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post #11 of 22
I haven't played BF'42 in a long time, but the Desert Combat mod was hella fun. I would guess that there are very few people playing. The vietnam expansion was meh; it wasn't worth full retail back then, but some of the features (NAPALM BOMBS!!) were fun.

BF2 was an awesome game. Huge maps, lots of vehicles. It's one of my favorite games of all time, and it still has a healthy player base. If you haven't already tried it, give it a shot.

Don't forget Battlefield 2142. It didn't gain as much momentum, but I've heard very good things about the game. It might be worth a look at too.

EDIT: Any reason why you haven't already picked up Bad Company 2? It doesn't have the same feel as Battlefield 2, but it's still oodles of fun, especially if you get good Added benefit of being a modern game, so you can take proper advantage of your rig, have fun, and enjoy the sights while doing it!
post #12 of 22
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Worked just fine when you actually used the ironsights/scope instead of being a moron firing without it.
See what I mean? People are under the assumption that I don't use my iron sights or burst fire. Even with iron sights the MG (practically any gun) misses a lot in prone and makes you wonder what happened to the game. Some BF2 elitists are going to call me a moron and say that the game was perfect. The game was far from perfect, very far. There was no anti-air for jets, another jet had to fight the jet that was carpet bomb spamming your team. And if you were good with the chopper you can kill a jet with the TV missile.

TV missile jet kills I was talking about:


If you're a first time player for BF2 you're going to have a lot of trouble shooting with any gun in BF2 because the recoil is jacked up. Recoil was done a lot better in BC2.
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There was no anti-air for jets
Only as an specific infantry weapon, correct. Game still had AA turrets near your base and what not.

I found nothing wrong with the game whenever I played it :/
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ive owned every single battlefield game from the beginning back when i was looking for a new game in bestbuy and saw another WW2 themed fps called BF1942 and figured id give it a shot. I guess this makes me biased but its my favorite game series ive ever played and although new to ocn ive been gaming a long time. However BF2 is my favorite game ever. Why? because one game never seemed to play out the same. When you find a few good consistent servers and get some guys to squad up with, its like you're right there in the battle. it's not your typical cod point and shoot gamestyle. There's so much strategy behind every move you make with your team to cap the next command point or defend the bridge at karkand for those of you that know the map. I've only been active on OCN recently because of the awesome members here keep me up to date on the latest BF3 news. I say let the haters hate, i think this game is going to be outstanding, and although a big fan of the original COD MW1 i think this game will overshadow it. Dice knows how to put out great immersive fps games. They said themselves BFBC2 was only a spinoff, and see how good that was?

Okay bottomline if you're new to the battlefield series and are looking to prep yourself for bf3 i say play bf2 to get the feel of the 64 player maps, real squad based play, and extent of vehicle use. 1942 was more of a sandbox game for me, tons of fun, but not to be taken all too seriously. BFBC2 will also be a good prep game for BF3 because from what i understand theyre integrating the popular rush, and hardcore modes into BF3 as well.

I really love the battlefield series. As an avid FPS player whose tried all of the big names, and some of the smaller (also a frequent COD player). BF2 still comes out on top.
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post #15 of 22
BFBC2 is the best one to play until BF3 comes out.
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post #16 of 22
bad company 2 is the evolution of battlefield and is what I recommend.

the older games had their day but there are trade offs for the cool parts of it that make them so frustrating, like hit detection and accuracy.

BC2 has awesome graphics, best sound ever done in a game, along with good hit detection and accurate weapons.
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post #17 of 22
I would have to say this, every battlefield is different and has a very different game play, 1942 is different to Vietnam, and that is different to BF2.

I enjoy them all for their different reasons. 1942 is as mentioned above, not soo very serious, more goofing around etc. Vietnam was just not as popular, but still fun a bit more serious, but still messing around. BF2 was the even more serious, on a proper note. BC2 is a spin off of BF2, so same seriousness about it.

I would have to say it depends what you are looking for, just pure fun, nothing serious, or realistic gameplay and serious fighting.

Ill leave it for you to choose
   
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post #18 of 22
Take 1942 and mash it with frostbite2. *BAM* Ultimate game.

I only played 1942 and BFBC2. The way the game works is extremely different though. 1942 was much more open, whereas bc2 is a closer combat style almost always in a little town. The guns are much more powerful and accurate, as well as having a lot more weapons to choose from rather than just a few. There were also different classes in 1942. The game in general evolved into a lot more smoother gameplay that it has now.
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post #19 of 22
BF2 is the best of battlefield series
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post #20 of 22
BF2 is the best PC version of the battlefield series for multiple reasons... I happen to also like 2142 quite a lot, and BC2 is not bad, but I don't care for the overly simplified ballistics the game uses. Of course that has not stopped me from logging plenty of hours on it...
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