Review: Battlefield 1943

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cavsfan69:
I like the game but I can't figure out the air raids. Like when they're available or how to call them. Overall well worth the 15 bucks.

I was stumped by air raids for the first day of play too;
To call it you have to enter the bunker with a radar mast on top (I know its probably called something else but meh)
To use it (at least on x-box) use the third person view to direct the rough path of flight then once thats sorted press up on the D pad and it will give you a pretty cool targetting view use the crosshairs and wipe out loadsa people.

I will be getting this WHEN it comes out for PC - currently my XBox has been broken for month - should really get that fixed sometime.

Mrsnugglesworth:
I can't believe you use the 3rd person view of the plane. First person for the win.

There is both 1st and 3rd person view for all vehicles, including planes.

this game is epic. especially for 1200 microsoft points. it just shows that even thought they industry is chugging out these pointless and overhyped games, every so often it does churn out a little nugget fo goodness that brings a genuine smile to my face everytime I snipe another player from 1000metres away with a WW2 era sniper rifle, lol, how accurate is the world of video gaming today. EPIC GAME

KenzS:

Mrsnugglesworth:
I can't believe you use the 3rd person view of the plane. First person for the win.

There is both 1st and 3rd person view for all vehicles, including planes.

I know, I just feel that 3rd person makes the vehicles (Besides car) feel incredibly slow. Especially the plane.

Mr Funk, you are a terrible reviewer. Is there a ranking system? Is there a Clan match system? Third party mods? Extra game modes? Player customisation? Decent physics engine? Are the graphics any good? Is it easy to find games? Are there bots? Hows online connection for the average joe? Any bugs that need patching? How many different vehicles are there? Are they fun to use? There's a whole shopping list of things you haven't even mentioned.

Really, actually talk about the game instead of trying to make jokes, and saying "Aircraft are venerable to Anti-Aircraft fire" wasted 5 seconds of my life which i'll never get back, so "thanks"...

popdafoo:
Looks like Call of Duty: United Offensive which is a good thing.

No, no it isn't anything like CoH:UO (although that was an excellent game). That's the European theatre, not pacific, and CoH:UO is single and multiplayer, with no drivable vehicles or capturing control points, unlike this new Battlefield game. The only similarity is some weapons, and the fact it's WWII (which has been done to death, lets face it).

RogueRunner:
Did anyone else get a 'pirates of the carribean feel' from the music.

That's just a variant of the old Battlefield theme music, that's been used for years as the intro for EVERY battlefield game made by DICE, even before Pirates of the Carribean. I don't think either copied each other, as the only similarity between them is the quick staccato tempo and rhythmic use of high-octane instruments to emphasise a parade-ground type theme.

Nitpicking aside, the game looks like the same successful Battlefield formula but cut down to the bone, and then some. I'll stick with Battlefield 2142 thanks, this looks terrible in theme (WW2 is now boring), location (pacific theatre is not new to Battlefield), options (limited weapons and maps, with only vague unconfirmed promises of future DLC) and originality (it's ALL been done before, and better).

Sorry for all the rage people. :(

UtopiaV1:
Mr Funk, you are a terrible reviewer. Is there a ranking system? Is there a Clan match system? Third party mods? Extra game modes? Player customisation? Decent physics engine? Are the graphics any good? Is it easy to find games? Are there bots? Hows online connection for the average joe? Any bugs that need patching? How many different vehicles are there? Are they fun to use? There's a whole shopping list of things you haven't even mentioned.

Really, actually talk about the game instead of trying to make jokes, and saying "Aircraft are venerable to Anti-Aircraft fire" wasted 5 seconds of my life which i'll never get back, so "thanks"...

popdafoo:
Looks like Call of Duty: United Offensive which is a good thing.

No, no it isn't anything like CoH:UO (although that was an excellent game). That's the European theatre, not pacific, and CoH:UO is single and multiplayer, with no drivable vehicles or capturing control points, unlike this new Battlefield game. The only similarity is some weapons, and the fact it's WWII (which has been done to death, lets face it).

RogueRunner:
Did anyone else get a 'pirates of the carribean feel' from the music.

That's just a variant of the old Battlefield theme music, that's been used for years as the intro for EVERY battlefield game made by DICE, even before Pirates of the Carribean. I don't think either copied each other, as the only similarity between them is the quick staccato tempo and rhythmic use of high-octane instruments to emphasise a parade-ground type theme.

Nitpicking aside, the game looks like the same successful Battlefield formula but cut down to the bone, and then some. I'll stick with Battlefield 2142 thanks, this looks terrible in theme (WW2 is now boring), location (pacific theatre is not new to Battlefield), options (limited weapons and maps, with only vague unconfirmed promises of future DLC) and originality (it's ALL been done before, and better).

Sorry for all the rage people. :(

Psst, here's a hint: The videos are review supplements. They are not full-fledged reviews in and of themselves. Try reading the text that accompanies it ;)

Many of your complaints are addressed in the written review. The others are, frankly, largely unimportant. We aren't here to write a manual for every last feature in the game; my job is to communicate what the gameplay experience is like.

Fair enough, you're the reviewer, and I get to read your stuff for free, so I'm in no position to argue!

Sorry I just made you read all that text... :S

I couldn't agree with you more on missing the kill cam from TF2.

Nothing is more annoying than skipping away thinking to myself how much fun it will be taking the town just down the road.
A friendly tank rolls by,a plane flies ove...YOU ARE RESPAWNING!"wait,what?"
I am glad I only played the demo,by the end of the 2 seconds of play I was given I was more than ready to go back to playing TF2.

But maybe I would of gotten into it but as you also said I had trouble figuring out who was a friend and who was I suppose to shot(short of being close enough to tell their nationality).
So all together it was a rather annoying few minutes of played and the HUD was one of the most difficult to understand I had ever seen,I much preferred battlefield heroes but that's not really balance,having the melee specialist also the sniper which can go invisible to everyone not rather close to it?I wonder who thought of that.

UtopiaV1:
Mr Funk, you are a terrible reviewer. Is there a ranking system? Is there a Clan match system? Third party mods? Extra game modes? Player customisation? Decent physics engine? Are the graphics any good? Is it easy to find games? Are there bots? Hows online connection for the average joe? Any bugs that need patching? How many different vehicles are there? Are they fun to use? There's a whole shopping list of things you haven't even mentioned.

Really, actually talk about the game instead of trying to make jokes, and saying "Aircraft are venerable to Anti-Aircraft fire" wasted 5 seconds of my life which i'll never get back, so "thanks"...

popdafoo:
Looks like Call of Duty: United Offensive which is a good thing.

No, no it isn't anything like CoH:UO (although that was an excellent game). That's the European theatre, not pacific, and CoH:UO is single and multiplayer, with no drivable vehicles or capturing control points, unlike this new Battlefield game. The only similarity is some weapons, and the fact it's WWII (which has been done to death, lets face it).

Every single thing you said that he left out are either unnecessary information or variable. How many reviewers tell you everything that's not in the game? If there were any huge bugs, he would say that there were because that would be a reason to not purchase the game. You have to use your brain. If he didn't mention an integrated clan system, then there's obviously not an integrated clan system. There is a ranking system but it really doesn't matter, does it? The graphics you can see for yourself. There is no reason you should be a jerk because he explained everything that needed explaining and told us everything we needed to know about the game. You're just nitpicking.

Obviously I know the setting to Battlefield 1943 is different from Call of Duty. I said it looked the same because it looks like they play the same way. No one has ever been able to create a multiplayer experience like United Offensive and it just looks the same. And it seems like you've never even played United Offensive because although it's single and multiplayer, there are drivable vehicles. That was a major selling point and one of the reasons why it did so well. There are also control points, so I don't know what game you're talking about.

I agree that the bombing is hard when flying. But if your in cockpit strafing is very easy.

popdafoo:

UtopiaV1:
Mr Funk, you are a terrible reviewer. Is there a ranking system? Is there a Clan match system? Third party mods? Extra game modes? Player customisation? Decent physics engine? Are the graphics any good? Is it easy to find games? Are there bots? Hows online connection for the average joe? Any bugs that need patching? How many different vehicles are there? Are they fun to use? There's a whole shopping list of things you haven't even mentioned.

Really, actually talk about the game instead of trying to make jokes, and saying "Aircraft are venerable to Anti-Aircraft fire" wasted 5 seconds of my life which i'll never get back, so "thanks"...

popdafoo:
Looks like Call of Duty: United Offensive which is a good thing.

No, no it isn't anything like CoH:UO (although that was an excellent game). That's the European theatre, not pacific, and CoH:UO is single and multiplayer, with no drivable vehicles or capturing control points, unlike this new Battlefield game. The only similarity is some weapons, and the fact it's WWII (which has been done to death, lets face it).

Every single thing you said that he left out are either unnecessary information or variable. How many reviewers tell you everything that's not in the game? If there were any huge bugs, he would say that there were because that would be a reason to not purchase the game. You have to use your brain. If he didn't mention an integrated clan system, then there's obviously not an integrated clan system. There is a ranking system but it really doesn't matter, does it? The graphics you can see for yourself. There is no reason you should be a jerk because he explained everything that needed explaining and told us everything we needed to know about the game. You're just nitpicking.

Obviously I know the setting to Battlefield 1943 is different from Call of Duty. I said it looked the same because it looks like they play the same way. No one has ever been able to create a multiplayer experience like United Offensive and it just looks the same. And it seems like you've never even played United Offensive because although it's single and multiplayer, there are drivable vehicles. That was a major selling point and one of the reasons why it did so well. There are also control points, so I don't know what game you're talking about.

Yea, sorry for being a jerk, i was filled with rage about something else that day :P Anyway, yea CoD:UO did have some drivable vehicles (like, a T34 tank... that's about it, same as the first CoD) but not in multiplayer. You have to admit, even with the control point gameplay in CoD:UO, it is different to Battlefield in a whole host of little ways that change gameplay completly, otherwise why decide between the two games if they're the same?

As for the list of things I look for in a review, that was really just between me and Mr Funk, but just to clarify, an individual reviewing the latest iteration in a series is expected to have played at least one previous installment, just so that they can tell the long-term players, as well as the new players, what's the same and what's different (and whether this is good or not) in the newest game. I was merely listing things that have appeared in previous Battlefield games, and was wondering whether they appear in the new one or not. And not mentioning anything doesn't actually give me an answer in the negative, it just... well... tells me nothing.

Anyway, sorry for being a jerk, i love u guys really :D

I'm pretty excited about this, I've followed the battlefield series since 1942, can't wait for the PC version to come out (and for me to move out of where I am, so I can get decent internet to play :( ).

Funny. 1942 was the only Battlefield I actually liked. Well, when EA's eventually done jacking off to it's console money I'll play the PC version.

sheppard419:
I bought it the day it came out and I haven't stopped playing, its definitely worth the money.

dude totaly agree, whatever smak anyone else talks about this game they wrong,
there arn't to many glitches, only realy when you die, but realy what would you see or hear when you die?
and it not ment to be a masterpiece, it's just an arcade game, but people are comparing it to full flegd FPSs U knew why? B/C it competes with them, and does better than most

also idk why anyone qeustions the lak of veriety in weapons and classes, its WW2 soldiers were given what they got, granted it would be awsome to have flame throwers and stuff, but it makes the game very balanced the way it is. and i don't realy think snpers carried blast charges, amo spontaniously appeared in your pack, BUT WHO CARES it makes it fun, I LOVE IT!

I dare say it is my favorit game to date! (for the money it costs anyhow)

if u see me playing send me a message,

wolfyX711

Uuhm. There are not 3 but 4 vehicles (the boat also counts)

Gotta say this game was the best use of my money on the PSN so far.

I don't really understand the hate for not having a kill-cam. As a long range shooter in most games, I go with Rifleman if I want to be useful, and Sniper if I want to make the other team rage hard. In games like CoD4 and TF2, I despised the kill-cam. Finally found an awesome sniper nest? Well, kill one guy and they know where it is. Sure, it makes running around after each kill more important, but being shown exactly where the sniper is? Ugh. Lameness.

Besides, there's nothing more satisfying in a game like 1943 when you've finally found that dirty little sniper after being killed by them, or who is harassing your team. Counter-sniping is always great. Makes the revenge a little more satisfying, and makes finding an awesome sniper nest that much better.

The only real complaints I have for it would be that sometimes when you're sniping, headshots (on the odd occasion)will not register at all. It doesn't happen enough to break sniping, but it always seems to happen when you need to make an important shot.

Also, the Rifleman is more-or-less the best of the three. It, perhaps, breaks game balance simply because once you can shoot with the iron sights (I had trouble for so long with them), you're as good, if not better, than a sniper at long range shooting, and in open sights (aka just crosshair, no zoom) you can make kills faster than Infantry and with less expense of ammo.

That and tanks are god-like unless your team works together. Whenever I run into on as a Rifleman, I want to call them as gamebreakers, just because they're so bloody hard to kill. But really, that's what a tank is.

I never got sick of WWII. Obviously it's because I haven't played the WWII shovelware that made others sick of it.. really I only played Medal of Honor:Allied Assault--Medal of Honor: Airborne (excluding the Heroes miniseries), CoD (liked all of them excluding 3, Finest Hour, and WaW, that includes Big Red One and United Offense), Battlefield, Day of Defeat, Brothers in Arms, hopefully Red Orchestra 2, and Company of Heroes.

Oh yeah, my point was is that BF 1942 had like submarines and vessels and loads of marine vehicles, and I see that's not in BC2... do they have it in 1943?

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