Submitted by tylercolp 62d ago | opinion piece

3 important reasons why Battlefield: Hardline might fail

Battlefield: Hardline has a lot to prove after the disaster of last year’s Battlefield 4. Fans are voicing several concerns and these are the most important ones. (Battlefield: Hardline, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Neixus  +   62d ago
The last battlefields have already failed, it's the fact that it's not failing from journalists point of view.

But as a consumer, Battlefield have failed since after BFBC2, Badcompany2 was the last good battlefield game

I'll get this game though, I just like to play whatever games aslong as i can play with my friends.
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cfc83  +   61d ago
You're the one who help them fail, by buying a game that you have said will fail. As long as folks have your attitude, they will get away with it. Without sounding too dramatic, i think Battlefield fans should avoid buying this, or even just avoid buying it at full price. A yearly release rips the ass out of the brand, and makes a new Bad Company less of a reality.
venom06  +   61d ago
SOOOO incredibly funny the level of trash that makes it's way onto N4G.com these days.. How is the author EVEN REMOTELY mentioning this game failing without the slightest notion of what the actual game will encompass. This stupid A@# article is SOLELY based on the fact that this looks similiar to BF4 (it uses the same engine, it supposed to look similiar)...

What's really going on is the fact that as it was "cool to hate on EA/DICE and anything BF4", now "its cool to hate on Hardline" just because it looks similiar to a game that uses its same engine. Lets see, did ANYONE talk about Ghosts "failing" because it looked like MW3?? NOPE... did ANYONE talk about BO2 "failing" because it looked like other previous CoDs that used the same engine?? NOPE.. Let's sum this up.

1. the beta is FUN AS HELL to play
2. you can't judge the whole complete game from a beta.
3. it may look similiar to BF4, but plays WAYY faster and super fun.
4. nobody said any of this same stupid crap about the last 4 CoDs "failing" or lookin similiar and using the same engine even though they did.
PONTIAC08G8GT  +   61d ago
I will say the biggest issue I have with this new Battlefield is how similar it is to BF4. When you kill someone and the points come up, the HUD, all just looks similar. This does not look or feel like a brand new game. Yes, the cops n robbers and being in a city is different, but they could have done this with BF4 and sold this as an expansion (yes, it would have been a massive download). I just think for $60, you deserve a whole new game and gameplay. Haven't people been complaining about COD being the same game year after year, just new maps and guns?
zeee  +   61d ago
Should have been an bf4 add-on and not a new game.
Crazyglues  +   61d ago
Amen player, BFBC2 was the last great battlefield..

I wish they would have just remastered that, better graphics, same mechanics, and brought it to PS4... that game was perfect.

Yeah I can think of 21 reasons: why Battlefield- Hardline might fail - if you can only come up with 1 you sure as hell are not trying, because there are plenty of reasons..

Just off the top of my head, it has the same broken problems that are still in battlefield to this day -- Failed to connect to EA server, LoL is see that every time I start up the game go to quick match and try to join a server..

It's a mod, but not that good of a mod... It has a pretty cheesy weapon system, shooting mechanics could be a lot better, Not that fun to play, not really a lot of players on at once, feels old and it's not even out yet.

Much better games will be out at that time, COD/Advance Warfare, D E S T I N Y

This game is going to get boring quick, will have fail support, updates once in a blue moon.

This is a rush to release, you see how well that worked out on BF4. I would wait and buy this used if you have to get it.

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GUTZnPAPERCUTZ  +   61d ago
? Nah dude, I got BF:BC2 and played it since the Beta on 360 back in 09 and it's fair share of glitches, not as many as BF3 or BF4 when launched but I blame that on how simplistic Bad Company was compared to it's more in depth bigger brothers. I love BF and I hate that BF3 and BF4 TOOK TOO LONG to fix the issues that plagued them. I played the Beta for Hardline last night and it was noticeably better than BF4 when it launched. I suspect bugs and glitches when a game launches, But when they take 2 months to fix the issues... I have a problem with that, seemed like BF:BC2 was fixed almost instantly.
crazychris4124  +   62d ago
Ive already noticed that the same online issues in bf4 are in this game too. The game is pretty fun when its working properly but I dont think its worth the full price.
MrKrispy  +   61d ago
it is still only a beta so of course there will be some issues
Xbot1214  +   61d ago
well up in canada we will be forced to drop $70 on a piece of ish mod
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kevinsheeks  +   61d ago
I refuse to drop more then 30 honestly it's worth 20-25 no more -_- this is an expansion at best the nerve of these guys to drop a new "game" while just getting the old one in working condition
MysticStrummer  +   61d ago
You're forced to buy games in Canada?
porkChop  +   61d ago
$80 after tax.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   61d ago
It felt like DLC to me, or a discounted game like Far Cry Blood Dragon for example.
That would be more reasonable. Unless there is absolutely heaps of content that we don't know about ofcourse.
Also its release window has a hell of a lot of competition...it is releasing this fall right? COD, Destiny, Halo...
Grimhammer00  +   61d ago
Its obviously a ghetto skin dlc job.
And it does nothing in mp to capture a cops vs robbers vibe.

-since when are hiests carried out by 30 robbers?
-why are designated jeeps or cop suv's mounted with assault cannons?!! Even helicopters!
-Why can I only drive designated vehicles? Cars are strewn all over....were they all hit with an emp?! Jokes
-where are the civilians? !!!

This hardline is a train wreck
porkChop  +   61d ago
Yeah all vehicles should really be drive-able. And for gods sake, PLEASE let me turn the friggen camera when I'm driving in first person.
Keith22  +   61d ago
I must be the only one who thinks the game is going to be really good , addicted to the beta since it was release must be these COD players that can't play a more competitive game.
Grimhammer00  +   61d ago
Ill assume you work for EA.
only explanation
porkChop  +   61d ago
Why is it that children like you always assume anyone who doesn't like a certain FPS must be a COD player?

Have you ever thought that maybe some people just don't like the game?

Or that maybe some people don't like when an expansion is sold as a full priced "game"?
Keith22  +   61d ago
Its pathetic that children like you are still complaining about BF4 even tho there is not a single think wrong with it now after the updates like I said above you must not be good enough at it that's why you hate it so much.
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RegorL  +   61d ago
Oh, I thought this game would be SP first with MP as an added bonus...

I think the MP could work well for coordinated teams.
ger2396  +   61d ago
The game is ok, it hard not to think of bf4 when playing it. The only difference is that there are cops and robbers. This could have easily had been an expansion. No way is it worth $60.
AgentSmithPS4  +   61d ago
1. EA.
2. BF4.
3. GTA V enhanced and the many MP games that have nothing to do with ea/dice.
47  +   61d ago
Yea it might fail, but I'm getting it regardless. Played the beta and I liked what was there. I'll be preordering it for sure.
Revvin  +   61d ago
This is just more of the same "EA is evil" bandwagon nonsense. Of course it looks like Battlefield it uses the same engine and EA has never made any secret of that, here's the clue - it's in the name BATTLEFIELD Hardline. It's more than just a mod or a re-skin it's a standalone product with a single player campaign and multiplayer modes. When did gamers become so cheap?
porkChop  +   61d ago
"Of course it looks like Battlefield it uses the same engine and EA has never made any secret of that"

Mirror's Edge

Batman: Arkham City

Medal of Honor 2010 (Singleplayer)

BioShock Infinite


Mass Effect 3

Spec Ops: The Line

Shadow of the Damned

The only thing that connects any of these games is that they all run on Unreal Engine 3. They aren't similar in any other way. A games engine is never the reason it looks similar to other games. Hardline looks like Battlefield 4 because it IS Battlefield 4.
Revvin  +   61d ago
You're a bit 'special' aren't you? As I said its in the name, it's part of the battlefield franchise so of course it would look like Batttlefield else they would have made it look different like Medal of Honor looked different to Battlefield 3. Go and grab yourself a facepalm and sit in the corner and eat your crayons.
jnemesh  +   61d ago
1. Because intelligent gamers don't buy EA games

2. Because Battlefield 4 is STILL buggy as hell

3. Because EA prioritizes their shareholders over their customers.

4. (bonus) Because people have a hard time paying $60 for what should be DLC.
porkChop  +   61d ago
I only need 1 reason not to buy the game.

Battlefield 4.

After that pile of crap that STILL does not work properly for many people, I will never purchase another Battlefield game again. DICE ripped me off $80 and I won't forget that. A lot of people like to blame EA and say that they forced DICE to rush the game. That's a bunch of crap. The game has been out for 8 months now and it's still very much broken. What's the excuse now? EA forcing DICE to rush the patches? Face it, DICE is incompetent and can't code to save their friggen lives.
Keith22  +   61d ago
Its pathetic that children like you are still complaining about BF4 even tho there is not a single think wrong with it now after the updates like I said above you must not be good enough at it that's why you hate it so much.
Austacker  +   61d ago
FYI DICE was bought out by EA back in 2006.

Ozmoses  +   61d ago
As previously stated in other comments on different BF articles..

I'm done with BF.. gonna finish up the trophies on BF4 and trade it back towards a pre-order.
Austacker  +   61d ago
It will fail because of the stain left on the Battlefield franchise after BF4's release.

The gamers have more FPS options now and can afford to be critical of their spending dollars.

Battlefield 4 has done for the Battlefield franchise name what Colonial Marines did for Aliens.

If the devs of this game had any sense at all, they wouldn't even dream of allying themselves with the Battlefield franchise name.

Mud sticks, pure and simple.

There's no way in living hell I'm buying this game...

The last 'good' Battlefield tie in game I played was Bad Company 2. End of story.
BlingBlaine  +   61d ago
Planetside 2
thricetold  +   61d ago
Said it before and I'll say it again, its the bf diehards that are hating hard against this game because they only want rehashed military war crap. Same ones were screaming bloody hell when they released the cqc maps because it focused on infantry combat instead of death by tank/jet.

Huge mistake using the "battlefield" label because those diehards are loud. Bad enough that they spend their time attacking cod in cod articles, now we'll have to hear their constant dribble in hardline articles, another game they hate but still can't stay out of said articles.

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