Product Type: Electronic Arts PC games
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Battlefield Heroes (PC)
Member Name: jaffacake86
Battlefield Heroes (PC)
Advantages: Free Free Free
Disadvantages: Ok not completely free
I was originally introduced to this game by a friend during it Beta testing stages- I think because he has narcissistic tendencies and enjoyed the idea of shooting me- a lot!
I have never played any of the original Battlefield games so it is hard for me to compare but my understanding is these games are like this a 3rd person shooter game. The previous games are set in a realistic appearing world, whilst Heroes is set in a more cartoon style which allows for some bending of the rules of reality, but also lets the game enjoy a kind of slapstick fun whilst fighting against people from around the world.
There are 3 different character classes you can play, with different abilities you can advance as you progress levels giving you some adaptability in how your character performs. Of the 3 classes my personal favourite is the commando- a class that has little in the way of health so can be killed in just a few shots but can sneak around invisible, use a sniper rifle to shoot from far away cover, or my most common attack, laying booby traps. Maybe it's because I'm sneaky but I just love either watching somebody chase me into my trap or sneak up on them and drop one straight onto their head!
The other two classes are Gunner, the most heavily armoured of the 3 and with the most powerful weapons but also the slowest so quite an easy target. The Gunner is the best class for killing tanks in my experience, one of 3 different vehicles along with a car and a plane. If I'm in a tank against a gunner with a Rocket Launcher I tend to cut my losses and run!
Last but not least is the solider, the kind of jack of all trades, quicker than a Gunner but not much slower than a Commander, they have strong machine guns that can do plenty of damage and are also the only class that can heal themselves without having a usable healing item (bandages)
Now for the main selling point for me, the price. It is quite easy to play this game for free! You can if you wish spend money on items such as the best looking clothes or the ability to progress through the levels quicker but these are far from necessary and I have never used them.
One thing I will point out is you do tend to get some seemingly pre pubescent boys with anger issues but I don't find it too hard to ignore there incessant ramblings in the corner of the screen, so I say give it a go, what have you got to loose!
Summary: Fun game that can be played for nowt