3 ways Battlefield 3 could have been a better game
EA’s Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360, in my opinion, has set the new standard when it comes to military-themed first-person-shooters. With it’s second-to-none audio, destructible environments, realistic features, and jaw-dropping graphics, it’s easy to see why so many other gamers from around the world feel the exact same way.
However, despite being such a great FPS, Battlefield 3 could’ve done with a few minute changes that would’ve made gameplay that little bit more enjoyable. Here’s my top 3 ways Battlefield 3 could have been a better game.
- THE ABILITY TO FORESEE AND VETO UPCOMING MAPS: Thankfully since the last patch, instead of waiting for the next map to load and then quitting in-game, players are now able to quit in between maps. However, EA should’ve taken it a step further and added in a feature that gave players the ability to foresee the upcoming map and game mode, allowing players to make a more informed decision regarding quitting. Further to this, players should’ve been given the ability to veto the next map on a server’s map rotation with the feedback sent back to the server admin. In my opinion, this little feature would not only keep players happy but provide valuable insight to server admins, assisting them with map selections in their rotation.
- ROOM FOR MORE THAN 24 PLAYERS: Considering the PC version has room for 64 players per server, the console limit of 24 seems pretty dismal. Not only would the increased player number make for more action on the larger maps but it also means that large platoons (12+ members) are able to play together as a team instead of being limited to just 3 squads per team.
- MORE GRENADE OPTIONS: This one is a bit of a touchy subject. As you all know, the only grenade option in BF3 is the frag grenade. Personally, I think the game would’ve benefited with more options such as a smoke and stun grenade. As for the notorious flash grenade, I’m still undecided as to whether it would be a positive or a negative (I’m kinda leaning towards the latter), as all it seemed to do in unnamed game was piss me the hell off.
So there we have it, my top 3 suggestions to better an already polished game. Let me know your thoughts on what I’ve suggested and while you’re there, answer me this, what would you change about Battlefield 3?