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Submitted by timcolwill 1051d ago | news

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.” (Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Sandmano  +   1051d ago
I wasn't shocked it was very underwhelming.
DigitalSmoke  +   1051d 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.
Ares84HU  +   1051d 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!
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DigitalSmoke  +   1051d ago
No Ares you're not imaginative enough to see whats missing, out of touch my ***.
Baka-akaB  +   1051d 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 .
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joab777  +   1051d 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?
Ares84HU  +   1051d 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.
Rivitur  +   1051d 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
brave27heart  +   1051d 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.
Dirtnapstor  +   1051d 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!
WarThunder  +   1051d 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.
juandren  +   1051d ago
^ lol wtf?
LightofDarkness  +   1051d 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.
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Ghoul  +   1051d 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 ?
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WarThunder  +   1051d 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.
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Donnieboi  +   1051d 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.
LightofDarkness  +   1051d 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.
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T2  +   1051d 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.
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Dirtnapstor  +   1051d 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.
Dirtnapstor  +   1051d 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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bunfighterii  +   1051d ago
Hahahahahahaha great article.
kevnb  +   1051d ago
critics dont matter. Just like in any form of media they are seen as pretentious douchebags not in touch with reality.
nthstew  +   1051d ago
so now critics wants it more casual..
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   1051d ago
BF2 is stll king
nolifeking  +   1051d ago
Was I suppose to not expect military action? I'm just glad it seems as if vehicles will have a role beyond "rail".
gazgriff2k12  +   1051d ago
Fancy that a critic criticizing something. I want to be able to play as barbie with a water pistol riding my little pony with built in bazookas thats innovation baby. ITS A WAR GAME get over it
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PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1051d ago
Love BF games so i was excited to see this but after watching the video i came away feeling that BF4 is going to be nothing special and the graphics were good but not mind blowing IMO i thought KILLZONE 'SHADOW FALL' looked better but that's me!!!!
T2  +   1051d ago
Kz may indeed look better but the multiplayer gets old fast.. Unlock everything in 10 -15 hours its fun but not enough variety ...
Also to prevent base rape in bf every base should have AA gun beefed up with terrain blocking major points
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pandehz  +   1051d ago
Looking really good. Hope they have some great multiplayer maps. No choke points plz. Well maybe one just in case.

Also plz give us a solid campaign. I can see it looks and feels EPIC for sure but this time I want to remember the story and empathize with the characters.
InTheLab  +   1051d ago
I can't go back to business as usual Modern shooter with Bioshock and Farcry proving that it's ok to do something else.

I'd love it if EA tried to make a Bioshock killer instead of continuing their dummy mission of beating CoD.
tdogg  +   1051d ago
I don't get you guys on the battlefield hate. Call of Duty is the same every year and they still buy it
Rivitur  +   1051d ago
So you're saying Battlefield should do the same because it translates to money for them and a lackluster experience for the consumer?
detroitmademe  +   1051d ago
BF4 is lookn nice to me, i love innovation & new features like the next guy but as its been said 1000 times new, fresh ideas aren't always a good thing, BF4 looks good & makes sense.Did anyone notice the destruction?thats wat alot of us were expecting&felt was missing from BF3.Even though BF4 might not do anything new,its stilll looking like the creme of the crop of its respected genre
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xdye017  +   1051d ago
i dont understand what the critics were expecting from a battlefield game. What new features do they want? unicorns and rainbows?
DeadlyFire  +   1051d ago
They wanted Dinosaur mode.
Ghoul  +   1051d ago
thought the same,

and they only showed 17 min of sp
we know SHIT about mp sofar.

bf3 was packed with innovation for mp games.

Blinding flashlights
suppressing fire
destructables (yes i know in badcompany too)
large scale warfare
incredible depth of unlocks
Mr-SellJack  +   1051d ago
maybe tactical equipment,more attachments for guns,more open and less linear missions for campaign,offline mp ,more action instead of the same things,interesting characters,better footage showing hints of what the mp would be like and much more including vehicles,more new features,a proper trailer not only gameplay footage and a 30 seconds reveal trailer,the level was a snore fest...BF4 is going to fail in its expectations and hype by many as BF3 disappointingly did
GABRIEL1030  +   1051d ago
I bought Battlefild 3 Premium and It's great, great multiplayer and 5 expansions¡

But the 4 is very similar to B3, the same vehicles, history, enemies and scenarios like the desert and the dunes :( . The game looks great, but It's version is 3.5.
lovegames718  +   1051d ago
lol Funny i bet most of these same ppl asking for these drastic changes jizz in their pants when they see their favorite mascot from their system being in a sequel with the same boring mechanics and gameplay lol
Imikida  +   1051d ago
Its sad that they're still stuck in their on loop. Ya action explosions are great, but I can already tell they're over doing it. I know that's one of the main aspects of battlefield, but I have a feeling its just gonna do a repeat of battlefield 3's story, boring characters with no personality. I can't even name one character from the story, I never could. I really hope this isn't the case with this one, but I doubt it.
OWWO  +   1051d ago
who the F were looked great
0neShot  +   1050d ago
Agree, it is basically more of the same BF3. The formula is exactly the same. The only difference would be consoles would be able to have a beef up of graphics and player numbers because of the next gen.
venom06  +   1050d ago
ABSOLUTELY STUPID how these same dumb idiots were slobbering at the mouth over MW3 when it was first shown and released, but when BF4 releases a new and polished engine, then its "the same old thing"... GTFO hypocrite fanboys.. READ THIS AS PROOF

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