By Katajero 8 Comments
Well this blog post has a reason behind it, after my previous one mentioning that I was going to go buy lots and lots of games and a new console (which I'll talk about later, fret not!), I decided to stick my video game journalistic dreams into the cogs of people at Gamestation in my local home town. Also it's the tiny state... because it may be a big deal, or not at all.
I was talking about Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with the staff, mentioning that I'm one of the people that had been switched as soon as I played it. The staff agreed with me saying they made the switch too and are now sick and tired of Call of Duty:MW2. But I heard something more interesting, after bashing Modern Warfare 2 with some customers and the staff, something which I never knew or thought of before! EEEEE!
One of the staff guys I was talking to mentioned that at the time, a lot of people came to buy Battlefield:Bad Company 2 on release day. That's good news, I liked the sound of that. But around half of that number that came to buy it came in and traded it back. What? WHAT?! Wait that makes sense. Okay! So yeah, they must of not liked the fact that the shooting was better in Bad Company 2, that they can't do their jumping 360 no scoping sniper shots and just lone wolf it everywhere. It makes sense, I felt Modern Warfare 2 had a very arcadey feel to it, but it was acceptable! For a while... But no, apparently, it's the fact that BC2 required you to work as a team, that the open maps requires that, yet people didn't work in teams at all once online. People often join matches where other players don't work with the squad they're in. In fact, you could say that's a huge plus M.A.G. has over Bad Company 2 and Modern Warfare 2, the fact that MAG forces you in teams, then forces you in a squad within that team, then gives you extra points for doing what your team is designated to do, forcing that team to work together for the extra points! IT MAKES SENSE!
But wait Katajero! What about COD then? Well... in that you could work as a team somehow, by relaying on your headset where people are... or not, a lot of people do fine on their own, doing the Mr. Lone Wolf, constantly darting around the map looking for meat. People may like it, after all, it's easy to kill people, but people feel satisfied with that. Bad Company 2, you have to sometimes unload half a clip into the enemy, or maybe they're just playing it wrong? :O
Ultimately, it sounded like for a PS3 owner, they were either:
"COD -> BF"
"COD -> BF -> COD"
"BF -> M.A.G."
That's what I got from the end of the conversation. For 360 owners...
"COD -> BF2"
"COD -> BF2 -> COD"
At the end of the god damn day... I bought Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on the PS3, I know 2 friends on my list who would play it with me, so I'm fine for a small squad of 3 or the rare chance we bump into someone else with a headset. Now if only some PS3 players actually hustled their asses and bought a headset... :P