My Favourite Video Game is a guest feature from bands and artists where we set them a simple task… tell us about your favourite video game. In this feature, indie, folk, rock and ambient electronic music artist Kyle Chatham took up the mantle, and you can read all about his choice below.
Although over the last ten years or so I have had fewer and fewer experiences with a variety of games, I truly believe that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the best game ever made for me. In terms of the series itself, this one (at least for the multiplayer) I feel got everything right. The killstreak system that you could alter to gain perks (eventually gaining all after 7/9 kills) was an exciting and colourful feature. It was the first game in the series to have a DLC as big as it did with new maps and game modes being added seemingly every month (admittedly sometimes to its detriment, but there was a handy feature to turn off DLC with one switch). The maps were great, and it felt natural to have the throwbacks to maps from previous games like ‘Terminal’.
Even the spec ops ‘Chaos Mode’, where you would have to keep killing bots to stay alive with rapid succession was a fresh idea at the time and eventually became Cranked in later games I believe. Admittedly the campaign perhaps left a lot to be desired, though I personally still enjoyed it. I can see how other games in the series’ campaigns could be considered far superior. Black Ops was my personal favourite as far as campaigns.
The game gets a lot of flack, but I can’t see why really. I think it was the perfect amount of every feature the game was presented. It had developed on previous ideas well and brought new interesting ones to the table. I’d still play it over most Call Of Duty’s to this day.
I put so many hours into the game. I ranked up every possible weapon to get the gold camo on them. The game was colourful, vibrant and fast paced. It was completely addictive. I would love to see it remastered someday to get to relive it all again to some degree.