Casual Aces on Battlefield 3

Casual Aces Footer 2What up guys and girls. First off let me welcome you to the Casual Gaming blog. This is hopefully the first of many (good) reviews we will be posting up here. So lets just jump straight in.

Today I want to talk about the FPS giant that is Battlefield 3.

Single player: Emmm if I ever finished it I’ll let you know.

MultiplayerBattlefield 3 is the most intense fps I have played to date. With that being said I think it’s down to the mere fact that every game you play is different. Take the destructible environment for example rather than having to walk around a building you can just make your own doors and walk through it. There is just something so satisfying about blowing stuff up you know?

There is such a variety of game modes that you’re bound to find something you like. For me it has to be rush. I enjoy the attacking and defending platform you’re given in it. Also make sure to edit your preferences do multiplayer maps and be sure to try out hardcore mode with/without the mini map. Hardcore makes the game more realistic. No health regen, most of the hud is removed and the weapons do more damage. Make sure when browsing for servers that you go for ones that are in your region for better ping and less lag.

I have been playing battlefield since it’s release in 2011. It seems so long ago now but it’s still the most played game in my collection. I have played along side Casual Hunter for pretty much all of that time. So when we’re in a squad together we know to watch each other’s backs.

To do well in battlefield you have to be willing to learn from your mistakes. I mean if there is a guy watching a certain route and you keep getting killed then it’s time to find an alternative way around. Don’t get angry, get even. Beat him instead of your controller! Make an effort to actually use the vehicles your given properly. If they are used even half right they can turn the tide of a game for your team. Me? I can’t fly a chopper properly but I make an effort (not a great one mind you) and to be honest I’m better in a tank, I feel safer on the ground.

Be creative: This is the most important thing I have learned playing battlefield. Think outside the box. Spend the time and get to know your maps so you can exploit your knowledge rather than running around carelessly. Use C4 to take down buildings to give you better sight lines. Use your SOFLAM as a distraction as well as tagging enemy vehicles. Enemies can confuse the SOFLAM for a person with the laser sight therefore forcing them into give away their position.

Many a time I have been up on a building sniping some poor soul and bam rocket takes out the side of it. So the question is do I come back again as a sniper or do I change my tactics? I love the parachuting in game too. You can use the parachute to your advantage in a number of ways such as to get in over enemy lines and outflank them or use it to get decent vantage points for sniping.

I had one game where an enemy was chasing me through some buildings so I took out my c4 while on the move and dropped a few, 2 seconds later, ‘click’ and that solved that problem. It’s amazing the ridiculous stuff you can come up with on the fly.

Note: If you are playing with Casual Hunter beware he loves to use his EOD bot to do more then just arm M-coms, he uses it to scout ahead and will more than likely kill you with it too!!

Be a team player  This is the whole idea that battlefield is built on. The team who works together wins together. Sounds cheesy but it’s true. Talk to your team, even if they don’t talk back they can still hear you. Knowing the hotspots, or where someone is camping is a very useful tip. Playing with friends or people you know is my preferred option because it can give you a huge advantage in the game. Especially if you have them all in your squad or party chat. Remember communication is key.

Use your class properly: If you’re a medic support your team with health packs and defibrillators. Support class have ammo packs, drop them for other players. You earn loads of points just by supplying them. One of the most underrated items the engineer has is the anti tank mines. You can put them down at the start of a game in a heavy traffic area and end up with multiple kills.

Note: they are only effective against Tanks and IFV’s when put down in groups of 3.

Lastly, Battlefield 3 can only be described as a unique experience. Enjoy it’s rich multi-player aspect with the diverse choice of game modes, maps, classes, weapons, and its all-out awesomeness.

Aces out.

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