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4.0 out of 5 stars Great game..But can use some patches for the online MP, November 9, 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
UPDATE: I have about 6 days of play time. and there have been multiple patches since I wrote this review. The game plays very smoothly now

So I've played about 5-6 hours of this game in total. About 5 hours online,and about 1 hour on the campaign. and here is what I think of it so far.

The graphics look great for a wii game. Probably some of the better graphics on wii....not all of the game is pretty,but most of if it looks really nice, you can tell they put time into making this game look good. The gun models are really nice looking,and character models are better than black ops,the blood on-screen effect is great,fire effects are ok,grenade explosions look great. Just as long as you're not expecting Xbox360 or PS3 graphics,then you will probably not be disappointed. I've had fun playing online and the campaign,even if the graphics aren't like the hd consoles,it still feels epic.

As for the controls, I think they are great. They are basically the same as Black ops. You can choose to use the wii remote and nunchuk, or the classic controller pro. I prefer the wii mote,it feels much faster to me. For anyone trying out cod for the first time on wii,just know that you can adjust the wii remote settings to just about anything,you can choose some of the layouts already pre made or you can customize the buttons to be whatever you'd like. You can also tweak the camera speed and sensitivity

So here is the kinda bad part....Even though the multiplayer is filled with so many good game modes,weapons,etc. The hit detection is... a bit off(read my update at the bottom). If you have played modern warfare reflex,it's a bit comparable. If you have gotten used to the hit detection from Black Ops wii,this might be a big noticeable difference. Many people have also mentioned this to me too,so it's not just me who notices the lag. It's not as bad as MWR,but at times it can be if there is a bad host. and this is from MY experience. not from videos i've seen. and i'm on a good connection,so I don't believe the lag has to do with it...People have remained hopeful though,we have dlc/patch updates coming just like Black Ops did. and things can always turn out better. I know for many people hit detection is a big deal,and it can either convince you to buy or not buy a game,so I thought it'd be important to mention this....

But even with the hit detection the way it is,the game is still fun, and you can tell they really put some time into making it the best experience for wii users...also many of the features that were in Black Ops have returned.... Like the CCP support and the headbanger head set....Hope my review has helped, thanks for reading it :)

EDIT: I have more than 24 hours of play time on the multiplayer now. The game has been updated a while back I believe on 11/17/11. The hit detection is MUCH MUCH better. Comparable to black ops. The lag shooting is gone.. So for those who were waiting until the patch was released. It's finally here.and it has made a big of a difference.
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Initial post: Nov 10, 2011 11:51:41 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2011 12:01:49 PM PST
C. Greyeyes says:
Do you know if lag aiming similar to World at War? I haven't played Reflex.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 10:32:36 PM PST
CerealLOVER says:
Reflex and World at War pretty much have the same hit detection...That's what it seemed like to me,but I only played World at War maybe 5 times online....The good thing about Mw3 is they have patches just like they did in Black ops wii. So if there are problems with the game now,they could eventually be patched....So I guess the answer to your question is...Yeah it's a bit similar to World at war...But probably not as bad...

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 11:29:08 PM PST
Brian Pando says:
Yes the hit detection sucks!
I hope there is a patch, I have a ps3 at home and a wii at college. The hit detection is so bad the only thing I can really trust is the akimbo SMG's. I'm considering buying an xbox for college now if there is no patch soon.

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 4:43:38 PM PST
CerealLOVER says:
The hit detection is 100 times better now. There have been a few patches out. No more reflex/waw style lag shooting. It's really smooth
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