Whenever I go onto the Battlelog or EA forums all I see is a bunch of hate and negative comments toward BF3 and it's developers, DICE. I'm not saying the game doesn't have it's issues, the posters make it out like the game is total rubbish. Well let me tell you one thing. You're wrong, very wrong. Just as a disclaimer, I love the Call of Duty series and think that the original Modern Warfare is probably the best FPS game I've ever played. I also think that Black Ops is also a quality shooter.
I've been getting a little bored with BF3 and while it's fun still to play with my Walking Dead Army brothers and sisters it would be nice to try something else for a bit. So when Infinity Ward and Steam announced that Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer would be free this weekend for PC users I jumped at the opportunity. Once I got the game downloaded and installed I jumped in on a regular TDM match. When the game started I literally thought to myself, "This feels like I'm stepping back 5 years". The game graphics are such a letdown. Much like it was when America's Army 3 came out. Plus, the game just ran horribly. Not sure if it was an issue with my rig or if the game is just terribly designed. I was baffled being that I can play BF3 is medium/high settings with a 45 FPS average. Regardless I had to turn my graphic settings down to get playable frame rates. Once I got playable frame rates I did ok for a level 1. But the whole time all I could think was just how bad the game was. It's the same argument that PC players had with MW2. No dedicated servers, one dimensional game play, antiquated graphics, horrible sound effects, player movement/physics, and no team work. I didn't expect much when I started downloading the game but this is almost criminal. How can anyone pay $60 bucks for this rubbish? I was thoroughly disgusted after 2 rounds even going 18-4 on the last round and being 2nd on the team being an level 2.
So, if you think BF3 is horrible take a moment this weekend to install MW3 and play it for a bit. You'll come to realize very quickly just how fortunate we are to have a game like Battlefield 3. There is no comparison. It trumps Modern Warfare 3 in every category. While Battlefield 3 has balance tweaks that need to be made and bugs to iron out it's a game that gives you almost everything you could ask for, modern graphics, realistic sound, team oriented game play, destructible environments, and a feel that you are actually on the battlefield. There's nothing that could be done to fix Modern Warfare 3 other than to delete it from your hard drive in anticipation for the upcoming patch that DICE will be releasing soon. Infinity Ward, take notes from Treyarch. They have the upper hand on designing Call of Duty games.