Excerpt: Just what do you expect from a £10 downloadable title on Xbox LIVE or PSN? Games like Geometry Wars 2 might not be bursting at the seams with content, but the pure arcade gameplay and handful of game modes are enough to make it perfect for some binge gaming when there's nothing else to do. But what about a budget-priced Battlefield 1942 follow-up from FPS king DICE?
Conclusion: For the price of $15, gamers can’t go wrong with Battlefield 1943. It has an online ranking system that will keep gamers coming back to level up to prove their excellence with a gun. Along with that, Battlefield 1943 has a stat tracking system for players to compare and contrast how their friends are doing in matches. If you do happen to have buddies to play with, players are eligible to join in squads of up to four players to private chat and strategize.
Excerpt: Back to World War II we go for another romp with the world’s greatest generation. Battlefield 1943 is the latest in the Battlefield series and for the first time is a download only title. This iteration is also multiplayer only and the only thing you’ll do by yourself is the tutorial on how to play. But the big question is: “is this game worth going back to WWII for?” Well, we have your answer...
Excerpt: Check out the Video Review. Up until just recently, console gamers have gotten the short end of the stick from DICE’s shooters. Last generation’s Battlefield 2 did little to change that, and offered gamers with a watered down version of the franchise. With the release of Battlefield: Bad Company , all of that changed.
Excerpt: I should make a disclaimer up front. I was never a fan of the Battlefield games in the past. I never got a chance to be there when 1942 came out on PC and as much as I wanted to like Battlefield 2 , I just couldn't get into it. So it is with great cynicism and regret that I marched onto the shores of the Pacific campaign of Battlefield 1943 and I made an important discovery. I had a blast!
Conclusion: Japan, as both sides wage war across a handful of maps, the goal being the conquest of several key hotspots. By standing underneath the flag of said hotspot, players can take control of the encampment until the opposing side takes it over. The team that secures the most hotspots and does the most damage will end up victorious, but with the aid of tanks, jeeps, and planes, that goal won’t be easily attained.
Excerpt: There may come a day when we simply sit in a comfortable armchair, press a button a few times, and purchase the latest, greatest video game. Personally, I’m not looking forward to it (I’m one of the dinosaurs who believe a physical video game collection is far superior to digital files on a screen), but it certainly has its advantages.