No, this is not a case of someone simply posting actual footage from the Afganistan front line. Instead, it's a live-action recreation of a game of Conquest from Battlefield 3, courtesy of YouTube user, ThereIsaCanal. It's such a good recreation of what the video game offers that it rivals those "real life" Call of Duty: Black OPs commercials. You know the one I'm talking about:
As you can probably imagine, ThereIsACanal's creation was created with a much smaller budget than the CoD commercial, which, from my perspective, gives the Battlefield 3: Conquest in Real Life the leg up on its bigger budget competition. And no, I'm not trying to turn this into a CoD versus BF3 argument either. I'm just really impressed with Conquest recreation.
The sound effects in the video are the same as you would find in the BF3 game, and the inclusion of an airstrike and the first-person perspective helps the fan film a great deal. The animated tank was well done, and the dance sequence during the credits only helps this video's immense charm. Apparently, those who have seen it feel the same as well. The video has been online for seven days now, and it's already amassed over 100,000 views, with a like/dislike ratio of 5806 to 164. That's a very acceptable breakdown.
The comments reflect the quality of the fan flick as well, especially such gems like:
hahahahahaha this shit is beast xD
LMFAO this shit is fucking awesome! But I don't get why the Engineer didn't run for cover from the Tank like his team mate did? lol... Also, why is the US Assault Rifleman white?... aint the dude supposed to be a black guy??? lol
So there you have it. It's hard to argue with that kind of logic.