Battlefield 3 Beta - A glimse of our future?
I downloaded and tried the beta today. After playing 10-15 min I quit (due to work) but it left a very unpleasant feeling. Graphics and destructable enviorment is all good. I like those effects very much but it matters little in comparison to the actual content of the game. Yes it is a beta, I know, but still, this is a glimse of what you are going to get.
Chaotic spawn-die fest
Playing rush mode is a chaotic spawn-die fest. Players with a little bit more gaming time and upgrades seem to be far superior unlike PR where everyone gets the same gear and the actual skill with which you use it makes the difference. Oh and the cooperation is a must in PR.
Yes I am new to the game and not as "skilled" as the rest but it was ridiculous. I spawned straight to death at least 3 times in a row. No communication and cooperation ingame except the minimal input we had through TS, the very minimal we could organize in all the constant chaos.
BF3 is an award orgie. Get ribbons, points, upgrades, ranks and what not. Grinding, if you like it, fine, I dont. It is unfair imo. Go grind your ****ing balls of if you want to get somewhere and not be a running target.
Produce stress, not reduce
When a game makes me swear all the time and generally piss me off - I dont like it, I dont like the game and it does nothing good for me, only produce stress, not reduce it.
Hope is all that remains
I hope, and thats all I have left, that the actual game with conquest mode will be different. That you can actually have some time to build up the game with strategies, communication, cooperation and who knows, maybe even some genuine excitement like PR. (yes I know all the BF2 guys will boo at me for that comment but you dont understand what I am talking about unless you know PR) I just hope the game will not be so focused on the players own ego. GET THE ****ING AWARDS AND UPGRADES! Put your team in secondary priority as what makes your e-penis grow is the award showcase you have earned.
I will give BF3 beta some more tries although my first impression could have been better. I will not pre-order the game, I will not get the game because everyone else seems to get it if I dont like it. If the actual game provides a more mature gameplay content I will reconsider. I hope that people will be honest about the game and not so hyped that they will desperately cling to anything positive in the game that they ignore the bad things.
For now I am going back to PR.