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FAILURE TO CONNECT TO EA ONLINE...
, 10 Mar. 2010
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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