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Battlefield 3: Slow gameplay or more realistic balance than MW3

The first person shooter crown is worth a lot of money to the winning side, with Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 being the two biggest contenders. Both of these franchises have their dedicated fan base and will do well from these people alone, but what game will gain market share in 2011/2012?

Currently rumors and released video show that this year BF3 will be the most upgraded, in terms of graphics but this will not be enough alone to capture the hearts of the elusive gamer. We’ve seen many players stand by their favorite title and give reasons as to why, and this leads us to the claims that Battlefield 3 will have slower gameplay or is this a more realistic balance than MW3?

The majority of Call of Duty gamers will admit that BF3 is likely to feature better graphics than MW3, but the idea of playing with slower gameplay is just not for them, although from personal experience it’s hard to see that many of these people have ever played a Battlefield game to make an informed choice. We’ll get some hands on time with Battlefield 3 at Euro Gamer this year, but our expectations will be an enhanced version of BF2, which already had a good balance of gameplay and realism but was lacking in some of COD’s online features in our opinion.

We believe that BF3 will improve the speed of the game but keep the gameplay feeling more like a real war zone than running around all the time in more of an arcade style, known in the Call of Duty games. If you could play BF2 by flying a helicopter and killing ground troops, then as you take incoming jump out, deploy a parachute and while floating down take out other players, tanks with an RPG, and then takeover a tank of your own…imagine what BF3 will be like including the Frostbite 2.0 engine?

This view will still be countered by the Call of Duty player who likes fast paced action that is in your face action, who will also be happy with the same graphics in a game that has proved itself in sales charts. The same people see a solid formula designed by devs that’s working, and ask why change it?

Do you prefer the running and gunning of Call of Duty and think BF3 will be slow and boring? Or do you laugh at these claims knowing that BF3 is likely to be extreme action that feels like you’re actually in a real war zone?

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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Christeezay
Christeezay

are you sure its not because the game is good in itself, there arent other games like it. complain all you want but its done good because its a generally good game. you cant cop out and say its a loyal fanbase cuz world at war sucked and a whole lotta people didnt play. i own both battlefield and CoD and find campers to exist in both games equally, in CoD they corner camp and in battlefield they all sit way off with recon kits

Noah Dawson
Noah Dawson

 First Im a COD fan, but I hated Black Ops. My main problem with battlefield is the storyline. Yes I said storyline, If I buy a game I want the whole game to be awesome. Battlefield has the most annoying storyline. It’s very rushed and the characters are constantly making dumb comments throughout. Instead of feeling like a more serious  shooter like MW2 and MW1 it feels more like a cartoon low scale version of the two. Almost like wanting to play Mortal Kombat and instead your stuck with Smash Brothers.

Desmonddas
Desmonddas

All you guys saying battle field is realistic. If it had a no respawn gamemode i would stop playing cod for good.

How does dieing 50times in a match sound realistic? one life per round, thats real life and you can only get that from cod search and destroy

Gazzygui
Gazzygui

Call of Duty, fast paced… Please, if you want to see fast paced look at Quake3:arena or the slower UT series, growing up on fast paced games, lets you see that Cod isn’t fast at all, I hate when people say “oh  but Cod is fast” it’s boringly generic, and will probably be full of people with names like “Xx_ShArPsH00T3R_xX” if that’s the case let the massive fan boys stay on either side, as no good will come. as for battlefield being slow paced, it really wasn’t when i played the alpha, sure some things were missing, and others annoying… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Im sorry but COD players stick with COD and Battlefield Player stick with BF3. I dont care how good either game is or if they’re trying to intergrate smaller maps into BF3.COD players stay away!!!! the BF community doesnt want u.If you cant work in a team, arm an M-com or SPOT players don’t bother I don’t wanna keep going into a match and playing with COD newbies who now think they’ve got what it takes to play BF. And i dont think i’m the only one!!!!!!This is happening on all FPS games,people play COD and play other games exactly… Read more »

Snakefang88
Snakefang88

Slow paced in Battlefield 3? Hop in a jet and that’ll get you where you wanna go faster. 

YouWack
YouWack

I hear a lot of people saying that cod games are all the same year after year. Well, hell no it’s not. Mw3 will have all new multiplayer maps, new story line, new game modes, weapons, perk and much more. Basically making mw3 a brand new game. Graphic doesn’t matter, it’s all about gameplay. if the game plays good way change it. I bet that bf3 while have a great success at first but many people will start to get bored a switch right to mw3. BF3 has boring foggy graphics, while cod games have sharp and clear graphic’s. At… Read more »

Ryan
Ryan

First off, I own and enjoy most CoD games (own everything since 2, don’t necessarily like them all: ahem, World-at-War, ahem), and I also own and enjoy both of the Bad Company games (more of a spin-off than true “Battlefield,” but the style of play is comparable). Yes, I favor one franchise over the other and I do agree that BF3 looks like it has far superior graphics, but which one I play on a given day really depends on my mood. If I want the fast-paced run-n-gun, I’ll pop in a CoD; if I want to take a more… Read more »

Andrew Hall

According to what can easily be seen on news sites, DICE themselves have stated that they’ve made games scalable. So if you want fast game play, you’ve got it with tighter maps and faster game types (rush). If you want, slower, strategic game play, you’ve got that too with a 64 player conquest including full armour and air accompaniment. There’s something for everyone in there. Not to mention superior graphics, sound, physics. The only real thing MW2.5, ahem, MW3 has over BF3 is the single player storyline, which is very good. BF3’s single player story will probably be weak and a… Read more »

Christopher Michael Delgado

first off i want to say i think they are both great games. know i truly prefer bf3 over modern warfare 3. just like now were all i play is bf2 and medal of honor. i was in the alpha trail for bf3 and slow pace ummmm nope the game has changed in its entirety i will not go into details because i don’t want to spoil it for anybody and i don’t want to get into trouble. but lets say this its a whole new war and mw3 might really need to make some changes and fast.

Prashanth Ps3
Prashanth Ps3

I always stick with Call of Duty when it comes to MP,love the intensity and pacing the gameplay packs!!

John
John

If you want realism play Killzone! BF is NOT realistic just because its slow and has good graphics, but lacks weight. Killzone ticks all those boxes!

thx
thx

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it right?

What about improving it?

OperationPR
OperationPR

BATTLEFIELD 3 HERE I COME!!!

Gamer4Life
Gamer4Life

Online tactical team/squad based vehicular action is more of my thing so BF3 has my vote & my money this year, & to be brutally honest it will probably keep me entertained until the next gen consoles arrive, it is gonna be that good/large in scale ie weapon & kit unlocks/awards/ribbons etc etc.  The Frostbite engine is extremely impressive & makes no game ever the same (destruction wise), award winning audio, co-op play this time, the single player campaign also has had more attention from Dice this time round to bring it on a par with COD’s usually excellent single player outings.  Both… Read more »

Tango 988
Tango 988

COD is for the Impatient.

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