GDC 13: 17 Minute Battlefield 4 Trailer Released

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Shows and Expos | March 27, 2013 - 03:25 AM |
Tagged: battlefield, battlefield 4, GDC, GDC 13

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Battlefield 4 is coming, that has been known with Medal of Honor: Warfighter's release and its promise of beta access, but the gameplay trailer is already here. Clocking in at just over 17 minutes, "Fishing in Baku" looks amazing from a technical standpoint.

The video has been embed below. A little not safe for work due to language and amputation.

Now that you finished gawking, we have gameplay to discuss. I cannot help but be disappointed with the campaign direction. Surely, the story was in planning prior to the release of Battlefield 3. Still, it seems to face the same generic-character problem which struck the last campaign.

In Battlefield 3, I really could not recognize many characters apart from the lead which made their deaths more confusing than upsetting. Normally when we claim a character is identifiable, we mean that we can relate to them. In this case, when I say the characters were not identifiable, I seriously mean that I probably could not pick them out in a police lineup.

Then again, the leaked promotional image for Battlefield 4 seems to show Blackburn at the helm. I guess there is some hope. Slim hope, which the trailer does not contribute to. I mean even the end narration capped how pointless the character interactions were. All this in spite of EA's proclaiming YouTube description of this being human, dramatic, and believable.

Oh well, it went boom good.

March 27, 2013 | 04:48 AM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

I'm happy that I'm at last seeing some REAL gaming vids on this site and not some noob ass Tomb Raider horse shit...

this is great, even though it's basically more or less an update of the third one, and even though EA are a bunch of giant motherfuckers.

Might get it if I find the time. I still do Painkiller when I have nothing to do. Heh.

March 27, 2013 | 07:16 AM - Posted by Prodeous (not verified)

I will admit, when I see a large open environment which I can not explore i feel cheated. Seeing tall buildings in the background make it feel large, knowing I can not visit that place, makes teh game feel small.

Question is how big will the multiplayer be.

I'm keeping out hope to see games like FarCry with open environment but in town setting, where you can enter all buildings (or at least 1/2) Crysis series have been extremly limited on that aspect.. Battlefield storyline is also limtied, feels so "on-rail" console port.

Graphics wise, not too bad, but nothing earth shattering. Guess as John Done mentioned, this being a more or less an update to the third, they could have called it Battlefield 3.5.

March 30, 2013 | 04:59 AM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

It'll take quite bit of time before I am done.

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