Chris from Fangwheel writes:
"Battlefield 3 up until its release; was my most anticipated game of the year, even more so than Gears of War 3 and the upcoming Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Every trailer along with every piece of game play footage that was released cemented the title as a must own for me; so naturally when Fangwheel needed a writer for the Battlefield 3 review, I was all over it. I was convinced the game would be ‘Game of the Year’ material; with so many placing their bets on either this title or its competitor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, it’s still anyone’s guess. Previous titles in the Battlefield franchise are known for their frantic multiplayer, and with this title being a direct sequel to Battlefield 2 and the first recent game in the series with a campaign not based on the often comedic Bad Company squad, it is clear that Dice and EA were going for a chunk of Activision’s ‘Modern Warfare’ pie. With its destructible environments, large array of vehicles and over the top multiplayer, all stunningly handled by Dice’s newly developed Frostbite 2 engine; does Battlefield 3 outgun the competition?"