Zero Punctuation: Battlefield: Bad Company 2

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Sentient6:
Wow, Yahtzee REALLY hates this one.

Correction: he really wants to hate it... but can't find anything to hang his hatred on except DUST!

MR T3D:
Playing a Battlefield game and complaining about the quality of the single player is like driving a Ferrari and complaining about the back seat legroom.

Touché! Well said sir.

/S

Truck-a-saurus! LOL

decent review. I was playing this game on a pair of 9800GTs and those were going tits up so I got a GTS250 and this game doesn't look half bad.
I still wish they had the first Bad Company on PC instead of 360.

New shooters just suck...

I want old Quake III Arena remake in HD!

I find it strange that some of you label Yahtzee's videos as "reviews". They aren't reviews at all really, just funny comments on parts of a game.

HEY HEY HEY you like Modern Warfare 2??? WTF.... that game was horrible. This games BETA already was betetr than the pile of dung that was MW2... These games are meant to be played in Multiplayer so SP features are more like a tutorial for the MP part... Yeezz and the destructible buildings are AWESOME. Also dust.. hell yeah. Blow up a building and see how much dust is created... Yahtzee im dissapointed. Actually a good FPS game of late and you hate it. Maybe you have played too much of those games on Consoles... Please reply.

the multi-player is pretty damn good

...but yahtzee doesnt review multi-player (for good reasons)...

and he is right i.e. the single-player is pretty damn horrible...good episode =D

Why didnt you talk about the multyplayer? Maybe you have a good reason, but... It is the main reason anyone would buy this game. The singleplayer was just in there, so people dont say that 60 bucks is too much for a MP game only. Nonetheless everything you sad was true ;).

Tsignotchka:
It's like the Dust is trying to hide the fact that it's a bad game made even worse with the addition of exploding scenery.

At least in MW2 you could run around stabbing people in the bollocks when you got bored of shooting them.

Well In bad company 2 you can shock them with your defibrilator pads or drill holes in their heads

And if your boring enough cut their balls off

It is why I like the game xD

Shamanic Rhythm:

MR T3D:
Playing a Battlefield game and complaining about the quality of the single player is like driving a Ferrari and complaining about the back seat legroom.

Obviously you have never watched Top Gear.

oh, but i have, funny you mention one of my favourite entertainment shows.

CD-R:

NAHTZEE:

Journeythroughhell:

NAHTZEE:
the part i most agree with is russians r evil. seriously, the russians are just normal people. in games america is a ultr awsome hero team while russian is evil for some unexplained reason

Of course, they are. So are the arabs and the chinese.
Don't worry, the Russians are always villians just because someone has to be one.

personally, im russian myself, but i prefer americans to be evil. cos thier stockipiling lotsa nukes.

You guys have just as many nukes if not more.

no, they really don't.
at the PEAK of the cold war, they had enough nukes to kill america twice over, where as the US of A had enough to kill russia roughly 10 times over I believe.

I'm confused, Yahtzee left me dreading the mortar part (claiming he died on it many times) and yet when it came I only died twice, one from going the wrong way and running into a fire and once from being peppered with bullets when I didn't realise a crowd of men who'd just ran past me weren't my friends - none from the actual mortars.

I usually like Yahtzee's stuff, but it seems like he often criticises games for things that affect him and perhaps a minority of players who can't survive one relatively easy part.

It's fun to go "Heh, yeah that shit's fucking stupid and he's right on the money" when watching Zero Punctuation but in this case it seems to just be an example of Yahtzee-didn't-know-what-to-do. Shit's getting a little weak when he resorts to moaning about an issue that isn't even present.

Well if I didn't ever play the multiplayer then yes I would agree with this review because the single player is just plain bad. But come on, this is a battlefield game, you don't get it just to play by yourself.

And also Bad Company 1 came out before Red Faction Guerrilla, and Bad company 2 uses the same destruction engine. Truckasaurus is also mentioned in Bad company 1, so either Yahtzee is trolling us or he needs to do his homework.

seamusotorain:
Derp de derp herp multiplayer derp. I enjoyed the multiplayer demo, and I'd heard the story was pretty weak. If you want a FPS not made out of a grey and brown colour palette, Duke Nukem just hit the XBL Marketplace, and you can always go and play Serious Sam again.

Yeah, those jungles in Bolivia and Chile, as well as the snowy Andes were pretty Grey and Brown

Tobias Rieper:

ioudas omnis:
Sometimes I forget that video games are incredibly serious business. Thank you, random strangers on the Internet, for reminding me.

As far as the review goes, I'm with a lot of the others in saying that, while he didn't review the multiplayer (as he has openly stated that he never does) he didn't really... tell us anything about the game other than there was a lot of dust and things were kind of ridiculous and like every other game of its type in that regard. And as someone who currently can't play online (I have a Mac, no wireless connection to my 360, and a Silver account) I'm infinitely more concerned with the single-player aspect of games, than multiplayer. So, this would have been a beneficial review for me, had I been told anything.

Then don't buy Bad Company 2. Do I have to remind you not to buy Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142 (and 1942 and Vietnam), World of Warcraft, Counter Strike, Red Orchestra, Guild Wars, or whatever other multiplayer oriented game out there? I thought it was obvious enough.

Thank you for that bit of information that was just as superfluous as my post.

As it could have been discerned, I was complaining that his lack of a review for the single player was more my issue, because I don't play online games. Surely you understood that I don't play online games anyway, because of the aforementioned things. I had no intention of buying the game anyway, I don't play military shooters, but I was still ultimately curious to see what he had to say on it. And I was told nothing. I was disappointed.

wow, "I thought he was a van" probably was the funniest line I've read this year.
On the Russians-as-villains thing, BFBC2 was developed by swedish developer DICE, and well, I don't think we as swedes have noticed the Soviet Union has collapsed yet.
The little military we have left and all the right wing nutcases still think Russia is going to invade any moment. Especially after the russian ambassador in Stockholm got angry over some swedish comedians making a parody russian song for the Eurovision song contest national finals last year.
I guess that could be a reason for our love of portraying russians as the villains when most of the world have moved on to muslims.

By the way, the satellite image stuff in the loading screens was present in Battlefield 2 as well, which preceded the COD Modern Warfare franchise.

Tsignotchka:
It's like the Dust is trying to hide the fact that it's a bad game made even worse with the addition of exploding scenery.

At least in MW2 you could run around stabbing people in the bollocks when you got bored of shooting them.

seriously this is a stupid comment as a) you can as you put it 'run around stabbing people in the bollocks' and b)since you obviously haven't played the game based on the fact you think Modern Warfare 2 is unique as you can stab people you probably don't know that the destructable environments and dust effects are added to improve the games feel and add a bit more depth to the game.

Prehaps you should consider saying something itelligent before you open your mouth.

uberDoward:

The Cake Is Annoying:
Coincidentally I decided earlier this week I'd get Duke Nukem 3D from GOG. I want strippers, jetpacks and weapons that kill in amusing and farcical ways.

Amen to that. Whatever happened to enjoying an FPS?

The marketing department said that enjoying an FPS just wasn't realistic. *badum tish*

HK_01:
No mention of multiplayer? Isn't that like, I don't know, the focus of the game?

They why bother having a campaign to play?

Terrible review, IMO. No real criticism, instead of just bashing on how the game is similar to MW2, which means he's quite obviously missed the point.

This game has a single player?

about time someone fucking said it, and as usual Yahtzee said it with just the right amount of bile.

seamusotorain:
Derp de derp herp multiplayer derp. I enjoyed the multiplayer demo, and I'd heard the story was pretty weak. If you want a FPS not made out of a grey and brown colour palette, Duke Nukem just hit the XBL Marketplace, and you can always go and play Serious Sam again.

Fuck that, Perfect Dark just came out on XBLA. That's a must buy for anyone that's tired of this "realistic" shooter bullshit.

hehehe, good stuff.
I too would like to see more creative non "modern reality" based shooters. The trend is already getting very tiresome. It's only going to get worse before it gets better though, with Medal of Honor soon to enter the foray, and Activision churning out MW sequels until they eclipse the amount of Mario games out there.

Yahtzee said he wanted more weapons than eyeballs. How about Borderlands? That has a funk-ton of weapons of all shapes and sizes.

Plus i think he should get around to reviewing the new pokemon game for DS!!

Truckasaurus came to my town in the 90's. ...and we are still rebuilding.

and oh yeah, DUST!

The Cheezy One:
in other words
"MW2, all is forgiven"?

So when exactly in CoD6 did you get to carry more than two guns at once?

Although I did find the dust to be pathetic. Why didn't they just license Geomod 2 or at least try to improve their own engine? It's just 1943 with more guns and maps. At least 1943 had the decency of being priced properly. Although at least everybody goes blind from the dust in multiplayer.

Idk if that many initials would fit under game genre. We could just call it dust shooter tho lol

Another "modern" shooter bites the dust. Get me old school Doom on nightmare mode any day. I'm guessing Final Fantasy 13 or God of War 3 next. I know FF 13 is a JRPG and most likely will be thrashed, but still a review I'd like to see. Though God of War 3 is the review I can't wait to see.

I think Yahtzee took the game a little seriously
BC2 is meant to be a take the piss war game
seriously if you stand still for a minute the characters start bickering about some random shit
still,i LOL'd

well the review was everything i expected IE Yahtzee hating on another game but i am just saying that the battle field games are more multi player style games while COD focuses on the story and single player, i still will continue to play BC2 after this and unless it gives me the black plague or a better game comes out.

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Wow. Not one word about the multiplayer.

Which is, by the way, THE ENTIRE STONKING POINT of the game.

The single player is just a bonus, like the baked potato you get with a delicious ribeye steak. Would you review a steak restaurant by going on and on about the mediocre potato and never even mentioning the steak?

I'm glad to finally find somebody who agrees with me in that the whole "realistic" FPS fad is getting really old.

Also, to anybody who posted a comment here complaining about how Yahtzee didn't talk about the multiplayer gameplay (which describes most of the people who commented, oddly), either you need to watch/read some more of his reviews, since presumably you're completely new to ZP, or you need to give up and stop beating the dead horse. Yahtzee has explained multiple times why he doesn't play online multiplayer. If you can't be bothered to look it up yourself, read this: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/6832-Extra-Punctuation-On-Multiplayer

What's up with people hating on the game?

And since when was a battlefield game realistic?

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Someone has a very, very odd definition of "realism".

Wow. Not one word about the multiplayer.

That was odd, too. This isn't Call of Duty, it's a multiplayer game.

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