I am a big DICE fan and am always one of the first to get the newest DICE game. My expectations for this game were very high, and in many ways they were fulfilled but in a few ways they fell short.
Campaign: Campaign is very, very fun and entertaining, and if you get into the story, it's even better! It seems one-dimensional though, with repeated kill animations and the AI knowing where you are even though you are in cover. Sure there are some glitches but it's still pretty good. Coming off the BFBC2 campaign, and comparing it to that it fell very short, but comparing it to any COD campaign it succeeded in many many ways.
Co-Op: Yes, there's Co-Op and it is in-fact amazing. It's not the same as campaign, so it's as if you actually get two campaigns in one game, and in many ways is more fun than the actual campaign, and varies from close combat to strategic combat where you must communicate with your partner to succeed. It's online only, so you can't do split-screen!
Multiplayer: One word: Wow. Beats any other shooter in thousands of ways. There's really no way to describe it you'll have to play it to see.
On-line pass: If you rent the game you'll need to buy a $10 online pass to access the servers (Game sharing works for the pass), but if you buy it it's free.
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.