The PERFECT BATTLEFIELD – The ONE Thing that was Missing in Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 is a great game, we all like it but it isn’t perfect. I always had the feeling as if something was missing, something essential to the core of the game. I’m not referring to the upcoming DLC or to some extra guns or bug fixes ar anything like that. What I am referring to…. is this. Sniping in Battlefield 1 or in other Battlefield games is awesome. It’s fun and it’s satisfying thanks to the sound effects. But how freaking awesome would it be if we could combine the top feature of Sniper Elite 4, which is that brutal killcam with Battlefield 1. Your satisfaction level would go through the roof every single time you make a kill with your sniper rifle. Let me explain how it works, now this may come as a big surprise but in Sniper Elite 4, you play as a sniper. And as a sniper you’re going to kill enemies with your sniper rifle, when you do this, you will be rewarded with the most amazing sniper killcam on the planet. This thing is just brutal. And it’s accurate, if you aim at some poor guy’s eye, then you will see the bullet going through his eye.
Same goes for this hearth, his liver and even his frontal lobe. Now this part carries out higher mental processes such as thinking and decision making, well, not anymore. Haven’t seen a dick shot yet, but as a guy, that’s not something I want to see thank you very much. I will never aim at that part of the body just because I really don’t want to find out what that killcam would look like, I would probably feel the pain when the bullet penetrates the, eum ah no let’s not go there, I think you get the picture. The reason why I have been playing sniper elite 4 is just because of that killcam. The game is ok, nothing really special except for that one thing.
Battlefield 1 is the better game, I am saying this with all due respect for the guys who made sniper elite 4 but they know this as well. Bigger budget, more people, it’s hard to compete with that. Right now, when you make a kill in Battlefield 1, you get a sound effect, a visual effect and they show you who you killed together with a bunch of other things. I think that we can all agree on the fact that the Martini Henry has the best sound signature if we compare that to all the other sniper rifles. Imagine that you are now on the battlefield, you see your next victim, you aim at your target, you make your correction for that one perfect shot with your Martini henry, and you pull the trigger and suddenly everything stops, you hear the signature sound effect of the martini henry, the game then shows you a third person camera view of yourself, so that you can see yourself standing there on the battlefield, right at the moment that you are dominating your opponent, and then the camera follows your bullet, flying through the air only to end up going straight through your enemy’s iris, destroying his eye together with the rest of his head, and all of that goodness is shown in full gory bloody detail.
In other words, the perfect kill. How awesome would that be? I know that this extra feature comes with a few problems of it’s own. It takes time to show all of this, and no matter how great this feature is, that time makes you very vulnerable in multiplayer. That is why you have a few options to counter this in sniper elite 4 and we will take those with us to Battlefield 1. The first option is to adjust the frequency of this killcam, you can choose to see it every single time you kill somebody, but only if you’re that kind of player, somebody who likes to see himself doing amazing things, in other words every single youtuber out there. Or you can choose to see it only for the most amazing kills. On top of that you can even select the option to show the short version of the killcam, only to gory stuff, so you will only see the bullet penetrating your enemy, so no view of yourself or from the bullet flying through the air, this will only take 1 second.
Or for the try hards, you can even turn this feature off completely, which brings you back to the battlefield that we know today. Even if you choose the last option, I know for a fact that sometimes, just sometimes you’re going to turn this feature back on for a few kills, just for the heck of it and for your own personal satisfaction. You can even take this to the next level. If you implement this feature for all other guns then you have a whole different ball game. BAR vs infantry, a killcam showing 20 bullets wrecking havoc to the poor guy’s intestines, blowing up his heart and shattering his brain. The great thing about melee kills is that you can now see your knife going through your enemy’s heart. The ultimate satisfaction. Imagine what a hatchet kill would look like. This is not the only thing that we can do to improve Battlefield 1, I can think of a few other things that we can do and I’m sure that you have a few ideas of your own.
That is why I would like to ask you to share your thought in the comments, so what would you like to see in the Perfect Battlefield? If the developers want to take this game to the next level, than the kill cam from sniper elite 4 is definitely a feature they should include. This was FOG of GAMING, thanks for watch and I will see you on the Battlefield.
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