Q4 (quarter four) is shaping up to probably be the best quarter for game releases. In Q3 (quarter 3) big name games such as Dead Island, Gears of War 3 (duh, you already know,) and RAGE brought their A game. Of course Dead Island had major slip ups with launching, patch issues, and just a bunch of annoying problems, but it still satisfied a lot of gamers need to slash zombies. Following Dead Island, you’ve got the Gears of War 3 craze (still haven’t played it) and RAGE, but now Q4 is here and it’s time for the epic gaming showdown to begin; Battlefield 3 vs. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
The anticipation surrounding the release of Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 is driving us gamers crazy! Well it might not be driving all the gamers, but for a die hard first-person shooter fanatic like me, it’s driving me bonkers! Every gamer has their preference in regards to gaming, which explains why some gamers are crazy excited about Skyrim and other gamers are in chiming in on the B3 vs. MW3 debate. I personally have never been a fan of Elder Scrolls, MMORPGs, and other fantasy driven RPGs. I love the fast-paced high octane vibe of playing first-person shooters, but I think Battlefield 3 is going to seriously pump up the adrenaline.For the past year the game industry has been slowly building up the debate on how Battlefield 3 will compare to Modern Warfare 3. I’ve always been more of a Call of Duty gamer, but Battlefield 2 wasn’t that bad and the graphics in Battlefield 3 look insane! It’s hard to say that I will take sides in this overall debate because both games bring something unique to the table. While MW3 takes us into World World III and the question of who will dominate the globe, Battlefield 3 gives us a realistic-looking military setting that could give MW3 a run for it’s money.
The October 25th release for Battlefield 3 is only a few days away, and I’ve already placed my pre-order through Amazon. I got sick of Gamestop and them telling me I hadn’t pre-ordered stuff in store, even though I did; so now I just pre-order through Amazon and it shows up at my doorstep the day of the release. But anyways, like I was saying, Battlefield 3 is about to be released and the new “Mission Launch” trailer is reminding us why Battlefield 3 is a must for gamers to get. The Multiplayer Beta had already sold me, but the latest trailers and screenshots are the reason why I went ahead and placed my order; this game has some killer graphics that you can’t pass up!
The game is built with the Frostbite 2 engine, an engine that is better in rendering superior animation, realistic lighting and special effects, and incredible sound design. The engine upgrade is what makes this game stand out in comparison to Modern Warfare 3, but I think MW3 will still be able to wow fans with some graphic upgrades and a compelling story line. MW2 was pretty great in my opinion, but I think the 3rd one might be a pleasant surprise and also be a big competitor for Battlefield 3. For me, it’s not too much of a big debate or decision to make because I’m getting both games. But the fact that Battlefield 3 is getting released in a few days and Modern Warfare 3 isn’t getting released until Nov. 8th does make me more anxious to get my hands on Battlefield 3.
This rivalry between Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is probably going to be a big epic showdown this holiday season. It’s hard to decide which one is better, so it’s probably wise to just admit that both of them are good in their own ways. But of course once both of these games are on the market at the same time, the debate is just going to grow and professional gamers and reviewers are bound to chime in; so I’ll be keeping my eyes open and looking forward to hearing some more professional critics on which game is the better contender. But for now, it’s looking like Battlefield 3 is going to wow the fans with it’s killer graphics.
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