With the re-emergence of World War II shooters came strong anticipation from the fans. Many of the gamers of the world waited patiently to see and experience a new game, a new story, and a new adrenaline-filled time. But with the concept of viewing World War II shooters as accurate depictions of that time, how well do these new releases do? In this case, we’re reviewing Battlefield V.
Battlefield V is the sixteenth installment from the Battlefield series and is set in World War II. The game was developed by EA DICE together with Criterion Software. The game is still not yet ‘officially’ released, as this date is set for the 20th of November. But, it can be played at the moment as its initial stage has been released.
How good is it?
In the endless war between the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises, Battlefield V wins. At least when the story is concerned. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 doesn’t have what it takes to completely immerse the player into the world, whilst Battlefield V does this perfectly. The story mode in BF V is comprised of multiple tales from World War II which the player goes through.
The usual and well-known Battlefield chaos is also present, which improves the experience by a large amount.
The graphics are stunning; the map is well designed and the details are plentiful. If it wasn’t for the bad side of this release (which are, mind you, pretty mood-killing), it would have been a great game.
As it stands, it’s a good game. Now for the bad side of things.
Battlefield V has more bugs than the Amazon. But that’s nothing uncommon for the Battlefield franchise (although most of them are hilarious and not exactly game breaking). In any case, the Under No Flag War Story is the worst one in terms of bugs. Enemies make awkward movements when killed and there’s quite a lot of hitching if you pause and unpause the game. But this can be fixed with a patch, and there’s no doubt some of them will be fixed in the near future.
The final negative is that the campaign (currently comprising of 3 episodes/stories) is just 4 hours long (including the German-focused 4th one). It’s a sign that the focus was much more multiplayer-oriented.
In the end, Battlefield V is not too bad, but it’s not too good either. Better than Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that’s for sure!