Originally Posted by Blameless
A lot of references to BF2 in this thread.
For me, BF2 was the death knell of the Battlefield series, not it's pinnacle. Sprint gauges (especially ones that have trained soldiers falling well short of my own capabilities), inability to sidestep while running, and ranking/unlocks of any sort are anathema to me for this genre. I played a fair bit of BF2, some BF2142, quite a bit of America's Army, and way too much Planetside 2, but all pale in comparison to the sort of experiences I had before unlocks were a thing. I just can't play shooters where there is anything that even resembles a 'grind' anymore...I'm not sure how it's supposed to add value either. I put more hours into games like Tribes 2 and the original BF1942 than I've spent in all other shooters since.
Anyway, BFV stands out as unfocused and I'm not surprised it's being delayed. Never seriously considered playing it though, so I don't have any horse in this race.
I believe I've seen blameless post before and he's right on the mark here.
My friends and I were some of the top pilots on Battlefield 1942, and BF1942 was definitely the high mark of the series. There were just SO many things you could do in that game that were fun.
RPG plane jumping, glitching into the hangar and killing people with infinite ammo, dogfights that were not IL2 quality but which STILL took skill (something most people forget about), having 2 people ride on a jeep's hood, having people flying on a plane's wing, and so on. It was probably the most enjoyable experience in my entire gaming career. Buying Thrustmaster F22 Pros and RCS's off ebay, modding them......just plain simple fun.
And let's not forget flying at max altitude with a B17 so the bombs would be invisible when they hit the ground!
Battlefield 2 flying was a complete JOKE--the altitude ceiling was the same height as in BF1942, but the jets were MUCH faster, giving you a lot less room to work with!
Did everyone really forget this?
And lets not forget the carrier landings and naval /battleship and submarine battles!
Instead you had grounded carriers as a spawn point...