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Submitted by Barry_Burton_84 622d ago | opinion piece

Why the Battlefield 4 reveal is a disappointment

PSU.com's Paul Kelly writes:

"I'm a fan of the series and have enjoyed every one I've played, but I have never placed importance on a good single player campaign. Battlefield is a multiplayer franchise and I'm expressing my disappointment on what has been shown but also highlighting any points which fill me with hope for the game." (Battlefield 4, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

FATAL1TY  +   622d ago
BF3.4 DLC!
Tvensky  +   622d ago
Why the Battlefield 4 reveal is a disappointment
its just not WW2 like in good old days! :)

but its not a disappointment, I had.. have a great time on BF3!
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ATi_Elite  +   622d ago
Why the Battlefield 4 reveal is a disappointment
They didn't have any cool music like the BF3 teaser trailer and that cool reverb sound.

No great teaser trailers.

plus it all comes right on the heels of BF3 DLC.

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MaxXAttaxX  +   621d ago
No, because it was nothing but flash and little substance. Watch the gameplay reveal again and observe the bare-bones gameplay.
BattleAxe  +   622d ago
Looks like another boring campaign. Bad Company 1 and 2 were great games, but especially Bad company 1. I wish they had released Bad Company 1 on PC and had it available as a download from the Playstation Store. I'd still buy it if I could get it on the PSN.
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aawells07  +   622d ago
Nothing is ever good enough.
PygmelionHunter  +   622d ago
Nothing is perfect but things can be "good enough". EA giving a s*** about variety over money this time around would've been good enough for me.
Mr-SellJack  +   622d ago
True,was disappointed myself,the sp feeling looks unchanged from BF3.LINEAR and utterly boring.This franchise is going downhill so far.BF2 and BF1943 sh*t all over BF3.They should've
revealed some mp footage or atleast information
Tvensky  +   622d ago
agree on MP part, battlefield should go back to core, and focus on MP, that SP is only taking time and resources! and WTF is with that single player 17 min gameplay trailer.. ok it looks good, but it dosnt have to be revealed and get release date or something.. its just a gameplay video and the best part from Single player.. who in the hell is buying BF game for a single player..
TheBrownBandito  +   622d ago
"who in the hell is buying BF game for a single player.."

Me, what the hell has that got to do with you? If you don't like it, don't play it. Simples.
TekoIie  +   622d ago
@TheBrownBandito

The point is that instead of a full SP campaign we could actually get something along the lines of more maps, vehicles and polish for the MP.

Maybe even that horde style dinosaur mode people were talking about. I know I'd take that over BF Campaigns any day.
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brettyd  +   622d ago
Its was a single player reveal, idk what people were expecting. There isnt much you can do with that genre. Atleast it looked like they were trying to establish some characters. MP is what really matters in Battlefield.
BanBrother  +   622d ago
I agree, but they should have just showed MP game-play. Seriously, I was not impressed at all. Look at it again, other than better graphics, what else did it achieve? Nothing. Still going to be a boring campaign, the MP is where it is at.

Don't know about you guys, but I am not spending big cash on new consoles for prettier graphics, I want new innovative games. Battlefield 4, at least campaign wise looks like it will be another boring military shooter campaign. Why did they not show MP?

@StreetsofRage

No, Killzone was much better. The art-style and the feel of the campaign was great. BF4 just looked like another military campaign with better graphics, that is all. Disagree all you want, but just ask yourself what new it offered over todays military shooters.
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Flavor  +   622d ago
If MP is what really matters they perhaps would have deigned to show it first, eh?
R6ex  +   622d ago
Glad they showed the SP. Its beautiful! Finally something to beat PS4 Killzone's graphics. Also, I'm not interested in the MP.
ijust2good  +   622d ago
yep, BF looks upto CoD in many ways. I feel like BF franchise has become more CoD like in every iteration since BC1. The controls mechanic have become similar. The Michael bay like CoD inspired campaign showcase. Remember the F.A.G.S(Fight Against Grenade Spam) advert CoD/infinity did First and then dice did afterwards.

Many people won't admit it but BF devs look up-to CoD. Go ahead BF fanboys, click the negative button it will prove that i am right. I bet BF4 (ahem..3.1) will basically be the same as last one. Same large maps, same gameplay. Probably just add sea warship just as in Battlefield 1943, be it that was in smaller scale. Nothing new, Just next gen graphics.
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secretcode  +   622d ago
Hitting a disagree button doesn't prove you are right. It just means people disagree with you. :\
franko  +   622d ago
Yea,now you can go back to your 8 yo teammates in cod and you can all start scream at each other.
ijust2good  +   622d ago
Hahaha COD is 18 rated dumb ass...Look at the reasont million euro competition. Most of them are my age 20 plus. Its clear that BF fan boys get but hurt when u say anything about there precious game. Sure, there are kids who play it but that's what happend when a game becomes super popular as CoD. When i was at school, everyone used to play an 18 rated super violent game that was GTA. CoD might attract kids aswell as adults its certainly not as popular as porn, kids watch that all time. So Porn is for kids too right? cause kids watch it as much as adults.

You can talk bad about CoD, i don't care, don't hurt me at all. I know most of u will still be buying it and still hate on it. I admit i still hate on CoD more than any game but i also admit i still play it more than another shooter and still hate on it. The feeling is when u play CoD and then play BF u appreciate COD more. Gamers as a whole would rather play a fast paced quick game of Team Death match than a long running game of Rush.

I have played all battfield from 1942 to BF3. BF is fun for about a month and after that only die hard fanboys play it. Its not even in top 5 xbox live most played anymore. Anyone who ever played CoD can easily get to grips with BF controls. The control layout is basically the same as COD. The only difference is that BF has huge maps with vast amount of waste of space for such a small amount of player count and lacks fast action...yes, PC has more player count but who cares about PC gaming. Maybe BF franchise should remain on PC since its vastly superior than console version right?

@secretcode yes it does matter about people pressing the disagree button. If i said CoD was for kids i bet it would be agreed many times over. If i said BF has become more CoD like it would be disagreed many times over despite most of them will buy CoD every year. BF fanboys have more extremist. Its clear, they would press the disagree button. It would only prove that i am right.

I bet million that CoD will be best selling game next year and it will outsell BF4 and most importantly be most played on xbox live and PSN charts. I also predict that BF fanboys and CoD hater will continue to hate CoD and yet most will buy it.
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TheBrownBandito  +   622d ago
"...its certainly not as popular as porn, kids watch that all the time. So Porn is for kids too right?"

Touché!
TheBrownBandito  +   622d ago
@franko

Ner ner ne ner ner!
asmith2306  +   622d ago
I've clocked 464 hrs on BF3's multiplayer and I gotta say I am really disappointed with the BF4 reveal. As a big fan I'm excited for BF4 because I know it is coming anyway but that has nothing to do with the reveal. Single player FPS campaigns in games like BF and COD are so generic they don't make me budge. It's all about the online in BF for me and will continue to be so until I see something other than what the reveal showed. Just give me BC2 style destruction and up the ante in everything else from BF3's multiplayer and I will be happy.
StreetsofRage  +   622d ago
Wow. If you were disappointed with this reveal, than you must really hated the killzone reveal.
GABRIEL1030  +   622d ago
Killzone shadow fall reveal was great. New and fresh graphics, with a futuristic desing, new engine, new places (Vekta no more Helgan), new weapons, a divided city, maybe a Helghast campaing, the city looks amazing, new characters, new history and conflicts...all of these in only 1 minute. I love Battlefield series but this time: Battlefield 4 have zero innovation, It's looks more like a DLC.
Hufandpuf  +   622d ago
BF4 has New China location, Rapid fire grenade launcher, dual sights, WAY better graphics, new characters, and a Chinese faction. Plus new vehicles and weapons of course.

It's too early to judge whether either game will be good or not but we can say that they are both adding new things.
ATi_Elite  +   622d ago
That's strange cause as soon as the gun came out in Killzone SF it seemed like the same linear gameplay that's getting old in any game.

you praise KZ:sf for new and fresh graphics, new places new weapons blah blah while BF4 has the same EXACT stuff but yet it gets the "looks like DLC treatment while many can say KZ:SF is just another boring space shooter or KZ3 DLC with better graphics.

I don't care either way as I'll be playing Arma 3 it's just that your post seemed very hypocritical.
wishingW3L  +   622d ago
To me it was a disappointment because I know from the bottom of my heart that no PS4 game will never look as good as that. ;(
PygmelionHunter  +   622d ago
...That's it? That's all that matters to you? It's true enough, but...

I'm disappointed because it just looks too much like BF3, and we already have lots of that... They should have made a sequel to one of their BF branch franchises, like Bad Company, 1943 or 2143.
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GABRIEL1030  +   622d ago
Yeah 2143....would be amazing like Plannetside 2..
Skynetone  +   622d ago
no PS4 game will never look as good as that

did you really think that was the pinnacle of pc gaming

dont see any reason the ps4 cant look as good
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AllroundGamer  +   622d ago
bring me a real sequel with BF2 quality (meaning concentration only on the MP) with the commander seat and then we can talk, otherwise no buy :P
vickers500  +   622d ago
What is this commander mode? The only thing I know about it is that it was a feature from Battlefield 2, which I've never played.
Hufandpuf  +   622d ago
basically one person on each team lays down at the back of their base and looks at a map. They can issue artillery strikes, supplies, and vehicles that no one picks up. They can also issue orders to different squads that no one even obeys. The only good thing a commander can do is artillery strike and UAV.

I'd rather have the commander in the battle manning a tank than one in the back spamming arties for free kills.
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vickers500  +   622d ago
Hmm, that sounds pretty lame overall. I definitely wouldn't take orders from some random prick who thinks he knows how to play the game better than I do and just loves telling people what to do.

The artillery strikes seem kind of cheap and unnecessary. I'd rather not be killed while capturing a point in conquest by some random explosion from some no-skill camper. Supplies and vehicle drops seem very situational, and I imagine people wouldn't use them half the time.

UAV is fine, but there are other options that BF3 has that seems better.

Yeah, not buying a battlefield game because of that minor feature seems kind of ridiculous to me.
AllroundGamer  +   622d ago
and this is why we have more and more dumb COD gamers, who don't know anything about strategy, well done you two, well done...
vickers500  +   621d ago
@allaroundgamer

So to you, sitting in an isolated part of the map being useless, telling other people what to do when you aren't doing anything helpful yourself is considered to be "strategy"? Honestly that sounds a lot more like CoD gamer than anything else. Sitting where nobody can get to you, taking cheap shots, not going for the objective, actually believing you're helping by taking out a few foot soldiers.

Get in a tank, a helicopter or a transport vehicle and go capture a point or set a charge you talentless camper. If you want to sit safely out of harms reach and kill people with no skill, then go back to call of duty, there's plenty of killstreaks that let you do just that.

If you miss commander mode because you think you can tell people what to do and how to do it, then please, don't play an online game ever again. Why should anyone (who is playing the objective) listen to some random a-hole barking orders into the mic? I know how to play the game, I don't need some elitist dbag who believes he is gods gift to gaming strategy (and who thinks he is 'special', and knows how to play the game better than everyone else) to tell me to do what I'm already doing.
Mookie  +   622d ago
Haters gon hate
wenaldy  +   622d ago
I only like Going Hunting mission BF3, i wish Ace Combat Assault Horrizon had the same intense feeling as BF3, what a trash game (story wise).
kikoano  +   622d ago
Battlefield 4 its much more better than bf3 the gameplay its changed,the grapich are changed heavy(no blue tint,no big sun,EVEN MORE DETAILS,better effects,sound even better)bf4 its not 3.5 just look the diffrence in the water in bf3 we get 2d texture water in bf4 we get real life water 3d!
EazyC  +   622d ago
Because it wasn't Bad Company 3 instead! >:(
IK IR Y IP T  +   622d ago
Haters gonna hate is right and just because EA is the publisher that's the only reason that can all eat a dick for all i care, wont change the fact that the game will be amazing sp and mp that trailer show how the campaign was going to be a hugh open world like all the bad companys and multiplayer so hate all u want wont change the fact that this game is going to be amazing. People bitch about the bf3 campaign i like it why? because it was a believable story not some high action packed micheal bay film like all the other fps thats generic so u haters eat a dick !! and fuk ur bubbles
GABRIEL1030  +   622d ago
B3 is an amazing game, the better Multiplayer ever made. But the demo of B4 showed the Same graphics, animations, vehicles, history, gameplay, enemies (russian support soldier), same scenes like the fight against the gunship in a car ( the same part that I played in Bad company 2), same locations, COD gameplay with incoherent and ridiculous scenes with a lot of QTE ( quick time events and the part when the car falls in the water with the door opened and in the beginning the soldiers were trapped in the car with the doors closed WTF ¡ ), same colors palette, etc. The Demo is great, really, but It's practically a B3 DLC, I love the series but maybe EA pressed to Dice to release the game to early. B4 has Zero innovation
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RTheRebel  +   622d ago
Ohh dice how your games are boring and stale now, Bad Company 2 still my favorite FPS.
AO1JMM  +   622d ago
To who? It was not a dissappointment to me or my friends.
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kung-fu-grip  +   622d ago
Maybe EA should've waited until E3.
RegorL  +   622d ago
If this is bad, what does a good single player set in near future look like?

EA/DICE will show something else at E3, lets see,
what they did show in 2011?

Frostbite 2 technology trailer (E3)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Multiplayer trailer (E3)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

More Single Player - Thunder run (E3)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

And on the show floor
- hands on MP

What if they will show hands on MP on PC and PS4?
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FreakdoutKid  +   622d ago
how is this disapointment??

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