I been playing Battlefield V for a couple of days now, I wanted to give it a chance since I spend almost 700 hours in Battlefield 1. From the start when the game was first announced it didn’t catch me or my attention, the influence of Battle Royale was heavy handed from the first trailer. My excitement sank rapidly, I didn’t even want a WW2 shooter, that’s what I hoped for with BF1. I kinda got my fix from BF1 and COD WW2, where now I just wanted to return to the present.
I had actually no interesting in buying the game, which worked out fine since I want EA to change, so I opted for voting with my wallet. There where just to many problems with BF V, 1: It jumping on the Battle Royale train, 2: WW2, 3: Badly optimised and 4: it being an EA game.
Sadly or luckily, I got the game with the purchase of my RTX 2080 GPU. So I might as well give it a go.
So here are my thoughts on the game. I hate it, badly optimised and the gameplay have changed to much, they had to tweak it for it to fit inside the Battle Royale genre and it changes the movement to much. It feels like the introducerede a “free-roam”/“Parkur” system, you can jump any time and climb anything. But it doesn’t work…jumping out and in of Windows is a hassle, more often then not you get stuck or land next to the window, because you can go in so many direction. You get stuck on small ledges and sometimes have to spam vault (space) for up to five times, before doing the animation probably. In that amount of time there is a good chance you been killed. The weapon unlock system doesn’t work and you often have to quite the game to use a new unlocked weapon, the menu is a mess and so is the rest of the game.
Every class now spawns with 3 mags worth of ammo, it’s all fine and dandy. But being new and trying to figure out a class like the scoute means you probably only get 2-3 kills over a very long period of time and then you have to go looking for more ammo. Where it’s easier for classes on the go like Medics (op) Assaults and Supports, who can run and gun from one battle to another. 90% of every player plays either Medic, Assault or Support. Being a Scoute isn’t just worth it. Which saddens me 90% of my BF1 gametime is from playing as a Scoute.
Then add the hole class specialisation on top of it, I hate it. I’m not playing an MMO or RPG. I don’t care about skill trees in shooters, I just want to find a weapon I like and add detachements to it that gives me different benefits.
I’m just happy I got the game for free, I don’t see myself playing it for much longer. I played it 7 hours and I’m already tired of it. It took me around 650 hours to begin feeling a bit tired of BF1.
I had no expectations, but I still ended up disappointed.