Pikimal - My Battlefield obsession borders on legendary, with roots dating all the way back to the 1942 days, back when I still owned a joystick. Though young, I was quickly weaned off the arena based shooters early in my FPS gaming childhood and discovered a more refined shooter palette. Certain expectations are placed upon the Battlefield player, including an acquaintance with team-based mechanics, such as utility, longevity, strategy, and malleability. Having adopted these concepts early on, I never truly had a taste for the more casual shooters, or even the faster, harsher arena-style games. Battlefield 2, to me, was the epitome of the shooter genre.