posted by darkfox703 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) Jun 25, 2008
Member since Jul 2007
gamers (94%) found this review helpful
First off, I am not a fan of battlefield games in general. I've played almost all of them, and was left was the same experience every game....With Bad company being the exception.
What first made the game attractive was the introduction of the frostbite engine. So in response to the common question "how powerful is it really?" It shatters the unreal engine, and anything unreal 3.0 is going to hope to do. This new engine allows for the destruction of....well...anything. If you find yourself playing an assault class and decide you need a door to a building pronto, then have no fear our rifle mounted grenade launchers are here. Nearly any wall or building is subject to destruction, which makes the gameplay that much more interesting. Hiding from that big tank inside a building isn't going to work like it did in Halo. This opens up a whole new realm of tactics, especially in capture gametypes.
More often than not, these "genre defining engines" are riddled with flaws, the most common is the graphical support, that have made far to many revolutionary games look terrible. This is not a problem in B company as it looks stunning and rarely experiences framerate drops (massive artillery strikes tend to weigh you down a little)
The single player is excellently written and designed. It does suffer from the occasional cheesy line, or less than funny joke, but it makes up for it with superb single player gameplay. The difficulty is on excellent par with it's it's play types and is sure to satisfy hardcore BF players to people new to the shooter genre
The Multi-player aspect of BF games has always been it's focus,and B Company is no different. It offers dozens of unlockable weapons, but sadly, many of the weapons are hard to distinguish between performances. The M16 for example has excellent range for an assault wep, but it isn't very noticeable in gameplay. The other issue with the multiplayer derives from its massive scale, which causes frequent lag. Def worth the buy