Reviews and Problems with Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
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Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
28 September 2007
Excerpt: For a game which was clearly developed around delivering excellent console online multiplayer, Modern Combat proves to be a surprisingly solid and competent all-round package. Critically, it was on the receiving end of some fairly harsh comparisons upon release, and its main failing appears to be that it is not quite as accomplished online as it’s PC brethren (which, given the state of online console gaming vs. online PC gaming, is a little unfair).
Excerpt: The Battlefield series on the PC pretty much does what most men want from a video game. It lets you play a soldier, armed with a load of guns, grenades and gadgets, and then throws in a load of army vehicles. It's a total war experience that few other games have come close to matching, and an experience that, on a console, only Halo 2 comes close to. Sadly, despite its name, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat shares little of what made the PC game so great.
Excerpt: It seems a little strange that Battlefield 2: Modern Combat should have the "2" in the title, given that this is the first Battlefield game to make an appearance on consoles. The game also, unfortunately, bears little resemblance to its superb namesake on the PC. While Modern Combat does offer some amount of charm with its highly produced interludes and its slick unit-switching mechanism, ultimately this multiplayer-focused military shooter falls short of its promise...
Pros: Hot-swapping adds a fun dynamic to the gameplay, Lots of vehicles and weapons to play around with, Varied campaign, 24-player online multiplayer
Cons: Arcade, shooting gallery-like feel, Vehicles don't control well, Presentation somewhat disappointing, Enemies spawn on top of you in single-player
Conclusion: It may have a few offline problems, but this is one of the best online shooters the PS2 has ever seen, perfectly distilling the experience of the PC game and reformatting it into something that feels like a console game.
Excerpt: Modern Combat's storyline feels like it was ripped right from a Tom Clancy game, which would be a good thing if there weren't so many of them. The former Soviet state, Kazakhstan, is in turmoil, and a NATO peacekeeping force, led by the US is sent in to diffuse the situation. China takes exception to the NATO "meddling" and sends troops in to "protect the region," Of course this leads to a conflict between the two powers, which is where the game picks up.
Excerpt: Xbox owners were quite disappointed when Battlefield 1942 was cancelled. Well, with Battlefield 2 released on the PC, it gave a new sign of hope for a Battlefield game on the consoles. A few months later, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is released. To the surprise of many however, this is not a port of the popular PC game, but a completely original game for the PS2 and Xbox. With the PC version being so great, how does the console version compare to it?
Conclusion: Overall, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat has made a decent first effort in bringing the Battlefield experience to consoles. All the necessary elements are there to make a great shooter--superficially at least--like infantry and vehicles together in large-scale, combined-arms battles. The hot-swap feature is also really cool and an idea we hope will get expanded on should the console franchise continue on.
Pros: Hot-swapping adds a fun dynamic to the gameplay, Lots of vehicles and weapons to play around with, Varied campaign, 24-player online multiplayer.
Cons: Arcade, shooting gallery-like feel, Vehicles don't control well, Presentation somewhat disappointing, Enemies spawn on top of you in single-player.
Excerpt: Nog een spel waar alles draait om de oorlog. Het schijnt dat we er maar niet genoeg van kunnen krijgen! Wat al een hele vooruitgang is, is het feit dat deze game nu niet over de tweede wereldoorlog gaat. Deze game is modern, zoals de titel al zegt. Geen futurisme, zoals Halo, maar echt van deze tijd. Geen tompsons, maar flinke machine geweren. Misschien is dit wel, hoe we de shooters willen zien!
Excerpt: EA is lekker bezig met de Battlefield reeks. Na de release vorig jaar van Battlefield 2 op de PC en Battlefield 2 Modern Combat (BF2MC) op de PS2 en Xbox is nu de Xbox 360 aan de beurt met BF2MC.