Battlefield 3 – Limited Edition Preorder – Review (PS3)

Battlefield 3 was released on October 25th, 2011 and on this much anticipated day, you could find me waiting in line outside of Gamestop, for 6 hours.


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For this review, I’m going to start out and say that what Battlefield 3 has done with giving away the map packs to those who pre-ordered this game, is one of the smartest ideas any gaming company has come out with in a long time. Granted, they’re not the first to implement this, but I sure hope that other video game companies see this and implement it themselves as well.

Next up let’s touch on the single player aspect of Battlefield 3. If you are a fan of the Battlefield series and you were looking forward to the campaign and a continuation of how the previous Battlefield games played out, you’re in for a very rude awakening. Unfortunately, it seems that the campaign tried so hard to copy the Call of Duty style of campaign, that those of us who liked how Battlefield had been up to this point, are now disappointed in what we received.

I really think that it was a bad idea to change the campaign layout so drastically to resemble the Call of Duty style, even though the reason behind it was to draw in Call of Duty fans and introduce them to the Battlefield 3 experience.

The biggest part of the single-player campaign that is the most disappointing, would be the limitation of free will. Everything seems like you’re on an amusement park ride and you have no control whatsoever of where you want to go, or how you want to maneuver through the level. There is basically one path through each level and no ability for variation of said path.

Controlwise, this game is the same as all previous Battlefield renditions, so there’s no need for worry there.

Graphically, Battlefield 3 is, hands down, the most beautiful game that I have seen to date! The lighting effects that have been implemented while producing this game are absolutely gorgeous, to the point where it actually adds an extra challenge to this game because there are reflections off of things that literally will blind you, just like in real life. If you’re looking for a realistic looking game, Battlefield 3 is the go-to game!

The multiplayer aspect of this game was so well-done, that it convinced me to hop off of the Call of Duty bandwagon and jump on the Battlefield train, because Battlefield 3 is where it’s at!

The multiplayer is different from Call of Duty, but once you take some time to adjust, it has a lot to offer and it just seems like you have so much more in the multiplayer of Battlefield 3 than you get in any Call of Duty game.

Overall, Battlefield 3 is my favorite game as of right now and I think that if you decide to make the purchase, you will share that same opinion!