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    Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Please refer to the sticky thread before you post in this thread.

    This is your chance to tell us your opinion on Bad Company 2. The official HEXUS.gaming review will go live on March 2nd.

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    Platform: PC

    Review:


    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a first person shooter made by DICE and published by EA. It was released on 5th of March 2010. It’s the second game in this series, but the first to be released on the PC. The whole story is focussed around obtaining a secret weapon code-named the “aurora”. Your squad travels around the world in search of this super-weapon to prevent it falling into the wrong hands.

    The game starts off quite slow, nothing really happens in the first few levels, but the developers could probably argue that this is just a settling in period, after you become accustomed with the workings of your weapons and all the controls, the game really starts to heat up, the maps become bigger and you begin to collect more weapons which can be obtained from the supply crates. You also start to experience a larger array of settings; desert, snow, jungle and cities. As the game progresses, the action slowly builds up, becoming more and more tense as you battle your way through several technical scenarios. There are also a large amount of vehicles which you can drive/fly which adds another welcome extra to the game. The story does seem pretty empty though, it just isn’t as gripping as its main rivals’, Call of Duty.

    The graphics and audio in this game are amazing. The scenery and textures that they’ve put into Bad Company 2 are beautiful, especially in some of the jungle scenes with all the rich greens and clear waters. The sound is also very well incorporated, the sound of gun-fire totally changes if you distance yourself away from the source and if an explosion goes off near you, believe me, you will know.

    The “Destruction 2.0” that has been built into BC2 is brilliant, it totally changes the way you play your game; one minute you can be crouched down behind, what seems to be, a solid concrete barrier with your sight cleanly aimed at someone’s beloved face, then the next minute you’re stood totally in the open because of someone’s well placed shot with an RPG. This can also be used to your advantage though, if someone is hiding behind a wall, just bring out the grenade launcher and... Voila, problem solved.

    The multiplayer in this game is “where it’s at”, you can play in 4 different game modes which are all fun, and you can choose from 4 different types of character. As you level up in the multiplayer mode you unlock more weapons and equipment, further enhancing your ability to do some serious damage to your opponent. The multiplayer is very enjoyable, especially if you play as a team. There are plenty of tactics you can use and a huge arsenal to choose from.

    Overall, this game is quite good, but it just doesn’t live up to my expectations. The bugs need ironing out, the story needs just that bit more and the maps need to be a bit bigger in the multiplayer mode.

    Score out of 10: 8

    Buy? Rent? Skip? Buy.
    (Mainly just for the multiplayer)
    Last edited by matty-hodgson; 07-03-2010 at 11:12 AM.

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    This has gone live.

    http://gaming.hexus.net/content/item...ch=battlefield

    if anyone else wants to write a review it will be added to this review.

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    I am hoping to, if there is enough content, to write a review based solely on the multiplayer aspect of the game..if there is enough content to add.

    Nice review though matty
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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbedguy View Post
    I am hoping to, if there is enough content, to write a review based solely on the multiplayer aspect of the game..if there is enough content to add.

    Nice review though matty
    If you do a solely multiplayer review I'll post it seperately.

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Xbox 360

    A review by Zap

    Regardless of what many will say, a comparison to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is almost unavoidable. So the question is this, how well does Battlefield Bad Company 2 stand up to the record selling competitor from Infinity Ward? Pretty damn well.

    Bad Company 2 doesn't miss a beat, acknowledging its closest rival and more often than not going out of its way to take clear jabs at their competitors. One of the more memorable scenes sees bad company in a helicopter discussing the possibilities of recruiting special forces at which point Haggard decides to spew forth "those pu#@$%! with heartbeat sensors." and that's just one of many!


    After a very compelling beginning sequence that takes place near the end of WWII, players take control of the familiar Preston Marlowe, alongside him the rest of Bad Company, Sweetwater, Haggard and Sarge complete with all their squabbles, complaining and often hilarious one-liners which all add the much needed human element to the campaign. While the story is a fun and often over the top affair it just doesn't captivate and is easily forgotten after completion, but that said, it does a great job keeping the player engaged, paired with some memorable scenarios and awesome firefights that will keep you going till the end.

    The controls in this series have always been very precise and easy to grasp. In this outing they're no different and serve well when bringing the pain. Vehicles are easily mounted and easily controlled with a wide range of options to suit players with different preferences to control layouts. Some vehicles are harder to control than others, more often than not I find myself sitting in the burning wreck of what was once a fine Apache fighting machine.


    Some of the improvements brought to BC2 include Destruction 2.0, allowing entire buildings to be demolished into nothing more than a pile of rubble and twisted metal. Sadly there wasn't enough points during the campaign where this was given its full potential which was somewhat disappointing.

    One of the most revealing improvements has to be the health system, now that the previous system has been dumped, you wont find yourself stopping every few feet in order to jab yourself in the chest with a rather large syringe. While being only a very small feature it changes the pace of the game alot and makes everything run that extra bit smoother. I'll also mention that the feel of the weapons has greatly been improved and actually lend something to firing the real thing, coupled with the amazing audio in this outing leads to some very immersive gameplay. One word of advice, those playing with a decent audio setup, head to the options screen and enable the "War Tapes" option to take full advantage of the audio.


    When you hear the word "Battlefield" you immediately think multiplayer and that's what the series has always been about. While the single player in BC2 is considerably better than the previous outing, the multiplayer stylings in this game are nearly unmatched.

    Complete with four game modes, 10 maps, 24 players, weapon and player ranking, squads, four classes, class-specific weapons, attachments, gadgets and specializations this is a multiplayer experience that gives the closest competitors a run for their money.

    The gametypes players can select from include Rush, Conquest and Squad Deathmatch. In Rush as an attacker you're given 2 points in which to plant a bomb while the defenders do everything they can to hold the opposing team off and defuse the bombs. Once the first two points have been destroyed, the defenders are forced to fall back to a further two new points to defend. This procedure is repeated untill there are no points left and results in a win for the attackers. If the defenders manage to repell the opposition and dish out enough kills then the round will end there as a win for the defense.

    Conquest is the standard Battlefield fare which many fans will know and love. Several flags are spread across a map. Take control of the flags and watch as your enemies respawn counter slowly ticks down till you're declared victor. All be it very very slowly, sometimes these games can linger on and on and on, there is a definite need for a faster timer in this mode, even with all flags controlled it takes a long time for the round to finish.

    Finally Squad Deathmatch sees players put into one of four squads, each squad acting as a team and battling against other squads untill one of them hits a kill limit of 50 and is declared the winner. As with all the other game modes, this requires team work! without it, you'll soon be laying in a puddle of your own blood while the victors march onwards over your dead bodies, now let that be a lesson to you!


    In conclusion, Battlefield Bad Company 2 is a vast improvement on BC1, the campaign is alot more enjoyable and the multiplayer is exactly what it should be, a definite rival to Modern Warfare 2. If you're looking for a solid multiplayer experience then buy this game, the campaign is great but the multiplayer will keep you coming back for more and more.

    Gameplay: 9
    Graphics: 9
    Sound: 10
    Last edited by Stephen C; 30-03-2010 at 03:10 PM.

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Zap.. What platform?

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Zap.. What platform?
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    24 players
    I'm assuming console then.
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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Zap.. What platform?
    Xbox 360, just added it to the title

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    This has gone live.

    http://gaming.hexus.net/content/item...ch=battlefield

    if anyone else wants to write a review it will be added to this review.
    Is that the wrong link?

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Cheers Zap, I'll launch this tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    Cheers Zap, I'll launch this tomorrow.
    Cheers Steven

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    anygood on the pc? or cod is better?

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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    BC2 is pretty much the only game I play these days
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    Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Quote Originally Posted by petercook7 View Post
    anygood on the pc? or cod is better?
    Brilliant on PC, just completed it recently, awesome sound graphics and game play and you don't even need a top end card to play it providing you don't use too much aa/af (i used a 4770).

    Yes its better than cod2 in my opinion.

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    Just saw it on sale for £14.95 on Pc. Came on this thread to see if it's worth getting.
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