Battlefield is a multiplayer online video game focused around the efforts of the United States Marine Corps and the national security of the European Federation. The game is published by EA Mythic and was released on October 21, 2006. While battling the insurgents of the Graingers, players of the Marine Corps Recreatives infantry unit come across corpses of some of the Russian soldiers who were killed at the beginning of the war.
Russians, this is important. Who are they exactly? The Russian military has been looting US territory since the signing of the bargain that created the Russian Federation. They are upset about the limitation of their borders and would like to take revenge on the Americans. The Russian soldiers are losing battles and having a very bad day, so Russian soldiers are understandable enough to want revenge. Unfortunately, as we all know, diplomacy often leads to nothing good. And so, the Russians are using the ghost of the Medal of Honor as a shield.
While the Russians are building up their ghost, the Ghosts are building up their own collection of dead men, and there is nothing better than coming across a Russian corpse. eagerly waiting for more men, the Ghosts move on, redosing the dead soldiers. This sounds great in theory, but when traveling across the map on the Engineer’s difficult job, you do not want to come across dozens of wasted or poorly placed mines.
Trying to cross the frozen lake that is Bunkers field and fighting your way through the bunkers, the Iceman runs into trouble. Trying to make a tiring and steep climb to the top, the Iceman almost loses his life when his Safe- status triggers and he lines up sticks to prevent being cut down, jeopardizing his team’s survival. It is clear that the Safe- status was over-hyped and was only used to stop people from running off. It never should have been used in the first place.
If you have a couple of drinks in you, you can have some fun trying to get to destinations and fighting your way up the ladder. However, this does not change the fact that there are a lot of intense moments when you wish you were an easier opponent. The best mode for gameplay is CTF, Capture the Flag. In this mode, there is so little Kill-to-Kill (KvP)Body checking and running around like a rabid dog, you can forget for a second that you are actually climbing a ladder to go down.
The rocket jumping and taunting are really entertaining additions to CTF and combined with the crossfire, ticketing, and the new rocket launcher weapon make this a lot of fun. Another problem that PSP Go has is route choices. On the map screen, you are presented with up to three possible entry points, and picking which one goes where can get a little cumbersome.
Despite these flaws, when the game is played well, it shines a light on what could have been some much better execution, planning, and communication on the part of EA to create a better overall experience and multiple points of the player-friendly competition. This is the first of many such lemonade stand-style sports games that we encounter this year.
Thankfully the PSP is an amazing multimedia device. Half of the game can be downloaded to your Memory Stick Duo, and the other half of the game can be played out on air. The ability to pause the game and shake off all of those tired old gaming techniques will be well received by this (hopefully) stray gamer. At $19.99 for the deluxe version, this is a gamer’s dream come true. One would think that it would have been costlier for EA, but they seem to be making these great, low-cost games that no matter how much you buy them, will always be affordable.
The game, like many other adventure games, requires a lot of patience, and could easily turn into an exercise program for bored gamers.
There are 4 colors of currency you can collect throughout the game and each color is worth a certain amount of points. Throughout the game, you will come across signs reading SWTOR Buy & Sell Classified which displays the color the player should be and what items are available for quick purchase.
By signing up new characters will be able to access a store to buy extra items and currency for them. Simple, isn’t it?