Reviews and Problems with Battlefield: Bad Company
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Battlefield: Bad Company Xbox 360 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: Battlefield has always been a multiplayer focused series, though obviously with the freshest entry, Battlefield: Bad Company, effort has been spent on both the single and multiplayer components. But at least in regards to the campaign mode, it seems DICE’s old habits die hard. The story of Bad Company is surprisingly one of the driving points for advancement through the single player.
Conclusion: It's taken a fair amount of time to get there, but Bad Company 2 marks the point DICE finally delivered the full Battlefield package. With a varied and engrossing single player campaign allied to a top-notch multiplayer, this is war gaming at its explosive best.
Excerpt: EA/DICE's Battlefield series is one of multiplayer gaming's top shelf franchises. When Battlefield: Bad Company was introduced to the gaming public, much attention was paid to the fact that the game would contain a fleshed-out single-player campaign along with the usual multiplayer action. Would a good single-player campaign bring a new audience to the series?
Conclusion: Of course the big elephant in the room, if you live in the UK as I do, is the price. For god knows what reason, the fairly-reasonable $18 has been directly converted to £18, which is closer to $30 when converted and just simply isn’t worth that for what is essentially a polish of an 11-year-old game. It is Steam Holiday Sale fodder for sure.
Military shooter with strong visuals, multiplayer.
Common Sense Media
11 December 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that this is the latest in the series of Battlefield military shooters. Since you're in the midst of a futuristic war, players will encounter plenty of violence. You kill enemies using guns, grenades, rocket launchers, tanks, air strikes, and a host of other weapons. The game doesn't show graphic images, nor is blood visible. Expect to hear quite a bit of cursing, which could grow worse if you play online .
Excerpt: As video games become increasingly more realistic our expectations grow. Take Battlefield Bad Company for example. You can totally destroy the side of a building, yet you can't take the whole building down, and that makes us disappointed. For as technically impressive as Bad Company is, we wanted more. That doesn't stop it from being the first excellent single-player game in the Battlefield series.
Summary: Battlefield has promise, but hasn't delivered on that yet. The lack of modes in multiplayer is ridiculous, and I'm not sure I'd really give the game a 'must buy' recommendation until there's some variety there. Adding in Conquest will help that out, whenever that arrives, but you'll have to be the judge as to whether or not only two online modes are enough for you.
Excerpt: Welcome to Bad Company. The specialist branch of the US Military, for… specialists. Blown up the wrong building? Hacked computers and accidentally caused a system meltdown? Then to Bad Company you go. Which actually, is no bad thing. As Preston Marlow, you have been sent to B Company to join the other reprobates, for some shenanigous crime against the military.