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Gorgeous fun, generic everything else.

posted by Rico731 (WARWICK, RI) Jun 28, 2014

Member since May 2014

This game looks incredible! The textures and the lighting effects are the most realistic I have ever seen. The sound design makes the game even more immersive, especially with professional head phones. If someone is talking and you walk into a building, their voice becomes faint and muffled and orients in the direction of the door. If you hear a tank, you can tell if it is approaching.

Smooth controls, tight aiming, and a lot of guns from the weapons crates scattered throughout each map, means you don't get board. They even stole (and improved) the cover mechanic from Killzone 2. You can duck behind a low wall, and pop up by aiming.

But the game is generic in almost every other way. There's really nothing in the story that you haven't seen before. Characters and situations are directly lifted from other first person shooters. The crazy Russian who helps you break out of prison. The double-agent that rescues you at a crucial moment. The safe place that is really a trap. The story will only make you scratch your head. Who are we fighting? Why is this person so important? How did all these people get on the ship? So all those people we rescued are dead, right? It does NOT matter. You are HERE, you need to go THERE, and there are a lot of people, tanks and helicopters trying to stop you.

The checkpoint system is mostly generous, but dying during any vehicle sections of the game means repeating the whole sequence. If you miss that swerving helicopter, from your drifting car, with the single RPG you have, you're going to die and re-live the last 2 minutes over and over again until you get it right.

No boss battles! Chang is the dictator, but you never meet him, or fight any of his lieutenants.

If you like shooters, you'll like this game. But if you're looking for a gripping story of dictators, refugees and double-agents, this is not for you.

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GF Rating


A disappointment

posted by nathanahtan (BRANDON, VT) Jun 24, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

As a huge fan of Battlefield 3 on the 360, I could not wait to get my hands on an xbox one and a copy of BF4, to enjoy 64-player servers and the graphics that PC players have had for years. However, when I finally picked up my copy, I realized this was not the game I was promised.
The worst part about BF4 is the lack of polish.The game crashes, saves get deleted, sound disappears from time to time, and lag plagues some matches. Even when I managed to escape those problems for brief periods of time, the terrible maps and weapon and vehicle imbalance ruined the experience.
There is not a single map I enjoy playing on in this game. Not a single one stands out as a classic. There are some spots in the environment that can provide an interesting battle, but the maps as a whole just feel too spread out and too conquest oriented for my liking. It just feels like there is always an angle for someone to shoot you. Also, since there is less health in this game than in BF3, death is harder to avoid and therefor frustrating.
Hm, what else? Levolution is a gimmick, the campaign is a joke, and the naval theme just provides terrible boat to boat combat. I hate battlefield 4.
The only good thing about this game is the graphics; they make call of duty ghosts look ugly.
All in all, I will say that this game was a major disappointment for a next gen customer, and a blemish on Dices very good record. Don't bother.

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GF Rating

Really Bad


posted by Fallasteeni (KENT, WA) Jun 5, 2014

Member since Sep 2013

Played till the part where the chopper chase you and you need to time the shot and place it just n the right place to bring it down. I find that incredibly annoying. Must have tried like 20 times with no dice. Games are meant to be fun, not torturous for no good reason. This is a TERRIBLE game. Ghastly at best

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