Poll: Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 Fight for Your Affection With Launch Trailers

I can’t think of a bigger rivalry in FPS gaming right now than the one brewing between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, each game vying for the crown of “shooter king”. Call of Duty seems confident that people will want it more because it’s Call of Duty, but Battlefield has been making a strong case for itself. Both games recently dropped their respective campaign-focused launch trailers, so we’re going to have a poll to see which one comes out on top. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s launch trailer first, then Battlefield after the jump.

While both the trailers were good, I think I’m giving my vote to Battlefield 3. Some people may cry bias, but compared to BF3, Call of Duty is really starting to show its age. As to which one will sell more, well, that remains to be seen, but if CoD came out ahead, I wouldn’t be surprise. So, now that you’ve seen both, vote!

Who has the better launch trailer?

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15 thoughts on “Poll: Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 Fight for Your Affection With Launch Trailers”

  1. Maybe it’s by virtue of being the concluding part of a trilogy but at least MW3 was able to communicate what their campaign was about beyond “3 second clips of angry people doing things” and “contextless quotes.”

    I mean, at least Bad Company 1/2 had vibrant personality.

  2. I completely agree with you, Mitch.

    The Call of Duty trailer really looks lastluster when compared with Battlefield, but it could just be all the impressive wipes and cuts.

    Damn, sure does look awefully purty though.

  3. BF3, hands down. I agree with the age thing, even GameInformer is saying that MW3 feels like a mix between a map pack and a sequel.

  4. I like how the MW3 trailer is completely full of scripted scenes and makes you wonder how much of it you’re actually part of the game, compared to how much you’re being pulled along.

    To be fair, the Battlefield 3 trailer also has its fair share of scripted scenes, which has been proven popular by the competitor. However, how many vehicles do you actually control in MW3? How much destruction in MW3 isn’t a pre-made set piece?

    A great part of the BF3 trailer was in how all the past media they released for the game, they had that remix-kinda-thing with the original theme song that was always hinting at it. But now, the song comes out in full flesh and its effect is wonderful.

  5. If it’s there something good on the MW3 trailer, that’s from SP. I would only buy it because of that.

    On the other hand, Battlefield 3 is bringing some nice graphics, awesome gameplay, 64 players games, some nice soundtrack and, apparently, some nice campaign. Seriously that song could’ve been the trailer itself. Makes me squeel.

    Yah, BF3 all the way in this one.

  6. Ugh, I fucking hate the music used in all those BF3 trailers. Solely because it hurts my ears every time I hear it I’m awarding my vote to CoD. If your going to be playing a linear FPS with scripted scenes, you may as well let Infinity Ward (even just the shell of it) do the job. VTOLs, SAS, Price and music by Hans Zimmer? MW3 has it all. Now, if I’m proved wrong by DICE’s efforts then I’ll take it all back (bar my comments on that music, I’ll forever hate it). It may just be that I’m still sore on BFBC2’s terrible single player campaign.

  7. I’ve really grown tired about that Inception tune. It’s in every single trailer. Thuuuuun, everywhere.
    I prefer my old school BF 1942 remixed. Nostalgia, man.

  8. I voted for MW3. Overall, I’m more excited about BF3’s multiplayer, and I’m not expecting much out of its single player campaign. As much as people rip on CoD these days, their campaigns are freaking roller coaster rides, and I can’t wait to experience some of those huge moments all over again. That being said, BF3 is so stinking gorgeous. I’m astounded every time I see new footage of it.

    What I really want, though, is a way to combine the single of MW3 and the multi of BF3. Can someone do that for me, please? Kthx.

  9. Battlefield all the way. I like to think of it as a cheap beer against a fine whiskey. Once you’re really in there, the experience may seem similar, but the morning after will make all the difference. A little definition between the boys and the men.

  10. battlefeild 3 for sure! mw3 got me pumped because it was cod, then i realized i already played that game. infact almost every cod for the last 4 years has been the same. battlefeild 3 gives you serious anticipation, and not just cod jitters

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