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01-10-2013, 12:09   #46
 
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Just had a quick game there. Looks like sh!t, to be expected. Seems smoother than BF3 but nothing revolutionary, I'll reserve judgement until I have played a smaller map with a bit more tactics than ram tank into everything
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Apart from the game itself, the new Battlelog and Spectator Mode are unreal.
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Is this not on the Playstation Store? Can't seem to find it.
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Watched a video; looks crappy, grey on grey on grey,..
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sunk in a good few hours.

compared to the BF3 beta, this is leaps ahead in stability. Thats not saying a lot as initial bf3 beta (as linked earlier by me) was a lot of crashing and some massive glitches.

My biggest issue with this is that it doesnt feel optimised which frankly I expected as much. there was a night and day difference between bf3 beta day 1 and full release day 1 so I'm hoping for something similar here. It runs well sometimes then now and then I suffer what I think is a massive fps drop. But they've changed the fps console command so I cant check if it is my fps or if its something else.

Voip is back but limited to who you squad up with.

It has sadly taken Medal of Honours & Rome 2's bad lead and has a ****load of menus which is frustrating both in battlelog (good luck finding where you put in your clan tag ) and also in the game itself. Why you cannot simply click on a weapon/gadget in the spawn screen at the top to swap it out is beyond me.

gameplay.

well like bf3 beta you'll need to ignore whats going for the first ten minutes cause I have no idea who's settings bf4 is using but that person must have a really good mouse cause the sensitivity was way down, the settings are all on high and so on, so a bit of tweaking.


The map itself is mixed. in classic battlefield tradition when you get a good squad rolling (and the new in game voip makes this much easier, teamed up with a random and we pretty much led our team to victory in two games) it's some of the best natural mutliplayer fps out there. With the C point pre levelution being the highlight when you need to be quite organized to assault it right. B point is another highlight as is A. D and E I spent less time with but D looks to be a reverse of B (going up instead of down) and not sure about E. I have to laugh as despite it happening in almost every game I have yet to *see* levelution, I'm always underground or at A or somewhere out of sight when it happens. C post levelution is a ****ing nightmare. Which brings me to the maps biggest problem.

its a sniper whore's dream. It is too damn easy to get a lot of snipers on the roof of the really tall buildings around the map and while pre C makes it easier at least the building blocks a lot of line of sight. Post C is just opening the whole map for long range F*ck you sniping that had me paranoid going around every corner.

aside from that the Ak12 feels nice and solid but dont bother with the muzzle brake as a lot of the fighting is surprisingly in your face. Not so sure about the Scar-h, but I wasnt even a fan of that in BF3

Helicopters due to the buildings are not the powerhouses they are normally, but tanks are frustrating as hell, especially when playing assault and they roll in under ground to B or A or D or E....yeah tanks can get almost anywhere in the map leading to many f*ck! run away! moments for me.

the change to the defib may have gone...too far. maybe its cause I was the only one to unlock it on the server but man there is no ressing and even if you try

a) its damn hard now with the delay

b) the time frame for ressing is stupidly short. They need to be down within 10 metres of you if you've any hope of ressing.

giving everyone the m320 off the bat may sound like a bad idea but its also been smacked with the nerf bat.

Overall its a good start to things, and I guess its a good sign that even 4 hours of playing I feel like i've scratched nothing in this game yet.


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one last thing, I dont know if its a new way of laying it out, but I'm getting the impression the beta shipped with very little of the endgame content, looks like only a few of the weapons for each class are here and so on...

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I had a few quick games and liked it a lot. It seems fairly polished for a beta. It runs well and I'm using seriously outdated drivers!
The gunplay feels solid and I had some really satisfying gun fights. I spent a bit of time in the tanks and they seem well done however I don't fully understand the new critical hit system properly yet, there were inconsistencies in the number of shots required to blow up other tanks. It's good to see that the essential vehicle unlocks like the secondary LMG, lock-on countermeasures and zoom optics are unlocked by default.
The SMGs that the engineers get seem quite puny (as they should) but unfortunately you need to use them to unlock the carbines. I hope it's not like that when released. I'd like if the starting carbine, shotgun and DMR are all unlocked by default.
I also picked up the six-barrel grenade launcher pick-up but I couldn't find anyone to kill with it
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Well, I only hope optimisation will come with better drivers and with actual game too. It does not really look anything better then BF3, but makes my poor pc cry...

So I set everything on ultra, but turned off all AA related stuff and set texture filtering to normal. FPS is pretty stable, but I cant say what fps am I getting as Afterburner is not showing it... thing is, even if I set it to Low settings I still get those random hick ups and Massive FPS drops. At one point I was looking towards the back of the map, where no action and FPS would drop like to 2-5 frames, as soon as I turn around from that spot it goes smooth as silk again. Looks like most of FPs hits is due to optimisation and lack of drivers.

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Played about 2 hours and walked away feeling fairly indifferent to it. It's a bit of an improvement over BF3 ,like others have said, but not that much of an improvement that it had any significant impact on me. The hardcore fans will obviously love it, but it for me, it just feels like a reskin of BF3.Thats fine in it's self but I'm bored ****less of BF3 at the moment so I don't see the point in flogging out over 80 euro for more of the same(inc premium). COD gets torn apart for doing the same thing every year and just making slight improvements, from my short time with the Beta, BF4 is following in CODs footsteps.
Nothing in the Beta excites me enough to buy the full game and judging by alot of comments I've read around on a few different sites, I'm not the only one Looks like Arma 3 is going to be my main onlne shooter.
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Any body playing this with a 570gtx?
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Played about 2 hours and walked away feeling fairly indifferent to it. It's a bit of an improvement over BF3 ,like others have said, but not that much of an improvement that it had any significant impact on me. The hardcore fans will obviously love it, but it for me, it just feels like a reskin of BF3.Thats fine in it's self but I'm bored ****less of BF3 at the moment so I don't see the point in flogging out over 80 euro for more of the same(inc premium). COD gets torn apart for doing the same thing every year and just making slight improvements, from my short time with the Beta, BF4 is following in CODs footsteps.
Nothing in the Beta excites me enough to buy the full game and judging by alot of comments I've read around on a few different sites, I'm not the only one Looks like Arma 3 is going to be my main onlne shooter.

not gonna argue why one would choose arma 3 or bf4 its apples and oranges as far as i am concerned, they are vastly different games aiming for vastly different markets. I like both series, but I wouldnt compare the two.

I will say though that the amount of content on show for the beta of BF4 does seem to be a fraction of what has been shown to be in the final game.

-No commander mode
-not all weapons and gadgets available
-only 2 gamemodes on show
- more maps with more varied levelution features.

yes, if you are sick of the style of game battlefield offers, then go try something different like arma 3 and maybe if the mood takes you then come back to bf4 a few months down the line and find you have the taste for it again.
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Any body playing this with a 570gtx?
If my new graphics card doesn't come today, i will be tonight......

Edit: Ooops, i've the GTX 560
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It's unreal!
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Are we allowed post videos of the Beta?
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what do you use to check fps? afterburner does not work. It does not work for my buddy too.
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Are we allowed post videos of the Beta?
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