- Release date: 10/19/2018
- Developer: Electronic Arts Inc
- Genre: Shooter
- Content rating: ESRB Rating Pending
Battlefield™ V Standard Edition
Electronic Arts Inc
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Battlefield™ V Standard Edition
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Battlefield has always been a tactical reference shooter, with great graphics and attempts to recreate real events (as far as they are playable). Battlefield V is the latest installment, issued in November 2018.
This time we’re going through World War II, and there will be a lot of realistic details.
Graphics — 5/5
When you can’t tell a game scene from a war movie at a glance, it means that graphics quality is already a reason to scream “Shut up and take my money!” The scenes are as photorealistic as can be, so is the sound.
Well, some details are not quite realistic, as British armed forces of the time didn’t include as many women as the game supposes, and the weapons are not accurately recreated. But it’s just a game without reconstruction purposes, after all.
If you want to download Battlefield V to your PlayStation 4, prepare about 50 GB on its drive. The game will offer more downloadable content as it evolves, so its demands are about to grow too. But when you see that military splendor, soldiers capturing buildings, tanks crushing in, planes flying by, and all the weapons you can use, you’ll certainly think 50 GB is no price for that.
Gameplay — 5/5
The game continues the tradition of strategic and tactic fighting games. You control your character, select weapons and equipment and fight your way through to the end of the mission.
Like all Battlefield games, this one offers both single- and multiplayer mode, but this time the game is more about party actions. If you play alone, you follow a single soldier’s story where you only can rely on your bot allies; and those with PS@Plus can play online with other protein players. The game recreates the most famous battles around the globe. There are some entirely new modes offering seamless continuous gameplay, like Tides of War or Grand Operations (the evolution of Operation mode we see from Battlefield I).
Of course, the new Battlefield will have its own Battle Royale, named Firestorm and allowing up to 16 4-player teams (64 players in total). We’re not sure whether it will make a good rival for PUBG or Fortnite, but having one more Battle Royale is fine. Collaboration mode is called Combined Arms and supports up to four players teaming up.
Controls — 5/5
The game requires a DUALSHOCK®4 controller. The scheme is quite default: the left joystick is used for moving, the right moves the camera, the trigger is for shooting, and buttons control your weapons and gears.
You can play remotely with PS Vita system, and it requires a good stable Wi-Fi connection. So far the game is exclusive for PS4, so there’s no need to adopt controls for any other console.
Replay Value — 5/5
While the original game includes some single player mission and party campaigns for multiplayer, including a random map, there’ll be even more to play as the game receives extras.
It offers many hours of gameplay; but even after you’re through it all, you can keep replaying it in online modes or play endless Firestorm until you’re tired inside. And when you are, chances are EA will roll out some update that reforms the whole gaming process.
Whatever they say, it’s not the one to miss for action fans. If you like real action games, you’ll surely download Battlefield V and enjoy playing it alongside its rivals (like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4). Anyway, the developers have done a great job, though the game probably is not marketed properly. Maybe the situation will normalize later, and fans will award the game with their appreciation. So far it’s less popular than expected, but that doesn’t affect its quality.
Fighting game sector meets another Battlefield again, pushed back in time and (suddenly) royaled up.
Pros : Stunning graphics
Easy intuitive controls
Downloaded extras will be added
Cons : Some intended historical inaccuracy
Not the cheapest game
Due to low sales, we can get less extras than planned
Replay Value 5.0