After taking a look at Modern Warfare 3, it's now time to take a look at Battlefield 3 and what it needs to do to come out on top this holiday season.
1. Release on October 25.
1. Sell 2. Sold 3. Bought 4. Resevre
Actually its: 1. nothing 2. nothing 3. nothing 4. nothing BF3 already won.
Won what? I am tired of people comparing these two games. Yeah, they are military related and modern related, other than that, they play completely different. Call of duty is more of a run and gun, quick-pace, arcade style of shooter, while battlefield is a more tactical, cautious, team-work based game. They both have completely different play styles and I personally enjoy playing both. Sometimes I am in a mode for a good teamwork based shooter and other times I am in the mood for a run and gun, jump on and have instant fun kind of mood. If someone likes a game, then everyone wins.
I like your train of thought.
it's all ready beat MW3, just like past BF games beat past COd games.
I believe the article is talking about sales.
I don't think anything will beat COD in sales
But that doesn't make BF3 a "loser." BFBC2 wasn't a "loser" because COD MW2 outsold it. In fact, it is quite a successful title. It is like the lame Xbox v PS argument: who won? Both are successful. There isn't a winner or loser. And if you base "winning and losing" only on sales, then the Wii won. And second place goes to the DS. See, doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
You believe wrong. The article talked about tactical gameplay, graphics and DLC.
..as ways to ensure the public spend their money on this game as opposed to MW3. Yes
Yeah, I think that's what people mean by "beat", as BC2 more than proved itself to "beat" CoD in terms of...y'know...the game? I really hope BF 3 can be the sales king, it sure as hell deserves it.
Dont you love how the cod kids say graphics dont matter, yet boast about 60fps. Could you imagine if mw3 was running on unreal4 or some new engine? It would be complete chaos. Oh wait, graphics dont matter.
The only reason this game is getting hyped is because of the graphics. Graphics don't make a game fun. That why im confident COD will beat this.
Well other BF games were fun. Thats why I think it will do well. Along with the fantastic graphics.
Yeah because the entire Battlefield series has gotten to where it is today on graphics alone /s It couldn't possibly be the awesome 64 person battles with jets, tanks, APCs, or frenetic infantry combat.
You are making sense and that needs to stop. You are on n4g after all.
MAG already does that and more. also the 64 player competitive matches is a pc only feature, so for someone like me (who played MAG) its not really that innovating. really bf3 and codmw 3 better do something that really stands out to warrant my purchase of either game. P.S people who say MAG has ps2 graphics obviously do not know what they are talking about. ps2 is not capable of handling a game like that at all. i think MAGS graphics are superb for what the game does
^ MAG had jets, tanks, APCs and more? O.o I suppose in that case, COD does those things too. =/ Maybe warhawk would've been a better game to use?
@fatoldman maybe you should get your eyes checked if your username gives any indication of your description MAG has: APC's (that you can drive around, spawn and shoot from) Humvees (that you can drive around and shoot from) Bunkers (that you can spawn from and shoot from Different kind of Air strikes (so yes it would have aircrafts) helicopters (that you can spawn from and shoot from), 256 player count (which not only surpasses what BF3 can do on consoles, but what it can also do on the PC). real time explosions/destruction (not pre-rendered and yes a bit limited to what BF3 can do but none the less has destruction)) so please next time youre going comment know your shit.
Mag has destruction, Vehicles that you can control, Fun gameplay. Nope, nope and nope
yeah warprincess is right. bugs, exploits, cheaters, laggers, unstable servers, glitches, hacks, overall an unpolished game makes it fun /s.
MW3 looks like a generation below from BF3. Why are you mad that even 3 Devs making MW3 can't even match the quality of DICE? Is not your fault, don't be mad.
Really you think Battlefields selling point is its graphics? LOL! Yes its graphics are frickin awsome, at least it shows a little class in the aesthetics department unlike COD which is more of a trampy chav teenage girl without her make-up on...
BFBC2 gameplay > COD gameplay. BF actually requires skill. That's why little kids play COD, cus they pick the controller up and just press buttons and oh look, Killed someone!
you obviously haven't played BF2 ... go play ur arcade run n shoot while us mature ones play with actual veterans of the virtual warfare .... U GOT TOLD
What makes someone less mature because they prefer faster paced shooters as opposed to your "virtual war"? Some people just enjoy the fast paced, edge of your seat action as opposed to the tactical, team-based play style. Doesn't make them any less. Who cares what others enjoy anyway?
@Warprincess116 And if BF3 didn´t had good graphics, you would say otherwise. And by the way, doing the same for 5 years is sure fun. /s And if you think I´m some troll who didn´t play previous CoD, I played them all expect 3. Please, go troll somewhere else, it´s boring.
It will no doubt beat it in quality, but in terms of sales? I doubt it.
In my eyes Battlefield Bad Company 2 already beat any COD game. Battlefield 3 will easily beat MW3. I got every COD every year but this year I will only get Battlefield 3.
BF3 would beat COD and its expansion packs ... ( IF PEOPLE GREW AN IQ OF 10 )
If IQ was growable
pray. i think battlefield will be a better game, but sales wise probably not.
You mean besides having dinosaurs in their game?
bf3 will beat mw3 in everything but sales,only how i could see bf3 do bad is if the developers make a game breaking mistake on accident or price the map packs higher than $15
I think they will stay with the VIP Pass. This is where if you buy the game new you get all maps packs for free, and if you buy it used you just have to buy the VIP pass to get all the map packs. This does not include expansions.
Lol from the previews and screenshots and just having the new engine frostbite 2, BF3 already did beat MW 3 down
Battlefield 3 is already doing everything well to beat MW3. Maybe it won't sell as much as MW3 but it will no doubt be better...
Everybody get off Warprincess already, she defends COD so much she must own Activision stock. Either that or we found Bobby's trolling name.
#2 and #4 are the most important. We know Battlefield will play like Battlefield, so that's not so important. What is KEY is that the game works fine on release. They HAVE to realize that there will be 1m+ people playing it as soon as it's released (within 24 hours or so) so they have to be prepared. I'm surprised when big blockbuster games don't get the multiplayer correct on day one anymore; don't they know the figures, don't they know how many people bought the game and will be playing it day one? #2 is big too. If the game is buggy or laggy on consoles, there will be so much complaining (rightfully so) and they will never hear the end of it. It has to be exactly as described, and a smooth experience. I usually get burned when I have faith in a game before it comes out, because I always feel let down. But for this game, I have a feeling DICE will make good on everything they said. My pre-order is in, make me proud.
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BF3 is the only way to go. Call of Duty -series has gone downhill since Modern Warfare. Not interested at all in MW3.
Planning on buying BF3 day one. Probably just going to borrow MW3 from someone. Guess it already beat MW3 in my books.
"Ensure the engine runs smoothly on consoles, since they don't have as much power as some well built PC rigs. It will mean some of the graphics get scaled down, but whatever it takes, it must run without a hitch. Otherwise, a large portion of sales will be lost due to a hindered experience." Well considering the consoles are the counterpart I know what he means, polish up the console versions as much as possible, I get it. But most people who are gonna buy the console version won't even notice the "Hindered" experience at least half of the costumers are aware of the console version being the "dumbed down versions." Even if the other half of the people who are walk ins aren't even of aware of the PC prowess version they'll pick it up for consoles. Of cousre if you own a PC and a console..come on you know which version hes pickin up. "Many gamers are beginning to grow a little tired of the Call Of Duty franchise, Mainly Because each title offers the same gameplay each time." Fisrt off its a FPS game, what else can u do with it. Second I could say the same thing about BF if it has a annual yearly release date.
I could really care for any game I'll probably buy both. But I noticed its a large infestation of BF players/follwers and newcomers saying BF will outsell MW, but what if BF doesn't outsell MW? Then what.
The console graphics aren't even bad. People just overreact because they see a drop dead gorgeous game that's on the computer, then when it comes to consoles people start freaking out saying how they (as in the console gamers) have been left in the dust in terms of attention to the game.... not to mention the game was still in Pre-Alpha build. People just gotta realize that the consoles won't look as nice as the PC version for obvious reasons.
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