Brace yourself, I'm about to gush about Modern Warfare. Not because I enjoy the shooter nowadays, but because Modern Warfare's only real "competitor" to the competitive FPS multiplayer throne is Battlefield 3.
You see, my dear friend, Battlefield 3 is an aboslutely superb multiplayer experience. Extroidinarily deep, complex, rewarding, and breathlessly beautiful. There are massive customization options, amazing vehicles to master, and a destruction engine that really helps encompass the game in a feeling of real urban warfare.
What does Modern Warfare have? An outdated graphical engine, no real innovation in about 6 years, and Seizure-Inducing, Stop-Pop-Run-Rinse-Repeat gameplay that is both shamelessly shallow and addicting. Gameplay-wise, Battlefield makes Modern Warfare its b**ch. Not just a b**ch but a slobbering, whimpering b**tch. So why the f*** is Modern Warfare so much better? I'll tell you why..
Because you can play it. Anytime. All the time.
Battlefield 3 -- like Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 1943 has consistent server issues.
OK, OK, let me rephrase. YOU CAN'T F**KING PLAY BATTLEFIELD 3 HALF THE TIME. SERIOUSLY.
This isn't a new issue. EA games have had horrific server issues for half a decade or more. But you don't really hear about it -- it's like gamers take it in stride -- suffering through unplayable, game-breaking lag for weeks at a time just because "Battlefield is so good". Wrong. No matter how good a product is -- car, videogame, personal sex toy -- if it DOESNT WORK HALF THE TIME, it's a peice of steaming s**t. Period.
And EA doesn't give a f***. 5 months after Battlefield 3 is released, the game is still unplayable on a regular basis, and EA's forums are filled with thousands of angry messages. So why, after 9 million copies of BF3 sold, is some of that money not gone into increasing server capacity? Why has EA not fixed this issue? Why do they not care? Why do gamers put up with it? Why the f*** did I forget about their incompetence and STILL BUY THE GAME?
So yep, Modern Warfare, Activision, Bobby Kotick, all of you virgin, weed-smoking, s***-talking 15 year olds with great K/D ratios on Modern Warfare 3 -- you made the right call. Because at least your game f***ing works.