I would not recommend Battlefield 4 unless you enjoy being aggravated.
Although $12.99 is probably about what it’s worth.
Battlefield 4 would be one of the best games out there today - if it worked properly.
It’s been out for 11 months and, just like BF3, it has only gotten worse and worse, despite several patches and promises by the developers that it is being fixed.
I’ve been playing this series for a long time.
BF3 was a great game that just didn’t work right.
It was never fixed properly despite the developers attempts.
My gaming friends and I were stunned when BF4 came out and it had all the same problems that BF3 had at release (some that were fixed came back) plus many more.
DICE is an incompetent developer.
Every patch they release to fix problems just creates more - this is a pattern that has persisted since BF3.
EA was voted worst company in America on more than one occasion for a reason.
Their priority is marketing hype to maximize sales.
Quality of product and player experience is not only not a priority, it is nonexistent.
I have put several hundred hours into BF4 over the last 11 months, despite the frustration.
I’ve finally had enough and have moved on.
I could go on and on and on about the problems with this game but I’ll sum it up for the tl;dr crowd.
This is an awesome game, the 1% of the time that it functions properly.
The other 99% of the time it is a rage-inducing, broken mess.
$12.99 is probably a fair price for it.
That price is more representative of the quality than the original $60 - although $9.99 would be more like it.
edit: if you have any doubts about my assessment, just read the forums at battlelog.battlefield.com.
It’s chock full of people complaining about everything that is broken with the game, begging for fixes, and unfulfilled promises from the developers.