You may have noticed EA’s Battlefield 4 is due to release on October 29th from the commercials on
your television. The release of the latest installment of the series brings much of the same interactive
awesomeness that Battlefield 3 brought but takes it to the next level.
Using a new concept called “Levotultion,” EA and game developer DICE allow players to alter the
environment around them in ways Battlefield 3 couldn’t. Elevators work. Buildings can be severely
damaged and alter the landscape, creating new choke points for you and your team to annihilate your
enemies in. Previously, many of the buildings were mere props. Some of the rooftops were accessible
by landing a chopper on the roof but once up there you were at the mercy of your ammunition supply.
Now, there are few things off limits.
Another positive change that should have Battlefield fans happy is vehicle and player health regenerate
faster which lessens the reliability on medpacks. The medpacks aren’t eliminated but with their
importance reduced players can concentrate more on the action and not trying to stay alive after a crazy
While Battlefield 4 lacks the overall demand and fanfare of the Call of Duty series it does bring a unique
experience to first-person shooters and this latest installment promises to deliver. Fans of first-person
shooters should definitely be excited and dedicated Battlefield fans should be satisfied that EA and DICE
are not resting on their laurels and are instead taking the fight to Activision, et al.
I, for one, am excited by the prospect of a new Battlefield. The series tends to be a little more realistic
and offers gamers more in multiplayer mode like vehicles and rewards teams that play together instead
of going rogue. Battlefield 4 should spice things up as we head into the Holiday season.