Excerpt: We live in an odd world. If, for example, Russian Special Forces were to overrun the cities and nations of the western world, most of the young people of those civilizations would, I’m sure, show a remarkable aptitude for the weapons and tactics they require to fight back against the onslaught.
Battlefield 3 Gaming and Performance Review on NVIDIA GTX 500 Series Video Cards
Hi Tech Legion
14 November 2011
Summary: I used to play shooters like it was a religion. I was in a clan and did weekly CAL league matches with Return to Castle Wolfenstein. When Counter Strike: Source came out, I was hooked on that for quite some time. I started to grow out of the shooter genre after a stint with Planetside and into MMO's. Star Wars Galaxies started taking up my time and then I jumped from that to MxO, AoC, GW, LOTRO, etc...
Excerpt: Perhaps the most telling tale of Battlefield 3 's complicated existence comes before the game even enters your system. Certain versions of the game come in multiple discs, one for the game's multiplayer suite, which comes first - and the other for the single player. After more than a decade, EA and DICE surely know their audience and have justly put the majority of their time and development into the game's online gameplay, but as a result, the single player suffers and...
Summary: Battlefield 3 fans? Sure, you might like this. Other fans of modern military fiction? Probably not. Plus defining military jargon mid-narrative really broke up the reading experience. Apparently, they were not sure who their audience was supposed to be.
Excerpt: More than any other graphics engine today, it's a complete package, featuring scale, scope, spectacle, on-foot detail and in-airplane elbow room, multiplayer, meaningful destruction, and absurdly good animation. Absurdly good. The animation is so good you probably won't even notice it. Of course the characters move this way because that's how real dudes move. What's the big deal?
Conclusion: [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Finally the time has come! I get to play one of the games I’ve been most looking forward to getting my grubby little mitts on this year. Since hearing that Battlefield 3 ‘may be a possibility’ back in May 2009, I twiddled my thumbs anxiously waiting for a trailer to appear. I personally loved Bad Company and Bad Company 2 so was really looking forward to the release of BF3 – especially the multiplayer aspect of the game.
Excerpt: A helicopter just buzzed over my head, thirty feet above the ground. It was moving quickly, skirting around a hill, firing its main gun at an enemy I couldn’t see. I stopped running and just stared at it. I do this a lot. Battlefield 3’s multiplayer makes me want to place a deckchair in the desert and watch the chaos happening all around. On its best maps – like the 64-player Caspian Border – every pixel on screen flickers with battle.
Excerpt: The first person shooter series I’ve probably spent the most time with is Battlefield (other personal time sinks on the shooter front include Wolfenstein 3-D, Quake,Counter-Strike, Unreal Tournament, and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars). Its combination of not-forced-but-important coordinated team play, large maps with multiple objectives, and numerous vehicles anyone can control proved innovative and addictive from the first title in the series.