Zero Punctuation: Battlefield 3

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Battlefield 3

After a brief respite, Shooter Season 2011 returns with Battlefield 3.

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Oh, and I was expecting dark souls.

Ah well, cant wait MW3

Now I don't feel so bad for not getting it. Next -falls asleep-

Why must we have the next in the streek of brown-Grey shooters,,,

We should have a technicolour, fantasical shooter, you know,, one thats fun?? :)

A lot of shooting at far-away people while they pick you off at a mile away? Yep,sounds like multiplayer...

I guess the search for profit inevitably led EA to model itself around Activision's golden-egg-laying duck. My greatest excitement over the release of BF3 and MW3 was Benjamin's review of those games. One down, with one more to go.

As I predicted here some weeks ago, no mention of the multi player game which is the main point of the Battlefield series. The justification for this by Yahtzee was pretty laughable.

The bit complaining about not being able to fly a plane and that the engine would be good for a flight sim, would been very funny if that was not precisely what happens in the multiplayer game.

Yahtzee should just recuse himself from reviewing battlefield games if he is only capable of reviewing at most half the game. I have an excuse for not reviewing it as well. Blame the spyware you would have had to have loaded to play the best version on the PC. That could have been quite funny....

PLEEASE, YAHTZEE, DO AN ANOTHER INTRO SEQUENCE THEATER! pweez? With all seriousness, thet one with Painkiller was awesome, and yes, I am aware of Unskippable, but it's not the same thing!

I have to say, Yahtzee's whole ignore-that-multiplayer-exists routine is getting a bit stale. Yes, the single player was woeful, but it's a primarily multiplayer game. I mean, would you review Left 4 Dead without including the multiplayer? After all, it can be played solo.

Although, I guess that EA was kind of asking for it in this case, considering how much they hyped up BF3's bloody campaign.

Suprised he didn't go on about the Rat Battle QTE...
:P
Though, i found myself going 'Oh yeah... that'd be terrible' in a rather dreamy and sarcastic manner when it talked about MW's Snowmobile chases and James Bond style stuff...
:D

Anyway, i'll be getting this for the Multiplayer, but not the singleplayer.

I guess that your chase sequence experience could qualify as a...
Too Quick Time Event.

Hopefully this thread won't devolve into people comparing BF3 and Modern Warfare 3 and asking over and over why Yahtzee only talked about the single-player in a multi-player focused game. Oh, who am I kidding?

Good review, the last line during the credits made me chuckle only slightly less than a few of the jokes did. "The Joker" on the list of enemies was particularly amusing.

While you are entirely entitled to reviewing the singleplayer, it is kind of pointless. The game strength lies in its multiplayer after all, and that should be your entire reasoning for buying this game. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to buy it for the singleplayer..unless you like bad games.

Wait, when did you ever start trusting the EA marketing department, Yahtzee?

OF COURSE they'd say the single player was just as important as the multiplayer. And not just because they're EA. Hell, they let BioWare get away with saying that ME3's multiplayer is purely ancillary.

It's common knowledge by now that you play Battlefield 3 for the multiplayer, and almost every single review of the game acknowledges that. I don't think you gave the game a fair shake overall, but then again, ripping apart a mediocre campaign is kind of your forte.

Stick with what you're good at, I guess. Just don't act like the entire game is unoriginal just because one part of it is.

"You must reach a minimum level of 'Suck My Cock!' Battlefield 3!"

Greatest, last line, ever.

I've been on the fence about BF3. I'm not thrilled about the fact that I HAVE to buy the game new in order to get the full experience, as opposed to MW3 which I can get off of Gamefly/Redbox and not have any aspect of the game locked off to me. Being that I am more of a SP guy as opposed to MP, it seems even more fucked up for me to have to buy a game to use a part of it I'm not even a big fan of.

Maybe if enough people sway me I'll use one of the many $50 Best Buy gift cards I have and pick up a new copy of it.

Zhukov:
I have to say, Yahtzee's whole ignore-that-multiplayer-exists routine is getting a bit stale. Yes, the single player was woeful, but it's a primarily multiplayer game. I mean, would you review Left 4 Dead without including the multiplayer? After all, it can be played solo.

Although, I guess that EA was kind of asking for it in this case, considering how much they hyped up BF3's bloody campaign.

Yeah, it kinda bothers me some too. Like when he played Borderlands by himself, but complained about making a Fear 3 co op because it makes players care less about the story. That's what Borderlands is! But I guess he still likes Borderlands enough to bring it up occasionally.

Still don't know if I'm gonna pick this one up. Sounds all right enough, in the sense that OTHER people don't seem to have too much of a problem with it.

When it comes to shooter games, I tend to avoid the AAA "Big Budget" titles either for a few months, or completely, since they so totally revolve around the multiplayer. My one exception is the Rainbow Six series, since they tend to be of a higher caliber overall. They very rarely stray into the "grey-brown" shooter territory. The gun and bullet physics are awesome, too. But, the grenade physics could use a little work.

Oh well, no game is perfect since the Tetris/SMB3 Cabal.

;-)

Not really surprised.

Of course he went on about the QTE's. But hey at least it was somewhat funny.

Also I actually liked the story (yes I dare have a different oppinion to what Yahtzee thinks).

They say a singleplayer is as important as multiplayer. So why is it so bad?

I'm surprised he didn't complain more about the lens flare. I got killed in one part several times because I couldn't see who was shooting me due to a large floating orange glow. When I finally got through I went to see what was causing it: the relection of a street light in a small puddle *shrug*

Multiplayer-focused series?

REVIEW SINGLE PLAYER ONLY.

Someone make a meme with captcha and so on...

uberhippy:
Why must we have the next in the streek of brown-Grey shooters,,,

We should have a technicolour, fantasical shooter, you know,, one thats fun?? :)

The new Serious Sam comes out soon. BFE, I think it was.

No surprises that he wouldn't like this game since he doesn't do multiplayer. I must say I liked the addition of Spotted Dick though. Oh well, hopefully he will review a more interesting game next week.

The facebook comments on this video are funny. So many people think they're clever for agreeing with Yahtzee.

ph0b0s123:
As I predicted here some weeks ago, no mention of the multi player game which is the main point of the Battlefield series. The justification for this by Yahtzee was pretty laughable.

You mean about as laughable as EA claiming the single-player was as important to them as the multiplayer? Yeah, that is pretty laughable, actually.

I agree. Honestly this game would have fared better without the single player, at least critically, I reached the mentioned HVT mission and said no DICE, no longer will I suffer this garbage, I'm going back to multiplayer. The campaign was boring. Not even appalingly bad, just boring.

That said, the multiplayer took an offensively long time to let me have a proper sniper rifle, no it isnt fun trying to snipe with the M110 when after the first bullet the fucker has run away and because of the somewhat unusual drop (compared to BC2 anyway) you cant get the bloody shot on him running, or god help me the SVD. Thank Odin for the M39.

It doesn't seem fair to only review a multiplayer based game's single player campaign.....you're basically picking out only the weakest part of the game and then ranting on about it while ignoring all the other parts. It'd be like only reviewing an MMO's level grinding while ignoring the raids or the PvP.

It just seems like Yahtzee is a noob when it comes to multiplayer imo. Just because you don't like a part of the game doesn't mean you shouldn't ignore it when you're talking about whether the game is good or not, otherwise, you come off as a biased prick.

DannyJBeckett:

ph0b0s123:
As I predicted here some weeks ago, no mention of the multi player game which is the main point of the Battlefield series. The justification for this by Yahtzee was pretty laughable.

You mean about as laughable as EA claiming the single-player was as important to them as the multiplayer? Yeah, that is pretty laughable, actually.

Indeed, it would be much harder for them to claim cash in withdrawn content, sorry, "DLC", if it were the campaign and you got about halfway through and a message popped up saying "sorry that'll be 7.99 to carry on, we know we're charging you more than every other region but you lime bastards had it coming for being so damn british."

ph0b0s123:
As I predicted some weeks ago no mention of the muti player game which is the most main point the Battled field games..

That wasn't really a prediction Yathzee has gone on record that he doesn't like multilayer. Ever. We all know that's why people buy these particular games but he thinks that's exactly what's wrong with the game.

DannyJBeckett:

ph0b0s123:
As I predicted here some weeks ago, no mention of the multi player game which is the main point of the Battlefield series. The justification for this by Yahtzee was pretty laughable.

You mean about as laughable as EA claiming the single-player was as important to them as the multiplayer? Yeah, that is pretty laughable, actually.

If he had not done the same thing with Bad Company 2, where EA did not make this statement, then I would have been more inclined to let it go. This is obviously a clutching at straws excuse not to talk about the multi-player part that anyone who has followed his reviews could have (and in my case did) predict.

Wow, the tears of butthurt Battlefield fanboys are delicious.

They're the ones who said the SP was as important as the MP, comrades.

I can totally imagine Yahtzee sitting there with gleeful anticipation for this one. A modern, completely unoriginal, cover based FPS with QTEs and a very below average single player storyline. That's just about every box ticked on Yahtzee's list of most hated qualities.

Every person with any knowledge on Yahtzee saw this one coming and nobody should be surprised. He doesn't enjoy multiplayer so every game that does a poor job on single player will be ripped to shreds and no amount of raging is going to change that. I found the review quite amusing, though honestly I expected you to be even more harsh about the singleplayer - it was rubbish.

I'll still thoroughly enjoy the multiplayer though.

ph0b0s123:
As I predicted here some weeks ago, no mention of the multi player game which is the main point of the Battlefield series. The justification for this by Yahtzee was pretty laughable.

The bit complaining about not being able to fly a plane and that the engine would be good for a flight sim, would been very funny if that was not precisely what happens in the multiplayer game.

Yahtzee should just recuse himself from reviewing battlefield games if he is only capable of reviewing at most half the game. I have an excuse for not reviewing it as well. Blame the spyware you would have had to have loaded to play the best version on the PC. That could have been quite funny....

i have to agree with the first two paragraphs, yahtzee tend to shoot himself in the foot sometimes by claiming multiplayer is repetitive. In some games that far from true, i have rarely played a matchmakeing game in halo where weird shit didn't happen (plus an infinite amount of fun in custom games) and battlefield 3 is similar because the realism aspect makes you try so many different things.
and saying BF3 ripped off COD? for shame yahtzee, someone didn't do their homework, Battlefield series was copied by COD who in turn only added a story. This like reviewing counter strike because the game is design 90% for multiplayer only. and even EA said their campaign was tripe,

Swifteye:

ph0b0s123:
As I predicted some weeks ago no mention of the muti player game which is the most main point the Battled field games..

That wasn't really a prediction Yathzee has gone on record that he doesn't like multilayer. Ever. We all know that's why people buy these particular games but he thinks that's exactly what's wrong with the game.

Out of sheer pseudo-curiosity for your answer, I shall pose this question to you:

What then, was the point of his review? If you have managed to condense his whole opinion of this specific genre?

I wish people cared about important things as much as either what score a game they like is or how much better the game they like is compared to one they don't like, which ofc is played by sub humans.

The gelatin creature calls him Benjamin?

Is it weird that I'm fixated on that fact?

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