Reviews by Lykos84
Unfinished, but signs of brillianceLykos84 | Nov. 17, 2013 | Review of Battlefield 4 (NA)
Battlefield 4 is difficult to review honestly because of the multitude of bugs. Everything from crashes to an eerie silence glitch that lets helicopters sneak up right behind you. It simultaneously begs you to play its well-balanced multiplayer, and smacks you right in the face with the poor state of the netcode. As a software programmer, I understand the pressures to release something on time, especially when I'm sure the publisher was pushing really hard for it with COD releasing around the same time, but it doesn't help the image of the game to have so many bugs.
Aside from the bugs, the game is far more balanced than BF3. It's easier to get into games with friends, and even to join the same squad. Vehicles are not quite as overpowering as they once were, and the new modes are engaging.
At the end of the day, this game will be absolutely amazing... eventually. Until then it's a frustratingly awesome experience.