CC: EA boss John Riccitiello has stated that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a 'worthy competitor' to Activision and Infinity Wards Modern Warfare games.
i do love the beta so far. i just hope they sort out sprinting, its so bloody cluncky!
I really don't think it'll come anywhere near as outstanding as Modern Warfare 2. There's a beta out, so it's not going to surprise people when its released as they would have already played on it. Bad move EA :(
I just got done playing the beta for 5 hours. It's damn good. I've played more on this beta than I did with MW2. Makes me regret paying 60 bucks for MW2.
Right now everyone I know that has the beta likes it better than MW2. Keep in mind, weve only played a BETA of ONE mode of the COMPETITIVE MULTIPLAYER aspect. The full package will be EPIC!
at first I couldn't bring myself to play the beta on the ps3 because the jaggies are horrible. But as each day passes I find myself coming back to the beta more and more. This is just one map mind you...Full game on the pc is going to be beautiful
I shall b buyin BC2 over MW2, MW2 was a rental 4-me 4 3-days
from all the comments comparing it to MW2 in here...i'm really looking forward to BFBC2! gonna add this one to my most anticipated list def edit: it was already on my most anticipated list ^_^
I can't believe how much I've played this one multiplayer map/mode and I'm still having a ton of fun! The teamwork is incredible and you don't ever hear any annoying kids screaming obscenities in your ear at all, just tactical chat with your squad mates. I too rented MW2 (for a week & don't missed it a bit) and like my comment on my psn friends lists states "BFBC2 owns MW2 IMO". I've had many of my friends on my list ask me why I think so and I had to tell them the truth. It's just plays better and more tactical (I'll be missing this game when the beta is over). The biggest difference is the "FUN" aspect of the game, BFBC2 is a lot of fun, while MW2 is just frustrating as hell. Another key aspect of my reasoning is also because there's a lot less "WTF" moments (but I shot him first?) in BFBC2 that leave you cussing & pissed off. Funny thing is that when MW2 came out 90% of the gamers on my friends list were playing it... now that's down to about 10% now. I see people playing different games all over the place now... go figure?
I have the Bad Company 2 beta and it is pretty much just more of the same (graphics and gameplay are very similar to the first game). If you liked the first one, you will probably like the second one. If you didn't care for the first one, it looks like you will probably feel the same way about this one. And lastly, if you are bitter about Modern Warfare 2's incredible success, then you will spend all of your time on N4G trying to convince everyone that Bad Company 2 is the best game to ever grace a console. lol
So bubbles, you're saying that BFBC2 has the same grainy graphics that BFBC had? And, the same jerky movement and bad animations as well? Personally I think you must have downloaded & been playing the beta for the first game because I see a huge difference. Just to note I absolutely hated the first BFBC but I love BFBC2... so I don't fall under your category of "like the first... will like this one". Yes, you can say I'm a bit bitter with the success of MW2... they made all that $$$ but they couldn't put up a few dedicated servers (both console & PC) for their large fanbase to experience better gameplay? It's a good game but there are other games that deserves the praise that MW2 gets. Lets be honest here, it's sold very well because of HYPE and advertising. Do you think it would have sold as well if they released a beta/demo for it before release? Borderlands for instance is a very underrated game, IMO I think it should have sold better than it did. BTW I didn't disagree with you... I actually like having debates with you... cheers!
I know this will be hard for many of you guys to believe, but millions of people love the Call of Duty series of games, and contrary to popular opinion, don't simply purchase the games because of "hype". This idea that only a few people on N4G have figured out that Modern Warfare 2 sucks, and that everyone else is just falling for the "hype" is beyond ridiculous. *ok, cool CyberCam. :)
2 million + pre-orders before anyone touched the game? That's almost half of their 4.7 million first day sales! Also, there were no reviews allowed to be release until the day it released. So again I say that's not hype? 1st Edit: I've read on several forums (not just N4G) that there is a small percentage of gamers that regret purchasing the game. 2nd Edit: Point taken... but it seems that IW are lowering the standards for the COD franchise. I've heard many state that it's not as good as the first MW.
I acknowledge the hype, I'm simply saying that it is silly to suggest that the game was only purchased because of the hype. Call of Duty games are awesome, so people buy them. :) (Bubbles_Kitty_Cat has gone to eat lunch... :D)
agree with 1, love the beta too. its REALLY ADDICTIVE. everyone who owns a ps3 should definetly give it a shot and for those who dont: there will be beta for pc in january. not sure about xbox but im pretty sure theyll run a beta there too. i guess its kinda testrun for their servers... ok now to why pple should try it out. i for myself am not a huge fps fan. in fact i kinda dislike fps since they tend to bore me most of the time after few hours of gameplay. the last fps which actually could get me to play on a regular base was CS and CSS (mind you i do care for fair competitive fps multiplayer). ok now the reasons: 1. the sound. its AMAZING. did you watch black hawk down? thats how the sound is kinda like in the beta. it really is how you imagine a warzone does sound like. distant firefights. tanks shooting. rockets flying etc... the sound of your equipment and even your breath adds to that experience! 2. the engine: WTF!!!! you can destroy almost every object (there are only a few "main" buildings and stones in the beta which u actually cant destroy. let me give you a few examples: you are sniping and wth there are buildings/trees in the way. you can a) shoot the trees and cut them down so u get vision or b) call an airstrike to take the building down. when i first reconed that my face went O_o *giggle* everyone in the beta has probably experienced that too: youre running from a tank or some infantry and hide in a building trying to camp out til reinforcements arrive. while your hanging in the dark suddenly BOOM and its gotten light. you turn around and the freakin wall is gone. WTF!!!! big aha moment too ^^ 3.teamplay. yes you actually need to work together 4. vehicles. man i cant wait for the helis and watervehicles in the full version 5. realism: yeah they actually have bullet drop. sick isnt it? you actually have to bow to physics for once in a video game. i recommended the beta to 2 of my friends who are NOT fps gamers usually and they both got totally hooked on bfbc2. to the extend that they are going to buy the game for sure. and you still have to consider: its just 1 freaking multiplayer map and only 1 mode!!! imo there is hope that finally there will be a FPS which will take the genre to the next step. you like teamwork? you consider having skill and a competitive multiplayer is a must? you care more for a bit realism compared to deathmatch arcade shoot and kill for stats? then i guess bad company 2 is worth a look for ya... if you even remotely think that its intresting what ive written so far: go get a beta key and try it out. if you dont its your own fault for missing that experience!
You are right about the sound. That is one area where I think the Bad Company series reigns supreme. Infinity Ward, get to work on that! lol
Actually Bubbles rextyrann is spot on with the rest of his post as well.
"The biggest difference is the "FUN" aspect of the game, BFBC2 is a lot of fun, while MW2 is just frustrating as hell. Another key aspect of my reasoning is also because there's a lot less "WTF" moments (but I shot him first?) in BFBC2 that leave you cussing & pissed off." dude, you have NO IDEA how many times I have had this WTF moment, Im almost convinced the game connects to a server that rolls virtual dice and determines who gets the kill. Almost like bullet physics are non existent.
I loved the beta and played it online more than the full version of modern warfare. In fact I traded my copy of MW2 shortly after playing the beta as I knew once its released MW2 won't get played and the value will be worthless anyways. I mean true teamwork (rather than 1 guy trying to get the most kills) and bullet physics makes this truly a next gen shooter. Your bullets actually start to drop in mid air over distance so you gotta account for that over distances. Other shooters need to take notes.
Betas are not bad moves idiot. They make sure games are released with minimal problems and bugs unlike MW2... Good move EA :)
playing beta and it def needs work on, but it is so fun
It really is a worth competitor. The Beta does need some work, I sometimes found myself stuck in terrain or unable to go up terrain that looked walkable. Other than that, it's really well done.
After playing the beta I just don't see how this game is any competition to MW2... Seriously, the 60fps of MW2 helps the game a lot. It not only makes the games look more realistic and immersive but it makes the gameplay very accurate. Thing that killed Killzone 2 for me and probably will do the same for the third, laggy gameplay. Gameplay > Graphics.
even better than MW2
60fps is only really needed for PC FPS as the controls are hella twitchy(not saying it's a bad thing) but with the console versions 60fps is barely any different to 30fps.
when was tis ever a talk about graphics...? in anycase i disagree with you. MW is a super fast senseless run and gun shooter that's basically about who can pull the trigger first, for get aiming for head shots and skill. the 2 of you lock eyes and you commense the shoot out and who ever lands the first bullet wins. no skill you simply aim at the feet and pow you are dead. this kind of gameplay is made for those who simply hate to think. the game is for twitchy fingered trigger happy gamers. when games that come along and actually slow the pace of shooting so it doesn't become chaotic the gamers cry and whine because it isn't fast. B:BC2 and KZ2 are perfect examples of perfected shooter, it's tactical, and smooth and it pacing is perfect.. every shoot out is purely on skill and the victor is really rewarded for winning. it's a damn shame the fanboy give both these games hell for being different and requiring skil verse who pulled the triger first. and it's for this reason why Bad Company is a worthy contender, and to me a better shooter.. my only complaint is that the maps are far to big, so you are always running a good distance to join the action, but i guess thats what the vehicles are for and spawning of your teammates position. you really shoot loosen up. COD4 and MW2 arent really shooters. they are arcade shooters that require no skill.
My biggest problem with it is just that it appears to have no aa i dont know if the xbox version will look the same but if it does ill just pick it up for pc.
"that the maps are far to big" Not necessarily for vehicles. But they should simple add more re-spawn points so you can re-spawn closer to objectives - but leave the vehicles in the home base.
You can spawn on your squad mates, no need for extra spawn points. I think the size of the maps is just perfect. I'm not going to say which game is better, my opinion shouldn't matter to anyone else. People should try it out and see if *they* like it, not what others think about it. MW2 is not for everyone. KZ2 is not for everyone. NO particular game is good for everyone.
Wish that the beta didn't require a pre order, although I may preorder just to get the beta, and if i dont like it then ill just cancel the order.
This beta doesn't require a preorder lol
just browse various gaming sites and it shouldn't be too hard to get a key
i got 2 beta codes from fileplanet, dunno if they still have any though.
IMO this > MW2 but a mile, I havnt played MW2 since the BETA was released, and to have a 1 level beta knock MW2 out of my PS3 says something, I just have no desire to play MW2 now with the lack of destruction, vehicles and the constant tunnel maps, its not match for me. But then what do IW care, they already sold 5m + from hype so need problem for them
But we dont know untill march.
I have this pre-ordered and have no intention of ever touching MW2. The clips of BFBC2 blew me away. Add in DX11 support and the promise of official modding tools and you have a gamers wet dream. This needs to be said...you can pilot helicopters, tanks and ATV's in the multi...what's not to like? @bacon http://www.gametrailers.com... something to raise the hype metre
This is going to be a very cool game indeed. While I've played MW2 alot since its release, I find myself liking it less and less everyday. Hopefully this game can be a contender for top FPS.
I've been incredibly impressed by the graphics so far, thanks to GameStop for giving me the code! but i don't think it'll touch Modern Warfare 2 really, people will just go back and forth between each game.
with all those jaggies. How can you say your impressed with that ? It's only a Beta i know , but its in need of some AA very quick imo
I'm loving the beta, but i can't see how you are impressed with the graphics, its the one that will stop me from buying the game if they don't fix it, jaggies galore ftl.
Agree, graphics look nice, but the lack of AA turns me off somewhat. Hope they'll figure out how to fix this. MAG got a heavy visual upgrade during the Beta (VSynced and faster fps (not twice, but way faster than in the beginning). I hope Dice/EA will take the time with that game, too.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta is better than Modern Warfare 2
Me and my friends (more than 6) agreed. we stop playing MW2 since BFBC2 beta came. it's a lot of fun,better gameplay,team work and we all agreed this game is BETTER in any way... yeah graphics need to be polish,but this is a beta they have plenty of time to work with it!! yes MW2 sells because MW was a great game,but MW2 is the same $hit with new perks and maps!! they need to change the name to Camp of Duty....
I'm in the beta too its really awesome once you unlock some stuff , I LOVE setting traps for those tanks lol such a great game just wish they would add another lvl to the beta already kinda getting sick of playing the same lvl but i don't mind its fun anyway i don't really know what to call it,its kinda like the perk system but i think it's much better then the cod's system take a look IW this is how it should be!.
Actualy bad company 2 is a real fps war game not mw2 has an arcade feel to it so to me that makes the game better thats just my opinion.so i wont forget who here thinks killzone 2 is better then MW2.leave a reply
I think KZ2 is better than MW2... But, i also think MW2 is better than BFBC2, for me, its just not that great.
I wouldn't exactly call it 'real fps war game' when you can revive someone who just got shot in the head with a pair of shock pads.
When is BC2 coming out? March 2nd they have plenty of time to tune the game, hence why it's called a BETA! I loved Bad Company espeically the destruction, now with entire buiding I am VERY excited.
I know!! Isn't it cool to watch the buildings explode? haha...sometimes I say screw the match and shoot some rockets at the buildings for a bit haha.
I wouldn't know I wasn't gifted with a code. What's it like inside a build as it goes down. I want to be able to run fown stari as it collapses especially the big ones.
If the building starts to collapse and you're inside, you'll hear someone say "Get the hell out of here, it's coming down" and you have a few brief seconds to clear out before it comes crashing down on you.
Thanks for making me want the game even more :(. I just want to be in a building, with my squad, and then it begins to collapse.
Bad Company 2 beta is amazing, it's only one map, one mode and i can't stop playing it. Now the announced new MoH with DICE doing multiplayer, that's serious takeover.
Loving the beta.
Made you look
I wish i had a beta demo. Im really interested in this game more than MW2. If they can deliver what they promised then my money is gonna be in their pocket. I'll support any developer that dishes out great games.
This beta looks like something i played on ps2. Graphics are horible dont say its a beta cause mag is a beta and it still looks alot better. This wont come close to mw2 especially in sales its going to be a flop. MW2 killzone 2 mag are all better games that require more skill then this game you can just hide and snipe so easily in this game and its so daum easy
You lost credibility when you said MW2 takes skill. No recoil, auto main, and super low amount of bullets to kill somebody is not skill worthy.
I admit I suck ass at BFBC2, but I still love the gameplay.
me i my friends got mw2 and kz2 both are great games, but bfbc2 beta is way better, the beta alone has made me and friends stop playing mw2 and kz2. its simple fantastisc and ive never been a fan of the series but this beta got me hook,the gameplay is so intens Peace:-)
i have 3 buddys of mine that bought MW2 cause of the hype then i told them to pre order BFBC2 and get the beta code from game stop and its only one map and they said that it crushes MW2!!they all traded MW2 in and play BAAAAAD COMPANY 24/7.PS3 FTW!!
I play both Modern Warfare 2 and the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Beta, and to me they both have a different feel and can't really be compared to each other besides both being FPS's. I like MW2 because it is accessable to most people and fun if you don't take it too seriously. Most of the time i like to come home after a long day at work, sit back, relax and play some MW2 multiplayer with a few of my mates, which doesn't require much effort at all and is just a good way to catch up with each other over our mic's and let off stress by commiting genocide(alot easier to kill people in MW2 than in COD4 lol). And i like the BFBC2 beta because it requires skill, communication and is alot more team based. I also like to play this alot with friends over the weekend and when i'm feeling more lively. Plus there's only 1 map in the beta so it can only get better. So overall i like both games but i prefer the BFBC2 beta because it's not just mindless fun and requires you to think. I also believe they improved greatly over the original in all areas unlike MW2, which i feel made the MP part of the game unbalanced and less tactical. That was a let-down to me because i personally thought COD4 had a good balance of tactical and 'run n gun' gameplay. /rant :)
With Battlefield you really get the sensation of actually participating in a virtual warfare were as in call of duty MF 2 things feel a little unrealistic or rather a paint-ball fight session with friends lol
i agree about the paintball feel,mw2 just feels outdated after playing the bfbc2 beta :-)
bring PC beta already.
BFBC2 is way above the bar over CODMW2. That is one of the best realistic sounding games I've ever heard. It's game features, classes, weapon types and options will never let the game become boring. It's vehicle types and in air action is just a super plus. I understand being a fan on certain games. I get that, I'm like that with MGS. But as a gamer, there is no way on earth one can say COD's online looks, sounds and plays better than BFBC2. I do not care if COD sells a billion more copies. Not everyone on the planet gets it. Just look at other outstanding games that set the bar, won GOTY that didn't sell 50 million copies. But, even IW should be giving props to DICE on this one. But, since they are owned by Robert Kotick, they might be to good for that.
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