I haven’t played Battlefield 3’s multiplayer for quite some time. It’s not because it is inherently a bad game but there are some key design and polish issues that keep it from having the longevity and vibrancy that I saw in Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s multiplayer.
The lack of full fledged destruction affects replay value but it is the framerate that I find a bit off putting. It’s not quite 30 FPS at all times and after playing Black Ops II, the difference in consistent smoothness is noticeable. I can still play and if there was any reason to drop in and play a few rounds, I can do it and will play well. I just choose not to.
It is also wildly inconsistent with its visual make up unlike Bad Company 2. Certain textures looked incredibly muddy up close while others were fine. Again the lack of consistency hurts the overall product.
These complaints of consistency were always there but with the advent of new consoles and Battlefield 4. I can finally look forward to a superior Battlefield experience. With that in mind, I think it’s time to trade it in.