One day you have a beautiful work of art like Ori and the Blind Forest, and the next day, you have Battlefield Hardline. That sums up the gaming world today, and how wide and eclectic it has become.
How do you add some new oomph to something old? Cops and robbers, man. Genius creativity!
You wouldn’t know that Battlefield Hardline is part of the Battlefield lineage by the trailer. It looks more like a spin-off of GTA or a game version of the movie, Heat. They ditched the military for cops and robbers. You’re either a SWAT-like special police, or you’re a criminal. Los Angeles is a battlefield, but this is going too far…which is the goal here, I guess.
You have modes like:
Heist: bank or armored car robbery.
Blood Money: like capture the flag, but cash instead of flag.
Rescue: Rescue hostages if you’re a cop, kill cops if you’re a criminal.
Crosshair: Criminals try and kill a rat, the cops try to stop them.
Based on the trailer, the main selling-point for this game is violence and language. The graphics are sub-par (look at the characters’ faces) and the gameplay doesn’t offer anything new except perhaps the Levolution mechanic first introduced in Battlefield 4. Basically, you have something crashing down on a building or something that somewhat changes the map.
Battlefield Hardline is a first-person shooter and first-person shooters with a known name behind it will get players, but I would rather go old-school Battlefield, and drive some tanks instead of get-away cars.
You want this game? It’s out on Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on March 17, 2015.