Battlefield 3: New gameplay proves dominance over Modern Warfare 3

Product-Reviews writes: A lot of comparisons with Modern Warfare 3 have already been made with both titles, but based on the new gameplay footage, Battlefield 3 is easily going to be the best looking title out of the two in terms of graphics. As for gameplay, this will come down to personal opinion, but this video alone is probably going to earn EA a few more sales from those who were previously set on picking up Activision’s title.

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tr00p3r2558d ago

Gameplay is the key factor.. and Battlefield 3 is the clear winner, this latest video proves it.

rabidpancakeburglar2558d ago

While I agree that B3 will no doubt be superior, the latest video proves nothing as there has been no MW3 footage. I'm not saying that MW3 will be anywhere near as good but it can't be proven without comparison.

evrfighter2558d ago

Latest video proves everything. Bf3 > cod

Thats all she wrote

rabidpancakeburglar2558d ago

I know what you're saying but you can't say something is proven without proof.

tr00p3r2558d ago

But then you could argue that the gameplay for Modern Warfare 3 is basically the same package, whereas Battlefield 3 looks significantly different due to a new engine.

fullymoated2558d ago

The latest video proves that the PC version of BF3 looks better than the xbox 360 version of MW3. EA/Dice are afraid to show console footage because all this time their huge edge has been in the graphics department.

Gameplay makes the game, and gameplay wise I don't see any crazy innovations from EA/Dice. Same stuff. If you like battlefield then go play it. But don't pretend like the console version will be vastly superior than BFBC2. EA/Dice thought they'd trick a few people by showing cutting edge graphics, I can't beleive it's actually working.

Raf1k12558d ago

TBH I think we all know what the gameplay in MW3 is going to be like.

crzyjackbauer2558d ago

dont mean to sound like a negative joe
but this just looks like COD with vehicles and better graphics
nothing more nothing less
whats all the hype about?
gimme something new, fresh, original
cant wait till skyrim comes out

raWfodog2558d ago

It does look good but can someone please explain what the difference is between BF and COD? When I say 'difference', I don't mean the gameplay elements, we all know that. I mean how people rag on MW for being the same but somehow BF is innovative. Isn't BF the same as it has always been? In terms of destruction and team-based gameplay, isn't that how its always been? Like MW, it's just in a prettier package. People, it's two different games with different gameplay elements. Play one or the other, or both (like me). But don't pretend that BF is somehow 'changing' the way that its always been played.

SJPFTW2558d ago

they never showed MW3 footage yet? please its a re-skinned MW2 we all know how it will look like

HardCover2558d ago

"Gameplay makes the game, and gameplay wise I don't see any crazy innovations from EA/Dice. Same stuff"

So what do you think of Activision and MW3 then? Double dipped code worked on by the remnants of IW along with TWO other devs to make it on time for a yearly schedule? That's called a "train wreck" if you ask me.

Besides, DICE brought destruction into the online multiplayer FPS scene with BC, and now they're upping the ante real strong with that feature. They don't need to tag on a new feature when their main one is being improved monumentally.


@ crzyjackbauer

trust me thats nothing like COD, it may look like it and sound like it but it's way off.

You don't see people in cod taking their time to aim and shoot with an AR like that.

Cod games tend to go something like this;

Game starts;

Thump Noobtube cross map.

run, run, run, run, Knife kill... run run run knife run run BLAM noob tube..

Knife run, quick scope, quick scope run run blam noob tube.

air strike, chopper gunner, Nuke. end game!

na, not like Cod at all.

Drake_Seraphim2558d ago

@ crzyjackbauer
Something new? Something fresh? About war? "War, war never changes" :) sorry couldn't help myself. But BF3 looks amazing!

starcb262558d ago

Just go play the previous Call of Duty's.

skip2mylou2558d ago

@crzyjackbauer sorry skyrim isnt really that original either its been done by the past oblivion games and other games that did really shitty

paintsville2557d ago

There's no question that this is a beautiful game. But the perceived 60fps of Modern Warfare is hard to beat. We really need to see them running side by side to make a fair determination.

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Chaos692558d ago

Battlefield 3 as an overhyped 30fps turd. It plays like sh!t. We still haven't seen console version because EA/DICE know that their game is sh!t on console.

Modern Warfare 3 that you hate so much will sell five times more (will keep on selling throughout the year like other CoDs) and people will keep playing it till the next one comes out.

Battlefield 3 will sell 5 to 6 million on hype alone, but just like previous games, the player base will drop drastically after a month, because, wait for it... it's sh!t.

bumnut2558d ago

Its a '30 fps turd' as you call it because both consoles are getting old and can't handle it.

Player count will drop drastically? I played Bad company 2 last night and there were over 2000 servers.

sack_boi2558d ago (Edited 2558d ago )

Well said.

trenso12558d ago

so the ps3 console footage isnt console footage? or is it because there isnt any xbox gameplay? so unless you xbox gameplay you will continue to say we have not seen any console gameplay?

Brosy2558d ago

Battlefield has alot longer legs than COD. Sorry but your player count comment is pure BS.

Chaos692558d ago

How can you say Battlefield has longer legs than CoD? Black ops and MW2 have been selling since release; you can see them on every chart. Whatever, you guys are just delusional, you'll be eating crow again this year, just like every other.

Ser2558d ago

Sorry, bro, you're incorrect. We have seen console footage. Just because we haven't seen any 360 footage does not mean there isn't any "console" footage.

Also, Battlefield 2's player base says hi.

kingslayer10002558d ago

Call Of Duty Rinse and Repeat 3

Pikajew2558d ago

I completely agree, its just a dull military shooter and well said

ndl15312558d ago (Edited 2558d ago )

there you go playing the selling game. why do you think activision releases rehash after rehash after rehash of the same garbage engine huh? because people like you that settle for the same'ol crap . remember quantity does NOT equal quality . i dont care what people buy its just you say bf3 is $hit ? then what does that make mw3 ? you think because of mw3 sales its gonna be the better game? mcdonald's sells billions but is nowhere near a great burger its just filler . your argument is flawed.....anyways daaaaammmm that gameplay looks f*cking sick cant wait.

solar2558d ago

every online console games' player base drops to shit after the next new game comes out. your point is?

Northtouch2558d ago

@Chaos69 "...the player base will drop drastically after a month, because, wait for it... it's sh!t."

Lolol. Have you even played Bad Company 2 recently? I was on today, and guess what? It was a full on 24 players in every match i joined.

CoD is ok but has gotten stale, same old copy and paste shit runnin 'n' gunning formula. No tactics involved its either shoot first or be shot in the face first.

Battlefield... Well, its so many words u cant really describe it but Epic is one of em'. Tactics, teamwork, objectives, realism, immersion, sense of scale, sense of surroundings, vehicles...

You get the point.

NeoTribe2558d ago

Instead of runnin ur mouth id advice atleast renting it when its out. COD is a fine game for maybe a month but this is so much more intense and realistic. Why wouldnt u want ur maps completely destructable and be able to drive everything from choppers to boats. Theres just no comparison.

limewax2557d ago

Remind me Chaos69 (something you would lucky to ever land) Exactly how many games this gen are there that are not '30 FPS turds'?

Because from where I stand that sounds like a very small game library

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iPad2558d ago

You don't really need MW3 footage to compare both. Just use MW2.

stevenhiggster2558d ago

Or COD4 or Blops, they're all the same anyway!

fullymoated2558d ago


MW3 = MW1/MW2


So why should you expect anything different in sales or quality this time around? More people like the MW series and have more fun playing it. Stop trying to convert people and just play what you like.

JeffGUNZ2558d ago

You people are so ignorant it's pathetic. Anyone who makes a decision before they have all the facts are complete morons. Sure, BF3 looks beautiful, but the mechanics look IDENTICAL to BC2. I mean come on, other then the graphics, what else has significantly improved? It looks very similar and I really want to see some final build console versions. I know we saw LIMITED PS3 play, I want to see it on alpha/beta stages.

Christ, MW3 will probably look very similar, but we have seen NOTHING from the multiplayer, so how could anyone possibly provide a reasonable comparison?

Hold your horses BF3 fanboys and wait for IW to disclose and release content of their MP aspect.

Heartnet2558d ago

how can it provee anything lol.. gameplay experience is down to the users experience...

Some will prefer one over the other.. none can prove dominant

JsonHenry2558d ago

They would have to really shake up the gameplay in the Modern Warfare series to compete with what we have watched from the BF3 videos already.

But "casual" feel of MW1/2 (and probably 3 as well) appeals to a lot of gamers too.

alexcosborn2558d ago

two very different gameplay experiences tho I might add

ConstipatedGorilla2558d ago

Well that settles it then! We'll just all go out and buy Battlefield 3 over MW3 because this video proves it's better! What are you guys, 7 years old?

showtimefolks2558d ago

BF3 will be the better game but you have to understand its for core gamers while MW3 any noob like me can pick up and play and get some kills

while BF3 requires a lot of team work

i am picking up neither but if i have to pick one i will take MW3 because i am scared of the depth of BF3 and i know i will get my ass handed to me

ReservoirDog3162558d ago

I'm not sure why but the way the gun moves when you walk and run in a BF game just doesn't look right to me. Rest of the game looks fine but it just looks like it swings around too much and too unrealistically.

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Wizziokid2558d ago

it was always dominant over MW3... just like every BF game is dominant over COD titles.

tr00p3r2558d ago

I think MW3 will be pretty good.. I just think Battlefield 3 will be the better game that's all. I preferred MW2 to BFBC2 last year, but this year it's the other way around...which is nice.

silver-surfer2558d ago

It's a shame the total sales of each franchise show you to be so very wrong

Cpt_kitten2558d ago

sales don't equal good game play hate to tell you this

fullymoated2558d ago

@ Cpt_kitten

Hate to tell you this, but when you sell that many more times than your competitor, that is a vouch for quality. Do you think people are forking over 60 bucks because "my buddy told me to do it"?? LOL. People hand over their money because they have a crapload of fun playing the game.

Once EA/Dice console versions are exposed, everyone will realize that the games are both the same as their previous versions, and the sales will follow.

SJPFTW2558d ago

i guess FullyMoated thinks Justin Beiber is the greatest musician of all time if he thinks quality = quantity

Uncharted 2 didnt sell as much as MW2 but who has all the GOTY awards? What next your going to tell me Transformers 2 is a better movie than Saving Private Ryan?

lol logic fail

bloodybutcher2558d ago

i actually know quite few people who bought one ofthe cods because ´´their friends are playing it´´.even me,though i prefer bfbc2 then any bf i played only with my gf and her few of people from my friends list have been playing i went for cod if i wanted to have more friends to play with,or for bf when i wanted to have more tactical game,with friends in a squad.

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kristianzhe_12558d ago

Gameplay is the key factor yes; And thats why MW3 is supreme in my opinion.

danswayuk2558d ago

If you want arcade, then choose MW3. If you want realism, then choose BF3.

retrofly2558d ago

BF3 is far from realism, check out ArmaII and Red Orchestra/Darkest Hour for realisim.

Although BF3 does look to have a good balance between arcade and realism, but its not flat out realism.

I wouldnt go to say MW3 is an arcade shooter either, ok its faster paced but theres nothing reall "arcade" about it.

lastdual2558d ago

If you want "realism", go with something like ARMA.

Sorry, but both BF and COD are arcade-style FPS's. One is slower paced than the other, but neither game is a simulation by any stretch.

MysticStrummer2558d ago (Edited 2558d ago )

Retrofly and lastdual beat me to it. BF is far from realism. MW is arcade though, when compared to pretty much every other miltary FPS. High speed, low team strategy, run and gun. BF is a hybrid. Personally I like the "real" games and hybrids much better than the arcade shooters, but it's a matter of taste.

MassOnesumis2558d ago

I think BF3 is a game of a great quality. That being said BF3 is more authentic then realistic. The sights and the sounds and the feel of the game are authentic to their real-life counterpart (I assume).

Games whose gameplay are grounded in reality should be called realistic (ARMA RedOrchestra SWAT4, The first OFP).

stevenhiggster2558d ago

lol, if you want realism join the army.

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Thoreau2558d ago

auto aim=supreme game?

Inside_out2558d ago (Edited 2558d ago )

They should...what a scam. These video's don't lie...where is the high end PC footage like they been showing everyone in the trailers...O_o...single player and multi-player was suppose to look the same???...what a mess. :/

The fanboys are all acting like they haven't noticed...such a delusional bunch.

Show another trailer EA-Dice...keep them coming. Interesting how they release a trailer with all the leaked footage showing a broken multi-player 12 weeks out. :o

Tuxedoassassin2558d ago

It´s an internal alpha for server testing with almost no graphic settings. And can you tell me a "broken" Battlefield game and please facts.

SJPFTW2558d ago

you must be 7 when you don't know what an alpha build is, especially for a new engine that has yet to see commercial release. MW3 on the other hand is using the same engine of a game released 2 years ago

thespaz2558d ago

Aaaaaaaaaand how many games are still using the Unreal engine?

Just because MW3 is using the same (quake?) engine, doesn't mean they're not always improving it in one way or another.

Call of Duty graphics have changed over the years.

Ulf2558d ago (Edited 2558d ago )


"Call of Duty graphics have changed over the years."

Yeah, they've actually gotten worse. They looked pretty sweet in CoD4:MW, and except for the possible "on par" exception of MW2, they've gone downhill since then. Black Ops was one of the worst looking shooters I've seen in a long time.

Flavor2558d ago

This is the kind of response EA needs to hear, not the sheeple fanboy drivel. I think alot of the BF hype is just from people sick of MW who desperately want something, anything new, sorta like how everyone wanted Obama... and look how that turned out.

This metro map looks light years removed from the BF2 maps that everyone loved. It is a map that could have been in quake 2, it is not innovative at all. I'm undecided until I see the big open maps .. that haven't even been featured in a screenshot yet.

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Jac5al2558d ago (Edited 2558d ago )

Both games have very different gameplay styles/feel. Battlefield is more slower paced and tactical, while MW3 is more twitchy and fast pace. Some people might find the slower pace of BF3 to be more fun, while others may not.

danswayuk2558d ago (Edited 2558d ago )

Well said, but still for me its the tactics that do it.

tr00p3r2558d ago

That's it in a nutshell... Modern Warfare 3 offers arcade style gameplay, Battlefield offers a tactical approach to multiplayer.

Each to their own...end of story.

thespaz2558d ago

Excellent post. This is what's it's all about.

They'll both have their audiences.