Battlefield Impressions (PS3)

#1 Posted by mikey87144 (1807 posts) -

After playing a couple of rounds of 3 I think I can definitively say from this demo that this game sucks...

Just kidding. Been seeing that a lot. Anyway, aside from the map there is a lot of things I like. I like the new violence to the guns. Compared to Bad Company 2 and previous Battlefields the guns fire with a type of pop that you see in COD. Not as good but the inspiration is clear. The game looks better, not by much IMO, but better. The foliage provides better camo for sniping, stalking, and sneaking and the effects gun fire seems even more natural.

Things I don't like starts with the look of the opposing team compared to yours. There isn't as big of a difference as you would expect in a game were split second timing is necessary which is another problem I have. Battlefield games usually force you to work together because everyone's overall health is high compared to other shooters, most notably COD. Even if you get the jump on a couple of enemies you usually need another person with you to take them all down. (Before I here "You Suck" let me say that I have taken down entire squads by myself but it usually happens if I come through the room and their backs are turned to me). (Also let me say that I'm talking about on foot battles. Not in vehicles were killing squads happens semi frequently). My biggest complaint though is the choice of map. Battlefield, a game that promises tanks, jets, helicopters, buggys, and what ever else you can use to kill an enemy quickly, decides that it will showcase itself with a Rush map that someone from COD designed? I know it's a beta, which is just a glorified demo nowadays, but wouldn't you want the public's first taste of the game to be a true Battlefield map. Conquest mode with tanks at least?

Anyway I wish I could give my beta key away 'cause I won't be playing Battlefield again until it launches.

#2 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1474 posts) -

Supposedly the Caspian map will be out today or tomorrow, but I don't know if that is PC only. You might want reconsider that last part now.

#3 Posted by Airickson (120 posts) -

I don't think this game looks any better than, for example, MOH. I also found inconsistent hit markers in the game. The interface is rotten (can't mute other players, can't bring up the menu except when you are alive and in the game). That being said, I think the actual release will be better, but maybe I'm just fooling myself.

#4 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

It feels pretty much like an improved version of bad company 2. But I enjoyed the beta.

#5 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

"I like the new violence to the guns."

Well this sums it up.

#6 Posted by lead_farmer (1041 posts) -

@Airickson said:

can't bring up the menu except when you are alive and in the game.

Yeah, that is kind of a problem. Hoping that doesn't stay that way.

An issue I'm having is that a lot of players seem to be clipping under the ground of the stage from time to time.

The shooting pretty much feels like Medal Of Honor, but the guns feel better. Not sure how to describe that.

#7 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

"Even if you get the jump on a couple of enemies you usually need another person with you to take them all down"

No you don't, that's the complete opposite of my experience on the PC version.

#8 Posted by CrimsonNoir (403 posts) -

I had trouble identifying my team from the enemy when I first got into the game, but then i realized spotting was turned off. In the regular matches you see your teammates names above their heads, enemies don't have that and you can spot them to confirm they're enemies.

#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Ghost_Cat said:

Supposedly the Caspian map will be out today or tomorrow, but I don't know if that is PC only. You might want reconsider that last part now.

PC only
#10 Posted by Devil240Z (3440 posts) -

I keep falling though the damn floor!

#11 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Ghost_Cat said:

Supposedly the Caspian map will be out today or tomorrow, but I don't know if that is PC only. You might want reconsider that last part now.

PC only

Are they going to fully open it up or do we have to keep leaking passwords and stuff?

#12 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1474 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Ghost_Cat said:

Supposedly the Caspian map will be out today or tomorrow, but I don't know if that is PC only. You might want reconsider that last part now.

PC only

Are they going to fully open it up or do we have to keep leaking passwords and stuff?

If anything, it will be open midway in the open beta.

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