Conclusion: The bottom line is, if gamers liked Battlefield 2, then they will undoubtedly like Special Forces as well. On the other hand, if players didn’t totally get all into Battlefield 2, then the changes made here and there in Special Forces will likely go unnoticed. Once you finally are ready to play and begin, don’t be surprised to find yourself totally enamored and obsess about this game, even if you get pissed waiting for things to load. It’s a small price to pay, really.
Excerpt: The expansion pack: the ultimate in low-risk, low-cost, high-reward games developing. Pick a successful game. Take its toolset. Give them to a group of moderately well-motivated games developers. Add a tweak here, a new feature there, a handful of new maps, and you've got the recipe for a DVD-ROM crammed full of 'more of the same, but better!' you can bundle into a case, stick quickly onto the shelves at the mid-range price point, and everyone's happy.
Excerpt: Battlefield 2: Special Forces is an expansion pack for Battlefield 2. This first expansion contains some great stuff to enhance your experience. It changes the original game play a bit by adding more sneaking/night maps and more possibilities of finding and killing your opponent (zip line, grappling hook).
Excerpt: The guys at EA and Digital Illusions are back with another addition of the smash hit Battlefield 2 fledgling series, with it’s first expansion. BF2: Special Forces brings us all kinds of new goodies, from 8 new maps, several different guns/vehicles and a few general improvements. Not many games can combine the dynamic gameplay and pure fun of the Battlefield series, after all, and it’s more of the same here.
Excerpt: The Battlefield franchise is known to be system intensive. With an array of textures and models mixed with a heavily coded engine, it is clearly a bumpy road to reach smooth gameplay for the majority of gamers. Previously, I had considered myself one of the few lucky ones who were able to run the game smoothly without a hassle.
Excerpt: Battlefield 2: Special Forces, an introduction. Earlier this year, in the summer to be exact, we reviewed Battlefield 2 and it's fair to say it was a great sequel to the excellent Battlefield 1942. It's no surprise then that Battlefield 2 has been a big success and a firm favourite with online gamers. It's also no surprise that here we have the first expansion for the game.
Summary: With its focus on infantry and urban combat, Special Forces delivers more of the intense and insanely fun Battlefield 2 gameplay; at least, it does if you can get it running.
Pros: Eight cool new levels and six new factions to play with, More focus on infantry and urban combat, less on vehicles, Night vision, grappling hooks, zip lines, and other cool new toys, More of the great gameplay that made Battlefield 2 one of the best action games of the year
Cons: Huge, showstopping bugs can prevent you from even playing the game, Performance drops if there's too much action on the screen, Resource hog and longer loading times than Battlefield 2, EA's new digital distribution service has issues
Excerpt: Battlefield 2 gets an expansion This review originally posted at MentalGamers – http://www.mentalgamers.com/game_reviews.php?r=5 I won’t go into too much detail here – I’ve already covered a lot in the original BF2 review and as this is an expansion there are a lot of things the same. I’ll just be covering what’s new, not rehashing everything. There’s not much point in me telling you all about the stunning graphics as they are the same stunning graphics as before.
Pros: More maps, More weapons, More vehicles, Night combat