Battlefield 3 is the eleventh installment in the franchise of FPS games featuring 20th-21st century warfare.
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Story & Themes
Although the games do include campaign storylines, Battlefield's real strength is in its multiplayer. Vehicular combat, teamwork, strategic movement, and large-scale battle scenarios are the norm. There is also a special mode in some of the games called Commander Mode, during which players gain an RTS-like bird's eye view of the map and ability to control different units.
Parents should use this opportunity to really address online play and make sure kids a) feel safe and respected, and b) are engaging in respectful repartee with others.
- Do you think these battles are realistic? Is this what real ground warfare would feel like?
- Do you think there is any danger of (in fictional battle settings) these powers actually engaging in war?
- How does this intense adrenaline rush make you feel? Do you ever get anxious after playing Battlefield, or are you more relaxed?
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