Stop before you start, CoD fanboys. I've played nearly all flavors of both (MW3 aside, as I lost interest with the recycled feel of the games), CoD is great. Battlefield 3 is uber. Seems like CoD just keeps catering to the die hard fans, and implimenting things to make the vets happy, while people who are new to the game or don't enjoy camping for kill streaks get demolished.
BF3 continues to develope more ways to make the game challenging, while attemting to keep the playing field relatively level. EA/Dice crapped the bed with Bad Company 2 and the heli controls that enabled any newb to own the map provided anti air wasn't allowed to take him out. They brought back the more advanced heli controls from BF2, and disabled auto-level. They also incorporated scope sway and scope glint for anything more powerful than a 6x zoom scope. Snipers are still deadly in BF3, but theres a bit more realism there as far as having to hold down another button to "take a deep breath and steady your aim" for 5 seconds or so, as well as a cooldown on how often you can do that. I went 11-1 as a sniper on BF3 the other day (which I realize isn't too impressive, but if you consider that I found a sweet spot at the beggining of the match, and covered my angle without being overrun and losing the flag I was determined to hold), only reason I died; a newb squad mate spawned on me and stood beside me with his LMG on full auto, playing the role of the n00b in a situation that brings to mind "the vet and the n00b" MW3 commercial.
I love that Commercial.
meh, to each thier own ;-D
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