Hands On Preview: Battlefield 1 Beta
The long wait is over and the Battlefield 1 beta is finally available for the PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Hi, I am Kuma as many of you know am the Beast Gamer here to give you a closer look at what to expect in BF1. Does it live up to everything us FPS players had hoped for? Will it be worth the pre-orders and DLC? Let us find out.
So far I have only played for two days and since the servers are on a “Break” at the moment. I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about my experience so far. As of right now we have a choice between the United Kingdom military or the Ottoman Empire. It is a random drop between each match, but at times I was on the Ottoman Empire’s side the most. Since this is based during World War 1 you will have to deal with that era’s range of weaponry. I have to admit that I was not into the idea of going backwards again because we dealt with a lot of WW II games and that was getting old. However, many gamers seem to have gotten tired of modern and future combat, so it is time to go back in time again.
What Works and What Doesn’t
Battlefield 1 is visually stunning as always where they take detail in the weather conditions, dust storm visibility changes the combat scenario. There are hazards you must take care to not deal with like seeing a burning obstruction blocking your path that will burn you if you try to just go through it. The destructive environments are well done and are not ridiculous where it would take a powerful weapon to bring down a structure versus just one grenade. There was animation care into getting in a vehicle to some gamers being excited about seeing their legs in the game. That seems to be a big thing now in FPS titles where we can actually see our bodies instead of just being some floating arm and guns with a camera attached.
What doesn’t work is the weaponry and still being tied to certain weapons in classes. Let’s talk weapons, because if you are not Assault or Scout you are not getting very far into the game. This is a Beta, so that is already been addressed, especially about bullet drops. I myself am all about support, but when I have a weapon that is only useful in close range unlike my other BF experiences, that kind of kills the mood. I gave up on my LMG to just go into my Brooklyn Beat Down means. That means I went Iron Mike Tyson on fools with a billy club, shovel, and Bayonet attachment.
There is an unbalanced issue that has already been addressed so hopefully we shall see an update soon on that.
Battlefield 1 is pretty sweet and even though I don’t favor the classic style I am still having fun. As of right now, I am on the PC and on personal feelings, I wish my computer players would communicate more through the headset. I may pick this up on the PS4 anyway, but for a Beta, it is pretty solid so far. As stated I am pretty much done with the old school war games, I like to see what new tech I can use where as I will stick with modern combat or future combat. However, I do recommend you gamers pre-order this title.