Excerpt: With Battlefield 4, EA and DICE deliver the latest game in this decade old first-person military shooter series known for enormous team-based vehicle- and infantry-based combat as well as (in recent years) destructible buildings and environments that mix up the gameplay with dynamically transforming battlegrounds.
Excerpt: After a lacklustre Call of Duty release this year, is " Battlefield 4 " also a cynical phone-in on the current gen consoles, or are DICE doing their best to deliver a next-gen experience on the aging home consoles?
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 experiences to grace the home console.
Excerpt: ‘Levolution’ may've made it onto the list of history’s most appalling buzzwords, but after sending a skyscraper tumbling, blowing up a nuclear warhead and submerging an entire Chinese village underwater, you’ve got to admit, maybe DICE was onto something after all. The significance of each scenario doesn’t truly start to sink in until you appreciate that these are dynamic multiplayer moments rather than scripted single-player events, with up to 63 other players also...
Excerpt: Say what you want about cinematic shooters; when they’re done right they can be absolutely breathtaking. And I have to admit that’s how I found myself after the first level of Battlefield 4’s campaign — breathless. Despite the hollow nature of its ‘look don’t touch’ action sequences and the ridiculously over the top drama, I was squeezing the controller for dear life as I pushed on through the deafening explosions and stunning visuals.
Pros: A breezy, popcorn campaign, Best-in-class multiplayer, Stunning visuals and audio
Cons: Doesn't attempt anything new, Campaign has difficulty spikes, Held back by PS3/360
Battlefield 4 (PS4) Review – DICE & EA Score a Next Gen Headshot
Canadian Online Gamers
15 December 2013
Excerpt: When I reviewed Battlefield 4 on the 360 back in the beginning of November I couldn’t help but notice just how far the console was being pushed to deliver gamers their first person shooter fix. Screen tears were not only evident but abundant and frame rate drops were frequent, especially when the action got a bit hectic. Luckily, with the power that the next generation of consoles can provide, these issues are largely solved.
Summary: Battlefield 3 promised gamers that the Call of Duty franchise would soon be pushed off its pedestal that it has grown fondly of and that Battlefield will finally take its place upon it. Now let’s all be honest, Battlefield 3 was awesome, but Call of Duty remained on top. With Battlefield 4 ready to once again dethrone the Call of Duty franchise this year, does it succeed or does it become a casualty of war?