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This review is from: Battlefield 3 - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
The graphic is good but not great. Make sure to install the High Res Pack download.
Everything about it immerses you to the game. I especially love how the building collapses and changes the environment. The control feels good, and it feel like it has good impact while shooting. I played the single player on hard mode, and it was challenging. Not because it's hard, but random deaths made it very annoying to play through. Occasionally, I would just die out of nowhere from a random grenades that I didn't even know was there. Maybe because the game is on hard, so I don't get any indicators... but it gets pretty frustrating and I find myself not enjoying it too much. I gave up halfway through, and started a new game on co-op campaign. Also, I really don't like the new God of War like timing action sequence. I have no intention of going back to finish it.
The Co-Op missions were a lot more fun to play, when it worked. The server went down most of the time, but I guess that is to be true to any game releases. The co-op just seems a lot more interesting and a lot more exciting playing with a friend. I really wish they would make the whole game this way. The whole co-op levels only lasted about 3 hours, which was pretty disappointing since that was more enjoyable than the single player campaign.
The Multiplayer portion of the game is where I will be spending the rest of my time. The matchmaker for the console is a lot better than the PC version. I was able to get in and out of games relatively quick (again, when it worked). Also, I noticed that when I get disconnected from the server I lost all my progress... it sucks to be playing for 30 minutes, and get disconnected I ended up losing my upgrades during the match.
Multiplayer on small maps can also get very frustrating, because it seems like everyone is crawling around and camping. If you're used to running forward and rushing the map... you will probably get mowed down. For some reason people tend to just bunch up at a chock point and a single grenade would just kill 3-5 people instantly. I just played as an assault with a defibrillator and level up really fast reviving people. With debris and bullets whizzing by all around you, it really does make it feel as if you were in the battlefield. It's a entertaining game overall, but gets very frustrating at the same time.
There are bugs and glitches still on the release copy, but I know it will be patched in the future. Overall, I like the experience, but I really do hate the single player campaign. They should make more of the co-op missions. If you played previous Battlefield or Bad Company games be sure to check this one out. It's an improvement overall. If you like Battlefield series, I highly recommend it!