Let me start this but telling you how i played the previous Battlefield Games. Although i too started with 1942 my real Battlefield History begins with Bad Company 2 because at that time i started to play it with Friends who are still part of my Life now.
And in every Battlefield that followed with the exception of Hardline which didnt interested us, we had fun. To us it a game series that had the balance of big maps, a nice balancing between being a Arcade shooter and still having tactical aspects.
Which we tried to used whenever we played. Taking a Jeep on Bandar Desert or Caspian Border, catching a Flag AND holding it although the action turned to another point ? ( at least for a while ) WE did it and we had fun with it. While still getting a lot of these " Battlefield Moments " and sometimes doing pure and stupid fun action. And in every game we got some feeling of epicness. It started with the music and ended with looking at the Battlefield itself.
But here, we cant see it, we cant feel it. Taking and holding a Flag becomes useless beause the Flags are so close together that you will be swarmed by the enemy from every side in notime and the Terrain favours the attackers.
Its a WW 2 Game but i cant see the epicness when going into a Battle. And that started with the war stories. The introduction gave the vision of seeing something great but than...Only the Tirailleur mission when attacking the defence line gave you once the feeling of being part of something bigger. I/we hoped for like jumping into a Tiger, listening to that roaring Sound of the Engine while driving to a certain Flag or part of the battlefield to make the Difference there! Not by being an unstoppable Behemoth but to turn something around.
And its actually nothing like that. When you rarely get into a Tank, you dont make any diffrence to your Team, mostly you make one for the enemy side by being a big metal piece of XP Pinata. And there are other examples.
Its sadden us, we hoped for great hours with a franchise we like and a set in a time we know a lot about and that is of great value for us to various reasons, also family history sided.
Honestly i hope this Game makes the turn but from i see right here and now i dont have high Hopes.