Excerpt: One of the biggest questions I think spawned when EA announced a new Battlefield game called Hardline and explained that it was about cops and criminals was, "is this really a Battlefield game?" It's a fair question, and it's one that doesn't have a clear answer.
Summary: From the campaign's beginning in which the player assumes of the role of a police officer, it's clear that Battlefield Hardline isn't another ordinary installment in the Battlefield franchise.
Conclusion: Hardline is a decent attempt to pump some life into Battlefield and bring back players sullied by last year’s disastrous launch. I appreciated the move away from the modern warfare theme and if the campaign’s story were better, it could have been a nice companion piece to L.A. Noire .
Excerpt: Battlefield Hardline hasn’t been doing well in the run-up to its release. The recent beta showed off a solid game, but one that did little to separate itself from the military-themed games in the se
Summary: Following a year characterized by increased public awareness of rampant police violence against citizens and the militarization of local law enforcement, a gun fetishist's game riding a "cops versus criminals" tagline feels slimy.
Excerpt: The military is off-duty. While the soldiers clean their tanks and jets it's time for the police to go to war. Battlefield Hardline puts you on both sides of the law with thrilling chases and daring bank heists.
Excerpt: Who needs to shoot a gun when you have handcuffs? The Battlefield name is synonymous with developer EA Digital Illusions CE as much as it is with expansive multiplayer options, but Battlefield Hardline marks a shift for the series.