Friday, 29 April 2011

Gaming - Battlefield 1942 / 2

So today I got to wondering about the many games that I have played throughout my life. The ones I have enjoyed playing for years and the ones I feel have made an impact on the gaming community.

The very first game that REALLY got me hooked was EA's Battlefield 1942, a First-person based shooter set within the World war 2 era. This game was truely fantastic and a testiment to the what would become a series of Battlefield games.

This game was great, it allowed you to play it in many different ways and really allowed you to develop a playstyle. For example, clans were formed at the time whereby they needed experienced pilots for dog-fights. I was a pretty good pilot myself, and the expanse on some of the maps really allowed some great air combat.

Other maps like Berlin were more infantry based which required stealth and precision. Usually I took up the sniper-rifle kit and scouted ahead feeding back to my clan on teamspeak the enemy's movements and allowed for some fantastic team-work and gameplay.

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When Battlefield 2 was announced, I really anticipated the core qualities, which made Battlefield 1942 a great game, transfering over to a much more modern combat scenario. EA did this perfectly, and with the introduction of squads and in-game communication, team effort really became the driving point of my experience.
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26 comments:

  1. I loved that game too, although the graphics were a bit shitty, and the damage system wasnt realistic.
    Example, a Sherman Tank survived a direct hit from a Japanese destroyer... (I also happened to be an engineer, and i fixed the vehicle within minutes...)

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  2. i still love the game! just perfect

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  3. Love BF, I play BC2 all the time atm :P

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  4. TO me, this is one of the best multi-player franchises. i always liked playing a support role such as engineer or medic.

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  5. never learned how to pilot the fighters

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  6. Ah, remember playing this. I still play Battlefield 2

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  7. Team Play is I think the best way to make video games worth something to everyday people, teaching cooperation. 1942 is a classic, did you have the special weapons expansion?

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  8. yep, ive played it a little back in the days

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  9. I remember this game. I used to play this when I was in my "FPS games" period :D

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  10. what a great game enjoeyed it

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  11. Battlefield got me into First Person shooters.

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  12. I love Battlefield, such a great game

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  13. I used to like these games until I got worse and worse at them

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  14. these where some good games!

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  15. Definitely one of my favorite games as well!

    Myself I enjoyed picking off faggots with my sniper rifle 5 miles away :p

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  16. Great game, played it round friends houses before and really enjoyed it.

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  17. This game has always been one of my favs. Thanks for the post Matt!

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  18. Oddly enough, I prefer these types of simple graphics to the hyper-realism of CoD and MW. For whatever reason, it's hard to get into the super-realistic games. Perhaps that's why I still play Goldeneye64 and haven't touched Halo.

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  19. Great game, reminds me how I haven't played it in forever...

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