Battlefield 2042 review: A unique and fast-paced title

zoldos

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I don't know why people are complaining about this game so much. Personally, I think it's awesome, and I'm already level 27. It's fast paced, original, and offers lots of fun.

My only complaint is that my ping is a bit high even tho I'm on 100 meg up/down.
 

Tex

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Interesting take, I'll take the bait because I'm bored. I know why people are complaining though.. Because it is actually horrible... Literally a 2/10 game, barely.
If you think this game is great, you should try BF1 or BF4.
They've basically removed most of what made BF, BF. It's now just a Apex/CoD BF knockoff.
There are countless lists out there of how much they have removed, but for me personally here are the biggest offences as to why I refunded the game and went straight back to older titles.
  • Leaderboard is gone. In a competitive FPS game.. Let that sink in.. It's like removing the scoreboard from CS. Could you imagine that? The game would be pointless. Just another step to pamper to snowflakes that can't deal with how they are performing in a competitive FPS game and try to get better by finding weaknesses in their gameplay.
  • Removal of classes. The specialists are just there to milk money like heroes in apex. Now everyone can do anything, it's so silly. Classes was one of the true things that made BF special, it's a part of its core gameplay.
  • The design of soldiers is laughable. You can't tell people apart, as the same specialists "play" on both sides. They look like cartoon characters running around with silly outfits, and not proper soldier outfits like real war personell would. You know, BF that after all is supposed to be somewhat of a "realistic" war game. And don't even get me started on the cringe voice lines after each game.. "That was fun". "Don't be sad, that's just how it works out sometimes".
  • Awful, beyond awful maps. 7 maps, record low, and they are so bad. Open, lifeless, houses are empty (previous games always had lots of furniture etc to make the maps come alive), no smaller inf focused maps. If you want a game like BF to be sucessful, you can't release maps like this. Look at the maps we have from BF4, BC2, BF1 etc.. Some maps are not the best, but they have a lot of awesome iconic maps that players love. In BF2042, all maps are bad.
  • Can barely do anything about squad management, can't make new squads, can't make private squads, squad sizes reduced. Can't swap teams if your mates end up on the wrong side of the match. In a competitive squad based team-play game...
  • No server browser. Find a good server with low ping, find a server with nice map rotation (not that it matters in BF2042 because the maps are awful, but still), pick favorite servers with nice players, etc.
  • Barely any weapons. 22 weapons across all ranges.... 2 LMGs.. Attachements that have identical stats, what's the point of that? Nice.
  • No SP. So they focused all resources on the MP, and it was botched. The SPs were generally fun, though I can understand their reasoning for focusing on MP only.. But then you have to actually nail the MP BF experience! (which of course they missed by a galactic mile).
  • Tons of bugs and the performance is abysmal. It's so bad even cheat developers are starting to leave the game (LOL) because the game can't run properly so noobs can use their cheat software properly.
  • WHERE ARE THE PLAYER STATS? No extensive player stats details. In a competitive FPS game. Same story as the first point re. leaderboards.
  • Boats/naval vehicles? Removed. It's on the main loading screen though, just to tease you.
  • Suppression fire/sniper range bonus/assist count as kill, repair points etc. Many point options here are missing that was fun/rewarding good play in past games.
  • No destruction. Look at BC2 and BF4/BF1. Some glorious destruction that really changed the landcape of the maps, like in real war. Now, it's basically gone. You can do some very limited damage, but it's laughable compared to the amount in the old games after BC2.
Here is a more complete list, though I just mentioned those that are really annoying for me personally.
Here's a List of Battlefield 2042 Missing Features Present in Past BF Games

Disclaimer: Pissed off BF Veteran that EA/DICE has destroyed this beloved franchise.
 
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zoldos

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I respect your opinion of course, but are you hating on it because everyone else is, or do you genuinely not like it? BTW, your post looks like it was copy/pasted. I only paid $15 for it (for EA Play) so no love lost for me. I'm level 27 and have enjoyed it thus far.
 

Tex

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1. I've played it with friends, we hated it. I don't really mind if others enjoy it. I'd find it strange, but each to their own.
2. I wrote it myself, I used like 20-30 minutes typing. Kind of rude to suggest I had copy pasted it. I would put things in quote if so. I wrote what mostly made me dislike the game.
3. If you got it very cheap, then that's good. For those who paid in full (like me), it's daylight robbery.
 

zoldos

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1. I've played it with friends, we hated it. I don't really mind if others enjoy it. I'd find it strange, but each to their own.
2. I wrote it myself, I used like 20-30 minutes typing. Kind of rude to suggest I had copy pasted it. I would put things in quote if so. I wrote what mostly made me dislike the game.
3. If you got it very cheap, then that's good. For those who paid in full (like me), it's daylight robbery.
I meant no disrespect, and I apologize if I offended you. Sadly, I've encountered quite a few people who simply jumped on the "let's hate EA" or "let's hate Battlefield 2042" band wagon without any apparent reason. What FPPS games do you enjoy? I played COD Vanguard. It was pretty cool. :D
 

Tex

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Yeah I'm sure there are a few that just get on the bandwagon.

CS, old BF games, Halo. New Halo was pretty good.
CoD Vanguard was ok yeah, played it a bit :)
 

zoldos

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Yeah I'm sure there are a few that just get on the bandwagon.

CS, old BF games, Halo. New Halo was pretty good.
CoD Vanguard was ok yeah, played it a bit :)
Cool. I'm definitely picking up Vanguard after playing the free PvP weekend. Badass! CS is pretty good. Played that back in the day as well as all the old BF and CoD games. Never played Halo. :cool:
 
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