If you asked fifty people which military first person shooter they’re looking forward to some will say Call of Duty Ghosts, others will say Battlefield 4 and the line will be drawn almost right down the middle. That wasn’t a statement that could be made a couple of years back when it was Battlefield 3 versus Call of Duty MW3. Battlefield was more of an underground thing. A game for people who wanted more challenge in their FPS. More team work. More “realism”. DICE is bringing all that in spades this year with its upcoming Battlefield 4.
The game looks as gorgeous as ever and DICE has really gotten the hang of the Frostbite 3 engine and are putting it through its paces with this game. They’ve found ways to make the environments pop out more and have added even more to the particle effects and lighting. The game will probably make you stop and do double takes the first few times you play it just on aesthetic principal alone. One thing Battlefield always had over Call of Duty was vehicular combat. Tanks. Choppers. Jets. Hell, they even have jet skis now! And the vehicular combat feels even more natural than it did in Battlefield 3. Certain vehicles had a steep learning curve in the last game. Not too much has changed in that department, but I hope some tweaks will come up before the game goes gold so I don’t crash my jet every time I get in one.
Team combat is at an all-time high in this entry and it looks as fluid as ever. The gunplay is everything we’ve come to expect from DICE’s military FPS series and they’ve even thrown in far more destructible environments for players to blow away. Just watch the trailer above all the way until the end. You’ll be blown away by the level of detail they’ve put in just the multiplayer portion of the game alone.
Speaking of portions, that’s the one area where Battlefield 4 fails to impress. the multiplayer looks superb and more refined. Hopefully free of the multitude of glitches that plagued Battlefield 3. The single player campaign seems to be doing the exact same thing that bored fans to death with the last game though. DICE just can’t seem to stop copying what Call of Duty does. It’s an unfair statement, but just because its unfair doesn’t make it any less true. DICE is better than this and fans deserve a little more effort in that department. Otherwise this game looks amazing. Lets hope it stays that way. Battlefield 4 will release on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC October 29th 2013, with Xbox One and PS4 versions to follow!
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