LOT: Why Bad Company 2 is Better Than Modern Warfare 2

Lens of Truth writes," Let me get out this there first: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was a great multiplayer experience. I enjoyed it; my comrades were obsessed with it to death and so were millions of gamers worldwide. It is a game that will have a place in history for evolving console multiplayer games into what it is today. Many developers have tried to replicate the formula but only seemed to get half the job done. So when, Modern Warfare 2 was announced how could I not have anticipated the sequel to the 2007 Game of the Year? So, once I finally got a hold of it, It was amazing; like so many of you I played it for months enjoying the spectacular (but plot hole filled) campaign and it's robust multiplayer.

Yet, something always felt wrong."

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FragMnTagM2966d ago

This is exactly how I feel about the two games. He completely nailed it.

-Alpha2966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

Better maps: we knew that.
Destruction 2.0: we knew that.
Killstreaks vs. Vehicles: What? Why compare that?

Teamwork: Yes, completely agree... except for the fact that the implementation is completely stupid in BC2. You can only play and chat with THREE friends (on PSN anyway, because we don't have party chat), and MW2 has more customizable options for private games. That's one of the things MW2 does better, it's much easier to play with friends.

Love BC2. But MW2 sucks because it sucks. Simple as that. BC2 doesn't affect it much at all, MW2 has always sucked and was always a poor game.

Anyways, BC2 is my #1 shooter this year. It's a terrific game. SP blows and is SO boring and typical, but the MP is all I care about.

My all time biggest issue is the amount of idiot players, mostly snipers, that just camp back and kill. Conquest mode also sucks monkey nuts because it's basically TDM and capping flags doesn't do ANYTHING except give you a place to spawn.

Sniping is way too easy and noob friendly IMO. It needs a very slight sway. God I hate the snipers that don't help the team. I've never sent such angry PSN messages before lol.

Cerebellum2966d ago

You gotta admit that the spawn camping helicopters get a little annoying too in BFBC2.

Sm0k3y_Bac0n2966d ago

Alpha - Capturing flags reduces the enemies spawns as long as you hold onto it. Normally the team with the most flags wins. But tbh rush is better imo anyway. More pitched battles trying to fight through the enemy frontline to get to the bombs. Attacking on rush is some of the most fun I've had playing video games.

gamingisnotacrime2966d ago

im still amazed by MW2 huge success, i dont have the game but to see an average game like this sell so many millions is mind blowing.

bjornbear2966d ago

sure but he does nail WHY maps, destruction and vehicles >>> anything in MW2

i've said it before and I'll say again:

MW2 is BF:BC2 without vehicles, huge maps, team work and destruction 2.0

only extra: kill streaks but thats a broken system anyway.

Takoulya2966d ago

Also, BF:BC2 requires more skills than MW2. There is a slight weighty feeling, and the guns lose their accuracy when continuously fired without stopping.

-Alpha2966d ago


That simply is not true. Holding flags does nothing effective whatsoever. Instead of capping flags to drain the tickets they are worthless. It's basically team deathmatch because kills are THE most effective way to win in Conquest, which is why the mode is so broken. The ticket bleed is SO slow, the maps are SO small that flags constantly turn over which means ticket bleed is rarely effective. The ticket bleed is so slow that they are internally tweaking it. The community has complained a lot about it and it's why I prefer Rush as completing the objectives is the only way to win.

Sorry but Conquest is a giant Team Deathmatch.


But that's all really subjective. Smaller/Bigger maps, # of players, vehicles, even destruction are all design decisions.

I love CoD4 for the map design, and it didn't have to be big like Bad Company in order for me to enjoy it.

MAG is 256 players but that doesn't make that a better game either. Bigger and More is a design choice, not something that makes a game better.

However, I don't think that's your point: I do agree that overall the factors of maps, vehicles vs. killstreaks, etc. is what makes BC2 much more fun, but in general MW2 fails because it sucks. The maps suck not because they are small but because they are poorly designed, etc.

jjohan352966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

I actually agree with Alpha-Male's problem with conquest. Normally I enjoy this mode on Battlefield games but in BC2 the ticket bleed is ridiculously slow. I feel like the current system simply subtracts the number of tickets per second (or minute) based on the amount of flags captured. I would rather have the captured flags AMPLIFY ticket reduction per kill. So the more flags my team captures, each kill would knock more tickets from the enemy team. If I have less flags captured, each kill would knock down less tickets.

I also feel that more than half the conquest maps are too linear. Previous Battlefield conquest maps were less linear (flags weren't lined up in a straight line).

Otherwise I think BC2's multiplayer is absolutely great. Can't say the same about the single player though (they need to hire a composer for background music, it gets really bland otherwise).

I have one complaint about Rush modes though. I find it lame when attackers sit back as snipers and mortar strike the hell out of objectives. I've been playing a lot of games lately where that's all I encounter. If DICE allows this to happen, then at least allow us the ability to repair objectives. It will force attackers to actually set a bomb at the objective instead of camp on the perimeter.

RememberThe3572965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

BFBC2 was indeed a better game than MW2 but I neither were as satisfying as Killzone 2 or COD4 were. I'm going to try MAG now and see if it can quench my online FPS thirst.

WhatARump2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

Modern Warfare 2 sucked?!!!!

Nahh, Your all overthinking things
Judging a game by "graphics", "sound", "replayability" is lame

If you have fun playing it, keep going!

Forget what everyone else says :)
Besides although everyone seems to hate it here; almost everyone I know has it and plays on a daily basis (cept for me... i actually bother studying >.>)

Anon19742965d ago

I haven't played Battlefield yet, but you certainly made me want to play it. I'm so sick of playing Modern Warfare 2 games where everyone just rushes into one point and 3/4 of the team has 25 kills and 30 deaths. Isn't the point of the game not to die, not just to rack up kills?

Maybe it's just me. I'm an old gamer and that's the way we used to play these games back in the days of Rainbow Six before it got all arcade like.

SixZeroFour2965d ago

@jjohan35 - entirely agree with this comment

"I have one complaint about Rush modes though. I find it lame when attackers sit back as snipers and mortar strike the hell out of objectives. I've been playing a lot of games lately where that's all I encounter. If DICE allows this to happen, then at least allow us the ability to repair objectives. It will force attackers to actually set a bomb at the objective instead of camp on the perimeter. "

if they can literally sit back at their spawn point, fly a uav with c4's/mortar/destroy building to take out the mcomm without stepping into the battlefield then atleast let the engineers be able to repair it, forcing them to come in and have to charge it...theyll still be able to blow it up as long as they have snipers picking off those engineers, but atleast the defenders will have that option against those kind of attackers

it only takes about 12 c4's to destroy the mcomm, and on arica harbor on the last set of mcomms, i literally had a group of players, who would run up the steps and throw one c4 and detonate it along with themselves and won that way because it only took 12 tickets for each mcomm...whenever i set foot in a game where the first thing i see is a uav come down and blow up right beside an mcomm, i quit right then and there...i dont care if i take that loss, i refuse to play against those cowards

Dee_912965d ago

yea all that is true but i have more fun on MW2
its more of a challenge for me

I come in 1st to 3rd place majority of the time on Rush
if u dont believe me add me PSN Dmarc_Atl lol

ThanatosDMC2965d ago

Wow, many people complaints and gripes about both games are all "fixed" in MAG. MAG is the answer to your FPS needs.

FragGen2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

Thanatos: You are a knob. Get over the MAG thing. Stop bringing it into every single MW2 or BFBC2 thread. It's a good, solid, game but the pacing and variety sucks compared to BFBC2.

FWIW: I've pretty much shelved MW2 for BFBC2 (with some MAG thrown in) but really, I still understand why people play MW2. It's much more kick ass than the haters give it credit for... The design just made different trade-offs.

MW2 feels more like the "old school ADD on crack" style gameplay from the Quake days. And sometimes that really hits the spot. :) I played a free for all match a couple of weeks back on a full server and it was just so NUTS that I was laughing my ass off playing. It was great... just a huge brief adrenaline rush... I felt dizzy after I got done. Then I played BFBC2 for a few weeks. :)

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Baron792966d ago

Great article, I agree with just about everything said especially the maps, I hate MW2's.

Lord Vader2965d ago

Yeah, for me MW2 > BFBC2 in SP mode...

But BFBC2 *crushes* MW2 in MP, there is no comparison. MW2 is so unbalanced, spawning is a joke, the maps are too small, & it has no sense of teamwork whatsoever.

As a big COD fan it was hard for me to try BFBC2, but I am so glad I did, it solidifys everything I didnt like in MW2 & justifies all the reasoning behind why I have never been a big fan of it's uber-unbalanced MP gameplay.

Kuzo2966d ago

I play games more for solo campaigns then multiplayer.

DirtyLary2966d ago

I play games more for multiplayer.

FragGen2965d ago

I don't play games I just read N4G so I don't have to!

jaidek2966d ago

I have to agree. I know of a lot of people, including myself, that have moved on to greener pastures with Bad Company 2. Hopefully, the next incarnation of COD will use this game for inspiration.

ASSASSYN 36o2966d ago

Two words as to why BFBC2 is better than MW2. "It works!"

Kuzo2966d ago

You would think that since the game's been out for a while, they could have fixed it.

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