Sunday, March 7, 2010

Battlefield Bad Company 2 - PS3

I won't bore you with all the critic details about the story, controls, playability, etc. If you want to hear about that, then I suggest you go to a gaming website or gaming magazine. What you will hear from all of them is this, "its a good game!"

I don't have any disagreements with them. This is a kick ass FPS. What I will talk about is my own experience with the game and a still on going multiplayer experience.

The single player campaign is good, not great, but good enough. If I paid full price just for the single player campaign then I would have been greatly disappointed. In my opinion, Killzone 2 single player campaign is one of the best out there. On the hardest setting with Killzone, you got to pick your shots and move ahead with caution. With BFBC2 on the hardest setting, I went through it in a breeze. Still good, but there are better ones out there.

Spoiler: At some point in the game you get to play a level where you are racing on ATV's and they make it kind of a race. One of your team mates says," If this was snowmobiles, I could kick your ass,". Which the other guys says,"Snowmobiles are for sissys". I am thinking that this is a stab at Modern Warfare 2 and its snowmobile level. I got a chuckle outta that, but I grew up on snow mobiles and I assure you, they arn't for sissy's. End Spoiler.

The money is all in the multiplayer. It is here where the meat of the game is. A great and long leveling up system with 4 different classes. They are assault, engineer, recon and the medic. Each with its own special set of weapons and perks. I played all the classes and decided to start with the Engineer first. He just doesn't have a strong selection from the start, after you level him up he gets some pretty kick ass weaponry.

By far the most annoying friggen class in the game is recon(sniper). If you are playing a level where 4-5 people are playing has snipers on the other team and its a open level. It makes your life a living hell. Even more so when they get the ability to sit on a mountain across the level and zoom in on a position and call in mortar strikes.

The most satisfying experience was myself getting killed 8 times in a row by frikken snipers. Then I finally make it past and behind their lines. I get on top of the roof where all 3 of those fuckers were lazily sitting up there and knife them all in the back of the head. THAT ALONE was worth getting shot over and over again.

And has disturbing has that may sound, its those type of scenarios that make Battlefield bad company 2 enjoyable. Playing with friends in a squad is a whole different game again. A team of 4 are able to run the battlefield if you have 4 people talking to each other and the exact opposite if your playing on a team where people arn't talking. More often than not, that team will lose. A little communication goes along way.

I've done the single player campaign on hard and got to Rank 11 on multiplayer out of 22. I am still enjoying the game and its even more fun with friends. I play has much has I can and I recommend that if you play online that you play with friends in a squad. The most fun you can have on a video game this year with friends.


Jay MacEachern said...

You don't hate me when I'm the one calling the strikes ;)

Blake said...

yeah, its a double edge sword. ITs more the levels where the majority of the other team are snipers.

I was playing Saturday night on a level where we were defending the island. And no body was trying to set the bombs, they all sat across on the hill sniping.

Then the match turned into all snipers with no one rushing the area.It wasn't fun at all.

Anonymous said...

If you can't take out snipers the best thing you can do is mark them with the select button so your team mates can get them. Or get in a chopper and rain hell.

Rush mode is horrible without a good team, in conquest you can at least cap some flags by yourself. Team deathmatch is also pretty darn fun.