Metabombed: Battlefield Hardline is a ‘Piece of Sh1t’

After a tepid marketing campaign and a lot of cynicism from the audience, Battlefield Hardline finally slogged it to the finishing line and released this week. The critics’ response has been lukewarm to say the least, to the point where I’ve been one of the more positive reviewers on the block. Most of the big guns think it’s “okay” at the very best – a decent enough, but dated and tone-deaf shooter.

What do The People think of it, though? Well, we have a controversial installment in a huge big budget franchise, a new developer on an established IP, Electronic Arts as the publisher… oh my, this is mama’s classic recipe for Shitstorm Soup!

You guessed it – Battlefield Hardline has been Metabombed by user reviews, as gamers take to everybody’s favorite pissing contest stadium and give EA a piece of their angry, angry minds.

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The bombing of Hardline could have been worse. Currently, the PS4 version has been hit least with negative user reviews, averaging at a 5.0 score across 255 ratings – 40 positive, only 25 negative. The Xbox One’s 88 ratings give it a 4.8 average, with 16 positive reviews and 8 negative. PC is as brutal as it gets for the current systems – 182 ratings give it a 4.0 average, with 14 positive to 25 negative. All told, it’s a pretty middling showing for Visceral Games’ cop-flavored shooter.

Oh, but it gets juicier. See, the latest Battlefield did not give last-gen consoles a miss, and it appears the port job went terribly. Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions have only a handful of user reviews, but they were enough to give them a 2.7 and 2.5 score respectively. Complaints stem from awful graphics and a terrible framerate. Apparently the servers for last-gen consoles are a ghost town, too.

As always, I’ve taken the liberty of selecting the funniest, weirdest, altogether most “interesting” user reviews. I’ve picked them from the PC version, because that’s got the liveliest user section. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Here, Gikori thinks Electronic Arts is responsible for any of the positive reviews.

EA employees are on metacritic now doing damage control/lying about the game. This game is bad it is a mod of Battlefield 4 they want to charge 120$ for. They broke the game up and took some features and added it to premium as a day one dlc. They mocked COD then copied it. EA we don’t want COD we want goddamn Battlefield. (0/10)

Troofserum is really bored after playing it for 15 hours. The weirdest part of his zero-scoring review is that he seemed to love the first 10 hours!

Been playing for 15+ hours and I am completely bored. It really kicked as for the first 10 hours though, but holy **** the mp maps have no depth and are simply ugly and have no heart behind them. In fact this whole game feels so empty in that regard. Recycled regurgitated poor quality waste of time. (0/10)

Here’s monnq with a perfect score. They love it, and if you disagree, you’re on Activision’s payroll.

This game is just perfect. People who hate it are either paid by Activi$ion or just brain dead. This is a subtle mix of Call of Duty, Payday 2 and Battlefield. The multiplayer is like Close Quarters in BF3, which was nicely rated when it was released. The action is much more dynamic than in previous games, cause maps are smaller, not like in BF3/4 where you could camp e.g. on the mountains in Operation Firestorm map and snipe all the players walking around. The gadgets for all classes are nice, and the easter egg with sofa is just lovely 😛 (10/10)

DvNT dropping some hard truths on y’all asses.

Piece of Sh1t – suggest you wait till it’s max $10 pesos. Grafix are lame as and Pay day was better “battlefield” game than this. Oh wait this isn’t actually battlefield. I’m waiting for the next battlefield “Hospital series” where you battle to save or kill patients! (0/10)

Observational comedy comes free of charge when Conejin is in the house.

Let me explain about the battlefield community:

Is this battlefield different?: OMFG THEY CHANGED BATTLEFIELD THIS IS NOW LIKE COD.

Is this battlefield the same?: OMFG THEY DIDNT CHANGE ANYTHING THIS IS NOW LIKE COD. (7/10)

Ricco_ lays into the graphics and believes EA’s trying to pull a fast one.

Piece of crap – just don’t understand how a game with such awful graphics and physics can be created in 2015. Guess partly it is a fault of todays “next gen” crappy consoles built with hardware from 2007, which only contributes to the degradation of todays game industry, on the other hand – nobody forced EA to do a simple port of console game to PC. Even comparing to BF4 it is a step back – graphics quality is worse, as well as there is 0 destruction/physics in this game what so ever.

Seems that EA is a again just trying to make a fast money with a weak product, instead of putting an effort in creating their products. (0/10)

We need a voice of reason. No… screw that, we need a user called davoiceofreason to tell it like it is!

Sadly, after playing for hours it has become very clear, this is just a DLC of BF4. I’ve got that sick to my stomach feeling, that realization that I’ve just wasted my hard earned money. I’m more disappointed in myself then with the developers. Fool me twice, shame on me. (0/10)

It’s quite popular to refer to Hardline as a Battlefield mod. Sinth is all about that.

Straight up cash grab. The textures are haneous. The animations are generic and at times, buggy. The single player campaign is a borefest, which generates no intrigue into the characters or lackluster story. The multiplayer feels like Call of Duty with limited vehicles. Gun mechanics are absolutely whack.

Everything that makes a Battlefield title is missing from Hardline, save the engine, which is nowhere near being utilized to potential. Destructable environment? Nope. Expansive and adaptive maps? Nope. Strategic combat? LOL, not even close.

This game feels more like a poorly executed Battlefield mod than a standalone title. I have played Battlefield since it’s inception, and am a retired pro. This title does not deserve to wear the Battlefield name. Shame on DICE. Shame on Visceral. Shame on EA.

If you’re really looking for a cops and robbers type game, PayDay 2 would probably be a better match for you. At a $60 price point, this title is little more than an obvious cash grab.

BUYER BEWARE (0/10)

Glaspeylawson agrees!

Just feels like a Battlefield 4 mod. Its gameplay is faster than Battlefield 4 but for some reason the graphics look worse. And the maps are too small for my liking. If this was sold as an expansion, or for 20 or 30 $ I would recommend this. Campaign is better than any Battlefield besides Bad Company. But that’s not what Battlefield is about. Visceral should just go back to making Dead Space. Battlefield needs a rest right now and i heard battlefield 5 is supposed to come out next year. So good job EA for cashing in on the series. (6/10)

And here’s Tommytanker with the kind of writing that’ll get you featured in IGN.

What a heist – but this time there are no cops to save the day.

A re-skin of BF4 but with worse graphics for some reason?!! And you get this for a jaw dropping $120.
I am no longer surprised at the theft and deception that EA now deploys. Unfinished games, Millions of $$ on marketing & advertising and bought / paid for reviews.

So sad. (1/10)

Such is the sad fate of Battlefield Hardline. Poor bugger never stood a chance, really. I think it was good for what it was, and it earnestly tried. That won’t save it from obscurity, however, and I do think it’s headed down that long and lonely road.

Ah well, Bloodborne‘s out next week, so fuck it.

walruscake
Guest

Hey. Hey Jim.

You’re my hero.

ElektroDragon
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ElektroDragon

It’s total shit and EA will close Visceral. Who the hell wanted a TV Crime Drama as a video game? At best its good for cheap CSI cash in games everyone ignores, not AAA EA titles. Just an awful game.

Bacon Mage
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Bacon Mage

I’m really glad for reviews like this so I don’t have to waste my money on rehashed shooters that have turned into more into DLC than actual game for EA and their shareholders. I generally don’t buy anything anymore without reading reviews on it, and when they’re this mixed I’ll go with my gut and stay out of it. However I will be buying Bloodborne next week because so far the Dark Souls franchise hasn’t let me down…….. so far.

Retro
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Retro

I’ve been really enjoying it. Feels more like the Bad Company games and that is a good thing in my book. The single player campaign while not on the level of dedicated single player titles, is pretty good. Far better than the campaigns for BF3 & 4.

While Conquest is better in BF4, the new modes of Heist, Blood Money, Crosshair and Hot Wire are really fun.

NinjaStyle
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NinjaStyle

Im with you hotwire is probly one of the best things ever in a battlefield game. I really dont understand most of the hate. If i have any major complaint its that they need to remove helicopters and then this would be my favorite BF yet.

Dr. Colonoscopy
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Dr. Colonoscopy
EA is a strange beast, I can’t think of any other company that has so many classic IP’s that it’s either killed off or given a Zombified reboot to. Dungeon Keeper, Syndicate and Simcity come to mind. This feels to me like one of those somehow, but I’ll give it a fair try regardless. I honestly think they’d of been better dropping the Battlefield name from this and going all the way to create a new series entirely. This game was never going to be judged on how good it was as a game, it was always going to come… Read more »
Ushio
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Ushio

My money’s still on it selling over 3 million first week and over 5 million first month.

CoD and BF4 have all been reviewed bombed yet have still been some of the best selling games in the last decade not to mention Madden.

Lasse Andersen
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Lasse Andersen

As you predicted, Jim, Visceral is sooooo f*cking dead.

Mitch
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Mitch

“everybody’s favorite pissing contest stadium” Jim you have the heart of a glorious poet.

canneddirt
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canneddirt

You have no idea how much I love these. Yay!

Dave Dogge
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Dave Dogge
I managed to twist my own arm and stop working and give it a try tonight for a few hours, I tried out the multi-player and I rather liked it; what are these reviewers giving it low scores comparing it against … what used to be the holy grail of battlefield for them ? was it Battlefield 3 or Battlefield 2: Bad Company ? because I remember playing these games and they were no better than Battlefield Hardline. I urge them to go back as far as Battlefield 2 or Battlefield 2142 or even my old time favorite Battlefield Vietnam… Read more »
Wohlever
Guest

This guy get’s it.
A smart mind among the masses.

placid
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placid
What do the buyers of Battlefield: Hardline want? What follows is speculation. The buyers of Battlefield: Hardline want vindication. That should come in the form of: • Memorable multiplayer. The game costs $120. That’s at least two new games, or four time-proven good ones. The only thing that justifies that price tag is novelty and a ravishing, enthralling multiplayer environment (which will inevitably decline over time, hence the justifiable high-end-buy-in). • A “take that” to CoD players. Game selection is tribal. Many players are children, and children view their pastimes as political alignments, as do certain (unfortunate) adults. The adults… Read more »
Sanlumiere
Guest
Alright, there are good points in here, but lets hop right back to the top there and focus a bit on the whole $120 for this game thing. Let’s be completely clear, and – in a rare moment – fair to EA. The game is $60. That’s what it costs. Now, if you are getting this game for the multiplayer, then you can be forgiven for feeling that it’s not a game worth getting unless you buy the deluxe version and add on the premium pack – because it’s pretty clear that Pay to win is in full force here.… Read more »
mjc0961
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mjc0961
“EA, for all their problems, is actually not bending their gamers over with this business model – it’s right in line with what other publishers are doing.” But what other publishers are doing is bending their gamers over, so if EA is in line with them, then EA is bending their gamers over as well. I mean come on, “Gamers are having their threshold tested by the publishers to see just how much they will – as a market – bear the steady increase in game costs. ” is just a polite way of saying “Publishers are seeing how much… Read more »
Enuo
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Enuo

Would anyone be offended if I touch myself?

Wohlever
Guest

Raises hand.

Mr.Bugbee
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Mr.Bugbee

I guess thats the last time ea tries to make something different. Back to the same game every year then i guess…

Wohlever
Guest

Hopefully SOMEONE at EA will stop caring and pandering to the 12 year old demographic.
If that is the case then EA shouldn’t give a rat’s tail about these reviews and focus on the professional reviews on what they bring up as good points and bad points. Just because everyone can be a critic, doesn’t mean they should be listened to.
Full Disclosure: I am a freelance gaming journalist and I have NOT reviewed Battlefield Hardline.

Snowskeeper
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Snowskeeper
EA is the corporation that ruined the Sims franchise for the sake of DLC and microtransactions, and which, at one point, had a CEO who theorized about making players pay real money to reload a gun in a first person shooter. I don’t think anyone at EA is going to stop pandering any time soon, and I think you’re kidding yourself if you think that 12-year-olds are the only ones paying for these games. Unfortunately, they’re very popular among new/casual gamers in general, and while there’s nothing wrong with being a new or casual gamer, that doesn’t mean we aren’t… Read more »
PantryRAID
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PantryRAID

Visceral…godspeed. Godspeed…

‘Cuz here comes EA
To fuck you in the A
Go on and get ahold of that butt plug
Don’t have one? Well, snatch up that coffee mug

darkrage6
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darkrage6

To quote Totalbiscuit “This is why Metacritic should be abolished”, they are a completely and utterly useless site. I have NEVER once used them to judge as to whether or not to check out a game/movie/album/TV Show.

ZLOK, SOCIAL JUSTICE BARBARIAN
Guest

ZLOK LIKES TO SKIM THE TOP AND BOTTOM ENDS OF BOTH CRITIC AND USER REVIEWS – USUALLY THE MOST SALIENT DETAILS RISE UP FROM THE STEW OF SCREAMING. ZLOK WONDERS TO SELF, ARE THE BEST EXPERIENCES DESCRIBED, TAKEN WITH SOME SALT, WORTH ALSO EXPERIENCING THE WORST DESCRIBED? THAT CAN HELP CODIFY MATTERS. BOONGA.

AvianIsTheTerm
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AvianIsTheTerm

I use the critical reviews section on Metacritic for that purpose… but I’ve yet to find any redeeming value in the user reviews sections. Even if there are occasionally user reviews not written by morons, their voices are so drowned out that it’s not worth trying.

Treeconator18
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Treeconator18
In all fairness, it’s not Metacritic that is the problem in this scenario. A review aggregation site is a good idea, as it allows for objective analysis as to how a game was liked. Or as close as we can get with something so hard to pin down as liking something. The problem with sites like Metacritic is that the most extreme people are either filled with hot air or bullshit, and thus either rise to the top and sink to the bottom, and that’s who we tend to pay attention to, rather than well thought out reviews. Not to… Read more »
Snowskeeper
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Snowskeeper

Communism is a great idea until you remember that it relies on humans being reasonable, rational entities, too.

Wohlever
Guest

I concur.
Metacritic is only seriously used by non-gamers who are buying games for a gamer.
Metacritic is the AOL of reliability.

Greg
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Greg

I don’t care about Metacritic’s user scores, but I find their aggregate rating an extremely good guide to how much I’m likely to enjoy a game, for all everyone tells me it’s useless and I shouldn’t.

AvianIsTheTerm
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AvianIsTheTerm

I’m not as much of a hater of Metacritic as a lot of people seem to be. I think it’s widely misused, but I don’t think it’s inherently worthless.

I certainly don’t take a Metacritic score to be an absolute objective indicator of a game’s quality, but in my experience it is a useful datapoint.

snave
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snave

Indeed, the aggregate critic score is generally reasonable. In turn that gives the user score some merit in that, any large gap between critic and user score is basically a red flag that there’s something possibly awry.

MrJoyless
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MrJoyless

In contrast, I use metacritic as a good base to make a decision, especially for games that are 6+ mo out from their release date that I’m checking for potential purchase. It’s always smart to give it a few weeks for the howler monkeys to get bored screaming their negative reviews etc. before making a decision to trust any score.

PeachyPixel8
Guest

Bye Bye Visceral. You did everything EA wanted and now as a final swansong you can also be their fatted scapegoat.

kripto
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kripto
One thing that’s popping up recently that’s tickling me is this idea of ” They’re charging $120 for this game ” or such, because that’s how much it is when you add up the full price of the game and all the DLC with it. While completely ignoring DLC is obviously silly, implying that the game is just not complete without it is ridiculous to me. You don’t see people saying things like ” League of Legends is being peddled for $8000 ( or however much it would cost to buy every single character and cosmetic ), what a rip!… Read more »
Ragna
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Ragna

Yes Jim, Bloodborne is indeed out next week…….and it shall be glorious!

darkrage6
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darkrage6

Meh, i’m one of the few people who thinks that game does not look like anything special whatsoever.

Snowskeeper
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Snowskeeper

Why do you feel that way?

lolzor
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lolzor

Because he owns no PS4 and is jealous.

Snowskeeper
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Snowskeeper

I don’t own a PS4 either. Although I see your point; I’m incredibly envious of you lot right now. Not enough to drop $450 for one, but…

Sanlumiere
Guest
I find it interesting that a game that CLEARLY deserves to sit at the point of AAA mediocrity is pinned by prejudice to one extreme or the other. EA surely doesn’t assist the cause here. It’s a polarized world. It’s either thumbs up or thumbs down, recommend or don’t recommend, 10 or 0. You need games, and restaurants, and movies, etc, to define average. There needs to be mediocre games. Otherwise truly great and truly bad games cannot stand apart. This game appears to be very mediocre, and that’s entirely okay. I have paid $10 to see many mediocre movies.… Read more »
Arcane Azmadi
Guest
Arcane Azmadi
This is why most community reviews are literally worthless. The only scores they can give are 0/10 (translation: “I didn’t like it”) or 10/10 (translation: “I liked it”). Steam reviews are just as bad. I have played almost NO games I would award an actual 10/10 score to in my ENTIRE LIFE (maybe Soul Calibur on the Dreamcast, ICO, and Half-Life 2) and I don’t believe I’ve played ANY game that would genuinely warrant a 0/10, ever. And because I’m not an idiot, I don’t claim that I have every time I review a game, because that would basically automatically… Read more »
Sanlumiere
Guest

The only game I can think of in recent history that I would give a 10/10 is The Last of Us.

That is mostly because, as a complete experience, the game is truly unrivaled in terms of creating a story that truly stayed with me, and the game play to support such an endeavour.

I have never played a 0/10 game – at least not that I can think of.

darkrage6
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darkrage6

I never used any kind of score to review games, I prefer to let my words speak for themselves so that people don’t focus too much on the score and ignore everything else.

MrWeebr
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MrWeebr

Found Yahtzee

Jake
Guest
Jake

Her blood is the cure for zombies…

AvianIsTheTerm
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AvianIsTheTerm
Totally agree that community reviews are worthless. I mean, I don’t necessarily trust every critical review I read, but at least with ‘professional’ reviewers you can read their body of work and figure out whether they share your interests or not. User reviews though? They reflect the opinions of regular ol’ people on the internet, and the average intelligence of ‘regular ol’ people on the internet’ is… pretty low. However, I would disagree about not *ever* giving 10/10 or 0/10 scores. Scoring is obviously a whole different kettle of fish, and every reviewer uses scores differently… but to me there’s… Read more »
MrJoyless
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MrJoyless

I agree with this, at least on Steam you can see 1. If the person doing the review actually played the game, and 2. If the overall community consensus rates the game highly. If everyone only gets one vote of 1, meh, or 0 you begin to tell pretty fast if a game is worth it.

placid
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placid

If a game’s price is extremely high vis-a-vis its experience, that would entirely justify a “0/10.” A poorly-animated space-invaders-knockoff flash game sold for $150 could warrant a “0,” for example. If a player pays $120 for a game and, as such, expects and requires a certain minimum performance, failure to receive that performance can represent a complete loss of investment — hence the “0.”

Sanlumiere
Guest
Not a fan of this breakdown. Game value vs. Game quality are not the same thing. You can measure game value in a number of ways, and the starting point of the game is it’s price. This means, on a sliding scale, that a free-to-play game that truly is free, should you feel it’s worth even $1, automatically not only acquires a 10/10 score, it may as well get an infinity/10 score. Game value is something you provide to a reader of your review to determine on their own, certainly. The fact that The Order was 5 hours long, and… Read more »
placid
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placid

I. . . never set “game value” to equal “game quality.” I . . . explicitly stated a position contradicting that. I implied that value was subjective to the viewer and explicitly claimed that said value was derived, in part, from cost when compared to quality. This is how, one notes, nearly all products in existence work. A cheap microwave that works pefectly for you at $20 presents more value than the same microwave at $200.

Sylocat
Guest

See, people don’t want to just make their opinions known, they ALSO want to feel like they’ve pushed the average score meter in the direction they want it to go, so they vote for the most extreme rating just to bring the average a fraction of a percentage point closer to what they had in mind.

P-Unit
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P-Unit

That’s why metacritic, I feel is a bad way to judge a game’s quality, scores in general don’t mean anything

Sergio
Guest

Honestly, I know this isn’t a good attitude to have but I really wanted to see this game bomb. This game was unlucky to come out at the time it did but let’s be real the police were getting bad before all this other stuff came out. We didn’t really need this game or this game needed a less serious edge. Beyond that I just love to see EA lose money. Still I’m glad that the people who bought the game should be enjoying it if Jim’s mindset transfers to the masses.

darkrage6
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darkrage6

That’s really fucking stupid, so a game should bomb just cause it features police, I don’t remember people whining this much when True Crime LA and NYC came out years ago, so it dosen’t make sense to single this particular game out.

Also this game actually dosen’t take itself too seriously, it has a number of comic relief characters and police corruption is a major theme.

Sergio
Guest

Like I said there is a bunch of factors going into but I don’t complain about cop shows because I don’t watch cop-shows. Also generally these shows do go into racism and the like. I was also saying that’s how they are selling the game, regardless if it is not the product as a consumer I only have that and world of mouth to go off of.

Billy
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Billy
To be fair, when True Crime LA and NYC came out, there weren’t as many news stories about cops killing people. They were still happening, but they weren’t getting the kind of coverage that they get these days. In the past, an incident happened, it might have received some local coverage, and then it went away. Even if police were caught on video using questionable force, it was brushed aside. These days, you get a new event every few months, kept alive by protests, video footage, and the business-as-usual announcement that any police inquiry found nothing wrong. Heck, we have… Read more »
darkrage6
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darkrage6

Also we don’t really “need” any games, I don’t think a game shouldn’t come out just cause it has cops, i’ve noticed no one’s complained about LA Cops.

Edwin Jackson
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Edwin Jackson

It’s like some weird paradox when people criticize this game for being so much like Call of Duty now and not being the same as the last few BattleField games when what Call of Duty does every game is be exactly the same as the last one. One of my favourite BattleField games was 2142 because it changed things up just Hardline has.

Kr0nin
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Kr0nin

Mine review got deleted. :/ I said that everyone who bought Hardline should buy HL Premium as well since they are apparently retarded and shouldnt be left in charge of money in their lives and that this is the least worst way they can spend it. Was that offensive?

DCTF
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DCTF

Yes.

ZLOK, SOCIAL JUSTICE BARBARIAN
Guest

IT IS 2015 AND YOU ARE NOT 12. ZLOK SHOULD NOT HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY “RETARDED” IS OFFENSIVE, NON-DESCRIPTIVE, AND UNNECESSARY. DON’T MAKE ZLOK BASH IN SKULL. HRRGH.

TheeHeadAche
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TheeHeadAche

haha yes. I hope I see more of you here, Zlok.

Rastrelly
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Rastrelly
Retard is a mentally handicapped person. This word though cannot be used to define stupid people. OK. Idiot then? No, this word is also a word for EXTREME mentally handicapped person. Oops. Maybe imbecile then? Oooops, it’s also a mental condition. Oh, well, maybe fool will do? Oh, it refers to a profession. No, won’t do. Now, what we have left? Ah, dumb! Ooooops, it’s definition for mute people. Now, it seems we have no ways to offend each other. Now, for Zlok. Did you actually make a death threat here? Maybe police of security services should be informed? Are… Read more »
svnhddbst
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svnhddbst

no, retard means “to slow”, mentally retarded means slow learner, or some variation. stop perpetuating misuse of words, it doesn’t help anyone. if someone is retarded, they are learning slowly in a way that is usually described shortly afterwards. he said someone was retarded at using money for good things, wasting money on bad games is subjective and disagreeable, but not offensive if you are using retarded to mean “slowed” instead of arbitrarily deciding retarded is a synonym for handicapped.

Kr0nin
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Kr0nin

There you go I knew it, my freedom of speech and critique was obviously suppressed by the Metascore mods!

Stephen Daedalus
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Stephen Daedalus

I don’t know, what do people call you when they let out on a day pass?

Snowskeeper
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Snowskeeper

“Imbecile” and “idiot” are not terms for mental illness. “Retard” is. If you’re going to argue semantics, make sure you consult a dictionary first.

DCTF
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DCTF
Rastrelly is being infuriatingly obtuse, but you’re both right. Hundreds of years ago, an “idiot” was indeed a person with a debilitating mental condition, synonymous with “cretin”, “retard”, and any number of other words you’d be too decent to use, and mere decades ago “imbecile” was the same (and arguably still is, although the medical establishment has abandoned the word). Equally, to be “stupid” was once to be severely mentally ill. Then again, go back far enough and “idiot” simply meant citizen, so you win this. Words change their meanings, and you quite rightly understand that we now count “stupidity”… Read more »
CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

We don’t call them “retards” anymore. We call them “special”. Sometimes political correctness can be so… special.

Octopus Grift
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Octopus Grift

It is so not fair that you have to consider your words. Please bitch about it more…you Asshat (that ones fine, go wild with it.)

Greg
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Greg

“The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.” Congratulations Rastrelly for marching under the same banner as white people throwing temper tantrums because they can’t use the N-word.

placid
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placid

Even if the context is an uncertain fit, Greg gets an internet for quoting Chesterton.

ZLOK, SOCIAL JUSTICE BARBARIAN
Guest
ZLOK ROLLS TO LAUGH HEARTILY AT THE EXTREME OBFUSCATION AND WILLFUL MISINTERPRETATION ON DISPLAY. ZLOK ROLLS A 15 – NOT AMAZING, BUT DEFINITELY GOOD ENOUGH TO GET IN MULTIPLE HEARTY CHUCKLES. ZLOK NOT HAVE TIME TO BREAK DOWN EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH WHAT YOU SAID, THE CLERIC AND WIZARD NEED TO REST AND ZLOK PULLED SQUISHY TALKY PERSON WATCH FOR TONIGHT, BUT ZLOK WILL TRY. HOWEVER, ZLOK FEARS THE DC FOR THIS ENCOUNTER WILL BE RATHER HIGH. IDIOT MERELY MEANS STUPID. SURE, IT ORIGINALLY MEANT DIFFERENTLY, BUT THE WORD HAS EVOLVED SINCE THEN. SOME PEOPLE MAY STILL TAKE OFFENCE… Read more »
Rastrelly
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Rastrelly
What I was trying to say – obviously, wasting my time, for society down here seems to be soooo exquisite and high class bums like your humble servant are not welcome – is that when you fightsomething, pick at least something worth fighting. I am well aware what each of words I listed means. They all had different meanings. Mental retardation IS a psychological disorder. But the term is no longer in use AFAIK, being replaced with “intellectual disability”. Term is still used for “psychomotor retardation” which I was pointed at. But it should be obvious that people using retard… Read more »
DontBeSoDerpy
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DontBeSoDerpy

Interesting that Visceral was seemingly spared the worst of it, maybe they wont be “unicron-ed”.

TheMagicLemur
Guest

Ah, the ol’ “dollar sign replacing an ‘S’ in the company name”. I love those because when the pop up early in a user review, they’re a great shorthand for “go ahead and just ignore the rest of this, buddy!”

MrWeebr
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MrWeebr

lel wut a consol newb go beck to micro$oft or $ony and play some ubi$oft games. almost as bad as $team

im dead inside

Sylocat
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I don’t have the nerve to look and find out how many of them (if any) mention the Villain Controversy.

Great Gaiwain
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Great Gaiwain

What controversy? I haven’t heard much outcry.

Sylocat
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This controversy.

Marco
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Marco
that was one of the most stupid things i ever heard, not making the enemies human enough, because the play has to shooting them? thats why its easier to implement here, to make the player remember that small thing, HE IS A COP, he was suposed to arrest people, his gun is for defense, not to shoot in the head… and thats the reason the game felt so bland… the most hilarious thing is, there is a very good game series, that let the player be a cop, and actually works, its called “swat”, and in there, as it should… Read more »
Xxpo1ntxf1v3xx
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Xxpo1ntxf1v3xx

SWAT was a REAL video game. Too bad Sierra closed down . Imagine how well a swat game could be executed these days.

FRIEZASBALLSACK
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FRIEZASBALLSACK

if you listen closely, you can hear EA sharpening their tools.

Anton
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Anton

“Hey, Visceral, let’s go for a walk behind the shed”

Stephen Daedalus
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Stephen Daedalus

“No tears now, only HR.”

Mister Bork
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Mister Bork

“Dad please, no! Look I made another Dead Space!”