I really enjoyed Battlefield 1 and grew to be a pretty decent player considering I'm an old person with kids only able to play a few hours a week. I love all things WWII related and own relics including a GArand and a post war/cold war armored car. I was so excited for Battlefield V and had such high hopes.
I have been playing on and off since beginning of November and each time I play I get incrediabily frustrated with the game. I have narrowed my frustration to several things and wanted to know do other casual gamers have the same bad vibe from BFV compared to BF1?
Revive Issues - I hate how the revive works. I loved playing medic and can keep a team up, but this revive process is horrible. When I reach a downed team mate and press "X" I never know what will happen. Here is a list of what happens. 1) Change magazines, 2) pick up downed player's weapon, or 3) the actual revive happens resulting in me being shot or the player getting revived. I cant tell you how many times I changed magazines and exchanged weapons before the actual revive happens. So far my count is 1 magazine swap and 3 weapon exchanges before the actual revive happens.
Weapon Access - I loved that BF1 provided a massive list of weapons that one could earn some in game money and buy. This just seemed to give me access to weapons that fit how I play. I didn't have to grind to get a pretty decent firearm as a medic. Now I feel like all I have access to is SMG's that have significant limitations on distance and damage. I would love it if I could use a M1 Garand as a medic, but that doesn't seem to be an option. I hate that they made BF5 more weapon grinding than buy what you want with the in game money you earn. Maybe BF5 can just permantly leave dropped weapons on the map so medics can pick up something else to use for the round.
Squads - It seems like squads are more locked or full than unlocked and available. It's really hard to find a full squad and a medic running around alone is worthless without a squad.
Smoke - It sucks that they limit a medic to 1 smoke grenade. This item cant damage anything and only good for making it hard to be hit when reviving, but only having 1 makes it very limiting. I also think the smoke lasts less time in BF5 vs. BF1 or maybe it seems like it since the revive takes longer and is harder. The smoke rifle is ok, but it's harder to use on fallen teammates closer.
Lack of WWII Items - I mentioned the M1 Garand which isn't included in this game yet. While the British didn't use them much, they did exist in the British army. The M3 American tank and Sherman is not included which were also part of the British army via the lend lease program America had with the Brits.
Spawning - I'm all for not allowing me to spawn when a squadmate is in combat, but somehow I still span in near them and immediately mowed down before I can seek cover.
Last night it was so frustrating that I wanted to throw my controller at the TV. After playing BF1 I believe BF 5 shouldn't be this hard to enjoy. I love the graphics, the maps, but hate the mechanics. Is it time to give up on BF5 and move to something else?