Originally Posted by Tyrannocanis
How come I never see people complaining about GTA or Elder scrolls like this? :/ And in all fairness, how much can you DO with a realistic shooter? Battlefield 4 has certainly diverged from 3, (more emphasis on water combat, more tactical destruction like taking out lights and buildings, different squad mechanics, different approach to gun accessories, MORE gun accessories, a new way to play with the battlelog map)
I don't see how you can complain about a lack of innovation. Battlefield 4 doesn't look remotely like 3 outside of the basics. I cant speak for COD. You get a dog and fish swim away from you I guess. and somethin about arm hair I think
It's easy to find similar complaints for those games. Realistic shooter? What game are you talking about? Certainly not Battlefield, nobody is THAT brainwashed.
But as for Battlefield, more destruction isn't anything new or very significant (especially with the lackluster physics engine used), and neither are gun accessories (especially if they retain the same BS arcade stats as in BF3). I haven't tried water combat yet in BF4, but from the videos I've seen it doesn't look very advanced or innovative at all. These are all very small features, while the core game is the same as Battlefield 3.
If you want to see innovation in this genre, look at Rising Storm. It's everything Battlefield should be and shows real advancements that actually change the feel of the game, plus it doesn't stoop down to casuals like Battlefield started to do a few years back. Most people won't admit this though, it's just too complex and challenging for some which is a good way to filter players.
Originally Posted by axiumone
With the launch at the end of this month, and this being an OPEN beta, I'm looking at this as a server stress test. It's pretty much a complete product with features turned off and some last minute adjustments.
As such, the state of the game is absolutely abysmal. The performance, the balancing and the sheer amount of bugs clearly underline that the game is far from ready from prime time.
I sincerely doubt anyone cares. With the amount of preorders, hundreds of thousand of people have already paid the developers, they will just laugh all the way to the bank.
Just about all of this applied to BF3 beta and release as well, except for the performance. So there's no surprise here. EA/DICE rushes and releases incomplete products, and often ruins them with patches later on by introducing more balance issues.Edited by boredgunner - 10/1/13 at 8:48pm