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Preview: Battlefield 4 | ModVive

One of the big draws about Battlefield games is the major upgrades each new addition to the series receives. For instance, Battlefield 2 is nothing like Battlefield 3, etc… This is one reason as to why so many people love the Battlefield games and choose them over the Call of Duty games. A lot of people say that Call of Duty games seem to be the same game recycled over and over, so that’s why they love the Battlefield series so much.

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nades_all_night1470d ago (Edited 1470d ago )

As an avid BF lover (aka fanboy), I agree completely with this article, sadly. Not in a negative manner as to trash the devs or the game itself. But i really do feel this game is an extension of BF3, and not in a bad way either. I understand almost every franchise game is just a better version of that before it, I was just hoping that BF4 would be a lot more like what they showed at the onset of E3 for consoles.I was so pumped to see dynamic destruction and weather, just to learn the full extent of those was on PC and would be best on PC (not knocking PC either) I honestly have no one to blame but myself for expecting Bad Company like gameplay so I wont trash the console version because of my expectations like some do. I'll still purchase BF4 for PS4 and I know I'll enjoy it, but I wont be jumping on the DLC like in past BF's where it was something I absolutely had to have. I wont hide it, I want Bad Company gameplay, and destruction to be fully satisfied with a BF game again. I may never get that, so I'll enjoy what Dice offers now.

Kleptic1470d ago

i mostly agree...

the gameplay, on PC at least (haven't bothered with the PS3 version...because my smart phone is twice as powerful...) is improved in the areas it needs to be...for me at least...i like the kit changes (changes to med packs, attachments, etc.)...and the pacing seems to be a very in line with the franchise...

however...BF4 so far...is laced with gimmicks...which i think showed up with bF3, and is possibly even worse for bf4...at least on the beta map...

this 'levelution' stuff isn't what it was illustrated to be...its just a series of scripted things that are kind of set in motion through gameplay...but its in no way dynamic to the actual battle taking place...its just an option given to players to 'do' during a match...

the building falls...its always the same...while it makes a gorgeous trailer...being part of it is kind of laughable...if you're standing on the building's roof as the pillars are blown out...you get a brief period to jump off said roof...if you don't...do you fall to your death in some sort of ridiculously awesome cloud of debris?...no...you fall over dead...instantly...in mid air for absolutely no reason...same thing if the building drops near you...its not like a big chunk of concrete crushes your helpless toon...you just drop dead because you, by what the devs decided, were slightly too close...

its just cheesy after the first few times you take part of it...the building always drops the exact same way...its always dangerous past a certain line, and not behind it...it also does almost nothing to change the tide of the battle...it just gives campers one less, out of 20, roof tops to hang out on and do nothing...

I worry that the rest of the maps are going to be similarly scripted...I think its mostly annoying because the game takes itself so seriously...all this 'epic' this and that...when in reality its just one scripted event that really doesn't effect anything...if it had a BC style of humor, and could kind of make fun of itself, it might have sat a little better with me...

still a fun game...still buying it and will play the piss out of it...but i'll by no means ever defend the title against its bf3.5 label that is sort of unanimously accpeted to far...don't care, bf3 was a great game too...just would like to see future installments really address some fundamental 'destruction' problems we all seem to be having...

nades_all_night1470d ago

@kleptic. Well said. I agree totally about the BF3.5 label and couldn't have said it better myself about the "levelution"

PsylentKiller1470d ago

Bad Company single player was great but I didn't care for the multiplayer. I loved BF3 multiplayer but hated the campaign. The DLC for BF3 was pretty good but nothing I felt like I needed to have. DICE has my money for BF4 and Premium but if they continue down the same path as CoD then I'm moving on to something else. Maybe I'm just getting tired of military shooters. Hopefully Titanfall is as great as they say it is or maybe Destiny will take over the top spot for FPS.