Now in sure I’m not the only person who was taken by surprise when we were told at the E3 conference the new BETA is launching right now. As soon as he said this I quickly managed to download it and start playing.
First off this is a completely new game in terms of the action. We are used to army vs army but now it is those who protect us against those who are a danger to us. Classic cops vs robbers scenario here and in my opinion it’s a nice change which I think was needed and it’s good to see that battlefield has a made the big step towards it.
The gameplay is stunning, every little detail has been covered from the speedometer in the cars to the destruction of many objects. The one thing that really blew my mind is how much destruction a crane could do to a city during a firefight. You can use almost anything to your advantage.
Now you get 2 modes to play in this BETA, Heist and Blood Money.
In heist you are either a cop or a robber. What you have to do is simple on both teams stop the money being robbed or get away scot-free. 2 armoured trucks get ambushed so you can’t just focus on one thing at a time. One of the downsides to this mode is that if you have a poor team the match can be over rather quickly. Bit this only happens a few times when I was playing.
Blood Money is a game mode where both the teams have to fight to a spot where there is a load of money. And teams must get their hands on it. You can carry up to 500K at a time but the more you carry the slower you run so you have to decide if you want to be a hero and go for it all or take a few trips and go for speed. Both teams must grab 5 million for the round to end. You can also try to steal money from each team’s armoured truck to hit them with a doubly whammy.
Now because this is a beta you don’t get much choice of weapon only 3 in each class are available. To purchase upgrades for weapons we are now given cash to spend which I find is another decent addition to the game. Now you don’t have to just accept what the game gives you, it’s now your choice on what you want to help your weapon improve.
New menus have been introduced and I have to say they are very nice, it’s a nice change from what we normally used to.
Again the gameplay is stunning and I really think COD has met its match for FPS king. Call of duty has been on the decline for a number of years. Now battlefield looks to have taken a massive step towards becoming the best shooter this year.
I can’t wait for the full release and to see what other modes and weapons that are at our disposal. I am also interested to see how the campaign is going to pan out. It would be great if you could choose to be either a cop or robber. This would give it replay value along with the medals and score you get from it.
So this beta really got my attention and I haven’t really been able to stop playing it. It’s a good change from the usual game and I think it will do well when it is finally out.
I will certainly be purchasing this game.