They did a great job here, the original game was pretty but felt incomplete, and this is way more polished, more engaging, and has more depth – heck it has a single player campaign for one thing, but it’s a more robust game in every dimension. The arcade challenges are fun, and the three enabled multiplayer modes are all very solid. I’m digging it.
It remains to be seen if DICE will ruin this game long term with their signature “throw 23 different multiplayer modes in, 20 of which will be ignored, and only 1 of which will be worth playing after launch week” move. Battlefield 1 war pigeons anyone? Yeah.
One thing I’m a little worried about is how good the sniper class is. This is the first battlefield(ish) game in forever that sniper was my preferred class:
the “stealth” ability that whips out the SMG and speeds you up while suppressing you from enemy radar is absolutely perfect for getting out of tough spots
I am a sucker for “show me all the enemies on the map” modes aka the thermal goggles. I’m not totally clear how but I think you can tag enemies for others? Maybe just have the goggles active and looking, or do you have to click / activate? Anyway, this is a great item of kit because you can suss out where the bad guys are and position yourself accordingly. And you can use it as much as you want, it’s not on a timer!
The electric grenade is 🍌s good. It’s area affect and it stuns and it causes damage. Throw it over a contested point and OMG the carnage.
The sniper rifle is, unlike the heavy and assault weapons, actually accurate at range and does substantial damage. I think the officer weapon is fairly accurate too, but it’s a pistol so less damage and less zoom. Anyways, if you want to actually hit stuff and not do the ol’ Star Wars Random Blaster Fire Cone o’ Maybe Hitting Something Eventually, this is your huckleberry.
I did get the basic achievement for all the classes, and they’re all interesting, but it is incredibly rare for me to gravitate to sniper classes, I’d almost tend to say your game is kinda broken if I am playing sniper in it.