lol. Tell me how Hardline was "literally the worst thing they ever released".
Heard the same shit around Bad Company, when they abandoned all the OG BF players for this crazy new engine and "lost everything good about Battlefield", same shit with BF3, Same shit with BF5. It goes on and on.
The games keep getting better, but every year people get angrier and angrier, well the ones posting online do anyways. This isn't a trend that's specific to DICE, but they're a great example of it. BFV and SWBF2 are fucking incredible. It's amazing how people I've known have never touched them cause of the hate, then pick it up cheap on sale and are just fucking blown away.
I could list things for days that have gotten better with every release since 1942, but what's the point, some people just have rose-coloured glasses and think that everything new is the devil and everything old is amazing. Go back and play 1942, BF2, 2142, Bad Company 2, or BF3 and just notice how many things they got dead wrong that were fixed or improved upon in later iterations.
It truly boggles my mind that people can say with a straight face that 2142 which is 15 years old is better than modern battlefields, they're talking shit. Go back and actually play it. And I started competing in 2142 with DoD and nXs, so 2142 is the game that I had the most fun in by far, cause I was young, and the old TWL, TGL and CAL leagues were all still up and running. It was a different time. The games were still broken as fuck though. There's a reason it was called "Betafield" for so long. BF2 at launch took 6 months just to be able to join a server without crashing. Me and all my friends had experienced it, it sucked. Random cone-of-fire, 150m view distance, super wonky vehicle physics, dolphin-diving, not being able to sprint and strafe at the same time, no bullet tracers... it goes on and on. It was amazing for its time but is godawful by today's standards.
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