Excerpt: I remember the first time I saw Pain; it was at E3 in Santa Monica in July 2007. My first thought was “what a great idea, launching a game character through the air into a destructible environment with no negative consequences in sight”. Yep, my inner devil was speaking and I have admit I didn’t feel single pang of guilt in the fact that this game encourages you to throw a human being into various obstacles (e.g.
Conclusion: Close Quarters is a pleasant start to Battlefield 3 ‘s post-content launch where all four maps have been crafted to fit both of the new game types introduced. Whilst some excel more than others, it’s definitely a strong offering and one that consumers will be pleased with. If you need more of a reason to continue playing Battlefield 3 beyond the achievements and satisfaction, then Close Quarters is a definite buy.
Conclusion: All in all, Armored Kill represents what Battlefield 3 is all about. Expansive environments, teamwork, vehicles and intense firefights. Jets are in their element here. The terrain allows for some great dogfights as well as cover from ground targets. It’s also nice to not be targeted as soon as you take off from your base.
Conclusion: Overall, Aftermath is a worthy addition to Battlefield 3 . While it doesn’t present you with a wealth of new weapons, vehicles or enormous maps like previous expansions, Aftermath takes a unique theme and ties it in with the campaign. I feel like DICE could have done more with the whole earthquake gimmick. I would have loved to see the terrain change throughout matches, with buildings collapsing to open new paths, to emphasise the scale of destruction.
Excerpt: PC Requirements Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3 Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3 Review System Specifications Battlefield 3 is one of the most anticipated shooters of the year. Powered by Dice’s new Frostbite2 engine, Battlefield 3 looks to be one of the most graphically advanced PC games to date. This is the first true sequel to Battlefield 2, with the last two releases in the Battlefield franchise being in the Bad Company storyline.
Conclusion: Tank Superiority and Rush Just as Close Quarters added the quick-fix Gun Master mode, Armored Kill has also introduced a mode that is good for a quick bout of death and destruction when you’ve only got 20 minutes to kill. Tank Superiority sees both sides fighting over a single flag in the middle of the map, with the inclusion of more armour to get the party started.
Pros: Finally we get to play on massive maps that make Caspian Border look tiny, and the emphasis on mass mechanised mayhem is a refreshing change of pace, Each of the four maps are totally unique, covering icy mountains, open deserts, night scrubland and richly detailed rural landscapes, Despite the massive size, performance on our machine was perfect, The new vehicles complement the existing set nicely, and the AC130 is our new favourite
Cons: Latency/warping is a bit of an issue on certain servers running Bandar Desert and Alborz Mountains, The flag in Tank Superiority needs to move around to stop stalemates, Armored Kill can bring out the worst in players, who still don’t realise driving off in a five seat vehicle is not a smart move
Excerpt: I will start off my review for Battlefield 3 telling you a story. Back when Battlefield 1942 was big, I found myself on an empty server practicing my flying skills. Another player joined and asked what I was trying to do as I crashed my plane into a factory smokestack for the third or fourth time. I explained that I was practicing trying to fly well enough with my Thrustmaster Flightstick to slip the plane in between the two smokestacks on the desert El Alamein map.