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Gamecast 02 - Battlefield Bad Company 2

Posted on 10th Mar 2010 at 16:53 by Podcast with 32 comments

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In this second gamecast, Antony and Harry take a look at the massive destruction-fest that is Battlefield Bad Company 2.

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wuyanxu 10th March 2010, 23:33 Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GMCgosh8S8
in case you forgot :)

the video feels the same as on my PC (also gtx260) doesn't feel as smooth as MW2.
knuck 11th March 2010, 00:34 Quote
funny how you mention the nextgen consoles haha. They're not so nextgen anymore :)
Elton 11th March 2010, 00:39 Quote
Mentioning the consoles are a bit amusing, they run it on low.

Cool vid nonetheless, except the lack of prone is a no-no.
Ph4ZeD 11th March 2010, 09:45 Quote
I've not got the game but the graphics and destructible environments look awesome. I've got MW2 but Bad Company 2 seems a lot more PC focussed than MW2, which was basically a straight port of the experience the consoles were getting.
Aracos 11th March 2010, 09:54 Quote
Am I the only one noticing it says download the MP3 and yet the file is an MP4? :P
Hugo 11th March 2010, 11:44 Quote
I notice you seem to be able to connect to servers and actually play the game - hardly realistic.
Baz 11th March 2010, 11:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by HugoB
I notice you seem to be able to connect to servers and actually play the game - hardly realistic.

Yeah, they're still working out the kinks unfortunately - last night the friends list and play now packed in, but you could still play. Fear the power of the PC gamers united!
philheckler 11th March 2010, 12:21 Quote
Despite the server prodblems bfbc2 is a great game both single player and multiplayer , EA / DICE servers have been overwhelmed since release which is what's caused all the problems , There's an article on FUDZILLA which says dice have been suprised how well this is selling on the pc - seems to me we're all desperate for BF3 ! ( know i am...) bfbc2 more than makes up for the wait though....
Hugo 11th March 2010, 12:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
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Originally Posted by HugoB
I notice you seem to be able to connect to servers and actually play the game - hardly realistic.
Yeah, they're still working out the kinks unfortunately - last night the friends list and play now packed in, but you could still play. Fear the power of the PC gamers united!
I was kicking butt on the CPC server until BC2 decided it couldn't connect to the EA master servers.

Oh also: I like the videos guys, nice addition to the text reviews - better than our video ;)
[PUNK] crompers 11th March 2010, 12:35 Quote
nice video, although it probably would have been better a tad earlier as i reckon a hell of a lot of people will have finished single player by now.
DarkLord7854 11th March 2010, 12:42 Quote
As long as you guys don't go all video, and use it only to supplement the written articles, I'm all for this.
Baz 11th March 2010, 12:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by DarkLord7854
As long as you guys don't go all video, and use it only to supplement the written articles, I'm all for this.

we love our text, so dont worry. Are you sure you dont want us to voice you through graphics benchmarks though?
DarkLord7854 11th March 2010, 12:53 Quote
I like reading.. and I like picking out the spelling and grammar mistakes :p
loftie 11th March 2010, 13:13 Quote
Nice gamecast guys! The game is really good. Minus all the problems at the moment with the multiplayer. I did find my squad mates didnt back me up as much as they did for you though ^^ I was on a heavy machine gun, and I had 2 bad guys shooting me in the back, the AI seemed to ignore them. And the bit you died, I found grenades were the key, lots and lots of grenades :P
Metrology 11th March 2010, 15:56 Quote
Nice video gents. Keep these coming.
kenco_uk 11th March 2010, 16:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
we love our text, so dont worry. Are you sure you dont want us to voice you through graphics benchmarks though?

Heh.. Bindi swearing at boards that won't post.
Hugo 11th March 2010, 16:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by kenco_uk
Heh.. Bindi swearing at boards that won't post.
More like Bindi does QA for <Taiwanese company>.
MorpheusUK 11th March 2010, 19:27 Quote
I have to say having played both MW2 and BC2, they are both great games and it would be near impossible to place one in front of the other. That said as this is about BC2, almost fully destructable environments is great. Single player is great fun albeit a bit short. Online game play is not comparable and does introduce the good ol feel of Battlefield series with all the good of modern weaponary, and more realistic physics and destruction. A game well worth every penny/ cent. Just needs the kinks worked out and it will be the best of its kind.
johnnyboy700 11th March 2010, 19:32 Quote
Yep, loving the gamecasts, they give a really good feel for the game and ironically enough (although not intentional) I've bought both games you've featured in the gamecasts.

More gamecasts please.
airchie 11th March 2010, 19:50 Quote
Wish they would pull their finger out and sort the issues out.
I'm liking the multiplayer but I can barely finish a round before I'm disconnected.
Sometimes my hit reg is screwed, like a full clip direct at the guy almost filling my screen and he survived and shot me once and I died?

I just had a thought.
Bit could liaise with EA/Dice directly to bring updates on exactly what they're doing to resolve things.
Would mean we have a good place to get info on updates and also give an insight into the issues from the other side of the server.
Right now I could quite happily swing for whoever is responsible for the issues but I'd be much more understanding if I knew what they were facing with getting things resolved. :)
frontline 11th March 2010, 20:10 Quote
Nice video, but multiplayer is where it is at with this game (at least when the EA master servers are playing ball).
Blackie Chan 12th March 2010, 00:18 Quote
MW2 was not my game, absolute **** compared to BC2's multiplayer. Love the balance and the realism. Its actually rewarding to land a hit with a sniper. The classes are underpowered though for a brand new player. Engineers cant repair lvl1, medic cant heal, support cant...support. Kinda herds you into playing recon really. but lvl 5 is a good place to be.
WARHAMSTER 12th March 2010, 00:52 Quote
Love it, warts and all. I got used to the no prone sooner than I thought. (Here's the wildly optimistic bit) I hope EA/DICE learn the lessons from BC2 to make Battlefield 3 more stable etc. when it comes out.

I feel a bit light headed for some reason.
veato 12th March 2010, 10:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blackie Chan
The classes are underpowered though for a brand new player. Engineers cant repair lvl1, medic cant heal, support cant...support. Kinda herds you into playing recon really. but lvl 5 is a good place to be.

I had loads of unlocks at lvl1 including healing and defrib, etc. I think its 'cos I was a battlefield 'veteran' having previously registered BF2, BF2142, Bad Company, etc.

I think?
cybergenics 12th March 2010, 16:55 Quote
I got a load of unlocks all in a glut, sniper rifle, silenced SCAR and some other bits, as I was in the middle of a level. Like the one with the docks and ship, every map is good for snipers, unlike MW2. As I bought off steam also got the Thomson SMG and the Colt .45 but not sure they were worth the extra money...?!! Too lazy to drive 20 miles round trip to Game to buy it.
frontline 12th March 2010, 20:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by cybergenics
I got a load of unlocks all in a glut, sniper rifle, silenced SCAR and some other bits, as I was in the middle of a level. Like the one with the docks and ship, every map is good for snipers, unlike MW2. As I bought off steam also got the Thomson SMG and the Colt .45 but not sure they were worth the extra money...?!! Too lazy to drive 20 miles round trip to Game to buy it.

M1911 was worth it alone :)
Zabuza 12th March 2010, 23:10 Quote
Baddlefield? What's with the yank twang?

Cool vid' though.

;)
metarinka 13th March 2010, 21:52 Quote
good review, makes me want to get the game... gotta buy a desktop again tho... I don't think this macbook pro will cut it for gaming...
Combatus 13th March 2010, 22:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by WARHAMSTER
Love it, warts and all. I got used to the no prone sooner than I thought. (Here's the wildly optimistic bit) I hope EA/DICE learn the lessons from BC2 to make Battlefield 3 more stable etc. when it comes out.

I feel a bit light headed for some reason.

I doubt it! BF2 was just as broken at release and every subsequent patch usually broke it even more. Was hoping things might be fixed today as the news ticker said something about adding new hardware their end to fix things - maybe they added another hamster to the wheel cos it's still flakey.
Bazz 21st March 2010, 17:15 Quote
To be honest, I just got this game, I went through the BETA with a pre-purchase but decided it wasn't good enough, then resorted to buying it a couple of weeks later.
From what I can see, the game itself is not finished, it should still be in BETA stage, as I get constant disconnections, no pings showing in game, the hit boxes are way too big (after running around a corner, I find myself shot by someone chasing, who was still round the corner).
I am very disappointed in this game, the visuals and playability of it, beats most games out there, but the fact that 10 minute games, and loosing my stats means it gets 2 out of 10 in my book.

EA need to look at developing games until they are ready for release, and not just to jump on the crapy MW2 band wagon.

It cost me £23, its going to be uninstalled and thrown in the corner, because its justa waste of space, time and effort.
leexgx 21st March 2010, 18:08 Quote
sounds more like high ping or ADSL connection dropping out, then bugs that your having with disconnects

things that are annoying with the game,
server list is crap it should load the list as its getting the pings back from the server so the only option is to use Play now as that instantly connects
The Snow levels are not so friendly with lower end cards (9800gx2 :P) the smoke snow affects do lower the FPS an bit

this is an dice game so games norm do get released like this as long as they do not do what they did with 1.3 patch that N00b'd the servers for 9 months i not sue them this time (server crash bug that made the server reboot after 1-2hrs of uptime basicly killed the BF2 user base and it never really recovered form the 1.3 patch)
Bazz 21st March 2010, 21:42 Quote
Not gettng a high ping (always try UK connections) nor is my connection a problem, it is as stable as anything (connected for 32 days so far).
I have read so many threads about, it must be peoples hardware causing the problems, network connections, graphics cards etc. but considering this is the only game from approx 40 I have issues with, that tells me that it isn't finish, and they should have taken more time checking through for bugs.

As I said, disappointed, but there will always be other games round the corner which will no doubt catch me eye, leaving this thing to gather dust.
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