We've all bought this to play online (ps4)
It's not a very good game online imo. Spawn, die, spawn, die, spawn, die...... rinse and repeat. I've even spawned right next to an enemy firing his gun directly at me.....
That's the essence of these games - but I do think they have lost their way. We are still
burdened with the cosmetic crap that makes no odds to the game whatsoever. Do I give a toss that some sniper bloke has head-shotted me from 200m, but had the ultra rare giraffe-combo jungle skin on his rifle? Not in the slightest. Do I care if I have it? Couldn't give a toss - especially with a sniper rifle as you'd be scoped-up for the majority of the time anyway. Yet skins make money so they feel compelled to offer them.
K/D ratios have become king but at the massive detriment of everything else. Squad tactics - even in their most rudimentary form are almost not existent. I've seen players literally solo run over crest-lines on ridges without any thinking or concept as to what will be on the other side - usually firing on the run where they couldn't hit a static target at 10ft. Spatial awareness for your other squad mates is piss poor - why huddle with the support guy when you're playing as support yourself? Tag onto the medic or the recon. Then there's the classic of all four players spawning as the same damn class....
I've said similar before - the biggest frustration I have with the likes of the BF series is that they had it SO right for so long. Over several titles as well. Now it's a mish-mash of gaming concepts that all dilute each other in a way as to make it frustrating to play. The co-op objectives where you can have up to three other team members are great alternative mode to the regular spawn-kill-die-repeat formula. But who plays them? Nobody. I've let the Quick Match timer run its course several times and not one single other player joins my round.
Even searching the server browser brings back very poor results compared to the BF games of old and clearly, it's a shame. The latest BF looks and certainly sounds great. But it currently feels like an elaborate works Christmas Do with the DJ on form and bar open for business. Yet you look around and aside from yourself, you're left alone with Paula from accounts and Fat Dave from the warehouse.
It's a soulless experience and I really don't know what DICE could do to fix it. It looks the part and has bags of visual atmosphere. But as an involving FPS, it misses the mark on many, many levels.