BF3: Se(r)vering Ties…
The following might seem like bitter bullshit, but it isn’t. I’ll never saying anything bad about BF3′s gameplay. It’s one of the best games I have ever played. And for the most part, the brief ride has been enjoyable. Like I’ve stated many times here at TDCS, my gaming budget is limited. Had I known BF3 would turn into a fee to play business model, I would never have considered the purchase.
Recent events lead me to believe it is time to cut my loses.
THIS IS INTERESTING
A few days ago, I looked up the trade-in value of BF3 on amazon. It was $20. Today it is $10. In a matter of days the trade-in value dropped $10. Coincidence?
Black Ops trade-in value is $15. I popped BO in the other day and the lag is just as bad as it ever was. The game is unplayable for me. Weird how BO is worth more than BF3, eh?
TIME TO MOVE ON
Normally I would never consider trading in a game. It’s just a bad deal all around. But, like I said, my gaming budget is limited and today I saw Fallout 3 GOTY edition for under $20. I love Fallout 3, it is the first game I played on my 360 and I always planned to add it to my collection. I’ve never played any of the DLC, and never finished exploring the world because I finished the main quest-line too soon.
BF3 is a bitter disappointment now. We all know EA is not to be trusted. They’re too big for their own britches. I thought DICE would be a bit more dependable but now the trust is gone there as well. I think I may have had my fill of the MP shooter scene. Like I’ve said, how long before they start charging you for the ammo?
I don’t know. I’ll mull it over over the weekend.
Bitter, bitter disappointment.
EDIT: (later that evening, in the Batcave…) I mulled. I’ve decided to pull my horse out of this race. Monday, BF3 is on its way back to Amazon where it will undoubtedly sit with God knows how many other copies of BF3 in that sad, lonely pile of used games no one wants. The fact that it went from $20 to $10 in a couple of days can only mean that quite a few people are trading it in. Will EA make more money off of me if someone purchases an on-line pass? Maybe. Or maybe they’ll do their research and see what a rotten deal it is, paying for on-line pass to play on rented servers…
I hate that my BF3 experience ended on such a horrible note. C’est la vie. I certainly will not trust DICE again. EA is a tougher call. I’ve never trusted them but I’m partial to some sports games–most notably NHL–and unfortunately EA has the monopoly on those. FIFA 12 is the last EA game I will buy new. I’ll try to pick up NHL 12 (or 13 at a much later date) used when it becomes a bargain. I don’t play sports titles on-line so I’m not worried about that, they won’t get any money from me for any on-line passes. EA screwed up on-line competitive gaming in its sports titles the moment they started selling unlockables that have an affect on gameplay.
I could have bought Skyrim instead of BF3. I’d still be enjoying Skyrim right now if I had. All is not lost, I get a game I’ve always wanted out of the deal and the money I had set aside for the BF3 DLC is available now for something else. I’m thinking Arkham City GOTY.
I’ll keep in touch with the friends I met through BF3. Me and malteser can play some Merseyside Derbys (it’s a scouser thing) and I’ll just have to find another MP game to play with chad, erock and redout.
Still a bit sad my otherwise great BF3 experience ended in such a way. Corporations suck big jobs.
Posted on May 12, 2012, in Battlefield, Gaming, Shooters, Xbox 360 and tagged Battlefield, Battlefield 3, BF#, Daniel Matros, DICE, Electronic Arts, Fallout 3 GOTY, Official DICE servers, rented servers, servers. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.