My copy of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 arrived on Thursday last week. I installed it on Friday and made a start with the Singleplayer campaign. Here are some of my initial thoughts about it:
- The comparisons between this and Modern Warfare 2 are not entirely unjustified. The singleplayer on this is pretty short based on all the reviews and definitely seems like a game that’s been designed for its multiplayer strengths.
- The campaign has far less ‘wow’ factor in it so far. Modern Warfare 2 was like a video game version of ‘The Rock’, as if it were directed by Michael Bay. BC2 seems fairly unexciting in comparison.
- The weapons seem much more powerful than in MW2. Maybe it’s just the sound system which, by the way, is truly awesome.
- Destructible buildings often provide more fun than killing the enemies themselves. I did find myself sitting stationary for a few minutes in a boat with an unlimited-ammo grenade launcher raining hell, fire and brimstone upon a logging camp. Oh what fun I had.
I do feel like I’ve missed a significant part of what the game has to offer with not playing the multiplayer yet. I am very much looking forward to it though, as all reports seem to be very positive about it at the moment. I shall be playing it with the same people who I play Modern Warfare 2 with, so we should all have a group opinion of how the two fare against each other. Maybe I’ll even have some footage to put into a future post.