Rather than revive the big Battlefield 3 thread, I figured I’d start a new one to see who’ll be playing the new DLC.
I generally hate map packs, the way games are locked down to prevent user created maps in order to spoonfeed you more paid maps is a horrible trend in gaming, but they did such a good job with Back to Karkand that I guess I’ll bite the bullet.
The new DLC is called Close Quarters and it’s basically BF3’s answer to the COD series. Close in twitching infantry fighting. But hopefully better - with bigger maps, awesome destruction, and more vertical elements in the fighting.
They cranked the destruction level up to 11 - definitely looks cool. 2 new game modes. Gun game (free for all mode where you start with a crappy weapon, and every time you kill someone you get a better one, first to X kills wins) and conquest domination - which basically just means UT/COD style domination where you have 3 points which change hands pretty quickly and the spawns are distributed more throughout the map.
I generally like the close quarters combat in BF3 - the main problem is that Metro, the map with the most close in fighting, is badly designed, so good map design will fix the problem.
The SDMB crew for the game hasn’t been playing much in the last few months but I’m sure the DLC will reignite interest for a while. The catch here is that you get to start playing tomorrow if you have Battlefield Premium, otherwise it’ll be the 26th. Battlefield Premium is basically a preorder of all of the DLC packs, which they’ll be releasing every 3 months. With some other perks, like having access to DLC 2 weeks early, more camo and weapon skins, server queueing priority, and a few other minor bonuses.
It’s hard to stomach $50 for DLC for a game, but on the other hand, I know I’m probably going to end up getting all the DLC anyway, which would normally be $60, so I might as well just get it all now and get the other perks.