"This final chapter in the trilogy provides what is unquestionably the purest adrenaline rush that the series has yet seen. Iím left imagining someone on the development team turning a giant crank until it rests at Ď11í and then just leaving it there. Explosions are huge. Planes crash. Buildings collapse. There are moments that feel like they were torn out of the previous games, except here the ante has been upped."
Here in the real world, war carries a terrible price tag. The soldiers who battle for our freedom put their own lives on hold, endure torturous conditions and all too often make the ultimate sacrifice as they protect ideals that are bigger than any of us.
As I played through the single-player campaign in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, it occurred to me that no game has a real chance of bringing home the true tragedy of war. Most gamers probably wouldnít want that, anyway. As we virtually unload enough bullets to flood a landfill, our tendency is to forget that there are real men and women in uniform who engage in these activities without the comfort of illusion. Those brave soldiers donít have checkpoints to fall back on if they make a mistake, just loved ones who will mourn their passing if the worst happens.
Staff review by Jason Venter (November 11, 2011)
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