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Gaming Battlefield Heroes Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 2 Jul 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2009/07/02/battlefield-heroes-review/1

    EA's Battlefield Heroes has, quietly and covertly, finally been released. A stealthy approach won't stop us from uncovering the truth about this free-to-play shooter, though. Can Heroes successfully bring the Battlefield formula to the casual masses, or is it, despite the name, a bit of a villain?

    :duh:
     
  2. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I couldn't even log into the damn site... EA really have the worst account system.

    I gave up, and it seems like I wasn't missing much.
     
  3. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    And to think Battlefield 3, which is what all BF fans REALLY want, has been delayed due DICE teams working on this this tat.......
     
  4. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Well I enjoy BH a lot. The battlefunds don't interest me all that much as I don't see the need to buy silly outfits. I enjoy the quick games that BH offer and I don't care about dying so often. For a free game it's very good.
     
  5. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Typically EA, only they could manage to ruin a free game. Shame really i was half looking forward to this. What i want to know is who paid good money for the guns.
     
  6. coniferous

    coniferous What's a Rotary Power Tool?

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    ....Don't **** your pants?

    Wow.
     
  7. Archtronics

    Archtronics Well-Known Member

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    tbf what were you expecting for a free game???
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Whoops - I thought I switched that link out. I've done so now, though Don't **** Your Pants is still a very fun game.
     
  9. robyholmes

    robyholmes I'm under your desk...

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    I like BFH, its a simple quick game for when steam says 'Steam could not connect to steam servers' like it seems to do EVERY night during peak hours, although I think that is Pipex, sorry tiscali, sorry Talk Talk fault.

    The BF are not important at all, the maps are small and boring, and you do die a lot, the tanks are **** at hitting player, and snipers are overpowered and the planes are hard to drive (Might just be me) but its a quick game. The account is what is putting me off at mo, I always get 1001 error and have to launch the game again when finding a server, i think this a talk talk again tho.
     
  10. robyholmes

    robyholmes I'm under your desk...

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    O and Steveo_mcq guns are all free, you only pay for cloths and some widgets.
     
  11. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    My mistake i presume there are other weapons to buy other than guns then

     
  12. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    Oh great, hours after the review the server is offline lol! maybe they sensed most people hated it? =\

    I wanted to try it aswell, which reminds me, I need to play Quake online

    EDIT: Also nice of you to include FEAR Combat, that never even came to mind when I thought of free online games :D
     
  13. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I tried it. No players. The driving was awkward. Flying was kinda sorta OK, but then again, it's also fun in Google Earth :D
     
  14. Kamikaze-X

    Kamikaze-X Member

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    in all honesty, the first time i played BH, i was very dissapointed, but then, i've been playing it for at least a few months now since the Beta invites started circulating.

    the game *is* shallow, and it *is* simple. but when you have a world full of games that punish your every single mistake and drive you crazy, why can't there be a game that is very easy to just pop into and have some *fun*.

    with any game, it's the way that you play it. If you have played commando in BH and have troop trap, then you will know what i'm talking about. i've literally fallen over laughing after sending some wise-cracking so-and-so 100 feet into the air after creeping up behind them, and then waving at their corpse as they float down to earth.

    i'll say it again. it's how you play.
     
  15. Westy

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    Hmm, been in the beta for a while now and it still holds some attraction - fast games, it doesn't matter if you die, easy access for non-geek gamers...

    Some of the things you slam BFH for can be seen as an advantage from a different viewpoint.

    However, EA support, random crashes, glitches and an excess of hackers does severely blight the game
     
  16. jrr

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    I tried it. The graphics are cute, but it just *feels* like one of those crappy Korean games where you can't adjust the resolution or keybinds or anything. (In BF:H you can adjust those, but not much more!) The few options you *do* have are only adjustable in the front end, not in-game.

    The third-person view is annoying, and the FOV is lower than I'm used to, making the game feel "zoomed in." The on-screen guides are helpful, but the game *really* needs a minimap.

    If I can get kicked for my ping, I really need to be able to see it! Also, server browser plz?

    Lastly, I fear the freeness biases the age demographic really young. I'd rather pay to play a game with fewer children.

    I'm now really looking forward to Battlefield 1943.
     
  17. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    I think the review is a bit harsh. Like it and others say, it is simple and shallow, but that's what it's meant to be. I can have a quick game and really am not worried about dieing like I am in every other online game (TFC/TF2 and AA2.5 would make me so angry when I didn't have at least a 2:1 kill-death ratio). It's fun and fast paced, and as kamikaze said there is quite a bit of strategy in the game.

    And there seem to be plenty of players. I also like there not being any voice chat. No matter what game I play it's always some 10 year old screaming like an idiot (yes you can usually block individuals, but it's very annoying nonetheless). Besides I don't think voice chat is all that important for this game. If you do want it, 3rd party voice chat programs are usually far better anyway.

    So far the only thing I don't like is the lack of a server browser. However this does get me playing faster, as I don't spend forever looking for a "good" server. And besides last night, I haven't had any connection issues.
     
  18. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    I don't think it's harsh at all; it echoes all my thoughts from playing the beta.
     
  19. bogie170

    bogie170 New Member

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    I agree with your review after playing the beta. The game is shallow, takes tanks about 4 shells to kill a human. The plane has only 3rd person view.

    Game sucks ass.

    Why don't EA listen to what people want and stop making crap?
     
  20. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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