Originally Posted by nysulli
to those bf2 and bf2142 players, just wondering when you guys got into the series, and why you prefer the edition you play...
Personal preference is for BF:2142.
Started at BF:1942. Revolutionary game, but infantry combat was poor for a FPS game.
Tried BF:V at launch. Stopped due to the broken nature of the American anti-armor kit. BF:1942 was better.
Played a fair amount of BF2. Okay infantry combat, but still not good. Air power was a big WTF?!? early on. Never really solved. Better than BF:1942, but less revolutionary.
BF:2142 fixed BF2. The "noob toob" became a skill weapon, AT rockets were significantly less useful as sniper rifles, the planes disappeared, AA infantry became possible, turrets became far more useful, and whole host of other really nice fixes. I miss the mobile AA platforms though.
The simplification/diversification of the kits is the big advantage. Sure some of the unlocks are crappy/oddly placed, but the ability to play almost any infantry role from light scout to heavy machine gunner rocks.
Dice is one of the more disappointing developers though. All of their games were broken to some degree at time of release.