I didn’t enjoy the last Battlefield incarnation (it’s on my trilogies to finish list), and this one hasn’t got off to a great start.
Playing on the XBOX, I’m not put off by the 2 Gig HD install. Think it’s great really, as it will mean faster data retrieval and more detailed texture mapping.
And the game isn’t poor, far from it.
What I don’t like is EA’s marketing and the Premium option!
We’re paying EA full retail price for the same re-hashed title as last year, and the one before, only for them to try and squeeze more dollars from us.
Here’s my largest frustration with the Premium offer, not sure how this works with XBOX Live?
Priority position in server queues wtf!
So for 50 USD, on top of your game, here’s the rest of what Premium gets you:
Premium members will receive and enjoy two-weeks early access to:
- Battlefield 4 Second Assault — Including intense re-imaginings of 4 fan-favorite Battlefield 3 maps.
- Battlefield 4 China Rising — Take part in frenzied action across the vast Chinese mainland. Winter 13
- Battlefield 4 Naval Strike — Dive with dynamic ocean combat and take to the sea. Spring 14
- Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth — All-out urban warfare. Summer 14
- Battlefield 4 Final Stand — Bring the war to its epic conclusion. Summer 14
Premium 4 members also have the unique opportunity to carry their benefits with them as they transition into the next generation, as long as they stay within the same console family.
Note: Players who purchase Battlefield 4 Premium must still also purchase the full Battlefield 4 game. Premium grants you access to the above expansions and the below benefits.
Battlefield 4 Premium members, in addition to the five expansion packs complete with a two-week early access head-start to each, players can expect:
Priority position in server queues
Weekly new content
Special camos, paints, emblems, dogtags, and other unique personaliaztion options
12 bonus Battlefield 4 Battlepacks
On top of this I can’t have any compassion for soldiers invading foreign lands, and find intended emotional choices vulgar.