Friday, October 21, 2011

Battlefield 3 Single Player Trailer

Yet more Battlefield 3 tidbits have been revealed, as a new single player trailer has been released. From the looks of it, there will be plenty of epic encounters, especially a mission that has you in a high-speed car chase/shootout through the Big Apple and another from the perspective of a jet pilot.

It's also interesting to seethe interrogation element that makes it seem as if BF3 will have a  framed story told through flashbacks. Interestingly, this same story structure was used in Call of Duty: Black Ops just last year, albeit CoD:BO was much more stylized and set in the Cold War. It should be noted that Black Ops hardly invented the archetype. However, seeing this similarity between the FPS titles less than a year apart makes me wonder if Battlefield is indeed jumping onto the Call of Duty bandwagon? Developers may state that they are not competing with one another, but when one tries to one-up a story used by the other, it sure looks like they are.

In any event, I am looking forward to seeing how DICE's next installment in the Battlefield series turns out. Based on my experience with the alpha and beta, the multiplayer seems like a reconciliation of classic Battlefield 2 gameplay with modern FPS elements.

Look for Battlefield 3 to release this Tuesday, October 25.

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