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omg ... Quake wars vs BF3 ... are you guys crazy ...


Quake Wars looks like a PS2 game ... even the sound .... is this Quake Wars free ?

Ye, I always thought the guns in QW sounded like a drum beat or something. They have a rhythm if you shoot them full auto. At least from what I've played tongue.gif
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You can't tell from a youtube video, maybe it was on an old vid card with the settings turned down. Always looks good on my screen. In fact I will install it again just to admire it.
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You're right. I hadn't put my finger on it until you pointed that out, the guns have a rat tat tat ta tat tat tat rhythm.
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Started playing the game on cozins computer and didnt like it much (very hard to see enemies) got the game myself a while back (not premium just the normal one, never played any battlefield games, and it was gifted to me) started playing after 10 hours i picked up on it and i love the game because i like fps games. Its better then alternatives because its more realistic and the graphics are pretty nice. thats about it.
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IMO BF3 is only fun if you play with a group of friends. i like that you are rewarded for playing as a team instead of a bunch of lone wolf try hards (like most of COD) but there are a few issues that makes the game frustrating like the terrible hit detection ( not sure if thats a BF exclusive issue or just BF3).

overall its a decently fun game, i wouldnt consider it a great game though.
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IMO BF3 is only fun if you play with a group of friends. i like that you are rewarded for playing as a team instead of a bunch of lone wolf try hards (like most of COD) but there are a few issues that makes the game frustrating like the terrible hit detection ( not sure if thats a BF exclusive issue or just BF3).

overall its a decently fun game, i wouldnt consider it a great game though.
Yes .. input lag. Even on the consoles
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post #37 of 198
BF3 is great because of
  • Awesome synergy between infantry and vehicles
  • Excellent understatedly stylized graphics
  • Plenty of customization
  • Tons of maps, guns, vehicles, and playing styles
  • A reasonably high skill ceiling
  • Really fun for teamwork, whether you communicate with your team or not
  • Some realism without detracting from the relative concept of 'fun'
  • It guarantees those moments that you just don't see in other games, we all have out "Battlefield Moments" whether it's pancaking someone with a tank on the roof of a second story building, blowing up four guys with on C4 blast, or simply sniping an enemy out of a helicopter.


It all boils down to a solid shooter with an overwhelming amount of content.
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BF3 is great because of
  • Excellent understatedly stylized graphics
  • Tons of maps, guns, vehicles, and playing styles
  • A reasonably high skill ceiling
  • Really fun for teamwork, whether you communicate with your team or not
  • Some realism without detracting from the relative concept of 'fun'
  • It guarantees those moments that you just don't see in other games, we all have out "Battlefield Moments" whether it's pancaking someone with a tank on the roof of a second story building, blowing up four guys with on C4 blast, or simply sniping an enemy out of a helicopter.


It all boils down to a solid shooter with an overwhelming amount of content.

LOL. You only get a decent amount of content (not even close to overwhelming) and maps if you buy all of the ridiculously priced DLC. Otherwise you get a measly 9 maps, and only two game modes that are worth playing. Tons of playing styles? Hardly, it's just a casual FPS. You can run and gun or camp, it just has some small variations such as medic or engineer classes.

I'd really group it into three playing styles; infantry, airborne, or tanks/armored vehicles which is nothing new in this genre. It's only new to those who only previously played Call of Duty, since lots people act like the only two game series in existence are Call of Duty and Battlefield. lachen.gif

Graphics are hardly relevant for a game like this, but they are often overrated as well. There's no skill ceiling at all, BF3 is a casual game. The only required "skills" are compensating for the poorly done bullet drop (which is very easy since there's no need to worry about windage) and knowledge of the maps, which comes naturally over time to anyone who isn't brain dead.

Teamwork is not emphasized due to the lack of VOIP, and you're only going to get teamwork in private servers with people you know, combined with something like TS3.

The game tries for some realism but laughably fails. I'm referring to, of course, the ballistic system which is so unrealistic and poorly done that I wouldn't frown upon those who prefer firing lasers like in Call of Duty. Most things you pointed out, including the ridiculous but sometimes funny "Battlefield Moments", aren't exclusive to Battlefield; they just aren't found in its counterpart (Call of Duty).

Anyway, if you like casual shooters with a bit more variety than Call of Duty, then you might like BF3. There's nothing great about it really, and it has too many flaws for it to be great. It's poorly balanced, has poor hit detection, doesn't emphasize teamwork enough, horrible spawn system in TDM, bad ballistic system, horrible weapon/weapon attachment properties, and is simply too casual for me.

I've been gaming for a long time and I don't appreciate the backwards trend of casual games becoming more popular. But if you're relatively new to gaming or are just not serious about it, and want a purely mindless PvP shooter, then BF3 might satisfy you.
Edited by boredgunner - 3/27/13 at 9:28pm
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You can't tell from a youtube video, maybe it was on an old vid card with the settings turned down. Always looks good on my screen. In fact I will install it again just to admire it.

Well by all means, post some screenshots or make a video to prove your point. thumb.gif
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I think that the reason people play BF3 today is because it's the FPS of today. It has a ridiculous following, and if you just want to shoot something online, BF3 is the one with the biggest community (as far as mainstream FPSes go) at this point in time.

 

I must say, having played BC2 and BF3 very briefly, I much prefer BC2 because the sniper rifles don't shoot watermelons!

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