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    Finally, some REAL BF2 footage....and a REAL review!

    Yesterday two of the lucky crew behind the scenes of NZBattlefield.com were given the chance to go into the Electronic Arts New Zealand office and have a big play of that huge game we're all awaiting.

    Site founder Nemisis and Site Admin Dr. J spent the afternoon with two computers, a couple of EA NZ's managers and a couple of copies of the latest build (7.1.2339 for those who know what it means) of the game due to hit the shelves around the 21st of June this year. While we aren't able to release any screenshots of the game just yet, Nemisis was able to put his thought on the game down onto paper and after some translation here's what he thought:

    Basically the only way I can describe it is... Unfortunately words can't really describe this game, it's really something that you've got to play and experience yourself. Even though you've read all the previews and seen the screenshots, and perhaps got sick of seeing them, you'll still be blown away by the game the first time you load in. The game is great.

    While it's a whole new game, there's something which seems familiar, the game uses aspects from many other games - mainly from the BF series. Helicopters, for example, feel a lot like Vietnam and if you're comfortable with the apache or the cobra in Point of Existence you'll feel right at home. Helicopters are also similar to POE in the way that the pilot doesn't have access to as many weapons as the gunner. The gunner in the BF2 cobra gets the massive mini-gun as well as TV guided missiles which are guided from the cockpit. The choppers aren't going to be too easy, which I think a lot of people are dreading, they are quite twitchy but don't take too long to get used to.

    Planes also felt familiar, while I didn't fly for too long or actually fly against anyone, they're really a lot of fun and there's going to be a lot of brilliant dog-fighting.

    On the ground things are looking great too. This aspect feels the least like any other game in the BF series although it keeps the arcade feel. Infantry combat is very sharp, with the new ironsights players can be extremely accurate and this should promote less of a run and gun style of play. The guns find a good balance with lethality, it doesn't take very many bullets to take someone out as long as you hit them well - there seems to be better damage modelling where if you can get more damage from a shot in the upper chest or head. It's not overkill like Counter-strike fortunately. With the squad system where you can spawn with the squad leader we'll be seeing some very engaged infantry battles.

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    Armour also gets the full treatment and it has the arcade feel as well, this isn't a bad thing though as it's great fun to drive around the map in the faster vehicles. Players who have come from Desert Combat or POE should fit right in with the armour, those who come solely from BF1942 or BF:V might take a little bit to get used to the low arc of the tank shell. The tanks and light armour while they feel like huge vehicles are very manoeuvrable, this makes it fairly easy for them to get around the tight streets in the city areas. While the tanks are tough, they're still quite vulnerable to the guided missiles from the anti-armour class, the light armour vehicles and the emplacements around the maps. Grenades did damage the armour, but it was just an annoyance to the big tanks, it did take down the lighter vehicles pretty quickly however. Street to street fighting feels amazing, there is a real sense of the environment and atmosphere - the cities are as detailed as you've seen in the screenshots. They'll take a long time to explore and there are a tonne of tricky corners and positions.

    The netcode in BF2 has got a big work over, now it seems like you actually shoot where you aim - gone are the days where you have to lead and predict your shots. This change effects the infantry combat the most but it's also noticeable in the armoured combat.

    While game plays brilliantly, and is hugely fun, I've not said yet how amazing it looks. The screenshots and movies can't do it justice and like I said earlier - even if you've seen every screenshot and movie from the game you'll still be stunned when you see it for yourselves. The game sound was very immersive and believable. The water looks beautiful, just as good if not better than the Half-life 2 water and the texturing, decals and models show incredible detailed. Trees, grass and foliage looks much nicer than those found in BF:V and they've fixed the problems BFV had with the grass draw distances. While the resolution in the build we played seemed locked to only 800 by 600 resolution it ran quite smoothly on what was not an extremely high spec machine - 3.4ghz P4, 1gig RAM and a Nvidia 6600. There was nothing of the slight graphical or control lag that some people felt in BF:V.

    All in all, BF2 is shaping up to be "Game of the Year". DICE have made the game with a huge attention to detail, and it pays off because you actually feel part of this game when you play and with VOIP included it wont be long before you'll be totally immersed. I can't wait to play this game again, June 21st can't come any faster for me and I'll be counting the sleeps.

    Written by Nemisis, 'Structured' by slack0ne


    Now for the footage....


    BF2 REAL in-game footage.

    What you will notice immediately are the ultra realistic sounds....and the gameplay aint half bad either.

    ...formerly the omnipotent UOD

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    While the resolution in the build we played seemed locked to only 800 by 600 resolution it ran quite smoothly on what was not an extremely high spec machine - 3.4ghz P4, 1gig RAM and a Nvidia 6600.



    Time to upgrade my 2.4ghz AMD, 1 gig ram, & Radeon 9600 machine...

    Can't wait to play this

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    hmm Illini25 already posted this info on another thread along with the video.. and as I said on his.. its awesome can't wayt to play it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy



    Time to upgrade my 2.4ghz AMD, 1 gig ram, & Radeon 9600 machine...

    Can't wait to play this


    sweet...looks about what im running...just the amd ati version! Hopefully it will do 1024 mid to high detail..... if not im gonna end up getting a newer video card...
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    its going to be good to have better damage models, chest/head shots will matter more as will aiming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700
    hmm Illini25 already posted this info on another thread along with the video.. and as I said on his.. its awesome can't wayt to play it!

    Nope. Different review and this was the in-game footage that nobody could download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UOD
    Nope. Different review and this was the in-game footage that nobody could download.
    Not to gloat or anything, but......


    R

    http://forums.speedguide.net/showpos...8&postcount=13

    But yeah, the video really shows what the game will be like! Can't wait!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UOD
    Nope. Different review and this was the in-game footage that nobody could download.

    I was able to download it before took a while but got it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini25
    Not to gloat or anything, but......


    R

    http://forums.speedguide.net/showpos...8&postcount=13

    But yeah, the video really shows what the game will be like! Can't wait!!



    Different review. Mine is from NEw Zealand. The video I attached was the same on eyou posted but damn near no one could d/l the stupid thing. SO I was finally able to download it and upload it to my own server.

    So STFU and COLOR junior!

    Also, your file planet link only links to the Karkand high definition video. So double suck it doughboy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UOD


    Different review. Mine is from NEw Zealand. The video I attached was the same on eyou posted but damn near no one could d/l the stupid thing. SO I was finally able to download it and upload it to my own server.

    So STFU and COLOR junior!

    Also, your file planet link only links to the Karkand high definition video. So double suck it doughboy!
    I had a steady 450kb/sec on fileplanet...dunno what was with your connection..but mines better than yours And the review I posted this week are better than yours, there from Austrailia..probably same place where your NZ boys played!!! so SMC you...you......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini25
    I had a steady 450kb/sec on fileplanet...dunno what was with your connection..but mines better than yours And the review I posted this week are better than yours, there from Austrailia..probably same place where your NZ boys played!!! so SMC you...you......
    Yeah..you had a steady d/l rate for the Karkand video. The in-game one wasn't even on their site yet.

    Now be still.


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    Maybe fileplanet changed that page of the link I posted...All I know is your video is the exact same video I already had on my pc from last week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini25
    Maybe fileplanet changed that page of the link I posted...All I know is your video is the exact same video I already had on my pc from last week!
    Your breath smells like it was from last week!

    My thread is now better than your thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini25
    Maybe fileplanet changed that page of the link I posted...All I know is your video is the exact same video I already had on my pc from last week!

    One more thing, the file planet link was the Karkand video on the day you posted it.

    Also, the date on which you updated your OWN thread witht he links to the mirrors was on the 10th....3 days ago. Not last week....this week.

    And I'm still better than you because I'm hosting the video myself...no registration required....no need to login to anything.

    So HA HA HA! SUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UOD
    One more thing, the file planet link was the Karkand video on the day you posted it.

    Also, the date on which you updated your OWN thread witht he links to the mirrors was on the 10th....3 days ago. Not last week....this week.

    And I'm still better than you because I'm hosting the video myself...no registration required....no need to login to anything.

    So HA HA HA! SUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ok, first....so the fileplanet link I posted was Karkand..whatever that is. BUT it's the same as your vid.....as how it shows the game. That was the only video at that time.

    Second...open up the eyes... Post #13....from my thread where I updated with the video and mirrors...on 05/05/05 Muhahahah...Eat it!!! (also, points out where I edited my post on 05/05/05) I posted the first set of vids on 05/01/05. Acefireball finally responded to the thread on 05/10/05 (not about the vid though).

    Reason why I posted mirrors was I didn't have time to upload it to my webspace or to sgbattlefield...with in a few days..I totally forgot about it as nobody was responding to the vid.

    I should of just created a new thread with the in game footage (which would of been on 05/05/05, but figured I'd just add to same thread with the other vids. Im done with this debate, as who posted this vid first...ME

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini25
    Ok, first....so the fileplanet link I posted was Karkand..whatever that is. BUT it's the same as your vid.....as how it shows the game. That was the only video at that time.

    Second...open up the eyes... Post #13....from my thread where I updated with the video and mirrors...on 05/05/05 Muhahahah...Eat it!!! (also, points out where I edited my post on 05/05/05) I posted the first set of vids on 05/01/05. Acefireball finally responded to the thread on 05/10/05 (not about the vid though).

    Reason why I posted mirrors was I didn't have time to upload it to my webspace or to sgbattlefield...with in a few days..I totally forgot about it as nobody was responding to the vid.

    I should of just created a new thread with the in game footage (which would of been on 05/05/05, but figured I'd just add to same thread with the other vids. Im done with this debate, as who posted this vid first...ME

    KTHXBYE

    I did it right the first time.

    Quit crapping on my thread. There is no debate. I'm right, you are mistaken.

    Next time, pre-order a brain you clueless bastard!

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    the helicopters are more liek vietnam? that sucks, i still say this game will suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    the helicopters are more liek vietnam? that sucks, i still say this game will suck.

    So, don't buy it lol. Nobody has a gun to your head or is twisting your arm. Wait for a couple of months and see what the response is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UOD
    So, don't buy it lol. Nobody has a gun to your head or is twisting your arm. Wait for a couple of months and see what the response is.

    server crashed, fix it :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by UOD
    So, don't buy it lol. Nobody has a gun to your head or is twisting your arm. Wait for a couple of months and see what the response is.

    I have no intention of buying it yet

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