So, you see that DICE has put out a new game in its Battlefield series and wonder why the hell is it called Battlefield One? (“BF1” for the cool kids.)
Well, it’s not the first in the series — that was years ago. It’s called Battlefield 1 because “Battlefield: The Great War” probably wouldn’t have gone over so well. It’s loosely a Battlefield game (we’ll touch on that later) based on The Great War, or — as we Americans call it — World War I.
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, it’s a first-person shooter based around team gameplay on large maps, unlike the Call of Duty series.
Now, for what people expect of me.
(and what I would expect of me, too)
[mks_dropcap style=“square” size=“63” bg_color=“#f2f2f2” txt_color=“#494949”]A[/mks_dropcap]fter playing this video game for over 160 hours, I’m starting to find myself bored. I’ve done just about everything one can do in a Battlefield game, and can say it has been an extremely good time.
For me, this game has just been something I do to burn time and to get away from the world, and it does that very well. It’s also been my goal to try and do everything I can in it, which shows how great of a game it is. If something can make me want to finish it, it must be truly engaging and entertaining.
I can barely finish a ninety minute-long movie that is raved about by critics and friends, alike.
I bore very easily.
Only something substantial could keep my attention for over 5 hours.
With the time I’ve spent playing One, it has nestled a spot in my mind and heart. I wouldn’t say it’s changed me, but in 5 years, I know I will look back at this game and have the same nostalgic view for it that many and myself have for video games like Call of Duty 4.
I often look back for those days in early high school with cheeto-covered hands and many late nights spent gaming, and feel like this title may become the same.
I could very well emulate a standard reviewer and dwell on its graphics, but I won’t.
Instead, I’ll say — simply — that the game is beautiful.
The sounds are amazing — they’d give Frank Buckles flashbacks.
It’s a 2016 Battlefield game — it’s polished. Not like a dorodango, but like a nice cut diamond, it’s a tad better than good. But these things wouldn’t make someone want to buy a video game; I hope they don’t.
Who cares what some bloke thinks about a game’s substance? Substance is meaningless; it’s what you do with a substance that matters, and you can do something with One’s substance. Or, I did, at least.
It’s not a 10/10 IGN special.
Well, maybe it is… I haven’t read any of its reviews.
I bought it the day it came out.
Battlefield One is is a good game; something you can play and have fun with.
Unlike Call of Duty, I don’t have to try hard to be the best. I can spend hours just driving a tank around, never fighting in close quarters battle and still have an excellent time, but that’s the brand for you.
This game gives you a Battlefield title that is set in a fantasy-like 1919 world where the Great War is still fighting on, prototype weapons are realized, and the death toll keeps shooting higher and higher.
Sure, it’s not the most realistic war-era experience, but damn… it still shows me how brutal combat was in 1918.
If I could, I would go back and buy this game again without any regret and spend the same amount of time playing it.
It might not do that for anbody else, but I hope it will — or has.