For people complaining put the difficulty on Hard. Found the SP presented tactical examples of skirmishes - being flanked. AI was solid, but not overly intelligent. Campaign was short, but you also have co-op, and considering the fact the SP is a significant improvement. I would rate this game 75% without multiplayer. Comparing this game to MW2 really isnt fair. However, if you compare it to Black Ops it rightly murders that piece of crap. Some WTF moments and some awww shit need a hole to hide.
The bread and butter of Battlefield 3 (the proper sequel to BF2):
Knifing -toned down and balanced. A good knife is generally from behind (just like in real life)
Stingers -soo, much fun harassing aircraft (I <3 Caspian)
Maps -fairly balanced no matter what you play
Ranking -takes time, but does work. I'm impressed that attachments transfer to weapon variants. Ability to use flying UAVs and upgrade AA is appreciated.
My Experience Online
Load up harbour map. Use SMAWs to knock out tank at C railroad, run to dock and camp water dock taking out infantry and setting mines on enemy vehicles. Mini chopper come in for a strafing run and takes me out.
Two seconds later I'm parachuting from a mini chopper and stinging the enemy heli. Hit the ground and jump into a light tank, then procede to pummel the enemy dingies as they sink sink sink into the abyss. I watch in horror as friendly stingers and tanks pummel the enemy tanker ripping their aircraft to shreds. ***This is WAR*** Thats what I say until two seconds later when my light tank shows me its 'lightness'.
I spawn as an Engineer again. This time I run down the railway track trying to avoid two enemy tanks, I call in air support and sit back pummeling the MBTs with SMAWs. Blow up one and help disable the second. Enemies are clearly spawning at C now. Fall back where I am summarily shot in the back by enemy machine gun fire.