It seems strange to be here so soon, writing a review of this game. I could have sworn it was only yesterday people were getting far too excited about the release of Battlefield 3, and here comes the fourth instalment filled with pomp and circumstance. My confusion was not alleviated by actually picking up and playing the game, as everything feels coldly familiar. The style is the same, the visuals are comparable if you happen to be stuck with a current-generation console copy, the gameplay cribs from all of its predecessors — but mainly the most recent — and even the box and menus evoke deja-vu. It’s a feeling I failed to shake through all of the game’s good and bad moments; that even when it was great, it was still something I’d done before.