Pre-Ordering Battlefield 3: The Trigger
So Battlefield 3 is coming out on October 25th. I don't usually crowd surf the masses with a pre-order but I made an exception in this case. It didn't hurt that Amazon dangled a few carrots like free release day shipping and some game bonuses to motivate my left mouse button.
I was curious if there was a better deal out there before I pulled the trigger and being the cheap zero budget gamer I am (as in no disposable income, somethin's not gettin' paid this month) I went looking for a better deal than my otherwise unused Amazon Prime membership would offer.
I didn't find a better deal and even if I could find the game under the $59.99 price I'd still have shipping costs, etc.
Know this, I'm not one to make purchases like this lightly. Things are in a bit of a downward spiral right now so I'm desperately looking for a distraction and Battlefield 3 seems to fit the bill.
The trigger occurred when I dug a bit deeper. It seems that while the most recent "real" game in the series was Battlefield: Bad Company 2 there still wasn't a real spiritual sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2.
Yes, I know 2142 existed but that was just stupid and Bad Company wasn't an option on PC....
Not that Battlefield 2 was that big of a deal. I remember having to upgrade an entire gaming rig just to play it. One game rendered a $300 top of the line video card useless simply because Battlefield 2 (unlike its predecessor Battlefield 1942) required support for a then new shader model 3.0 in the video driver.
Imagine my surprise when I found the only co-op player mode available was little more than a hack into a single player game. Ah well, it was ok until I tried to fly something. I remember rolling back to the DC combat mod in Battlefield 1942 to compensate for the experience. Flight control was little more than a suggestion in Battlefield 2, especially in a helicopter.Continued on the next page