Excerpt: Battlefield 4: Naval Strike is the third released DLC package for DICE and EA's hit first-person shooter title. Anyone that claims to have not had any problems running Battlefield 4 , especially on consoles, is either lying or one of the few lucky people that has been able to fully enjoy the game...
Excerpt: (Writer’s Note: The scores listed are based on the Xbox One version of Battlefield 4 which was reviewed, and should be the same for the PlayStation 4 and PC. For the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games, take a half gem off for graphics, gameplay and fun.
Excerpt: As a franchise, Battlefield has always been a multiplayer-centric first-person shooter. This changed slightly when the Battlefield: Bad Company spin-offs were released, both of which contained entertaining and humorous story modes that actually felt like some effort was put into their writing.
Pros: Watching a massive tower collapse in multiplayer.
Cons: The uninspired, bland single-player campaign.
Summary: The excellent disparity between the multiplayer and single player makes it clear; DICE should not even bother with the forgettable single-player. DICE is a multiplayer studio, and proves it again and again with every new 'Battlefield' release.
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...
Excerpt: The Battlefield series has built its reputation on memorable moments. Some epic, some intimate, some barely believable--YouTube is filled with clips of people far better at Battlefield than you, doing amazing things (to people like you).
Pros: Multiplayer is genre-leading, again, Levolution and destruction is amazing, Single-player is much improved...
Cons: ...but the story is nonsense, Defuse mode falls flat
Summary: Neither coming across as old hat nor breaking the mould with gameplay innovation, Battlefield 4 comes across as more a maintainer of the franchise than any evolution of the formula. The gameplay is as solid as ever, when it works, and it has a nice new shiny lick of paint to keep your eyes happy.