Battlefield – Bad Company 2 – The Review

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Format
Xbox 360 / Playstation 3 / PC

Style
First Person Shooter

Modes
Single Player, Online

Pros
Great graphics, Awesome online, lots of online weapons, hardly any camping. Destruction 2.0

Cons
The campaign is just fair; Movement and controls can be a little tricky.

Introduction
This is the sequel to Dice's broadly popular Bad Company Franchise. The games offer plenty of action, witty reviews, Great action scenes, and plenty of destruction. With the introduction of Destruction 2.0 however, things were turned up a notch, rather than just blowing walls out of buildings, you can now take down entire homes. It makes the online / campaign fun and challenging.

Gameplay
First of all, I will not be comparing this game to Modern warfare 2. This is a review, not a comparison.
The first thing many gamers' do when they bring home a game is to try the campaign a little bit. When you start this campaign, you may be a little confused, The first mission takes place in World War 2, now you might be wondering what this time era has to do with the whole campaign and all, but they tell you fairly quickly why, It involves some weapon of mass destruction The Japanese had made in The Great war. I said that the campaign is not to great, but the story is, I really enjoyed the story although gameplay was slow at times, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 really delivered when it came to story, and action scenes, at some parts through the campaign , you are the minigunner of a UH-60 Blackhawk, others have you flying a UAV to make the town ahead safe, or driving tanks throughthe countryside. There was one mission which I really loved, it had you running from house to house trying to avoid frostbite, and it was a fun mission, which I am glad they implemented into the game.

The controls are different then most shooting games though, RT or R2 is to knife, LT or L2 is to throw a grenade, but you get use to the controls pretty quickly. The movement is slow, but you get use to that too, and it's not always slow, it only seems to be slow when you really want to turn around fast to shoot some enemy.

The online game has traversing Snowy or Sandy battlefields, destroyed cities, and towns yet to be destroyed. What makes this game really fun however, are the vehicles; you can fly Blackhawks, MIL MI-28 Havoc's MIL MI-24 Hind's And an AH-64 Apache. Aside from the helicopters, you can also drive Tanks, Humvee's, All Terrain Vehicles, Attack Boats, and Sea-Doo's. They are all really fun to drive around in, but I prefer the Helicopters the most.

The ranking system Battlefield: Bad Company 2 works really well. You must earn points for each kit you use; there are 4, Assault, Engineer, Medic, and Recon. As you may have guessed, the assault class use of Assault Rifles, the Engineer class use's Submachine guns, and the Recon class use's Sniper Rifles. Gaining Points for a specific class will get you weapons, gadgets, and specializations that class. You also rank up though, there are 50 levels, and each time you rank up you gain a pistol, a shotgun, or a rifle for use with all of the kits.

The classes work together really well online, and you can not have your squad of four all being the Recon class, or all engineers, because you need ammo from the assault class, you need health and revives from the medic class, and you need engineers to take out enemy vehicles. They all work together very well, and it is recommended that you have one in each squad.

Graphics / Audio
This game has awesome graphics, they are much better than the originals, and they are up pretty high for the most recent games released as well. You can make out the fibers on gloves and everything overall, the landscape, the vehicles and the people fighting in it look awesome.
The sound in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is awesome, when you first turn on the game and hear the explosions, you can tell that Dice did a wonderful job with the sound in this game, it is very clear, crisp and precise.

Ratings
Graphics – 10/10
Audio – 10/10
Gameplay – 10/10
Replayability – 7/10
Final Score – 9/10



Source by David MacNeil

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