Spangler wrote:If you aren't playing multiplayer for BF games, then don't even bother getting them.
There's a high learning curve to BF3. Once you get the hang of things, it's a fun game.
If you can hold your own in COD pretty well and actually care about trying to win at games like Domination (instead of just your K/D) - how hard will the adjustment be to BF3? I understand it is more teamwork motivated...what are the other major differences? Controls and equipment load outs fairly the same?
I haven't played a COD game since it was set in WWII, but from what I've heard, is yes, they are similar in layout and setup.
BF has four classes, each with their different roles to play. Assault is the most overpowered in the game, IMO, because you get a medical kit that speeds health regeneration and one of the early unlocks are the shock paddles, where you can revive dead teammates. Plus, assault gets the best all-around weapons in the game. Engineer is probably the second class of importance: they are the anti-vehicle class, with RPG/SMAW, guided Javelin, AA rockets, and mines/repair tool. Support class has light machine guns which are high rate of fire, but very, very inaccurate unless bipoded. This class also provides ammo resupply, C4 explosives, anti-personnel mines, and mortars. Recon class is your sniper class with some handy gadgets and rifles, but largely derided for being anti-objective (i.e. not capturing bases/flags/blowing up M-Com in Rush game mode).
Each class has unique weapons and each weapon has a variety of scopes, foregrips, laser sights, supressors and so on that are unlocked sequentially. Plus, there are PDW/Shotguns that can be unlocked and used in every class.
One last thing - there is a Co-op mode in BF3 that requires another person to play single-player type missions. The cool thing is that as you accumulate points in co-op, you unlock weapons that can be used in the MP game. Actually, some of the best weapons in the game are unlocked via co-op including the G3A3, MP7, MP412 REX pistol, and the 93R auto pistol. Those missions would be a lot of fun with voice coms in PS3: for the PC version, there isn't a voip option (you could use third party software, but not with random public players obviously).