779th played so far

Genre: First-Person Shooter
Platform: Playstation 3/Xbox 360
Year of Release: 2009
Developer: EA Dice
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Time to get back to the Battlefield series, since I still have two to go and won’t enjoy them much more this time. Especially since, from what I have been able to determine, Battlefield 1943 is online only…

Our Thoughts

As I’m nervous enough about jumping into multiplayer, I thought I’d start by playing through the tutorial, hopefully getting a feeling for the game and especially what new things the game has added. The maps were familiar, I believe the same as one from an earlier game, and the basic controls were similar enough.

The new addition seems to have been an air superiority focused mode and the tutorial has you take a plane in the air to try that mode. That felt like a mistake. The controls for the plane felt impossible to use and I couldn’t finish that section – I barely managed to take off once – and couldn’t get out of it other than quitting the tutorial. It wasn’t fun and didn’t feel good.

That’s where it all fell down for me. I don’t feel the game improves on its successors, the control issues made it feel worse for me without anything to compensate. If I wanted to get into the series, I feel the other entries would work as well, while there are bot optins that let me ease into it instead. It’s a shame, I guess, but mostly feel like the game just never tried for me.