The good... It's got a great single player that was actually fun to play through. Not all just shooting which was nice. The multiplayer is fun but if you are going in with halo, cod, or even bf3 in mind you'll be disappointed. The multiplayer is only fun if you understand that you'll NEED to use the cover / peek system. A lot of people in multiplayer as veqry easy to kill because only about 1/3 understand it. My guess is the horrible reviews are from people that didn't get it and quit. The weapon customization is nice and there is a fair amount of difference between the guns unlike Halo4 where there are three exact copies of every gun with absolutely zero difference. I like the real life tie ins - surefire suppressors, DD m4v1 and mk18 rifles, LaRue OBRs, etc. This is definitely worth a rent.
The bad... This is laid it very much like a DICE game. It's obviously in need of patches for a couple small issues. EA has been pushing out betas as finished games for a couple years and this is no exception. Playable for sure but not perfect by any means. It's also sort of jagged, halo4 was VERY smooth and lovely compared to this. I feel like next gen consoles are pretty much NEEDED at this point.
Overall... Good single player, good multiplayer if you stick with it and figure it out. A little buggy, not going to win game of the year but the multiplayer is very challenging and requires a little thought into tactics not just run and gun. Definitely not nearly as horrible as the reviews make it seem!
posted by bracketslash (PORTSMOUTH, OH) Nov 15, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
If you love the Battlefield series then you will most definitely enjoy this game. I played it for about eight hours straight. However, I do not enjoy games in which the character jolts around while running so I placed it in its packaging and returned it to GameFly. However, it is very fun, aside from the movement issue. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Battlefield 3.