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Yay & Nay!
on February 24, 2013
For people that don't care about KD ratio's (Kill/Death) in the game and only care about the fun factor, sure I would say you'd have a blast of fun; but if your a 'first person shooter gamer' that cares about your KD ratio then you'll soon realize that this game was not properly designed to accompany any fairness in that aspect. For example almost half the time when you get killed you will be cringing and/or worried about your re-spawning placement. Sometimes you'll re-spawn right in-front of the enemy or even in the middle of a shoot-out (how fair is that)? Other times you'll re-spawn that second when an aerial strike (depending which one) will hit you and you couldn't even get the chance to do anything about it (because you just spawned that second and blammo). Their are other weird spawning scenarios, these were just some examples. Once I re-spawned and that second a grenade blew me up (I didn't even take one step lol)? A few times I re-spawned right into a flash bang (seriously)! Of-course these circumstances will hinder the fairness factor of fairly hitting your desired KD ratio.
Furthermore I'm not so sure the aiming has been programmed properly, for example I'll see some replays where someone wasn't even hit (the bullets looked like they went around someone with no visual hit yet apparently it counts as a kill). There are other aiming scenarios but I think you get the picture.
To be fair, I will guess most play for fun, some even relish how many kills they get and don't care about their deaths (KD ratio), and to those factors I will give the game a fair rating of 4 to 5 stars because it can keep you hooked via the online game-play for hours on end. But for the rare picky bunch that care about KD ratio (and other direct and indirect stats), then I would have to give the game a 2 out of 5 (primarily because of the re-spawning dilemma). This franchise has had this problem via their past games and I thought that after all this time that the re-spawning problem would be fixed once and for all (and it should be a simple and easy fix), but I find that it's definitely got a-lot worse (perhaps the maps are too small or they simply don't know how to strategize the re-spawning properly, or they haven't realized how big of a problem it is). Oh and one last thing... actually... don't even get me started on the lag issues!
Hope this review helps. Happy gaming peeps!