Conclusion: The latest installment in the Battlefield franchise is as successful as ever. By keeping the winning formula and only tweaking it in the slightest ways to improve it, Battlefield 4 is a huge success. Yes, the story is a little worse than average. It’s short, simple, not exciting, poor plot, and other issues. Let’s face it. No one bought Battlefield for the campaign. More importantly, you won’t be disappointed with the multiplayer.
Excerpt: Other publications may have rushed out their review on this giant title, but here at GD we have learned that certain games need a little more time to settle in or to show their enduring problems. Like a patient sniper we wait and watched Battlefield 4 emerge from the undergrowth. With our keen eye we are looking to see if the game stumbles from server crashes and graphical glitches or manages to stand bravely against the onslaught of competing FPS opposition.
Pros: Improved graphics, Playing with strangers, Multiplayer gameplay additions
Cons: Crashes, Playing with friends, Generic single player campaign
Battlefield 4 finally outguns Call of Duty — and then shoots itself in the foot (review)
29 November 2013
Conclusion: The first-person shooter wars have been an endless treadmill for the teams making the Battlefield and Call of Duty. It’s nice to see that a smarter approach to making a game, in this case by the EA DICE team, really pays off in a better experience for the player. EA could have tried to match Call of Duty by issuing a new game every year. But by taking extra care and publishing this game two years after the last game, the result is better quality.
Pros: Battlefield 4 follows the fortune of a single squad, Tombstone, as the U.S. becomes embroiled in a war with a militaristic faction of the Chinese government. The first scene does a good job of highlighting a lot of the cool things that happen in the game, and it is also an intense beginning. The action is set in 2020, six years after the events of Battlefield 3. Russia and the U.S. have been fighting for six years, but war with China is imminent because of a spat with...
Cons: I finished the single-player campaign in about seven hours. It wasn’t particularly difficult, but I could have stretched it out more if I played it on a harder setting. It could have used more in-depth cutscenes. One annoyance is that some of these have a lot of dialogue, but you don’t see the actual characters talking. Rather, you see the image of an aircraft carrier sailing on the seas during a voiceover. That’s not very movie like. I would have gladly sat through m...
Excerpt: Chinese Admiral Chang seeks to overthrow the Chinese government and, with the support of Russia, start a war with the U.S., all by pinning the apparent assassination of Jin Jie – China’s leading presidential candidate and voice of peace – squarely on the shoulders of the Americans. As a member of the U.S. special operations squad codenamed “Tombstone,” you’re tasked with stopping Chang, revealing the truth, and preventing the impending war. This is Battlefield 4.
Conclusion: D.I.C.E. set out to do one thing with the Battlefield series and that is tell a compelling story through epic events and sequences that help shape the battlefield. Many will find things to love about Battlefield 4, as well as hate, but at the end of the day, it’s one of the greatest first-person shooting experience to grace the home console.
Excerpt: Shooters offers gamers a chance to shoot everything in sight, fill the environment with bullet holes, and kill player after player without fear of the consequences that these actions have when performed in real life. Nobody will get hurt, although cracks at your mom will assuredly be made, and a lot of fun will be had.