To keep this brief, this game is amazing. It is difficult to play, and hard to connect sometimes. I've been playing it for a few months now. Graphics are amazing. The game play is difficult but I'm getting better. I sometimes have connection issues. I have DSL (which is like having dial-up sometimes) so not sure if it's my end or the games problem. So that's why I took off 1 star for how difficult the game is and poor connection issues.
Ok I have been playing mw3 for a long time now so I'm going to compare this game with mw3 in mind. To start of with this game took about an hour to download from the cd and then it needed to update which took about 8 hours with dsl. When I was finally able to play the game it crashed my computer at least 20 times in one day. I have a new computer that I just recently built that played mw3 with no issues, and it has never crashed or hung-up until I started to play this game. I tried to contact support and they just said to do an update, but I had just done that, so no help from them. I then went to the forums to find out what to do and I had to type "msconfig" in the search bar and go to the startup tab and turn off most of the programs that were loading at startup. This seemed to help but the game does seem to hang once and a while.
About the game itself: The graphics are really cool as far as the maps go and the maps are huge. There is room for improvement though. Like when you are in a map that has trees, the movement of the trees is too much to seem real. It's like there is someone behind the tree with a rope pulling on it, but pulling too hard, it just doesn't look as real as mw3's trees. MMW3's trees move a lot slower and move more naturally. Also the friendly and enemy combantants are too cartoon like. I was expecting a more real/natural look of the cast. The graphics are very sharp though, and they are better than mw3, I just wished that the cast and what I just mentioned earlier looked a little bit more real.The terrain and building graphics are really cool. The sounds in this game are done perfectly, and the visuals of the explosions are done very well too.
Gameplay: This is where they could have done better. To start of with it takes a long time to get a game started, weather it's multiplayer, co-op or campaign. It takes a few minutes for the game to load. I am now having trouble getting a multi-player game to even start now. The connection window just blinks "loading" without any kind of progress indicator. Another problem is in order to change your options with your mouse you have to minimize the game by pressing alt+enter so that the mouse will work. If this game is meant for a pc why didn't the game designers make it pc friendly?
update: I'm having a really hard time to get a game started weather it's a co-op or multi-player, it just blinks "loading" without any progress indication. I'll let it load for at least 5 minutes until I get fustrated and decide to quite.
update 2: Ok I've had the game for a few months now. I've managed to resolve all the issues I was having before. The game is really cool, I do still have connection issues at times. The game play is very difficult. There's too many people on a map at a time. It makes it almost imposible to get more than 1 kill at a time.
Bottom line: This games graphics are awesome, the game play is difficult, connection issues at times, to many people in one map. That about sums it up.