The Battlefield 3 End Game DLC has been out for a few weeks now, and if you’re still unsure whether to get the new content, these reviews might help you make up your mind. End Game is of course free to all Premium members, but for those who aren’t part of Premium, you’ll have to fork over $15 bucks for the DLC. And so far, it seems that End Game is worth the money, because many are calling it the best DLC Battlefield 3 has seen to date. And it should be, as it’s the very last DLC Battlefield 3 will see. Check out several video reviews of End Game after the break. READ ON »
The vast majority of gaming publications have released their Battlefield 3 reviews, and so far they’ve been overwhelmingly positive, getting near-perfect scores from many publications. We thought of doing a Battlefield review ourselves, but what’s the point? It would become the most biased review out there
Here’s a run-down of the Battlefield 3 reviews so far:
There have been some unfortunate developments with EA Norway and the way they’ve been handling access to Battlefield 3 review copies. According to Norway’s top news outlet, NRK, EA has withheld review copies of Battlefield 3 to reviewers whom they thought would give the game a bad score. A number of Norwegian gaming outlets, including popular ones like Gamer.no, have been refused review copies of Battlefield 3 due to their review scores of past Battlefield games.
Furthermore, EA inquired potential reviewers of Battlefield 3 to see whether they were Call of Duty fans, whether they played the beta and if they were frustrated with the beta. You can see the full list of questions above.
EA’s actions in this case have been criticized by Norway’s top journalists, like Gunnar Bodahl-Johansen from Norway’s School of Journalism, calling EA’s actions “unacceptable”, adding, “It is a sad situation for both EA and game journalism that it appears that this is normal.”
EA has been quick to issue an apology, with EA Norway marketing manager Oliver Sveen saying “this should not have been sent out. We have made a mistake and we apologize. This is not something that neither should have happened earlier or what we intend to continue”.