Battlefield: Bad Company, at first look, may appear the same as the general shooter video game out today. It may look like an attempt to copy Call of Duty; after all, it is an FPS video game out while Call of Duty games are the most popular games ever. Instead, it is probably the second most different, interesting game that I have ever played, with Mirror’s Edge being the first. That is the thing about this game that makes it so amusing: its originality.
One thing that makes Bad Company so special is the game plot. Instead of trying to win a war or anything heroic of that nature, the idea in Battlefield is to get rich. Four soldiers find hundreds of truckloads full of gold, and in order to find and steal the gold, they are very motivated to continue in their fight. A second item that separates this game from other current, popular games is its humor. This game is named “Bad Company” because the squad, Bad Company, is filled with men that decided to serve in the military instead of going to prison. It is a company of criminals, and they are not afraid to curse every once in a while. Also, three of these four men seem to be veterans who have been fighting for quite some time and have begun to tire of war and being shot at. They want to have fun, go home, and be rich, and that is exactly what they plan to do when they find out about the gold. A third difference between this game and the common First Person Shooter is the weapons. As most players of these current games are Americans, most weapons in current games are the classic weapons Americans fought and died using in the wars the games are based upon. Instead, this game includes a variety of common and rare weapons made in Europe, America, Asia, and all over the world.
These are not enemy soldiers the Bad Company is fighting; they are mercenaries. They carry a variety of weapons that they choose, including all sorts of cool looking machine guns, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, and so much more. A final difference is the online multiplayer gaming altogether. There is no straight-up team death match. Instead, the main game type is a match where two large teams start on two different bases of very large maps. One side defends gold crates that the other team tries to destroy by planting explosives. The maps have fun features including land vehicles like tanks and jeeps, air vehicles like helicopters, and fixed positions like the artillery gun. In addition, there are different awards you can earn by getting kills with different weapons, winning matches, and “taking dog tags,” which means killing an enemy with the knife that comes with each weapon class. After a fair amount of time playing the game seriously, you may begin to mess around a bit. You may begin to simply attempt to take everyone’s dog tags. Simmer down; that is normal, I did it too. After I got about 100 dog tags, I didn’t do that anymore. This is just one more item that makes this game so great. Another way to have a lot of fun is another difference about this game: environment destructibility. You can just take a tank and go away from the fighting, rolling over every tree you see on the way. Trees are not the only item that can be blown up; walls can also be destroyed. As one of the main characters states in the beginning of the game, “No need using the door; just use your own.” This is what makes the grenade launcher so much fun. A quick recap of this game might be “plain awesome.” You can even use that quote. Although this multiplayer feature may not be as popular as the Call of Duty games, it is just as fun, if not better.
Game sum up
This is one of those games you go and play when you are bored of the average game. You go back and play Battlefield: Bad Company when you have already been exhausted of halo, Call of Duty, Fallout, and all of your other more popular games. This game is so much fun because it is so different from every other game. Look up at the second paragraph. It is named differences, and it is quite a massive paragraph. That is exactly why this game is so awesome, and it will make you come back and play it over and over. I did it too. At one time, I played hundreds and hundreds of hours of Call of Duty 4: modern warfare, and every time I got bored, I would ask my friend “Hey, do you want to go play Battlefield?” He would say yes every time. You will too; it is that amazing and irresistible. On a final note, if you begin to play this game, you very possibly might become obsessed. If such a situation occurs, you may need to quit Xbox for a while. This is just a word of advice from a fellow gamer who has been obsessed at one time.