Battlefield 4 is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory. Fueled by the next-generation power and fidelity of Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other. Only in Battlefield can you demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. Only in Battlefield will you lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. In addition to its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home.
+4 Relatively believable interesting characters.
-1 Tried too hard to make some characters hardasses, which occasionally turned conversations into a dick measuring competition.
+3 Plot wasn't ridiculous.
+69 Badass Russian.
-71 Killing off the Badass Russian casually to get on with the plot. (not even a heroic death, cmon that goes against the rules of badassery)
+4 Good pacing; didn't drag out too long and the story moved from one point to another smoothly.
-2 Never overviewed the situation with Russia or China. (obviously at war to some end, otherwise left clueless)
+1 Satisfying end. (and one of the easiest choices in the history of mankind)
(Summary: Good short campaign; obviously not the reason to buy the game in the first place but regardless deserves credit for being a relatively good experience in totality for what it is.)
+9 Most maps don't suck like the last game's.
-1 Ironically enough, could use a few smaller maps. Most are outright huge.
-1 A few maps feel like a puzzle with some bits forcefully shoved in.
+2 Map specific "levolution events" sometimes drastically change a map.
+3 Managed to fill maps with a variety of vehicles, including some hardly utilized in the previous game.
-2 Combat is still as hyper as it was in the last game, moving away from the older less ADD inducing combat of older Battlefield games. If I wanted that, I'd go play Call of Duty.
-1 Awkward initial loadouts/odd weapons, such as the default automatically locking-on missile launcher that takes 5 hits to destroy a tank but can be fired practically at the rate of a sniper rifle.
-1 Abysmal Launch.
-1 Frequent(expected) lag/rubberbanding problems.
-3 Frequent CTDs and server crashes.
-1 Map-specific sound problems; for extended periods of time on a relatively large number of maps you cannot hear anything and will probably die to things you can't even hear, like tanks.
Once Patched/Fixed: 8/10
Lowest Rated (4 agree) 3/10
This game is just a mess. After half a year it's still broken and DICE continues to mock the ire of its own fans.
After one broken game after another, I'm just going to outright stop buying their broken shit. At most I'll await the reviews of the upcoming Battlefront, otherwise I'm entirely done giving EA my money.
Mar 29 2014, 5:40pm by ComradeWinston
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2hours 56mins ago
@08Salomen Let us know if you need anymore help.
2hours 59mins ago
@KidTinkerer You can join a total of 3 platoons, but can only be representing one at a time.
3hours 2mins ago
@08Salomen Have you tried looking in-game where it says "Store"?
3hours 3mins ago
@08Salomen Yes, if you are on Playstation you should be able to search for it in the PSN Store
3hours 10mins ago
@08Salomen What platform are you on?
3hours 16mins ago
@08Salomen The online pass has been discontinued. You should be able to download it for free from your console's store.
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@JoshuaaMaraj We're glad to see that you're enjoying Battlefield 4!
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