- PlayStation 4 (PS4)
- ESRB Rating M - Mature
- Genre Shooter
- $22.39 –
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Fun while it lasted 03/13/2014
This review is from: Battlefield 4 PlayStation 4
It's a really fun FPS. Graphics are smooth for the most part. I like the customization on weapons even down to the rail type and barrel. Maps are well designed. I love all the vehicles.
When starting a match, the graphics and audio take several seconds to 'catch up'. Internet connection is extremely fast, I get consistent 100/20.
Randomly crashed with the same errors everyone else gets.
The game is just plain broke. They released it incomplete with the plan of fixing it as they go, but it's now been 4 months and nothing has changed. In fact it's gotten worse......
Game stopped working randomly. All of my other games still work online. This one did not. I updated and it sat at the black screen with the white blinking cursor before even getting to a menu. All my ports are open, I have the recommended NAT type. Nothing worked. I uninstalled it, reinstalled it and the same thing. Nothing changed from the day before with my internet, my connection, my PS4... one night it was working, the next day it wouldn't even start.
I submitted the error and contacted EA. I haven't heard a single word about it, it's been 3 weeks. This is my first time buying a Battlefield game, and it will be my last. I'll never buy another EA video game after this. Essentially $100 down the drain.
The game was fun when it was working. I've been a programmer for 15 years and before that a network admin. Every time I tell people my issue they point the finger at me as if I don't know what I'm doing or I didn't open my ports right. I assure you, this isn't the case. I have done everything above and beyond to fix the issue.
The thing is this, though. I'm very tech savvy. If I'm unable to get this game to work with all of the port forwarding/DMZ settings/etc... what chance does the regular Joe who doesn't do this stuff for a living have of successfully playing this game? A better question is; why should he even have to do this garbage?
EA couldn't care less about my problem. How do I know, besides the fact that I haven't heard a response in 3 weeks? Because what are they busy fixing? They're adding ADS... yes ADVERTISEMENTS! to Battlefield... instead of fixing the issues. I don't want to get too far into that, but if I pay for your game outright, and you want to put popups at the menus, don't expect me to ever purchase your products ever again.
The only reason I'm giving it above 1 star is because when the game 'worked' it was pretty fun.
Buy this game if you like to gamble.
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