By Overwatch 48 Comments
I would really love to know that. Granted - every single time there is one overwhelming ruler, more and more people would love to see him fall. So, naturally, it became cool and trendy to hate on Call of Duty games, especially on this year’s Modern Warfare 3. I understand that, but what I don’t understand is that obscene amount of extremely positive Battlefield 3 buzz.
Where is it coming from? Do people just need some good looking shooter to position it as THE Call of Duty contender? Probably. And there are no other really big, really ambitious and awesome looking modern military first person shooters coming out this Q4. But why position it as the Call of Duty killer?
I was especially confused after E3. People where mostly blown away by Battlefield 3 and mostly like “yeah, ok, whatever” by Modern Warfare 3. I mean, look at the stage demos for both games. Battlefield 3 stage demo couldn’t be possibly more boring than this:
And now, look at Modern Warfare 3 stage demo:
Now don’t look at Modern Warfare 3 stage demo with that “Oh it is just another Michael Bay-like stupid on rails scripted roller coaster” attitude. Sure it is, in some ways. But that is not the point right now. Point is, that the Battlefield 3 stage demo is absolutely boring, plain and it doesn’t show us almost anything. Bare desert, couple tanks, a lot of dust and smoke. Very bad stage demo for such a big game on the biggest expo in the industry.
Sure it looks absolutely amazing, there is no question about that. Simply judging by visuals, Battlefield 3 already killed Modern Warfare 3. Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer are trying to sell you the “scope”, which is good, because they can’t sell you outdated graphics.
But aside from graphics, it is apparently just another Battlefield game. Which is not bad, it is great, but is it enough to position it as the contender to Modern Warfare 3? And is it enough for all that hugely positive buzz? I don’t think so.
I’m not sure we’ve seen anything from Battlefield 3 that is worth the buzz. It is mostly just the technical stuff - Frostbite 2 engine, graphics, 64 players in multiplayer on PC and other things. But what about the game? You know, the game. Now I’m not saying that Modern Warfare 3 should have all that Battlefield’s buzz.And I'm certainly not hating on Battlefiled, I loved previous ones, even more than Call of Duty games. I just don’t understand where is that buzz coming from.