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Battlefield 3 Review [Trendy Gamers]

TrendyGamers: Battlefield 3 is going to be a big game. That goes without question. We could give this game a 0/10 and it would still sell millions upon millions of copies. Luckily, BF3 is a great game with some of the best graphics you will ever see with some intense action scattered throughout the entire experience. (Battlefield 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 9.5/10

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x800  +   1573d ago
9.5 is very good!
Fishy Fingers  +   1573d ago
Ahhhhh.... So thats how it works.
evrfighter  +   1573d ago
9.5 is a good score. but this is clearly for the console version as no one has experienced the pc version yet.
Washington-Capitals  +   1573d ago
I wouldn't trust reviews on BF3 after the memo EA sent out to reviewers got leaked... Here is an excerpt of it.

This is the questionnaire that was emailed to reviewers:

- Did the reviewer personally review BFBC2 or Black Ops?
- What score did he give it?
- What is his past experience with Battlefield?
- Is he a fan of Battlefield?
- Is he a fan of Call of Duty?
- Has he been playing BF Franchise? BFBC2? 1943? BF2?
- Has he expressed enthusiasm or concern for BF3? What are they?
- Did he play the beta? Did he enjoy it / get frustrated with it?
- What is his present view on the game?


Personally, i dont deny BF3 being a great game, this issue isnt related to the game itself, but how corrupt this video game industry is getting.
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Kleptic  +   1573d ago
^^you don't trust reviews for BF3 because of that?...

i personally haven't cared about reviews for years...but still find some of them laughable on all levels...and I COMPLETELY agree with what EA has done with BF3...

Lots of things have continually destroyed gaming media credibility...but 2 of them are arguably the biggest problem:

Preconceived opinions and lack of experience with said franchise, or even genre...

these reviewers stomp their feet quite often about how subjective a specific review has to be...but there is absolutely no way to keep any subjective integrity when a site has a different person reviewing each sequel to a given franchise...

When people read a review of a they go to a conglomerate site and make sure and read a different critic's article for every different film?...or especially a sequel?...not likely if they are looking to keep any consistency...You would probably try to read reviews from the same person...

the other part, preconceived another problem that isn't easily addressed either...where some reviews are so blatantly skewed from the minute you start reading them that the person either LOVED or HATED it before he even started playing the title...its the only explanation when these reviewers admit to only playing the title briefly before writing a 4 page essay...

I say good for EA...I hope more companies come up with something to simply make it harder for everyone and their dentist to put up a shit review...we don't need 300 reviews for every single title...any given person needs like 10 tops...

i read Jeff Gerstmann's reviews over at Giantbomb...he is just about the only reviewer whom I usually agree with his opinions...If he likes it, I usually do too...and vice versa...I only stumbled on this after I was constantly playing games he ended up reviewing...and found it pretty hard to disagree with him...problem being, he doesn't review every game...but anyone could probably find a reviewer they tend to agree with...and do the same...and it helps tremendously when you are on the fence about a certain game...
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inveni0  +   1572d ago
I think those are all fair questions. It sounds more like they're trying to discover what might influence a journalist's opinion of BF3 than that there's anything underhanded going on. For instance, if they get a 7.0 review from a person that is heavily into MW, they might discredit it as much as if they get a 9.0 from someone that has been with the BF franchise since 1942. (Or they could give these more credit, depending in how you want to look at it.)
BinaryMind  +   1572d ago
@Kleptic - Why should a reviewer need to have experience with the Battlefield series? The job of the reviewer is to be in the customers shoes. Of the millions of people who will pick up BF3, I imagine most of them will have no experience with the series. None of them will give a **** what the legacy of BF is and will probably not be in line with most of the reviews soon to land.
MariaHelFutura  +   1572d ago
One of the best comments ever.
HSx9  +   1572d ago
The job of a reviewer is to make decisions for confused customers, not be another "customer" that's confused. If they call themselves a true reviewer they would go replay all the battlefields (or at least the important ones).
Leviathan  +   1572d ago
@#1.1.3 (Kleptic)
Well said. I feel the exact same way. That's good advice for everyone.
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Ser  +   1572d ago

Seeing that memo makes me worry even LESS about the scores BF3 will receive.

I'd rather a longtime fan of the series review BF3 as opposed to someone who only knows what an FPS is because of CoD.
jeseth  +   1572d ago
Trendy Gamers? LMAO.

Wow, lets all get excited about something from a site that means nothing. A 9.5 from Trend Gamers isn't going to make me forget about teh abortion that was the BF3 "Beta"/Demo.
GroundsKeeperJimbo  +   1572d ago
Metacritic has some reviews up (PC)
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HardCover  +   1572d ago
Just an FYI:

letters like that have been sent out long before BF3 hit the scene.

hell, gift baskets are VERY common too.

The reason you've never heard about it before is that people actually have to try pointing it out as a negative for BF3 since BF3 is damn fine on its own. This sort of "selective snitching" really plays to some people's heads, as the talk over it shows.
Septic  +   1573d ago
Regardless of what review score this game gets, I will be playing this on Day 1. I played Caspian Border on the beta and I absolutely fell in love with the game.

Trust me, battlefield vets and others are in for a real treat when this is out. All that arduous waiting is soon going to be over. This is a true successor to Battlefield 2 and this is the opinion of a guy who is currently sitting in the toilet heavily constipated.
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ethan  +   1573d ago
No no, you're doing it all wrong...You're supposed to sit ON the toilet, not IN the toilet. But finish up soon, Battlefield 3 is almost upon us!!!
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Flavor  +   1572d ago
This is one poorly written, ugly article. Looks like it was cranked out by a middle schooler with English as a second language.

It uses stock images of the game, and just generalizes about everything. I doubt this is legit, and if it is, it is just bad.

And no, I'm not raging over the review, since there was no content to rage at.
ThichQuangDuck  +   1573d ago
Really 9.5 is good...But the fact is that I am tired of the way games are currently reviewed because I guarantee most people will look at the score without reading the review. It has become too nitpicky by gamers about .5 differences in scores. Personally I miss the Ign .1 review scale. scores like a 7 is considered a bad game and 1-5 is rarely ever used. But that is a score rant. Congrats on the great score by battlefield and I look forward to READING more reviews
TrendyGamers  +   1573d ago
Very well said.
MariaHelFutura  +   1572d ago
So 7/10 (2 over the half mark) means bad?
ThichQuangDuck  +   1572d ago
@ MariaHelFutura that is what I am arguing that people see 7 as bad and 8 as ok and that the lower number games are never mentioned. I am saying that if a game doesn't get a 9 it isn't seen as excellent. I am arguing the review system is essentially 7-10 rather than 1-10
frostypants  +   1573d ago
Does anyone actually believe that this review is legit? Sure, I think it will get high scores, but no way in hell does some obscure site like this have its hands on the game yet...

Seriously, that entire review could be BS'd just by having played other BF games, and reading existing descriptions and videos of the game.

I'm looking forward to BF3, but I'm calling this out.

Fake review is fake.
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Laxman  +   1573d ago
I agree. The whole "this is from a freelance writter, our staff review will be up at a later date" sorta kills it. Why the hell bother putting up 2 reviews on one site for the same game? Hits, and nothing more I say. They knew people wont care about thier review when big sites start releasing thiers, so they went ahead and posted this one up before anyone else to claim it as the 'first'one. I mean, I dont doubt the game will deserve such a good score when it actually releases, but I put no leverage in this (or any other, for that matter) review.
iceman06  +   1572d ago
Well, the game is at local retailers just awaiting a street it is very possible that he does have a copy. Plus, publishers usually send out "review" copies to the labelled "media" in a timely manner for review (1-2 weeks out). It doesn't take much to get "media" credentials these days (see E3 for that). So, it's entirely possible that he reviewed the game.
I have issues with these "freelance" bloggers sometimes as well. (Especially considering the charges of payola running rampant all over the internet.) So, I really only trust those that I have a history with.
da_2pacalypse  +   1572d ago
lol are you saying the reviewer's opinion is fake? I don't really understand what you by "fake review" how can a review be fake? I can go make a review about something I've experienced.... would that be fake?!
Flavor  +   1572d ago
The stock, clipart 'press kit' screenshots are all you need to spot a fake review.
frostypants  +   1572d ago
You're kidding, right? A "fake" review is one written by somebody for something they haven't actually experienced. There's nothing in that entire review that is indicative of him ever actually having played the game. Like I clearly said, that entire review could be written by anyone who has played any other BF game, and has read/seen the previews for BF3. It's full of generic descriptions and lacks any new details that someone who had actually played the game would have.

Let me put it this way: if he DID play it, then it's a horrible, horrible review. So bad, in fact, that it's easier to just accept that they never played it.

Fake review.
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chriski333  +   1572d ago
doesnt count dice said to wait till after day 1 patch
dboyc310  +   1572d ago
Need a quick help..planning to purchase one game this week to hold me off for uncharted 3

Battlefield 3 DISAGREE

Not really sure which one should I get
GroundsKeeperJimbo  +   1572d ago
I'm waiting for Bats, its a great game it seems but my gaming plate is so full this year haha. Prob pick it up next summer when I've finally finished Skyrim :]
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Xalaris  +   1572d ago
I don't want to read the review until I'm assured it's spoiler-free. Help please?
Relientk77  +   1573d ago
Ok then. For a first score 9.5 is fanastic. I'm eager to see the scores for more reviews for Battlefield 3.
TrendyGamers  +   1573d ago
Probably nothing below 8.5's.
pr0digyZA  +   1573d ago
Ye 8.5 will most likely be one of the lowest (not counting destructoid's or edges 7), I can see reviewers giving faults to the campaign, even though from what I have seen looks brilliant.
TrendyGamers  +   1573d ago
Yeah, the obligatory 7! And from what thereviewer told me, the campaing could get a few faults but nothin too drastic
tickticktick  +   1573d ago
Both BF3 and MW3 won't make it to the 9's, high 8's for both. First reviews of no name sites are always fanboy reviews.
lugia 4000  +   1573d ago
9.5, awesome :)
Caleb_141  +   1573d ago
Bit of a s**t review to be honest - the reviewer went into no real detail at all... hell everything he said we already know so I could technically have done a 'review' about the game and posted it up. Maybe this is an actual review, but either way its pretty awful.
frostypants  +   1573d ago
It is fake.

Take it down, N4G...
gijsbrecht  +   1573d ago
"Nothing groundbreaking". I remember some reviews of other games with the same words and then there would be taken off one to one and a half point from the overall score. And are the servers already up, by the way. This guy seems to have played the full mp already.
Dojan123  +   1573d ago
They are up for the reviewers. However, reviewers signed something that they could not release the review until after launch. We will see a flood of reviews at MN launch.
finbars75  +   1573d ago
Great score but he left out one key elimant to BF3 and that's the CO-OP aspect of the game.Not once did he mention it.Thought that was a little odd considering that it's a key that dice put this in the final product.Even if it's tact on it's still part of the reviewers job to include that in the review.One day to go and BF3 will take over my PC and ps3 for good and this review just makes me more excited then ever.Even if it's not a legit review every video I have watched on BF3 from leaked gameplay to dices tournament ect the game will get good reviews regardless.
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Shackdaddy836  +   1573d ago
Even though it's a good score which makes me happy, I give it absolutely no credibility coming from a random website before the embargo is lifted...

Plus it doesn't go into any depth and they use pictures that were already out there on the internet which makes me think he didn't even play the game...
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solidworm  +   1573d ago
doubt the dude as even played it, for hits. Game will put an indefinate hold on my life.
veChuy  +   1573d ago
This was reviewed on consoles or pc?
Pandamobile  +   1573d ago
Console. Specifically Xbox I think.
IndigoProphet  +   1572d ago
Ah great! So the console version really is the best.
Pandamobile  +   1572d ago
And how did you come to this conclusion?
HK6  +   1573d ago
The Good: Amazing graphics
The Bad: Rare low-res textures

Sounds a bit hypocritical to me.
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Uomoz87  +   1573d ago
Maybe because graphics aint only textures, you need open you mind man, textures are a thing of the past, now we measure in FX! (mostly sarcasm)
NeoTribe  +   1573d ago
He mentioned that there were hallways with low rez textures but were few.
pandehz  +   1573d ago | Funny
Wow that was vague. I could come up with something like this without playing any game.

'Skyrim is a wonderful game with fantastic visuals but nothing ground breaking. One could get lost into hours of content from killing varied enemies to exploring new areas.'

Final Verdict: 9.4/10
Pros: Huge Landscapes, varied enemies, dragons, great soundtrack, etc, etc

Cons: Nothing groundbreaking.

Can I get bubbles for 'First review of Skyrim'?
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NewVegasTroop  +   1573d ago
funny bubble added
Pintheshadows  +   1573d ago
I wasn't intially going to get this but I will just for the campaign. I enjoyed Arkham City but it won't tide me over til' Uncharted. Mainly because I played it for 11 solid hours today.
Anti-Fanboyer  +   1573d ago
Why do I get the feeling this reviewer hasn't even played the game. His review is so vague, everything he says is nothing I haven't heard before. For all we know he probably just watched some videos off of youtube. He spent most of the article talking about single player, and he barely even goes in depth with the multiplayer, which is packed with content we haven't seen yet. Also never even mentions co-op mode.
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Adrieono  +   1573d ago
Can't wait till tomorrow midnight!
SAE  +   1573d ago
i really hope it's as good as the videos , alots of hype lately , i'll wait until a friend buy it and see his opinion instead of these reviews....

they made a great game from what i watched , from playing the beta it's fun but it needs alots of fixing , i really don't care about the graphics in the multiplayer but they must make high graphics for the campaign or it's just gonna be another normal shooter game {or another medal of honor sequel for me..} the gameplay is fun and have new things that never made befor but just like what i said , alots of bugs...
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GraveLord  +   1573d ago
Doesn't sound to me like the reviewer actually played the game. I'll wait for the real revies.(the ones counted in Metacritic)

Also that site looks very basic and blog-ish. Don't take it too seriously. Like I said above, wait for the real reviews.
Shadowaste  +   1573d ago
From article;

"Battlefield 3 is going to be a big game. That goes without question. I could give this game a 0/10 and it would still sell millions upon millions of copies." could never review it and no one would know,
-trendy who?????????

lol...... plus you reviewed the sub-hd version...tsk...tsk...for shame!

up next on 'trendy somthing'

Lord of the Rings on VHS!
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Hockeydud19  +   1573d ago
Um, yea, this is definitley a fake review. This needs to be taken down, every bit of information sounds more like a preview titled as a review, plus has anyone even heard of trendygamers? I mean cmon.
Xenial  +   1573d ago
I find it funny how whenever a hyped up new game releases high scores flood n4g. Then, later a week or so the lower scores come through. I'll base games off my own opinion or just use Gamesradar as a personal source. (Has yet to let me down)
artdafoo  +   1573d ago
Nothing groundbreaking ? How about a whole new engine built from the ground up ? So by this guys standards MW2.5 should only get anywhere from 7 - 8.5 at the most right ? It's basically a MW2 expansion pack. Bet this guy gives it a 9.8
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Cosmit  +   1572d ago
Why are you butt-hurt art? You should try some KY Jelly Lube next time!

MW 2.5? Never heard of it.
But, just in case you didn't know, Modern Warfare 3 comes out in about 2 weeks.
jmac53  +   1573d ago
Glad the game got a 9.5 but the review itself sounds like it was written by a 5th grader. My apologies if it's English as a second language.
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KiLLeRCLaM  +   1572d ago
Ill be playing this game tomorrow!! SUCKAS :)
Zephol  +   1572d ago
so good! i wait the review of IGN, gamespot, gameinformer, gametrailers, pc gamer.
Gameplay999  +   1572d ago
I do not 'await' reviews because I know this is gonna blow
My head offf! DICE I LOVE YOU!
Cosmit  +   1572d ago
Not gonna give this review any credibility. But I know for sure this game is gonna Kick Ass!

Can't wait till Tuesday :D. Up early and Gonna pick it up from Kmart for only like $14 :D
rajman  +   1572d ago
After completing the campaign and playing alot of the beta, along with 4 hours of multiplayer from the final game I'd give:
Single Player campaign 7/10 (wasnt impressed and too short)
Multiplayer 9/10 (Best part of the game)
Overall: 9/10
paddystan  +   1572d ago
9.5/10 for the PS3 version is amazing. Im looking forward to the PC review.
ATi_Elite  +   1572d ago
an early have a happy Battlefield 3 Day!
22 more hours left!

BF3 looks so sexy sitting on my SSD but being a big tease cause i can't play it yet.

for those playing the PC version....see you on the Conquest mode maps!

this site is gonna be so dead on Tuesday.

oh yeh this review was meh!
DANGEROUS-BEANS  +   1572d ago
Haha, has anyone seen the comment on that website? I'll paste it onto here...

"Better than gears of War 3? I dont think so. this has to be a fanboy site bececause I just beat gears 3 and it is one of the best games this gen!

You reviewers are full of shit if you think this game is a 10. Most PS3 games are overrrated and i will never purchase a fu**ing PS3.

Enjoy your fun now, i will be reporting this site for false product reviewing. idiots.."

Fanboyism at its worse... *sigh*
S22  +   1572d ago
Doubts?? Everything about the game coming soon in
T3MPL3TON  +   1572d ago
So some site nobody has ever heard of ever, gets a review out before anyone else... hmm... interesting.. that's pretty interesting.
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