|Post Date: 16:41 24-04-2014
Comment: The action game series “Battlefield” is one of the world’s largest gaming exports. It’s not hard to understand why. Over the years, the game series have transformed from a solid first-person shooter to a spectacular action adventure. The developers Dice wants with “Battlefield 4” raise the standard for the next console-generation first-person action game.”Battlefield 4″ is primarily an online game, but there is nevertheless a campaign as well. You play as the U.S. Marine soldier Recker, who along with his squad is centered in an incipient war between the U.S. and China. The story has some interesting moments; to board a sinking aircraft carrier in the middle of the Pacific Ocean gives you a fateful feeling. The highlight however, is the resourceful utilization of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total eclipse of the heart”. But overall, the story is a mixed bag of military clichés, personality loose characters and weak script.The campaign works more as an introduction to Battlefield 4 than anything else: this is first-person shooting in a large scale, across vast spaces – from the Shanghai urban environment to snowy mountain landscapes
Battlefield 4 presents a dazzling graphical flair. With its orange lighting, carpet and chilly color palette, the game creates a theatrical realism, as online is amplified by predetermined spectacular sequences: a neighborhood that gets drenched in water when a dam breaks, a skyscraper that breaks down, or a tropical storm that turns the battlefield into clean naval battle. It’s impressive and entertaining, and “Battlefield” has never been as beautiful or as dramatic.
The multiplayer is quite similar to what we’ve seen. You choose between a bunch of old and new game modes – “Obliteration” stands out as a fun combination of controlling bases and detonate bombs – and tailor your own equipment.
As in “Battlefield 3”, you are placed in each match in a team that consists of four players. Teamwork and help are rewarded with experience points and makes it possible that after each game unlocks at least one new rifle scope or new weapons. The controls are a lot smoother than before, the interface has been polished, and the experience is more intense than before. The point hunting is also still a great motivation to play just one more game.
Battlefield 4 is a visually fancier version of Battlefield 3, and is still a very entertaining online gaming experience. But on the whole, it’s not much that has been updated since the third game. The difference between the previous Battlefield games and Battlefield 3 was so extreme, that the changes here will be marginal in comparison.
DICE haven’t taken any big risks when developing Battlefield 4. You can for example, still not play as a woman – instead they have filled the game with conventional action, spectacular stage construction and a standard campaign so dull, that it is remarkable that it left the planning stage.
But at the same time, Dice has refined its online concept since “Battlefield 3”, even though it still remains as a problem with choppy frame rate and the game freezes. But in the whole, Battlefield 4 is a far too cautious update of the Battlefield franchise to really overwhelm..