Conclusion: There was a lot of potential here and they did not reach it. I did not hate my experience with the game and I would recommend it for a rental or bargain pick up, but it is frustrating to say the least when you see something half assed.
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
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: 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. Having escaped from a decomissioned missile silo owned by a howling mad military fetishist, cop-turned-convict-turned-vigilante Nick Mendoza proceeds...
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 .