Videogame Mini-review: Battlefield Heroes
I want to start off by saying that I love(d) Battlefield Heroes. This game was one of my personal favorite shooters in a really long time (since the old Delta Force games). The game was really solid. The gameplay was great, the graphics are really good, and the community used to be one of the […]
I want to start off by saying that I love(d) Battlefield Heroes. This game was one of my personal favorite shooters in a really long time (since the old Delta Force games). The game was really solid. The gameplay was great, the graphics are really good, and the community used to be one of the best ones you could find. As of about November 30th, of this year (2009), that has changed. The graphics are the only thing that remain the same. On a patch on November 30th, they changed the prices of their in-game weapons, bandages (used to heal yourself if you are low on health or to stop from being poisoned or on fire), and wrenches (used to fix the vehicles in-game). Now instead of paying a reasonable price of Valor Points, an in-game currency, you now have to pay about 10 times the original amount for each item and then when you purchase them, you only have those items for about 1 to 3 days instead of the one week to one month option they had prior. Another way to purchase items in-game is by using something called Battle Funds. Battle Funds are paid for with real money, so if you have extra money you can throw away, you can do so on this game and then become better than just about anyone else in the game. The new weapons are overpowered, the Valor Point prices are ridiculous, and the game is almost unplayable now because of how much they nerfed non-paying players.
If you want to read what other players are saying about this update, please click here. As you can see by reading that, just about all the players are pissed off by the changes that EA has made to the game. At the time of this posting, that thread on the BFH forums is up to 187 pages, and about 95% of the posts are negative.
Conclusion: I really wish I could suggest this game to a newcomer, but as of right now and the way that the Battle Funds are, I cannot suggest this game. It’s a shame really because this game used to be really fun.
**NOTE: Even though it says Jeff wrote this, Chris was the real author of this page.