Originally Posted by tgable
Why people buy the hype and keep buying these games is beyond me. The SP is always bad and the MP might be as good as any FPS, but hype creates a critical mass and then games like BF and COD become the defacto standard for MP for no reason other than numbers. Someone should write a thesis on this effect.
Without the Bad Company part, BF has become a COD clone. It lost the only personality it ever had. Sad.
Can't disagree more. I've spent time over the brothers and seen it on the PC, and it's not that glitchy, looks freaking fantastic, and doesn't play like COD.
Unfortunately, I think more resources were dumped into the PC version this time. Add that to horrible console matchmacking, and not being able to effectively corral people with low pings to the same server (are they servers or P2P on console?) and you have a recipe for an initial letdown.
The stuff can be patched, but it's sad that buggy, glitched, unbalanced games are now MO of developers.
This is why I laugh when people defend these month before release "BETAS". They are in no way, shape, or form a Beta; since games have gone gold and disks are being readied to print.
Server stress testers at best, and marketing hype demos at worse.