Kikizo writes: "War may be hell in the real world, but in the pret a detruire battlefields of DICE's latest console exclusive, it's a heady experience where teamwork counts and persistence matters. It's also a hell of a lot of fun.
I began my tour of Battlefield: Bad Company for the Xbox 360 (also out on PS3) in the much ballyhooed singleplayer portion of the game. Here you play Preston Marlowe, a newcomer to B Company (or Bad Company as they like to call themselves), in a mission set in eastern Europe. The thematic draw here is that, as in the 1999 Clooney-Wahlberg-Cube movie Three Kings, our heroes aren't as morally restrained as we'd like our troops to be, and they spend their downtime in the field looking for gold bullion. Despite these flaws, the four squad members come across as likable guys making the best of a bloody situation that is largely out of their control."