Critics somehow shocked as Battlefield 4 contains yet more shooting and guns

Alcoholic beverages have been angrily dashed to the ground tonight in unprecedented quantities as games critics both online and in person at the Battlefield 4 event in San Francisco expressed their shock and outrage that Battlefield 4 would be basically the same as Battlefield 3.

“I just can’t understand it,” sobbed one games writer, twisting their fedora in their hands in disbelief. “They had the chance to make something completely untested, and instead they opted to go for something that was guaranteed to make them a whole pile of money.”

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Sandmano1882d ago

I wasn't shocked it was very underwhelming.

DigitalSmoke1882d ago

I agree, i dont want more of the excact same, i want a evolved new feature packing shooter with new toys and ways to play the game.

Ares84HU1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

So what do you guys want??? An rpg?? A race simulatir?? This is Battlefield and it looks awesome. The animation is just mind blowing. Graphics look great and it does what is expected from a first person shooter.

You guys are out of tuch!

DigitalSmoke1882d ago

No Ares you're not imaginative enough to see whats missing, out of touch my ***.

Baka-akaB1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

Not really , you are indeed asking a lot from a franchise with its own tropes and trappings .

What's mostly asked from a BF title is to respect the epic scope mantra along with destruction and some semi realistic action .

To reinvent the wheel , ask someone else . Or demand it from a far more milked franchise truly needing more new blood .

I love how people around here act as if usually they got fps games with big amount of players + a wide variety vehicules and level destruction besides Battlefield .

joab7771881d ago

Like a next gen bad company sandbox style sp. It isn't gonna happen...why? Because all the innovation etc. will come in mp. And they r pretty good at that are they not?

Ares84HU1881d ago

So enlighten me please dear DigitalSmoke, what is missing?? I want to know what real imaginative people are missing that is game changing and huge. So please tell me, I'm dieing to know and find out about your amazing ideas.

Rivitur1881d ago

Walk around....horde of enemies...cinematic event....back to walking...then horde of enemies...then cinematic event...ect

Yea no they're fine in the innovation part. /s

brave27heart1881d ago

It was always going to be like Battlefield. You're not going to see a big successful IP innovate. What you get each time is an evolution of the previous game. Short of a reboot you will never see a succesful game break that formula.

Now whether you choose to accept that is up to you, but let me tell you, Cod, Fifa, Halo, Gran Turismo, Gow (Gears and God)...not one of them will be innovators. They will simply polish what has proven to be a winning formula for them. If you want innovation you have to look at new IPs, but the truth is games like Battlefield are popular because they've found a style and identity that works.

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Dirtnapstor1882d ago

"Underwhelming"? Really? I thought it was a pretty intense 17 minutes!
This game is going to be awesome! And yes, I do hope the campaign is fleshed out more so than BF3; MP will reign as usual...going to be great!

WarThunder1881d ago

As gameplay and graphics BF4 looks awesome...

but i hate the plot/story.

Its a pure USA propaganda plot. USA/NATO soldiers Heros while the rest of the world bad guys/terrorists.
The truth is the other way around.

Games are made to entertain and educated people. Not used for propaganda purpose to brainwash the youth.

I am not going to buy this game, Im not supporting propaganda US terrorism in the gaming industry.

LightofDarkness1881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )


US military operations are carried out with the approval and official backing of their government. They act legitimately on behalf of their country and its people, and are recognized by other nations as the official military of that country. That's not terrorism, that's military action.

Ghoul1881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )

"Games are made to entertain and educated people"

Entertain yes
Educate ??? hold on a second.....

you sir are clearly just hating on a game that chose the us military as the focused military for the SIngleplayer experience.

guess why ?

they have the highest technology availeable and therefore are the number one party to pick for such a game as battlefield, as you get a lot of tools and stuff to impress the gamer..

And btw you do get to play both sides of the "fictional" conflict in mp anyways.

in bf1942 you could even play the germans
in vietnam the Vietcong forces

you obviously just trying to be sepcial by taking an opposition with childish and uninformed statements.

p.s. we all know shit about the story so far so maybe inform yourself first ?

WarThunder1881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )


Your US government with Al-Qaeda kills 3000 civilians in 911 and after, the US military kills about 1 million civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan...And u say "that's military action" pathetic!

That's terrorism, and NOT military action.

Terrorism means a country/group terrorizing/killing innocent people and making fake wars.

@Ghoul, im talking about the plot(campaign/story) not the MP. Learn to read before u post your halfwit comment.

Donnieboi1881d ago

Meh im more interested in the new MGS and new MGO game. I been playing Battlefield for years and im bored now. 1st person shooters have pretty much run out of new ideas.

LightofDarkness1881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )


Not my government. I didn't say they were right in what they do, just that what they do can't be defined as terrorism:

- By distinguishing terrorists from other types of criminals and terrorism from other forms of crime, we come to appreciate that terrorism is :
ineluctably political in aims and motives
violent – or, equally important, threatens violence
- designed to have far-reaching psychological repercussions beyond the immediate victim or target
- conducted by an organization with an identifiable chain of command or conspiratorial cell structure (whose members wear no uniform or identifying insignia) and
- perpetrated by a subnational group or non-state entity.

The US commits acts of WAR, not TERROR, when their military officially acts.

Back on topic, I agree with your position on the American gung-ho brotastic shooter. I'm utterly sick of this premise, and it would be refreshing to get an opposing viewpoint every now and then.

T21881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )

@ warthunder - the US govt didnt do anything WITH al queda ... Nice try thank god u only have two bubbles...
And bf has always been about multiplayer action and so far there is nothing similar.

Dirtnapstor1881d ago


You do realize who makes the BF series yes? Propaganda or reality? You tell me. Please look up the definitions for terrorist and terrorism.
No one is speaking politics except for you... this is a game. Would it appease you if someone made a game involving airplanes and tall buildings?
Not trying to jab...just being frank.

Dirtnapstor1881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )

@ LightofDarkness

No need to be apologetic. That simply fuels the ill-informed and misguided :)
Besides, lets let games be just that: games!

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bunfighterii1882d ago

Hahahahahahaha great article.

kevnb1882d ago

critics dont matter. Just like in any form of media they are seen as pretentious douchebags not in touch with reality.

nthstew1882d ago

so now critics wants it more casual..

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