The newest Call of Duty game promises to revolutionize FPS gameplay in ways never before imagined, an Activision rep told us in an exclusive interview. "We're really going all-out this time: we've heard the 're-hash' jokes and the criticism toward Call of Duty as a franchise, so we're responding by doing something completely different from previous games; we're really deviating from the known path this time. Modern Warfare 3's new features will blow your minds," he ecstatically informed us. It's hard to believe that we were excited about BF3's DLC achievement pack - this is even more phenomenal.
The representative noted that the 'revolutionary and new' gameplay features for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will include guns and bullets, allegedly to shoot people with (right, we'll believe that technology when we see it, Activision!); our contact has further informed us of the possibility for grenades and explosives, but "we don't want to make any promises -- those are quite advanced."
The doubt on our faces must have been clear to the rep -- it's great to be innovative, but this was just too much for even Activision to pull off. As if on cue, that's when they offered to let us play Modern Warfare 3: it's true. Everything they said is true. There are guns, bullets, and what looks like a grenade, although it's not fully functional at the time of this article (clearly an advanced device that requires brand new game design tactics). To our surprise, there were even multiple guns with different functions: some guns shoot fast, some shoot slow but do more damage, and some guns even seem to work in every situation no matter what.
All of this was even more mind-blowing when we were told, despite all technical aspects that went against them, Activision and Infinity Ward have included the possibility to shoot other players' characters in the game (dubbed 'multiplayer') for an increased uniqueness factor. The gameplay is -- just as they said -- truly revolutionary: you kill enemies, and then they respawn and you kill them again. Sometimes they even kill you (gaining them "points") -- but don't worry! -- this does not have any affect on your actual health, only that of your character.
"We've worked hard to make this the most addictive game ever made," he explained as I shot people in new ways, "we expect it to interest our target audience for a full five hours before they lose interest and play other games with guns and bullets instead."