11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Almost as good as BF2,
This review is from: Battlefield 3 (PC DVD) (Video Game)I have played for over 60 hours of bf 3 and I now think I can give the game an honest review of my experience.
When I first bought it (Nov 2011) I found that the game crashed an awful lot. I had bought a new graphics card (560 ti) and thought that i would be able to run the game comfortably however I soon realised the lack of memory and poor cpu was one of reasons that it crashed. Since the initial release DICE have brought out patches to fix some of the issues and I've upgraded my system. So now the game runs smoothly, no crashes in multiplayer and the game looks great.
I don't have a problem with origin as i also use steam which is a similar service so I wouldn't worry too much about this, however I'm probably a bit too trusting so the issues others have pointed out may be correct.
Superb, am running it on ultra settings.Detructible environments and special effects give the game a really immersive feel.
I haven't really played the single player much, looks good though. The multiplayer has always been the focus for the series.
The unique selling part is the variety of vehicles, everything from jets to dune buggies. For the most part they are balanced. Even tanks are vulnerable, so it takes skill to make the most of them. For jets you need to have someone in your team who is also good in jets, same as helis. If you don't have air support then it can get one sided in the more open maps.
When you start off it can be a bit frustrating as you given some truly terrible guns, however if you persevere and make sure you unlock the famas gun from the first assault assignment things will be easier. Also with the engineer class once you get the claymores you can score a lot of kills against vehicles.
For me the maps are good but could be better like in bf2, I have the back to karkand expansion pack which has the best maps from bf2 and they are still the best in my opinion. The rush mode is good however 64 player conquest is where the heart of bf3 is. The game still requires teamwork as you will need to be part of a squad to get anywhere in terms of spawning on your teammates and offering support (med packs, defib, ammo).
The only downside I find are snipers and cheaters. This will be limited if you find the many good servers there are and save them to your favourites. Cheaters will often be kicked and snipers are useless if you're in a tank or behind a wall.
Even with the negatives I would say that bf3 is still the best team shooter you can get.