Battlefield 3 is a epic first person shooter Released by Electronic Arts on October 15 2011. It is a real time war game that gives you everything on the battlefield at your disposal. From Jeeps and Tanks, to Helicopters and Airplanes, and also a wide range of weapons; this game gives you many tools that will help you on the battlefield. I am still trying to figure out all the different unlocks that they have for the multiplayer. As you get points for kills you can unlock different upgrades. You can get mortars, claymores and you can even get a tactical robot vehicle that you can deploy on the battlefield.
During the campaign you’re fighting against a group called the PLR (People’s Liberation and Resistance) and you’re somewhere near the Iran Border trying to find someone named Solomon, the leader of the PLR. Later you find out Solomon has Nuclear Weapons and you need to secure them in order to prevent a terrorist attack. The difficulty of the campaign is pretty challenging with swarms of troops everywhere and constant enemy fire flying around everywhere. Although trying to get through the campaign can get a little bit frustrating if you’re playing on a harder difficulty. However, it also makes the game more realistic since you can die a lot faster just in the battlefield. The graphics on this game are amazing for PC. I’m not sure how they look on console with the fact that Xbox and PlayStation but the graphics engine on this outstanding regardlessly.
One thing I disliked about the game is that when you buy the game for PC you have to start the game and login from their website. You can’t just run the game normally and then pick campaign, co-op, or multiplayer. Everything is rerouted from their website. I guess they want more traffic on their website or prevents illegal copys since you have to log in before even running the game. I’m not a fan of the interface because you have to load the entire game each and every time you want to join into a server.
Also, Origin only allows you to install the game that you paid for on four different machines. It says that the game you paid for is only yours for a limited time as well, so be prepared to not fully own a copy of the game because of the way that Origin set up their accounts for Anti-Piracy. Personally, I think that they should not be able to do this especially when the price of games are so high. The fact that you bought the game should give you the right to install on as many machines as you want especially when you want test out how games run on different machines.
For the campaign the most annoying part is that there is no manual save point. There are certain checkpoints you have to go to in order for the game to save. If you don’t reach a checkpoint or die like right before the next checkpoint, you have to start all over from the last saved checkpoint. It made me just want to get through the whole campaign in one go because I didn’t want to have to redo missions.