Battlefield Hardline (NA)
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"In areas where Battlefield has always excelled and pushed forward, Hardline presents experiments, rather than refinements or fixes. The result is multiplayer that feels very familiar, very quickly. " Polygon
Cops vs. Criminals, Battlefield style.
A security truck loaded with cash lays abandoned in a parking garage, and you only have seconds to cram as much cash as possible into your backpack before the cops arrive. Stray bills flutter behind you as you make a mad dash for the elevators. When you get to the roof a teammate jumps on the zipline, but you choose a more direct route and swan-dive over the edge of the building. By the time your chute deploys, bullets are whizzing by far too close for comfort, and the moment you hit the pavement it’s a straight-out sprint to the getaway vehicle.
And that’s when the building starts to crumble.
This is just a taste of Battlefield Hardline. It’s also a fantastic example of why this game needs to be on your radar.
Battlefield Hardline is a collaboration of two highly regarded game studios at EA that builds on the incredible visual and gameplay technology introduced in Battlefield 4, and introduces a new storyline that feels like a primetime crime drama. The levels twist through the detective story like episodes of a TV show, and highpoints of the story will play out in huge memorable gameplay moments. Epic car chases and intense gunfights? Yes please.
On the one hand, you’ve got a multiplayer experience that’s expected from a Battlefield game. Elements like destructible environments, modern-day weaponry, high-performance vehicles and dozens of players all over the world fighting in the urban streets of the US, now with new additions like high-tech gadgets to spice up the action. And on the other, you have the powerful storytelling from the writers and game designers behind the incredible Dead Space trilogy. This is one crime drama that you won’t be able to stop playing until the climactic conclusion.
I'm ashamed that we, as gamers, continue to support this drivel.Takwin | May 14, 2015 | See all Takwin's reviews »
It is better than BF4 at launch, but that was a pathetic and near-criminal launch of a broken game in beta. This is a reskinning of BF4 and not a lot more. I really hope this doesn't become annualized like COD and BF because it would just water down the gamer pool for each game, all of which kind of blend together for me anyway. Pass. Save your money.
Infantry Based BattlefieldJustAGreenUser | April 25, 2015 | See all JustAGreenUser's reviews »
I came into this game liking the beta. I enjoyed the game's gun play because it's more of a CQC shooter. The cars in this game are alright, the choppers feel alright as well. The Story mode in this game entertained me from beginning to end. It had all the cliches of a tv cop drama. The graphics don't look as great as battlefield 4 but the lighting in this game looks really nice and there are night maps in this game. The only problem as of now is that there are balancing issues and there are netcode issues. Hopefully they will be resolved in the coming months. Overall I do recommend this game if you would like a more CQC oriented style of battlefield.
Downgrade in graphics. Upgrade in game play.gogo0wn4g3 | April 4, 2015 | See all gogo0wn4g3's reviews »
Compared to Battlefield 3 and 4, the graphics and textures for Hardline are a complete downgrade. Battlefield 3 and 4 were made by DICE while Hardline is made under VISCERAL. However, the new game modes such as blood money and hot wire are pretty fun except for a few annoying features they need to fix. There is no invulnerability when you spawn, therefore you are likely to be spawn killed if you spawn on a team mate or near the battlefield. For the $60 price tag, this game is not worth it. It's nice being able to buy battle packs with in-game money but this game seems like a really expensive DLC for Battlefield 4 with two new game modes and a downgrade in graphics. There aren't many players right now and only a handful of NA servers that are occupied with players while 80% of them are empty.
Not buggy at all, but very disappointing.pipboy344 | April 3, 2015 | See all pipboy344's reviews »
$60 dollars? NO. This is little more than a glorified dlc. I am shocked at how surprisingly good the story characters were, the protagonist especially. It has some very neat mechanics involving getting more points for arrests than kills, though the points unlock lethal weapons, it's very odd. The multiplayer however, is more of the same, love or hate it. It throws all the arrest mechanics out the window. With some terrible MLG modes, and some great(Hotwire), it looks like Battlefield: Hardline might only be for Battlefield diehards, though the faster pace may keep them wary.
BF4 DLC with less bugsnightassassin1 | March 24, 2015 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »
This is basically a Battlefield 4 DLC game mode with less bugs than Battlefield 4. The game is playable and can be entertaining, but if you already own Battlefield 4 then it feels like you just payed $60 for a new game mode instead of feeling like you purchased a new game. The reality of this game is that they took BF4 and merged it with Payday 2 gameplay. I suggest getting either BF4 or this, but not both. If you want to play this kind of game, but already have BF4 I would suggest just getting Payday 2. It is similar and costs 50% less with the added bonus that it doesn't belong to EA. This is just another example as to how EA will do anything they can to get as much of your money as they possibly can.