Dice, BFV so far is fun. But coming back to BF1, there is just no comparison. Explosions are bigger and are everywhere, since there is no respawn delay, the action happens instantly and there are people just about everywhere. I literally just came off a conquest match from BF1 and I was appalled at the difference. BF1 SURPASSES BFV open beta by A LOT. I think its because of how fast respawns occur and the amount of AMMO you're allowed to have. Im going to be honest, BFV feels like RAINBOW SIX SEIGE only reskined for world war 2 battlefield. Guys, all you have to do is re-skin BF1 and slap on ww2 guns and uniforms. I feel like Im going to stick with BF1 even after BFV releases which sounds like a darn shame. I was so hyped about a LEGIT ww2 sequel, but that beta really changed my mind.
Now, I got used to the gameplay mechanics which i think are interesting, and I had a 4.0+ kd every match, but this battlefield seems like its going to be massively boring. i mean, seriously. are you playing your own games? Trust me. Go play beta for an hour. Then play a quickmatch conquest on Battlefield 1 on the recent playlists and you're going to see a substantial difference in gameplay. BF1 is intense ASF, and BFV just feels like some kind of slow paced tactical game. Slow paced in the sense that intensity is lacking all around. Go play a match of fort de veus, or the russian winter maps from bf1 and you're gonna be blown away with all the chaos that ensues. From the beginning of the map, you have people screaming and epic battle music playing that just fuels you up then to find a wall of bombs and incoming fire and people dying left and right and you're supressed by 10,000 rifles and planes are going over you, mortars being fired, snipers shooting down on you, smoke fills the air, incediery grenades and poison everywhere...Its just CHAOS... I didn't find ANY of that intensity in rotterdam, nor in the norway map. Where's the feeling of battle in battlefield? Where's the grit?? Where's the blood and sweat that makes battlefield tick like in BF1?
Something is very clearly wrong and i dont understand how you could take 3 steps backwards. You're essentially taking away the crux of battlefield which is its classic reviving system, ammo and health boxes, and ammo supply. Those served the purpose of speeding up the gameplay and getting the player back in to the fight quicker. Limiting a player to 3 clips wont allow he or she to play how he/she wants. what ever happend to player choice?
Also, i recall dice saying that tides of war would be the historically accurate version of multiplayer but again, the immersion is broken when you have women soldiers in multiplayer. Now, I am not a racist or a sexist, but the game feels like im playing SOCOM (which was a great game for its time). Seriously, it just doesnt feel like world war 2. BF1 feels just right with the number of african and white soldiers randomized and you barely even notice it. But BFV makes it extremely noticeable that immersion breaks instantly. Even though i was doing great and owning other players, something just felt very very off.
Also, the UI in the main menu is COMPLETE TRASH. How did you guys go from the BF1 menu to this?? Who is working for you guys???? Are you hiring the right people??? Where is the talent that DICE used to once have two years ago??? Is this really all of EA's doing??
And omg... the progression system... again...
Can we go back to BF3 AND BF4 PROGRESSION??? Have me level up a class to unlock a gun, NOT GET POINTS TO UNLOCK WHATEVER I WANT.
Where is the challenge in that??? In BF4, it takes FOREVER to unlock stuff and it just makes the game more rewarding!! Can we please GET THAT BACK??????? I hope im not the ONLY ONE asking for this!!!
Also, graphics on Xbox.. Trash. sorry, im just being brutally honest. i hope this is only a beta specific issue.
Other than that, PLEASE NO WACKY CUSTOMIZATIONS. I promise you, it will end so bad for EA and DICE if we see the robotic arms and katana swords. Yea, you'll be selling for kids who are new to this franchise, but for the diehards, nope. You're gonna get busted. Learn your lessons and dont bring fortnite-esque elements to the game. You want to keep growing as a studio? You want to keep your jobs? Listen to the damn fanbase and conduct proper market research.
When people think WW2, we're not thinking...scarlet johanson with a cyborg arm. We're thinking saving private ryan, dunkirk, inglorius ****. I swear ill pass if i hear a peep that the game ended up including stuff like that. It's complete nonsense.
From the countless videos ive seen on this poor marketing strategy and from the controversy, not to mention this weird gameplay, im really ashamed that my favorite franchise is just burning out. Whoever was in charge of BF3 (From start to finish, programmers, designers, markters), bring those talented **** people back to fix this franchise. 'cause this needs a lot of help right now.
Dice, I love you. But Im disappointed from the beta, the slow paced action, and everything else i mentioned. I honestly think this should be released next year or canceled. Im not even trolling. You need a lot more time to work on this. I dont care if EA loses their ****. You NEED more TIME. DELAY THE HELL OUT OF THIS NOW. Because I love you, I am trying to save your studio for even more damage.
I was considering investing into EA this year, but after such bad reveal and lackluster gameplay, i passed. If EA is willing to delay til next year, maybe I'll consider investing cause i know you'll have a more polished game (and better than bf1).
Too bad this rant will probably never be read by dice or ea officials though lol. I really hope Im wrong in saying that BF1 is THE LAST GREAT BATTLEFIELD GAME WE'LL EVER HAVE.
Thanks for reading..