Games journalist Dennis Scimeca (G4, Gamasutra, GamePro) takes on the lunacy of Electronic Arts trying to take down Call of Duty by making a game that wants, even if only in part, to be Call of Duty.
The only lunatic is Dennis Scimeca. BF3 is far from trying to be like COD! THANK GOD!
Well the single player tried to. May be not the multiplayer but its single player tried to be some epic set pieces style game (Call of duty style) which then turned out to be quite generic. They have made the multiplayer more about action than running around (good thing)
still CoD has the most action packed MP experience and MW3 will build on that.
@The_Science_Guy That's up for opinion. I completely disagree that CoD has the most action packed MP. Respawning quickly and being thrown back into the action doesn't make it action packed, it makes it repetitive. Saying CoD has a more action packed MP experience than BF is like saying a bicycle has more going on then a motorcycle built for racing. I'm not saying CoD is bad, I'm saying it isn't all there. You can have a lot of fun on a bicycle but when you add the motor, etc. you get a lot more out of your ride.
CoD and BF not even in the same class, You cannot even begin to compare the multi player, I'll take teamwork over kill streaks any day, BF is leagues ahead, sorry.
@The_Science_Guy The amount of action is dependent on the players (and jets), not "teh killstreakz" and "prestige".
Why does everyone have to hate on CoD? By the way you guys talk down to Call of Duty, you make yourselves no better than the majority of the CoD fanboys who talk down to Battlefield. You're being hypocritical. Please. I like Battlefield and Call of Duty, so understand me when I tell you that you're acting no better than CoD fanboys. ExPresident's comment was ok.
this author is a COMPLETE retard... not only is BF3 a FREAKING AWESOME EXPERIENCE, but it is no way period trying to be CoD .... this guy is just fishing for views...
You can't deny COD is more about instant gratification and the fps to really start customization. Perks added a much need boost to standard fps fare. Talking infantry fps. Bf3 has several glaring flaws. Mp is great...but what if you don't have access to Internet? Or servers are down? Lol I guess you could play the highly advertised single plyr? "Beyond the Call of Duty"? Not by popular accounts. I'm just saying Dice made bad design decisions. Bf3 should have either scrapped single plyr or better yet, applied the unique vehicle play to the single plyr!
If my internet was down, the last thing i would think about playing was a Battlefield game. The multiplayer makes the game, it's not like real battlefield fans would be sad that they couldn't play singleplayer; because there was none. MP: important SP: not so much, if at all.
I really don't feel like BF3 is copying COD gameplay-wise, but the campaign felt like it feel right out of a COD story-wise. I kept waiting for the interview guys to tell the marine to "tell me about the numbers!" I, personally, was very let down by BF3. Hopefully MW3 will be good. I doubt it will be any different than MW2 but I still enjoy the MW2 multiplayer.
BF3 is copying......BF. crazy, right?
Wait, I just saw a commercial and at the end it has a tagline of "Above and Beyond the Call". You see it is not so much about the gameplay as it was developed by different studios but to the mindset of EA is inflict the idea that the their game is better than COD.
Well-written artice. Yet, you can't really blame DICE for the problems with EA's servers. The problems with servers at launch have been around for AGES. I still remember loading BF:MC2 onto my original Xbox and having connection problems for a month. It IS bullshit, but it's all on EA. I hate that damn company. I personally don't mind the weapon unlock system, as it gives the game a little more longevity. Co-op is a little mediocre, though, and while it DOES have its moments, it seems tacked-on. I have yet to beat SP, but I've heard mixed opinions. I'll wait to give my input after I beat it. The game DOES have a shit ton of little bugs I've noticed, though. Copying the COD franchise is a little too heavy of a statement, though. BF3 feels like BF always has, at least to me. I do like the innovations they've brought forth, though, such as the blurring vision when being suppressed. I've never seen effects of suppression like that in an FPS. It's a nice touch, and makes getting shot at an actual challenge, while making the tactic of suppressing an enemy pretty effective, IMO. Any other FPS's actually implement that before?
"You Can't out Call of Duty, Call of Duty" and he provides one example of weapon attachments only being added based on weapon performance not class performance... wow they are really trying to be Call of Duty there... not
I'd hate to be THAT guy but.. CoD Elite is free :/, it's just the premium service that you have to pay for.. But the premium service comes with free DLC for a year so $50 is actually a pretty good deal.
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