Bad Company 2 impressions so far

January 24, 2010 at 4:23 am 1 comment

‘Bad’ is an abbreviation for ‘Badass’

Where's the cloak and dagger?

2010 looks to be a year for more mature gamers,with a lineup including the likes of God of War III, Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2 and Bioshock 2 just to name some.  So what will set Bad Company 2 apart from the rest of the growing collection of console/pc first-person shooters?

"Get out of the way! I'm still on my L's!"

I never played the original Bad Company, so forgive me for my probably over-simplified synopsis. Bad Company 2 will be a direct sequel to the original, where you played as Preston Marlowe, a member of a 4-member squad of military outfits. This squad was part of “B” Company aka Bad Company, whose use is limited to cannon fodder.

First in, fist out~

Unsurprisingly, like most fps’s these days, a strong focus has been put on online multiplayer. Like Killzone 2 and other team-based shooters, there will be a selection of classes, including your standard engineer, medic, recon and assault. Apparantly the specialist class from the first Bad Company has been removed. Similar to Modern Warfare 2, there will be customizeable weapon selection.

Drive by...

So what’s new? Apart from new vehicles like the Black Hawk and quad bike, Bad Company 2 will have destructible environments (which were also present in Bad Company 1). In addition, entire buildings can be destroyed, rather than just the walls. This obviously is aimed to the sense of realism in the game, improving upon what other fps’s like Modern Warfare 2 have achieved.

... or fly by!

I fear that everything Bad Company 2 will do well, may have already been done before. Both Killzone 2 and Team Fortress 2 had robust class systems, Modern Warfare 2 had great unlockables and weapon add-ons that really made a difference online. Both Modern Warfare 2 and Killzone 2 boasted awesome visual effects and graphics. The addition of a lot of vehicles will be fun for most players, until they find themselves on the other side of the barrel. What’s good is that the maps appear spacious and much less caustrophobic compared to other current console fps’s, but I guess that goes with having a large range of vehicles present on the field.

Killing with a glue gun... one drop at a time

Final impressions:

Bad Company 2 looks to be a whole bunch of fun. In terms of its single-player campaign, it’s got a humourous premise to boot. When I  look at the beta videos out there, I can’t wait to hop on some of the vehicles and drive around. However, besides the destuctible environments and a variety of vehicles that made the original Bad Company great , I see not much that differentiates Bad Company 2 from its competitors. Bad Company 2 will be released worldwide on March 2nd.

"Mistah Kurtz, he dead."

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Baka!  |  January 24, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Bad is an abbreviation of Badass? LOL! Looks good actually from screenies. Trailers look great! Though tbh i’m not sure whether it can compete with tf2 in terms of being fun…

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