Everything Old Is New Again
Battlefield 1 probably feels like a tangential release for people only familiar with the franchise’s recent history. The previous two numbered Battlefield games have tried chasing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare so much — at least in terms of storylines and aesthetics — that it’s easy to forget that DICE was also the studio responsible for Battlefield: 1942 once upon a time. It’s left plenty of longstanding fans screaming, “Make Battlefield great again!” or some variation of those words over the past few years. They ‘member. Well, here it is, DICE’s answer to your pleas. COD fans, you’re welcome to come along too.
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Aimed To Please
There are a lot of opinions out there regarding the Gears of War franchise, and — let’s just all be honest with ourselves — Gears of War 4 isn’t going to change anyone’s mind. If you weren’t a fan of the gruff sounding, smack talking, chest bumping squad from Epic’s original trilogy, do yourself a favor now and just move along. Live long and prosper and whatnot. You can almost see the adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” hung above each developer’s desk at the Coalition’s studio in Vancouver. But let’s also be clear here, that’s not an entirely bad thing either.
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Welcome to Paradise
You’re driving down an Australian coastal highway at the magic hour in a Lamborghini Veneno. A few stars cling to the fading night sky in the west, while outside the passenger side window dawn threatens to break just above the ocean’s crest. “Reckoner” by Radiohead starts playing over your car speakers so you turn up the volume until the sounds and scenery completely wash you away. It’s a moment of ostentatious tranquility, and you’re unlikely to ever actually experience it unless you’re playing Forza Horizon 3.
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