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.
Excerpt: Battlefield: Hardline Review Price: £49.99 Developer: Visceral Games Publisher: EA Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 Version Reviewed: PC I'm not sure precisely when Battlefield Hardline stopped being about the police, but I realised this had happened when I found myself driving a tank.
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 .
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: Concluding what turned out to be a two-part review-in-progress of EA’s latest big noisy man-shooter – part 1 is here . I wrote it in pieces purely because we didn’t have code until US release day and I wanted to be useful to people thinking of buying the game ASAP; there’ll probably be more of that...
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