Battlefield: Bad Company is a perfect example of a talented developer taking an established franchise and fine tuning it to create a different experience. The new Frostbite Engine gives the destructibility of no other game out there. Online's unique push and pull style of gameplay is very addicting. A much less serious story line is a welcome change to the now mundane "bad-ass marine" cliché that comes in so many games.
With only a few shortcomings of just one gametype, slipper vehicle controls and cosmetic destruction this is still a great game. This has shown that the Battlefield franchise is anything but stale, they can take the series in any direction they want and it's great to see more developers having that freedom. You won't find a better military action game on of this scale on consoles period.