Hundred-thousand soldiers spinning in their graves
posted by MementoMor (SAN CLEMENTE, CA) Oct 9, 2008
Member since Apr 2008
This wouldn't even pass for a good PS2 game circa 2005. Terrible graphics, clunky controls, and the map layouts are completely unrealistic. Nothing to suck you in and give you the feeling of gritty realism. The only reason I didn't slap this game with a 1 rating was the innovative use of suppressive fire/flanking. Sadly, this just wasn't enough to merit a second look. Pity on the saps that bought this drivel (or God forbid even pre-orded), and God forgive anyone who rates this game with anything more than a five. With games as awesome as Bad Company out there, there's no excuse for making such a low-caliber game. A hundred-thousand soldiers are spinning in their graves at this very moment...
This game has great graphics and good story line, but the game play, movie mode and frequency of "hiccups" are awkward.
The default controller settings are awkward compared to other games of this genre. And the long series of movie scenes, especially the ones you can't skip through are a little annoying. Although they give you a good story, if wanted to watch a movie I would have rented one.
And it seems like there was a slight sacrifice in game speed for the overwhelmingly detailed graphics. Looks beautiful, but the hiccups and skips and drags are big detractors from the game.
The slo-mo headshot or good shot scenes are a very nice add. Makes me feel good to see a Na-zi head explode. And the realism of the gun accuracy is a nice touch as well. One shot one kill with an M1 carbine at 100 yards in heat of battle would rarely happen so I am glad to see the programmers kept a relative level of realism.
Bad: Graphics stutter too much, Movie modes with no skip feature.
Good: Slo-mo kills, "realism", tank driving!! Definitely need more TANK time - that was best.