More Reviews
REVIEWS Titan Souls Review
Titan Souls isn't much like Dark Souls, but the Prepare to Die tagline still works.

StarDrive 2 Review
A 4X strategy game in space. Sounds like a perfect match, right?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Tales of Zestiria Preview
Oh boy, a new Tales Of game? Gosh, I hope it will be a high-fantasy anime-styled JRPG... that would be so unique.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Farming Simulator 15
Release date: 05/01/15


LATEST FEATURES Dragon Quest Heroes: It's Warriors, It's Action RPG, It's Tower Defense, It's Damn Fun [Hands-on Preview]
I'm not a fan of Warriors games, but I sure dig the hell out of this.

Bandai Namco Understands Niche Games Better Than Any Other Third-Party Publisher
Pac-Man, Dark Souls, F1 2015, and Naruto... any other publisher would just give up.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Old Before Their Time
By oblivion437
Posted on 04/13/15
Bloodborne's apparently successful launch (see note below) has yielded two interesting points, for me.  One is that it's being hailed as the PS4's savior (see note below) and the other is that it seems to have serious technical problems.  Conversations erupting around...

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Preview

blake_peterson By:
Blake_Peterson
03/14/12
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS  
PUBLISHER Electronic Arts 
DEVELOPER EA DICE 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
M What do these ratings mean?

Frenetic firefights in tight spaces.


At an after-hours GDC event promoting Battlefield 3’s three new expansion packs, DICE’s General Manager Carl Magnus Troedsson and Executive Producer Patrick Bach spoke enthusiastically about Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, their infantry-only expansion. They mentioned that players had already had a taste of the kinds of maps it offered with Operation Metro, and talked about its new weapons and vertical gameplay. Then they let us play it.

We got to play a PC build of Deathmatch on the Ziba Tower map, comprised of the top three floors of a high-rise building, with a restaurant, wading pool, and other very posh-looking amenities that were soon laid to waste by bullets, shotgun blasts, and grenades. Short-range weapons ruled in the tight quarters and heavily cornered spaces with knife kills and shotguns seeming to be the weapons of choice.



Troedsson and Bach weren’t kidding about the vertical gameplay, either. From a walkway above the open air restaurant covered by tarps, a player could shoot two stories down at anyone attempting to cross between one side of the map to the other (at least until someone seanks up behind them and stabs them in the chest). Going up or down, there are advantages to both.

At one point a group of team members were caught at a choke point on a walkway on the second level. On the other side of the walkway, the enemy would take turns moving in and out through a door to fire on my exposed teammates. Jumping the rail, I ran below, out of the range of fire and lobbed a grenade up into the doorway above, smoking out the enemy and forcing them to expose themselves to the my comrades’ fire.



Gameplay was fast and furious, and it seemed like the map was designed to keep everyone moving constantly to avoid the surprise of leaden death. Out of curiosity, I jumped over the outside rail to see if I would die from impact with the ground, but found that I was respawned for being out of the map area before I hit; that’s one tall tower. I also shot everything I could to see how satisfyingly it would break. The giant hanging bulb lights get a 10/10, exploding in a flash of sparks with a crash. I’d say I got as much satisfaction from shooting them as I did from shooting an enemy in the face.

If Ziba Tower is an indication of the whole Battlefield 3: Close Quarters expansion, then it will have frenetic action in tight spaces and vertical play opportunities. Close Quarters is set to release in June, and one week earlier for PS3.
More GR previews for this game:
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters preview posted on 03/14/12.
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Battlefield 3: Close Quarters


More On GameRevolution