Originally Posted by refeek
what is so drastically different between your beloved Battlefield games that doesn't make them exactly like the CoD franchise? EA is no better than Activision for those types of things, don't be so righteous because you like a game more than the other.
Both games have a different style of play; however, Battlefield 3 offers a lot more variety, looks better, and is just generally a more robust game/experience in terms of what you can do as opposed to CoD, where it's essentially turn-a-corner-and-hope-your-twitch-instinct-is-better-than-the-person-you-run-into-and-if-you-keep-it-up-long-enough-you-get-a-killstreak.
InCoD, there's just no variety other than the end goal of killing your opponent, period. There's not even really a pure sense of teamwork, as most of the game is deathmatch-based. There's no reviving your teammates, supplying ammo, taking on the responsibility of being an engineer to take out vehicles, being an efficient recon and helping spot enemies, manning air/land/sea vehicles to get to an objective or suppress infantry, etc. Again, different game modes, but for the scope of things you can do in BF3, to compare the two games is just silly. I look at CoD as a game where i'll hop on if I want an absolute brainless fragfest. No more, no less.
Also, just because Activision has long since abandoned the PC gaming scene (even though CoD has its roots in PC gaming, go figure), EA has pretty much let DICE (the development team is separate from the publisher still, you know) run wild with catering to the PC audience - BF3 is built from the ground up using DX11, 64-player maps are PC only, they're giving PC players (only) the comm rose based on feedback, PC in general is the lead platform, etc. Meanwhile, CoD is juggled by what - 2-3 development teams, with the goal of not progressing PC gaming, but sticking to as much of a console-port attitude to churn out the same re-skinned game year in and year out as possible. Oh, and they added BACK dedicated servers.
Different games, but again - in the long run, as far as pure content, variety and a truly engrossing gaming experience - MW3 just does not hold a candle to BF3, period.