Conclusion: Graphics are adequate and the sound design is great (the sound of fighters screaming overhead will make you duck in your living room). This certainly doesn't have all the game play in a full-priced game, but what it does provide is slick and fun.
Conclusion: The game is also pushed to extremes by unlimited ammo, though you might have to wait a while for your ammo cache to replenish on its own and for the intervals when you’re reloading your weapon. Again, that can make you a sitting duck for an active adversary seeking out enemy targets.
Excerpt: Heaven knows how much time I sunk into Battlefield 1942 when I was a young pup. I even set up a multiplayer server with as many bots as my underpowered spare PC could handle as part of my training sessions.
Excerpt: If you’re a fan of the original, Battlefield 1943 is a bit of a regression in terms of playability. You only get four maps: Wake Island, Guadacanal, Iwo Jima and Coral Sea. And from those maps, you get only two sides: America and Japan.
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.
Excerpt: The review for Battlefield 1943 on Xbox 360, read me! DICE, the people responsible for the Frostbite powered epic that is Battlefield: Bad Company have recently released a little something different, to keep the fans content so they have time to concentrate on more important issues, such as BF:BC2...
Summary: All in all, Battlefield 1943 is a steal. Great sound, great graphics, great fun, and great price. That about sums up what we're all after, right? It inherits some minor ticks from its big brother, but it's tough to beat the price.
Excerpt: The Battlefield franchise is only seven years old, and yet has already spawned such highly regarded PC classics as Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142. Although developers DICE have experimented with singleplayer plots in the past (Modern Combat and Bad Company) the trademark of the series has always...
Conclusion: I never played a lot of Battlefield 2 . I was simply not good enough. The same was true for Battlefield 2142 that I only tried briefly. I enjoy chaotic, high paced death matches. Games that lean more towards arcade style action, where physics and rules defy the laws of gravity and reality.
Pros: Gorgeous graphics, exact controls, sweet concept, fun maps, great sound.
Cons: Initially only three maps (now four), some stiff animations.