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Quick review by a BF2142 vet,
This review is from: Battlefield 3 - Limited Edition (PS3) (Video Game)
I didn't want to review on first impressions as I must admit I did get sucked in by the hype a little bit.
The graphics are absolutely fine - but not stunning. Textures pop in, character models are - fine. It's all fine. Some effects stand out - like wind blowing through trees - but get too close to a texture and it's smeared like a five year old's art lesson. I was also underwhelmed by the campaign - I never played Black Ops but apparently it's a shameless rip off. However it does feel very CoD overall and I abandoned it. Online was a bit chaotic at first but I'm slowly getting the hang of it. And yes - I 'm reminded of something that I'd forgotten since EA let BF2142 die - it's not all about graphics - it's about gameplay. It does feel like battlefield and I'm having fun in vehicles and chasing unlocks. Kills aren't easy online (guns recoil and feel heavy) so it's very satisfying. Only reason I can't give this 5 stars is because I personally think BF2142 was better - even without a headset squad play was more central - as a squad leader you could select an abjective by aiming and clicking, so squaddies knew they'd get extra points for taking that position and consequently the squad worked together. In this game - happy to be proved wrong - looks like the idea is that everyone will have headsets, but at 70+ quid for the sony stereo set it's a toy I can live without. However so far really good - maps are well built for purpose - although some are definately a snipers paradise : Tried jets a couple of times - not hooked, very difficult.
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Initial post: 2 Nov 2011 14:17:25 GMT
Caradoc Elmet says:
You should look at the objective and press 'select' to mark it for your squad, same as spotting and marking enemies :)
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2011 23:48:45 GMT
S. Haddow says:
Nice one. Been spotting enemies then chasing those little orange triangles. Didn't know it worked for objectives.
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 14:59:38 GMT
P. Kmiotczyk says:
Would you change your rating now?
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2011 17:01:27 GMT
Carl Jones says:
The graphics are absolutely fine - but not stunning. Textures pop in, character models are - fine. It's all fine. Some effects stand out - like wind blowing through trees - but get too close to a texture and it's smeared like a five year old's art lesson.
PS3 for you :) don't get none of that on the PC alla
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 09:51:55 GMT
S. Haddow says:
I would still hover around the 4 star mark - enjoying it more now that unlocks are kicking in. I've chosen engineer class so it's taken a while to get a decent machine gun. But still don't really see a prpoer mechanism for squad play without headsets, even with the spotting objectives. However overall BF does still allow for a variety of gameplay styles and rewards each one - so on some maps I just go for stealth as I don't play more than an hour a day so I'm not the best at winning sudden encounters with the enemy, tending to get downed by one between the eyes while I fire wildly : )
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2011 10:55:06 GMT
P. Kmiotczyk says:
At this point I already have owned the game for a week. The title, in my opinion, lives up to much of what's advertised.
I was also a big fan of BF2142. The comms rose (non-headset communication) in BF2142 was admittedly slightly better but overall I'm having more satisfaction playing BF3 (something to do with how the soldier's body mechanics have been greatly developed).
Anyway, comms: I usually end up playing without a headset and would risk saying that the problem with the comms rose is not that it lacks options (though it does lack a few) but that it gets used less and less by people.
To sum up, I agree with most of what's said above, but I don't think overall satisfaction from the game is affected.
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