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Battlefield 3 - The Lesser Of Two Evils

MMGN.com writes: It's the superlative battle of the modern warfare franchises - in the red corner weighing in at $1 billion is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, in the blue corner is the heavyweight Battlefield 3. Both titles offer modern warfare gameplay, and both games look kick ass, however it seems that the "hip" thing to do is to side with Battlefield 3. Are gamers adopting BF3 simply because it is the lesser of two evils?

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electricshadow3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

While I agree with some things the author said, I definitely disagree with this statement: "Aside from the Frostbite 2 engine on Battlefield 3 chances are it's going to play exactly the same as every other game in the franchise." The Frostbite 2 engine is one of the major selling points for me to get this game. BF3 is going to play the same as previous installments - to an extent. Yes, BC2 had destruction in it, but BF3 takes it one step further. The game looks amazing, sounds great, and the gameplay looks solid. But, the fact that you're adding in a destruction is what makes it different from CoD.

I think people are finally getting sick of the same thing that CoD gives us year after year. Between the three platforms, I have well over 600 hours in BC2. I have NEVER played any CoD that much. In my opinion, the Battlefield series is just more fun than CoD ever was and a better made game that understands quality is better than quantity. Why am I buying BF3 and only renting MW3? Quite simply, I'm going to have more fun playing it than I am MW3, and I know that for a fact.

buttclown3085d ago

I personally don't care which game sells more because I had already wanted Battlefield 3 over Modern Warfare. Much more team oriented game and feels more realistic to me when played vs Call of Duty.

Hufandpuf3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

The author said that liking BF3 is the "cool" thing to do. Not for me it isn't. I've been with the BF franchise since it's BF2 port to the PS2. A lot of people are hopping on the BF bandwagon simply because it looks better. They don't care what it has in it or where it came from. For most, it's the first BF game they've seen or paid attention to, and guess what? Most of them are COD players. Just look on twitter and read what people have to say about BF3, it's the fact that now they have a new game to love and look forward to, but they don't have a clue about what Battlefield is about.

Ducky3084d ago

Therein lies the danger.

DICE has to walk a fine line between pleasing the older BF crowd, and the newer BadCompany crowd. The two groups are expecting their own kind of game, and it remains to be seen if DICE can please both audiences, or if one group gets the shorter stick.

Personally, I've enjoyed both BC2 and BF2, so I just want the beta to roll around.

gypsygib3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

I like BF3 because I owned MW2 and later bought BFBC2 and though the MP in BFBC2 was incredible - like nothing I've ever played.

I was so cool running away from gun fire into a building only to have a tank blow up the wall beside your cover, then being forced to grow some balls and do man vs. tank and win.

So many awesome experiences from BFBC2 make me need BF3.

My MW2 experiences were just like COD4s but less fun, then even less fun with Bops (although it had a better story than MW2s...if u can even call it that) so MW3 is completely uninteresting to me.

Hicken3084d ago

I haven't been playing FPS long enough to start following any crowds or deciding what's the "cool" thing. I've got 7 titles under my belt- 3 of em the last three CoDs, BFBC2, MoH, and the two Killzones- and I played them all in release order. The only games I honestly just grew tired of- or got frustrated with because of people being cheap/cheating/glitching- were the CoD titles.

I don't WANT to hate on CoD. But between the games improving a marginal amount in each installment (the graphics should be an easy fix... shouldn't they?) and Activision's greedy, money grubbing tactics (full price for a new copy of Black Ops, anyone?), I have no desire to support the franchise.

Doesn't matter to me if it's "cool." It's just what makes the most sense to me. And if I explain it to someone else, that's exactly what I say.