Battlefield Hardline Beta Impressions

The first beta that released for Hardline was such a deviation from what I knew to be Battlefield that it was not fun to play.  Gone was the squad-based, strategic shooter that I loved and what replaced it was some frenetic, fast paced and action-moment oriented game in what seemed like an attempt to cater to players of other shooters like Call of Duty.  It didn’t work.  At times it felt as if the guns were shooting airsoft pellets and other times like miniature comets; everything about the gameplay was there to service the car jumps, chases, wrecks and explosions.  I didn’t want to play.  I was dead set against buying it and was going to stubbornly continue playing Battlefield 4.  So, what about the latest beta? Continue reading