Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Mode Gets "Phenomenal" Response

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Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Mode Gets "Phenomenal" Response

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It's like fighting zombies. Zombies with guns ... and helicopters.

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling says that there has been a "phenomenal" response to the early builds of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Spec Ops mode. Speaking to Major League Gaming during E3, he explained some of the mode's features, and said that it now incorporated some of the best elements from Call of Duty's multiplayer

Just as with the previous games, Modern Warfare 3's Spec Ops mode features mission-based gameplay on the game's single player maps. This time, however, there is also a survival mode where the player fights wave after wave of enemy soldiers on game's multiplayer maps. The survival mode has been compared to the zombie modes found in Treyarch's Call of Duty games, although obviously with an extra level of complexity. Zombies can't pilot helicopter gunships, for example.

When our intrepid reporters tried out Modern Warfare 3's Spec Ops at E3, they called it a "combination of everything that makes [Modern Warfare] multiplayer great, funneled into a challenging horde mode," and it seems like plenty of other people have had a similar reaction. You'll be able to see if it lives up to the hype when the game comes out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 8th.

Source: CVG

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Sounds great.

Let the COD hate begin...

Fuck the haters, this sounds awesome! Do want!

but it is bad, remember, because it is Call of Duty!

/sarcasm

This game is going to be great, can't wait to play the campaign most of all though :)

My friend is going to be all over this. He didn't care for zombies too much, but liked going up against a bunch of bots on hardened in combat training on Black Ops. So I'd imagine this'll appeal to him much better.

Hell yeah!

I loved Spec Ops, makes the game worth buying if you're not big on multiplayer.

More please.

Korten12:
Sounds great.

Let the COD hate begin...

TheRightToArmBears:
Fuck the haters, this sounds awesome! Do want!

C95J:
but it is bad, remember, because it is Call of Duty!

/sarcasm

This game is going to be great, can't wait to play the campaign most of all though :)

The lack of irrational hate in this thread after three posts is just... inspiring :)

Knowing my friend and I, we'll have a blast with this even if it's only just as good as MW2's Spec Ops.

Definitely looking forward to this.

So no zombies then? Thank God for that.

*thinks for a moment*
Who did this first?
Halo 3: ODST or someone else?

Anyway, I personally prefer the idea of zombies because that's more 'realistic' (ha. CoD? Realism? XD) that you're trapped until death rather than last man standing stuff with hundreds of soldiers...

I still plan on watching a Let's Play of MW3's campaign, cuz if it's anything like Black Ops' campaign it can fuck right off. The lack of pacing crucified that game for me

So it seems to be 1 part good (coop) to 2 parts bad/uninteresting (campaign and MP)

Still no plans on buying this due to simple mathematical logic.

It would be a more tempting prospect if it was more than two-player. Same went for Spec Ops in MW2; they could have made it so much bigger and had more variety of missions if they'd allowed for it to be more than just two-person co-op. Still, I think it'll be worth a shot at a friend's.

Edit: And I'm glad its not another Zombie mode; that just isn't as fun as it used to, considering the gameplay hasn't change at all.

Chrono212:
*thinks for a moment*
Who did this first?
Halo 3: ODST or someone else?

I remember it being in Aliens vs Predator so it's been around at least 10 years before ODST, and was almost certainly done before that.

Desaari:

Chrono212:
*thinks for a moment*
Who did this first?
Halo 3: ODST or someone else?

I remember it being in Aliens vs Predator so it's been around at least 10 years before ODST, and was almost certainly done before that.

Oh ok.
Well, what about 7th gen?

It's phenomenal, it's this brand new thing called Spec Ops. And it's totally not just a shameless rehash or what we did in Modern Warfare 2.

Here's what the box art looks like
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The one thing I like about this article is that it proves how stupid Infinity Ward is.

It's ripping on Call of Duty for not being enough of a direct port of the last Call of Duty game. But the thing they didn't realize is that it was pretty much a port of the CoD game that happened before that one.

I'll be damned, some good news actually comes out of the MW3 front. I had pegged this game for a multi-player only fragfest that I would normally never play but if there is a decent co-op to the game I might actually buy this...used.

Of course I'll wait to hear about it in the reviews first, I definitely don't believe the hype.

Mikeyfell:
It's phenomenal, it's this brand new thing called Spec Ops. And it's totally not just a shameless rehash or what we did in Modern Warfare 2.

Here's what the box art looks like
image

The one thing I like about this article is that it proves how stupid Infinity Ward is.

It's ripping on Call of Duty for not being enough of a direct port of the last Call of Duty game. But the thing they didn't realize is that it was pretty much a port of the CoD game that happened before that one.

STOP LIKING WHAT I DONT LIKE BAAAAWWWW

OT: I fucking hate zombies and probably wont buy MW3 because I will be too busy playing other games. So mehhh.

Chrono212:

Well, what about 7th gen?

What's a 7th gen?

Glad we get objective based modes back. What's the fucking point of a survival mode?

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

Mikeyfell:
It's phenomenal, it's this brand new thing called Spec Ops. And it's totally not just a shameless rehash or what we did in Modern Warfare 2.

Here's what the box art looks like
image

The one thing I like about this article is that it proves how stupid Infinity Ward is.

It's ripping on Call of Duty for not being enough of a direct port of the last Call of Duty game. But the thing they didn't realize is that it was pretty much a port of the CoD game that happened before that one.

STOP LIKING WHAT I DONT LIKE BAAAAWWWW

OT: I fucking hate zombies and probably wont buy MW3 because I will be too busy playing other games. So mehhh.

STOP BUYING WHAT YOU ALREADY OWN 4 OF BAAAAAWWWWW!

Mikeyfell:
le snip

I know, it's almost like it's a sequel...

How crazy is that? Games in the same series, even the same trilogy, sharing features? This must be unprecedented!

THEoriginalBRIEN:
Glad we get objective based modes back. What's the fucking point of a survival mode?

For fun? I mean does their need to be a huge point of it?

Desaari:

Chrono212:

Well, what about 7th gen?

What's a 7th gen?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_generation_consoles
The current consoles

Mikeyfell:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

Mikeyfell:
snip

STOP LIKING WHAT I DONT LIKE BAAAAWWWW

OT: I fucking hate zombies and probably wont buy MW3 because I will be too busy playing other games. So mehhh.

STOP BUYING WHAT YOU ALREADY OWN 4 OF BAAAAAWWWWW!

Both of you be quiet and get along or I swear I will turn this thread around right now!

OT: Sounds like a good time with a few friends but Infinity Ward is going to have to do a bit more for me to purchase this. Mind you its more because I will be low on money from buying other games and not because of any hate of the CoD franchise I tend to enjoy the Treyarch games a bit more than Infinity Ward's more though

Pretty sure the old Ghost Recon games had a mode just like this, it was awesome so it could work for them

Chrono212:

Desaari:

Chrono212:

Well, what about 7th gen?

What's a 7th gen?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_generation_consoles
The current consoles

There was a mod for Unreal Tournament that was essentially horde mode. That's the earliest I remember seeing it, since 1999-2001(can't remember which year).

Phlakes:

Mikeyfell:
le snip

I know, it's almost like it's a sequel...

How crazy is that? Games in the same series, even the same trilogy, sharing features? This must be unprecedented!

Sequels usually add something new. MW 2 was a sequel this seems more like a remake.

Awesome! Spec Ops was easily my favourite part of MW2. Glad we're getting that and more this time around around.

jpoon:
I'll be damned, some good news actually comes out of the MW3 front. I had pegged this game for a multi-player only fragfest that I would normally never play but if there is a decent co-op to the game I might actually buy this...used.

Of course I'll wait to hear about it in the reviews first, I definitely don't believe the hype.

This exact mode was in MW2. Down to the it being campaign missions, but co-op style. The horde mode thing has already been done in almost every other FPS series so far. Why not CoD?

Why are they acting like every minimal thing they do is groundbreaking? 60 FRAMES PER SECOND ON A TEN YEAR OLD ENGINE?! OH GOD, GAME OF THE YEAR!

One thing I would love, some form of vs or competative spec ops missions. If they expand it enough, and continue to release new DLC missions, its hardly rehashing.

And for trollings sake, next treach zombie map will be accompanied with "zombies piloting helicopters"

Spec Ops was one of the only redeeming aspects of MW2 lol.

Still not buying it.

Chrono212:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_generation_consoles
The current consoles

Okay, what about them?

Mikeyfell:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

Mikeyfell:
It's phenomenal, it's this brand new thing called Spec Ops. And it's totally not just a shameless rehash or what we did in Modern Warfare 2.

Here's what the box art looks like
image

The one thing I like about this article is that it proves how stupid Infinity Ward is.

It's ripping on Call of Duty for not being enough of a direct port of the last Call of Duty game. But the thing they didn't realize is that it was pretty much a port of the CoD game that happened before that one.

STOP LIKING WHAT I DONT LIKE BAAAAWWWW

OT: I fucking hate zombies and probably wont buy MW3 because I will be too busy playing other games. So mehhh.

STOP BUYING WHAT YOU ALREADY OWN 4 OF BAAAAAWWWWW!

Why do you care? Its my money and I will spend it on what I enjoy. Why do you worry so much about what games other people buy? Smacks of "I have nothing better to do than pretend I am superior to others because I like different games than other people!"

Mikeyfell:

Phlakes:

Mikeyfell:
le snip

I know, it's almost like it's a sequel...

How crazy is that? Games in the same series, even the same trilogy, sharing features? This must be unprecedented!

Sequels usually add something new. MW 2 was a sequel this seems more like a remake.

Thats a fucking retarded statement and you know it. The game isnt even out yet. Have you traveled in time to play a new COD game? No? Then sit down and stop crying about it. You could at least wait until the game is out, maybe then someone other than you will give a small fuck.

I would love to hear what your favourite FPS are. Battlefield? Yeah, Bad Company is just THAT different to previous games in the series, right? Quake esque games? Like, you know, the ones that had the whole genre grind to a halt with no innovation to be found, kind of like what we are experiencing now?

Cpu46:

Mikeyfell:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

STOP LIKING WHAT I DONT LIKE BAAAAWWWW

OT: I fucking hate zombies and probably wont buy MW3 because I will be too busy playing other games. So mehhh.

STOP BUYING WHAT YOU ALREADY OWN 4 OF BAAAAAWWWWW!

Both of you be quiet and get along or I swear I will turn this thread around right now!

Go on. Try it motherfucker. I dare you, I fucking double dare you kid.

Haha, just kidding. Its all good. At the end of the day, who cares, its an internet forum.

ZeroMachine:

Korten12:
Sounds great.

Let the COD hate begin...

TheRightToArmBears:
Fuck the haters, this sounds awesome! Do want!

C95J:
but it is bad, remember, because it is Call of Duty!

/sarcasm

This game is going to be great, can't wait to play the campaign most of all though :)

The lack of irrational hate in this thread after three posts is just... inspiring :)

Knowing my friend and I, we'll have a blast with this even if it's only just as good as MW2's Spec Ops.

Definitely looking forward to this.

maby we can now get /b/ to count to 10 without racial slurs. XD

Sounds pretty excellent.

I hope they fix the connection problems that Spec Ops had in MW2. It made that mode almost unplayable.

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