Battlefield 4 (NA)
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"Battlefield 4 wants you--yes, you--to experience even more thrilling, more epic moments than ever before with a beefed up single-player story and the addition of map-changing levolution events and show-stopping destruction online." - Gamesradar.com
"DICE is the Mozart of war, and its mastery over sound continues to define Battlefield’s moment-to-moment richness." - PCGamer.com
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Only in Battlefield™
Battlefield 4™ is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory.
Fueled by the next-generation power and fidelity of Frostbite™ 3, Battlefield 4 provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other.
Only in Battlefield can you demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. Only in Battlefield will you lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory.
In addition to its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home.
There is no comparison. Immerse yourself in the glorious chaos of all-out war, found only in Battlefield.
Only in Battlefield can you experience Levolution, changing the landscape in real-time with interactive environments that react to your every move.
Only in Battlefield will you find the awe-inspiring power of the next generation Frostbite™ 3 engine, whose unrivaled audio and visual fidelity make your game more dramatic, more believable, and more human.
Only in Battlefield can you experience an unmatched level of all-out war that grants you the freedom to play to your strengths and carve your own path to victory.
Only in Battlefield do you have the power to dominate land, air and sea with all-new, intense water-based vehicle combat
Great multiplayer, buggy single.Nubsmcgee | April 8, 2014 | See all Nubsmcgee's reviews »
Battlefield four is a great game, now after a few months after release so that is what this review will be based on. The bullet drop is a lot fairer and they made it so pistols can actually have a place on the battleground, a bullet is a bullet on this game unlike Call of Duty. You get hit, you are going to hurt for a while.
The vehicles in this game are much more improved, the airplanes are fun and the tanks drive like tanks. The only thing I have a problem with is that the jeep’s glass is more resilient than tank armor (can’t shoot out the drivers of helicopters either like Bad Company 2) And a certain chopper is quite overpowered and can out tank multiple rockets with a few engineers. However, it is still Battlefield, harsh to new players and rewarding for those that worked up to learning the game and its playstyle.
Oh, and the campaign is meh; but who plays battlefield for that?
Great Gameplay Marred by BugsJamfrost | April 1, 2014 | See all Jamfrost's reviews »
Hitting tanks with rpgs, launching homing rockets onto laser designated enemy choppers, parachuting from tall skyscrapers onto enemy territory, and so much more. BF4 has a lot going for it, but it has so much wrong with it at the same time. I'll start with some pros before going heavily into the cons.
The gameplay and shooting aspects of BF4 are incredibly fun and sometimes nutty whether we're talking about vehicular or infantry warfare. Jets really feel out of place though. The maps really need to be much bigger for adequate dogfighting. War Thunder has BF4 beaten in that regard. Assuming you're on a good server and have a stable connection, you'll be blasting your way through walls or sniping people and having a good time. I personally love driving around in a tank and obliterating buildings. They brought back a good level of destruction for this entry in the series.
Having a group of friends or associates really amplifies the gaming experience though and I'd strongly recommend having at least enough people to have fill one squad (5 slots). You can still do quite a lot of damage pairs though. If you decide to lone wolf it though, you'll pull in less experience and probably not have as much fun. Coordination leads into really great moments, or hilarious ones when plans go wrong.
This game uses Origin, but that doesn't bother me as much as the game using battlelog. This game does not have an in-game browser. For whatever reason, they continued to push battlelog which will mean shutting down and relaunching the .exe anytime you want to change servers which is incredibly annoying. Especially during the launch period of this game where it was incredibly unstable.
This game is not very stable yet. Dice will repeatedly break things with their patches and content updates. It makes for an inconsistent and frustrating experience at times. It gives off the strong impression that the game was released in an unfinished state.
The unlock system is a gigantic tread mill meant to waste your time. Weapon unlocks are tied to using that class of weapon. Then attachment unlocks are tied to each weapon.If you like vehicles a lot, then you can expect a painfully slow soldier or weapon unlock rate. Oh, soldier unlocks are separate from both weapons and vehicles. Everything needs to be leveled, but only vehicle operators run the risk of stagnation. If you find yourself driving around a lot, nothing else will level up, resulting in a grinding mindset where people will either need to grind it out in infantry maps or just be satisfied with never, ever being able to use anything else.
With 43 hours or more of play, I've only unlocked 7 infantry weapons besides the default ones with some attachments for a select few. Even the pistols and grenades need to be leveled up. With all these requirements, you're not free to experiment or just have the sight you want. The battlepacks will do a great job of unlocking attachments for guns you don't have yet too. It's a bunch of very terrible design decisions that should have been handled with more consideration for the player's time.
I recommend not bothering with the single player campaign. I did have an incident where the game wiped out several hours of progress for me, but ignoring that, the game just terrible. They give you a silent protagonist with your squad mates or other characters all telling you how you feel for you. Play this game for the good multi-player. Although, I do have to tell you that three guns for multi-player are tied to single-player.
A Fun, If Buggy and Occasionally Unfair Shootermaverick164 | March 17, 2014 | See all maverick164's reviews »
Battlefield is often the more "realistic" of the coin that is the modern war shooter coin. And in this comparison to Call Of Duty, there is some things you could say. This game is beautiful, and the positively stunning graphics are always breathtaking. This is most of the time. There is the occasional odd wall texture or explosion that looks just a little weird but other than that, this game almost always looks great. It's shooting is quite tight, though not as smooth as Call Of Duty or Halo, feeling a tad clunky at points. This may be more "realistic", but it can hinder enjoyment for some. Campaign is quite lackluster, having some decent spectacles I suppose, but not much of a story to speak of. Multiplayer is fun and challenging, but bugs and server issues have crippled the game frequently. Also, the game has an only okay progression system, it's a tad slow. Overall, a good, not great realistic-ish shooter.
Love ItM3NT4L5 | Feb. 16, 2014 | See all M3NT4L5's reviews »
The game definitely had a rough start. There were many bugs including 0 health, no sound, etc etc. It really seemed like it should still be in beta, and the release was rushed. It is now mostly all cleared up. The gameplay in multiplayer is very fun and action-packed. The graphics are beautiful.Some parts of the campaign seem truly unrealistic, however. For instance when you are in a building that collapses and come out mostly unscathed. Who buys a Battlefield game for the campaign anyways? I would recommend this game to anybody who wants to dump CoD or just wants to have fun.
BF4 plays pretty wellmajorm | Feb. 15, 2014 | See all majorm's reviews »
I seem to be one of the few but I feel that BF4 plays pretty well. After you get used to the change it isn't bad. I just think BF3 felt better as far as movement and really does feel like a different game. I have not had many crash issues and my main complaint is hit detection. By hit detection I mean hitting rocks and walls where you have a clear line of sight as well as hits on players. Im looking forward to the games progression and the new maps. In conclusion I would still buy the game since I have had minimal issues.