Archive for October, 2013

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Now I know what you may be thinking. You might be thinking, “Man Crunch, who cares about single player in Battlefield? Multi-player is where it is at and aint nobody got time for single player!” I know and I hear you, however DICE and EA have made a big deal about how the single player is longer and better and more than what Battlefield 3 single player was. Also, we bought it and it is part of the game. DICE spent time making it and EA spent time marketing it and we spent money to have it, rather we play it or not. Also, for some, single player is still fun and important to others. For me it’s also tradition. I played the Bad Company 2 single player before multi-player and same for BF3.  So I decided to write up a review on the single player aspect of Battlefield 4.

**DISCLAIMER: There will be spoilers in the review so if you have not played or plan to play later you may not want to continue or skip down to the last paragraph for final thoughts. I played the PC version of BF4 single player.**

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First, let me say that I do not mind a persons opinion on a game. It is their opinion and most the time it doesn’t really matter, much like my own 😀 . For those that know me on forums or in-game know that I don’t really care if someone has a different opinion from me. What does get me though is when people try to state their opinion as a fact and/or state something with nothing to back it up with.

What is a Battlefield 2.5er? – This is a person who loved the Battlefield 2 game, or in most cases only played BF2, and after that only wanted every Battlefield game after that to be Battlefield 2.5. These people usually did not like 2142 and hated and despised the Bad Company Series and Battlefield 3. The reasoning they give for hating those games is because “they are not truly Battlefield”. Features are gone that were in BF2, such as VoIP, squad numbers, commander, smaller maps, different weapon customizations, etc… They are fanatical that Battlefield 2 was the best game in the entire series and any deviation from that is not Battlefield.

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So for those that do not know, the Battlefield 4 Beta has started for those that have the early three day access. Full access for everyone else starts Saturday. Having purchased Premium for Battlefield 3, that allowed yours truly to play the PC beta during this early period.

So yesterday I was able to play for two hours on the beta and decided, like many thousands of others, to post my take on the game. So you may be thinking to yourself; “If thousands are posting their take on this, what is so special about your take, Cptain?” Well, in truth, perhaps nothing! I do like to think though that my years of Battlefield playing and beta testing will give me a bit of a more truthful look at the game. I am able to separate my feelings about a topic and come to decisions outside the fact of “what a battlefield game should be”. I also understand that this is a beta and even though changes before release are slim, they can still happen. I also understand that even though the Alpha footage was impressive, that it was all in a controlled environment and that games do not normally look like that once released. (more…)