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Submitted by TheSuperior 1040d ago | opinion piece

Battlefield 4 has Done Exactly What it needs to Directly Compete with COD

The fight between which military first person shooter is the best has been something that is a popular discussion among gamers for the past few years. Battlefield and Call of Duty are by far the most popular names in this war (pun intended). Over the years Call of Duty has made itself a superpower in the industry and with Battlefield 3 gamers were shown that there was a new name in the FPS genera that was attempting to take the thrown. Since Battlefield 3, gamers take sides on which game is better; it gets to be a pretty heated discussion. One thing that is clear is Call of Duty has been the one and only front runner for years and has remained in that position to this date. 2013 marks the first year that it is possible that a change in the king of military first person shooters may arise. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

TheSuperior  +   1040d ago
I'm going to laugh at how many people are going to say the single-player in a military FPS doesnt matter. It does and Battlefield 3's sucked. Multiplayer= great singleplayer= sucked. I enjoy COD's single player and multiplayer.
Snookies12  +   1040d ago
I hated CoD's multi-player personally. All it was, was running through corridors shooting shotguns at people. At least with Battlefield there were vehicles, open maps, and destructible buildings making every match unique. On the other hand, Battlefield's single-player sucked so much, whereas CoD (at least MW's) single-player was where that game did well. They're kinda polar opposites in my eyes in that regard lol.
PopRocks359  +   1040d ago
I'm with you on that. I'm not a hue fan of CoD's multiplayer. Sadly though that's what carries the experience for much of the community. The multiplayer seems to be the driving force (Kotick once even suggested it become a paid subscription).

I'm more of a fan of the campaigns. I like the stories presented in them in the same way someone may enjoy a Michael Bay film. It's popcorn entertainment and makes for a very solid rental IMO.
B-radical  +   1039d ago
I didnt like bf3 single player either but Cod's single player is getting worse imo. Theres not enough freedom in the cod campaigns
OpieWinston  +   1040d ago
People still play CoD?
Black Ops 2 Campaign and Multiplayer were both god awful.
Black Ops 1 atleast had a good Campaign.
And I think you're the definition of a CoD Fanboy if you think Dice doesn't deliver an excellent experience in both Campaign and Multiplayer...

The only problem with Dice is that EA is a terrible Publisher, maybe even worse than Activision.

BF4 > CoD....Plain and simple.
Coltrane_C  +   1040d ago
I Love BF3 but if your think that Single Player mode was good then you are delusional.
EmperorDalek  +   1039d ago
Black Ops 2's campaign was pretty good... easily 100 times better than BF3's.
MYSTERIO360  +   1040d ago
If their able to do 1080p at 60fps for multiplayer with split screen support and a split screen for SP with a couple of bonus modes they will surpass COD for sure. COD poor hit detection and recycled gameplay experience quick wear off after a while.
SideShort  +   1039d ago
Heh, not to mention CoD seems to have ditched logic completely. I know you can't revive an engineer torn in half by a tank shell, but 5 men fighting 3000 gorilla fighters off a truck.. herm.
HammadTheBeast  +   1039d ago
CoD has no single player. It's a bravo story probably by Micheal Bay, all it has going for it are flashy set pieces.
dirthurts  +   1039d ago
I enjoyed the Battlefield 3 single player. I actually just replayed it myself.
I wish things were a little less scripted, but it's still no where near as bad as other titles lately.
GamerElite  +   1039d ago
your mom sucks more than COD
LOGICWINS  +   1040d ago
"It’s not about single-player, it’s not about multiplayer but it is about a well rounded game and that seems to be what we are seeing from Battlefield 4 as of now.

LOL, people say this every year. Battlefield has been offering a more well rounded experience than COD since its inception, but that hasn't stopped COD from outselling it every year.

Next year its going to be the SAME story all over again. Instead of pitting BF and COD against each other, why not simply hope that both games do well enough to warrant more sequels?
Ducky  +   1040d ago
"Battlefield has been offering a more well rounded experience than COD since its inception"

That's quite a feat, considering that BF games didn't always have a proper single-player component.
LOGICWINS  +   1040d ago
It's an incredible feat considering BF has embraced every aspect of war(air/ground combat etc.)
FragMnTagM  +   1039d ago

Don't forget about naval combat (hopefully). The trailer is debatable, but the prop looks like a submarine prop to me.
glennco  +   1039d ago
He isn't referring to the SP, but to the multiplayer experience.
HammadTheBeast  +   1039d ago
It's not about taking out CoD in one year with BF3, or 4, it's about slowly taking over a higher percentage of the market. They made a huge dent last year, bigger than any other game would've in the same genre. And this year, I think it'll be even bigger.
Neonridr  +   1040d ago
"Battlefield 4 has Done Exactly What it needs to Directly Compete with COD"...

by becoming an annual franchise that rehases the same things over and over..

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - the new motto of game developers
THESHAUNZY  +   1040d ago
Thats funny Battlefield didn't release last year...
MooseWI  +   1040d ago
I don't think anyone realizes that Battlefield 3 came out in 2011.
Neonridr  +   1040d ago
very late 2011, but yes, you are correct...

and it was a joke nonetheless.. it was more a slap against CoD.
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MariaHelFutura  +   1040d ago
It will be exactly 2 years when BF4 releases.
TheGrimBunny  +   1040d ago
can't wait for this!!!!!!!
-MD-  +   1040d ago
Copy/paste itself and slap a new number on the box? Sounds about right.
Father Murder X  +   1039d ago
LOL ^^^^^^
iRocket  +   1040d ago
They completely disregarded Battlefield commentators in favor of CoD commentators when inviting people to the press event where BF4 was revealed. A goddamn shame. Makes me not want to buy this game, even though it will probably be a decent singleplayer and great multiplayer. But I just don't want to give money to these kind of people. Perhaps I'll just wish it for Christmas or my birthday? But even then they would get money indirectly because of me.
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oof46  +   1039d ago
They didn't disregard Battlefield youtube commentators. Popular ones like Lvlcap and RivaLFactor were there (don't know if I got the spelling right), it's just that they also invited a bunch of CoD youtube commentators.

For the core Battlefield community, this may be seen as selling out, but we have not seen the multiplayer yet and what it will be. While I prefer a Bad Company single player style campaign, I will give DICE the benefit of the doubt on what they are trying to do with Bf4's single player.
Psychotica  +   1040d ago
Only thing I liked about Black Ops more than Battlefield 3 was that Black Ops had the combat training mode that my son and I played together. Hoping Battlefield 4 has done the same, I couldn't care less about the story mode.
glennco  +   1039d ago
That is the point isn't it. It is all about the personal experience and the perceived value of the purchase.
Coach_McGuirk  +   1040d ago
almost there, just needs a tad more selling out
Kurt Russell  +   1039d ago
Explain your comment please. Examples will back up your statement.
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Coach_McGuirk  +   1039d ago
if you need examples then you haven't been paying attention.
linkkjm  +   1039d ago
I've ditched both. Arma III is where it's at.
Saryk  +   1039d ago
If Battlefield 4 was like Battlefield 2, you would never see me again!
SKUD  +   1039d ago
I'm afraid those days are gone. In fact, I'm not sure how much more MP features their gonna remove when compared to BF2 MP. Battlefields evolution has been ruined thanks to the bad company series.
venom06  +   1039d ago
if the next CoD game doesn't have DEDICATED SERVERS and a new ENGINE then they're pretty much seriously pissin on their fanbase... (and no, that thing Activision showed is not going to be a new engine used for MW4, its too realistic for the arcadey, cartoony, slap-stick gameplay of CoD)
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1039d ago
Battlefield 4 will be just a copy-and-paste of Battlefield 3 in terms of content and visuals....

EA ruined yet another franchise.
hobohunterz  +   1039d ago
It's funny because if you have bf3 on pc and go to expansions bf4 is listed under the expansions for bf3, that pretty much sums it up right there
Drainage  +   1039d ago
bf4 is a no budget game. selling you bf3 again. 120 bucks instead of 60. good business strategy EA. good profits
isyourhouseonfire  +   1039d ago
COD has already set itself in stone as the great shooter of all time. I'll buy BF4 because I love shooters but we need to stay honest here: it cannot complete with COD. The end.
glennco  +   1039d ago
Great seller, not game. It is bought by casual gamers who buy 1 or 2 games a year, don't read gaming blogs and just go by what they see around the place e.g. adverts. They assume it is the best because it is the most popular. That is like saying transformers is a great movie because it did well at the box office.

BF offers CoD plus so much more. CoD is boring both SP and MP and has been since the milking began. They know it will sell whether they improve it or not. Every new BF improves greatly on the last and CoD has not improved at all. Vehicles and destruction make all the difference. What does CoD have??? more players, that is it. It is an arcade shooter.
Zha1tan  +   1039d ago
Pick your poison at this stage.

Battlefield is just as garbage as COD at this point, trailer was like a terrible Micheal bay action flick.

Only reason as usual why dumb people liked it was due to its graphics.
BF4Blogger  +   1039d ago
While I'm somewhat excited to experience BF4 on my new PC (since I have BF3 on Xbox), I'm not as thrilled about it as I would have been had they announced a 2142 re-make. As the very best version of the BF franchise, it's a shame it's received no love to this point.

In watching the promo footage, I can see some of the elements from MoH:WF that made that game great and notice how seamlessly they've been incorporated into BF4's mechanics. The game looked pretty fluid and the graphics were sharp. One can only hope for a truly immersive experience on both the single and multi player sides.

I don't think that a new BF was necessary given that BF3 is still somewhat fresh (EG was just released last month!) and is still going strong. Given that BF2 still has solid play and the game is 7+ years old, I think BF4 is a bit premature. I'm not all that surprised though given how it's all about competing with the CoD benchmark. Sadly though, in doing so, the deep and engaging game that is Battlefield becomes somewhat watered down and little more than a prettier clone with vehicles.
x800  +   1039d ago
Lol you guys need to stop acting like 12 year olds about which is a good game which is bad they were both good sp and mp games and unique.
TheSurg  +   1039d ago
I for one want a really good next gen WW2 title. Something like old call of duties or medal of honor...something with emotion and music like arnhem from MOH
Skip to 2:15
I still remember playing those titles...ahh the memories!
Todays shooters are awesome for multiplayer but SP is just too hollywood hardcore american soldier super hero fantasy lens flare everywhere crap.
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LAWSON72  +   1039d ago
Making the same exact game with the same engine with a few tweaks and giving both the engine and game a new number. Color me impressed.
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jocomat9  +   1039d ago
IM excited for bf4 because i platted bf3. But never really got to fully enjoy it because of the little input lag that was always still there. I also think dice should have made a better Jet level where you actually flew the aircraft and fought AI enemies. That way you could practice and lets face it. It would be so much more fun.

ps also getting it on ps4 with no ram limitations like ps3.
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iizMonterZ_  +   1039d ago
Battlefield sucks.. too many noob vechiles its gets annoying.. it would be alot better if the maps weren't so damn big and that the vechiles had to be unlocked or only on certain maps. The guns in both games are good. graphcis are great. never play story mode. Call of duty is the best FPS right now. But with Rainbow Six:Patriots in developing and Battlefield 4 one of those can easily take it down.

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