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Submitted by -Alpha 1569d ago | review

Gamespot: Battlefield 3 Review

In the realm of online combat, Battlefield 3 provides thrills that few games can match. (Battlefield 3, EA, PC) 8.5/10

-Alpha  +   1569d ago
Was expecting 9.0 at least, I imagine Gamespot will dock points for the console version.

Haha, I'm going to go read the Gamespot Forums, between iNFamous 2 getting 7.5, Forza receiving 8.5, and now BF getting an 8.5, that place is going to be a riot.

Campaign seems to be universally disliked, which is not surprising. Does anybody know if there will be co-op DLC?
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Jobesy  +   1569d ago
I don't see though how people can really talk bad about the review. All over the internet people are disappointed by the game. On Amazon BF3 is 3/5 stars for the 360 version and 4/5 for the PS3 version. These are coming from verified buyers too. Word of mouth is going to kill 2nd week sales and I anticipate many will be trading the game in to get MW3, especially at Gamestop where you can get it for 99p with a BF3 trade in.

1 more month could have done a world of good for EA/DICE.
-Alpha  +   1569d ago
A review is an opinion, I have no doubt that somebody will fault it, and in this case I wont be surprised if BF fans get upset.

I can easily see a "the negatives don't justify the score" complaint coming or "BF is about MP, SP doesn't matter"

I've been hearing mixed things about Battlefield 3 too but it's mostly positive. The big thing seems to be a few bugs that need ironing out still.

If anything, it didn't meet the stupidly fuelled hype, though to be fair the hype was just for MP and in that regard people seem to be enjoying it.
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AdmiralSnake  +   1569d ago
I'm reading a lot of reviews over the internet from gamers themselves, and it seems like a lot are disappointed. Couple of my friends who were really hype for this, end up actually returning the game.

I'm on the fence atm of picking it up.


Mainly multiplayer, however I disliked the beta and wasn't impressed with it, my friends/clan members got it day 1, and basically returned it and was disappointed in everything, so if it disappointed them, 9/10 it would do the same to me also, I'm more hyped for MW3.... Uncharted 3 is around the corner, so for now I'm skipping it, maybe in the future I will buy it.
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-Alpha  +   1569d ago
Well what are you looking for?

If it's SP then skip it, but MP seems great to me. What are the complaints about anyway? The majority I read are on small bugs and SP being a total dud.

I think it's ironic how after all the COD bashing that was done that BF3's SP ended up trying to mimic COD itself. And it's a shame because Bad Company 2's SP was actually open and featured lots of destruction.

They became what they hated. At least for SP


I really disliked the beta too but I've heard a lot of praise for the final version. I'm a huge fan of UC3 MP so I'll probably pick up BF3 later as well :)
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onyoursistersback  +   1569d ago
"thiz are not facts, its just what i think of the game...
im playing this right now and its like a 8.5. i had a bad time with BFBC 2 too at first, but it was cuz of lack of squad! i think thats whats missing for me. my squad lives in mexico and they get the game Oct 28.
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gamingdroid  +   1569d ago
Well I bought this game from during the $20 credit and regret it immensely. What is it with Dice and shining annoying lights your face all the time?

Freaking gives me a headache and soon epileptic seizures or something. I'm going to finish the campaign, play a few matches and trade it in. Already locked in trading value at for $30. A $10 loss to EA! ugh....

I'm not going to buy more cr@p hype from EA. Should have taken the hint with online passes and not bought it.

I'm surprised this game got a above average scores, as it is barely even average in my book.
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Biggest  +   1568d ago
The multiplayer is unmatched in the realm of military shooters. The teamwork required on large maps is simply outstanding. I heard from friends and read in reviews that the SP is unspectacular. I expected that seeing as how EVERY military shooter has an unspectacular SP mode in my opinion. To give perspective, the last and only military shooter I completed was the original Modern Warfare. That being said. . . BF3 is everything I expected and I am loving it. I have friends that love CoD and are overwhelmed by BF3. It's simply too much for them. I have friends that love CoD and welcome the intensity of a superior experience (my words). I also have friends that won't touch a watered down game like CoD (in comparison to BF) with a 10 foot pole. Everyone is different. If you embrace a challenge and gaming diversity, you'll love BF3. If you don't need much in the way of gameplay and feel overwhelmed by the scale and challenge, you won't love BF3.

PSN - BiggC
TheOtherTheoG  +   1569d ago
Hehe, System Wars ;)

The place seems more tied up over how Gears 3 scored 9.5 to Uncharted 3's 9.0 at the moment, which is rather funny, and of course GTA V being announced and everyone shouting about it being crap because IV and RDR were crap (not my opinion, but hey) BF3 is being comparitively overlooked.

System Wars is a funny place...
Rageanitus  +   1569d ago
ummm so much hype before the game launched stating it willbe a COD killer... for some reason its not looking to bright.... stilll a good game though.

I still remember every DICE game that was being launched, for some reason the COD will say this is the game that will kill COD..... but look what happened.

Not saying the past DICE games were bad but they were just GOOD but not exceptional.
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Halochampian  +   1569d ago
I still remember Regeanitus thinking he could post a good comment..... but looked what happened

Not saying Rageanitus is a complete IDIOT but not very bright.
GamerPS360  +   1569d ago
I don't know what you guys are complaining. It's only 0.5 less than uncharted 3. :)
Battlefield is still the king of shooter.
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1569d ago
I'd argue there are PLENTY of shooters that are better than BF3
VvKILLAGOOSEvV  +   1569d ago
And I'd argue NO on that...

This generation of consoles has been full of disappointment left and right when it comes to shooters.
Rage_S90  +   1569d ago
Have ether of you actually played the game or are you pulling this sh*t out your ass?
onyoursistersback  +   1569d ago
we all like different game!!! we all do, and with my killzone 3 squad has given me a 5hit load of replay value on KZ3!!!
Hufandpuf  +   1569d ago
"Plenty"? That's an overstatement, you make it seem like the game is garbage.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1569d ago
No, no. Battlefield 3 isn't garbage at all. In just my opinion I feel there are more than a handful of shooters I prefer.

For example, I'm actually not a fan of vehicle combat. So instantly for me, any game which has vehicles usually isn't to my liking.
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FunkMcnasty  +   1569d ago
I picked up BF3 this morning and its a 10 for me, and I'm the only critic I care about.
hiredhelp  +   1569d ago
I picked up BF3 this morning and its a 10 for me, and I'm the only critic I care about.

Good call. Think that sums up every game end of the day,The gamer is wot counts when comes to how good or bad a game is each have differnt tastes.
Urrakia34  +   1569d ago
I don't understand what's so special about this game? It's the same as any other shooter: Spawn, pew pew pew, die, repeat process. Game is overhyped imo.

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veChuy  +   1569d ago
Have you played already? I did and damn the game is awesome the graphics, the gameplay, the explosions are amazing but the best is the sound OMG the sound is crazy every sound is just perfect the bullets explosion jets everything about the sound is so good, man you have to play it really worth the money. Gamespot this guys are so Activison.
Hufandpuf  +   1569d ago
Play the game first.
Urrakia34  +   1569d ago
You mean that copy of Battlefield that was in my PS3 earlier? I'd certainly like to hear your opinion on this, unless you don't even have the game....
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jetlian  +   1569d ago
gt doesn't show you played the game
Biggest  +   1568d ago
"It's the same as any other shooter: Spawn, pew pew pew, die, repeat process."

How can a person type such an obviously ridiculous statement? Name the other shooters with multiple land/air vehicle types, land/air defense types, and large scale destruction. You won't be naming many. You DEFINITELY won't be naming every other shooter.
Urrakia34  +   1568d ago
You should get your eyes checked then, because I have it.
swishersweets20031  +   1569d ago
games beast, all i hear about are dorks who suck so bad with any of the weapons they power wine so much they force their shit opinion on other people. SP is fun, my fav mission was night shift. Multiplayer kicks ass.
Hufandpuf  +   1568d ago
my fav was "comrade" or any of the missions where you play as the Russian.
whitezagetsu71  +   1569d ago
i guess graphics aren't everything
iMpuTeD  +   1569d ago
this game was really no different than moh or bf bc 2 lol. and ya i thought it hyped beyond belief thats part of what prob killed it for people
pr0digyZA  +   1569d ago
I really love the multiplayer and co-op. Single player for me is a good diversion, it has that very whack a mole feel. I personally think cods campaign is better but I would rate BF3's better than say a game like homefront.
Koelbox  +   1569d ago
I got it for the PC played it online and its f'in awesome.
Graphics are great, gameplay is smooth (offcourse even better over time with some patches and better driver support), sound is amazing like always from DICE.

Oh what can I say, singeplayer isnt all that but its not the main focus of BF3 and I don't really care tbh.

Maybe people are disapointed on the console about the graphics but did you really expect Killzone 3 graphics on a crossplatform game on an xbox? jeez...
Somebody  +   1569d ago
LoL. I've read mostly the comment sections first than actually reading the reviews. They are much more interesting since they represent a lot of views compared to the single author's view for a single review.
Kos-Mos  +   1569d ago
Dice went "crytek". Poor bastards.
bobrea  +   1569d ago
This game deserves at least a 9. It's so goddamn awesome. I don't really see any validity in complaints about the campaign. Amazing graphics and some cool set pieces (So far. I'm not too far in yet.) And an awesome multiplayer component.
VvKILLAGOOSEvV  +   1568d ago
Amen...This is what I've been saying all along. I've been so addicted to the online, my wife for the first time ever has set time frames I'm allowed to play, lol. Also, I'm enjoying the campaign actually more than I thought I would.

Campaign = 8/10
Multiplayer = 10/10
Overall = 9/10
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iMpuTeD  +   1568d ago
youre gonna disagree with facts go play moh and nf bc 2 and tell they are diff lol. And people complain bout cod haha

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