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Battlefield 3 PC Review

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Parge 28th October 2011, 12:34 Quote
Think we always knew this was going to be the case! Still, great stuff guys!
sotu1 28th October 2011, 12:37 Quote
ITS AWESOME!!!!
TheKrumpet 28th October 2011, 12:40 Quote
Can't wait until I have the spare cash to pick this up. Been an avid fan since BF2 (even though I am a terrible, terrible FPS player). Bring on payday!
Hustler 28th October 2011, 12:40 Quote
Single Player was only tacked on to appease the console monkeys.....they simply cant handle the concept of multiplayer only titles.
Zurechial 28th October 2011, 12:42 Quote
Nice one, Harry. Looking forward to grabbing my copy this evening. :)
I bought BFBC2 on the strength of the bit-tech review of it and wasn't disappointed. I got hundreds of hours of play for my €40 (Gamestop pricing ftw); but for some reason I just wasn't as hyped about BF3 as everyone else.

Until I played the beta, that is.
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And it is enjoyable, in the same way that a Michael Bay film is enjoyable.
With regards to the SP campaign, this is pretty much what I expected. I'll probably play it through once over the course of a week via my work bus-journeys if I can get it to work offline; but I'm expecting it to be about as forgettable as the average Bay film.
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Single Player was only tacked on to appease the console monkeys.....they simply cant handle the concept of multiplayer only titles.
Since when?
I think it's safe to assume that the millions of people still playing CoD on their consoles aren't doing so for the singleplayer campaign.
It used to be the case that multiplayer shooters were only truly popular on PC; but that just isn't true any more whether we like it or not.
Ljs 28th October 2011, 12:46 Quote
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for some reason I just wasn't as hyped about BF3 as everyone else.

Until I played the beta, that is.

Funny, I played the beta and was disappointed. I know it was just a beta and most likely just to test servers and such but it seemed a bit weak - think it has something to do with getting bored of the FPS genre a bit more than the actualy game though.

I'll wait for the Steam sale and pick it up for £6 like I did with BC2.
GravitySmacked 28th October 2011, 12:46 Quote
The game is having its fair of launch issues but having played it for the last few days I don't care because it's simply brilliant!
Bloody_Pete 28th October 2011, 12:51 Quote
This review has sold it for me, it's currently downloading in Origin :)
runadumb 28th October 2011, 12:53 Quote
I am stuck at the very beginning of the game. I can't remove the gun blocking the door. I **** you not. Checked keybindings, reloaded the level and same problem. Unbelievable.

Well, Off I go to multiplayer :)
yassarikhan786 28th October 2011, 12:57 Quote
I didn't expect anything less. A truly brilliant game :).
mongpong 28th October 2011, 13:01 Quote
No graphics comparisons?
No mention of audio?

Come on Bit-Gamer, I used to love your in depth reviews but these are just general overviews and observations the same as any other standard game review site.

Here's an example of what I mean http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2007/11/16/crysis/1
The original Crysis review ran for 10 pages. 10 !!! And all of them were full of useful information. I compare this review to Crysis due to the similarity in the new graphics engines/tech in both that game and BF3. Frostbyte 2 deserves some serious attention from yourselves and I for one would be massively interested to see what tests you ran on it etc.
aLtikal 28th October 2011, 13:01 Quote
Ive been sitting watching outside my window eagerly...waiting for the ****in postman!! HURRY UP!!!
FullThrottleRic 28th October 2011, 13:02 Quote
No info AT ALL about how it runs on different systems for those of us that haven't tried the beta?
Baz 28th October 2011, 13:05 Quote
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I am stuck at the very beginning of the game. I can't remove the gun blocking the door. I **** you not. Checked keybindings, reloaded the level and same problem. Unbelievable.

Well, Off I go to multiplayer :)

Hold "R" to pick it up.
Snips 28th October 2011, 13:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by mongpong
No graphics comparisons?
No mention of audio?

Come on Bit-Gamer, I used to love your in depth reviews but these are just general overviews and observations the same as any other standard game review site.

Here's an example of what I mean http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2007/11/16/crysis/1
The original Crysis review ran for 10 pages. 10 !!! And all of them were full of useful information. I compare this review to Crysis due to the similarity in the new graphics engines/tech in both that game and BF3. Frostbyte 2 deserves some serious attention from yourselves and I for one would be massively interested to see what tests you ran on it etc.

We'll soon get reports like the black weather man on Family Guy:-

Newsreader "What's BF3 like?"

Weatherman "It's GOOD!"

Newsreader "Well thanks for that"
mongpong 28th October 2011, 13:06 Quote
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No info AT ALL about how it runs on different systems for those of us that haven't tried the beta?

Exactly. Also - what were your system specs for the review machine?
Baz 28th October 2011, 13:07 Quote
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No info at all about how it runs on different systems for those of us that haven't tried the beta?

We'll hopefully be doing a look at the requirements and detail levels soon; we wanted to actually get a review up on launch day! It's certainly demanding on ultra, but scales right the way down remarkably well.
B1GBUD 28th October 2011, 13:08 Quote
Agree with mongpong, the 2 page review doesn't provide nearly enough information. I know you haven't had much time to review it but if you can comment how it will handle using minimum spec PCs as not everyone has the luxury of playing on tricked out SLI/CF rigs.
CardJoe 28th October 2011, 13:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by mongpong
No graphics comparisons?
No mention of audio?

Come on Bit-Gamer, I used to love your in depth reviews but these are just general overviews and observations the same as any other standard game review site.

Here's an example of what I mean http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2007/11/16/crysis/1
The original Crysis review ran for 10 pages. 10 !!! And all of them were full of useful information. I compare this review to Crysis due to the similarity in the new graphics engines/tech in both that game and BF3. Frostbyte 2 deserves some serious attention from yourselves and I for one would be massively interested to see what tests you ran on it etc.

If you check in the Feedback forum, you'll see that we now do those technical articles separately, to avoid clutter and ensure we get relevant coverage out ASAP.
runadumb 28th October 2011, 13:14 Quote
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I am stuck at the very beginning of the game. I can't remove the gun blocking the door. I **** you not. Checked keybindings, reloaded the level and same problem. Unbelievable.

Well, Off I go to multiplayer :)

Hold "R" to pick it up.

Oh my god, how lame. Thank you. Why is it R? E is interact!

Servers are down AGAIN!

EDIT:Its a 3 screen problem. Finally found it on the forums, UI doesn't work right on eyefinity or Nvidia surround. I never got the prompt to press R and I would never even think of holding down R as that would be stupid and only an idiot would design it that way.

http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-3-pc/1444436-hud-not-scaling-correctly-eyefinity.html Explains why I thought the lensflare was bat **** crazy off the charts as well. Constantly blinded haha. Hope this helps others. Guess I may play on 1 screen for now.
Centy-face 28th October 2011, 13:15 Quote
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And it is enjoyable, in the same way that a Michael Bay film is enjoyable

No. Just no.
mongpong 28th October 2011, 13:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by mongpong
No graphics comparisons?
No mention of audio?

Come on Bit-Gamer, I used to love your in depth reviews but these are just general overviews and observations the same as any other standard game review site.

Here's an example of what I mean http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2007/11/16/crysis/1
The original Crysis review ran for 10 pages. 10 !!! And all of them were full of useful information. I compare this review to Crysis due to the similarity in the new graphics engines/tech in both that game and BF3. Frostbyte 2 deserves some serious attention from yourselves and I for one would be massively interested to see what tests you ran on it etc.

If you check in the Feedback forum, you'll see that we now do those technical articles separately, to avoid clutter and ensure we get relevant coverage out ASAP.


Fair enough - you're still 2 days behind everyone else with a review though! I guess everyone on here looking out for this game would have read those other reviews already...which say exactly the same as this review (so at least we know single player is not great but multiplayer is awesome as everyone says the same).

Don't get me wrong I love Bit-Tech but I just expect more from you (which is why I loved you in the first place) - i presumed the length of time it was taking you to post the article was down to you running the standard bit-tech tests. yes I'm aware you only just got the review copy...maybe my expectations are too high.

Saying all that i do look forward to reading your more in-depth look into the graphics engine at a later date.
Zurechial 28th October 2011, 13:23 Quote
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If you check in the Feedback forum, you'll see that we now do those technical articles separately, to avoid clutter and ensure we get relevant coverage out ASAP.

Which is a great idea, I think.
It might be worthwhile though to stick a line in at the end of the reviews to let people know that the technical analysis is on the way; just to avoid people assuming that the basic review is all there is.
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Fair enough - you're still 2 days behind everyone else with a review though! I guess everyone on here looking out for this game would have read those other reviews already...which say exactly the same as this review (so at least we know single player is not great but multiplayer is awesome as everyone says the same).

Bit has never really been a site to give reviews on the release day just to be in-line with all of the other sites though; the idea being that the bit reviews are honest and not influenced by the PR hype and publisher-pressure that we sometimes see from other, bigger sites.
It's the same reason, I figure, that bit-tech hasn't been afraid to assign controversially low scores to games that got the typical 9/10 or 10/10 from others.
TheStockBroker 28th October 2011, 13:27 Quote
For those asking about performance; while we patiently await BT's ever-impartial verdict you can head over to Toms Hardware for a truly spectacular array of different graphics card/resolution/cpu combos based on the current release of the game and drivers.

TSB
chimaera 28th October 2011, 13:36 Quote
Am very disappointed :( My copy was *meant* to arrive today and I had cleared the weekend to play. It hasn't which means its going to be a fortnight now til I get my hands on it. Fail.
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