Totally awesome game! There's a HUGE amount of potential and we have thus far only been playing a test version
. EA/DICE wanted to see how their server backend would cope and to fiddle with the netcode. For once I believe them when they say the game on release will be much better.
It will not disappoint on the PC when it's released. At least not spectacularly. There will be niggles and plenty of them though. Some of them could be huge but unless something seriously goes wrong they will not condemn the game to bargain bin oblivion. As ever though, it will take a long time to optimise the game - it always does with a game like this. The biggest failing of DICE/EA in my experience has been supporting the game properly. There were so many things they could have done to fix previous games in the franchise but they are always moving forward and seem only to care about the bottom line. However, they do deliver a good if not flawed game so I feel very strongly the game - judging by what I've seen on the PC so far - will be epic!
Believe me, I know my Battlefield series and after playing the Caspian Border map (on PC) we are going to be in for a treat. I actually really enjoy playing the Metro map too. I think it's damn good actually. I fail to understand why people like you seem to hate it so completely on the console but I have not even played it at all so wouldn't judge beyond what we already know. I can't speak for the console version but basing your opinion on the game as a whole with just 10 minutes play time is just silly. Okay, so maybe the style of game isn't for you but then you never gave it a chance.
You follow your natural reaction to switch off a game after no time at all and I've said it before and will say it again, you REALLY OUGHT to give games like Battlefield 3 a fighting chance. So, you may not have the patience to play a buggy beta but I think you'd actually really enjoy the game if - for once - you just knuckled down and really gave it the length of time needed to finally see what it's all about. It takes a little while but once it crystalises in your mind, you won't likely want to play anything else in the online military shooter genre for a while. Trust me. You'd thank me too. But I feel I'd have to come round to your place and tie you to your chair or something.
I'd urge you to buy the game unreservedly if you had the stomach to use your PC for gaming. Otherwise wait and see if the console version improves. The only way EA/DICE could fail is in not delivering a much improved version for the console crowd. As far as the PC is concerned it's gonna be a win and a BIG ONE
at that. I'm gonna have to qualify my confidence in the game by stating that I'd like to see how many maps are coming our way. I'm sure there will be loads of expansion packs for this. It's probably a shame DICE won't support external modding but then that's not unusual these days.