Reviews for Battlefield 3: Close Quarters (EU)
Call of battlefieldrjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This DLC adds 4 new Call Of Duty style maps which encourage faster paced gameplay and frantic battles which deviates from the usual large maps that BF3 tends to offer. The new game modes also copy CoD style modes. If you like CoD get this DLC!
Up Close & PersonalOri0n87 | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all Ori0n87's reviews »
Close Quarters takes a break from the Battlefield norm, confining the battle to smaller, massively destructable maps featuring a skyscraper roof, with a news helicopter with the brightest search light imaginable, an office building with an underground carpark, full of explosions and non-stop car alarms, a castle with a water feature and cellars, normally laced with C4 and an industrial complex, featuring multiple levels, bridges and long falls if you time your jump badly. CQ was a very touchy subject for a lot of veterans of the Battlefield franchise, a game based around large scale combat. Its enclosed, meatgrinder feel wasn't to everyones taste. DICE/A were clearly trying to tempt in some of the CoD/CS crowd and it worked. Whilst I mostly play Battlefield for the scale and possibilities, as an ex-competitive CoD player, CQ added that ability to play a Battlefield style game mode, but on a small(ish) map. It enables you to jump onto Battlefield for a quick match, instead of being pulled into a drawn out battle. The (almost) fully destrucable map elements added a dynamic feel to the maps; camping became harder as the plaster walls you're hiding behind suddenly becp,e swiss cheese when you've been rumbled. It created a fast paced game with (somewhat) limited camping opportunities. The fast flag cap resulted in groups roaming flag to flag, creating a very mobile and ever changing match. Whilst admittedly not a traditional Battlefield set up, Close Quarters is great if you just fancy a quick, kill'em all fight with Battlefields great graphics and feature set.
Only 75/100 as after the amount I've played it, its grown a bit weary
This is Battlefield not Call of DutyHunork | July 30, 2013 | See all Hunork's reviews »
You no longer have to worry about that Battlefield 3 along with its Close Quarters has become a better copy of the Modern Warfare 3. Close Quarters brings a very different gaming experience that is not for everyone, but the fact that the game's massive multiplayer now possess more of its pleasant possibilities is undeniable. Those of you addicted to tanks and planes should pass Close Quarters and await more open-ended maps in the upcoming additions.
Call of Battlefieldsanyi777 | Sept. 15, 2012 | See all sanyi777's reviews »
Close Quarters is a Call of Duty like expansion for Battlefield 3. It's a great dlc for you if you like team deathmach in the vanilla Battlefield. The "HD destruction" is fantastic on the maps, and the new game modes like Gun Master, and Conquest Domination makes Close Quarters highly recommended if you like CoD's gameplay.
Good map, but very far from Battlefield stylepanz3r88 | Sept. 9, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
In the Close Quarter pack the developer have decided to release some maps where the gameplay is similar to its rival Call of Duty: the maps are really small and enemies are always behind the corner. If you play these maps you will pass most of your time with a shotgun. The good point of this expansion is that all maps have the same characteristics, so if you don't like this type of gameplay you can avoid to buy this pack. In the end the maps are well done and fun, but far from Battlefield 3 gameplay, because maps are really too small and there are no wehicles
Really nice.jeyko | Aug. 18, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »
BF3 : Close Quarters adds four new maps, ten new weapons and two new game modes. And they are brilliant! Even though BF3's huge open maps are arguably better, the Close Quarter maps are nice. Sure, they do not add anything to be excited about, but are a nice addition. I am looking forward to the new content DICE will be bringing us after this!
Destruction.maciej2601 | Aug. 18, 2012 | See all maciej2601's reviews »
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is the second major expansion to the excellent shooter Battlefield third The addition expands the multiplayer enriching it primarily on four new maps for a maximum of 32 players and additional weapons. Impressive exchange of fire on the small, but specifically made boards provides engine Frostbite 2.0. This is in addition to the third Battlefield
Close Quarters good?Fatbubba | Aug. 13, 2012 | See all Fatbubba's reviews »
Whether you'll like Close Quarters depends on what you are looking for.
Are you just looking for new maps to play the good old Battlefield gameplay on? Then look away, as Close Quarters does not offer the traditional modes on these new maps.
Instead you get Gun Master and Conquest Domination. The first is basically a race of killing others with a large variety of mandatory weapons till you get to the last kill which has to be done by knife as seen in the Counter-Strike series. Conquest Domination takes some hints from the traditional conquest modes, but falls short by limiting your spawn options and the small scale of the new maps. In total it just doesn't feel like Battlefield, and does not appeal to me in the way that the original modes and maps do.
It's too bad because the maps do look really good. If only they were bigger. Maybe the next DLC, Armored Kill will give me what I'm looking for as long as they give me the traditional modes besides the newly announced King of the Hill mode.