Can i just bring up the fact that review scores measured against previous scores is a really silly point to make.
Because Modern warfare 3 got 9/10 and this got 7.8/10 doesnt mean that this is worse, its reviewed as its own package score wise probably by a different reviewer than the last game and a year later etc.
Heres an example to clarify what im saying.
When perfect dark on the 360 was released it got some quite high scores 7,8 even the odd 9 however a year later and the average review score for it was down to like 6 now it would struggle to get a 4, as time moves on scores usually go down because more faults are found and better stuff comes along or newer stuff etc.
Considering this is the 3,000th game in the series means it cant really be fresh anymore, any sensible reviewer is going to know this, strip away the explosions and voice overs and soundtrack and all its going to be is a fps, its all it can be and that genre is tired......Very tired.
Sure the MP has had some tweaks to make campers and cheaters struggle but thats just a natural thing for a developer to do, the general opinion is that modern warfare 3 mp was so dire that anything else would have been better.
At the end of the day people who sit on this game night after night after night are going to love it, they wont care what the review score is because the community and content is what they want and with 40 million people playing cod every month online it pays for itself value wise.
Personally i hate cod MP, never liked it, never will, i do like the zombie thing however 1 map per map pack is a real joke and the constant re-releasing of older maps is cheap and tacky but i will play the game at some point for the single player campaign just for an evening or two's blasting action, thats why i never get these games straight away but i do always get them.
I literally just got black ops yesterday on the 360 for 2.40, in mint condition which for the 8 hours im going to play it for makes me pretty chuffed, plus its got that awesome little zombie game built in to the computer on the title screen.
Considering COD gets the kids off of other games mp so i have less cheating and glitching to put up with is a real plus to me, maybe thats why HALO 4 is so much fun online right now so for that im always thankful. Oh and STONECOLD its not a 10/10 game buddy, come on.........It's 11 ha ha.
Have fun with it everyone, im obviously not going to get it yet, i want the community to hammer the hell out of it for a while and wait for the overall average scores 6 months or so down the line but again for those that love this, have a blast peeps.