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article imageReview: 'Modern Warfare 3' for the Mac OS feels like an optional port Special

By Stan Rezaee     May 24, 2014 in Entertainment
Aspyr Media attempts to reignite the wow factor that made the 'Modern Warfare' story an icon by porting 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' to the Mac OS. Unfortunately it fails to stand out as anything unique compared to its predecessors.
With most of the gaming community having moved on to Black Ops II or Ghosts as they await the release of Advanced Warfare, Mac gamers now have the opportunity to finish the journey of Captain Price and Soap MacTavish in their hunt for Vladimir Makarov.
Modern Warfare 3 starts were its predecessor left off as Captain Price gets Soap medical treatment for his injuries while America repeals the Russian invasion. Three months later, Russian President Boris Vorshevsky wants to end the hostilities with the West, a policy that is not welcomed by some in the government who support a coup led by Vladimir Makarov.
After taking control, Makarov orchestrate a series of terrorist attacks across Europe that are followed with an invasion by Russian forces. These events forces Price and Soap to come out of the shadows to end the war.
The single player campaign switches between the Delta Force fighting the Russian invasion of Europe and Task Force 141's hunt for Makarov. The Multiplayer feature gives players a verity of gameplay options while unlocking new gear as they improve their status. Overall it feels like they took the concept of its predecessor, copy & pasted it, then made a few minor changes.
It's tempting for a Mac gamer to finish the story but one needs to realize it's like The Godfather Pt. III, as in its predecessors were iconic masterpieces that raised the bar while this installment was a disappointment. Here is everything a Mac gamer needs to know about how the story ends; Makarov kills Soap, Yuri and Makarov used to be BFF's, Price kills Makarov, Russia and the West are at peace (I just saved a Mac gamer $14.99 and +15 hours).
Unlike its predecessors, this game has nothing memorable about its story while every "shocking moment" feels like it was shoehorned in for the sake of shock value. The only thing that Modern Warfare 3 is known for is generating over $1 billion in 16 days, beating the record set by James Cameron's Avatar by one day.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was when series officially peaked in its quality and started its downward spiral that was obviously experienced in Ghosts and in Black Ops II to some degree.
In the end a Mac gamer is better just finishing Modern Warfare 2 than reading the Wikipedia synopsis just to learn how it all ends.
Final Score: 3/5
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