Bad campaign, awesome multiplayer. Some glitches here and there but that doesn't ruin it.
Dr_Bobo wrote this review on .
The Single Player is really just to show off the graphics of the game and it's potential. When playing multiplayer, you'll notice that graphics are reduced but it's still good looking overall for a PS3 port. Some people might find the Single Player interesting but after playing Killzone, Crysis, and the COD series, BF3 doesn't match up in this criteria.
I've come from the COD series (MW, MW2, and BlackOps) and thought those were great. When trying out BF3 multiplayer, I was like "what? where am I? what am I supposed to do?". Well, I got my ass whooped for the first 10 min. During then, I've pretty much adjusted to the controls and was doing well afterwards. The maps are very well designed and allow players to carefully plan their route to approaching the opposition (blow a hole in the wall, through air, on water). Vehicles are pretty fun to use, especially when trying to dodge stinger missiles in a helicopter. When playing BF3, you are most likely playing against people who use their heads so you feel a lot safer with your team taking care of themselves and you. Dedicated servers helps with the continuation of a game even if people quit mid-game. Sniper scopes now have light reflections which may be good and bad. You might think the game is a campers galore but I can tell you it is not. There's a feature called spotting which helps your team mates with the location of the enemy. Also, you can use a rocket launcher to blow away their cover, making them vulnerable to open fire. Suppressive fire, using the tactical light/laser to blind people ... just so much more I want to add in. The scoring system is probably the best I've seen to date. Notice in COD when you get assist, the numbers are always 10/20 (MW) and 50 (BlackOps). Well with this, you'll get assist points depending on how much damage you've dealt to that opponent. The greater the damage, the more assist points you'll get. Suppose you get 100 points for one kill; if you've dealt 99% damage before the enemy dies, you get 99 points.
Yes, there are in-game glitches where you'll be floating in the air or inside the ground. These are occasional and doesn't ruin much of the experience. The only glitches I hate are climbing windows and fences - they sometimes don't work and get you killed.
I find this game very fun with the multiplayer (in my case, it was mind blowing and stressful). The maps are decent sized and you won't be left out of the action if you stick with your squad. It involves more thinking than just mindless shooting if you want to win. If you are looking for a good single player only, then I suppose you'll have to look elsewhere. If you are looking for an awesome, new multiplayer feel, then BF3 would be a great candidate. I've played MW3 the last two days and thought it was pretty bad now that I've played this.