Excerpt: L'arrivée de Battlefield 3 et celle prochaine de Modern Warfare 3 prouve combien le temps passe vite. Il semble que le temps n'était pas si loin où les éditeurs respectifs de ces titres ne faisaient encore qu'annoncer leur mastodonte. Les mois sont passés donc, et Battlefield 3 est le premier à ouvrir le bal.
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?
Excerpt: Battlefield is the real deal. The series has been around for a while, mostly existing within some exciting PC-oriented niche that employs large scale warfare in the online space. It outdates most current big name franchises by a sizeable margin and with over a decade of critical acclaim, it’s time for Battlefield to put up and find the masses or recede back into their comfortable niche, cutting in and out like so many abrasive advertising campaigns.
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.
Excerpt: First off it’s great that we get to see more maps and more themes for Battlefield 3. Better yet those themes so far have been coming with a few new weapons and tweaks to enhance the game play and fun factor. Armored Kill brings vehicles more into the mix. Not just with tanks, but a different vehicles to cause mayhem with such as ATV’s. Fast and maneuverable they are perfect to get you across the battle field.
Excerpt: When it comes to virtual battlefields, nobody does it quite like the Battlefield series. It has a long history of creating sprawling conflict zones where players have an exhilarating range of ways to make powerful contributions to the war effort. Yet it wasn't until the Bad Company games were released that Battlefield really made a splash on consoles.
Pros: Deep and varied multiplayer competition, Awesome array of vehicles, Many attractive environments, Rewards teamwork handsomely
Cons: Campaign is disappointing and dull, Only six cooperative missions, No way to practice jet flight outside of multiplayer
Conclusion: Easily vying for the position of best multiplayer game on PS3, Battlefield 3 is fantastic online and shows DICE’s mastery in the field. The less said about the ignorable single-player, the better. It’s not a game to buy for offline alone.