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Battlefield 3 Premium Review [GamingOwl]

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"So by now, everyone’s heard of/seen Battlefield 3 Premium. What is it? It’s a similar concept to the Rockstar Season Pass for L.A.Noire or CoD Elite, in which a one time purchase is made that gifts you all expansion packs. The Premium package includes a little more than DLC though. Users are gifted a new knife, the ACB-90, which is a re-skin of the regular knife. There are also 5 assignments, each rewarding you a cool Gold and Black dog tag upon completion, making you stick out from the peasants who do not have Premium (like our site founder, Luka Anicic)."

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Rampaged Death1477d ago (Edited 1477d ago )

Reviewing a service that hasn't finished ? Kinda crazy.

Edit: Actually I wouldn't even call it a review.

GamingOwl1477d ago

We do plan on updating our reviews in the future as the service evolves. Sticking to one score would not be fair to Premium.

GamerEuphoria1477d ago

Your title is wrong then, your reviewing two DLC map packs, not 5.

GamingOwl1477d ago

As of now, the other DLCs are unreleased and it'll take at least 1 full year to get our hands on all of it. Providing our opinion on how the service currently stands was the point of the article.

dirthurts1477d ago

"Reviewing a service that hasn't finished ? Kinda crazy"
This is why I'm not investing in premium. I'm dumping 50 bucks with faith that Dice will deliver 50 bucks worth of content? Hmmm. How do I know the rest of the content won't suck? I don't...hence. I wait.

pr0digyZA1477d ago

Well that's why its for the fans who believe that Dice will come through. Its no worse than kickstarter. The next map pack is about huge open maps and new vehicles so there's no way those will suck, the ones after that is still up in the air as there's no info.

Zweihanders1477d ago

How does price get a 1 and value a 7? That's just wrong.. while they are 2 different things they are still directly related. "The Price of a full game- not impressive" ... yes because it's basically the price of 5 DLCs which normally cost $15 dollars each. Getting these seperately would cost you either $60 or $75 depending on if you had karkand or not already. So something that is essentially worth $60-$75 is being sold for $50 and this gets a reviewed price of "1". This "1" just doesn't make any sense.
The arguement against this that I'm expecting is, "but the other DLCs aren't out yet so you're only paying for 1-2 DLCs". True, but they will be out. They have to come out, or we will be getting our money back. You might not know exactly what you're getting but that's no different to something like pre-buying a game. If you spend the standard $60 on a game you haven't played and hasn't been released yet, do you think you're paying a dumb price? Probably not, otherwise you would never do this.

And value of 7 is also a bit low for something that not only saves you ~20% but then adds extra things into the package. What more would you like, a lolly?

If you're reviewing something that is meant for diehard BF3 fans (which Premium obviously is catered for) from a casual gamers perspective (looks to me like this might be the case), then this is flawed, or at the very least should be clarified in the title or description. You can't write a good review on something not meant for you like this otherwise. It's like asking a 6 year old girl to write a comprehensive review of Counter-Strike for the masses.

Sucitta1477d ago

playing the new maps feels like your playing call of duty. shoebox levels, spawn/die, spawn/die.

it takes less then 3 seconds on average to find a kill or be killed after spawning..

the future maps better be real battlefield maps or I'm going to feel scammed.

Zweihanders1477d ago

Well, that's kind of the point of them really. This was to offer a change of pace to the normal games and I think it's a brilliant idea. Sure it's not for everyone, just like SQDM, but it's good to play once in awhile to try something different.

The next expansion is aimed to add mroe "real" battlefield maps, as was B2K. They're trying to cater to more than just one crowd, which is a good thing because there's a lot of people who'd like the choice to do a little of both.