While we’ve all moved on to the next best, newer games like BF1, Overwatch, etc. one things for sure… Battlefield 3 still offers hours of immersive, fun, and teamwork oriented game-play when playing it together as a group. I really miss playing this “now older” Battlefield Series release and even more notably I think I miss the cohesiveness and camaraderie that it’s play-style seemed to foster.
The game is still fairly populated with players on any given night and while it’s not bustling as it once was, it still offers a solid FPS gaming experience in my opinion. Especially when playing together as a group and in VoIP. I would guess that’s exactly why so many players are still playing the game 5 years later. Even after BF1, BF4, and the others have came on the scene boasting a “better game”. Saying the newer BF games are “better” is purely subjective in my opinion as I personally don’t think they are “better”. Better graphics… yes, better gadgets… maybe, better teamwork immersive experience for a group playing together… NO.
Just my opinion but the newer releases, most notably BF1 have all but killed the cohesiveness of an organized community like ours. Not going to get started on BF1 although I’ve played it a LOT and will continue to play it somewhat sparingly. Until they drop new maps and some fresh content it’s gotten pretty lackluster, stale, and boring to me personally.
Along with the shitty and notoriously unacceptably long new DLC cycle (going on 4 months as of this post) of no new content they have unquestionably dropped the ball once more. They have killed the social, community building and teamwork nurturing aspects of the game with their refusal (or shortsightedness) to incorporate Platoons/Clans into the game, allow server control, foster social in-game sharing, and lots of other features that one would assume would be standard in any “Battlefield” game.
Really hoping that some of those “missing” features get reintroduced to the game very soon. Time will tell. I’m always game for some “throw-back” games in BF3 as a group. If you have this game and have uninstalled it I’d encourage you (if you have ample disk space) to install it once more and lets meet back up and Squad UP in our Battlefield Discord VoIP Server for some games. No set schedule but a few of us still have it and when we go in together and play… we always have hours of fun!
Bing, Copa, TooShort, Jake, Dan, RJ, Jim, Mac, Jason, Glen, and all the others (too many to post…) where are you??? Get to the Choppa!
About The Author –
3MOB Battlefield PC Edition Community Manager/Founder Mark is DICE approved and a distinguished recipient of the “Friend of DICE Dog Tag”. Along with organizing and founding one of North America’s largest and most successful Battlefield Series PC Communities he’s played the series on PC since 2005.