This really has me scratching my head... TF got there first, and it's always been "arcadish" in terms of it's gameplay.
Sorry, I should've been more specific...it was more a reference to pseudo-realistic military-based games w/vehicles of which TF2 would've been one of the very FIRST had it seen the light of day. I wouldn't EVER claim Battlefield pioneered the whole class-based FPS genre. Forgot to toss in the vehicular part.
Wrong word usage on the "arcadish" as well as I meant that in context to gameplay depth/nuance and not realism...as in Battlefield is your every-man's FPS, easy to pick up and play, and Team Fortress in general takes a bit more patience/skill to become adept at playing. Hope that clears it up even if just ALITTLE bit. No? O well. This comment was edited on Jul 19, 15:23.