Battlefield 3 is expensive.
Well, Battlefield 3 is expensive if you feel like getting your hands on the whole package. With each DLC pack running you $15 apiece and five DLC planned in total, getting your hands on Battlefield: Premium, which contains all DLC, for $40 almost seems like a deal.
To those who haven't picked up Battlefield 3, EA's finally made your wait worth your while. With Battlefield 4 confirmed and on the horizon, the appeal of Battlefield 3 is beginning to dissipate. No doubt to generate renewed interest and pick up sales, EA's announced Battlefield 3: Premium Edition for $69.99. Buyers will gain access to the premium service for a little less.
Not enough to entice you? EA is also throwing in a "Multiplayer Head Start Kit", which includes "15 different weapons, gadgets, and vehicle upgrades", presumably so you won't feel too behind playing at Rank 1 while everyone else astronomically ahead of you in levels.
Battlefield 3: Premium Edition will be hitting Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this September, and is already available for preorder.
No, it just shows how overpriced the DLCs are. ;)
I've never been able to get BF3 to launch since I bought it (no, it is not minimised). I'm sure that if I cut out Origin and Battlelog I'd be able to, but there are just two many rusty links in the chain to getting the game to start reliably on all systems. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it.
Atleast their are still developers like Valve and CD Projekt that deliver free DLC. A bit of a shame too considering CD Projekt is one of the last decent developers out there and among the number 1 pirated games.
BF3 is a huge ripoff. It's best to be avoided. Hell, I bought it to play with 9 other friends. We never got to work as a team and actually spent most of our time avoiding each other because of the unlock disparities. The game would never put us on the same team or even in the same squads despite being in a party. I remember having to avoid shooting at a friend's helicopter because he didn't have flares unlocked and getting killed while trying to figure out how to revive someone (I didn't have defibs unlocked apparently). If you don't have the game by now it's best to avoid it even if they give it away for free. Go back and play that wonderful co-op mod for BF2 where you could have 92 people on a server, custom maps, and every unlock.
You're full of crap. This isn't to say EA's back-end is perfect, but it works fine mostly for me. I don't have problems with hackers. They did a far better job on BF3 than BC2.