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Not as good as COD4,
This review is from: Battlefield: Bad Company (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I bought this game because of the favourable comparisons some reviewer made with COD4. I have played for a few hours and i know already this is NO WHERE NEAR the quality of COD4. COD had something that this game lacks - atmosphere. In COD i felt i was an actual soldier on an actual mission. With this game i feel i am controling a dull charcter on dull missions. Do not believe the other reviews - this is poor.
When you die in a game you expect to go back to the last checkpoint. And if you killed 3 people since that checkpoint then you would expect to have to kill them again, right? Wrong - i'm not sure what the developers had drunk when they made these decisions but you don't have repeat any of the killings again.
So, between checkpoint you have to kill 10 people right. Ok, just kill one or two at a time and don't worry if you die. The baddies are still dead when you revive. What a silly idea. Could you really imagine having to do this on COD4? It would have made it SO much easier and more boring. Pass a checkpoint in a vehicle and then die in that vehicle! Don't worry when you respawn at the checkpoint your jeep/tank/helicopter is fine.
Helicopter a bit damaged? Worry not - just exit it and use an electric drill to get it back to full health. And it doesn't matter where you use the drill either. These few gameplay decisions just seem really stupid to me. On a more serious shooter you just wouldn't see these things
I'm afraid that my copy will be going on amazon marketplace tonight
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Initial post: 29 Jul 2008 00:45:17 BDT
L. T. Swinbank says:
And it does not get any better Online, One game type, no private servers, voice chat broken, no teamwork just everyman for themselves experience, create a squad of 4 then get split up in game in the interest of balancing which does not work either, worst release on a next gen console I have experienced. Avoid like the plague!!
Posted on 26 Feb 2009 12:14:49 GMT
D. Williams says:
Agreed - the drill thing is totally laughable and the 'revival after being wounded' instead of 'back to checkpoint 'cos you're dead' thing makes it way too easy (along with the syringe to revive yourself whenever you're in trouble). Doesn't make for a long and interesting game, although the destructive environments and large sandbox maps are good points.
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