Originally Posted by Faster_is_better
Just think how many fewer posts this thread would have if the game just worked? Obviously DICE just keep it semi-broken to keep the forums flowing. SEO strategy to buff their marketing of the game right?
You know I'm sad about it really.
Not even angry or frustrated as much as I used to be.
Because BF used to be an amazing AAA title. Furthermore, it always used to be a diverse game. It sure still is the best FPS game out there (for complexity and whatnot) - but you SIMPLY cannot take it seriously any more. It's gone beyond the: "Yeah I can deal with that" to the "This game is going to make me smash my screen, so I'll stop playing right now".
SAME applies to FIFA. It's gone downhill - so much so I stopped buying the FIFA games all together.
It's sad to see, as BF was always a passionate game for me - but it's gone down the same route as FIFA - or should I say FIFA went down the same route as BF. Either/or - it's become to the point that: When the next BF game gets release, I'll have absolutely no urgency to pre-order it.
HECK, I even pre-ordered BF4 literally 1 week before it was launched - simply to get access to China Rising and thefact that it was a cheap "bundle" price for Prem + game @ £55.
BF5 or whatever crap they churn out next - I'll be sure to buy it only after 2 months it has been out.
Sure, I'll be envious at first and "really wanting to play it", but I'll resist, just like I did for FIFA14. Then access it, and try it out (via demo or at a store or something) - then make a purchasing decision.
I never will or have thought about buying FIFA14 for example - won't ever buy it. Bugs exist and the game plays so badly (I took part in a fun FIFA14 tournament at a tech event - hated every minute played)
So yeah, that's where I'm at with BF.
You'll always get people saying: "Oh so you enjoy playing the game, I thought you didn't" or "don't play it then" - those people in all honesty are "noobs" to the game. They have absolutely no idea what "taking a game seriously" is all about. I'm not talking about competitive play, I'm speaking not your average joe that couldn't give a crap about his score on the BF.
Thought to share that with you, as some might not be clear on my stance on BF.
I really want to like it, I really want to enjoy it (and I generally do, or else I wouldn't touch it at all) - but it could have been so so so so much better than it actually turned out.Edited by Totally Dubbed - 4/2/14 at 3:45pm