@magzine: An interesting thought just popped into my head with this talk about Battlefield 2. I've never played it but that's not the point. My ponder is this: is it all based in nostalgia? I always think about this when considering my love for old games and how new ones just don't live up to it.
When all is said and patched, all fixed, will the younger players remember Battlefield 3 or 4 like you guys remember the great days of 2? Like with me nothing has been good as COD4. All jokes aside, that may be true but maybe it's because I remember I had a lot more fun and good times with it. I spent more time with that than any other games. Had it's problems? Oh yeah! But still.
Halo 2 and 3. I loved those games to death! Still my favourite. Reach and Halo 4 didn't do nearly as much for me. GTA Vice City. I was a lot younger, I played that game excessively. The songs, the 80's! Because I was younger, I didn't play as many games. Not like I do today. I move on to the next game a lot faster. It wasn't until GTAV that I had to really re think which GTA was my favourite.
Is it all nostalgia? I wonder. Doesn't the state of Battlefield 4 should be excused. No game should launch like that!