory ( lol i sound like a roman general/nerd). When your not fighting you will be talking to NPC's or exploring, your repsonce is not spoken instead you select it from a list of responses, but all major and some non major characters have full diologue in other words the only things you have to read are a few lines at most. The characters are voiced beautifully and the actors give some amazing performances worthy of any voice over movie. Should be the reading type then you can hunt for entries to the codex which is basically a history of dragon age book, and will tell u all about the extensive backstory and lore of the game.
Graphics Well what can i say but WOW, i have a high end gaming machine hooked up to a 32 inch Hd-TV and the game looks absolutly amazing, to anyone with a good pc ignore the console versions of this game its much better on with added depth from the modding community but more on that later. The characters both major and non major look stunning., with great facial animations and movement. In combat all enemies look stunning and without spoiling anything some of the early cinematics are just jaw droppingly good. The animations in general are top notch with anything from swing a sword to waving goodbuy looking awesom. My personal faveorite part though are called death animations and these are basically random when fighting most enemies with a few exeptions and your character will kill the target in some sort of cool way, especially on the bigger monsters/creatures you fight they are a joy to watch. Linear Vs non linear This game is not fully open ended, such as fallout 3 or the eldar scrolls oblivion, but i have never had a problem with scripted games. This game gives the impression of a go any where do anything which is my opinion is harder to do than a big game world full of trees. All it means is that the bits that you see are beautiful to behold the dwarven cities being right up my street. At the game time though the game is no so linear as to force a player down a path and there are many to choose from esepcially when choosing to help/kill weather to be good/evil etc.
The modding community
2 words "amazingly epic", so many well done mods out and a great community to ask for help should you need it. The modders on sites like dragon age nexus are masters of the craft and should be hired this second by a company such as bioware. Bioware themselves are pretty clever giving an easy way to install/remove mods from your game. Conclusion
Going into this game i was not sure as i am not the biggest fan or these kinds of combat systems but i have eaten my words with my foot in my mouth, it blew me away. Not once during this game have i ever felt stressed. I have enjoyed every minuite of playing this game, and being a game with 50 hours+ in one play though and having completed the game around 9 times (yes im sad but it should tell u how good it is lol ), it is alot of time. I know i said at the start of this review there are bad points and well erm i suppose i should mention one, erm............ errrrrrrrr..................hmmmmm well i cant think of any :P oh yeah it consumed a lot of my time lol. i would have mentioned the story in detail but no enough words, so i will simply say that which ever way you take the story its epic.… Expand