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Battlefield 3 Review (Xbox 360) - NowGamer

NowGamer's full review of Battlefield 3's multiplayer, campaign and co-op. (Battlefield 3, Xbox 360) 8.0/10

MasterD919  +   1193d ago
Damn fine review.
StanLee  +   1193d ago
"Underneath all of these new tweaks, the fundamental mechanics are near identical to those last seen in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. This is both a blessing and a curse, as Battlefield 3’s multiplayer doesn’t feel new, but more of an extension of previous efforts."

Called it 5 months ago.
okmrman  +   1193d ago
i played it
and its a big difference

have you played it?
MasterD919  +   1193d ago
The real problem with these games now is that we've seen it all done before.

That should certainly be taken into consideration for future titles of any modern shooter at this point.

However, perfecting a series can be a good thing. But it must differentiate itself from other games...
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VvKILLAGOOSEvV  +   1193d ago
played it for 9 hours online so far, and its a big difference from BBC2, much improved. If were gonna judge BF3 based off what it doesn't do compared to its pc counterpart, then we need to do this for EVERY GAME from this point on.
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Feckles  +   1193d ago
Agreed. Clearly written by someone who has real knowledge of the series.
Hufandpuf  +   1193d ago
It doesn't feel like BF2 but it doesn't feel like BC2 either. IDK maybe it's just me but I'm loving it though.
Shadowaste  +   1193d ago
Having played the pc version until 7 am last night,( yes, I'm serious, me and a bunch of people skipped outta work for the rest of the week:) and now having stopped by my little brothers place and watched a bit of the 360 version online and seen 5 of the maps on 360 I can say this.

If you own a decent pc, or can get one by any means possible ...DO IT!

It is NOT even close to the same game. The console version looks EXACTLY the same as bfbc2 did on console, does that mean it's ugly??? NO, BFBC2 on console looked great for six year old hardware, same with bf3.

But, as expected covered in jaggies, screen tear, pop-in and looks very low resolution.

Even beyond the visuals, which don;t change the game, the small player cap (12v12) kills what bf3 is all about.

The character movement on console is far less real, the framerate dips into the teens when major explosions go off.

Again, if you have the means, get a pc, this is true with many games as far as visuals, but with BF3, they are two different games.

The pc version is real bf3. the console version is just a map pack for bfbc2!
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finbars75  +   1193d ago
WTF are you ranting on about?it's nothing like BFBC2 only a dilusional PC gamer would talk out of his ass.I havnt seen one screen tear yet and character models look great.It's a console version and yess I have the PC version as well and there's there's a big difference between the two but what did you expect.The gameplay is the same on the PC to the console so get over your bullshit self and play on your PC while the rest of enjoy the console version as well. They play the same I never said the size of the maps just the movements and gunplay and vehicles.I know there's a difference but it's no map pack moron.
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Lord_Stark  +   1193d ago
Buddy, you're either delusional or lying because anyone who's played the PC version and played the console version will tell you, they do not play the same. Map size on the console isn't just smaller but feels restrictive with many more choke points and CQBs. There is a tremendous amount of screen tearing, pop-in and framerate drops. It may not be a bad a he's making it out to be but it isn't as perfect as you're trying to convince people either.
VvKILLAGOOSEvV  +   1193d ago

Your full of sh**. BF3 is easily the best looking online shooter out there on consoles, and played WAY better than BBC2.
nano88  +   1193d ago
modern warfare 3 is going to beat this easy
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finbars75  +   1193d ago
Of course MWF3 is going to outsell the game your pic explains why.Kids kids and kids.Easiest game to pick up and play without to much skill.Go play bf3 and tell me how your confidence feels after getting blown up by a tank,jet,armored truck and the skills of the BF gamer.It's quality over quantity that makes good games just remember that.BF3 might be outsold but will always have that great gameplay that COD doesn't offer.
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optimus  +   1193d ago
i agree with this review; although i haven't played the multiplayer yet since i got the game a little early thaqn most and nobody was online. anyhow as for the campaign so far it's not as engaging as we were led to believe. the reviewer is pretty much dead on. one thing i will point out that the reviewer didn't that can be a bit of a nuisance is that the mutliplayer/co-op portion is on a separate disk...

when news broke that the 360 would have an optional hi-res install on a separate disk i thought it was just that but the install is on the multiplayer disk itself. (which by the way i could NOT tell much of a difference at all).

...so basically i now have to switch disks back and fourth if i wanted to play online...it's not that big of a deal since it's only 1 game that i have that makes me do this but i hope this doesn't become routine for other companies...i know some will argue that once you're done with the campaign you'll hardly ever have a need to play that disk but i'm not big on multiplayer and for the moment it's a bit of a pain in the ass.
0neShot  +   1193d ago
"Although the multiplayer is solid, balanced and competent, it feels more like a re-tooling of what has gone before, rather than an evolutionary step forward"

So much for the BF fanboys calling every COD game the same, and so what do we have here?

BF3 is like the same old BF.

I really wanna smack back in the head those BF idiots who keep saying over and over the same lame anti-COD line.

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