Random/Rant/Rave/Review-Battlefield Four

Posted: February 3, 2014 in Games, Rant/Raves
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Unless you have been living under a rock, I’m sure you have at least heard of the Battlefield franchise. But for the sake of recapping-Battlefield 4 is a First Person Shooter. And sometimes you just feel the need to shoot (virtual) people in the face.

And Battlefield is a great way to do so. I’ve always been a fan of Battlefield as opposed to Call of Duty. I know some people may disagree. But really, I’m not trying to play favorites. They both have their own ups and downs. I just so happen to like watching things blow up all Micheal Bay style.

Ahh, nothing says job well done like a fiery explosion.

But I’ll start of with the bad things about BF4, just to get things started. Because there’s more bad than good.*Cough*EA class action lawsuit*Cough*Last patch notes*Cough*

  • Server Issues–I could have broken this into many different topics but simplicity sake I’ll sum it up. Getting into a server can be difficult and sometimes can lead to waiting in long queues. And if you’re not a premium member you can be waiting even longer since they get bumped to the front. So be prepared to see this some–

    Oh boy, I love this game

  • What do you mean I was killed by someone with 0 health?– It’s supposedly just a display bug. (maybe they just  have .05% health?) But it is very annoying to get into a one on one fight with someone, you die, and then see this–


  • Lag & Hit Detection– Referred to as net code, this sums it up pretty well–

    (watch full video to learn more)

    So as you might guess this leads to some major frustration. And believe me, no amount of trying to argue with your internet service provider about your MBPS can help your battle against these deaths. (though venting to someone can)

  • Bad teamwork and other random douches– Why bother having squads if no one in your squad ever tries to do things together? Then there’s issues with people not playing the objectives, trying to up their kill count. These people will camp and snipe usually abandoning their team in the process.

    Yeah it’s cool, just run away. I didn’t need friends anyway.

    Then there are few other minor things. Within the first few seconds of a match nothing makes a sound; guns, vehicles, voices, they are all mute.

There was the fact that at first files kept getting corrupt and things weren’t being saved.

It doesn’t feel like there are many maps with no real announcements on the next dlc. So yeah, they continue to have issues.

Now onto the good stuff, things that have always been battlefields saving grace.

  • Epic battles–On BF3 the amount on a map was 32 for the Xbox. Now it is 24 for Xbox 360 and a whopping 64 for the One and PS4.
  • “Levolution” Map changing events that be triggered that usually look awesome.
  • Really when trying to explain why BF4 is great, words just don’t do it, so here–watch these

So all and all, if you can get past all the disruptions it is still a good game. Better if you can get into a squad with friends and get some teamwork going.

The pretty pretty destruction

P.S. Frostbite 3 = greatness and making me look forward to Star Wars: Battlefront, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and the next Mass Effect Link to Frostbite Wiki


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