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it is not a pc exclusive but it will be best on pc because that is where most of the bf fanbase is
... I never asked for this.
It's half the FPS, but it still looks tons better and it already looks like it plays better so I really don't care. No one should, really. Personally, I'm going to keep a copy on both the PC and 360 so I can play with all of my friends. With the way stores are competing to get your cash, it won't be that hard to get them pretty dang cheap right on or right after release.
Honestly, watching the PS3 demon on Jimmy Fallon, I wasn't blown away, and I think that will cause problems for BF3's pursuit of outselling Call of Duty. It looked on par with Call Of Duty, with the only differentiating factor being the level of destruction, which honestly didn't look very impressive in the PS3 demo. Granted, this is an early demo, with 4 months left to tighten things down, but as far as consoles go, I haven't seen anything that makes me believe this game will outsell MW3, and already MW3 has matched (or possibly surpassed) Battlefield 3's pre-order numbers.
Mind you this is absolutely nothing to take away from the game, as it looks great, but from an amateur analyst's perspective, Battlefield 3 will come up short in its pursuit of the FPS crown, even if it manages to be of higher quality (i.e. higher metacritic score). Personally, I have both games pre-ordered, so I'm hoping both are of the best quality they can be.
Considering it didn't have that plastic sheen that Call of Duty has and it's got more going on graphically with a lot more happening around you, then I don't see how anyone who claims to not prefer one series or company over the other can think that. Go back and watch the section where they shoot a satellite dish in the MW3 demo and go watch the sniper section in BF3. Tell me which is more impressive.
And why do sales matter at all? I honestly don't get your obsession to talk about sales figures and post links at every possible turn and try to act like you don't have any sort of bias, when it's painfully obvious that you do. Give it up already.
Watching the two demos on consoles BF3 still impresses me more than MW3. It just seems BF3 has a more rugged and grittier feel than MW3 where the game looks too glossy and lacking in depth. Not to mention being one who loves destruction in their game the Frostbite 2 engine is performing very well. I love it that DICE recognizes this as something that needs to be advanced more on in video games. It's not all about fancy set pieces, animations, lighting and what not. MW3 will still be a decent shooter. Having one of the gold standards in gameplay for an FPS it's a formula that's never failed them.And yeah who cares about sales figures. It doesn't take a genius to figure out MW3 will sell a ton. They can have their meaningless crown. Come November my money will be going to Saint's Row 3...
You don't put out a $100 million advertising campaign for the sake of game quality. That alone has made the discussion of sales very relevant as it could have some massive implications for the company going forward.
As for being biased, defending one company when a vast, vocal portion of a community turns on it, when most grievances are unwarranted, isn't biased. I don't have a preference between the two. The only game I would have any sort of bias towards would be a new Rainbow Six, and I can assure you I doubt it would sell anywhere near the copies these games are gonna sell.
Personally I like the move that EA is willing to invest that much. Risky sure but if you believe this could be a series that can push 10-15 million copies per game like EA does, I'm not just looking at BF3 but future BF titles, then it'll be worth it.
It doesn't matter if they spend $100 million or they spend a nickel if BF is outselling CoD in a few years. If EA doesn't make that money back with BF3 they will with future titles. EA just isn't looking to get their foot into the throne room, they're looking to break the door down.
I get that, but unless they are prepared to start annualizing Battlefield as Call of Duty does, they likely will not outsell Call of Duty. I find that to be the flaw in their logic with this move. While they are taking a year and a half to 2 years between retail releases (less for dlg and free2play), Call of Duty has positioned itself to where they could potentially have yearly releases with 3 year development cycles. Battlefield would need to consistently compete with those games to prevent Call Of Duty from simply regaining the ground they could potentially lose to this game. And all this ignores the differing appeal that these games draw. I just don't think it was a wise move on their part.
i'm always amused by these kinds of discussion because the games are so different imo. despite the best intentions of activision and ea, these are not direct competitors as they appeal to very different shooters fans, ones that like their action fast and furious with run and gun arcade style elements and those that prefer the more deliberate pace of a squad based tactical shooter. frankly, i think medal of honor is ea's attempt to muscle in on activision's market, with its score chains (i.e. killstreaks) and faster paced action married to strategic gameplay. that said, they might try to compete for those fans for whom both gameplay styles have appeal, and in fact i do enjoy both. however, i myself prefer battlefield. but based on anecdotal evidence, most shooter fans fall into one camp or the other without any interest in the opposite format.
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So, I got invited to the alpha trial. Origin is different to say the least. As of right now you launch the game from your browser and that's kind of weird, but strangely cool at the same time. It's a lot faster finding games this way, and there are a ton of stats you can see. Battlelog/Origin is pretty dang awesome and I think will end up trumping Elite in every way.
As for the game? Well...
There's only one level in the trial and out of the 20 games I've played, no team has ever moved past stage two. The game is stuck on medium I believe and not all of the sounds are in the game yet. There's the occasional graphical glitch caused from scripted events either in the sky or underground. Finally, this is a different beast than Bad Company 2. Most of what you learned in that game will carry over, but there are a tons of new and returning features that are going to take a while to get used to even after spending hundreds of hours playing BC2.
However, none of that matters. The game is *** good. ***. Good. Like, best multiplayer FPS I've played ever. That's not hyperbole in the slightest either. I rarely have fun playing these kind of games without friends, but everything has been a blast so far. And even with the few minor hiccups I mentioned, the game feels extremely polished already.
The suppression mechanic isn't exactly new, but the way it's incorporated is brilliant. Hearing and seeing bullets fly around you while your vision is blurred really helps immerse you. Being the one suppressing is even better, since you gain XP and feel like you're actively helping your teammates. They also changed up prone just a bit. You can now dive down to immediately take cover. It works out whenever you come under fire or when you want to take a stealthy approach. Sneaking behind enemy lines, taking out the entire team through taking cover behind various pieces of the landscape with a sniper rifle, then ending the streak with a context sensitive knife kill will be one of my favorite gameplay experiences for a long time coming.
So, yeah. Hands down my multiplayer GOTY and it's not even out yet. If anyone has any questions, then feel free to ask.
Did you fight Wesker?
What do you think about EA/Dice not showin gameplay footage on your Xbox360 do you think it's fair to show footage on Pc and Ps3 and not Xbox360 let me know what you think
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DICE has chosen their path for the way they want to portray BF3. They want the game to get as much "Wooooah" attention as possible, to draw anything they can away from the competition. Hard and heavy sound design in the back supporting their highest quality graphics for all their demos... can't blame them really.
I do wonder if perhaps the 360 is proving troublesome for the new Frostbite 2 engine... but I'm sure they've got it under control.
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Does anyone know if they plan to do anything regarding communication between squads on console? That is my biggest problem with BFBC2. If you end up with a bad team that doesn't communicate, you're screwed. It's a complete buzzkill to the experience. The only way I play is when I have friends playing to ensure we have communication.
Did you fight Wesker?
I fought xXx420WeskercompleteglobalweedsaturationxXx. Does that count?