Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand in internationalen Tests - Wertungsübersicht zum neuen Battlefield 3-DLC
Back to Karkand für Battlefield 3 im Test: Die ersten internationalen Reviews zu Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand sind da und wir bieten euch eine Übersicht mit einigen Test-Berichten zum DLC. Seit letzter Woche sind die Mehrspieler-Karten auch für Xbox 360 und PC erhältlich.
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand im Test internationaler Magazine und Webseiten: Seit der letzten Woche spielen auch Xbox 360-Besitzer den neuen DLC "Back to Karkand" für Battlefield 3. Jetzt sind erste internationale Reviews zum Battlefield 3-Mappack aufgetaucht, die wir euch unterhalb dieser Zeilen im Überblick präsentieren. PS3-Spieler durften bereits am 6. Dezember das Battlefield 3-Back to Karkand-Mappack herunterladen. Neben zusätzlichen Waffen und Fahrzeugen dürft ihr auch die neuen Maps Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula, Strike at Karkand und Wake Island in Battlefield 3 spielen.
Die klassischen Mehrspieler-Karten stammen aus früheren Battlefield-Spielen und wurden für Battlefield 3 für die Frostbite 2 Engine samt Destruction 3.0 aufgepeppt. Besitzer der Limited Edition von Battlefield 3 dürfen sich den DLC kostenlos aus dem PlaySation Network oder via Xbox Live herunterladen. Käufer der Standard-Edition erhalten Battlefield 3 "Back to Karkand" für knapp 15 Euro im PSN und 1.200 Microsoft Points via Xbox Live. Alle Infos zum neuen DICE-Shooter findet ihr auch auf unserer Battlefield 3-Themenseite.
gamingtruth.com – 9,75 / 10
This is exactly what an expansion pack should be. Not only did DICE add a slew of maps, but also added tons of subtle game play additions. The team took their time deciding which vehicles to add to which maps and it definitely shows because from day one, there was a definite overall flow to the game play. Traditional to DICE's reputations, no stone was left unturned, and no bug was left unchecked. Gaming industry, first-person shooters in particular, look at what DICE is doing with DLC this is exactly what gamers are looking for and willing to pay for. The only gripe I have is some of the maps have been altered from their Battlefield 2 state so much that they play differently all together. However, if you never played Battlefield 2 then you will not even notice because the maps are fun.
computerandvideogames.com – 9 / 10
Back to Karkand's maps are tried-and-true classics, and BF3's tech brings plenty of thunder. It's a bit on the expensive side, however.
eurogamer.net – 9 / 10
Paid or free, as map packs go, Back to Karkand is hard to fault. The maps themselves are excellent, tried and trusted classics that (Wake Island's diminished scope aside) have been thoughtfully reconstructed for modern FPS play. Conquest Assault is a fine game mode and a welcome addition to the playlist roster, and while the new vehicles and weapons are unlikely to bowl you over with their originality, it's hard to quibble when they're essentially bonus extras. If you play Battlefield 3 online, you'll already have downloaded Back to Karkand. The good news is that it's well worth paying the extra to actually play it.
nowgamer.com – 9 / 10
The four maps are all classics and by updating little more than the visuals and tweaking them to better work within Battlefield 3, DICE has managed to replicate those classic designs with enough tweaks to make them worthwhile.
In fact, it's clear a lot of effort has gone into readjusting these maps and making them better than ever before – even with the divisive changes to Wake Island. The additional content is just the icing on the cake.
Of course, there's no sidestepping the fact that these are old maps. If you're paying for this – and some of you may have to – then you might want to evaluate just how much you play Battlefield 3 online. For everyone else, the maps and additional content will slide nicely into the existing game.
digitalbattle.com – 9 / 10
Overall, Back To Karkand is an awesome add-on for Battlefield 3, especially if you're getting it for free. Some of the maps, like Wake Island, felt noticeably smaller than their original counterparts, and the new vehicles, besides the F35 jet, don't feel like enough to justify a $15 price tag. But the maps, the Battlefield gameplay, and the new weapons are just what Battlefield 2 veterans need.
metro.co.uk – 7 / 10
So of course the big question is this: is Back To Karkand worth it? In real terms probably not, but compared to the appalling value for money that most other downloadable content represents it's not half bad. But of course it's impossible to be definitive about such a thing as it not only depends on whether you've played Battlefield 2 before, but also whether you want to do so again with better graphics. In Short: An odd mixture of the classic and the inessential, but there's no arguing over the quality of at least three of the maps in this relatively content rich download.
3newz.co.nz – ohne Wertung
By far the best addition which Back to Karkand has brought though is the massive list of bug fixes [Anm. d. R. – Battlefield 3-Patch-Infos]. Yes, 2gb is a massive patch download and yes my internet cap will be busted for the next month, but I don't care – I'm busy working on my tan in the Arab desert.