Some of my best memories of FPSs come from CoD2 way back when and since playing BFBC2, I've been waiting for a WW2 game with Frostbite since what feels like forever. Then news of this dropped, and despite the naff reveal trailer, I thought this may be what I've been waiting for.
Nope. Obviously there's plenty of justified moaning about a half finished game but one of the things that pisses me off the most is that this isn't immersive as a WW2 shooter: it just feels like a modern combat shooter with a WW2 skin. We got laser-like automatic weapons, pointless infantry bolt-actions, tanks made of paper, troops running like they're laced with amphetamines (ok, that's accurate I guess, but you see my point), maps with very little in the way of historical character (change a few decals and cars and they could be in any modern shooter), plus the notorious diversity hammering which I didn't think would bother as much as it does.
Everything firefight seems too deadly, too accurate and nowhere near chaotic and noisy enough. Maybe this is more realistic than cinematic, but it isn't as much fun.
The graphics, UI and general presentation just doesn't give me a sense of character or time the way BF1 did (I'm even surprisingly missing the hitherto annoying intros to BF1's operations matches- in retrospect they kinda worked). Presentation seems rushed and skimped-on compared to the previous game.
Dice wanted to change up the BF formula after the last game and they did that, for better or worse, but I find myself wishing they hadn't for a WW2 setting. Would rather have had a straight reskin of BF1 over this mess.