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Old 08-08-2013, 10:41
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I have never played a Battlefield game before, but, based on previous editions, will 4 be worth buying for the single player campaign only?
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:07
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Based on Battlefield 3 I wouldn't bother, I'm waiting for Bad Company 3 for both single player and multiplayer.

The battlefield 3 multiplayer just isn't different enough to CoD for my liking - it's CoD witha few bells and whistles and CoD bored me from Black Ops 1.

The Bad Company 2 multiplayer was a breath of fresh air - different, better maps, destructible buildings, the hunting for people, the mini intense fire fights and then back to hunting...the ebb and flow of the game was just a better playing experience.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:21
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From what I hear they are going back to the more open worlds approach missions how you see fit that Bad Company 1 offered and moving away from the CoD cloning that they tried with Bad Company 2 and BF3 so it could be a pretty good campaign mode if they actually do that. Bad Company 1 had a pretty decent campaign mode which played to the strengths of the Battlefield series with large open maps and lots of vehicle play.

@alfster Agreed on BFBC2 online, for me that is the best online experience this generation. I cant believe they toned back the destruction in BF3 as that was what made BFBC2 so special. Getting a 'Demolition kill' was awesome and quite hard to pull off.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:23
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I loved Bad Company 1 & 2 and BF3 single player.

Some people complain about the length of the single player campaigns, but putting them on the hardest settings works for me.

I find them less convoluted than the COD storylines too.

It's all down to personal preference, but you can buy Bad company for next to nothing now - why not give it a try?
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Old 08-08-2013, 16:33
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Some people complain about the length of the single player campaigns, but putting them on the hardest settings works for me.
That only works for so long until you become accustomed to Hard difficulty and then it all becomes too easy. Very few games this generation have actually offered a proper challenge for a seasoned gamer.

CoD W@W is one of my favourite FPS games this generation because it was actually hard on Veteran. CoD Classic was hard because it had old skool health packs rather than hide and health which make game so easy these days and on Veteran you didn't get any health packs (Or they are seriously limited cant quite remember) and the game doesn't register new check points unless your health is above a certain percentage (50% I think).
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Old 08-08-2013, 21:11
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If it's anything like Battlefield 3's campaign avoid like the plague.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:33
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It's all down to personal preference, but you can buy Bad company for next to nothing now - why not give it a try?
Well worth getting BC2 as the on-line multiplayer is still a hive of activity.
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Old 09-08-2013, 14:08
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BF3's campaign was basically just a tech demo to show off the game engine. I didn't even play it until i'd had the game for 6 months, and i honestly can't remember a thing about it (apart from the very end, but that's only because the game glitched and the final cut scene/QTE occurred without the bad guy model, so it just looked like i was punching the air, lol). I definitely wouldn't buy a BF game for the single player, the Bad Company games were fun, but BF3 was just a poor humourless COD clone.
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Old 12-08-2013, 13:06
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I don't see the point of a SP campaign in games like CoD or Battlefield. It's all about the MP imo. Although I have tried the SP campaign in Modern warfare, 2 and 3 but found them boring. I much prefer co-op or MP gaming.
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Old 12-08-2013, 13:58
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I don't see the point of a SP campaign in games like CoD or Battlefield. It's all about the MP imo. Although I have tried the SP campaign in Modern warfare, 2 and 3 but found them boring. I much prefer co-op or MP gaming.
I have not played online CoD since CoD4 and a little dabble in BLOPS. I have bought all CoD games for the single player mainly as well as the co-op Spec Ops mode in MW.

Without a campaign mode CoD as a series would be dead to me.

I also bought Bad Company one for the campaign which got me back into the Battlefield series for online gaming (Until BF3 ruined things) so campaign is very important IMHO.
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Old 12-08-2013, 14:16
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I have not played online CoD since CoD4 and a little dabble in BLOPS. I have bought all CoD games for the single player mainly as well as the co-op Spec Ops mode in MW.

Without a campaign mode CoD as a series would be dead to me.

I also bought Bad Company one for the campaign which got me back into the Battlefield series for online gaming (Until BF3 ruined things) so campaign is very important IMHO.
I found the SP campaigns in the CoD games to be short and once done on Hardened or Veteran (I see no point in doing them on Regular then doing it all again on the next setting) there's no replay value for me after that. I tried SP in BF3 and found it repetitive after a while, may it's just me but I prefer the challenge of MP gaming. Each to their own I suppose.
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Old 12-08-2013, 14:34
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I found the SP campaigns in the CoD games to be short and once done on Hardened or Veteran (I see no point in doing them on Regular then doing it all again on the next setting) there's no replay value for me after that. I tried SP in BF3 and found it repetitive after a while, may it's just me but I prefer the challenge of MP gaming. Each to their own I suppose.
TBH I never buy CoD new because the campaigns are so short and have so little replay value, but for the price I normally pay I am happy with the value I get out of them. Typically one play-through on Veteran having bought the game for under a tenner.

Battlefield campaigns could have been good if they had stuck to the basic ideas used in BFBC which was large open maps which allowed some freedom to approach the missions in your own way. It also offered a decent selection of vehicles to attempt the missions with. Sadly with BFBC2 and BF3 Dice took the CoD clone approach to the campaign and ruined it. But the series does have potential for an awesome campaign mode if Dice would just play to the strengths of the BF series rather than trying to emulate what CoD does.
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Old 12-08-2013, 14:57
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TBH I never buy CoD new because the campaigns are so short and have so little replay value, but for the price I normally pay I am happy with the value I get out of them. Typically one play-through on Veteran having bought the game for under a tenner.

Battlefield campaigns could have been good if they had stuck to the basic ideas used in BFBC which was large open maps which allowed some freedom to approach the missions in your own way. It also offered a decent selection of vehicles to attempt the missions with. Sadly with BFBC2 and BF3 Dice took the CoD clone approach to the campaign and ruined it. But the series does have potential for an awesome campaign mode if Dice would just play to the strengths of the BF series rather than trying to emulate what CoD does.
Do you think the CoD franchise has ruined the FPS genre ?. I remember reading a post in another forum, that after modern warfare, the genre went right down hill. same old thing in new packaging so to speak. It's become stale imo. I thought BF3 would bring new things to the table (It's the first BF game i'd bought and tried) but nope, just another CoD clone. I'm keeping an open mind for BF4 in the hope somethings changed. Of course i'm not saying I won't buy both CoD Ghosts and BF4, I probably will but I fear it'll be more of the same and nothing will have changed.
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Old 13-08-2013, 10:09
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Do you think the CoD franchise has ruined the FPS genre ?. I remember reading a post in another forum, that after modern warfare, the genre went right down hill. same old thing in new packaging so to speak. It's become stale imo. I thought BF3 would bring new things to the table (It's the first BF game i'd bought and tried) but nope, just another CoD clone. I'm keeping an open mind for BF4 in the hope somethings changed. Of course i'm not saying I won't buy both CoD Ghosts and BF4, I probably will but I fear it'll be more of the same and nothing will have changed.
I only think CoD as a franchise ruined FPS because it became so successful everyone wanted a piece of the action and tried to copy its successful formula which lead to the market been saturated with CoD wannabe clones. CoD is in that hard position at the moment that if they change too much they risk losing their cash generating fan base but if they dont change much they lose the serious gamer looking for new experiences (There is only so long they will stick with the same thing repackage each year)

For me the Battlefield series got online perfect with BFBC2, the destructible environment was a real game changer which for some strange reason they seriously toned down for BF3 and ruined the experience for me (Nothing could beat bringing a house down on top of a group of enemies. Battlefield also got the right formula for a campaign mode with BFBC1 and ruined by pursuing a CoD clone with BFBC2 and BF3.

If anything has ruined the online FPS genre its statistics, DLC and too frequent sequel releases rather than one game or series ruining the genre.
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Old 13-08-2013, 10:39
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For me CoD modern warfare is still the best of the series. I bought mod 2 and 3 and thought Yeah ok but not as good as the first one. We all know it's gonna be more of the same but we still go out and buy it, like it's a must have.

I'd love to try the BF games on pc but it's having to use the k/b and mouse that's putting me off (I'm so used to using a controller) which is a shame really, as I know i'm missing out on some excellent games. I'm sticking with it though but it doesn't seem to be getting any easier. It's so frustrating
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Old 13-08-2013, 11:26
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For me CoD modern warfare is still the best of the series. I bought mod 2 and 3 and thought Yeah ok but not as good as the first one. We all know it's gonna be more of the same but we still go out and buy it, like it's a must have.
Had CoD4 received MW2 and MW3 as expansion packages I would probably still be playing CoD4, but I lost interest when the base package of content changed and my friends move onto the next game. I lost many maps I enjoyed and just lost interest in the series as a whole, it didn't help that BFBC2 beta was released at the same time MW2 was making the decision to ditch CoD a lot easier.

And that really is my issue with these types of game this generation. I enjoyed BFBC2 but as my friends moved onto BF3 I lost interest in the game. I loved the Arica Harbor map and with the move to BF3 that map vanished so it was a case of stay on BFBC2 without my friends or move to a new game with my friends and miss out on the maps I really love playing (Both unsatisfying in the end ).
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Old 31-08-2013, 02:23
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yes battlefield is the best game and bf3 was good too
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Old 02-09-2013, 16:25
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Battlefield 3 Single player campaign was absolute gash........... I'd rather go back and play Bad Company 1 & 2 again,


The problem with these combat shooters like COD and BF series, is the perks and the ridiculous levelling when people spend their whole year playing them


Much better to have the Battlefield series tighter & reaslistic, with actual teamplay scenario's and make the games tactically tight....no lasers, nukes, double speed or slow motion bollocks!
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Old 02-09-2013, 16:28
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I have yet to play a good Battlefield single player game so I doubt it, especially at the initial high cost.
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Old 02-09-2013, 16:32
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Does anybody else miss score popping up on screen when playing single player?

I have yet to play a good Battlefield single player game so I doubt it, especially at the initial high cost.
Have you played Bad Company 1? Because I felt that while it was an average game it did have a lot of potential for future releases if the ideas in that game had been carried forward. It disappoint me when Dice took Bad Company 2 down the linear CoD clone route.
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Old 02-09-2013, 17:02
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I quite enjoyed the bf3 campaign from what I remember. Some of the gfx in it and feeling were amazing such as the flying bit off the aircraft carrier.
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Old 02-09-2013, 17:13
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I quite enjoyed the bf3 campaign from what I remember. Some of the gfx in it and feeling were amazing such as the flying bit off the aircraft carrier.
It is graphically brilliant but that's about it IMHO. The Carrier mission got me excited, as I was walking up to get in the plane I was starting to think they were actually going to give me a vehicle mission. But no I had to spend ages doing bloody pre flight checks on the plane before we took off into a ride along mission were I got to press the fire button a few times and occasionally fire off a couple of flares.

Technically there is nothing wrong with BF3 single player, but the problem for me is the campaign doesn't play to the strengths of the BF series. I want large open maps in which I can approach the missions as I see fit, I want plenty of vehicle play if I choose to do the mission that way. Basically what I want is the multiplayer experience wrapped with a story to connect the various missions.
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Old 02-09-2013, 17:18
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For me bf is about multiplayer so having a campaign is a bonus. Ive still to do the coop stuff too. Haven't got around to it or found folk online same time I am to give it a go.
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Old 02-09-2013, 18:01
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For me bf is about multiplayer so having a campaign is a bonus. Ive still to do the coop stuff too. Haven't got around to it or found folk online same time I am to give it a go.
Ultimately the multiplayer is my main concern with Battlefield and Dice have done a great job with that.

But I still enjoy a single player experience in my games and thing that BF series could pull off an awesome single player if they played to there strengths. It just seems like a missed opportunity as someone who enjoys single player. Funnily enough it was the single player I bought Bad Company 1 for which rekindled my love for the BF series.
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Old 02-09-2013, 18:11
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Funnily enough I was thinking of starting the campaign on bf3 again the other night
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