In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse ... See full summary »

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SSgt. Henry 'Black' Blackburn (voice) (as Gideon Emmeric)
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Solomon (voice)
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Vladimir (voice)
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Ralph Pogosian (voice)
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Cpt. Quinton Cole (voice)
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Cpt. Joseph Brady (voice)
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P.F.C. David Montes (voice)
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PFC Daniel Argent (voice)
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Pvt. Jack Chaffin (voice) (as Anthony Richard Denman)
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In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse locations from around the globe.

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Multiplayer foreign factions will have broken English voice overs not dedicated. See more »

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The U.S. Marines have American flag patches on their shoulders. Marines do not wear American flag patches. See more »

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SSgt. Henry 'Black' Blackburn: That's a nice story. I don't see how it connects.
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So Focused on Being Realistic that it Forgot to be Fun
12 May 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Battlefield 3 follows a soldier who tells the story of how he and his squad fought against a terrorist group called the PLR, while also trying to undercover a handful of conspiracies.

The plot is actually presented in a pretty interesting way. At the beginning of each mission your character is being interrogated, then you play through the mission in which that character is describing. Sometimes, when the main characters don't know what happened, you get to play a mission as a character like some of the terrorists and see how the story actually went. It's an interesting idea that I appreciated, as it feels like it's actually trying to tell a story and not just make you shoot as many people as possible in a few hours.

The gameplay is decent. It's as simple as every other first-person shooter ever, so it's not hard to pick up. Unfortunately, my biggest problem with the game was in it's realism. I like realism and all, but when it's realistic to the point of sometimes unplayable that's when it's just hard to enjoy. So many levels were spent in almost complete darkness, and you only receive a small light in one of these levels. I often found myself believing someone to be on my team only to be stabbed in the back by them a minute later, which was very frustrating. Does the military seriously not give their soldiers flashlights or anything when they go into a nighttime mission? I find that hard to believe personally. Most of these dark missions were spent following someone else around. Sure, you could see the 'follow' icon above their heads, but it takes away from the feel of you being in the game. I was just chasing some guy that I couldn't even see most of the time. Very often it was almost impossible to see the opponents too. I found myself shooting randomly in the hopes of hitting someone more often than actually aiming down the sights and shooting people. I often found myself dying for reasons I didn't even know, too. Once, I even just fell over and died. No sounds of flying bullets, nothing. I just lost the will to live I guess.

Easily the worst part of the game were the vehicle missions. Controlling a tank was frustrating and un-fun, and flying in a fighter jet was incredibly boring. The tanks especially bothered me, as I often had no idea what I was supposed to be doing. I'd move to the objective, then the rest of the tank drivers would yell at me to back up, so I would. Then we'd just sit there and nothing would happen, so I moved back to the objective point and everyone would yell at me again. This happened a handful of times, and again, it was just frustrating and unclear as to what I was supposed to be doing.

Overall Battlefield 3 was okay. The story is interesting, but the gameplay is okay. It's not overly complicated, but the vehicle and nighttime missions were extremely un-fun. It had it's moments and levels that I did enjoy for the most part, but considering I didn't enjoy more than 1/3 of the game I find my rating to be very fair. I didn't play the online simply because the campaign didn't catch my interest. The story really is the best part of the game, and without that in the online I'll probably just get more frustrated and waste more time. In the end I wouldn't recommend this game, it honestly wasn't worth my time at all. The handful of satisfying times I killed someone with a shotgun (and dang, shooting those at people is satisfying) weren't worth the extensive amount of time spent running and shooting blindly in the dark.


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