Battlefield 3 Game
The ongoing feud between Activision’s Modern Warfare and EA’s Battlefield 3 is one of the rifest rivalries in video gaming history, matched only by the never ending competition between the big console designers – Wii, PlayStation and Xbox. Activision’s record sales figures are a thorn in EA’s otherwise pristine armor of award winning games, and they hope that the newest installment, Battlefield 3 can rival Modern Warfare’s uncontested dominance.
The Battlefield franchise has always been lauded for the quality of its multiplayer offering due to extremely realistic renditions of gun fights that are rooted firmly in conceivable and believable twists and turns, unlike Modern Warfare’s sometimes questionable authenticity. From the first version of Battlefield years ago, the standard was set and few games have succeeded in rivaling the team orientated game play of Battlefield 3. The idea is to avoid gung-ho type battles where fire power reins supreme, quite the contrary Battlefield 3 encourages cooperation between team mates. In addition, the maps are vast and often require some travel time prior to the commencement of a fire fight. Vehicles, drones, and changing landscapes allow the game to give new definition to multiplayer gaming.
Battlefield 3’s solo campaign on the other hand is downright dreadful. A questionable story line, eyebrow rising anecdotes, and constrictive game play with few highlights, make for a dull 7 hours of your time. But then again, EA’s has always prided itself on the multiplayer aspect of the game and never boasted about the quality of the solo missions. And, quick reflexion reminds us that Modern Warfare’s offerings in this domain are pretty dire as well.
Is it too early to say if Battlefield 3 has any chance of truly rivaling Activator’s effort, but gamers don’t mind the ongoing competition because it means both design houses are working hard to provide better and better games, to the benefit of the gamers.