GMG: People who want everything to be easy

Here's a review I reamd from someone who doesn't like Battlefield 3.

Don't worry this post isn't all about video games, it's just a primer for discussion.


I brought BF3 and COD:MW3 about the same time. I tried Call of Duty first and hated it for the most part but stuck with it and found a game I had some good fun with after a while. After maxing out a few weapons and earning a few rare titles I got bored of the game and decided to try BF3.

Over the past month I've owned it I put it in several times to try and get the hang of it but not liking it all so much (not for the same reasons I disliked COD at first). I didn't enjoy the pace of BF3.

To break it down multi-player is the highlight of this game. Offline I tried for a bit and found I liked it for the hour or so I played even though it was like riding on rails. Online the game doesn't have the experience you think it would.

Between COD and BF the biggest difference gameplay wise is the option of using vehicles. You have your choice of using just about any Jet/copter/tank/army machine you can imagine...even a freaking bulldozer.Which adds charm to the game but wait! All of the vehicles are hard as dry dog turds to drive. The vehicle controls are punishing. I crashed so many jets before figuring out how they work it was embarrassing.

If there is one question about the game people asks it's how do you pilot vehicles in this game. EA never thought to add in a bootcamp,flight school, training mode or anything at all that would make the game more enjoyable for people just starting out. So your left to be a pest to your teammates crashing equipment they need to win until it takes you X times to figure it out.

Since I brought the game mainly for that reason it was my biggest turn off from it. The FPS aspect isn't worth talking about. It's not exciting or heart pumping like COD is. You see a guy you kill him or he kills you. Guns are so so compared to COD and the accuracy of the guns is like playing baseball in the dark. You either hit or you miss when you swing but you won't know until you see someone fall or that ball fly. The weapons look more detailed and sound good though but don't expect intense fire fights as most people scope and snipe or in COD terms it's Camper heaven. Not really anyones fault but the games. The maps are so big that really scoping and sniping is the best method to take people down when your playing infantry.

Back to the vehicles though. They tried to make this game simulator and that's the problem. There's just too much crap going on and too much to remember/do. Each vehicle steers differently there are no simple controls. You'll be so busy trying not to crash or get your teamates killed you'll forget what you got in the vehicle for. Tanks are the easiest to drive but also the worse. They get stuck on everything and maneuver like well... a tank. They also don't last long as someone always has an RPG to take them out so get your rounds off quick or take down whatever you need (how realistic is that? an RPG takes down a tank?).

In a Military Action game I'd expect to be able to focus on the battle and not focusing on how to be a Pilot or tank driver which is why I'm not a fan of this game. If they want to make flight/driving simulators they should just make a separate game just for that not mash the two together. The game would be more fun with simple vehicle controls so everyone could have a good time without having logged 90000 hours into the game to master a jet or dunebuggy. I'm Using a PS3 controller to fly I don't think complex controls are necessary, I've never seen a real F/18 or Viper pilot use a PS3 controller to fly Why so Serious with the freaking vehicle controls.

I've given up learning to fly and know have become a suicide Kamikaze pilot. I find my target and crash into them. At least when I crash it will help out the team somewhat.

If BF4 comes out or any BF game I'll pass I'd rather stick with COD. I play games for fun not frustration.

Oh yeah and the game pace is so slow it is boring if you're used to faster action and heavy gun fights that make you think like in COD. I see BF3 as a game for people that fail at being COD to run to. Not many people like COD because of the skill and reflexes it requires to become skilled at but people love BF3 because it doesn't require much any of that. It's like the Anti call of duty. Hardest thing in this game is learning the GOD awful piloting controls. THIS GAME SUCKS SKIP IT!


This fool made me laugh so much. Complaining that vehicles are hard to drive because they all handle differently(you mean I can't turn an SUV hard like a sports car, why not? what happens?!) Complaining that guns are hard to use because they have different recoil patterns and velocity drop? Complaining that real pilots don't have to use a PS3 controller (but instead a stick, throttle, and shitload of God knows how many buttons in the dashboard)?

Here's a summary of what grinds my gears.

1) What he thinks is important or vital to modern warfare is completely off. He complains that a game should stick to "focus on the battlefield" instead of vehicles (oh yeah... sorta like how the American military dominated Iraq, we sprinted our infantry across the desert without tank or plane support). This applies to ignorant and prideful fools in society that think they know what's best for everyone when they don't know jack. Being ignorant and prideful alone is one thing, but when you combine the two you get Super-Douche from the planet of Douche-ton. He can only be stopped by douche-tonite.

2) This guy doesn't care about team goals, only his own stats. He's wants a high kill death ratio, and doesn't care about his level of competition. I on the other hand, enjoy a good whooping of noobs, but also equally value a 1:1 ratio if I win a Rush game against supreme competition. You only get better by going against those better than you (in other words, losing isn't the worst thing). If you are content with being better than noobs, then you aren't getting any better. An example is an adult that thrives on dominating basketball games against kids and wants them to know he's better than them.

3) This guy wants everything to be easy. I enjoy the fact that I've crashed helicopters a couple times before I was able to fly them through tunnels. I'm still amused when I crash a plane into a near invisible radio tower. I laughed my ass off when my jeep got stuck between some debris and Tony and Jon were in the backseat and we got killed by a tank. Outside of BF3, there's other everyday slips. I appreciate the fact that I still miss basketball shots even when I'm on fire. You think I'm really good at stick shift? Sometimes I literally grind my gears because I'll stall my car every now and then.

These everyday small setbacks give you perspective that we are human who make mistakes, and you have to work to become good at something. Talent only takes you so far. So why do I laugh at my failures, while some annoying kid RAGES over his microphone? It's because I know that hard things are worthwhile because they are hard. More importantly I believe in my potential to become better. These small setbacks remind you to be humble, but it gives you hope. It lets you know how far you have come, and how hard you have to go. And knowing is half the battle.

1 comment:

J.Frosty said...

great post lol. That guy...all he's saying is that he doesn't have what it takes to play BF3 and has to settle for COD lol. this guy has a pwning coming his way.