Ya know, the problem with most shooting games, especially involving war, is that the developers don't give us in depth characters, characters that that the gamer has a reason to care about. When they do it, it makes the game more interesting, which is why games like Call of Duty 4 is considered one of the best, arguably the best. The characters of Battlefield: Bad Company are just fun to follow. I find myself laughing at your buddies Haggard and Coldwater while shooting the enemies the entire time.
Overall, the game is a lot of fun. Blowing up stuff, funny moments, one of the best sniper controls I've seen in a shooting game, and a awesome story. Plus, for lazy gamers, if you die at some point, it restarts at the last checkpoint, BUT all the enemies killed before you die stay dead. Perfect! Plus, my favorite thing that most games don't have, the ability to fix your vehicles, i.e. your tanks.
BUT....the game has flaws. The AI can be completely useless at times. At some points, you'll think you're the only one killing enemies....that's because you are. You'll find the AI staring off into space at times in the middle of battle. The AI does has promising moments still, like explosion-crazed Hagged will come through with some good rocket launcher shots.
The Helicopter controls were a bit sketchy, I also did feel like there were some bugs near the end of the game (enemies not showing up on radar, sniping enemies in the head and they don't react, etc.).
BUT...if you like war/shooting games and enjoy the story like I did, you will manage to look over these things. Definitely worth a rental, if you have the money, worth the buy.
This is one of the best first-person shooter games on the market right now. A great (And funny) storyline, incredible Multiplayer game modes and ranking systems, great weapons, and awesome destruction effects make this game great. The only reason this game did not get a 10, is because the gameplay gets a little repetitive after 4 or 5 levels (There are only 6 in the game. But don't worry, they are very long). This is a great game, and definetly worth the incredibly cheap price of $20.00
I hope you find this review helpful, and love the game
I have been playing the Battlefield games since Battlefield 1942 was released. I got so hooked on it that I bought every Battlefield game for the PC on the day of release. I couldn't with this one because I didn't have a PS3 then. However it was the first game I bought for the system when I did.
I loved that this was the first Battlefield game to have an actual single player campaign, and also the fact that it was the first Battlefield game to have destructible walls. It was always amusing playing the previous titles and a wooden box or picket fence could stop a tank round. The best part of the destructible walls is that you can't sit with your sniper rifle hiding behind a wall only to occasionally pop up and pick someone off. No one is safe now.
My only complaints are is that unlike previous titles there are no longer fixed wing aircrafts, you also can't choose the server you want to go into online and I still haven't figured out how to use the voice chat in game with my headset despite seeing others talking and the game advertising headset use.
The storyline is really fun. It's not too deep but the voice actors are top notch. Haggard and Sweetwater make me laugh so often that I get distracted by their bantor quite frequently. Sarge really reminds me of Dennis Haybert of The Unit. I am hoping to see Haggard and Sweetwater return in Bad Company 2