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Battlefield Play4Free: more like Battlefield Cash4EA

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...when I found out that EA was going to make a free-to-play version of that classic game, Battlefield Play4Free, I was immediately intrigued. The promise of the new game is simple: the maps and vehicles of Battlefield 2, combined with the zero entry fee and micropayments of Battlefield Heroes...

I wish I'd never bothered. The game is wall-to-wall horrible. The the gameplay mechanics are broken, the game itself is aggravatingly buggy, and the micropayment model is an egregious and blatant cash-grab.

Sounds like a stinker to me. Micro-Payments for advantage for the lose!
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And if you are the kind of gamer who wants to invest that much time, you might as well spend a bit of money on Battlefield 2: Complete Collection or Battlefield: Bad Company 2, selling for $20 each on Steam. You're probably going to end up spending the money anyway on BFP4F, and those other, older games offer substantially more graphical splendor, and considerably richer gameplay mechanics to boot. All for a one-time cost.
BFBC2 is $10 on EA right now, and the vietnam is $7.
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I have been playing this one with no problems... I mean yeah its looks horrendous but over all its fun and for a cheap ass like myself its perfect
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no problems with this game...looks good and plays fine
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Yeah I played it for abit, the fact you have to make micro payments is pointless, just pick up a copy of Battlefield 2 and be done with it.
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I stopped playing halfway through the beta. I'm glad I did.
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Prolly the most unbalanced BF game yet... :/

But... think of it this way.... Kids are not playing our BF3 and PC gaming is getting funded this way. ?
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Yeah I played it for abit, the fact you have to make micro payments is pointless, just pick up a copy of Battlefield 2 and be done with it.

$20 off of Steam with all the expansions. It practically a giveaway

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Prolly the most unbalanced BF game yet... :/

But... think of it this way.... Kids are not playing our BF3 and PC gaming is getting funded this way. ?
Uh.....ok?
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This game is better than BC2
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I picked up BC2+SPECACT for <$15.
Later picked up Vietnam for $6.50.

And I'm quite addicted.
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