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Sun 04/12/11 at 12:56
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Battlefield 3, itís here! With another title in the FPS genre released what has this little bundle of violence got to offer thatís unique? In short itís the best of the battlefield editions to date.

The multiplayer world has taken off in the last five years and it is titles like this that keep it going. I remember playing battlefield online on my PlayStation 2, thinking it was so amazing. Online gaming on the consoles hadnít really taken off at that point but battlefield was still there. Albeit only a little community compared to the pc gamers with their superior graphics and larger maps. The seed had been planted many years ago and now the latest edition is here to dazzle us.

Iím always dubious about the single player mode on FPSís and even more so with this title due to having such a massive online following. Unfortunately the single player does not have the gripping story youíd have hoped for nor does it leave you craving for more. Itís a little disappointing and just merely Ďokí. It just feels a little boring and it seems quite evident that this part of the game was not the main focus. Itís a shame but if Iím being honest I didnít have my heart set on finding gaming bliss with the one player.

So if the single player is just mediocre then the multiplayer is surely where the money is? Oh yes. So first things first what type of soldier are you going to be?
When choosing your desired soldier class, you have got a basic decision to make. Do you want to be a sniper lusting for that one mile headshot, or are you more of a shotgun to the head kind of player and fancy the engineer class? Everyone needs a health patch up in the chaos of the battlefield and the support class is there to aid. The assault class is the last of the options and is there for the frontline soldiers amongst you, equipped with a defibrillator to revive your downed teammates itís an all round great class.

What I love about the customizing section of the weapon kits is that there is such a huge range of customizable options, so you can choose what works for you. You are able to pick up another class mid game off of a fallen enemy, so if you fancy a change that options there for you.

Need a biggerÖÖ..gun? Well there are several vehicles equipped with rockets cannons, Gatling guns and such like. The vehicles add another dimension to the game. You can take to the skies in a jet or a chopper or just cruise along the coastline in you own little speedboat.

The maps, wow. Itís usually all about the battle for me, looking around the map thinking Ďwhereís that **** shooting me from?í. Numerous times a sniper has had a nice easy shot at my head due to me admiring the beauty of the graphical detail and how pristine it looks. The maps are enormous depending of what type of game mode you are playing. If youíve played the previous battlefield game bad company youíll have had first hand experience with the frostbite engine. The majority of the map is destructible so when youíre hiding behind a building hoping that a tank wont be able to get you, think again. Itís a great feature of the game and emphasizes on the realism of war.

Youíll be pleased to hear there are a few different game modes to keeps things interesting. The first of the modes is Conquest, a domination game to control territory. Another mode is called Rush; you will either be defending the objectives or trying to destroy them, a great game mode where the map expands once objectives have been destroyed. The are also smaller game modes such as team deathmatch and squad deathmatch. Another great feature is the ability to play on hardcore servers, this adds to the realism of the game. Bullets do more damage so there are not as many nutters running across the battlefield, peopleís playing style seems to be a bit more cautious on these servers.

So what sets this title apart from Call of Duty? To be honest there is one major difference for me and it comes down to your own playing style. Battlefield will offer you a fantastic modern warfare shooter with huge maps, mesmerizing scenery and style of gameplay that is touching more on the realism of the battlefield. Call of Duty is a slightly different take on the first person shooter; itís in your face. Itís like a 7-year-old child whoís been fueled with a bag of skittles. Itís frantic, chaotic and a touch clumsy.

I genuinely do rate this game very highly however there is one issue that hasnít been sorted from battlefield bad company 2 and I canít understand why. Itís the option to exit to the main menu when finishing a round onlineÖ. It is nonsensical that you have to enter the next round and then exit at that point!

If youíre a previous battlefield fan you will not be disappointed with this edition, its online play is brilliant. Keeping you hooked for hours and hours. However if youíre not looking to play this online and are solely after the 1 player mode, then Iíd just rent it or wait until it drops in price.

Overall Iíd give the game an 8.5/10, the multiplayer is all there itís just missing that wow factor in the single player.
Sun 04/12/11 at 14:51
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A very readable and informative review Black8704 :¨)

For me (on the PC) the single-player campaign was a big improvement on past BF SP's and one which I found quite enjoyable and story-driven.
BF3 MP (PC again) is still suffering from 'server' problems - we've just had a large patch and now another is announced for Tuesday! The mp game crashes on every initial joining of a server but then a quick reconnection will work ... this appears to be a common problem in PC land!
MP options are vast, but perhaps too many to be useful. Character selection and loadout are still only available when you've actually joined a server and if you're not quick in making your selections ... you've missed the vehicle, so to speak! ... so make do with what you've got until you're killed.
Too much can be said about the BF3 multi-player experience, but for me the excitement and enthusiasm has disappeared perhaps due to the 'grind effect' between each ranking-up!
Sun 04/12/11 at 12:56
Regular
"Hello?"
Posts: 368
Battlefield 3, itís here! With another title in the FPS genre released what has this little bundle of violence got to offer thatís unique? In short itís the best of the battlefield editions to date.

The multiplayer world has taken off in the last five years and it is titles like this that keep it going. I remember playing battlefield online on my PlayStation 2, thinking it was so amazing. Online gaming on the consoles hadnít really taken off at that point but battlefield was still there. Albeit only a little community compared to the pc gamers with their superior graphics and larger maps. The seed had been planted many years ago and now the latest edition is here to dazzle us.

Iím always dubious about the single player mode on FPSís and even more so with this title due to having such a massive online following. Unfortunately the single player does not have the gripping story youíd have hoped for nor does it leave you craving for more. Itís a little disappointing and just merely Ďokí. It just feels a little boring and it seems quite evident that this part of the game was not the main focus. Itís a shame but if Iím being honest I didnít have my heart set on finding gaming bliss with the one player.

So if the single player is just mediocre then the multiplayer is surely where the money is? Oh yes. So first things first what type of soldier are you going to be?
When choosing your desired soldier class, you have got a basic decision to make. Do you want to be a sniper lusting for that one mile headshot, or are you more of a shotgun to the head kind of player and fancy the engineer class? Everyone needs a health patch up in the chaos of the battlefield and the support class is there to aid. The assault class is the last of the options and is there for the frontline soldiers amongst you, equipped with a defibrillator to revive your downed teammates itís an all round great class.

What I love about the customizing section of the weapon kits is that there is such a huge range of customizable options, so you can choose what works for you. You are able to pick up another class mid game off of a fallen enemy, so if you fancy a change that options there for you.

Need a biggerÖÖ..gun? Well there are several vehicles equipped with rockets cannons, Gatling guns and such like. The vehicles add another dimension to the game. You can take to the skies in a jet or a chopper or just cruise along the coastline in you own little speedboat.

The maps, wow. Itís usually all about the battle for me, looking around the map thinking Ďwhereís that **** shooting me from?í. Numerous times a sniper has had a nice easy shot at my head due to me admiring the beauty of the graphical detail and how pristine it looks. The maps are enormous depending of what type of game mode you are playing. If youíve played the previous battlefield game bad company youíll have had first hand experience with the frostbite engine. The majority of the map is destructible so when youíre hiding behind a building hoping that a tank wont be able to get you, think again. Itís a great feature of the game and emphasizes on the realism of war.

Youíll be pleased to hear there are a few different game modes to keeps things interesting. The first of the modes is Conquest, a domination game to control territory. Another mode is called Rush; you will either be defending the objectives or trying to destroy them, a great game mode where the map expands once objectives have been destroyed. The are also smaller game modes such as team deathmatch and squad deathmatch. Another great feature is the ability to play on hardcore servers, this adds to the realism of the game. Bullets do more damage so there are not as many nutters running across the battlefield, peopleís playing style seems to be a bit more cautious on these servers.

So what sets this title apart from Call of Duty? To be honest there is one major difference for me and it comes down to your own playing style. Battlefield will offer you a fantastic modern warfare shooter with huge maps, mesmerizing scenery and style of gameplay that is touching more on the realism of the battlefield. Call of Duty is a slightly different take on the first person shooter; itís in your face. Itís like a 7-year-old child whoís been fueled with a bag of skittles. Itís frantic, chaotic and a touch clumsy.

I genuinely do rate this game very highly however there is one issue that hasnít been sorted from battlefield bad company 2 and I canít understand why. Itís the option to exit to the main menu when finishing a round onlineÖ. It is nonsensical that you have to enter the next round and then exit at that point!

If youíre a previous battlefield fan you will not be disappointed with this edition, its online play is brilliant. Keeping you hooked for hours and hours. However if youíre not looking to play this online and are solely after the 1 player mode, then Iíd just rent it or wait until it drops in price.

Overall Iíd give the game an 8.5/10, the multiplayer is all there itís just missing that wow factor in the single player.

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