"It's popcorn-blockbuster fare that plays out across countless, heavily scripted set-pieces, uninspiring QTE sections and genuinely boring on-rails moments."
OUTRAGEOUS!! lol jk Havent played the game, yet. When i do, ill judge for myself.
I have heard this a lot. Behind the high scores the single player seems to rated pretty poorly. For me a game is as good as its weakest feature. Especially when it comes to single player. With around 78% (last year figures and also just in the US-only figures I can find) of PS3 connected 28% cannot play multiplayer. Its not as bad if it was the other way round but still.
this franchise never had any type of single player mode always been pure multiplayer
You guys are full of excuses.
what excuse?this franchise has never been about single player....
The thing is BC2's campaign was pretty good and it felt like Battlefield should. Big maps, dynamic gameplay, plus the characters had some personality. BF3's campaign on the other hand doesnt even attempt to feel like Battlefield.
These guys should just get to work on Mirrors Edge 2 already.
I was thinking the same thing, but couldn't think of the right word for it, and "uninspiring"fits my thoughts perfectly. The graphics are good, and the sound effects are AMAZING!! However I do not feel drawn to finish this game.
Funny how COD always gets a free ticket for this. I doubt BF3's single player is worse than any of the 5-hour-scripted-to-death COD campaigns.
BF3 has free tickets too, if you compare kz3, R3 treatment, both have way better single player, and great multis, but the scores are sometimes inferior to cod or bf : double standards.
Gotta appease Cod Drones somehow, someway. Not that I approve.
What do they expect from a purely multiplayer franchise? the purpose of military shooter singleplayers is to provide a somewhat plausible story that takes you around the world so you can shoot some people and blow things up. Which it does pretty good.
So in other words, it's pretty much like every fps with a single player campaign. As long as it's fun, I don't care.
Man I wonder how they will score mw3.. I hope they use same standards because bops and mw2 had just as much set pieces and boring storyline with no character progression...
Sorry! Yes MW2 was boring and all over the place, but Black ops actually had a decent, engaging storyline/single player experience.
I was enjoying it. =(
Same guys that dog on CoD's short campaigns are the same people excusing bf by saying the series isn't known for single player. Irony.
... except Battlefield has that excuse because it's true. What story is there in a Battlefield game? On the other hand, compare the last two- at least- CoD campaigns to those before it. Comparisons aside, when was the last time CoD DID NOT have a campaign?
The point he is making is that CoD is as much a multiplayer focused franchise as BF is. If you are going to have a campaign then make it good. If it sucks then you can't just say well we don't really care about it, we just put it there for those who don't play multiplayer.
Uninspiring compared to... what? It's a single player campaign given to you so that you don't have to ALWAYS play multiplayer. I haven't played through the whole thing, but I'd rather play it than most of the recent CoD campaigns. Seriously, if you're gonna say it's uninspiring, you have to at LEAST give an example of what inspires you.
Black Ops was 'Uninspiring', MW2 was 'Uninspiring', CoD3 was 'Uninspiring' only CoD1, CoD2, CoD4, BC1, BC2 were 'Inspiring'....and so is Battlefield 3 amazing game and is a must for every FPS fan!
I sort of expected this. I think its the music...the music is what captures emotion. This game probably has no memorable music. I know it sounds silly, but without drama, and music, and wtf action scenes, these military shooters are doomed to fail. You have to have that sense of drama. Its not that fun hearing gun sounds 100% of the game. Before you go ranting on my opinion, I'm just going to say that, yes I really enjoyed MW2's campaign. Why? Because the music was memorable and the setpieces were as well. Sure it was short, but it was well engaging. This is what BF3 campaign will miss out on. I know that for a fact. I played BC2's campaign, and it was torture to play through it because of the bore factor...
I loved BC2s Campaign...the gameplay is great and the story was cool, graphics unique...too much music can kill a game. I haven't missed it in BC2s campaign, there was just enough. It just a matter of opinion i guess. Mirror's Edge couldn't do without the music though....it really enhanced it. In Battlefield it isn't as much important in my opinion. I think ur mistaken, in a combat situation like in Battlefield the lack of music can also enhance the realism and intensity of Sound FX for instance the bullets flying over ur head, music can also create a distance in such moments. Maybe it was their intention to tone the music down to make it more realistic and less theatrical by focusing on sound design and get that right instead of going the obvious road. Like the lack of music (in particular moments) in Three Kings and The Hurt Locker.
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