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Submitted by Editor on March 4 2010 - 11:14

We know you didn't agree with what we thought, so we want your opinion of the game...

So it seems we hit a bit of a nerve amongst the Battlefield community with the review of Bad Company 2.  A '7' we hear you cry, how could we?  An elaborate ruse concocted with Activision to steal thunder for Modern Warfare 2?  This certainly isn't the case, we enjoyed MW2 but didn't award it a 10.  We just didn't warm to DICE's latest effort, it really is that simple.

There's a few things that should be pointed out.

  • TVG review scores are NOT based on averages.  Our score setup employs a weight system that puts the emphasis on Gameplay, Originality and Longevity over Graphics and Sound.  That's the way we score it, we enjoy a game that's fun to play even if it does look rougher than a dog's backside.  So it's not applicable to add up all the scores and divide by five, it doesn't work that way.  Bad Company 2 did come out as a very high scoring 7, and due to the difficulties of unifying various score techniques it has been taken as a 70.
  • Bad Company 2 was seen by more members of the TVG team than just Gwynne Dixon.  We all came to the conclusion that it's rough around the edges, particularly in terms of issues such as poor hit detection; AI that can't handle a player attempting to play the game differently to the way it's designed; and a general lack of imagination as the game moves on.  These are criticisms of the single-player mode, which in our opinion drags down the impact of the overall package.
  • We enjoyed the multiplayer and put about 8 hours purely into this aspect of the game.  Bad Company 2, like all Battlefield titles, is a blast to play in multiplayer, but we have to judge the entire package for what it is.   In our opinion, as a package that attempts to unify a single-player game with multiplayer, there are better shooters out there - again that's an opinion.  Personally, we hope DICE sticks solely to multiplayer with Battlefield 3.

Given the response, we've decided to do something a little bit different and challenge the Battlefield community to write an alternative review.  Simply let us know what you think of the game, why it's so good, and what score you'd give it.  Do it all under 1000 words and we'll reward the best review with a game - provided you live in the UK.

We don't want reviews of our review, as we've already got 20+ pages of comments doing precisely that.  Create something that puts across the other side clearly and concisely and we'll post the best of what comes through next week.

Considering that the game isn't officially released in the UK until tomorrow, and we'd never imagine Battlefield fans would write a review without playing it, we'll open the challenge up until Wednesday March 10th.

So provided you can put the controller down for a couple of hours, send us your reviews to editor@totalvideogames.com and we'll look forward to seeing what comes in.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 26th Jun 2011 00:30, Post No: 380

@378 LMAO


By: freeradical

Added:Mon 13th Jun 2011 12:26, Post No: 379

@Post 378: Thanks.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 13th Jun 2011 11:36, Post No: 378

Good Job Gwynne Dixon hold your head up high. There's an old italian saying that goes like this Don't let anyone take away you happiness.

The fact that there are so many sheep that bahhh bahhh all day long failing to debate you on the facts shows you're doing something right. They post here because if they posted on the EA forum they would receive a rude awakening with the hundreds of posts discussing the bugs not only in this game but in other EA games that EA repeatedly fails to correct.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 13th Jun 2011 11:09, Post No: 377

You would think the reviewer waterborded innocent civilians. If a review gets you this upset well thats why the world is what is is.

The commander in chief admits to authorizing torture over 100 subsequently released in worst condition than when they were renditioned after being tortured subsequently discoverd to be innocent.

Mission Accomplished. lie

 

WMD. lie

 

Torture. lie, then admited to it.

 

Wikileaks and any media that prints facts it shut down.

Over 240 innocent citizens have been released in the US since 1974 after being wrongly convicted.

 

There are real soldiers serving this country to give you the fereedom of speech you abuse by attacking a reviewer that is entitled to his view, what most of you are doing is personal attacks.

 

The fact is the game is plagued be game breaking glitches that the reviewer didn't even get into. Search online theres more than a few, not unlike Fight night Champion Madden and almost every ea title whats wort is that they refuse to fix it.

 

The problem with most reviews is that they play a demo which most of the time is not indicative of the final game as was the case in GTA IV with the carnival that was playable in the demo and not in the full game or the blood in the Fight Night Champion and removed from the final game. revewers should be required to play the full game as apparently this reviewer did unlike others. Siskel and Ebert never reviewed a trailer they watched the whole movie before giving a review.

 

Those of you that find this game so great you should be helping the reviewer out instead of spurting hate. How about informing him abou the War Tapes audio option in the ingame menu that provides a more immersive experience.

 

BC2 Always been about multiplayer? read the back cover it clearly indicated includes singleplayer. There are plenty multiplayer only games and this isnt one of them.

 

If you want to call this game a multiplayer game then based on your logic 99% of games are just that since some would consider disgusting having to pay over $60.00 or a few hous of campain when thats waht almost all games offer today.

 

 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 14th Mar 2011 14:40, Post No: 376

how to change vietnam single player


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 28th Jan 2011 03:00, Post No: 375

post374,

tbf, that's hardly saying much.  the campaign in modern warfare 2 was the shortest, most linear, boring and pathetic excuse for a game this generation imo.  and the multiplayer didn't change from it's predecesor 2 years earlier, apart from new maps.

disgrace of a game.  unbelievable the score it was getting review-wise too.  paid for reviews if ever i've saw them!


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 28th Jan 2011 00:19, Post No: 374

The singleplayer campiagn in Bad Company 2 was MUCH bettern than Modern Warfare 2. You get to know the carachters and there is more humour in Bad Company.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 28th Jan 2011 00:15, Post No: 373

If you think it's boring to jump into a vechicle and advance to next waypoint.. then don't! You don't have to use the function just because it is there.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 12th Jan 2011 00:01, Post No: 372

I don't really like this. Imo the original BF: Vietnam is so much better. Also, the US is over-powered, the maps are very boring and you have people who overuse and spam the hueys (flying over the vietcong base and killing everyone). all in all, i'd like to have my money back.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 10th Jan 2011 22:18, Post No: 371

ha joke it says it a expansion pack when u download it its called a dlc what a fail and bad company rocks


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