When I first heard about Battlefield 3, I could NOT wait to get my hands on it. Furthermore I intended to by the title from Gamefly after playing it. All I can say is, Gamefly is a MUST before paying $60 any title!
Don't get me wrong Battlefield 3 had a few awesome things going for it. Playing the game as a tank operator was nothing short of exhilarating and exciting. The environments were breathtaking, as was the sounds of battle, and the gunfire. But the soldier gameplay didn't quite feel right. It's hard to explain other than to compare it to Modern Warfare 2 in this issue. The weapons you hold in Modern Warfare 2 felt great through my controller, right down to firing my weapon (vibration), reloading, aiming, and seeing my reload handle reset with each round I fire off. Battlefield doesn't have all of those thing going for it in the front line ground battle gameplay. Long story short, I ended up doing something with Battlefield 3 I didn't plan on doing....... sending it back to gamefly after I had beat the game.
Getting straight to the point, the graphics in this game could easily sit side by side with any recent military style first third person hooter game. Though I think they poured all their budget in that area lol. This game is certainly not for the young hearted. Hard was the outline of this game and I had it on easy. It wasn’t a fun game it had its exciting moments. And I’m sorry but I want to lead my own team, have full control over all the aspects of field combat, casualties’ ext. I think if the stakes were higher I would be less inpatient to run in open fire. Though the story line was so so, the actors who played there part didn’t compensate either. And hello some minorities would be nice one high ranking officer just doesn’t cut it. Anyhow I’m giving it a very generous solid 8.