Campaign

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#1 Posted by mikey87144 (2102 posts) -

I usually dive right into the single-player of a game before I touch the multiplayer, and in some cases never booting up the multiplayer, but for this game I have not. In fact I feel any real impetus to do so for the foreseeable future. How many of you didn't even boot up the single-player yet?

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#2 Posted by BigBlueCheese (81 posts) -

I played the single player for like 30 minutes. Haven't felt compelled to go back.

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#3 Posted by DemiGodRaven (349 posts) -

I booted it up, it's pretty by the numbers outside of a few interesting sequences.I did have one beautiful glitch where all my squad guys ran through a door and disappeared before one of them came back through the door and kicked it open for me. It was like they suddenly remembered that my character is a man with a gun attached to a stump and is completely unable to turn a doorknob. I'll finish it but it's mostly a time killer.

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#4 Posted by BawlZINmotion (704 posts) -

It has its moments, definitely worth playing, but not great. You can totally tell it wasn't the focus of the game.

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#5 Posted by poisonmonkey (463 posts) -

I might be just a shit SP player but I got to some of the night-time levels early on, go frustrated at getting killed by cheap kills and returned home to the glorious insanity of the multiplayer straight away.

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#6 Posted by GS_Dan (1435 posts) -

@DemiGodRaven: That was your .gif? :O

I actually enjoyed the campaign, more than I have most recent shooters. I'd say it's worth a playthrough.

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#7 Posted by Warihay (546 posts) -

I finished it but pretty much had to force myself to. I played it on hard and there were definitely moments where I wanted to throw my controller. Especially on Operation Guillotine. But yea, this is one of the very few games where I went straight into multiplayer when I got it. Single player is nothing special.

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#8 Posted by ABritishNerd (331 posts) -
@Chainblast

It has its moments, definitely worth playing, but not great. You can totally tell it wasn't the focus of the game.

I feel they keep the story for the Bad Company games. The core games are all about the multiplayer.
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#9 Posted by AlexW00d (7479 posts) -

I booted it up just to see what settings I could run at comfortably, then I played the MP all night.

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#10 Edited by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

I used it to bind my keys and change graphical settings without having to join a match.

I played through till the end-area of Swordbreaker, the first actual mission, then I got killed and decided I literally never want to play that again. Doesn't bother me.

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#11 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

I intended to beat it before playing the multiplayer. I've played 2 or 3 hours of the campaign and 16 - 18 of the multiplayer.

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#12 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

On the very last mission, will probably beat it in the next few days.

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#13 Posted by Seppli (11232 posts) -

Got it out of the way today. Played it on easy, because I really didn't feel like failing any of it. Was enjoyable for what it is, though some of the story twists did my head in. The Paris level is outstanding.

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#14 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I hate scripted games like these.
The game kept spawning the same enemy in the same place no matter how many times I headshotted him.
 
Then I walked over to the checkpoint and he stopped spawning.
Ugh.

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#15 Posted by ze_ro (182 posts) -

Yes I did play thru it today. It was a mixture of awesomeness and garbage.

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#16 Posted by ICryCauseImEmo (525 posts) -

I played through it mostly when my friends or clan mates where offline. Very short, it was decent fun considering BF2 never had a single player. I don't think it was on the story level of BFBC2. However at least as a PC player playing the game was beautiful. It felt like a benchmark program the entire time.

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#17 Posted by knetic2341 (255 posts) -

So achievements are the only reason I will revisit. I have about 3 of them left. Glad hard was done on run 1.

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#18 Posted by huntad (2346 posts) -

I played through it and it ended up growing on me a little bit. I just wish there weren't so many bugs and that the enemies weren't such amazing shooters like in Call of Duty.

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#19 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

I'm almost done with it, and I have to day I don't mind it. Looks amazing, some fun set pieces, and a story that isn't as stupidly over the top as MW2 was (loved MW1, hated 2).

I think Medal of Honour had the best campaign of the recent batch (small scale, fairly realistic), followed by this, Blops, then BC2 and MW2 bringing up the rear.

Not that it matters anyway, as holy shit that multiplayer!

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#20 Posted by huntad (2346 posts) -

Just beat it. I liked it. I'd say I enjoyed the way Black Ops did it better, but I like the realism throughout BF3s singleplayer. I think my favorite is still CoD4 if we're talking about military shooters. So, BF3 is probably my third favorite. Just please fix the bugs!

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#21 Posted by evilrazer (548 posts) -

Didn't even try it. Never will...

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#22 Posted by hairyjello (9 posts) -

Haven't touched it yet, might try it in the future.

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#23 Posted by Kandycane2029 (517 posts) -

I finished it. Enjoyed it quite a bit even though it felt lacking in some aspects.

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