One of the most under-appreciated perks in MW3 is one of the most valuable for everyone to master!
So, Valentine’s Day is this coming Tuesday. It is in that spirit that I give you all an early gift of digital carnage.
PS – Don’t forget to support your local florist and chocolate shop. Unless you are a Noob without a sig other… In which case you are welcome to show us some love and donate. 🙂
Both of these take some time to learn, but you will be glad you did.
When you play Battlefield 3 the first thing you will notice is that it is a fairly realistic game for the most part. While it isn’t ARMA 2 – it is still a great game for some more ‘paced’ action than Call of Duty’s high octane, ADD/Arcade shooter modes.
The next thing most people notice is the presence of vehicles in Battlefield 3. The vehicles are awesome and if you can master them you will be amazing at this game. However, if you are driving a jeep or anything with open windows or ‘open air’ available to be shot through – you are a target. Not only are you a target…
You are MY TARGET. I love the recon class and DICE (the creator of Battlefield’s Online Mode) understand that snipers aren’t front lines warriors; they are laying low and taking sure shots that no one else really could. In this case you see me as a recon class with an SV98 Sniper Rifle…
The video will walk you through how to snipe a jeep jockey and make what is difficult a little easier and more enjoyable… For snipers anyway.
*NOTE – After this video was made, DICE has released TWO Updates/Patches (the first allows you to now get into a jet from the ground. Beware, players can still spawn into them – so your best bet is still to spawn into a jet if you want one!
Am I a terrible pilot? Not really.
Am I a terrible fighter pilot? Yes.
This video explains how you can actually get into and fly a jet in Battlefield 3.
For those that are new to gaming it is vital that you learn a few things about how the schedule of a hardcore gamer works. This will allow you to understand much more in gaming than simply how to play a certain game, but when to play a certain game.
The first quarter of a new year is usually the most dead time of the year for any game to be released. It is easily observed that most of the biggest titles to be released come some time in the months leading up to the celebration of commerce we commonly know as Christmas. Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Arkham City…the list goes on. However, there is a nice part about this for people that are casual gamers or maybe even what we (super-nerdy, ‘hardcore’ gamers) call Christmas Noobs (people that just got the game for Commerce Day and still don’t fully know some of the important factors of the game —– aka, NoobTubeTV’s Target Audience)
With the lacking amount of top-tier (popular) titles being released during the worst retail months of the year (January-April) you will have a lot of time to learn how to fine-tune your skills in games like Call of Duty. Not to mention the fact that these are typically the worst weather months of the year as well and you may have some other reasons to hang out in the recliner, couch or sticky bean bag chair in your dorm room.
Just remember, it isn’t a crime to be a noob and like Will Hunting – it’s not your fault… it’s not your fault… it’s not your fault.
If you aren’t crying like Matt Damon right now, please keep your attention on NoobTubeTV.com for more updates on games and what we are referring to as Gamer Etiquette – the one thing lacking so much online that it is a pandemic that has infected 85% of online gamers.
A few weeks ago we talked about the concept of quick-scoping and the whole idea behind the ‘great mystery’. Today we have released some videos that cover exactly how to do it and also a bit of feedback on why it isn’t the best strategy to use if you want to win matches in Call of Duty. The first video is a walkthrough of the concepts behind quick-scoping (including aim-assist) in Call of Duty.
The second video is a brief montage (without awesome music). It is followed by an explanation of how and why quick-scoping isn’t effective for much more than making a show. While montages are pretty awesome (we have our own here, and will continue to make them), there is also the goal of ‘winning’ when you play a game and that should supersede any sort of desire to look cool when your KDR is less than 1.00.
In the annual iteration of holiday shooter games, this year we have two main competitors.
If you are trying to decide which game to get this holiday season this is going to be a quick run-down of how you can break down which game is more to your taste.
Single Player/Story –
Both games revolve around the current struggle against terror networks. That said, both are very linear (not much adventuring around other than going exactly where they want you to go). The difference comes in the actual ‘length of the game’ –
Call of Duty (on Veteran Difficulty) took me 8+ hours of gameplay to beat. Probably closer to 12 if you include the multiple times I turned off the system without properly using the ‘Save and Exit’ option in the Pause menu.
Battlefield (on Hard) is quite a bit shorter and doesn’t leave a lot of room for the player to do anything than go to a new waypoint.
– Story Winner = Call of Duty
Multi-Player (Online) – (Please note, Battlefield 3 (if bought used) needs a $10 online pass for multi-player/online play. If bought new, it should come with a code to be entered without further charge)
This is the dividing factor amongst ‘hardcore’ gamers. Each game is so drastically different in it’s given modes that they really can’t be compared fairly in that manner. The best way to describe the differences is by using an automobile analogy.
Call of Duty MW3 – is a flashy, high-end sports car that takes corners as fast as possible in hopes of getting every ounce of juice out of the engine. That said, it is simply FASTER than Battlefield. If you don’t like having to make snap decisions (in which I really mean reflex responses) you won’t like CoD multiplayer – simple as that.
Modern Warfare 3 has multiple game modes that offer you all sorts of different objectives. While most of these modes devolve into glorified ‘Deathmatches’ you can usually finish a couple rounds in less than 10 minutes.
Battlefield 3 is a luxury car that is meant to be driven methodically and with care. Everything about this game (minus the vehicles) is slower than Modern Warfare 3. It starts with game modes. There are many fewer modes to choose from in BF3 than MW3. However, where they lack in modes they make up for in depth and scale… these maps are HUGE. This means you have a lot of options of how to approach each match, but you better be ready to invest 25-30 minutes for each match. Depending on who you are playing with/against it could take even longer to get a match finished.
BF3 doesn’t depend as much on reflexes as it does on well planned strategies and mastery of your favorite weapons/vehicles. If you noticed in the MW3 write up, there aren’t any vehicles for you to get into and do with what you will. There are kill streak rewards that can last upwards of 30 seconds, but BF3 has something much more intriguing, vehicles from the start. You can drive a tank, fly a helicopter or even take an off-road trip around the map running enemies over. In the words of the movie Scarface, “The World Is Yours”.
Battlefield 3 – While it might sound strange, these games actually ‘handle’ differently. When aiming a weapon in Battlefield, it feels like you are actually lifting a weapon that has some sort of weight. It is slower and actually incorporates what I call ‘momentum aiming’. It doesn’t take a long time to get used to this style of aiming, but it will feel show to those that are more accustomed to Call of Duty games.
Battlefield also incorporates a form of animation that adds realism but takes away from overall speed when playing the game. You tend to get stuck on corners and walls in close quarters in BF3. You also hurdle and climb things more slowly, albeit more ‘realistically’.
Modern Warfare 3 – Guns aim where you move them to and if you use high sensitivity controls you will be able to move and aim so quickly it might make you go into some sort of epileptic seizure, or just throw up from motion sickness. However, the guns don’t seem to have as much weight as BF3. You can aim and shoot a .50 calibur sniper rifle as quickly as a sub-machine gun.
If you take into account the motion and movement as well, MW3 tends to have much less, if any vertical movement when running. As far as jumping over walls or barriers, it is more like you simply ascend them with no hurdling animation – this makes movement much faster. If you include the ‘Perk’ system, it adds a much more arcade feel to this game where your character is more powerful in certain ways. This includes running faster, aiming faster and being more accurate.
These games are so different for being about the same type of modern combat but if you know three things about your gaming preference, you can make a decision before you even play a single second of either game.
- Do you prefer fast (MW3) or slow (BF3) gameplay?
- Do you prefer long, objective-based(BF3) or short, deathmatch (MW3) matches?
- Are you more invested in single-player (Call of Duty) or multiplayer/online (this is really a toss-up because MW3’s online community is so vast)?
Happy Holiday Hunting!