Karl-Magnus Troedsson, General Manager of DICE, called developers of competing FPS games ‘lazy' in an interview with Official Playstation Magazine. The pot, it appears, has called the kettle black.
He says this like battlefield didn't exist before Call of Duty. Saying they are similar, I can agree to a point but in reality they are very different games. I think it's just the perception that devs are lazy that will keep this author from enjoying what should otherwise be a very different feeling shooter than what we are used to.
This article is a complete waste of time. I wouldn't bother reading it if your sanity has any value to you.
Reads first 3 paragraphs... http://btx3.files.wordpress... Really though, Cod and BF don't feel the same at all, the Author of this article has a hard time differentiating(spelling error?) between FPS at all if he thinks these are the same. And I don't understand, why is everything the same as Cod? Cod wasn't the first shooter out for christ sake.
Id have to agree with the author in terms of recent shooters not being unique and innovative enough. Too many game play aspects are being borrowed from call of duty. The "X" hitmarkers, lack of recoil, lack of a fire-rate selector, no encouragement of ammo conservation/ bullets feeling unimportant and limitless. Id like to see more shooters where getting shot in a certain area affects character movement/stamina and game play. For example getting shot in the leg will make your character limp, preventing you from sprinting and slowing character movement. Getting shot in the arm will affect weapon handling and accuracy, etc. Developers need to start stepping their game up.
That's what Arma and Operation Flashpoint are for. There's only a certain amount of realism you can apply before it starts alienating players. CoD is clearly an arcade shooter, and I feel that the Battlefield series offers more on the strategic side. And then there are the military sims, which probably have what you're looking for. But honestly, I already get annoyed enough when I have to run two minutes to get anywhere in Battlefield 2, so I don't think it needs any more "realistic" features, like making me run even slower if I get shot.
I believe Red Orchestra has some of that limb damage you speak of...haven't played much though. OT: COD, to me, seemed like a micheal bay war movie with all the hollywood moments, whereas the bf series is more reminiscent of a real warzone.
if you dont see the game you want then go make the game you want learn the tools of the trade and try to do better
"DICE are every bit as lazy as Activision, Infinity Ward and Treyarch, if not more so. They’ve essentially been making the graphics better without enhancing the core gameplay in any real way. Battlefield 3 is just tweaking, from all DICE have said" Some how I get the feeling the writer thinks BF3 will be like bfbc2 or something when it's more like tweaking & improving on Bf2.. It is not like bad company!!
and how much gameplay did he see .... seems like he's got it all figured out and the game is months away. He should shut the fuck up ...
true it seems like he played it alreasdy!
I kind of get what the author is saying...sure the Frostbite 2.0 engine looks amazing, but i doubt it will ad anything game-play wise. I'm just waiting for them to say that their new destructive environments will allow more tactical battles, which is something that has been said ever since BLACK and has never actually come to fruition. Hopefully they will break the mode, but the game-play we've seen so far hasn't been shown that.
They are no where near as lazy as treyarch. I do not know what they are saying.
Wow, biggest troll article used for making hits ive seen in a long while. It's funny, everytime something good is coming out there is always the article that decides to be controversial and go against the grain to what everyone else thinks. It's sad, and it's pathetic. People make these articles to get hits, what they don't realise is everyone remembers them for 'the troll website' and never visits it again.
I think FPS is alive and well. Core military shooters like BF and CoD, we are now getting some decent hybrid/RPG'ish games Borderlands, Fallout, and devs trying some new things like Crysis. Good stuff.
Dice screwed up with MoH and did take the lazy route but both Bad Company single player campaigns are both far better than any CoD single player aside from 1 and 4. It's amazing how the semi open world gameplay gets ignored in one game and praised in another. Battlefield is nothing like CoD and creating a new set of tools for a new game is the exact opposite of using an 8 years old engine for an annual rehash franchise.
Ok one of the main selling points is graphics but just look at them, and the lighting and animations are the best out right now!!! but the destruction is meant to be a lot better than BC2 ( I hope its not as scripted as Bc2 ;/ ) the thing people don't understand is Bf2 is one of the best FPS out there, BC2 was fun but it was nothing like BF2. and he calls them lazy as there using the same engine and formula for at least 5 cods(including the new one) but dice spend a hell of a lot of money making a new engine which is realistic as possible will still being as arcade like as previous BF titles...
this crying about shooters thing is getting soo old
Red Orchestra 2 ftw!!
Mr Author ... u are the laziest of them all ... anyone can write up a fucken whining article .. so shut the fuck up.
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