my bp thanks you

http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/screenshots/?ss=1170&view=ss&page=1&subcat=32Apparently I missed this a couple of weeks ago, but I think it warrants mentioning here. EA and DICE have announced the development of a new Battlefield game, called Battlefield Heroes, to be released this summer, and it’s a bit different than you might expect. To start things off, it’s free. Completely free, and only available for download. The catch (there always has to be one) is that the game relies heavily on a website to be maintained by EA, and of course that website is plastered with ads. In addition, players will be able to purchase customizations on the website for their character.

Basically, the game’s third person and very cartoonish, and it should be able to run “on your grandma’s laptop,” as one developer put it. You can’t choose your spawn point and it’s much harder to die, and there are no squads or commanders. So it’s essentially a Battlefield game that’s supposed to make anyone want to play it, but for fans of the franchise it’s probably not going to satiate any appetites for Battlefield 3. And this isn’t Battlefield 3, thankfully…BF3 has yet to be announced.

Some other notes: the maps are much smaller, there are two factions, and there are still vehicles and aircraft, although planes won’t have bombs. There will be an auto-matchmaking service, trying to make people with similar skill levels play together.

My thoughts? Ehh, it could be briefly entertaining – and I like that it probably won’t crash my computer. But it doesn’t sound much like Battlefield, and I’m all for the super-realistic bloodfest that will be BF3.

As an aside, nothing is more frustrating than seeing someone use Internet lingo improperly, such as this comment by “dads”:

no commander? smaller MAPS???? FTW?? never guys never, cmon please you can do better…

5 thoughts on “my bp thanks you

  1. Yep, that should be much better. Bad Company is looking surprisingly decent, and I never thought I’d say that about a console Battlefield game.

    I’ve got high hopes for BF3. We all know that BF:Vietnam wasn’t nearly as good as 1942, and the same goes for 2142 coming from BF2. Hopefully they’re just following the same pattern.

    Thanks for the link.

  2. So I don’t really understand this part:

    http://bf3.gamestrafe.com/Info

    Under features it states that: “Wi[n]dows Vista and OS X”

    However, earlier it states: “coming for consoles (PS3 and Xbox 360).”

    The wording is a little ambiguous. Is it coming for PC, mac, and consoles?

  3. Well that stuff about BF3 is the same stuff I posted back here…none of it is official, as neither EA nor DICE has even said that a BF3 is being made. But my guess is that BF3 would be PC-only, as the core franchise has been.

    The console version (PS3 and 360) is a different game – Battlefield Bad Company, which uses the same Frostbite engine BF3 will probably use.

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