Battlefield 3 single-player: “We’d rather 6 hours of awesome than 12 hours of ‘meh’”

DICE have revealed the length of the single-player campaign in Battlefield 3 will be “slightly longer” than Modern Warfare 2′s – but they’d “rather have six hours of awesome than 12 hours of “meh”.

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Yi-Long2177d ago

... Battlefield is all about the MP! And that's going to be ultra-awesome!

Septic2177d ago

I don't even think singleplayer when it comes to Battlefield 3. Not at all. Which might lead to a pleasant surprise if its really good.

Its all about the MP for me man. If it didn't have singleplayer I wouldn't even care.

But that's just me.

pixelsword2177d ago

“We’d rather 6 hours of awesome than 12 hours of ‘meh’”

Assuming that the 6 hours are "awesome".

sdtarm2177d ago

still is too short, 8 to 10 hours should be the established length for most games

RedDead2177d ago

That is too short IF you're looking for Single player, me however...I don't give a f**k. Multiplayer goty

Brosy2176d ago (Edited 2176d ago )

I just hope they have large levels to free roam in Like Bad Company 1. It's just not as fun being funneled down a linear path. I hate to say it but they probably won't.

Dee_912176d ago

Yea i only play MP anyway
so it dont bother me
If I wanted the game for single player I would want way more than just 6hrs

TAILWHIP2176d ago

yeah multiplayer will be awesome, but this is about the single player so how is this relevant? It's embarrassing they cant even put in a days work (average 8 hours) into a single player campaign claiming it will be "awesome". How can you drive an awesome story in 6 hours, at best it will be cut short with an abrupt ending or even worse a weak developed plot and characters to justify an 'awesome' single player experience. Awesome is 20 hours of Metal Gear Solid 4, so no excuses of six hours to attempt to impress single player fans.

Kleptic2176d ago

dude I love MGS4 as much as anyone...but did it take you 20 hours to play through that?...My very first go at it on the hardest setting available still was around 12 hours...and that was being just about as cautious as possible, and exploring EVERYTHING...

I don't really care either way...BF3 could have no single player campaign and i'd still be all over it...and while I do think 6 hours isn't quite long enough...its better than nothing i guess...

can't wait to see what reviewers say though...for some reason i'm assuming 6 hours in BF3 will be ok, where as earlier this year it was FAR from ok in killzone 3...

Sub4Dis2176d ago (Edited 2176d ago )

I'd rather 12 hours of good pacing. something that bad company 2 and every cod game completely lack.

@Kleptic he must mean with the cut scenes. I think my 2nd play through was around 6.5 hours (not counting cut scenes).

gaden_malak2176d ago

How about 12 hours of awesome?

DaTruth2176d ago

I'd rather have 12 hours of awesome, it wouldn't be the first time! Hell, I'd rather have 6 hours of meh, followed by 6 hours of awesome; I don't mind if a game/movie starts off slow!

Why the insinuation that it must be meh, if it's 12 hours?

hiredhelp2176d ago

Whats with the disagrees to everyone liking the MP of battlefield 3.
?? oh i get it its call of duty. hey you got your game we gott ours!

Bathyj2176d ago

I'd rather ten minutes of fellatio.

gamingdroid2176d ago

Remember when everybody complained about 6-hour campaigns was too short, but all of a sudden it is overwhelmingly fine....

SilentNegotiator2176d ago (Edited 2176d ago )

And with the footage of the scripted moment of dragging an injured soldier that we've seen a million times, the slow movement across a roof-top, and the wasteland tank gameplay.....I have my doubts that the 6 hours (thanks for letting that cat out of the bag) will be "awesome"

BF3 SP footage has been looking as exciting as being forced to change your car's windshield fluid in a racing game, using a motion peripheral. After driving your virtual vehicle to the store to buy some.

So long as it's a big sexy over-advertised brand name! Plus, haters of a certain insanely popular series are willing to overlook any problems with the magical realistic modern warfare game that will "save" us from realistic modern warfare games.

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otherZinc2177d ago (Edited 2177d ago )

I disagree.

This is why I'm not buying BF3. The should make it co-op through the campaign story 1st. 2nd, they need to concentrate on making a good Single Player game, something they've never done.

Single Player & campaign co-op are the main reasons I would buy a game like this.

Marked2177d ago Show
hassi942177d ago

You do realise the majority of Battlefield games (not Bad company spinoffs) were multiplayer-only - it is a multiplayer game. They surprised most of the gaming community saying that there would be a proper campaign with a story in BF3.

NarooN2177d ago

Most BF games have been MP only. Don't like it, leave. Go play CoD lol.

rjdofu2177d ago

NarooN: COD campaign is rubbish.

andyboy132177d ago

That's like asking for a CS:S campaign, some games are just better as MP

cpayne932176d ago

@Marked dude... that was seriously uncalled for.

TheIneffableBob2176d ago

The Battlefield games have historically been nearly entirely multiplayer focused. They may have had short little scripted missions for when your Internet is down, but the series didn't have a story campaign until Bad Company 1.

If you want a big campaign, you're playing the wrong game.

Kurt Russell2176d ago

I thought Marked hit the nail on the head. Too many easily offended bores on here.

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chaldo2177d ago


That didn't make sense.. He was talking about how BF3 should have a good campaign. What does COD got to do with this?

kingdoms2177d ago (Edited 2177d ago )

PS3 fanboys see COD and BF3 as console badges and or flags. He was offended that some one attacked PS3 by insulting BF3 due to PS3 fans falsely trying to paint BF3 as a PS3 prefered console of choice for battlefield. PS3 fans think BF3 is the COD of the 360 when it comes to identity and console association. Half of them try to own this game in the name of ps3 because the graphics are too good to let the 360 have the upper hand, they did this with Crysis 2.

chaldo2177d ago


Haha, they should get over it. and if people want a good campaign, play the uncharted games.

iPad2177d ago

You can also have 12 hours of awesome.

REALgamer2176d ago

For significantly longer development time and budget!

subtenko2176d ago

Awesome vs. Meh!

Alright now I want a good clean fi- OMG awesome is beating the crap out meh!!!! oh sh** hey take it easy man I think he's had eno- OOOOoooo thats goin on facebook!

Agree or Disagree if you Agree or Disagree

Lets-Game2176d ago

i dont know if you guys realize but bf3 has turned in what mw was at start.

a wise dude ones said, if a game is good it will get popular fast by itself if its not they will spend shitloads of cash on pruberhype machine zombiefy ppl into loving the game before release and only after playing it for a while they will realize it suck but some maybe be forever zombies.

as big fan of bf games except bc2 I will stay subjective until i play it.