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GF Rating
7.5

1341 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

BF4 Delivers

posted by BlackburnD81 (TIPP CITY, OH) Feb 27, 2014

Member since Feb 2014

Battlefield 4 had some really high hopes for itself, and it delivered. Like any FPS out there that is held in high regard for it's Multi-player (COD) the campaign is lack luster. I honestly I am just fine with that. When it comes to online multi-player they really nailed it. Game runs smooth, and feels balanced. Every once in a blue moon I will get kicked from a game, but it's not big of deal. There have been some improvements from Battlefield 3, and they are welcomed. The only issue I do have with the online multi-player is that lack of a place to edit my loadouts while not in the game. Many will say, "just go to the training grounds". I know I get that, but it's still a couple of loading screens that could have easily been avoided.

Bottom line BF4 is a great game. With the current available games for PS4 this one is a MUST HAVE.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Glitchy wreck

posted by Ballsout (FORT COLLINS, CO) Feb 25, 2014

Member since Feb 2006

The game is fun and the visuals are pretty amazing. Now that that's out of the way, this game is all in all trash. It was obviously made with multiplayer in mind and yet it has some of the worst server maintenance of most modern games out there. There are dozens of constantly empty servers and online play is inconsistent to say the least. You'll fall through maps, constantly switch weapons, or zoom multiple times when just pushing the button once. It feels as though they encourage modding with the utter lack of reporting or repercussions. I can't believe this was a major launch game. Shame on EA once again.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

CoD will be boring after BF4

posted by DINGLExBERRY (LAS VEGAS, NV) Feb 19, 2014

Member since Jun 2012

I was a fan of CoD before trying this, now CoD is boring to me. Since CoD is the closest game, I'll compare BF4 to CoD: Ghosts

BF4 Cons:
Glitchy - server hiccups cause you to temporarily lose all unlocked weapons/equipment and play with default layouts on SOME servers, not to mention campaign progress is often lost and needs a start over.
BF4 is slower paced than CoD - you don't have "ninjas" running around quickly stabbing people with ballistic knives - something I miss
BF4 has weak/no killstreaks (this is a con and a pro). The killstreaks are small upgrades that you get, not as powerful as the ones in CoD - just things like 10% health boost, longer breath hold when sniping, etc.

BF4 Pros:
The "no killstreaks" makes it so that players have more of an incentive to PTFO (play the effin objective) rather than camp and collect kills - that still happens, but not nearly as often as CoD
Vehicles! Awesome vehicles that give it a more thrilling Halo-esque experience, seeing a friend carrying the bomb, quickly driving between him and enemies to provide cover, picking him up and driving to the objective while avoiding rockets! Not to mention helicopters.
Less inaccessible areas - unlike CoD which won't let you go to an area at all if it's the end of the map, BF4 warns you to come back instead, so you never have an "invisible wall" stopping you.
All soldiers move at same speed no matter the weapon they carry, and all have unlimited sprint
The scale - you can play small, such as TDM games, or go big into games like Conquest (massive domination) where the best way to get around is by vehicle, or the walk will be LONG.
And finally - a permanent parachute - jump from any helicopter and any building and don't worry (as much) about falling to your death - you always have a chute to deploy.

This is a game best enjoyed with friends talking to you in party chat and you working together to complete the mission (numerous Obliteration matches won solely due to my team o

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