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I haven't played FPS since counter-strike, so I haven't kept up. What are the main differences between these two? I'm sure they are relatively even with some things better than the other....someone please enlighten me.
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post #2 of 55
No, change the title, this will be a flame war.


MW3 is an ARCADE SHOOTER.
Fast paced, little tactical teamwork, with smaller maps, killstreaks, etc.

BF3 is a TACTICAL SHOOTER
Much slower paced, USUALLY more tactical teamwork, large maps, vehicles, destruction, etc.

BOTH feature customization, although MW3 seems to take it a step further, which I like.
    
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Okay changed the title, I know both have huge fan clubs, so yeah trying to avoid that. Just trying to get honest opinions of people who played both.
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Graphics and realism = BF3...More fun in gameplay and good campaign mode probably will be MW3....but that's just my opinion.

Most every computer can run MW3 on max, like no computer can run BF3 on max LOL.

BF3 has tanks/choppers/jeeps etc....I don't think MW3 will... some people like that...I personally enjoy the vehicles in Battlefield.




D

EDIT: I do have BF3, and I have played all the COD series...thats what I am basing my opinions on.
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post #5 of 55
It's kinda like playing Dust (BF3) vs iceworld (MW3). Or NFS vs GT5.

Okay that's not a very good comparison, but CS and CSS are my favourite games of all time and I also like BF and MW. MW is for when I just want some arcade action, and BF when I want more strategy, teamwork, and vehicles.
 
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Originally Posted by gspin2k1 View Post
Okay changed the title, I know both have huge fan clubs, so yeah trying to avoid that. Just trying to get honest opinions of people who played both.
Yeah, sorry if I came off as an ass, I just didn't want a huge flame war.

It's really based on how you want to play.

BF3 is the more open ended shooter, with the large open maps, jets, helicopters, etc.

MW3 is the corridor fast paced shooter, the less-serious of the two, while BF3 isn't all realistic in itself, it is more than MW3.
    
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post #7 of 55
what ghost said in the 1st post is pretty accurate.

Since you're a CS player, I'd suggest BF3 since there's more teamwork involved.
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post #8 of 55
MW3 is much easier to get into than BF3.

Arcade vs tactical, much like Ghost23 said. I prefer tactical, but many people prefer arcade style shooters.
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post #9 of 55
They are both shooter. And that's all the same they have.

BF3 = Realism, Graphics, Tactial, Team-based Gameplay, Vehicles, (Jeeps, jets, Choppers, Tanks, and all other sort of things.) Destructible environment, and long matches.

Compared to MW3: Acarde, fast-paced gameplay. Poor team-based gameplay. Fast matches. Good for "on the run" games.

Both are great.... It depends on your taste.
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About 32 players in a server.
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