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2.0 out of 5 stars FAILURE TO CONNECT TO EA ONLINE..., 10 Mar. 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3) (Video Game)
...if you have never recieved this message in a game before, the buy this and you'll be seeing a lot more of it in future. This is a game which will give you a vast array of emotions. On one hand you will be frustrated, not just with the server issues but the nature of the game means you WILL be killed. Often. And enemies (online normal mode as opposed to HC) can take a few shots before dying. But these add to what makes this game so different and so brilliant. On the other hand, the satisfaction in taking hiding enemy snipers out by bringing their building to the ground or the sense of achievement in using team work to destroy M-Comm stations despite defenders bullets whistling past your ears surpasses your frustrations. It's not easy, like MW2 can be if you have an Attack Heli doing your work for you, and no-one has superior advantage over anyone else on the battlefield. You get points for being a team player, whether your playing as a Medic and using deffibulator on 'dead' comrades or Engineer and repairing vehicles, you are awarded XP to award your efforts. So it's not all about 'how many people you killed'. The maps are huge, and each map on the Rush mode has 8 M-Comm stations to either defend of destroy, so games can last a while. There's no 'just pop in for a quick 10 minute match' here, and that is a breath of fresh air when compared to other games in this genre. Add to the mix the amount of vehicles at your disposal and the ability to flatten buildings containing enemy and you have pretty much the complete online multiplayer experience. A quick one for the campaign, I'm only a quarter way through and there are a lot of moments where video sequences take over, but don't let this put you off, as they flow naturally with the gameplay. Overall though, buy this for the multiplayer. Would be superb if EA gave a damn about the aforementioned problems with the servers. Since release day this has been an issue, and nothing seems to be done about it. Casts a shadow over what should be the multiplayer game of the year. Until Medal of Honor, anyway.
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Initial post: 24 Mar 2010 21:14:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Mar 2010 21:21:19 GMT

Are you sure the server connection issues aren't really an issue with your router? I was unsure about Battlefield BC2, as I got the first game a few month back as a budget title and was only able to play on line 1 in 20 times. However, when I moved from a wifi to a wired connection I was able to get on every time without fail. So the problem is with my wi-fi router settings (which I will need to resolve with some serious 'Googling' at some point!).

To be honest, I don't think the game would score nearly as highly if these were genuine server issues because this game is all about the on-line experience, and if it were server problems, many more people would be having problems. I think a lot of people are missing out on a good game, when issues could be resolved (although it may take some digging).

EA probably do deserve some criticism for the servers being a bit temperamental when it comes to peoples router settings though. Other games I've played don't have these issues. But they are solvable.


In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2010 20:35:09 BDT
D. Farrar says:
i bought this the day it came out and as soon as i went on multiplayer i got the message about the servers being down. I check my router and even went on MW2 and had perfect connnection. I thought i'd give it a chance so went back on a few days later. once in multiplayer i found the game frustrating and the graphics are poor compared to MW2 and even COD4. Its a shame really considering the hype. Even the weapons are poor...a FAMAS (although not named a FAMAS in the game) (but it certainly is one with how it looks) is a 3 round birst weapon...but on BFBC2 its a 2 round birst assault rifle. One, who in their right mind would create a 2 round birst assault rifle and two its really weak and in-accurate despite aiming down the site. I also thought that, for example, if you wanted to be a medic why on earth do you have to unlock med kits...surely you should get some sort of basic first aid kit first then go on to unlock more substansive ones. Same applies to being an engineer. I also feel there isn't enough vehicle variety. In the first BF game you could use anything from a tank to a attack helicopter. Don't get me wrong the tanks and little quads are awesome but more is needed.

In all i thought that the game was poor. Poor graphics, poor server quality, poor equipment. EA need to pull their finger out and create a really good game that will rival the masterpiece that is MW2. It shows with how many people are online every day playing it.

My verdict...if you want a FPS go buy MW2 if you haven't got already. BFBC2 is just up to rivalling it.

Posted on 11 Apr 2010 17:27:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Apr 2010 17:41:20 BDT
Adam Hogan says:
Far too premature on the server issues, many games have server problems soon after release, the vast majority of which are swiftly dealt with. I've been disconnected from a server on BF2 no more than a half dozen times, the game is stable, but you have to expect some teething problems. I was cutoff off many times on MW2, but I didn't feel the need to complain, because I know nothing is perfect and they were resolved.

You criticise the games lack of variety, then cite MW2 as a masterpiece, a game which has no vehicles you can properly control, allows you to reign all kinds of death from above with the most unrealistic and ludicrously overpowered killstreaks and a game which allows you to knife somebody from 6 feet away....

For gods sake you can even use a nuke and just end the game, how realistic is that? Yet you attack a weapon on BC2 which has a burst fire of 2 rounds? If you can aim it's actually one the best weapons on the game.

BC2 requires you to earn promotions and unlocks with effort, not get a handful of kills, call a harrier and suddenly you massacre a team with zero skill. I put 40 hours into MW2 and it wasn't even half as good as a genuine masterpiece of FPS CoD4, BC2 is a huge step up IMO.

Many criticisms have either been premature or cosmetic, if you don't like a gun, don't use it....there's an absolute ton more to choose from.

Posted on 25 Jul 2010 15:19:35 BDT
DeviousMan says:
Mate if you're having problems connecting to EA then you need to sort out your internet connection lol this game is run on servers and it only lags if ur connection is dead upgrade mofo
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