My most anticipated game of the year.
Ever since i saw the fault line trailer back in Jannuary , i was already telling myself how much i wanted to get my hands on this game.
So youve seen the huge advertising campaign that EA dice launched since march this year, youd seen the adverts way before the game was even played by the public back in june / july.
I played bad company 2 , and loved it . It was simply fresh and very tactical , and definetly one of the best shooters ive ever played, however ive never had played any of the BF series before , quite frankly BF3 is my first.
So lets get started.
alot of critic reviews said that this was the negative aspect of the game , but.. i was cautious to beleive them. And so when i finally managed to pull myself away from the MP , i gave it a go. And so far im very impressed , and satisfied, i seriously dont know what critics expected. I mean ive played big FPS campaigns this year such as Crysis and Resistance. This most reviewrs said falls in typical cliche form of taking to many ideas from the COD series. I expected this , however im enjoying the experiance ?
so what should i tell you ?
simply dont pick this game up for the single player , no way. However the campaing SP , is quite good , and engaging , i did not get bored, and some of the scenes are stunning. the campaign is basic , if you played MW2 and Black ops campaigns , youl be right at home.
Now the GAMEPLAY.
the frostbite engine 2 , is what i call phenomenal , its beutiful, its what sets this game apart from other shooters. The amazing lighting literally blows other shooters out of the water, however CRYSIS 2 crytek engine came close , and that engine was also quite
good.However the animations , the way the players move and look is stunning to the very least. Jumping over walls , getting into prone and getting up just looks great and feels great.
The graphics are probably the best ever seen on a FPS this year. PC fans probably the luckiest, but on PS3 the game looks alive and really impressive regarding its smooth movement.
simple as that.
No other FPS , and ive played my fair share this year, has caught the sound that this game has. I mean for example metro map. You hear missiles echoing right past your ear , their scream like sound is enough to increase the intensity. Explosions , and the sound of guns varys depending on which enviornment you are in. DICE has done a wonderful job to bring the game alive and creating a intense atomosphere to keep you hooked and frightend.
this is why you will buy the game.
Now most of you want to know how this betters COD. or how does it actually do on its own. Its as simple as this. Their is no shooter wich has as close intensity, excitment , fun , as this shooter does. I still am going to buy MW3, for the more arcade like gameplay. But BF3 will be my choice of strategic and more intense serious MP.However this does NOT mean that MW3 will not offer a great game.
The guns vary , from russian to U.S , and their is so much customisation options, that you will be constantly changing to experiance the best weapon you can.
ok the negative for me is that some maps , look like BAD COMPANY 2 , espeically canals map. I just dont like the industrial setting style. However METRO , BAZAAR, TEHRAN look stunning , and so does caspian.
Now the modes.
Its like this. Conquest mode... You will see TANKS , BOATS, VEHICHLES , AND .......JETS .. oh yes and helicopters. on one map. ...
its an all out war , and you will see this first hand , how maginificent it looks.. ive been unable to fly a jet currently becasue so many are trying them out , and getting their before me.
The multiplayer needs to be played in order to be understood. so let me give you some of my moments.
Playing RUSH on METRO
i had my whole team , and squad. Together on screen , it looked amazing. All running towards the sam objective. Unlike your typical shooters where you have one person gunning for self glory. You have teamwork. Medics doing their bit , engineerrs ect. Its intense,
and its damn fun.
SECONDLY BAZAAR conquest.
an allyway shootout was brilliant to say the least , i came top not becasue i got most kills which i didnt. It was simply becasue i helped team mates with health and revivals... which means theres more than one way to win and get top scores.
Team death match aswell. which is typical , and good fun.
then SQUAD RUSH.. four man squads in an 8 player search and destroy like mission. ITs intense, and so very fun.
When people say that DICE tried this year to get one over COD MW3.. the truth is they have created a MUST PLAY online epic, that really sets itself apart. I mean you will know the difference when you play MW3 on its old engine. The gameplay will be different.
One side you will have typical cod, run and gun, and you can play the game tacticaly on COD relying on the fact you are with freinds . While on BF3 , it will be tactical and more team associated.. which ever suits your taste. But all i can say is that, BF3 is hard to put down. its very addictive. Both games are going to be great. Both will offer different experiances , their should be no heated rivalary. Both games are going to offer different gameplay , and we shooter fans will be the winners.
BF3 lived up to my expectations and more, as im enjoying it this much.
This year their have been soooo many FPS , shooters have dominated and ive player literally all. Killzone 3, crysis 2 , resistance 3, Rage.
this game certainly makes some of them look really inferior.
This game had everyone hyped , and really used the mdeia wisely to promote. I for one am getting more than my moneys worth.
Dedicated servers, ive hardly had many disconnections from games... in fact i can choose. What is to be seen is how i take to the game next year . and as ive said it , this game NEEDS TO BE PLAYED.
at the very very least a rent if unusre....... otherwise A DEFINITE BUY ! My honest opinion buy both MW3 and BF3. otherwise play the one to more of your liking.
with so many brilliant games comming at the end of this season, i want to say this has been one of the best seasons in gaming for a long time. Battlefield 3 should be one of the ones to buy.