on an Lenovo Nvidia 555m laptop, didn't function very well!
Geoffrey Neal, Amazon
17 December 2013
Summary: Paying for 5 map packs and base game, I only played it very rarely. The FPS and CPU were too slow for some reason for this game. The irony is that BF4 (with all it's problems) performs better than BF3 (with it's latest patch). I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y570 w/ Nvidia 555m graphic card.
Summary: Was a bit of an impulse buy, did have some fun with it, but I'm not sure if it was worth it still.
Pros: When it is working right and you have a reasonably balanced game going it is very exciting and fun, runs somewhat smoothly even on the old hardware I have.
Cons: Origin and all the many issues that drive purist PC gamers insane Was very buggy and really still is Sometimes didn't run all that smooth Spent many hours with the game not really working Origin EA DLC This game makes me feel dirty and not in a good way.
Cons: every time when i try to play this game, which is like a week or 2 weeks later, i have to update. This is Bull shi*!!!! now i have to update and the file is 3GB..what the fu*&!!!! please stop updating this game every time. it is hella annoying
Summary: This thng sits really high but does not come with a wrist rest. I had to get one as you cant really use it without a wrist rest. Keys are Extremely loud. Sometime when I press a key it does not register. Other times it registers twice on a singly key press. Not impressed for the amount of money this thing costs. Finish is high gloss which atracts a lot of finger prints, smudges, and dust. I would not recommend this to a serious gamer.
Summary: After install, at minimum, 2 hour bandaid download. You pay $60 for a truely 'Limited' edition and then expected to fork out another $50 for 'premium' as a tax for extra points and goodies. Pretty typical EA grab all you can get then forget about fixing anything.
Pros: Beautiful graphics, when it works. Weapon selection and accuracy is awesome. However, if you like grief and aggravation this is a MUST OWN.
Cons: More bugs than Orkin's test proving grounds. System crashes, lockups, stutters, online requirement for even SP; button inconsistencies, teeny tiny team identifiers, lacks what is/how to documentation. Difficult to even stay internet connected least alone avoid 'disconnected from EA online (1)" errors. Overly complicated button combos to accomplish certain tasks. You need pretty much a top 20% line system to even get started. The Origin webpage at startup consumes 55% ...
Summary: Wont ever pre-order a game again. Would have not spent the money had I known of all the radical changes to gameplay and other problems
Pros: Graphics and Sound. Thats it. Was anticipating the greatest FPS ever.
Cons: Was very disappointed with all the actual gameplay and tactical features from previous versions like BF2. Cheaters everywhere. Requires a lot PC experiece due to having to set the PC up just right to get it to run reliably and consistantly. Hackers Hackers and more hackers. Hard to find a fair fight. Could have been great but its a dud.
Summary: Single player is very good but short. I don't even bother with the multiplayer, It is down right stupid. If I could return the game I would. Wait until it is 9.99 then get it. I give it 2 eggs because the single player is enjoyable, the multiplayer deserves a -5 eggs, it is that bad.
Pros: Single player is great. Graphics are great as well.
Cons: Multiplayer sucks. It is nothing more than a spawn kill fest and cheaters/hackers everywhere. Good luck.