New reviews – Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3

Busy day, busy week.  The entire gaming industry is abuzz right now — and why not?  Holiday offerings this season have been more numerous and more widely-anticipated than at any other time in recent memory.

Two of these games are both already among Steam’s fastest-selling offerings and are also – not surprisingly – franchise sequels.  Of course I’m talking about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

We’ve got two different reviews for you by two different writers; each of whom has been playing his respective game more than is probably healthy.  Steam Addicts’ own John Metz takes on Skyrim:

Movements and animations in general are as solid as Skyforge Steel, making combat and traveling enjoyable to watch in both first and third person views; as opposed to Oblivion, where the latter was merely there for vanity.  Simple things like sending your two-handed axe down for a big cleaving power attack is as addictive the 1st time as it is the 500th time; and watching your horse gallop along the tundra and taiga environments of Skyrim’s massive sandbox world gives you a feeling of unrivaled excitement.

Meanwhile, we’ve got a guest writer in to tackle MW3, aka Vic from LambdaGeneration:

The game’s pacing is pretty well done as well – unlike Black Ops, which quickly grew tiresome due to its repetitious, non-stop, idiotic run-and-gun sort of action, Modern Warfare 3′s singleplayer makes good use of interspersed stealth sequences. There’s loads of them, and they are generally quite restrictive, but they do a good job of keeping the game play somewhat fresh.

Ready to discuss and debate the points laid down by these two seasoned gamers?  Well, you better read them first!  Then tell us what you think!

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