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Halo player new to this type of game,
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This review is from: Battlefield 3 - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
First, let me say that I have not played previous versions of BFor MW online, so I am new to this style of gameplay. I have been an avid Halo and Gears player for years, but became tired of the lack of team play. I bought this game specifically for online play and have not tried the campaign, my review focuses on online only.
At first, I hated the game. I did not like dying after a few hits and was ready to return it. However, I went online read reviews and learned this game is about teamwork, not running and gunning. It is also critical to use cover to your advantage. I tried it again with this in mind and I must say after six hours of gameplay logged, I love it. The game is based around strategy and team work. The experience is even better when you get a squad of friends together. I enjoy the different classes and earning new equipment. The game is also ment to be played with surround sound, the audio is incredible.
What I do not like are the glitches with online play. Even though I make a squad, half the games end up with my squad mates being placed on the opposing team, which is very annoying. They need add something you can select that will keep your squad together or not register you in that game. There has also been issues with dropped games from the server, which then penalizes you for quitting. I marked a star off for these things, but I am hoping this is something EA will address very soon, many complaints about it in the forums.
This game is not for everyone and very difficult if you are new to dying with only a couple of shots, it is not Halo. However, if you have a good group of friends for a squad and like strategy and objectives-you will probably enjoy this game. My K/D is pathetic at best, but I have been rewarded greatly for completing objectives, which I like very much.