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GF Rating
7.5

1385 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

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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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good

posted by jayprime (VALLEJO, CA) Feb 10, 2014

Member since Feb 2012

This is just for the campaign.

So far this game by far has the best sound of any game on PS4 to date. The ambient and gun fire is top notch and the VO is actually very good. The graphics are stellar for a next gen launch game and the gameplay is fun. With that said the game is only around 6-7hrs long and the story gets really bizarre at times. All in all a great game to play over a weekend.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Good and getting better

posted by barichristopher (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Jan 23, 2014

Member since Oct 2012

This yrs Battlefield is hard to grade. Yes due to nex-gen consoles the gameplay and graphics are smoother. The Story campaign is actually very good and exciting. My friends and I also enjoy the full 32 vs 32 player matchups in multiplayer.
This leads me to my reason of low scoring. If and when the EA servers want to run correctly the game can be a constant online blast especially when you do conquest. Conquest literally will have you in a world of war for a full 40-60 real life minutes trying to one up the enemy. The "levelation" is awesome to where in battle once city streets are now flooded. You can be on top or inside of a building and hear alarms going off due to the building collapsing.(i cant express enough how many times i've attempted to take an elevator to the top of a skyscraper and have died due to this late in a battle -_- lol)
The servers are rarely up and running, everyone from all over the web has seen the same issues my friends and I have been dealing with causing this game to become a dust collector. Servers crash, the "battle log" (which allows you to see your stats,friend's stats as well as being able to join your friend's matches) is always down. It's sad because yr in and yr out EA pumps these games up we get excited and their servers never work. I would trade some of my graphics for a working game any day.
All in all Battlefield could have and can become a higher rated game should EA hurry on the bugs. However I doubt this will happen; all who forked out the cash for this game will have their gripes and swear never to buy an EA game again but will, and a new and fun game will come out sooner than the servers get fixed.
Thanks for reading and happy gaming,
~C.

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