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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Battlefield Bad Company 2 BETA

This games has given me a break from all the rampant hacking and akimbo shotgunning that is Modern Warfare 2. That being said, I should point out that Battlefield is not like MW2 and should not be compared.

The classic Battlefield 1942 beta test, that I also took place in was a lot more fun than this. Currently the beta map is a oil refinery, with objectives inside a small base that are to be destroyed or defended. Attacking teams para-shoot on a hilltop with two tanks and some ATVs to aid the assault. They really immerse you into the map, it's also very hard to see with all the wind blowing snow around. This and the more realistic weapons physics add to the more challenging and realistic environment you are in. This environment can also be completely destroyed by heavy weapon emplacements, tanks, rpgs, or even a shit ton of small weapons fire.

Great detail and function were put into the vehicles, but lack in areas like small weapons. There is an achievement system similar to most modern online games, unlocking new weapons and perks along the way up the ranks. You will find this title has all of the bells and whistles of a modern online war game.

Bad company 2, has a lot of potential. I feel like it will be a lot more successful than similar games like Quake Wars: Enemy Territory. A very cool battlefield style game that really never took off. With EA and an existing franchise name backing it, i'm sure it will.

Sorry about the screens, they were taken with my G1. EA has screen captures on lock.

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