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: is one of the most inconsistent titles on the market, teetering wildly between being one of the best shooters of the year, and one of the most frustrating. Multiplayer is brilliant, but continues to be crippled with server issues weeks after launch. Single player, on the other hand, manages brief moments of excellence, only to be ruined by ham-fisted scripted events.
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: Battlefield and Call of Duty were never meant to be rivals. Yet here we are – the biggest multi-player shooters of the year are releasing practically head to head, with marketing campaigns so aggressive you’d think the top brass from Activision and EA were literally butting heads. It’s strange to see how far Battlefield has come from its early days as the wonky PC-exclusive upstart (the same beginnings of Call of Duty , no less), especially given the hordes of people now...
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.