This kind of game probably goes a long way in justifying the likes of Origin and Steam for their automated game patching systems.
Patches for Battlefield games? Well, it's almost as if patches were invented for the series. There must have been about 6 for BF1942 and BF2. Well, no need for a history lesson but let's say there are bound to be about a million little fixes for BF3.
Yeah, I commented about the AA guns in the beta. They are rubbish as they are. Don't forget the vehicles have unlocks just as personnel do and a lot of them at that. That said, I wouldn't expect it'll make much difference. Having watched some Youtube videos, it does look like the stinger missiles have a good impact on helos at least though their effect might be a bit too aggressive it seems.
I don't care for much of the console-ification of the game with all the graphics added explaining things either. I would have liked to have seen larger text for when you type messages into the console thing, it's really hard to see what's going on. Guess that might not be such a bad thing really as I should be paying more attention to what's actually going on on the battlefield.
Massive flag capture area, I agree. I've been playing BF1942 lately (yes really!) and the capture area is very large there too but because there is so much less foliage and the playing area is pretty bare in the main, it's much easier to see who's holding up your capture. The increased foliage and hiding spots is really a game changer but hopefully we'll get used to it.
I would love to have the opportunity to go into games companies' headquarters and sit down with them to let them know how I think they could improve their games. Trouble is for a short window, once they've got a game published that's it, they move onto the next money earner and that's it, you're stuck with a game with loads of little niggling problems and they all add up to be a much bigger sore point with those actually playing the game. I agree that menus and end game summaries and the like should be much better designed, it's a real shame to see the screens dumbed down and lacking information.
Anyway, my copy should be getting here soon. Today. Tomorrow? I am eager to play. I paid for first class delivery and I expect it'll be no better than the free one Amazon do. Expletive!