BF: Bad Company 2, Dante's Inferno and Heavy Rain DLC done
By LiK 03-08-2010 12:43 PM
Finished BF: Bad Company 2 (360) single player last week on Normal. Fun game although I didn't find it any better than the first BC. The level designs are more varied and diverse. It's a lot less repetitive and made traversing the levels a bit more fun than the first game. The world is pretty well animated with every piece of foliage swaying in the wind and gusts of wind blowing around. And the best thing is the ability to destroy any structure like with Red Faction: Guerilla. That was really fun during some sequences but also mind blowingly frustrated if you died from it.
The audio is hit or miss with me just like with the first game. I found the surround mix to be inconsistent and the shots sounded boomy. Some people like this aspect of the audio but I sorta found it lacking. It works fine for shots heard in the distance but anything up close sounds wrong to me (for a video game). Anyways, it's alright. Music is nothing special and the voice acting is alright. The dialogue between the four bros is great and well worth listening during the calm sections. Most are optional so make sure to check them out by standing still when they're all together.
I also tried out the multi and it's fun and addictive although I haven't had a chance to play with people in my friend's list so I've been fumbling around solo. Everyone does do their part to help each other which was cool. I never played previous Battlefield games online so this was all new to me. The maps are large which is a blessing and a curse. Anyways, the game is fun and worth checking out. It's fun but it's nothing special. Btw, the story is basically one big parody of the Modern Warfare series. Lots of jokes and various other silly aspects of the MW series are mentioned. Some people might like it.
I also finished Dante's Inferno (PS3) over the weekend in one sitting. Contrary to what many reviewers have said, I found the game extremely fun and enjoyable. It's a GoW clone for sure but it's an excellent clone. The game has pretty tight controls and some really fun powers and moves. The only part of the game that frustrated me were some of the level designs. There were too many death falls which was totally unnecessary. They also have some pretty annoying timed puzzles but they were few and far in-between, thankfully. Trial and error levels should not be made these days.
The graphics are good although I've seen better. The world in Hell is really well designed artistically though. It really looks horrible and gross but the game manages to change it up between each ring that you enter. The monsters and bosses are the real highlights. Their designs are really creative and quite impressive. I would say that this game had some of the more unique monster designs I've seen recently in any game. Some of them were quite unexpected which was a good thing. And many of them were really fun to fight. Great job there. But I wish the regular enemies weren't recycled so much.
The music and voice acting is superb as well. I found the music totally appropriate and had all the bombastic epicness we should expect from this game. The voices were really great especially certain characters like Virgil and Lucifer. They have this real gravitas to their voices which made them really cool characters. Everyone else was also equally impressive. The surround effects for the world with Hell like the souls screaming in pain with other ambient noises were also well done. It made the world quite immersive and chilling sometimes.
The story wasn't bad either. It's not uber amazing but it worked for what it was. I would say the game's story is on par with GoW. If you disagree, you should take off your rose-tinted glasses and replay the GoW games. They're really not that different when it comes to their storytelling. Overall, great game and quite fun. If you loved the GoW games, and you want more of the same, check this game out.
Finally, I also got the Heavy Rain DLC, "The Taxidermist", from my preorder. I'm not gonna get into it much but it's great. There are a lot of various outcomes in it which will add to the replay value. The voice acting for Madison was also wayyy superior than the voice in the main game. It seems the voice actress was changed which probably explains it. The writing for her thoughts were also way better. It's much more natural and witty. Dear Quantic Dream, PLEASE keep this voice actress for all future Madison DLCs, she's much better. Overall, really fun and tense just like the main game. I look forward to all future DLC because of this. Great stuff.
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|the_punisher - 03-08-2010, 12:53 PM|
|DaddyBoJangles - 03-08-2010, 02:41 PM|
|LiK - 03-08-2010, 02:59 PM|
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