"Battlefield 2: Modern Combat"
"Battlefield 1942" is still my favorite computer game of all
time, just surpassing the old Atari game "M.U.L.E." from about 20
years ago. "BF 1942" had so much going for it--a deep
multiplayer game with character classes, vehicles to drive and fly,
team tactics to employ and just a shitload of things to blow up.
The first time you play as an anti-tank soldier and you whip out
your bazooka to smoke a heavy tank, you will have a big, big smile
on your face, guaranteed.
I bought "Battlefield 2: Modern Combat" for the 360 hoping to
recapture some of that magic. Uh, no. "BF2" is just
ordinary, a bad single-player experience where you seem to die even
faster than you did in "BF 1942" and a listless, bland multiplayer
game where the maps don't encourage teamwork nearly as often and a
confusing environment where you can't always tell who you should be
shooting at. Add in a system of garnering upgrades for your
character that are nearly impossible to attain in a multiplayer game
where the players have any talent, and some truly poor maps on which
battles take place, and you've got most of the makings for a subpar
I don't know if this was rushed to market or not, but what's here
isn't too good. I have decided that for the next BF game, it
will be try-before-you-buy, and even then, it's going to take a
miracle for me to get my mind up to buying another one of these
games. So sad.
Feedback? Comments? Salma Hayek's digits?
Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": Buy
this game right away, and don't ask me any questions as to why
that's a good move. A game experience that will almost
guarantee repeated controller abuse, lots of ManScreaming and high
resale value, you will assuredly play this bad boy for months on end.
after games have been out for a while, they drop in price slightly,
or can be bought for slightly cheaper in combination with other new
games. Usually, that's about $40. You'll feel good
getting the game for this price, since it isn't quite
run-out-and-get-it-right-now good, but it has enough game in the box
for a few weeks' worth of enjoyment.
game is not too bad, but you'd be better off buying it used from
either half.com or eBay. You also might let a friend buy this
game, let s/he beat it, and then try to buy it from them to make
them feel better. Yes, this does tend to feel like "Sloppy
"Rental": Like my
cousin Ron, you should always rent games that you aren't sure about
first, to make sure that your $50 is going towards something
worthwhile. For games in this category, this is the maximum
amount of money ($5) and/or time (3-5 days) you'll need to either
gain satisfaction from the game, or beat the game in its entirety.
Rental-rated games are also sometimes perfect for a weekend when you
are going to be at home on your ass, with some time to kill.
Games like this should have never been released. If you play
this game for any reason, you will regret every second of the
experience. Further, if you can get this game for free, don't
do it, because even for FREE, it will still be a negative experience