For All Its Airplanes, Earthquakes and Explosions, Battlefield 3’s Campaign Is Remarkably Dull

Kotaku - At EA's all-day Battlefield 3 event yesterday, I had a chance to play through a handful of single-player missions on PC in addition to the multiplayer modes that I detailed earlier today. It's been said (and repeated) that "no one plays Battlefield for the campaign," and that may well be true, but the extreme graphical fidelity and the often eerie verisimilitude of the gameplay footage we've seen thus far had my curiosity piqued. Could it be that Battlefield 3's campaign will do something to truly set itself apart from the increasingly Michael Bay-ish histrionics of its competitor Modern Warfare?

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Dante1122480d ago

First 1UP, now Kotaku (both thought it felt dull). Ouch. IGN was kinda neutral though.

4Sh0w2480d ago (Edited 2480d ago )

Oh boy, I was just commenting on the "misunderstanding" thread that they can call it what ever they like but its the first and last first hand impression of BF3 before they release the game, thats as close to a demo as you're going to get, unless DICE is planning a 11th hr surprise, wich is very doubtful. Hey I know the game itself will definitely be better but that beta sure doesn't tell new gamers that.

Now it seems, BF3's campaign is a total rip-off of Black Ops, damm I hope they are wrong, what happened to originality? Yea, yea everybody copies not even COD story is original but this really sounds too much like BO if Kotaku's claims are true.

StanLee2480d ago (Edited 2480d ago )

Like I said in another article about the game's campaign. It's more Call of Duty lite than what it was hyped to be. DICE and EA hyped the campaign with the Fault line trailer to be steeped in reality with real world tension. The fact is, it's generic FPS fair, just as over the top as Call of Duty but without the tongue-in-cheek charm and that's simply because you go into it expecting a more serious, down to earth tone.

Shackdaddy8362480d ago (Edited 2480d ago )

More like CoD for the person who doesn't have ADD and needs an explosion every 2 seconds....

BattleAxe2479d ago

Bad Company 1 was an awesome campaign...I wish they'd bring it to PC or at least make it a download on PSN.

Number_132480d ago

One of the worst things a game can suffer is overhype. Terms like Halo liller and CoD killer have in the past resulted into one thing: disappointment.
BF3 in its own right may very well be a fantastic game, but the hype and forced CoD rivalry by EA has created an almost unrealistic expectation of the game. Hype kills.

Vladplaya2480d ago

Tell me something I didn't know....

Lavalamp2479d ago

It's impossible to lick your elbow.

cyclonus0072480d ago

"For All Its Airplanes, Earthquakes and Explosions, The 3 Missions of Battlefield 3’s Campaign I Got to Play Are Remarkably Dull"

There, I fixed it.

ReservoirDog3162480d ago

The thing's like 5 hours though. He probably played half the game already.

ReservoirDog3162480d ago

How so many disagrees? This says about 6-7 hours. Which I guess isn't 5 but still.


i_like_ff72480d ago

As expected. People hate on Call of Duty but BF's single players been known to be shit. The online is great but the single player is not where near as good as the one's in the Modern Warfares.

Shackdaddy8362480d ago (Edited 2480d ago )

MWs SP isn't that much better though. It has an enormous amount of plot holes in it.

Both suck. Thing is that they are both known for MP. not SP.

ReservoirDog3162480d ago

I disagree (though I didn't). CoD4's singleplayer was seriously one of the best of the generation (top 10).

MW2's was just horrible (the story was just....bleh) and black ops was decent but with weird enemy ai.

But it's outlandishly hard to top the near perfect CoD4 singleplayer.

Shackdaddy8362480d ago

I was talking about MW2. I just assumed when I say "MW" and "bad story", people will automatically connect it to MW2. Lol.

I loved MW1s story...

ReservoirDog3162480d ago

@ shack

Haha, was just double checking.

A man's character is judged on the things he likes and doesn't. And you, sir (or madam), have great taste.


morganfell2480d ago

This says hi. No game around, not LOMAC, not Ace Combat,and certainly not MW does anything this thrilling.

4Sh0w2480d ago (Edited 2480d ago )

Have you played Ace Combat? BF3's cannot even begin to compete with Ace Combat's jets fighter pilot gameplay. Credit to BF3 for varying the gameplay but Ace Combat eats it for lunch in this category, as it should.

Hey I don't mind you hyping BF3 but you've lost your marbles with that statement. lol

BeardedPriest2479d ago

I have more fun flying on Whack ass Bad company 1 than i did on ace combat...

TheGameFoxJTV2479d ago

The Ace Combat series will never be beat by a minigame in a FPS.

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