The more I hear about Battlefield 3 the more I like it! Today, we've got a hands-on with the game's co-op mode! You should be jealous of Miguel Concepcion. First, for his supernatural writing skillz, and secondly because he got to play Battlefield 3 co-op. Here's a taste of his preview:
"The third challenge was a situation that seemed ideal for a co-op game: the synchronous, multi-level infiltration. In other words, while my partner took on foes on a balcony level, I did the same on a lower level. It was fun to experiment with tactics, whether it was more efficient to focus on the enemies on their respective levels or take care of the partner's opposition since those enemies aren't focused on you. Admittedly, we did both die at least once in this area (among other sections) which speaks to the heightened challenge of Battlefield 3's co-op. When I asked executive producer Patrick Bach about the difficulty settings, he confirmed my suspicion that co-op is meant to be harder than the single-player campaign. It makes complete sense since the player would have the advantage of a (presumably) competent human partner versus typical squad AI."
Check out the rest of our Battlefield 3 co-op preview.