Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wii

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by Activision
Release Date: 11/11/2008

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3  on the Wii is not the best by a long shot, but if this is the only system you have, you are likely used to making do with what you have available.

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Since the release of Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, Call of Duty has quickly become one of the most popular games ever, but when it was first released, it wasn't available on the most popular console at the time, the Nintendo Wii. Of course, this was quickly remedied, and Activision has been releasing versions of the game for the platform ever since.

These ports, while certainly a bit worse in the visual department compared to their xbox 360 and PS3 big brothers due to the Wii's lack of graphical power, are faithful versions of both the single and multiplayer segments of every Call of Duty title to be released. That said, does Modern Warfare 3 for the Wii continue this trend, or become an exception to the rule?

Talking about the campaign in a Call of Duty game might seem like a waste of time to some people, but it is important to quite a few people out there, and Modern Warfare 3 tries to wrap up the Modern Warfare story, at least somewhat successfully. As is the case in any Call of Duty game, the story seems secondary to the pretty backdrops and set-pieces, serving as a way to stick you in as many high octane scenarios as is humanly possible. In fact, there are so many of these extremely intense scenarios that there's hardly time to breath, much less insert any exposition. Instead, the game tends to just have massive exposition dumps where you are told what just happened, then thrown directly back into the action.

Spec Ops also makes a return from Modern Warfare 2, offering a set of specialized missions that can be played either by yourself or cooperatively. This mode works great cooperatively in a local split screen setting, but the mode was clearly not built to be played by yourself, and the online version of this mode suffers from game destroying latency problems on the Wii.

Now to what everyone truly cares about, the online competitive multiplayer. Of course, the multiplayer suffers somewhat here because of the inherent awkwardness brought about by friend codes, but that's to be expected with the Wii. What's not expected is the insane amount of lag that seems to be common to every single game online. This lag is so bad that it actually effects aiming and basic gameplay. Otherwise, the multiplayer systems are exactly identical, and hopefully the developers can push out a fix for the lag that is currently destroying the game online.

As usual, this is not the best version of Modern Warfare 3 by a long shot, but if this is the only system you have, you are likely used to making do with what you have available. That said, the online multiplayer elements have been made essentially unplayable by what seems to be badly written net code, which makes this version of the game impossible to recommend. There may not be better designed shooters on the Wii, but at least they work properly.

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