It is a self evident truth that one cannot hype themselves up for a game sufficiently without knowing the new features it will bring to the table. Battlefield 3 is the sequel we’ve all been waiting for, and it is certainly worth getting excited over. We have seen it in action and for those who haven’t been following it, (and why not?) here’s a brief run-down of the ten reasons why you should start getting yourself psyched up for Battlefield 3.
An animated affair
Have you seen the gameplay footage for Battlefield 3 yet? It really speaks for itself. The new ANT animation system adopted for BF3 brings the game’s animations to life like never before. Forget the best animations in a Battlefield title, these look like the best animations in an FPS game yet. Not only do NPCs look realistic, but player actions like crawling (yeah that’s right, prone position makes a return in BF3) and interacting with the environment look as smooth as ever.
A blast from the past
Karkand. Those were the good old days. Now you can relive them with the Back to Karkand DLC pack. Even better news is that it’s free if you pre-order your copy of BF3. Fans of old will get to relive the glory days, but with the added benefits of recent BF games like new weapons and destructible environments. New fans just get a four sweet maps for free. A win win situation to be sure.
A globe trotting adventure
The single player introduced in the Bad Company side series was good, but it seems like a mere warm up in comparison to what Battlefield 3 will offer us. An entire level’s worth of footage got leaked to the web, and it showed off a more dynamic and immersive narrative than ever before. The campaign also seems set to take you all around the world to all kinds of places like Paris, Tehran, Sarajevo, Sulaymaniyah, New York, Wake Island and Oman. It seems set to blow the lid on the stories offered by competing titles in the genre.