The Score for those who are too lazy to read is 5/10. Wanna know why I drop the hammer on this game proceed.
Being an avid FPS fanboy I wanted this game to be good. I really wanted to write a very ecstatic Blog about the Multiplayer portion of this game. Sadly this game is not what they advertised. It was much less. So lets start on a good note by talking about the good points of the game and what they did well.
The buddy system is awesome. Nothing encourages team play than this. There would be times I am in Rambo mode and I see someone highlighted in red. Something inside of me stirs up and I have the urge to exact revenge! So extra points for that. Another thing they did well would be the maps. They are irresistibly awesome. Great for close quarters matches. Even some levels are good for those who love using the sniper rifle. That is about it for the positive.
Unfortunately there is a whole heap of negative. The top problem is the bugs and glitches. My first match I started falling through the floor. Three times I spawned under the floor. Then we have the weird instance of spawning behind the map. Yes there are points in the game where you would be running around like a lost hog trying to get back in the hog pen. Resulting in killing yourself to hopefully spawn in the right place. So the spawn is broken.
Next up we have the confusing menus. I know they had a patch before we played the game to fix the menus a bit but still a lil confusing. For example I did not know where to go to adjust my gun and other attachments. I had to play with the menus literally to know where everything is. Which in my opinion should be a bit more straight forward. I understand the whole Tier 1 operator soldier bit but I found myself wondering why every time I unlocked a soldier I would get info on my screen about it. Really don’t need that flashing in front of me when I have enemies in my sight.
The graphics is horrible. I don’t know if the PC version is better but I know the PS3 version is lacking. I am confused about the Frostbite 2 engine. In BF3 using the Frostbite 2 engine we see trees destroyed or falling down. Buildings breaking apart or collapsing. In MOHWF no buildings collapsed. Trees are indestructible. I am really not impressed. I felt like I was playing a BF3 Demo. Really.
The sound is sub-par. I must admit I really was intimidated when a sniper rifle that isn’t silenced echo though the room in BF3. In this we have “realistic” sounds for weapons but they could’ve added a little bass for some weapons. I literally thought I was shooting a pop cap gun. Some would argue with me and say it is the real sound but I am playing a game not a simulator. If I wanted that I would go to the Army and use their training program. I want to feel the shots coming from my gun. Well to be honest the Sniper Rifle is useless in this game.
Which brings me to another problem there is no clear indication on how to unlock attachments for your guns. I kill people and do what I think is necessary for the match but I just unlock stuff. For a while now I am trying to understand the method to unlock a reflex scope attachment for my favorite gun. I click on the gun and it just say locked. No details on how to get it. Just locked. I checked the Battlelog and there isn’t no info there also.
Another annoying issue is the Mic. There would be times you and your friends would be in a room talking about tactics and other things and as the match begins nothing. You no longer could hear your friends. Then as the match is over magically they come back. Very frustration if ask me. Having gamers trying to figure out how to beat the glitch is not the responsibility of the gamer.
Then we have the elusive stats being erased. Spend a whole night getting unlocks, shut off your PS3. Turn it back on and WOW! Back to level 2. Epic Fail. That is a total buzz kill. I think they rolled out a fix on the server to fix that issue but really Danger Close. THAT IS WHY BETA TEST ON THE PS3 IS IMPORTANT!!
On a whole the multiplayer portion is just good. Not amazing. Not addictive. Just plain. Many times I found myself trying to convince myself that this game will grow on me. I guess after they bring out a patch to fix the game I won’t be playing the game. Just to broken right now. There was a game that was broken. It is called Socom 4. That game was hyped up but failed horribly. With big titles like Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2 coming Danger Close was to make sure they had zero major game changing glitches. Many people have been on the fence with this game because of the first Medal of Honor. Which was very plain. Having a direct connection to Dice I thought some of the awesomeness that is BF3 would rub off. I was wrong. Nothing rubbed off. I will be playing the single player mode to see what they did on that front but as it stand the multiplayer part can do better. As it stand I give it a optimistic 5 out of 10. If they fix the problems I listed then the score will be much higher. Maybe an 8 out of 10.
So there you have it. What do you think? Do you think I was harsh? Do you think I need to be like the rest of the world and accept mediocre gameplay? Let me know!!