Gary Swaby at The Koalition writes: The Battlefield series has a long standing history, specifically on the PC. It was once a niche experience, molded for those with the desire to experience a more realistic dose of military combat. It's hard to think that the series once lacked any single player campaign; It was all about the online combat. Now, with the popularity of other first-person military games; EA and Dice have refined what we know as Battlefield to make it more appealing to the mainstream audience.
In theory that may seem like a bad thing. However, this transition all began with Battlefield 3, and I consider that to be one of the best military shooter experiences in the past two years. Now we're introduced to Battlefield 4, which is trying so hard to improve upon what Battlefield 3 introduced. Sadly Battlefield 4 has suffered from rocky beginnings, and as a result it struggles to push the limits on what Battlefield 3 has already done for the genre.