Battlefield 3 More Real Than “Action Flicks” Bad Company 1&2
3 already has our attention, EA, but a bit of reassurance can’t
hurt. ”We have tried to get closer to the slang of the modern warrior.
We are mixing tension-building passages with the chaos of suddenly
erupting firefights. We’ve sought to keep the game
feeling as plausible as possible, because the moment the audience stops
believing it could happen, then you’re just like every other
shooter,” according to lead designer David Goldfarb.
You might remember all this "modern
warrior” hoopla from last year’s Medal of Honor, which, while a descent
franchise reboot, was basically Medal of Honor
Airborne with a new coat of paint using the modern setting as a crutch
rather than an asset. Battlefield 3, however, seems determined to try
and tell a compelling story of contemporary warfare and it was about
time someone genuinely made the attempt without going off the rails.