Players criticized Bad Company for not being serious

"Speaking to OXM, the executive producer of Battlefield 4 said 'When we did the original Bad Company and the sequel, we got a lot of criticism. Why would I play this? It's not a serious shooter, I don't care about this. I want a serious shooter with a more hard-boiled angle. And we thought it was fun! We loved it, we thought it was a great game. The narrative was amazing and the characters were amazing.'"

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CocoWolfie1849d ago

well i enjoyed it, i dont want serious seriousness, in most games you eat food lying around to restore health, hell look at bulletstorm, why do video games have to be as serious and as realistic as these guys want? they dont. i guess you choose to look at the wrong crown for feedback :/

ZodTheRipper1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

Yes, it certainly wasn't me complaining. I don't want seriousness in a game where it's all about destroying huge buildings with all kinds of artillery. The campain in Bad Company was perfect for this type of game if you ask me - while the campaigns in BF3 & BF4 were a waste of time, partly because of their seriousness.

morganfell1849d ago

If people think BF3 and CoD games are serious then they no nothing about actual combat. Those games have just as many holes as BC but with almost none of the entertainment value.

NewMonday1849d ago

it's like BF takes a step back with every installment

Bad Company2 was fantastic

BF3 was good

BF4 is disappointing.

BattleAxe1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )


Let me take it a step further:

Bad Company 1 - Great (Single Player was Fantastic)

Battlefield 1943 - Awesome (Really fun, and great value for the money)

Bad Company 2 - Awesome (Single Player was OK)

Battlefield 3 - Good (Vehicle Combat wasn't as good as the previous 3 games. Single player was pretty tense, which I really liked)

Battlefield 4 - Not Interested

dirigiblebill1849d ago

Is this the same Bulletstorm that sold precisely bugger-all despite being a huge critical success? ;) Not the best point of comparison, possibly.

Rockefellow1849d ago

I think he was referring to the story and narrative in regards to seriousness, which has nothing to do with realism.
I agree with you, though. The day that gaming requires me to do tasks just as I would in real life is the day that I think I would need to find a new hobby.That would be far too monotonous and boring for my taste.

vallencer1849d ago

I miss the music that plays when you get awards and how it drops down and let's you know you got a dog tag or something. That was the best part about bad company 1. I miss that. I wish they would bring that back. Bad company was fantastic because it was a light hearted shooter that was funny. Don't get me wrong bf4 is great but for the next BC I want it to go back to the first one.

joab7771849d ago

It can b both. Don't make it least it was more real than the shit we get now. And don't blame ppl complaining for scrapping the open world aspects and copying CoD. Yeah...if u r gonna make a serious jaw dropping campaign to show off ur engine...don't make it some generic fight b/w the US and a terrorist organization in which u r basically on rails shooting at fish in a barrel. I loved the open nature of bad company. I loved the idea of a rogue group going after the is refreshing. Theres gotta b some good writera out there somewhere.

The_KELRaTH1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

It's not often I buy the same game for the PS3 and PC but BC2 this was one of them!

Besides the brilliant multi-player (and expansion pack), the single player campaign was so much fun all due to the characters.

BF3 on the other hand would have been better off just enabling offline skirmish modes (like in older BF titles) than that awful campaign.

BF4 - there was a campaign?

DICE need to get back to their roots to remind themselves what made the Battlefield games so great.
To date I can honestly say for close combat style games I've not found anything better than their BF 2 Special Forces expansion - what title since has used zip lines, grappling hooks, night vision etc.

Dice should take this expansion and update it to a full blown COD killer game - it had everything Cod did and then just so much more.

On the other hand it was the large map scale that made BF1942 so fantastic. Nearly everyone could use a vehicle at the same time. Flying was also so much more fun as there was the space on the map to fly around like a real flight game (B17 bomber was just brilliant).

Forget the single player campaign (if its going to be like the 2 previous BF ones), bring back AI skirmish mode and bring back the old BF map scale making sure there's plenty of vehicles, planes etc.

Keep Bad Company going with the fun SP campaign

If I were running DICE I'd even look seriously at re releasing BF2 and BF2142 including all the expansions with fully upgraded graphics, trophies etc and include a map / mod editor.

SaturdayNightBeaver1848d ago

lol let the nerds think whatever they want , still lots of people love this game, and its great for being that way. want serious shooter? go advanced warfighter and stfu. and devs should not care what some idiots say about their stuff , they should continue being themselves and do it their way.

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Bolts-N-Rays11091849d ago

Boy this is strange. I loved the Bad Company series, and I see people on forums asking for them to make another, yet here they say people don't want it.

dirigiblebill1849d ago

Presumably they have access to actual marketing surveys. I agree that it seems strange, when you look at anecdotal evidence from inside the core community.

Soldierone1849d ago

That stuff is normally so general or so wrong though. These surveys basically ask a general question, then EA gets a "target audience" and THAT audience is asked "whats more appealing?"

Look at Insomniac's game. Was all colorful and fun looking, EA "took a survey," the survey said "we want bland!!!!" so EA makes it bland. Then the game sells like crap. Why? The actual audience had no say, just the audience EA wanted to target, which in the end didn't bother buying the game either.

You'd think they would learn? Nah, "according to surveys" people still want bland.

The_KELRaTH1849d ago

It's also quite possible this statement has come out just to see what gamers reactions are - so we're the marketing survey :)

dirigiblebill1848d ago

"That stuff is normally so general or so wrong though."

What are you basing all that on? First-hand experience? I don't think it's really wise to presume or generalise about these things.

kneon1849d ago

Why can't we have both? When I want a serious game I'll play one, when I want to play a less serious game I'll play that. If they choose to only make one then they are missing out on a sale as I'll just go elsewhere for such a game.

FITgamer1849d ago

Bad Company 2 was my favorite FPS. Before they announced BF 4, myself, my friends, and the majority of BF players were salvating for a Bad Company 3 announcement.

gcolley1849d ago

They wanted BF3 at the time, now with BF4 coming out so soon they want a change. This is not the CoD community.

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CapsLocke1849d ago

Look BF3 and BF4 was both serious, see how boring their campaigns are.

kneon1849d ago

I quit after the first hour of BF4, glad I didn't pay for it.

But that doesn't mean serious can't be good and interesting, but BF4 wasn't for me.

Hellsvacancy1849d ago

I've not even bothered with BF4 at all, BF3 was alright but not as fun a bad Company, BF4 looks exactly the same as BF3, which doesn't inspire me to want to play it

I hope we see a return to Bad Company, something tells me the next Battlefield game will be a sci-fi BF game, i hope nope not

dillhole1849d ago

It wasn't the "not serious" that bothered me about the first Bad Company, it was the "not funny". There's a fine line. The humour was lame and it just got annoying. "Not serious" didn't apply to the gameplay anyway, just the dialogue in between the generic FPS campaign.

Persistantthug1849d ago

I disagree.
I very much enjoyed the character dialog of BAD COMPANY, it was very well written. Such as when they go off on tangents about predator or pizza. It was almost TARANTINO'esque.

BF3 campaign, on the other hand, it was just very boring.

quinten4881849d ago

People like bad company more, why is it so hard for them to understand that.

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