Featuring the Frostbite 2.0 engine, Dice has implemented complete destruction in their latest Battlefield game. Known for it’s deep multiplayer component, fans were surprised when Dice announced that they would spend resources equally on both the single and multi player aspect of the first-person-shooter. But do the online battles suffer because of the 50-50 split?
The single player aspect of this Battlefield outweighs its predecessor. You are a member of a group of soldiers scrambling around the world to prevent a madman from getting his hands on a nuclear weapon. First of all, the locations look fantastic. You will travel through luscious forests and snowy mountains and even a World War 2 war battle zone. The only problem with the campaign is that it’s too awesome. You will constantly be blowing stuff up and mowing down tons of bad guys. The effect wears off after a while. Without any quiet moments to build up to the frantic ones, the experience is just too chaotic. The pacing is just off. Despite the fact, plenty of people will have a ton of fun blowing stuff up.
The Battlefield series is synonymous with multi player. This is where you sink hours and hours working on your blackhawk skills and getting down strategies with your friends. You can play in 24 people battles on gigantic maps with vehicles like tanks, helicopters, and UAVs.There are four classes. The assault has the most effective guns and gives out supplies to teammates. The engineer can heal his team’s vehicles and destroy the other teams’. The medic heals his teammates and revives them as well. The recon can spot people from afar and call in mortar strikes or plant c4. You have four people in your squad and you can spawn on any one of them after you die. There are 10 maps and 4 game modes ranging from squad free-for-all to destroy the opposing team’s objective. Each class has plenty of unlocks in a system much like Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2. The multi player component is more fun in this installation because the new engine allows you to take down entire buildings, destroying everyone inside.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s single player may not do the multi player justice, but it is still an improvement over the previous version’s campaign. The multi player is rock solid as usual and adds a new aspect, freshening things up. This game should not be compared to the Call of Duty Series. This game is a tactical squad shooter where teamwork and strategy are everything. Call of Duty is a more fast paced shooter less reliant on strategy. To each his own. If you are looking for a better Battlefield experience or haven’t played the first one, then you should pick this title up. If you are only in the market for a single player game or want something revolutionary, then this may not be the pick for you.