So last night after some wrestling with PunkBuster I finally got a few rounds of BF3 in, here are my first impressions
and opinions on how the game will play out in the future.
BF3 is without a doubt the most anticipated release of the year at TG, BF2 and 2142 were the most popular titles here for a long time and with BF3 being the clear sequel it certainly has some pretty hefty shoes to fill. A large marketing campaign certainly helped to whet the appetite and prepare us for what is an undoubtedly huge release, the gaming world was hungry for more as fan-boys fanned and haters hated. Amid much speculation and a healthy does of trolling the BETA finally hit, throwing many a cat among the hordes of pigeons. We finally had our hands on what would presumably be a thoroughbred Battlefield game, a shining light in the swarms of botched console ports and CoD clones. Well not quite. Plagued with bugs, missing features and the tears of hardcore fans the beta opened the flood-gates to a tsunami of requests, flaming and rage. But would DICE listen? Would the thousands of threads on forums and twitter conversations manage to turn the game around into a game we will be playing long into the future? Well read on to see what I think and make your own decision!