GT.tv got their hands on an exclusive trailer for the new Battlefield Bad Company 2 from DICE. I can personally vouch for the first Bad Company. I’ve spent many an hour playing it on my cousins Xbox 360. I am a huge fan of the Battlefield series of games, they’re great fun but you have to take them for what their worth. It is a very arcadey style of play, unlike Armed Assault which is more towards the simulation side.
Sound. Sounds in a warfare game are paramount for me. They can make or break the whole experience. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 1 for the PC, I believe, had some of the best sound effects I’ve ever heard. Bad Company 1 rivaled GRAW with their sounds. A lot of developers don’t realize that when you shoot a firearm it creates an echo. Also, light travels faster than sound, so when I see an explosion a several hundred yards away, I should see it and then hear the sound afterwords.
Those are my thoughts and I really hope that Bad Company 2, which is supposed to be released on the PC unlike BC1, is a longer, nicer looking iteration of the first version. Check out the trailer below. FYI it’s just FMV and no in game footage.