"You know it’s November when the Battlefields and Call of Duty’s are migrating to store shelves around the world. For the past couple of years EA has been making some rather serious attempts to steal some of Call of Duty’s thunder, mostly by trying to emulate Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s success. There have been some interesting attempts along the way, including the Battlefield: Bad Company series, as well as the Medal of Honor reboot, but Battlefield 3 was their flagship. A significant portion of the game’s marketing has been to push the idea that Battlefield 3 had what was really lacking in Modern Warfare 2, a phenomenal single player experience. Well the marketing is done and the game on the shelves so the question is, did they succeed?"