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Standard User SPOOKish
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Dec-13 10:26:23
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Battlefield 4: China Rising


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Premium subscribers can play this early. Everyone else has to wait till 17th December.

I just had a go last night and the new maps are really good. I'm a long time player of the Battlefield series so for me to be impressed, it's gotta be good.

Check it out. There's some flipping awesome maps out that not only look great but play really well. Infantry is very effective, planes and choppers are kept well in check. Had a lot of fun playing it. Hoping you PS4 and XBO people and even 360ers/PS3 owners enjoy it too.

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Standard User astateoftrance
(committed) Sun 08-Dec-13 10:40:34
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You guys are killing me with all this talk of how good BF4 is! I want it now, have been a big fan of the series also.. BF1942, BC2 and BF3. The PS3 beta looked and played terrible IMO so have not been bothered but it sounds like it is really good on next gen/PC.
Standard User SPOOKish
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Dec-13 10:54:28
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I never got into BF3 as I went off and played Skyrim half to death and got left behind. Had a really good night playing BF4 last night though and particularly the new China Rising maps.

BF4 is a lot more like BF2 in how it's played. Squad size is up to 5, voice comms and commander is back and it just feels a lot better.

There's a lot of really good innovation with the series but it's gotten a bit complex in places with all the weapons attachments and battlepacks and awards etc. Some great touches though. I have a Daffy Duck emblem that I had to design myself and it gets layered on to all the vehicles you drive and even on your weapons. It's pretty cool (a bit like the sprays in CS:S).

Though using an internet browser to launch the game through Battlelog is a good idea (kind of like the old All Seeing Eye days), it doesn't properly at all and neither did it in BF3. You're meant to be able to click on the 'Players' column to get it to show you rankings by populated servers but it's shot to blazes. It just doesn't work so can be extremely frustrating trying to find a suitable server to play on. I really need to look into other options there. I don't suppose Xfire can be used either...

BF1942! Glory days! I've still got the game installed on my PC and there are still people playing it I bet. Crazy bu.ggers. crazy laugh I certainly would recommend BF4 but only for next gen or PC really. smile


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(staff) Sun 08-Dec-13 11:14:57
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While am sure the PC version is even more awesome but at the back of the room with an old xbox 360 did find the graphics and environment to be a leap up from BF3. Waiting to January to go premium.

Gameplay wise its a leap on from the beta, tight small infantry only maps feel very frenetic particularly when you don't know them.

Just cannot justify the xbox one or PS4 to myself yet and with xbox live gold throwing out the freebies the last few months have a nice stock of different games to keep me busy. Also want all the TV apps to be on the next console before I upgrade, as I use the console for all my catchup.

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Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 08-Dec-13 12:05:50
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And believe me Trance it looks like a different game and runs and plays beautiful ,if you remember when I posted about the Playstation 3 beta and how I said it looked appalling ,well on a Playstation 4 this is on another level and worlds apart from the shabby Playstation 3 version.

If ever there was a reason to upgrade to a next generation console then from what I have seen and played of Battlefield this is it.

I'm not even that bothered about the games,and have hardly ever put much more than I few hours at most with all the previous games ,but my I just love this game and I'm really hoping that later tonight when I connect to the multiplayer it still carries on shining.

After all Multiplayer is what Battlefield is all about and I'm impressed with the single player that as we all know is not its strongest point.
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 08-Dec-13 13:59:35
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Standard User astateoftrance
(committed) Sun 08-Dec-13 19:57:25
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From the sound of it I would really like it but won't be getting a PS4 until next year sometime, alternatively I could upgrade my PC but I'm sure it would come to more to play the game well.

Haha I remember those sprays well, you could make your own from any picture you had by resizing it and putting it in the correct folder, many people decided to use porn smile

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Standard User astateoftrance
(committed) Sun 08-Dec-13 20:02:32
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That's interesting regarding the graphics as I found BF3 to be good, so if its an improvement on that then that wouldn't be a issue with me. The main reason for me not getting it on the PS3 is because it has a lower player count. 12v12 rather than 32v32. I love the big vehicle maps so that would surely make a big difference.
Standard User astateoftrance
(committed) Sun 08-Dec-13 20:06:36
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Would love to play it now after hearing how good it is but it's gonna have to wait... I have plenty of business to take care of in Los Santos anyhow wink

Another thing with online multiplayer games like Battlefield is they just take up all my gaming time. I have played many more single player games since I stopped BF3.
Standard User SPOOKish
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Dec-13 21:13:50
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I think, unless you're dead set on having improved graphics and more players per server, that holding off on the new gen consoles is the way to go at least until the dust settles. Particularly so if you're coming from the Xbox ecosystem. That whole thing about the ESRAM and texture compression/decompression over IP sounded really good (too good even?).

So, have you got any favourite maps then Mr S? Paracel Storm for the cool waves and Flood Zone get my vote for most impressive/novel environments for an online FPS. If the map quality continues to be as good for the China Rising DLC for future map packs we will really be in for a treat.
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