Long-time lurker, first-time poster here.
I remember one of these threads appearing a little while ago and I disagreed with it, can't even remember what game it was about but it was wrong.
So, my question today has to be, is this game the biggest disappointment of 2011? EA wanted to make something that could compete with MW, and yet again, they've failed. If they ever want to rival CoD, not only do they have to make a game that actually works for all the console kids, but they can't go including so much crap like battlelog and no steam support for our great PC version. As a sequel to one of the finest PC games of all time, I am supremely disappointed with this package. EA games seem to just consistently want to be in your face with "LOOK HOW AWESOME WE ARE, GO ON FACEBOOK AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS! EA EA EA! USE OUR SERVICE CAUSE STEAM SUCKS AND WE CAN ADVERTISE DUMB SHIT LIKE GUN CLUB!"
The game looks great and plays a lot like every battlefield game, but I wanted more, and any true battlefield fan would agree with me. The lazy ass mainstream PC game development is being taken to whole new levels lately, we get 10 year old games up-ressed and touted as the best things on the planet, Starcraft, Diablo, Battlefield, all they're doing is appealing to nostalgia and sadly on many of you it seems to work and you end up blind to the shockingly poor quality of some of these games.
Battlefield deserves to be bigger than CoD, but if EA keep this up, it never will be, they have completely failed in every possible way. If they'd even just managed to make the PC version perfect and advertised it well, sold it on steam, not included crappy features like battlelog, maybe they'd have been able to at least compete with MW3 on one platform, but they couldn't even do that. The game handles poorly, has been presented poorly, has a shocking number of bugs for something that has been in development for so long, and the console versions are useless! They couldn't even make a campaign that you want to play for more than 5 minutes! Pathetic.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a big big big bf fan, I'm 40 years old and BF1942 was my bread and butter for about 5 years straight. Nothing compares to this great series and it is a clear sign that PC games are infinitely better than anything on consoles, but this latest instalment is a disgrace. If EA keep trying to play the pathetic little one-up game with Activision, they'll lose sight of what made them great in the first place and churn out more crappy games like this one. A total disappointment and it has really saddened me to think of all those little console fanboys out there who will laugh in my face when CoD comes out. They don't know what made FPS games great and they never will because they're ignorant of our great platform and EA are just doing the opposite of what they set out to do. I will be returning my copy forthwith and urge any true bf fans to do the same, we have been robbed of our pride yet again. Sometimes I wish consoles had never been thought of.