Battlefield 5’s War Stories Have More Heart, Depth Than Battlefield 1’s

Battlefield 5’s War Stories Have More Heart, Depth Than Battlefield 1’s

I’ll be honest: I didn’t care for Battlefield 1’s single-player vignettes – dubbed War Stories. Sure, they were fairly well-received in 2016, but I thought they were too short to convey any sort of real emotion or have any meaningful impact on the player, and instead they fell into stereotypical buckets like “tank level,” “airplane level,” etc. Hats off to Battlefield 5, then, because after playing one full War Story and pieces of a few others (on the PC version), it’s clear that developer DICE also thought that the ceiling on its solo Battlefield campaign was much higher.   The tutorial, which I’ve been asked not to spoil, does a good job of setting expectations for what Battlefield V’s solo mode will deliver. It moves briskly and confidently without overstaying its welcome, but what I really want to talk about anyway is the first full mission, Nordlys. Set in the harsh Norweigan winter of 1943 during World War II, it follows the story of two women from the Resistance who uncover a nightmarish plot by the Nazis to fuel an atomic weapons program. The early parts of the mission both support and encourage stealth gameplay, including the stash of a half-dozen knives you carry that can be used to silently take out potentially noisy – and definitely lethal – Axis scumbags. Continue reading…
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