It feels like it’s been awhile since a first-person shooter hasn’t taken itself too seriously. Constantly crawling in the dirt inside of enemy territory or navigating the gloom and doom of some alien construct can really start to feel heavy on the nerves. If there is one thing that Battlefield: Bad Company provides, it is levity in big doses.
Unfortunately, the levity does not provide an enriching experience by itself. Bad Company is a decent game, but not the great title some of us may have been expecting. The game feels as though DICE didn’t do enough with the tools it provides to the player. It may be great to laugh at the cut-scenes and exploits of the protagonists, but it’s not funny to struggle with the A.I., plot, or core mechanics of the game.
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Battlefield: Bad Company (Xbox 360)
Score: 6.0 - (Bad Company is a decent game, especially if you're looking for a stable multiplayer experience. The problems come from the lack of multiplayer modes, ridiculously adept or dumb AI , and poor driving. Definitely give this title a rent before you buy.)
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