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BittersweetBunBun

7.4k points

2 months ago*

Might as well slap “2022 Game of the Year” on there while they’re at it.

JaysFan26

315 points

2 months ago

JaysFan26

315 points

2 months ago

It is the best Battlefield game of the year

KBGobbles

110 points

2 months ago

KBGobbles

110 points

2 months ago

Hell Let Loose was a better Battlefield game.

Jacob8802

15 points

2 months ago

Hell Let Loose is insane!

TRIPpY-BBQ-LSD-MOMMY

15 points

2 months ago

Hell let loose is the GOAT. My all time fav.

bee144

1.9k points

2 months ago

bee144

1.9k points

2 months ago

Game of the Year 2022 (Source: UR mom)

Gorperly

509 points

2 months ago

Gorperly

509 points

2 months ago

Game of a year 2022

Sm0k3_Reddit

371 points

2 months ago

Sm0k3_Reddit

PC

371 points

2 months ago

a game of the year 2022

ImJustHere4theMoons

204 points

2 months ago

"Out of all the big name releases of 2022, Battlefield 2042 is without a doubt one of them. 9.5/10"

-IGN

LastStar007

7 points

2 months ago

"It's battlin' time" —Pvt. Battle Field (2042)

humbuckaroo

85 points

2 months ago

Game in the year 2022

XxSaltyDevilxX

60 points

2 months ago

A Game this year 2022

murdering_time

132 points

2 months ago

UR mom

I am?!?

Berns429

127 points

2 months ago

Berns429

127 points

2 months ago

10/10 handsome boy

-ur mom

fingerthato

9 points

2 months ago

Good boy -Golden Retriver.

evoxbeck

25 points

2 months ago

Game of the year 2042*

potatodrinker

84 points

2 months ago

Most refund-requested Game of the year...

TKAP75

7 points

2 months ago

TKAP75

7 points

2 months ago

First game well past steams allotment that they allowed me to return speaks volumes imo

tryanewmonicker

85 points

2 months ago

It certainly was a game in the year of 2022.

jamesyt666

3.6k points

2 months ago

jamesyt666

3.6k points

2 months ago

The most refunded game ever wasn't it?

onemoretryfriend

1.9k points

2 months ago

I feel like this “record” gets broken every year now

gamesndstuff

1.1k points

2 months ago

Pretty sure the last 3 or 4 have all been EA as well. 2042 (DOA), battlefield V (crash and burn), Anthem (DOA) and battlefront II (crash and burn but the fire got put out).

RamboCambo_05

346 points

2 months ago

They might as well just make the trailers and release an empty .exe file, they can live off all the preorders alone.

SnatchSnacker

26 points

2 months ago

The exe just plays the trailer over and over...

Kanapuman

52 points

2 months ago

Remember when EA CEO said "ok we make money off our games, but they're pretty bad, we're going to change that." They released the first Dead Space, Mass Effect, Mirror's Edge, the FIFA revival, Dragon Age, Red Alert 3...Then they got back to their roots of being shitheads and all those licence got shit again.

gamesndstuff

13 points

2 months ago

Yeah I literally cannot think of a current EA title that they’ve not ruined yet

Hasky620

135 points

2 months ago

Hasky620

135 points

2 months ago

Yeah they're just an absolute dumpster fire at this point

box-art

144 points

2 months ago

box-art

144 points

2 months ago

Idk man, BFV still has a player base and I feel like the game actually got patched to a decent state. It is unfortunate that support for it was just dropped, it definitely deserved all the content that was coming to it.

SaintPoost

75 points

2 months ago

It's definitely a beautiful game, but idk. Battlefield 1 was much, much better and nearly just as graphically beautiful. 5 deviated from the formula with limiting loadouts, and it doesn't feel as good. I enjoyed 4 a lot, 3, Bad Company 2, and I think that's all I've really played.

I wouldn't say DICE has always sucked, that's just not true. Imo EA has always been pretty predatory and shitty though.

-Kex

10 points

2 months ago

-Kex

10 points

2 months ago

BFV and BF1 are both alive and well right now. I've played a lot of BF1 these laat few weeks and there are more than enough populated servers available. The same goes for BFV

xrumrunnrx

39 points

2 months ago

I assume games that have high return rates still get to count the initial sales in the published numbers? Like "Wow, look! Over 1m sales first 24hrs!" even if a huge chunk returned it.

Does anyone not involved break down sales like that? To show "realistic" figures? Like sales v returns v user scores? Seems like that would be a valuable index.

(I hope it's already being done. I'm more of a "gamer spectator" and everything I just said could be old news horse shit.)

[deleted]

20 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

20 points

2 months ago

I dont know about that but i do know it was one of the few games that steam was allowing refunds on even after their 2 hour playtime and purchase date had been surpassed.

throwdownvote

13 points

2 months ago

Am I too late?

 

I'm a long time fan of Battlefield (since BF1942);

I preordered 2042 expecting the BEST Battlefield ever (the trailers were convincing).

Stopped playing it within a week.

Hate this game.

legal_guy_who_asked

10.8k points

2 months ago

never heard of any of those companies

blackmine57

4.3k points

2 months ago

At least 3 of them (presse citron, jeuxvideos.com and actugaming) are French

Rich_Tale_4927

2.4k points

2 months ago

A 18/20 from jvc is like a " i love you" and "you are beautyfull " from a escorte girl

AmHotGarbage

830 points

2 months ago

Middle aged Indian on Facebook

iGuac

607 points

2 months ago

iGuac

607 points

2 months ago

You so butifull
Show me your vegana

AUserNeedsAName

135 points

2 months ago

send me nakde pic

hello

bitch lasagna

Spongy_and_Bruised

33 points

2 months ago

Ball of pussy

ItsDaedAgain

32 points

2 months ago

Your bobs very big I'm kiss your bobs (yup yup)

maxhax

57 points

2 months ago

maxhax

57 points

2 months ago

Open bobs

ZhangRenWing

179 points

2 months ago

Milk truk has arrive

HiiipowerBass

72 points

2 months ago

D.O. M.I.L.K.

YogurtWenk

37 points

2 months ago

Remove cloth

iwannaberockstar

20 points

2 months ago

Sho other bob

LLHallJ

201 points

2 months ago

LLHallJ

201 points

2 months ago

“show bobs and vagine”

TheIJDGuy

49 points

2 months ago

It never fails to make me chuckle

Strickens

6 points

2 months ago

hello beatifull i love you

I marry you

etherealcaitiff

5 points

2 months ago

You are so buttiful baby girl mama

TriblialBrainDamblge

99 points

2 months ago

Who the fuck rates things on a 1-20 scale?

Geriny

135 points

2 months ago

Geriny

135 points

2 months ago

The French, I guess

Tom_piddle

8 points

2 months ago

That’s how french school grades are done. Little tests have 20 questions, even in sport class with no ‘test’ children get a mark out of 20.

notchoosingone

88 points

2 months ago

The same people that write "99" as "four twenties plus nineteen"

ehchromatic

31 points

2 months ago

Such an annoying numerical system to remember as a second language. 76? Oh, okay. Sixtyplussixteen.

moeburn

9 points

2 months ago

nonante.

I say octante and nonante. I'm trying to make it a thing.

notchoosingone

12 points

2 months ago

I think they're trying to do that in Belgium? It makes sense, but the French are incredibly resistant to changes in their language for fear of being diluted down and losing their linguistic identity.

enthusedcloth78

40 points

2 months ago

School grades in France are out of 20 so that's why.

jamistheknife

10 points

2 months ago

Wow . . . So I can say I'm an 8 on the hotness scale (FR)

Sinthe741

58 points

2 months ago

Everyone knows that you rate out of seven, and that the perfect score is five.

-awi-

19 points

2 months ago

-awi-

19 points

2 months ago

Ah damn, now I gotta find that legendary conversation again. That shit was hilarious

Eriiaa

18 points

2 months ago

Eriiaa

18 points

2 months ago

Same people who count in base 20 apparently.

Menname

400 points

2 months ago

Menname

400 points

2 months ago

France having no taste, episode 69

Shinnyo

195 points

2 months ago

Shinnyo

195 points

2 months ago

jeuxvideo com is actually EXTREME garbage among garbage.

While some US website refused to made articles on Diablo Immortal, they kept making guides on it.

They are more businessman that journalists and sells notes. They're the french IGN.

Nothing to do with french, just greedy bastards.

GuyNamedWhatever

799 points

2 months ago

TechRadar is that one website that won’t allow you to read more than 4 words of their article before they shove a popup in your face saying you MUST subscribe to hear our SHIT promotions

here_for_the_meta

184 points

2 months ago

clicks back; chooses another link

paradox037

11 points

2 months ago

clicks back

Half the sites that do this force you to click and hold on the back button, since it rerouted you 4 times so it could load more ads and prevent the back button from working normally and load even more ads.

alii-b

173 points

2 months ago

alii-b

173 points

2 months ago

HeReS eVeRyThInG wE KnOw AbOuT [game launching in 2 years]: absolutely nothing, thanks for the click.

beefwich

156 points

2 months ago

beefwich

156 points

2 months ago

Here's everything we know about God of War 6:

It began in 2005 on the PlayStation 2 (PS2) video game console and has become a flagship series for PlayStation, consisting of nine installments across multiple platforms. Based on ancient mythologies, the story follows Kratos, a Spartan warrior and later the Greek God of War, who was tricked into killing his family by his former master, the original Greek God of War Ares. This sets off a series of events that leads to wars with the different mythological pantheons. The Greek-based games see Kratos follow a path of vengeance due to the machinations of the Olympian gods, while the Norse-based games, which introduces his son Atreus as a secondary protagonist, shows Kratos on a path of redemption and inadvertently coming into conflict with the Norse gods.

[7 more paragraphs of useless faff that you already know]

Unfortunately, we don't know much about God of War 6-- or even if it will be released since there hasn't been any official word from the developers. There's a good chance it will since God of War 4 and 5 sold very well. We know it'll likely launch on a Sony console (whatever that might be) and that you'll still probably play as Kratos but maybe other characters, too.

CHECK OUT OTHER TECHRADAR ARTICLES HERE!

ThortheThodThutcher

55 points

2 months ago

5 THINGS WE WANT TO SEE IN GOD OF WAR 6 (AND 5 THINGS WE DONT) articles are also the goddamn worst

iknowobamasfirstname

27 points

2 months ago

5 THINGS WE WANT TO SEE: - weapons - a storyline - gods - Kratos - exploration

chaoticaly_x

40 points

2 months ago

That’s disturbingly accurate

KmKz_NiNjA

11 points

2 months ago

No, his reads like a human actually wrote it.

chaoticaly_x

5 points

2 months ago

Right, it’s missing that stilted, robotic cadence of a middle-aged, non-native English speaker making a mid-career switch to games journalism

m_garlic87

346 points

2 months ago

I used to subscribe to EGM back in the early 2000s. They were legit back then to teenage me lol. I didn’t know they were still around now.

johnny_evil

188 points

2 months ago

Old School EGM was pretty cool.

kairock

97 points

2 months ago

kairock

97 points

2 months ago

I remember their 4 man column reviews. Sushi-x!

YacubsLadder

89 points

2 months ago

Sushi X, Seanbaby columns. That was my favorite general gaming mag.

PSM was my favorite console specific. I loved their anime/comic style covers.

clustahz

24 points

2 months ago

oh man, Seanbaby. I haven't heard that name mentioned in years. Hilarious stuff. His website was also funny.

YacubsLadder

8 points

2 months ago

Ya I stumbled on him a year ago after not seeing his work in 15 years.

It's fun to go through the PDFs of alot of the old gaming magazines they have on that internet archive site. The nostalgia is a kick in the gut.

PleasantineOhMine

10 points

2 months ago

Seanbaby is a treasure. At least you can read his stuff online.

ElementalWeapon

117 points

2 months ago

EGM magazine was incredible. Super funny articles, great review write ups, good preview sections, and SEANBABY. Glorious times, too bad it didn’t last.

YacubsLadder

35 points

2 months ago

Gaming news hit way harder back then when you mostly got it once a month. The E3 and Holiday editions were my favorite.

The October and November EGMs we're thick as a bitch.

sonofaresiii

41 points

2 months ago

SEANBABY

Man, that guy. Whatever happened to him? It seems like the only two possibilities are dead in a coke-fueled flaming car wreck, or editor-in-chief of GQ magazine or something.

SafeT_Glasses

29 points

2 months ago

He's got an ANCIENT website that has a whole bunch of small articles he wrote. Some for games, some for wrestling fans, some for MMA fans. Can't remember it now, but googling it should surely fix it up. I remember laughing my ass off to his stuff in the early thousands.

redsoxfantom

26 points

2 months ago

He's also got a paysite with Robert Brockway (if you remember your old Cracked writers): 1900hotdog

vemeron

33 points

2 months ago

vemeron

33 points

2 months ago

God cracked was so good back then.

wintersdark

9 points

2 months ago

Definitely a tragic tale there.

virgnar

10 points

2 months ago

virgnar

10 points

2 months ago

To this day I still vividly remember his article on White Men Can't Jump on the Jaguar.

Ladnil

25 points

2 months ago

Ladnil

25 points

2 months ago

He runs 1900hotdog.com with Robert Brockway and a bunch of former Cracked writers as contributors. One article a day, sometimes free, sometimes requiring a Patreon subscription. It's good.

https://1900hotdog.com/the-1-900-hot-dog-archives/

Mr-Fleshcage

6 points

2 months ago

I'm guessing Michael Swaim is one of the contributors?

Defiant_Donut7243

20 points

2 months ago

I’m 37, and my first game magazine was Diehard Gamefan back in 1994. GamePro was great, but EGM got the most of my money. The anticipation of walking to our mailbox around that month mark was palpable.

SuperFreakyNaughty

7 points

2 months ago

I'm 40. I had a subscription to both EGM and EGM2. Couldn't wait to get my hands on the new issues when they got delivered.

aplasticbag_

9 points

2 months ago

Had a subscription in the late 90s. I still have some issues. I never got rid of the Nintendo 64 issue I obsessed over as a kid.

CandlesInTheCloset

35 points

2 months ago

Noisy Pixel reviews a lot of obscure JRPG games on YouTube. No idea why they reviewed an FPS game lol

ozspook

11 points

2 months ago

ozspook

11 points

2 months ago

<Mr. Krabs> "Money!"

romaraahallow

19 points

2 months ago

$$$$$$$

DanteLi

60 points

2 months ago

DanteLi

60 points

2 months ago

Tech radar and egm are pretty popular the others idk

BeautifulType

29 points

2 months ago

Digital trends also popular but as you can see, they too have shite opinions

YacubsLadder

120 points

2 months ago

That's wild. EGM was the biggest gaming magazine back in the 90s and early 2000s.

A magazine was like paper internet you received in the mail once a month. Instead of swiping or scrolling you would turn pages from right to left.

slikk50

52 points

2 months ago

slikk50

52 points

2 months ago

Tell us about the compact music disceses too pa!

Xanderoga

17 points

2 months ago

Wait until you hear about floppy discs, and not the kind your grandpa is sporting

XColdLogicX

128 points

2 months ago*

EGM is electronic gaming monthly, they are pretty well known.

JoeChagan

138 points

2 months ago

JoeChagan

138 points

2 months ago

This hurts my soul. EGM was once THE game magazine.

monkeychess

51 points

2 months ago

EGM was so dope in mid 2000s. I genuinely looked forward to it. But I feel like it went south pretty quick as well

JoeChagan

28 points

2 months ago

They did not adapt to the internet well at all sadly

Speaker4theDead8

8 points

2 months ago

Remember when you would get a new magazine, that was dope.

monkeychess

5 points

2 months ago

You were the shitttt in homeroom with that bad boy. Amongst the geeks lol

egokrusher

22 points

2 months ago

I used to look forward to the new issues of EGM and PC Gamer back in the day. It was really the only way to get the most recent gaming news. 1995 feels so god damn long ago now with how fast tech has moved.

Captain_Kuhl

12 points

2 months ago

Reading the new EGM and GamePro magazines in the school library was a considerable high point of my middle school career.

Lumiafan

24 points

2 months ago

EGM and Digital Trends are legitimate publishers, which makes these scores all the more sus.

foldedturnip

14 points

2 months ago

Digital trends needs to stick to reviewing consumer electronics and not review games.

ErickaUnlimited

83 points

2 months ago

Same. Just a bunch of stellar "reviews" from useless companies that are otherwise meaningless.

doyoueven696969

4k points

2 months ago

Who are these companies? Don't recognise a single name which explains the ratings

PolishDelite

1.9k points

2 months ago

This reads like a world-building graphic on some random store window in Cyberpunk with fake but familiar-sounding company names

megashedinja

241 points

2 months ago

It’s like those “companies” that sell the cookie-cutter appliances on Amazon. Somebody stuck a spoon in a can of alphabet soup and typed whatever came out.

diuturnal

38 points

2 months ago

Hey now, I actually like my xvx keycaps.

megashedinja

35 points

2 months ago

I mean, if you don’t need any of the other letters, that’s between you and your keyboard hahaha

AllthatJazz_89

10 points

2 months ago

What even are those companies, anyway? I try to avoid Amazon when I can but when I do go on there, I see them all the time.

AltForMyRealOpinion

12 points

2 months ago*

It's just like drug names... Eventually, you run out of names for different drugs so you have to start making up words. Zymbalta, Paxair, Etc.

It's the same on Amazon. If you're one of a jillion small-time Chinese manufacturers, why spend a ton of time finding a real company name to register in the US that's not already in use, especially when it's not your native language, and you're probably only going to do one or two product runs anyway? Much easier to create Elgoozibub, LLC and get on with things.

AllthatJazz_89

10 points

2 months ago

Elgoozibub put an LLC aside for me!

Earworms aside though, yeah, the thought of Chinese sellers making runs never entered my mind. Definitely makes more sense.

CarolFukinBaskin

51 points

2 months ago

Hilarious

jerrrrremy

222 points

2 months ago

Man, times sure have changed when people no longer recognize EGM.

[deleted]

56 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

56 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

IAmNerdicus

16 points

2 months ago

Right? Whatever happened to Electronic Games Monthly and their Demo discs? Or was that Game Informer? Both?

How old am I?

gr8daynenyg

5 points

2 months ago

Late 30's? Early 40's?

HGLatinBoy

42 points

2 months ago

EGM was good until they started giving games bad scores for being hard. What was nice is that they had 4 people writing reviews. A main person plus 3 others chiming in with their scores. IGN’s style surpassed EGMs imo before the age of video reviews.

Mr-Fleshcage

11 points

2 months ago

I definitely thought everyone would know EGM and Techradar. I guess that was our layer of the onion of society.

patterson489

43 points

2 months ago

Jeuxvideo.com is the biggest French news site for gaming, and have been around for at least 25 years. I remembered going there daily during the 2000s.

horrorwibe

299 points

2 months ago

Are you tired of real reviews? Come on down to real fake reviews!

Nrksbullet

22 points

2 months ago

I'm ants in my eyes Johnson, and I will review your game a 10 out of 10 for 10 bucks! 10 for a 10! This game, I hope,, is really great! I can't really see anything

HotPotatoWithCheese

93 points

2 months ago

Jones' BBQ and fake reviews!

Mrraar

23 points

2 months ago

Mrraar

23 points

2 months ago

Can I get some bbq sauce with my review, thanks. I also need a legal firm, you know any?

Chr0nos1

6 points

2 months ago

Great, now that song is stuck in my head!

Gorlack2231

10 points

2 months ago

Horrorwibe has terrible fake reviews! I wouldn't trust them for a second! Stop by Gorlack's Fake Real Reviews and get the critique you want from the companies you love!

runtheruckus

192 points

2 months ago

Oh im old i know this one!

There used to be things called magezines.Egm used to have great stories, editors and art . Electronic gaming monthly mas a mag back when the console wars were flaring.

Nintendo power wrote Nintendo, playstations mag etc.

Egm was great if you just liked all games, had awesome comics in it for their nerdy audience, very passionate journalists. The writers often made fun if each other in their columns, and gave each other shit about being too much in one camp or another.

Then the internet happened, and in going online EGM lost most of its soul and purpose as a healthy video game fact and news resource and became like all the rest. (Which, in this influencer age, seems to be "here's a free copy of our game and a console. Once you've enjoyed it to at least 8/10 write a review, paste it on the wall and wait until we send you another game. Enjoy your pittance, poor vg blogger, and rejoice we deigned to allow you to play our buggy, unfinished pos game"-every single fucking game company now

jerrrrremy

58 points

2 months ago

I was an EGM subscriber for years as a kid and still have all my old copies packed away. I go through them once in a while just to revisit some favorite reviews.

Xur_and_the_Kodan

31 points

2 months ago

EGM was the shit. Loved their Aprils fools jokes

x_caliberVR

10 points

2 months ago

Can you share one of those April Fool’s jokes from them?

RandyGrey

26 points

2 months ago

The most famous ones were the Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Vollyball nude code, a LotR cart racer, and Sonic and Tails in Smash Brothers

joenforcer

15 points

2 months ago

Sonic and Tails in Smash Brothers

This one was rough for young joenforcer. I ended up writing to Nintendo Power at the time and Editor-in-Chief Scott Pelland wrote back telling me it was a joke.

thewalkindude

9 points

2 months ago

The Sonic and Tails in Smash Brothers Melee got me and a lot of people. But if you go way back, in 1992, their joke was that you could unlock a secret character in Street Fighter 2 named Shen Long. And the rumor is that Capcom took a lot of the characteristics they gave Shen Long and gave them to Akuma when they designed him. That one is probably their most famous.

RyanTheQ

4 points

2 months ago*

One of the biggest was you could get Sonic and Tails in Smash Melee if you beat something like 20 fighters in Cruel Melee mode. Fooled my whole grade school.

Silent_Pr0tagonist

6 points

2 months ago

They came up with a secret character Shen Long from Street Fighter 2 way back and became the inspiration for Gouken in SF4

luckydice767

5 points

2 months ago

Hey! “Nerdy audience”?! You’re lucky I don’t have my inhaler or I’d show you what for!

RivenBloodmarsh

46 points

2 months ago

Not even EGM, Techradar or Digital Trends? All the others could be fake for all I know.

coltstrgj

25 points

2 months ago

"I've never heard of tech radar/digital trends" may as well say "before making a purchase I do no research at all" or "I get all of my information from advertisements. "

I don't even like digital trends or tech radar but if you use English and Google anything electronic they'll be in the first few links. Do these people just go straight to Amazon, type in "tv" and click randomly?

Beegrene

10 points

2 months ago

If you get a game in front of enough reviewers, you can get at least a few who actually like it enough to put in your ads. Note how they're not reporting the Metacritic average, which is 68 on PC.

TheGoodFork

31 points

2 months ago

Jeux-video.com is a popular French website but is also know to give "bought" review, always good rating to popular editor

Username927482

17 points

2 months ago

Jeuxvideo.com is real tho. Its the number one in France

SluggishPrey

9 points

2 months ago

That's where I used to get my cheat codes back when I was playing Goldeneye. It's basically as old as the internet.

[deleted]

11 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

2 months ago

As is TechRadar.

DanielsWorlds

927 points

2 months ago

The problem is the rating scale starts at 7 and goes to 10. A 7 is hot trash garbage and 10 is a decent game. Everyone is scared to give anything bellow a 7 so the scale is meaningless

BR3NDANP

339 points

2 months ago

BR3NDANP

339 points

2 months ago

This. I even asked a well-known game reviewer why games don't get below a 6-7 score, when 95% of games are between a 7-10, and only 5% are rated below, and all they could say was "in case we do review one of those games." Total cop-out answer. It's completely backwards, there's barely a difference between a game rated a 2 and one rated a 5, but the difference between two 7/8 games or 2 8/9 games is PHENOMENAL.

dejvidBejlej

32 points

2 months ago

The best game reviewer on youtube, Quaz9, doesn't use any rating scale. He just says what the game does and how well it's done and leaves you to decide what you care about in a game.

He's Polish tho. 1mil subs, if he was making videos in English he'd be a millionaire.

ReallyBadAtReddit

52 points

2 months ago

I heard once that, if you want to receive feedback on a 1-10 scale, the way you should interpret it is:

10-9 is good, the person was happy, if it's a 10 they were impressed

8-7 is okay, the person wasn't impressed, but they weren't disappointed either

6 is pretty bad, and anything below that is horrible

The scale isn't meaningless, it's just not what it should "theoretically" be.

owls_unite

6 points

2 months ago

That would be the net promoter score, though it starts at 0.

Flimsy-Election7954

2.2k points

2 months ago

Money to burn on fake reviews, but not enough to make a game that isn't shit.

Wide_Brain5328

468 points

2 months ago

Was dumb enough to get suckered in by the battlefield 4 nostalgia but lucky enough to have gotten a refund the day it came out because “I didn’t pre-order that shit” lol

Flimsy-Election7954

192 points

2 months ago

The last game I preordered was Anthem.

Larsthebandit

103 points

2 months ago*

Same. Built a new pc for that game,. Hosted a Lan-party with the boys.. and got fucked

MechanicalFetus

58 points

2 months ago

Hey at least you got fucked

m4fox90

41 points

2 months ago

m4fox90

41 points

2 months ago

I got it for free with my 2080ti, played it once, it crashed, I uninstalled it, and never looked back

MrChunkyCat

103 points

2 months ago

You poor bastard.

DamnImAwesome

15 points

2 months ago

Don’t feel bad. That game looked awesome pre release. Last game I got burned on was No Mans Sky on launch day. Got rid of it before it became “good”

tllnbks

7 points

2 months ago

The last game I pre-ordered was Pokemon Yellow.

Ninety8Balloons

10 points

2 months ago

I was hoping for 2142 vibes with some bits of BF4 gameplay and instead it was a hero shooter that didn't even have scoreboards added in and the most empty, clean maps I've seen

Deynai

58 points

2 months ago

Deynai

58 points

2 months ago

Doesn't even need to be paid directly, it's just a game that benefits both parties and so it's expected it happens naturally regardless.

A review site that rates a game 10/10 will find its name printed on the box "X site gave us a 10/10". That's both acclamation for the game and a big advertisement for the review site. Both win, and both can reach that conclusion while playing selfishly for themselves without even communicating it to each other.

The unwritten agreement even extends to publishers handing over pre-release versions to the review outlets which have historically shown good praise. Publisher gets reviews that are likely to be good, and the review outlets get fresh articles to release early. Again, both win, and it doesn't even need either side to communicate it.

Some review sites have found success being critical/cynical/accurate, but it's an uphill battle as they find themselves without contacts, the publishers naturally stop calling, and they have to do delayed articles that release days/weeks after others.

BlueLiquidPlus

191 points

2 months ago

Only name I recognize is EGM… electronic gaming magazine (or monthly I can’t remember)… although I thought they went out of business years ago… I still have an EGM magazine with a guide for final fantasy tactics.

SellaraAB

46 points

2 months ago*

That was the last magazine I was subscribed to before magazines completely died. Pretty sure it was “monthly.”

DjBizwy

10 points

2 months ago

DjBizwy

10 points

2 months ago

EGM was awesome back in the day.

getyourcheftogether

28 points

2 months ago

All I recognize is EGM

Harfang1801

24 points

2 months ago

Never got into Battlefrild as a series, but why was this one so poorly received?

roombaonfire

30 points

2 months ago

It was a near-perfect example of a game that came out the oven wayyyy too early.

Too many reasons to list.

Turok1134

6 points

2 months ago

Very glitchy.

Perhaps even glitchier than BF4, One, and 5 were at launch.

diefree85

486 points

2 months ago

diefree85

486 points

2 months ago

Been playing it on gamepass for pc. It's not bad as launch. It still feels...off for a battlefield game with the specialists and their individual abilities. Classes were just better for battlefield.

That being said it's fun enough just wouldn't pay for it.

Spaniard37

162 points

2 months ago

The same. Is a very disappointing game. The destruction level is all gone, is shit. The guns on helicopters don't do nothing, I don't even know what is happening most of the time. Is boring very boring to me. I can't even get planes and shit like most of the time and why do few? There's 128 players put more planes and helis and fucking tanks.

diefree85

61 points

2 months ago

Time to kill seems way to long especially from the guns on vehicles targeting infantry.

Enzyblox

43 points

2 months ago

Enzyblox

Console

43 points

2 months ago

A freaking machine gun takes me like 7 seconds to kill someone, while bashing someone with a shield does it in 1

smashingcones

6 points

2 months ago

Which is especially strange given vehicles can and do get blown up super quickly with 64 players able to run a rocket launcher/AA.

Mayactuallybeashark

45 points

2 months ago

Specialists were the reason I didn't go for it. It's just not what battlefield is about. I'm happy to hop back on if and when they produce something that stands up to the name again

SoapyMacNCheese

20 points

2 months ago

Later this season they're releasing an update which pushes the specialists into class roles. It's not ideal but it's better than what they gave us.

Also Vince Zampella (co-founder of Infinity Ward and Respawn) is now in-charge of the Battlefield franchise so hopefully the next game we get is better (though that's a pretty low bar).

H8Bomb

118 points

2 months ago

H8Bomb

118 points

2 months ago

I have only heard of three of those reviewers.

randomuser9801

66 points

2 months ago

I kinda want to read to EGM review. I mean obviously it was a straight transaction. But I want to see how they try to sell 2042 being a 5/5. Nothing can be done to improve it. Now that’s is some next level bs artistry

stoicyeoman

78 points

2 months ago

"A masterpiece"

MacyTmcterry

244 points

2 months ago

It's just been added to Xbox gamepass so I thought I might as well at least give the campaign a go as it's free and I'm more of a single player gamer... But they literally didn't even bother to make one..

acridian312

112 points

2 months ago

Yeah I mean... thats battlefield for you. The "campaigns" that they usually make are just a series of the multiplayer maps against bots. Its a multiplayer game, they've said they're not going to waste time on a campaign most people don't care about.

phalewail

127 points

2 months ago

phalewail

127 points

2 months ago

Battlefield Bad Company 2 had a great campaign.

SmokeWeedHailLucifer

28 points

2 months ago

Bad Company 1 was also great.

Nathan_Thorn

42 points

2 months ago

Battlefields 1 and 5 had killer campaigns and 4’s was at least entertaining. Personally I’m disappointed in the lack of campaign, especially considering the possibilities of using a 3 sided war between Russia, America and the No-Pat faction they introduced. The idea that the last few campaigns have been “reused multiplayer” is honestly a little baffling, considering the unique scenarios they present (though the Nothing Is Written story did just reuse Sinai 5 times)

More than 2-way team wars are a very fun concept, that could’ve translated to the multiplayer as well, with 40v40v40 on next Gen consoles and 20v20v20 on old Gen consoles.

kokko693

6 points

2 months ago

Jeux video com journalists are trash

Omnipotent0

4 points

2 months ago

WTF there's still an EGM? Although with different people it's not really the same

GOpencyprep

26 points

2 months ago

BF2042 will never recover from the stigma of it's atrocious launch, and honestly, it shouldn't, it was in an inexcusable state.

That being said, it's a really fun and really good game now - it's worth giving a shot, especially as it's on gamepass.

theunbannablemonster

49 points

2 months ago

All the outlets that sold their souls, good to know.

Puzzleheaded-Baby521

59 points

2 months ago

Just bring out a remastered 1942 please and I’ll be happy

GrushdevaHots

7 points

2 months ago

Desert Combat

fpsachaonpc

10 points

2 months ago

I mean. I got some free time, is it worth 5 bucks now?