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Submitted by Bobbytheblobby 1151d ago | review

Beauty and the beast: Battlefield 3 [360 Review]

IncGamers: Even prior to its release, Battlefield 3 has succeeded in ramping up the modern combat FPS vs. modern combat FPS excitement in a way Homefront, Medal of Honor or even Battlefield: Bad Company 2 failed to do. Given the pre-order numbers and insane levels of hype, Battlefield 3 is already a runaway success… a King Kong to Call of Duty’s Godzilla. (Battlefield 3, Xbox 360) 7/10

iamironman  +   1151d ago
ummm.... putting on my fanboy protection hat now...
StanLee  +   1151d ago
Hype train, derailed! This is what happens when you base your expectations of a game solely on hype with rose tinted, fanboy glasses.
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Bobbytheblobby  +   1151d ago
destructiod 7.5/10
incgamers 7/10

the not-paid-for reviews are starting to arrive... finally.
JeffGUNZ  +   1151d ago
Yeah, I mean on PC this game is probably an 8-9 easily, but on consoles it's a 7-8. I just feel completely underwhelmed. The game mechanics, the controls, the feelings, is identical to all other DICE made games and feels identical to BC2. Not saying it's a BAD thing, but the fun factor with battlefield has never really rivaled COD and this game surely won't do so either.
Bobbytheblobby  +   1151d ago
cod aint the best game ever but it does manage to give fans what they want from it
badz149  +   1151d ago
that is why
they keep selling basically the same game for 5 years running now lol!

BF3 will never offer the same experience as CoD! 16v16 in a large maps will never be as fast paced as 9v9 in small maps where you can throw grenades from side to side!
JeffGUNZ  +   1151d ago
I don't think COD is the best game ever, I do think COD4 was one of the best FPS to date, but I get the same feel with BF series that I do with COD. They just feel repetitive. I do give credit to DICE for upgrading the engine and what not, but these sequels are all growing stale.
JellyJelly  +   1151d ago
Can't wait for the completely unfinanced MW3 reviews to arrive /s
AllroundGamer  +   1151d ago
lol nice one :) there won't be such reviews, where do you think they put all the money they made from the COD franchise? (and it definitely isn't for making new engine that's for sure...) ;)
iamnsuperman  +   1151d ago
Finally a reviewer that is counting all three aspects and not just having one aspect rule the review. "Only one of its three core elements (single player, co-op and multiplayer) is worth your time, the other two feeling as though they’ve been added merely to increase the number of potential bullet points on the back of the box." It is important that all element represent in the score. Its like reviewing a product that has problems but giving it 9/10 because one part of it is excellent.

edit: @below I think it would. Because it is the package. It might have lost a point here and there for no single player aspect but the product as a whole would have got a better score because the product as a whole is better because their weakest feature isn't there
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Clayman  +   1151d ago
So you think the game would have scored better without any single-player?
pr0digyZA  +   1151d ago
Considering only the bad company games have had a SP it isn't that bad, just not revolutionary (prefer the SP to homefront for instance). I remember when the game was announced many people were upset that there was going to be a SP mode.
Chuk5  +   1151d ago
What about Bethesda games? Fallout 3 in particular had poor combat, super-glitchy and had a lacking main story yet received 9s and 10s.
spenn2010  +   1151d ago
LOL some people do't have the patience to play a non COD type of game. That's OK leave the pure FPS's to the big boys while you drool over inflated reviews of COD games. BTW both of the sites you mentioned above are terrible. Also a 7.5 from destructiod is equivalent to a 9 from most sites. The multiplayer alone gets 9.5 from me, Its perfect for adult gamers and not so great for kids who suffer from ADHD so stick to COD and if not interested in the BF series stop reading and commenting on the reviews from shit sites such as this.
naded  +   1151d ago
It's fanboys like you that give other people who are actually dedicated to their game, a bad rap. Nobody was talking about COD to begin with, you just kind of brought it up. I love COD but I am definitely willing to give BF3 a chance. I was actually kind of looking forward to the BF campaign, as that was what EA heavily promoted through commercials and such.

I was kind of disappointed to hear that BF has a "bleh" campaign to be quite honest. I know that I, and a lot of my friends, aren't rooting for BF to lose any kind of way. Please keep your ignorant stereotypes to yourself. They are completely unfounded.
Bobbytheblobby  +   1151d ago
both of those sites do sweet reviews. they dont bullsh*t like other sites and theyre not scared to tell the truth about a game. stop crying coz the game youve been looking forward to didnt get 10/10 everywhere.

youve been sucked in my the hype machine. well done dude, EA worked their magic on you.
Fishy Fingers  +   1151d ago
7/10, must be reviewing the console version.
NuclearDuke  +   1151d ago
You think so when the title says [360 review]

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Fishy Fingers  +   1151d ago
Just taking the p***, I know I know, Internet, computer games, this is serious stuff. My apologise.
BushLitter  +   1151d ago
Yes, it does say that in the heading
matt801  +   1151d ago
Probably because of the multiple discs. Wonder whAt they Will gave the ps3 and pc version.
Trenta27  +   1151d ago
I hate seeing games get downgraded because they are on more then one dvd. We are a long ways in the console lifecycle. By the end of this consoles genreation, almost all games could possibly be on more then one dvd.
BushLitter  +   1151d ago
'One section of Battefield 3 is so linear that I died four times trying to stab the same enemy from behind. It turns out that you’re supposed to sprint up to him and stab him, if you move too slowly you’re guy simply dies. What does he die of? Heart attack? Spontaneous combustion? Bordeom?'

This made me laugh
Yangus  +   1151d ago
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-Overhyped game-
-End of Story-

-Console version 7-8-
retrofly  +   1151d ago
Single player = 4/10
Co op = 7/10
Multiplayer = 10/10.

Average score 7/10.

Dice need to drop single player and just stick to what they are good at :)
Captain Qwark 9  +   1151d ago
if you compare this games multiplayer only on consoles to other fps multiplayer on consoles its easily a 9/10. if you compare its multiplayer to itself on consoles vs PC then yes it is a 7 or 8.

if it were me, it would be a 10 actually.

reason:
some of the best graphics on consoles, i dont think there is an MP nearly as good on consoles.

if i were to review it as a bundle sp/mp then yes it is only a 7/8. but i dont like military shooter campaigns at all so im biased. every military shooter i have ever played would be a 7-8 if i reviewed them as a bundle for that reason. i think every COD campaign sucked, every ghost recon sp sucked and every rainbow six sucked. oh and BC and BC2 sucked.

this is my opinion but if i were in charge of BF3 i would have made it an MP only game and all the resources spent on sp would have just been used for an additional 9 maps.

and retrofly, i think you nailed it.
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retrofly  +   1151d ago
Yeah I've never enjoyed Campaigns on FPS games, ok I enjoyed COD1's campaign, but that was before I could play MP. Once I got my broadband hooked up and played MP, I could never go back to a FPS single player.

Especially the way they are designed now as corridor on rails shooters.

Where's the tactics, wheres the scale?

I was thinking about this today and had an apiffany.

As soon as you start adding tactics and free roaming, you add complexity, which suddenly means your taget market starts to scale down.

People make braind dead linear shooters becuase thats what most people want to play, start adding complexity and simple people get confusede and play something else.

Basically the FPS is the wii of genras, mass market dumbed down to be played by everyone.

FPS hardcore? Not really, not single player anyway.

It seem crazy becuse MP is hardcore, it has all the bells and whistles.

So FPS devs are catering for both markets having SP and MP.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1151d ago
@retrofly

i couldnt have said it better myself, esp this "hey are designed now as corridor on rails shooters" lol yeah there is no interesting level designs, barely comprehensible stories and huge lack of enemy vareity. top that off with typically infinite enemy respawn ( COD im looking at you, amazing how many mercs these terrorist can hire, they must be loaded ) and the most generic "set peices" i guess is what we call the supposed to be mind blowing scripted events and you have about the most generic, boring genre ever for sp....

you think it would kill them to put a little effort into it, and why is a good story next to impossible in an FPS? uncharted and batman have amazing stories why cant they do that for an FPS??......
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Yangus  +   1151d ago
best graphics on consoles???????LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Uncharted 3?Gears 3?Batman AC?God of War 3?Killzone 2-3?MGS4?
Mass Effect?Crysis 2?Rage?

BF3 best graphics on consoles Mega LOL!!!!!

Blind BF3 Fanboy.....
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Grimhammer00  +   1151d ago
But this is precisely why, I feel mw3 will be better.
I like the over the top story and chracters in COD series.

Millions play mp...it might be casual friendly, I don't see that as a negative.

The only reason I mention COD is that EA pushed the rivalry. If your going to start a fight, better believe you better win.

Anyhow, I'm sure bf3 mp is great. That's why we all play fps's anyways.
VvKILLAGOOSEvV  +   1151d ago
Judging by a lot of the posts on this article, and the "kiss me, I love CoD" pro attitude, I'm starting to believe most posters on N4G are under the age of 12.
matt801  +   1151d ago
Just heard ps3 gets dlc before anyone else.

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