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Put side by side like this, just in these few clips we can see a remarkable difference. Modern Warfare 3 won't just collapse a building on you, it'll precede it with a colossal explosion first and then send a burnt-out car flying past your face for good measure. It won't dispatch a bunch of police cars and a van to take you down, it'll helicopter in a bunch of troops and have them rappel down to earth to get to you. Perhaps the biggest difference between the Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 single-player campaigns is simply that Activision's adventure is just far more of an exciting place to be - their pacing and scripting work is on a whole different level. It's a game that is ram-packed with action and over-the-top effects, with no time whatsoever to catch your breath.


The answer is simple: run Battlefield 3 on any reasonably powerful PC on high settings, and something wonderful happens. Not only are the visuals drastically improved, but you can play at 60 frames per second too, with no tearing. Try out Modern Warfare 3 on PC after a few rounds of Battlefield 3 in all its DirectX 11 splendour and you'll realise that the underlying Infinity Ward technology is of an age that is swiftly drawing to a close. Pared-back lighting, effects work and low-resolution textures made for machines based on vintage 2005 technology just won't cut the mustard - especially when scaled up to 1080p and beyond.


If the BF3/MW3 conflict tells us anything it's that we're dealing with developers and publishers with two very different agendas: the COD studios clearly have their focus on the present day, while DICE is looking to the future. Frostbite 2 works well on current-gen consoles, but it's built to challenge for the next-gen. How will Activision's collection of talented COD-focused studios respond? Now that's the battle we're really looking forward to witnessing.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-modern-warfare-3-vs-battlefield-3

Pretty educational and unbiased article, as opposed to flame bait.
The end result: TWO very different games

EDIT:
I changed the initial quote of the article with 3 snippets from the entire article. Simply because the initial quote of the article doesn't give the scope of what the article is about and people are already misreading before we even hit page 3.
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 11/14/11 at 5:48pm
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Oh yeah baby, here we go!
 
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Can't be compared, why even bother. But I guess that was the outcome as well. Waste of time tongue.gif
    
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I like Modern Warfare 3 (except for the fact that Dedicated Servers are unranked). smile.gif

*puts on flame retardant suit*
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Yeah, this is kind of a ridiculous comparison to make...

I mean... we all know that Battlefield 3 is better.

trolol.
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Yeah, but the article definitely hits more on Consoles, which, who really cares? If you're playing FPS on a console, you're doing it wrong in the first place. That's not fanboy talk, it's the truth. The level of control and immersion isn't there on consoles.

PC is where it's at, and thus, BF3 wins hands down. Better audio, better graphics, better engine, and superior play. As for campaigns? That's not why you play these games to begin with.
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Yeah, but the article definitely hits more on Consoles, which, who really cares? If you're playing FPS on a console, you're doing it wrong in the first place. That's not fanboy talk, it's the truth. The level of control and immersion isn't there on consoles.
PC is where it's at, and thus, BF3 wins hands down. Better audio, better graphics, better engine, and superior play. As for campaigns? That's not why you play these games to begin with.

So I take it millions are doing it wrong?


PC gamers are just mad nobody cares about them
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Their not comparing PC versions of the games so why even bother?

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So I take it millions are doing it wrong?
PC gamers are just mad nobody cares about them

Your just butthurt your PC isn't good enough to play BF3 on PC.
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i know the graphics are better on pc, and i only have mw3 right now and its on the console, but its oveallr a very good game....even though it really is mw2.5 biggrin.gif
without any way to compare it without getting BF3, here's my verdict-
PC-BF3
console - MW3
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Their not comparing PC versions of the games so why even bother?
Your just butthurt your PC isn't good enough to play BF3 on PC.

If I played games on my pc I would have spent money on it so no
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