This will no doubt "rustle someones jimmies" but please take it for what it is - my opinion.
There is no tracker for BF2, BF2142 and Bad Company 2 but I'd say I've put similar hours in to those as BF3 and 4 ~300h hours each. Even losing a round didn't feel bad as the battles were fun.
BF1 and BF5 ive put in 28 and 30 hours respectively, it doesn't feel like a Battlefield game anymore to me.
Singleplayer or war stories - I'd trade them all in a heartbeat for a one story like BC2 BF3 BF4 all of which had relatable characters and a story I could get invested in, this new format doesn't hold a candle to them.
Multilplayer - I spent hours unlocking all the weapons in previous games and then spent time with each one to unlock all the attachments which had a real impact on the weapons behaviour and looks - BF1and5 just find one that is somewhat useful and play. Awarded unlocks are meaningless and frustrating - unlocking skin for each part of the gun separately is just busy work and filler content. Also gold skin - why?
The in game currency has the bad taste to it like it was supposed to be a part on micro transaction system. Was looking forward to getting a new clothing items but the grind was just too much.
Vehicles in game - annoying. Just spawn the damn things for people to use and have them the same for everyone for balance purposes!
Planes: planes everywhere! Infantry needs AA, jumping in to the stationary gun is sure way of getting sniped or bombed.
Infantry hard to tell part friend of foe
Weekly unlocks - good idea but in the end was the last straw that has made me quit. 1. Don't show me the previous week rewards if there is no way for me to get them.
2. The last requirement for this week was "win a grand operation", which turned out to be the impossible objective - I've never had this many loses in a row, I've tried to stick it out with the same team for ages and then resorted to server hopping - to no avail. In the old days after a game teams got mixed up to even out the odds (possible based on skill level etc.)
(please do let me know that I need to "git gud")
The lady from the trailer with a hook for a hand - where is she and how do I unlock her?
What happened to the Levolution?
Now the good: Game looks great and runs great as usual - for most part.
V1 bombs are epic, right from the distant roar of the pulse jet engine to massive explosion!
I quite like the new ammo system
Weekly challenges and rewards are a good idea
Smoke grenades are perfect in this instalment
Fingers crossed for the next Battlefield game.