Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!
As someone who just started BF3 I was pretty disturbed by the fact that I had to download more than 3 GB to update (!) the game - but at least that means the game is no longer the glitchy, buggy game I played when I played the metro beta.
I've played the campaign which was really enjoyable, great graphics, awesome soundtrack, nice gameplay - urban warfare, jets,tanks, sniping, chasing... WOW!
The multiplayer is both different and difficult though and (compared to Modern Warfare) hard to learn but worth the time once you learn about the keys to success. Well, it's not Modern Warfare so it took me some time to understand that this game has a big learning curve to fully enjoy it.
The weapons are somewhat unbalanced. I mean it took me more than 4 hours to get 100 kills with the M4A1 but less then 2 hours to get 100 kills with the 870 shotgun - I feel that speaks for itself. From the vehicles I have only experienced the tank quite a lot and driving the tank with an attentive partner is really fun. The jet and the choppers are a pain in the arse to handle successfully. I don't understand why they made it so exemplary difficult to pilot the aircrafts properly. Perhaps I just have to reconfigure the contoller settings. I mean, even the choppers in Frontlines were quite easy to pilot damn it!
What I really love about the game though is when you play as a good squad. I play conquest mostly and to go for objektives and capture them as a team is the best gaming ever. Almost as enjoyable as Frontlines. Almost lol
I love the maps. Some are small and intense. Others are wide and more quiet. So there's some for everyone
Overall I absolutly don't regret buying it!
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