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Battlefield 3 vs Bad Company 2

#1LinhSaysHiPosted 5/31/2012 3:24:19 PM
What should I buy?
Battlefield 3 - $30
Bad Company 2 - $6

I feel like I should buy bf3 because its new and the community will last.
I want to buy bc2 because its really cheap D:
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#2EvilGiygasPosted 5/31/2012 3:24:57 PM
I liked BC2 tons better.
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#3Orestes417Posted 5/31/2012 3:29:13 PM(edited)
BC2 is more consistent, BF3 is more epic in scope. I'd say grab BC2 and wait a while on BF3. See if they get a package deal going with the new BF Premium bundle.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and at the moment BF3 is suffering from a stat eating bug that may or may not be fixed by the new patch coming out on Monday.

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#4JonWood007Posted 5/31/2012 5:38:56 PM
BC2.

Advantages of BF3 over BC2

-Graphics
-More vehicles and larger scale maps
-More active community

Advantages of BC2 over BF3

-Experience is more consistent, BF3 is very hit or miss, BC2 is almost always fun
-Maps are designed better, many BF3 maps are bad
-Better business model, EA's screwing people with BF3, with the DLC and newly reported premium service. They're turning it into a f2p business model except you pay $30+ for the game to begin with. BC2 has none of this, DLC exists, but you won't miss it at all.

BF3 could've been better than BC2, but not the way EA is milking its customers, not with the bad level design, and not with balance issues as far as vehicles go.
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#5kidersxPosted 5/31/2012 5:43:57 PM
JonWood007 posted...
BC2.

Advantages of BF3 over BC2

-Graphics
-More vehicles and larger scale maps
-More active community

Advantages of BC2 over BF3

-Experience is more consistent, BF3 is very hit or miss, BC2 is almost always fun
-Maps are designed better, many BF3 maps are bad
-Better business model, EA's screwing people with BF3, with the DLC and newly reported premium service. They're turning it into a f2p business model except you pay $30+ for the game to begin with. BC2 has none of this, DLC exists, but you won't miss it at all.

BF3 could've been better than BC2, but not the way EA is milking its customers, not with the bad level design, and not with balance issues as far as vehicles go.


I'd say graphics goes to BC2. I liked BC2's atmosphere a lot better. Also the gameplay in general...
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#6Snuckie7Posted 5/31/2012 6:06:26 PM
BF3 graphics are definitely better than BC2, objectively. How can Frostbite 2 look worse than Frostbite 1.5? (Or whatever engine BC2 uses)
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#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 6:09:35 PM
BF3 managed to successfully make it even harder to see anything.
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#8kidersxPosted 5/31/2012 6:09:44 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
BF3 graphics are definitely better than BC2, objectively. How can Frostbite 2 look worse than Frostbite 1.5? (Or whatever engine BC2 uses)


"Graphics" is a very general term. Ultimately, subjective aesthetics are all that matter. That those subjective aesthetics correlate with fidelity is irrelevant.
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#9Snuckie7Posted 5/31/2012 6:17:41 PM
kidersx posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
BF3 graphics are definitely better than BC2, objectively. How can Frostbite 2 look worse than Frostbite 1.5? (Or whatever engine BC2 uses)


"Graphics" is a very general term. Ultimately, subjective aesthetics are all that matter. That those subjective aesthetics correlate with fidelity is irrelevant.


Aesthetics obviously can't be the sole determinant of graphics quality because

1) As you said, it is completely personal preference

2) Would you say old games like Half Life 2 have better graphics than BF3 just because you liked the artistic direction better?

If we're going to compare graphics, since it's so subjective, we're going to have to consider the technical aspects of a game's engine. And also, BF3 is not a bad looking game by any means, I think the aesthetics of the game are great.
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#10SomeMacGuyPosted 5/31/2012 6:31:28 PM(edited)
bc2

extremely balanced weapons with a few exceptions: M60, T88, and AUG
easy for modern computers to run
AT4 rocket launcher. very fun to shoot down helicopters with
$5 during sales
all map packs are free
purchasable DLC are only cosmetic
growing in popularity after all this BF3 mess
fun "tight" maps, so you're always in the action
jungle and snowy maps
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