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Dec 27, 2017
646
Battlefield 5 is, without a doubt, the most disappointing game of 2018. It's a poorly thought out, half-finished mess cynically dumped on consumers.

The shooting feels good, probably the best Battlefield has been in that regard. Virtually everything else is an endless list of failure. The insane TTD, embarrassing net code, being shot around corners, poor gun balance, the class designs, the unmemorable maps, the terrible enemy visibility, bombers, the bomber fix which just nerfed all the other air vehicles, the broken mantling system, broken bipods, the garbage menus and UI, etc. You could go on for virtually forever.

It deserves the mediocre reviews, low engagement, player criticism, and disappointing sales. At least EA execs will get to be as disappointed as the people who spent money on it. I have no faith in Dice to fix the endless flaws with this game. Seriously, fuck Battlefield 5.
 
Feb 21, 2018
34
Battlefield 5 is, without a doubt, the most disappointing game of 2018. It's a poorly thought out, half-finished mess cynically dumped on consumers.

The shooting feels good, probably the best Battlefield has been in that regard. Virtually everything else is an endless list of failure. The insane TTD, embarrassing net code, being shot around corners, poor gun balance, the class designs, the unmemorable maps, the terrible enemy visibility, bombers, the bomber fix which just nerfed all the other air vehicles, the broken mantling system, broken bipods, the garbage menus and UI, etc. You could go on for virtually forever.

It deserves the mediocre reviews, low engagement, player criticism, and disappointing sales. At least EA execs will get to be as disappointed as the people who spent money on it. I have no faith in Dice to fix the endless flaws with this game. Seriously, fuck Battlefield 5.
Ouch... It really sucks to hear that cause Battlefield is the only franchise that I care about but I have to agree with your points....
 

JJD

Member
Oct 25, 2017
251
Anyone else thinks that the game looks a bit better, more crisp after the patch? Playing on a pro. Feels more smooth too.

The first round of content is not that good, but I still enjoy the game a lot.

I just hope we don't get one map every 3 months. That is just not enough.

BF3 and BF4 had map packs with 4 maps coming out every 4 months, they should focus on making more content.

EA and DICE are fighting an uphill battle with BFV but I think they can still win, but they need to cater to their hardcore fans, people like me who pre ordered the game. It's not nice seeing then slashing the game price in half after just 30 days. I understand why they are doing it but still stings.

They basically need 2 things:

Make tides of war a success, so far it feels half assed.

Crossplay between PS4 and Xbox. If the game is not selling that well bringing the whole console community together is a must.
 
Oct 25, 2017
306
Removing the automatic spotting of the bomb carrier improves that air drop mode and frontlines immensely. Also making the bomb carrier push or he will explode.

+2 to dice on those decisions after the horrendous original way it was handled.
 
Oct 31, 2017
1,222
Battlefield 5 is, without a doubt, the most disappointing game of 2018. It's a poorly thought out, half-finished mess cynically dumped on consumers.

The shooting feels good, probably the best Battlefield has been in that regard. Virtually everything else is an endless list of failure. The insane TTD, embarrassing net code, being shot around corners, poor gun balance, the class designs, the unmemorable maps, the terrible enemy visibility, bombers, the bomber fix which just nerfed all the other air vehicles, the broken mantling system, broken bipods, the garbage menus and UI, etc. You could go on for virtually forever.

It deserves the mediocre reviews, low engagement, player criticism, and disappointing sales. At least EA execs will get to be as disappointed as the people who spent money on it. I have no faith in Dice to fix the endless flaws with this game. Seriously, fuck Battlefield 5.
I cant say I disagree with most of your points, although I have this unrealistic glimmer of hope that somehow DICE will become their own studio and actually create a game on their own schedule. Again, I know this will never happen, least not in my lifetime. As long as EA is attach like a leech its safe to say Battlefield will always be a half baked product with money being the driving factor over actually putting out a polished product. I wouldnt be surprised if DICE in the next 2-3 years become another casualty of getting in bed with EA.
 
Dec 27, 2017
646
It's not perfect but *gestures at Fallout 76*
Fallout 76 isn't disappointing because it was always going to be a fucking disaster. There was no way it wouldn't be. There was a chance for BF5 to be great. Now it's being compared to a game that doxxes its players.

It's not the worst game of this year, just the most disappointing.
 
May 17, 2018
205
Great, after the patch the game locks up when checking the assignments while playing a round, have to Alt F4 because even though the game is running the menu is stuck.
 
Nov 3, 2018
136
Anyone else thinks that the game looks a bit better, more crisp after the patch? Playing on a pro. Feels more smooth too.

The first round of content is not that good, but I still enjoy the game a lot.

I just hope we don't get one map every 3 months. That is just not enough.

BF3 and BF4 had map packs with 4 maps coming out every 4 months, they should focus on making more content.

EA and DICE are fighting an uphill battle with BFV but I think they can still win, but they need to cater to their hardcore fans, people like me who pre ordered the game. It's not nice seeing then slashing the game price in half after just 30 days. I understand why they are doing it but still stings.

They basically need 2 things:

Make tides of war a success, so far it feels half assed.

Crossplay between PS4 and Xbox. If the game is not selling that well bringing the whole console community together is a must.
32 xbone vs 32 ps4 conquest with 3d spotting .
Gimme
 
Oct 29, 2017
3,425
I cant say I disagree with most of your points, although I have this unrealistic glimmer of hope that somehow DICE will become their own studio and actually create a game on their own schedule. Again, I know this will never happen, least not in my lifetime. As long as EA is attach like a leech its safe to say Battlefield will always be a half baked product with money being the driving factor over actually putting out a polished product. I wouldnt be surprised if DICE in the next 2-3 years become another casualty of getting in bed with EA.
To be entirely fair it's not like their pre-EA subsidiary games launched much better. Battlefield 2 launched in a disastrous state and was pretty bad for months, and by the time they fixed it the 2142 expansion sequel was only a couple months away.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,687
Man I've only had it for one day but Christ I'm awful at killing people. I need to develop some muscle memory. Thank God for ptfo cause otherwise I wouldn't score shit
 
Jul 24, 2018
3,612
Panzerstorm looks fucking insane with RTX on. The mud looks photorealistic.

I knocked some settings down to high and put res scaling at 80 (on 4k) to maintain 60+ fps with dxr low on. Its worth it, I'm a believer.
 
Dec 3, 2018
29
This is the first Battlefield (I have been playing them from since 42) that conquest isn't my main mode. I just don't think the maps are suited to it, Breakthrough is my main mode. I thought this would make me hate the game as I have always turned my nose up at anything other than conquest but I find I'm having a lot of fun with the game. Probably the most fun I've had since BF2. No idea why.
 
Nov 1, 2017
730
I am starting to think that we will get a lot less additional content compared to previous BF titles. You know with no season pass and the game already 50% off after two weeks...
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,380
I am starting to think that we will get a lot less additional content compared to previous BF titles. You know with no season pass and the game already 50% off after two weeks...
I always thought this was gonna be the case. Premium was very pricey but it gave us large doses of new maps from time to time. Here we know it'll be one new map every now and then, a new game mode here and there and such.
 
Oct 31, 2017
4,230
Panzerstorm map reminds me of that bit in Fury where all the soldiers line up behind the tanks and the Tiger comes out... Just like Fury, Panzerstorm is a great vehicle map but it's a truly terrible infantry experience. Recon and Medic are pointless, so it's everyone running support and assault because they are the only ones that can damage tanks.

I know people love their vehicle maps but they need to do something about those massive empty spaces of death. So far, the worst of the maps for me.
 
Oct 27, 2017
697
Shanghai
I've been reading about how everyone thinks the game looks better, but I'm getting very weird graphical glitches now. Some trees look like 2D 8-bit trees. I'm not joking either. They are trees made up of maybe 50 pixels. It's super jarring to look at.

And loading still sucks. Almost every time I quit a match, I have to close the game, and reload it. So yeah, that never got fixed.

I'm really getting tired of publishers releasing games in this state. I don't think I'll be buying an EA game on release day at full price ever again. These companies just don't give a shit.


Battlefield 5 is, without a doubt, the most disappointing game of 2018. It's a poorly thought out, half-finished mess cynically dumped on consumers.

The shooting feels good, probably the best Battlefield has been in that regard. Virtually everything else is an endless list of failure. The insane TTD, embarrassing net code, being shot around corners, poor gun balance, the class designs, the unmemorable maps, the terrible enemy visibility, bombers, the bomber fix which just nerfed all the other air vehicles, the broken mantling system, broken bipods, the garbage menus and UI, etc. You could go on for virtually forever.

It deserves the mediocre reviews, low engagement, player criticism, and disappointing sales. At least EA execs will get to be as disappointed as the people who spent money on it. I have no faith in Dice to fix the endless flaws with this game. Seriously, fuck Battlefield 5.

Dude, I'm feeling you here. It's another potentially awesome game, made by a talented studio, ruined by a terrible publisher who only cares about the bottom line. I really dislike EA. I've reached the breaking point with them (and judging by the horrible sales, I'm a little LTTP).
 
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Oct 26, 2017
2,734
Germany
Battlefield 5 is, without a doubt, the most disappointing game of 2018. It's a poorly thought out, half-finished mess cynically dumped on consumers.

The shooting feels good, probably the best Battlefield has been in that regard. Virtually everything else is an endless list of failure. The insane TTD, embarrassing net code, being shot around corners, poor gun balance, the class designs, the unmemorable maps, the terrible enemy visibility, bombers, the bomber fix which just nerfed all the other air vehicles, the broken mantling system, broken bipods, the garbage menus and UI, etc. You could go on for virtually forever.

It deserves the mediocre reviews, low engagement, player criticism, and disappointing sales. At least EA execs will get to be as disappointed as the people who spent money on it. I have no faith in Dice to fix the endless flaws with this game. Seriously, fuck Battlefield 5.
I sadly have to agree with you here.
I really love the gunplay and feeling this game delivers but everything else is undercooked.


Pls keep that map away from breakthrough.


Menus are a LOT more buggy now on PS4. Character models just straight up don't even load sometimes when editing my company.

Pre-patch you'd get a few seconds of the textures loading in but it really wasn't that big of a deal. Just feels sluggish now
Yup noticed the same on XboxOneX yesterday when i was looking for the new stuff they added (which wasnt a lot lol)



elenarie hi, will DICE add M/KB support for consoles ?
Please god no. PC version is available to play for you.
 
Oct 26, 2017
920
I don't know how big of a buff medic got, but it's does is nice to see more people playing the class.

Should check what was done to planes, they sure has hell still feel impossible to kill with AA.
 
Nov 2, 2017
2,522
Slower firing SMGs like the Sten and MP40 are now far more viable. Thank you DICE. Had a really good round on Narvik with the MP40 - when previously I'd have used the STG. The MP40 can now do well at mid range and I feel that is where it needed to be. It still doesn't address the issue of getting enough medics on the very large open maps - but at least the guns are viable where they are meant to be now.

However, has this buff and the slight buff to ARs and LMGs at closer ranges made the faster firing hipfire SMGs less viable...I certainly felt I struggled with the MP28 last night whereas previously it was my go-to medic gun?
 
Dec 4, 2018
40
United Kingdom
First BF game I actually enjoy playing daily. I just find it difficult to spot enemies at a certain distance?

Anyway, I thought there was a Battle Royale game mode with V? Or is in the works?
 
Jun 11, 2018
1,225
Lisbon, Portugal
Slower firing SMGs like the Sten and MP40 are now far more viable. Thank you DICE. Had a really good round on Narvik with the MP40 - when previously I'd have used the STG. The MP40 can now do well at mid range and I feel that is where it needed to be. It still doesn't address the issue of getting enough medics on the very large open maps - but at least the guns are viable where they are meant to be now.

However, has this buff and the slight buff to ARs and LMGs at closer ranges made the faster firing hipfire SMGs less viable...I certainly felt I struggled with the MP28 last night whereas previously it was my go-to medic gun?
I'm struggling a lot with Mp40 at the close range, matter of fact I run away most of the times and go to mid range to try and win the fight.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,998
To be entirely fair it's not like their pre-EA subsidiary games launched much better. Battlefield 2 launched in a disastrous state and was pretty bad for months, and by the time they fixed it the 2142 expansion sequel was only a couple months away.
DICE is overworked and deserves longer development time. Imagine Rockstar making an AAA game in 1.5 years.
 
Oct 30, 2017
11,955
DFW, Texas
Okay so I am OFFICIALLY on team Krag Jorgenson. It is by far my favorite sniper rifle now. I love my ZH-29, but the Krag is just so fucking GOOD.


- Fantastic accuracy even at extreme ranges

- Clean optics that give you a great sight picture

- Great bullet speed

- Acceptable bolt speed and reload

- Satisfying gun sound.



And there is something else that I can't quite put my finger on. It's just a FUN gun. It reminds me of the .338 Recon from BF4. Their were better guns statistically than the .338 Recon. There were guns that had better bullet speed, faster bolt action, faster reload, better mag size etc etc, but the gun just FELT good in the hands. I could never nail down why but it was just....RIGHT.


And the Krag has that same something something. It just FEELS good to use.
 
Oct 27, 2017
706
Cambridge, UK
i've been playing for around 16 hours according to the in game timer. I think I'm done. The last two nights have been un-fun for me as spawn-die, spawn die just got ridiculous. Might give it another session tonight to wrap it up before I start something else on the weekend.
 
Oct 27, 2017
302
DICE is overworked and deserves longer development time. Imagine Rockstar making an AAA game in 1.5 years.
This! I don’t know what people expect out of Dice. Not that I am defending their games coming out in a half done state, but it has been like this since BF1942.

It would have been nice if being bought by EA meant looking like Dice got more support, from the outside, I’m not seeing it, especially I wish Dice had a longer dev cycle to take their time and it would have been nice for another EA studio to help prop Dices current game up with working on maps and such during the maybe hopeful 2-2.5 year lull between development of their next game.

I mean if you look at their release schedule, it’s not too many times they are missing a a year or 18 months.

I understand why the games are not coming out super polished and don’t have a streamlined post release process.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,957
Does anyone else have a problem with screen tearing in this game? It seems to occur even though I have 60FPS and no matter what settings I have. Normally I use Fast V-Sync through the Nvidia panel but it doesn't seem to work at all with this game.