By the way, at what platform is this review played (PC)? At least my Xbox 360 game doesn't look that good even after hd install and all updates. I am very disappointed, I bought premium edition for 50 bucks.
Battlefield 3 Review
In the realm of online combat, Battlefield 3 provides thrills that few games can match.
- Deep and varied multiplayer competition
- Awesome array of vehicles
- Many attractive environments
- Rewards teamwork handsomely.
- Campaign is disappointing and dull
- Only six cooperative missions
- No way to practice jet flight outside of multiplayer.
When it comes to virtual battlefields, nobody does it quite like the Battlefield series. It has a long history of creating sprawling conflict zones where players have an exhilarating range of ways to make powerful contributions to the war effort. Yet it wasn't until the Bad Company games were released that Battlefield really made a splash on consoles. As you might expect, the PC version of Battlefield 3 still boasts better visuals and larger matches than its console counterparts, but competitive multiplayer on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is incredibly addictive, immersive, and exciting. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the single-player campaign, which fails to capitalize on the series' strengths and ends up feeling like an off-brand imitation. The six cooperative missions fare better and offer a tougher challenge, but only the competitive multiplayer provides a compelling reason to buy Battlefield 3. With online battles this excellent, though, that reason is all you need.
There are many factors that combine to make these battlefields as good as they are, most of which will be familiar to series veterans. Nine great maps set the stage for up to 24 players to fight it out in a variety of urban, industrial, and military locations. These places all look great, though the grassy hills and blue skies of the Caspian Border are naturally more appealing than the drab urban corridors of the Grand Bazaar. The maps vary widely in size and offer diverse environmental elements, including claustrophobic tunnels, coastal roads, desert plains, and a variety of multistory buildings. Many man-made structures can be damaged or destroyed by the explosive tools at your disposal, creating new infiltration routes or removing cover positions. The maps are designed to create opportunities for combat at all ranges, and the element of destruction lets you manipulate the environment to create even more.
Combat is not just about where you are, but also about how you get there, and the variety of vehicles is one of the things that makes Battlefield so uniquely engaging. Small maps might only have a Humvee or a light armored vehicle, while larger ones boast buggies, tanks, amphibious transports, helicopters, and jets. There are a few variations within each class of vehicle that make them better suited for troop transport, anti-infantry, antiair, or anti-vehicle combat, and learning how to get the most out of each one is a blast, even if you're sometimes the one getting blown up. Whether you're piloting, gunning, or just going along for the ride, vehicles offer a key tactical element that can change the tide of battle when used by a savvy squad. Using a vehicle well can earn you powerful upgrades and bonus weapons, but it can be tough to get the hang of the flight mechanics for helicopters and jets. It's a shame there's no way to practice flying them outside of active multiplayer matches (with one exception), though you can take comfort in knowing that you are at least entertaining your fellow players when your jet nose-dives into a mountain.
The maps and vehicles allow for a great degree of strategic freedom, but choosing your class and loadout is the first and most important decision you make before spawning into combat. Abilities and weapons have shuffled around a bit since Battlefield: Bad Company 2, so now the assault class slings health packs and totes defibrillators, while the support class carries light machine guns and ammunition boxes. Engineers still thrive on vehicle support/destruction, and recon delivers long-range death. New gadgets like robots that can arm charges (engineer) and mark targets (recon) give players more to look out for on the battlefield, and claymores and mortars (support) ensure that the engineer class isn't the only one packing an explosive punch. Unlockables include class-specific weapons and gadgets, gun-specific sights and attachments, and specializations that can make you tougher and deadlier. Focusing on one class to unlock higher level gear has its advantages, but so does spreading around your progress in an effort to be more adaptable to the ebb and flow of combat.
I disagree that the campaign is disappointing and dull. I think it's pretty intense, especially setting it more difficult. The thing that really brings it down is the fact that the game is in control too much. A lot of the excitement comes from not knowing what's around the next corner and progressing through the game. 90% of the time, you just follow an NPC to your next point, then fight a little, then you're out of control again. Stop telling me what to do and where to go; let me play the game. If you have to have NPC's in the single player campaign, make it so the player is the leader and they can't go out in front.
i was so excited for this game when i first heard about it. love shooters like the bad company and cod. but really tried to like this game but i just couldnt. once u played call of duty and u see the graphics and the spot on character animation and their attention to detail. i just couldnt play this game and i bought it twice to give it a second chance. its just ugly. the guns are ugly the character models are ugly. one point i seen a soldier skate across the concrete lol. i will not lie i dont really like cod as much since infinity ward left. but i cant get into bf3 ill stick to call of duty
I dont need to be a fanboy to like Battlefield 3 and to ignore COD, except for Black Ops 1 wich has a fantastic sg experience on my opnion. With this point of view i just think that, i have not played a better multiplayer than btf3 from a long time now. If the money is saved, i just take the expansions for btf3 and one good Blackops 2. This is video game i just want to play it. Wich one of them is better is trully irrelevant if im having fun.
about the pass code, its a good thing cuz now days everyone want to copy games for free and play for free.
BF3 Doesn't have any hack, does it?? Cause MW series have a lot of misuse due to hacks. When you wanna play and enjoy, why do you run a hack that;s upgrades you to max and then there's nothing to discover?? A$$holes.
I do agree with (PixelAddict) in how BF3 rips off Black Ops in how they tell the campaign/story For me the COD is the best.
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Battlefield 3 = Game for Adults Call of Duty = Game for Little High Pitch Annoying Kids End of Story
I have a question for y'all... how has nobody else but the reviewer mentioned how BF3 rips off Black Ops in how they tell the campaign/story? The game itself has more graphical gloss on it than BO or MW3, no doubt.. and reminds me very much of KZ2 and KZ3, but the story takes straight from BlOps. MP is better than BlOps or MW3 for sure. I hate that EA is doing this online pass thing. I have a friend who wants to buy it used so we can do the co-op missions, but he doesn't want to pay for new. Guess EA will force his hand. Or he just won't buy it!
@PixelAddict Battlefield is better than cod end of story.
@HaLoMaNiAc18 LOL spoken like a blind fanboy. I love the counterpoint you offered. All the insight. Fantastic.
@PixelAddict Actually it was spoken by someone who owns all the cod games, all halo games, all battlefield games, and many more. And I think all cod games after call of duty 4 are repetitive and have no real changes.
I ain't a fan boy of bf3 or CoD but I've got to be 100% honest, the multiplayer on bf3 is fantastic. A little hard to get used to at first but it is truthfully miles better than MW3. There seems to be a better class of players on bf3 aswell. I came across boosters, campers, hackers and tons of dirty players on mw3 within minutes of playing online :-( Battlefield 3 is my new best friend.
Well 8.2, I would give it a 9.8 story gets that 0.2, but that game is damn awesom on multiplayer, no point of comparison with COD, the stories of COD are very involving, but in multiplayer are a cheating disgrace
EA is not customerfriendly. EA rips you off. Read the recent forum thread from their "free to play" Battlefield play4free community: http://battlefield.play4free.com/en/forum/showthread.php?tid=61323
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