OXM Online writes: "The dastardly devils at DICE have played themselves an excellent hand during the development of their latest Battlefield title, subtitled Bad Company. They've been playing up the whole open-level, destructible-world single-player campaign this whole time, somehow managing to successfully manage to make us forget that they had a multiplayer game hiding behind the curtain. A Battlefield multiplayer game.
Having spent a few hours with an Xbox Live beta, the nearly-done Bad Company may have had more emphasis placed on its solo mode than any previous title in the series, but the online side is definitely a Battlefield experience, through and through.
Featuring two maps -- the narrow streets of "Ascension" (better hope Bungie's lawyer doesn't call about that one!) and the huge long road that is "Oasis" -- the beta showcased a single game mode: Gold Rush. One team is tasked with capturing gold reserves scattered throughout the level, while the other must defend. It's a glorified version of what you've seen a million times before (Halo's Assault, Unreal's Bombing Run, etc. etc.), but it's as fun as ever."