Canada's national newspaper reviews Battlefield: Bad Company, calls it "more Three Kings than Saving Private Ryan."
From the story:
"The Battlefield games, popular multiplayer sandbox shooters that let players freely roam enormous maps, pick up any weapon they find and pilot all sorts of military vehicles, have been slowly progressing through western conflicts over the last six years. They began on the battlefields of the Second World War before moving to the jungles of Vietnam, the deserts of the Middle East, and, most recently, the frozen wastelands of the future.
But with Battlefield: Bad Company, Swedish developer DICE has decided to abandon the trend of leaping forward with each new game and opted instead to pull the action back to the present. What's more, they've made a concerted effort to create something the franchise has never had before: A lengthy campaign mode with a real narrative.
And, as it turns out, this change of pace is just what Battlefield needed..."