EA Play was actually quite awesome this year with it being a separate event and a great one at that. I was invited as press early in the day and was able to have a full time to play everything. I started my venture with Battlefield 1 as the first group of the day and was quite excited as I've been missing World War shooters for awhile. Our booking started off with a demo reel to build hype though much of that was just trailer footage we've all seen already followed by basic instructions about the new classes and tools available. There are now vehicle classes and once against we're seeing the core classes being shuffled around again for balancing. After the opening we were sent into this large room to tackle the Battlefield in what I would call a typically massive theater of war similar to levels of other games. It also looks quite great despite being far away from release at this point and most of all very impressive. It's a more basic version of Battlefield taking place in the past, yet they still managed to have just a massive list of weapons or tools at our disposal. I chose to play my time as a medic as that's just what class I normally play and got thanked for taking the time to revive people, I mean that's the classes objective isn't it?
The world was large with such a vast landscape of darkness and it really captured the authentic feeling of that gritty war. The landscape was also littered with piles of rubble and debris layering the stops between still standing houses. It was actually great that such a vast map had well designed channels of combat as some Battlefield maps are a bit too open. There were always areas to hide from enemy snipers or growling tanks as those just decimate infantry. Still, I did quite well running around with the medic rifle and stabbing people with a needle to bring them back. It felt just like the good old days when playing Call of Duty 3 as a medic so it felt like home. There were also so many wow moments with the destruction going on and just the wild combat all around. I also stabbed a few people with the new running bayonet ability and that was rather satisfying. I didn't see many planes go overhead in this one and only came across a crashed one which was stuck between buildings, it was quite funny. Playing Conquest the goal was of course to capture and hold positions so that got people moving. As usual I feel lost in the mode and just went around supporting where I could, it was mostly epic. It's so nice to have a refreshing new change of scenery and Battlefield 1 looks very impressive at this point. I look forward to reviewing it in the fall and if you have any questions about the one match I played let me know.
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