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Submitted by naded 1151d ago | review

Battlefield 3 Review -Venturebeat

Battlefield 3 is easily the most important holiday release for Electronic Arts. All year the publisher has aggressively hyped the DICE-developed sequel as a Call of Duty-killer, and with Modern Warfare 3 still two weeks from release, EA has the vital first-to-market advantage.Unfortunately, a host of technical shortcomings and a disappointing overall package make Battlefield 3 not only one of the biggest blunders of 2011, but it also positions rival Activision Blizzard’s upcoming blockbuster to be the clear winner of the first-person-shooter fight that, ironically, EA picked. (Battlefield 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 69/100

Ghoul  +   1151d ago
low scores on highrollers attract traffic.

simple as that.

ignore
move on
guitarded77  +   1151d ago
Don't move on yet... make sure to rate the site (we can do that on n4g). This was not a review, it was the writers way of backhanding DICE by bringing up external issues like 360 server problems and comparing sales to CoD. This is not a review.
Ghoul  +   1151d ago
very true
done...
damnyouretall  +   1151d ago
has to be cause i dont thinnk we are playin the same game. ive been playin for a few days and have kick ass battle stories. what other fps gives you that? few issues but who cares really. go to caspian border in rush and tell me that doesnt kick ass
GoldPunch  +   1151d ago
Very bad score !!!
Der_Kommandant  +   1151d ago
What a hell is venturebeat?
SageHonor  +   1151d ago
Oh lord.
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1151d ago
lol, 69/100? really?

trolololol

Ghoul is correct, move along, nothing to see here.
JANF  +   1151d ago
69/10? really... desperate for hits much?
Marquis_de_Sade  +   1151d ago
Absolute nonsense, the multiplayer alone warrants at least 80.
Ghoul  +   1151d ago
80 ?

more like 90+
its incerdibly deep and simply the best bf game todate
Marquis_de_Sade  +   1151d ago
Well yes, the multiplayer alone is worth more than 90, but it balances out against the less than great co-op and campaign. Personally I have no intention of playing single player or co-op but I understand that reviewers have to take into account the complete package.
syanara  +   1151d ago
well if you want to get specific a I would give this game a rating of 9.2879432157429745620835 but that's just me trololol
Oldman100  +   1151d ago
I knew this was going to be a shit review as soon as i seen call of duty in the second sentence.
insomnium2  +   1151d ago
Never give them hits. That's all this is for.
SITH  +   1151d ago
Apparently the author and even a lot of you guys failed to read battlelog, the site actually told users of server maintenance down time that will affect all platforms. And I have no where near the trouble knifing someone that I had in the beta. It works perfect. I have no idea what this author is talking about.

FTA: "I remember hopping in a fighter jet at my camp, boosting over to my objective and parachuting out. It never got old,..."

Yeah... he is one of those punks who work their tail off to get a aircraft just to ditch it and deprive the entire team of a vital component to counter air threats. I hate these people more than any FPS annoyance. And idiots like this often fail to destroy the aircraft, thus resulting in the enemy capturing it. I snatched a viper yesterday because some punk on the opposite team tried this crap. It was HELL unleashed for the attackers. I have air to air missiles unlocked, so poping the A-10 out if the sky rendered their attack limited to a beach head assault.
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Robotronfiend  +   1151d ago
He mentioned being "outgunned" when starting out fresh a week after release, but he didn't mention anything about how the MP scoring rewards teamwork and support actions like placing mines to take out vehicles, healing teammates and such. I thought that one of the draws to the B3 MP section was that you can be important to your team and help win the match even without huge kill streaks if you are helping in other ways.
hadriker  +   1151d ago
This guy is just trolling for webpage hits. move along.
Veni Vidi Vici  +   1151d ago
What I find sad is that people are so easily satisfied with the same thing over and over just as long as it looks pretty and has marketing dollars behind it. This game might be the most overrated game of the year. It's nothing more than BC2.5 with prone and more vehicles.
Ghoul  +   1151d ago
no its not.

its the most tactical and deepest bf ever.
the new lightengine alone makes up for some completly new gameplay approach.

sorry i play bf since 1942 beta (2002) and every bf game was different.
just because you have a battlefield (vehicles etc.) doesnt make it the same game.

its the core of this franchise ....
ATi_Elite  +   1151d ago
Yeh BF3 is way better than BF2 and Hell NO BF3 is not like BC2.

I've been Battlefield since 1942 and i am very happy with BF3.

a few bugs here and there and some needed tweaks but those will ironed out in the next patch.

GOTY contender for sure along with Portal 2 and The Witcher 2!
Veni Vidi Vici  +   1151d ago
I too have been playing BF since BF1942 and each one has been different but I'm sorry, there is very little difference from BC2. The graphics are better but that doesn't change much in terms of gameplay. You may want to argue that it does but the instances where it does change things are so few and far between that it's moot. The game types are the same, the physics for the grenades are the same(they float like wadded up paper balls- just like BC2), the destruction is probably even less than BC2...I fail to see what is soooo different from BC2 other than the ability to go prone, some more vehicles, and better graphics.

Have people become such graphics whores that they don't care that the game is basically the same? Are people influenced by marketing dollars so much that their opinions are molded by corporations? Are people so easily entertained that they can do the same thing over and over and not care if anything new or innovative is implemented?

This is the first BF game I've been really disappointed with not including Vietnam(never played that one). If they expect me to spend $60 for a game, I want a new game with fresh ideas and new game modes. Not something they did a couple years ago.
Shackdaddy836  +   1151d ago
^ I'd say it's more of a mix between BC2 and BF2 with a tiny bit of 1942 and 2142 thrown in here and there...

Anyways, you should try playing it more. I was a little bit disappointed at the very beginning too but once I got into it I had a magical time...
SP3333D-O  +   1151d ago
MP 9.8
SP 7.5 (but who really cares)

Too bad the SP is dragging down the overall scores.
ginsunuva  +   1151d ago
They just wanted to write 69.
0neShot  +   1151d ago
I can't tell the difference in MP between BF3 and BC2, they feel the same, and in Xbox the MP graphics is a bit worse than BC2 including smaller maps in team deathmatch mode which ironically feels like MoH MP.

So the review merits the few surprises in MP.

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