My Comprehensive Review
So, this is my second review, but this review is coming after more than two months of gameplay, so it should be more in depth. |||| First of all, I want to address the MW3 BF3 debate: yes both games are fun, yes both games have their ups and downs, and each game addresses different types of people. MW3 is a fun, arcade, run and gun game (there's nothing wrong with that!). It has a lot of game types, customizations, and possibilities, but it lacks good graphics (it uses the same engine as MW2), freedom in gameplay, and overall strategy. On the other hand, BF3 has the strategy, freedom in gameplay (big maps), superb sound and graphics, but it doesn't have the wide array of game types. Also, BF3's campaign lacks any real appeal, MW3's campaign is better. |||| Maps: MW3 has very tight, small, and corner-friendly maps. This is what causes the run and gun characteristic of the game. The graphics in the maps aren't great, but they'll do. In general though, the maps provide a lot of possibilities for 1 v 1 standoffs and challenges. BF3 has large maps, mixed with open and indoor environments. You don't see as much action as MW3 but because there are so many other things to do besides killing people, shooting tanks, laying down mines, capturing flags, etc, you don't get bored out of your mind. Also, the maps for BF3 make gameplay different, that is to say, different weapons, vehicles, etc go with different maps. |||| Guns: MW3 has a lot of guns, from primaries to secondaries. They have minimal recoil and allow for the run and gun style. They have a lot of attachments and a lot of customization. BF3 weapons have recoil, a lot of attachments (newly added, 10 different scopes, laser sights, flashlights, etc.), less customization I feel though. |||| Killstreaks: MW3 still has all its killstreaks, a trademark of the franchise. It added different packages of killstreaks to address your style of play, from the aggressive kill hungry player to the UAV supporter of the team. BF3 does not have killstreaks but they are present in the vehicles in every map. Helicopters, jets, tanks, jeeps, armored vehicles, are only a few of the types of vehicles. |||| Gameplay: BF3 has improved to the same fluid gameplay that MW3 has. It might not be as perfect, but it's definitely a step up from BFBC2. BF3 requires teamwork and patience. MW3 supports quick lone wolf type of play. |||| Destruction: BF3 has destruction, new frostbite 2 engine, MW3 does not. |||| Both games heed to different types of people so one can never be better than the other. For me, in my opinion, I like BF3 better, it just appeals to what I like. But if you're into fast-paced gameplay, pick-up MW3. But just never be biased about one game, give both a try, call up a friend who has it and just try it out. You might like one or the other, or both.
Switching from MW3 to BF3
I have played every single COD game out there and they all have been pretty much the same. I was originally going to get both BF3 and MW3, but after seeing what BF3 has to offer and what MW3 doesnt. I decided not to waste my money on MW3 and just get BF3.
A Compelling Fight
The story is not the most original, but man do you feel like you're really there! From the Middle East to the States, this game takes you around the world for the fight of a lifetime. A likeable main character and an influential alternate real bring the intensity of warfare into perspective.
The Multiplayer was excellent; a variety of game modes and an intense and immense vehicular arsenal at your disposal. Fighter jets, helicopters, tanks, humvees, boats and APCs, all with multiple positions to choose from. A wide assortment of weapons that are fully customizable from the tip to the grip.
I will say that the multiplayer levels could be a bit more "colorful", in a sense. Overall they were relatively bland but offered decent areas for snipers and skirmishers. Sometimes that’s all you need.
The sounds and visuals were both impressive. Listening to the weapons fire and reload is music to the soldier's ears. The smoothness and unbelievable attention to detail put into the graphics are second to none.
A personal favorite of mine is the interactive fight scenes that the game throws the player into. Whether you’re disarming and enemy and throwing him over a balcony or jumping from one train car to the next; the interactive gameplay really added the sprinkles to the sundae.
I logged more hours into Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, the game's primary industry rival, but this game proved worthy even without killstreaks and wacky titles or emblems. Definitely a different ride, and a much closer-to-reality experience.
Looking forward but skeptical
I am looking forward to this game, I liked the bad company games but whenever I try to play the original battlefields, I fail miserably. -Nobody should be listening to NaNo778 as battlefield is not at all like call of duty, it is a vehicle warfare game and a lot better
The second I heard that Battlefield 3 was in the making I knew it was going to be good. First of all, the graphics truly immerse the player into, what I think, is the best possible immersion any FPS company could have possibly made. Second, the game-play is fantastic, knowing that I can get into a helicopter, help obliterate the tank for my squad-mates, and then getting shot out of the air with a Stinger missile...Spinning through the air in the first person view of a helicopter definitely makes you feel as if you're really in war. Third, the sound is crystal clear and spot on. From shooting a pistol, to nearly getting shot at by a T90 Tank, it all sounds very real. Fourth (and one of my favorite reasons) TEAMWORK. Knowing I can get some of my friends together and infiltrate an enemy base is a great feeling, knowing that you are helping your team makes you feel like your apart of something. So I guess I'll leave you with one of my favorite videos of Battlefield 3 I've seen so far.
Ignore the fanboys, trolls, Listen to me
Heres my opinion about the new upcoming game battlefield a fan since battlefield 2. In my opinion BF3 is going to be better than mw3 for many reasons. Reason one its going to introduce a new engine shown below, the new engine makes it feel like a new game and reborn and creates a huge replay value since its brand new like call of duty 4 did. Another reason why its going to be better because its more team oriented and teurs going to be vehicles and it has 12v12 more people in a cod match. And call of duty modern warfare 3 looks like mw2 the only difference is a new story and new weapons/maps which could be a expansion pack. Battlefield 3 is going to blow us away
Probably one of the best games to come out this decade. BF3 is amazing, it takes you to the middle of the battle in stunning maps made for hours of fun, the vehicles, weapons and the frostbite 2.0 engine makes this game a must have. For anybody saying BF is a slow-paced game compared to "other fps", they are completely wrong, if you have ever played BC2 and played the objective where the heart of the game is, you would know its probably one of the most fast-paced games out there. Can't wait to see you guys on the Battlefield!
First off im going start off with the single player. aaaaaahhhhhhhh???? its not bad, but its not the best you will see with other games like bioshock that are more story driven. Dont get me wrong the single player has its turn here and there and is not all bad. Now we are at the real part of the game that your probably getting it for. MULTIPLAYER!!! first off it is awesome with 24 player limt with consoles the map is strecthed with enimies with vehicle and weapons. it sucks to be a noob trust me, but you got to push through it. aircrafts and helicopters are hard to handle,but not imposiible you just to do it slow and you will die and fail alot. There are videos that give help how to fly. There is Co-Op this is better than the campain since you have friend so on total this game is for people that want a hardcore experince and EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!
Battlefield 3 = camping too
I do agree that there will be camping in Battlefield 3. Now that they are putting prone back in, but they are including a better bullet stream also known as tracer rounds. So with that, hopefully it will cut back on the camping. There is however, a difference between sniping with a sniper rifle and camping in the same spot with a machine gun. From previous Battlefield games, my experince that camping has been countered with sniping by the fact I only become a sniper class when enemies are camping around an objective I would mortar strike them pick off a few switch to my pistol and go drop bodies. So with that said hopefully they will balance the game to make it not just a big camp fest, and make the different game styles on a timer or some other type of system where you can camp but if you do chances are you will lose.
looks like a must buy
this game will be better than mw3. the graphics look sick...