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Post by Eorl @ 12:19pm 03/02/15 | 17 Comments
While the open beta for Visceral's cops versus robbers title Battlefield: Hardline is set to go live later this afternoon, our FPS fanatic Joab "Joaby" Gilroy had a chance to take on the chaotic nature ahead of the public release, and suffice to say his views on the game have definitely changed.

If you recall back in June of last year Joab actually had a chance to try out the fast-paced action, but walked away feeling the title was playing it too safe. Fast-forward to today's preview and things have definitely changed, and for the better according to Joab.

Read on for his full hands-on preview, and make sure you catch the open beta on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 this week.

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Posted 12:50pm 03/2/15
Joaby seems to have taken a rather jaundiced view and i can't really blame him, capture the flag type scenarios no matter how well disguised are getting pretty long in the tooth.

Capture the flag began an ended for me with Quake, shooting people with a rocket launcher while you were bouncing off into the void "humiliation" everything else is just a big fat yawn.
Posted 01:02pm 03/2/15
I'll take an overplayed CTF over TDM any day of the week though, I'll tell you that up front.
Posted 01:10pm 03/2/15
How do you think it will stack up to Pay Day 2 Joaby?
Posted 01:11pm 03/2/15
Holy animated gifs! Anyone else find that super distracting? I couldn't read it, had to close it :(
Posted 01:14pm 03/2/15
I imagine all Battlefield multi player games are glorified TDM every one of them is more boring than the last.
Posted 01:20pm 03/2/15
I imagine all Battlefield multi player games are glorified TDM every one of them is more boring than the last.

Conquest is TDM? Right..

GIFS didn't work here.
Posted 01:54pm 03/2/15
Fixed it up Khel, should only play through once just so it isn't as distracting.
Posted 02:10pm 03/2/15
How do you think it will stack up to Pay Day 2 Joaby?

Very different experience, PayDay has more structure to it. BFH sorta just goes with what it's got.
Posted 04:52pm 04/2/15
After playing the beta for a fair few hours, I can now safely say I won't be picking this up. Something felt off, and I figured it out: Hardline just reminds me of the rebooted Medal of Honour.

The UI is godawful, such a mess. Guns feel weightless and animations don't help. The time to kill is way too low, as in I'll die as soon as someone spots me. Some guns are overpowered but that's a given for a beta. Heist is far too rush-y, chaotic and just not fun. Hotline is interesting, though the vehicle controls don't help make it enjoyable.

I could have seen this being an expansion to BF4, like Vietnam for BC2, but not worth a $100.
Posted 08:43pm 04/2/15
Yeah ok Eorl but what if this was the audio for the game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc8UW6G0C4Q
Posted 09:27pm 04/2/15
I would buy 10.
Posted 10:26pm 04/2/15
Haha Joaby, this reminds me of the guy who did that to Half-Life 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwxN8sCIOOE
Posted 09:29am 07/2/15
Posted 10:55pm 07/2/15
the best thing about this game is the hilarious reload animations that occur every now and then.

last edited by ravn0s at 22:55:45 07/Feb/15
Posted 11:26pm 07/2/15
Haha, what the f***
Posted 09:47am 09/2/15
There are a few others, RPG reload, another gun reload too.
Posted 07:19pm 09/2/15
this vid has most of them

edit: there's this one as well.

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