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Submitted by FuzzyPixels 887d ago | opinion piece

Fixing Battlefield: Some Advice For DICE and EA

Dealspwn: "Right off the bat: it's clear that EA accidentally released the wrong trailer. DICE have been teasing images of boats, planes and tanks over the last week, yet subjected us to seventeen minutes of generic brown ground pounding when it came to the crunch. Obviously that was B-roll footage of a narrated developer diary destined for release in a few days' time. The real trailer naturally showed swarms of player-controlled aircraft screaming over enormous battleships, raining fire down onto well-organised squads of infantry battling for territory while tank squadrons rolled through the streets. Someone will probably get fired for that cock-up.

But the second thought was much more exasperating. Why, oh why, is Battlefield still trying to be Call Of Duty?" (Battlefield 4, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

DeadSpaced  +   886d ago
I personally don't think Battlefield is trying to be like CoD. Despite any high action moments, I still felt the realism DICE was trying to portray. CoD goes for an over-the-top explosorama.

Take out vehicles, health, and squad play, then I'd believe DICE is trying to be CoD.
secretcode  +   886d ago
That's what I think. The entire focus of Battlefield for me aside from the vehicles and health system, has to be the Class-based warfare as well as the fact you can't go out on your own and try to be Superman. You need backup. You need at least one other dude to have your back at all times to be successful. Call of Duty has yet to duplicate such an experience for me, outside of maybe the co-operative secondary modes.
seanpitt23  +   886d ago
You forgot one of the biggest things DESTRUCTION of buildings
Grap  +   886d ago
battlelog sucks. give us the old UI
Dirtnapstor  +   886d ago
This is just as tiring as the PC vs Consoles... Yes, I think BF reigns supreme when it comes to MP; but I personally love a great SP campaign also. If the guys at DICE want it, let them without the flak, I'll gladly take it! And quit the COD vs BF comparisons, it needs to die. Why should COD get all the story-glories?
Vladplaya  +   886d ago
I couldn't stand BF3 campaign more than just couple mission, what a boring generic garbage. I am sure BF4 probably won't be far from that either.
venom06  +   886d ago
WHAT A STUPID P.O.S ARTICLE... so um, yeah, Battlefield is trying to be CoD with drivable vehicle, destructible environments, BRAND NEW ENGINE, dedicated servers... GTFO with this lame article..
secretcode  +   886d ago
Just consider it a parody/humor and brush it aside and move on. Not really anything to worry about.
GABRIEL1030  +   886d ago
¿Why EA doesn't showed something different?, like a large scale battle, for example can you imagine the reaction of the fans if Battlefield 4 was ambiented in an large scenario like the D Day in normandy, with a lot of soldiers, tanks, ships and aircrafts fighting for the control of the beach in a nearly future in North Korea for example.....that would be cool, something new. But they showed a boring stage with same elements of Battlefield 3 ( Russians, the same vehicles, scenarios, color palette and weapons) with a nice effects in a powerfull PC, again a lame story and a lineal COD gameplay. DISAPOINTING...( note I love Battlefield 3 and I'm Premium and Im a fan of the series)
FuzzyPixels  +   886d ago
Battlefield 3's campaign sucked. It was a boring, derivative, vacuum devoid of personality. It was solid, I suppose, but about as middle of the road as you can get.

The MP has been nothing short of spectacular, though. This is where Battlefield has always stood apart and stood well. It's a shame that DICE and EA chose to focus on the former rather than the latter - THAT'S what the article is getting at.

Too many fanboys here saw the little COD comparison and stopped reading. Well guess what? The comparison is warranted. If EA want to take Acti on at their own game, so be it. But they'd be far better off focusing on delivering a multiplayer leviathan, and perhaps using one of the biggest brands in gaming to present a forward-thinking pricing model. For once EA could be an industry leader forging a path rather than leeching incessantly off of everyone else.

No wonder Riccitiello lost his job.

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