By: BatRastered Mar 7, 2012 | 1 Comments
Still no news of the fabled patch, but 3 new expansion packs were just announced the first of which lands this June. So get your trigger fingers ready!
The three new expansion packs are:
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters — In Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, players are dropped into a frantic, infantry-only theatre of war. Frostbite 2 high definition destruction makes the environment come alive as everything from furniture to plaster gets shot to pieces. Players will feel the intensity of the world exploding around them as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor, while tight level design and vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment. Battlefield 3: Close Quarters also introduces new weapons, assignments and unique dog tags to bring back to the base game.
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill — Following the tight infantry gameplay of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3: Armored Kill that ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new driveable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault, including the biggest map in Battlefield history.
Battlefield 3: End Game — The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.
Close Quarters ships in June, while Armored Kill will ship sometime this fall. No word on when End Game will be released and still no word on when we'll get the patch to fix some of the bugs and balance issues that have been plaguing the multiplayer.
We should see the first gameplay videos from Close Quarters next week.
Zombies and an additional 7 hours of gameplay for 10 bucks. Braaaaaaaaaaaains!
Borderlands may have been the surprise hit of the year in 2009. While I'm not a fan of paying for DLC so close to the release of a game, I can say that an extra 7 hours of play (co-op no less) for 10 bucks actually represents a pretty solid value these days.
There are new enemies to fight (zombies), though the main difference between them and the human raiders from the main game is that the zombies have no shields and tend to attack in swarms. (This make fire and blast elemental weapons particularly effective.) There are a few other new creatures such as the wereskags and some bat like creatures that take place of the flying rakk.
The new area (Jakob's Cove) is quite large, so much so that it was a bit dissapointing that you couldn't fast travel between the new areas that were in it. It doesn't appear that any new weapons or weapon types were added for this expansion (at least we didn't come accross any).
The humor from the main game is here, and is even turned up a notch with some laugh out loud moments when coming accross some of the characters.
If you enjoyed playing through the original quests, you should definitely pick this up, with the same caveat I'd give the full game; it's much more fun to play co-op online than alone.
Verdict: Buy it (or should I say, download it).
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