At 6/19/11 05:29 PM, naronic wrote:
All I can say for this game is meh...
In terms of quality it definitely sends mw3 packing but honestly- its completely generic fps vs slightly less generic fps. The single player looked way to scripted for my tastes.
The entire concept of "grit and realism" has grown more stale to me than even the most watered down knock knock joke. Upon bf3's release we can at least reach a forte of what can be done in this sub-genre and game designers can get out of their emo/darkmetal phase and build games with some depth and creativity again.
Fair enough, but if you were in charge of designing the game, exactly how differently would you do it to satisfy as many people as possible who want a game that involves modern-day warfare and military-based combat that's as close to realistic as possible? What would you do differently that the game wasn't doing now? The objective is to make the game seem real, and make it feel like you're a real soldier, taking on real missions in realistic settings which yes, calls for "grit and realism." If you're complaining about Battlefield 3 doing this, hate to say it, but you're expecting the wrong things from the wrong game. Dice is using as much depth and creativity as they can without making the game seem fictitious and unbelievable. From what I've seen so far, they're doing a great job, but I can't confirm anything until I've seen and played the game myself.
If you're looking for that free-roaming FPS game where you don't follow mission objectives, you're more off on your own, and you're free to do whatever you like within the game's environment while breaking the rules of realism and so on, that's great, but Battlefield 3 is not going to be that kind of game (most military-based FPS games aren't). The game wants you to feel like a real soldier, and as a real soldier, you're told to follow orders, work with your squadmates and help each other survive, and accomplish mission objectives, something that Battlefield 3 is going to be mainly focusing on in it's single player.
Just sounds to me like you're expecting Battlefield 3 to suddenly break out of context and do something that's unrealistic that would ultimately deviate from the scope and setting of the game.