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OUT OF THIS WORLD,
This review is from: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3) (Video Game)
Well...Where to start?
With everyone raving about COD:MW2 ... I felt as though I was the over one who felt it was over rated. I felt there was limited change from MW1. The game was basically same, just the typical update to graphics etc. BFBC2 vs BFBC...there's a BIG difference and A LOT has changed.
Destruction 2.0 - Destruction was the point of BFBC...and it's been upgraded. Now facusing on mini destruction, it's posible to shoot holes through walls and poke your gun out and fire. Paint chips off walls when you shoot and ENTIRE buildings fall to the ground - its now posible to knock a house down, killing all inside!!!
Visuals - BFBC was laking in this department. Yeah the graphics were good but the game was missing the polish - the finish that COD:MW had. Now it's changed. BFBC2 is very well polished, with huge upgrades to textures and general graphics. Animations are smooth and characters die as they would in real life.
Dark - BFBC was known for it its cheesy gameplay - mocking 21st century warfare - not in BFBC2. Now it's serious, now it's dark - but, if you're like me, and you like Sweetwater and Haggards humourous exchanges - they're still there :D!
Enviroments - So from the desert and grasslands that were in BFBC - In BFBC2 - there's snow, there's jungles, there's swamps in added in - making for really intense warfare!
Sounds - The sound quality in this is intense...if you got surround sound or powerful speakers. this will blow you away. In comparision, sound effects in COD sound like toy guns...
SINGLE PLAYER REVIEW!!!!
Flexablity - once more the game relies on flexaiblity...you play the game your way!
First Mission - Not sure how to call this - but the first mission takes you into WW2. Thats right - confusing...its starts off JUST LIKE W@W. Dark warfare in the jungles of japan. The weapons and vechicles are all straight from BF43 ... which means...you do start of thinking "There's nothign new here...enviroments like W@W, weapons from BF43" - but that's not nessiarly a bad thing. Why fix something that isn't broken. BUT DON'T WORRY ...the game goes straight back to its routes and returns to the open ended gameplay of BFBC
Open Ended - Well...after finishing the game, I felt that the Single Player was not as open as it was in BFBC. No more multiple routes to an objective, no more exploring. No more sneaking around the back of a base...choosing your route. In BFBC2 Its still retains the large maps...but there's a lot less exploring one route to an objective - which for me...is a big downside. Saying that!! Thats just compared to BFBC1...compared to other FPSs like COD it is very open. loads of flexbility and loads of exploring.
Gameplay - so now the game plays a lot tighter, spenidng most of your time in compact towns, villages or jungles. This makes it a lot more intense and a lot more enjoyable and regretably...at times, it does feel a little bit like COD - that is uintuil you fall an entire building with your grenade laucnher. But good marks for more intense action yet retainning the BFBC notion of flexablity and maps. PERFECT mix of the two.
Exploration - You still have to look for collectable weapons and destroy Ncom stataions (just like gold crates in BC1). It would have been awesome if you got to fly a helicopter like in BC1 (so we can practice for online mode!)
Classes - There's four classes: Assult - all rounders, Medics - to heal and revive, Engineers - destroy and repair vechniles, Recon - long range attack. Choose wisely ;)
Weapon select - Now, unlike BFBC and more like MW2 - choose your class, then your primary weapn. Each class has different weapons, Recon has sniper, Medic has LMG...you get the gist - BUT...ANY KIT CAN EQUIPMENT SHOTGUNS....so...you can ahve all of the bonus of a Recon but have a shotgun instead...which is an AWESOME idea. Choose your secondary weapon also.
Speicalizations - Think of them like 'Perks'. You can choose 3. Two for your character (more health, more ammo etc) and one for your vechilke (more armour, stronger weapons etc). Not only this...and unlike MW choosing weapons and perks is quick and can be done in literally seconds.
Game Modes - So the old Gold Rush (now named 'Rush') and Conquest are in BFBC2 but as are two new game modes. Squad Rush...same thing as Rush but squad based. and Squad teamdeath match - 4 teams of 4 in all out warfare...you are outnumbered 2 to 1...teamwork is the onyl way you can win. - and of course...ther'es now hardcore mode. Okay taken from MW...Less HUD, less health...but hey, it's great!!! and fits nicely into BFBC2!
Teamwork - if you're unfamiliar to BFBC the game is all amount teamwork. Now more every-man-for-himself like in MW...its teamwork..not the best player its the best team.
DLC - way before the game's release DLC had been annoucned and DICE have made it clear they're going to support this game for longer than BFBC. they've promised there'll be weapons, maps and specialisation DLC...and as a sign of dedication the games first DLC has ALREADY BEEN RELEASED...The online store already states their second map pack due to be released at the end of the month with, inviduual class upgrades (such as Assulat upgrade DLC) which includes new character skins, new weapon skins, new trophys and new awards....with one of these upgrades epr kit...its going to be a great new additions - altough released date/price isn;t confirmed.
Weapons - From BFBC...all of the old weapons are here...But there are some new ones. The Thompson is in this version as is the M1 Garand. The G3 and M14 are also added in to vary the game play a bit
Clan - The most requested feature from BFBC was the inclusion of clan support - that's now added. Granted, limited, no more than MW2. It doesnt have rankings and stuff like that - but you can create private games which is great!
BFBC2 is completey different to any FPS on the market. Its pace is slower...maps are huge and since its team work rather than solo...it takes getting used to. It will take dedication - things work differently on here than on other FPS. The game...may not be for you...
but in all...This game is unbeliveable...best game I have played - EVER!
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Initial post: 5 Mar 2010 17:32:19 GMT
no your not the only one, i thought MW2 was well overated, i perfered the the 1st game, i was so glad when i finished MW2, as i didnt enjoy it, they seem to cater for the online masses now, thats ok if you have the time to do all that..i am playing the 1st bad company game right now, only just got it, and i think thats better then the cod games, so i will defo get the BC2 game.
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 23:07:56 GMT
excellent review. im buying this now
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 23:21:26 GMT
The Old Git says:
I was an A1 MW1 & 2 Fanboy.This Game totally knocks them out of the Running.Nice review.Thanks.
Posted on 6 Mar 2010 09:16:08 GMT
The usual suspect says:
Great review. I don't quite know why they didn't just call this Battlefield 3 though? That's what it is. Battlefield2 was (and probably still is until I have a real good go at this) favourite online FPS. I'm glad it's been updated finally!
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2010 22:55:05 GMT
M. Seaward says:
Its the sequel to BFBC1 ... When they made BFBC they wanted to do soemthing different, destructable enviroments and a chessey (take the mick of 21st century warfare) style gaemplay that was different than any other BF game. It was also console exclusive. They wanted it to be seen apart from the other BF games, like in its own league...
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2010 13:31:57 GMT
It should technically be Battlefield 4 mate. Battlefield 2 was on the PS2, then Bad Comp 1 & now Bad Comp 2.
Posted on 12 Mar 2010 16:39:34 GMT
B. Britten says:
Basically, as i see it, the way you have described it is like MW2 except with different gameplay and worse customisation. I agree that MW2 hardly differed from MW1 but who cares? MW1 was amazing and MW2 is better, what's the problem? I have played Bad Company 1 and 2 and to me they feel like less polished, graphically inferior and generally slightly worse versions of the MW series. But hey, that's my opinion and you're entitled to yours. I'm glad you enjoy it so much.
Posted on 28 Mar 2010 19:31:55 BDT
D. Burton says:
This review would be better if you didn't constantly compare it to Cod 6: MW2 2009 edition.
I play both MW2 and this online, I also greatly enjoyed the first bad company and Cod4.
I definitely prefer BFBC2 to all of them, and I see that comparisons will be made between the rival games; but you seem to only talk about MW2 in a pejorative way even though it is a very good game.
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 18:49:33 BDT
Mr P. Edwards says:
great review. but surely in essence this is just the same as COD in the sense that it is another one of these war games that is very lacking in single player and expects you to pay ££ for an extremely repetitive online?
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2010 23:09:13 BDT
Every online game is different. As players learn new ways of achieving an objective, others take on that idea. For example - I have seen someone fly the UAV into a building and destroy the contents/crate within. Others now try. There's alot of creativity from players.
Sometimes you are at the head of an attack and sometimes it falls to someone else, you give them all the support they need. Sometimes your team sneaks in from the side, sometimes head on. Occasionally a game can be very quickly won/lost, but then other times it takes 45minutes. Sometimes I am a 'warrior', sometimes a noob!
Single player is not great but, as I find I am a good team player, the online game play is nothing like COD. M.Seaward has done a great job of reviewing this game. 100+ hours in and it's still great!
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