I think I may be done with Battlefield 3


It’s the game that many people upgraded their PCs for but Battlefield 3 isn’t the darling that Bad Company 2 was, at least for me and the guys I play with.

Expectations were high for this game. The trailers promised massively destructible environments and so much more but the final game did not live up to the hype. I guess it couldn’t really, could it? We were expecting a game that would be the second coming of Christ in gaming terms, weren’t we? If Jesus played any game, he’d choose Battlefield 3. Now I think he’d probably pick up Skyrim and go adventuring by himself wielding swords and magic fireballs to defeat his foes!

I played Bad Company 2 since early 2010. It wasn’t always a rosy relationship (remember C4 on the MCOM stations?) but it took over a year for me to become as apathetic towards it as I am about Battlefield 3 now. The latter game only came out in September! Veterans of PC gaming gush about Battlefield 2. Do you feel the same about Battlefield 3?

I’ve let my Xbox Live subscription lapse, and I’ll probably trade in the Xbox version of BF3 for store credit. I’ll still jump into a game (on PS3) if anyone wants but the heady excitement of the early days has already worn off.

There is a ray of light, for me at least. I’ve rediscovered single player gaming. Skyrim kept me distracted for a few hours over the Christmas holidays but it’s Saints Row the Third that is my favourite game of 2011. There is so much silly and creative fun and idiocy in that game that it’s a pleasure to play. It’s even better coop!

Closely following that game, I have to admit the many hours I put into Darwinia were a pleasure too. Such a simple game but the story gripped me – help a developer rid his computer generated world of viruses! Loved that.

Catch you all in Killing Floor, L4D2, or most likely anything but Battlefield 3…

Darwinia’s Spectrum Roots

I bought Darwinia as part of a recent Humble Bundle. In fact it was really the only reason I bought it as I enjoyed Multiwinia and heard that the original game was great too, and it is!

Anyway, here’s an intro that greets you when you start the game. It’s only one of a number of different ones but it’s my favourite. Took me right back to my Speccy owning days in the late 80’s!

Oh, go get the Introversion bundle, well worth the asking price (whatever you decide to pay!)