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Went to try it out and my origin account had been hacked Almost puts a sour note on the whole thing for me.Beta is out. Anyone playing? Is actually OK. Thought the WW1 era weapons would suck but they are pretty useable. Tanks are fun. The gameplay is a little slower than BF4 and as a result it lends itself to team play with your squad.
Tanks have the same problem the at-st had in battlefront, the career tanker just sits on spawn screen until he can grab the tank then racks up 50+ kills easily while at best having a few K rounds thrown his way.
Planes feel good is about all i can say......feels like im flying a kite, have wrecked and been wrecked by land troops (using sniper/AA guns/roof mount vickers etc).
Infantry combat feels pretty fuckin average, cavalry is magically 5x stronger than a regular soldier without any visible additional armour.
The infantry combat isnt too bad either from what i've played of it but the weapons definitely take getting used to. I assume they've slowed down the bullet speed being WW1 etc.
I think what would determine whether i got it or not would be the maps, if they went light on maps like they did for Battlefront then yeah i doubt i'd pick it up. Battlefront's maps made up for it by being superbly designed - but it also had the whole star wars element to it. This setting alone wouldnt be enough for me
Id like the whole tank aspect if it had a more realistic damage model and needed multiple people to drive it.
I'm not 100% sold on the tanks - as someone who used to spend a lot of time in them (found the later BF's too annoying as you'd get constantly raped by lock-ons/helicopters) - they're big ponderous fuckers. That heavy tank that's literally a moving metal box - omg. My favourite is the land raider looking beast but they're all pretty clunky.
Personally i'd just like them to remake Battlefield 1942 on a modern engine, the world war 2 tanks were by far the best tanking action in a Battlefield IMO. I've found this game better than i thought it'd be, but going in i had zero expectations too as i havent been following it.
I'm also pretty impressed by the way they've implemented horses, the cavalary player models are often super sweet, particularly the british one. Kind of fucks me off now that they didnt implement taun tauns in Battlefront.
So far it's been good - explosions leave very large craters in the ground which can be used for cover - i crouched in one and had a tank roll over me which was impressive. The building damage is also pretty damned good - the town area of the desert map is probably the best to fight in, lots of incidental cover and building ruin. I've noticed you can also interact with doors and shutters to open and close them (but its annoying that you have to hold the button down for a second or so to do so - can get you owned if enemies are around).
It's also a big plus that things like the zepplin isnt on rails and is fully controllable/destroyable. There's a lot of plusses - we'll have to see how the game pans out though,.
compared to the crap i've been putting up with in other games this is a minor gripe more than anything
One thing ive been noticing about Battlefield 1 so far is it seems vehicle wrecks either linger for a long time or the entire map. It's cool seeing burning tanks all over the place- although i suppose BF4 had that too.
Does anyone know a good alternate site to Origin to get a key?
https://www.g2a.com/battlefield-1-origi ... lobal.html
have bought steam/origin keys off them before, works fine
need to create account and like on facebook https://www.facebook.com/cdkeyscom/app/ ... e_internal
Have ordered from here before (although only a $10 game) and got key straight away