Battlefield 4 Review
Short and simple review. Game is great if you have a high end system. I run Gforce GTX 770 3 Gig. 1920x1080 with high settings I get 70 to 85 FPS. Last patch seems to be working more on the net code issue but over all this game is great. Future patching will bring more balance to the game. Looking forward to the expansions. This game is not for the comp people because of the net code issue. If you like tanks / planes / helicopters then this game is great.
BROKEN, lost potential
This game was okay during the beta, around the end of the beta it seemed perfect. Launch day/week looked promising, EA some how destroyed all momentum on launch week. People complain about the mulitplayer kicking them out of games, well the single player also freezes at any point in time for no reason. Some times when this happens it corrupts the file. The game had soo much going for it, but the engine is broken to bits, the mutiplayer is lacking because of the hit detection. One 20 round clip is needed to down a human according to Battlefield logic. Not to mention little glitches taking the player out of the immersion. Also, don't sweat if you didn't pre order because the double XP didn't even work.
Great Gameplay, Amazing Sound And Graphics!
Battlefield 4 brings a whole new chapter in gaming mainly towards Hardcore Gamers. With all new weapons to go on in every class (Medic, Engineer, Support, and Recon) and a new set of Graphics and Sound to bring to the game. The Graphics are stunning and the sound is the next thing close to the sound of a Firing Weapon or a Loaded Tank. The Gameplay has many new features introduced with the maps bringing more actions to complete. For Example: Siege Of Shanghai, You can now use Elevators to reach high building tops for Sniping Vantage Points, And get to the top of the Building in the Middle of the map. This building has 6 Elevators that reach to the top, And you can also drive a tank and shoot the Colums, Taking the entire building down. The anamations for this game and the Gameplay just seem excellent and I extremely suggest you get this game! ~Aaron
So much detail!!
These are my specs for my PC::OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows 22.214.171.12401 (Service Pack 1) CPU TYPE: Intel® Core™ i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz CPU SPEED: 3.41 GHz SYSTEM MEMORY: 8.57 GB
VIDEO CARD MODEL: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series VIDEO CARD MEMORY: 1.85 GB VIDEO CARD DRIVER: aticfx32.dll DESKTOP RESOLUTION: 1440x900 HARD DISK SIZE: 985.43 GB HARD DISK FREE SPACE: 588.12 GB (60%) DOWNLOAD SPEED: 1.45 MB/s (11.6 mbps) now in order to run the game I had to run a beta version of the Catalyst Version 13.9. The game's detail is amazing, nothing like I've ever felt from a game yet, this is definently next generation graphics and gameplay, hours of entertainment coming up. The controls are easy, there are training modes if you need practice, and multiplayer experience is superb. So much strategy in conquest, just like the predecessors. If you have the PC. and tested the game requirements on www.canyourunit.com which is a site that tests your machine if it can run it before you buy. then give this next gen game a try and have fun!!!
Had a lot going for it but...
This game came out with everyone having high hopes. Unfortunately they like so many other FPS's (Call of Duty and etc.) it has fallen into a rut where they are doing the same things over and over while adding new things just enough to keep people playing. First off the Single Player Campaign is laughable and so boring. Ever since they have taken the Call of Duty formula for it they have had terrible Single Player Campaigns, this is no different. The reason why most of us play/buy Battlefield is for the online multiplayer. While I agree it has more realism than Call of Duty it does seem to have more issues than it. Granted there are more weapons to choose from, more realistic modifications and just better over all maps and customization it seems to always have bugs regardless of the amount of updates it comes out with. Every time new DLC comes out there is 100 bugs coming with it and every time a new update is out to help fix it, the update doesn't fix the main problems. While that is the developer's doing it does make the game less enjoyable. Over all the game isn't bad and a good FPS to pick up if you want one, but keep in mind at times you feel like you're taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back. The gameplay lacks overall and after a few rounds becomes boring due to a lot of the maps like Metro or Lockers feeling like a knock off of something out of Call of Duty. While I love the amount of weapons in this game it doesn't do them any justice when an 9mm PDW kills someone quicker than by my 5.56 M4 (which by the way M4 being burst fire, really?! ). A lot of the time some deaths don't make sense because the guns seem out of whack in stats. That can't be stressed enough with the Sniper Rifles having to take more than 1 shot even when you hit center mass with a 7.62 or .338. If they were going for realism they failed with each weapons power except the .50's which have to be found on the map somewhere.
After the beta,
After an explosive few hours playing the beta for this game, I must recommend this to any fan of first person shooters.
In one word, Terrible!!!!!
This game is not what I was expecting. Most of my gamer friends have this and told me to get it with the premium expansion pack, so I did. BIG MISTAKE!!! I have played many shooters, not just COD, and this one is by far the worst. The gameplay is terribly slow and there is no instruction on how to figure things out. Even the campaign is terrible. I had to have a friend of mine explain it all to me. Now I do like the fact that everybody has a role and that your role matters, but it takes forever just to pull up your gun to shoot. Plus the guns are never stable at all. I fully regret buying this game, but I will hold onto it just because I paid so much for it and I have the expansion pack. Basically I will only play if my friends are on, but if you like slow playing games that are hard to pick up on, then this game is for you.
Its definitly not as bad as it sounds
My computer and graphics card aren't originally meant to play this game, but I do anyway. The only problem is, because my computer cant handle the game, so it goes into what I like to call, Dubstep mode. Other than that, there were little to no problems, and even if there where, EA is probably going to fix it
A Good Game, But Rushed Out The Door
I was excited to have received BattleField 4 on the PC. I had recently switched from console to PC and have a great gaming computer with some very good performance rates. And after getting 30% more money when I pre-ordered BF4 after trading in my console, I just had to say yes. The set-up required a half-hour installation process, requiring three separate discs. Pretty annoying, but still worth it, I thought. Once I got onto multi-player, I was excited to get going and rank up fast. However, I came across many problems. First of all, the lag was horrendous on numerous servers and game modes. If the ping on the server is anywhere above 35, the graphics are choppy and you are lagging. The second problem is a problem that I had for awhile now. My game randomly crashes. After playing a couple of matches on multi-player, I noticed that my game constantly crashed on me. I decided to try Campaign just in case it was a server problem, but it crashed before I could shoot anything. Were my settings wrong? Was my computer not good enough to handle the processing power required to play this game? No. In fact, every one else playing the game on the PC were having the same problems; the game was randomly crashing on them. Whether it was minimum or maximum hardware and software, big or small servers, and even campaign, every one had a game that simply wasn't working right. After a couple of crashes, even my Windows Colour Scheme changed. This game was simply rushed out the door by EA, and now they're desperately trying to get the problem fixed. Overall, I was very disappointed with this game thus far, and since I can't return PC games to GameStop, I'm just going to have to hope that the company that is EA fix this game soon...
Awful start, but amazing potential
This review is taking place only a few days after the game's release. Thus far, the game is plagued by sound issues and server crashes. Patches will fix this. There are various performance glitches (frame rate drops, textures getting fuzzy, vehicle/aircraft handling, etc). If you like to snipe, this game offers instant range adjustments for the scope so you can "zero" the scope based on distance. It's a clunky feature (one button changes distance UP but no key to bind for DOWN). Would love to bind an up and down range adjustment for faster scope adjustment instead of having to completely cycle through the adjustments in order to get the one I need. Other than weird glitches (which will get ironed out with patches), the graphics are amazing, the gameplay stays true to classic Battlefield, and the weapons to earn are awesome.