They were a good dev up until BF2/2142. Everything after that with the frostbite engine has been a step backwards each time. I guess BF4 is OK, but it always felt off to me, and personally, I think BF2 was the height of the series.There are about 18-20 servers in total, which die after each match. 3-4 of which have acceptable ping. 1-2 of which have a player count greater than 5. Either the browser is absolutely broken, or no one is playing. Could be a combination of both.
Everything about the game sucks. Sound mixing sucks. Balancing sucks. Splash damage for rockets and shells is far too small. The little hover craft is too powerful and makes all other transport vehicles worthless. Can't progress your weapons in Portal. Even though I managed to get into one Portal game, it was with the BF 2042 weapons and vehicles. 15 kills later, no progress on the tank or rifle. Lame. The movement is fine, but I've never played a game without frequent lag which makes everything feel floaty. Vehicle physics suck, a big step down from BF3. Just try swerving the jeeps around and you'll see what I mean. Explosion effects are not very good especially from a distance so it is hard to walk rockets onto target. The smoke looks good, explosions don't.
With lots of patches this might be a passable indie grade game. I think that is the best case scenario. I'd like to "play" it some more but I am not sure how much menu surfing I can stand. With the unlock system being garbage and there being literally only 20 or so guns, its not like there is much content to see anyways.
One thing is consistent. DICE is a shitty developer who got lucky a few times, and one of those times required a different studio to fix the game (DICE LA).
Of course, the funny part about BF2/2142 is that those were only good because they brought in the desert conflict mod developers. Who knows what happened to all of the good developers after that.
One thing is for certain, they shit the bed once they moved to frostbite.
EA is complete garbage at this point. I don’t think they are capable of putting out decent games anymore. When I see the quality of product for the guardians of the galaxy game, I just can’t figure out WTF is wrong with EA.