Last year, the Battlefield franchise
showed off some comedic chops with Battlefield: Bad Company. The game had
humorous dialogue and an engaging story, and the multiplayer element was pretty
solid to boot. Now, EA is gearing up to release their next entry in the Bad
Company spin-off line, Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
At a recent press event held by the
publisher, Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s multiplayer portion was on display. The
gameplay was largely what you’d expect from the series, with huge scale 12-on-12
fracases centered on capturing and controlling spawnpoints throughout the map.
The game gives you plenty of classes and weapon kits to do this, as well as many
different vehicles, on land, air or sea. Only by working with your teammates can
you and your team emerge victorious.
The original Battlefield: Bad
Company was notable for its destruction system, which allowed you to destroy a
building down to its frame. Bad Company 2 takes this concept and pushes it even
further, as DICE has refined the system to be even more accurate and
destructible, expanding upon one of the original game’s most intriguing
The multiplayer session only
showcased one area, Snowbound, which was a village steeped on a snowy
mountainside where the two sides were locked in mortal conflict. The level
looked great, and the narrow roads and many buildings provided for some hairy
firefights. As you could imagine, the combat was pretty diverse, with plenty of
on-foot and vehicle-centered fighting.
Unfortunately, Bad Company 2’s
single-player campaign and story elements weren’t on offer at the EA event.
However, based on the strength of the intense multiplayer element, it’s pretty
safe to assume that this is a game that shooter fans will want to keep an eye