I played Battlefield 4 at Gamescom earlier this year and was absolutely blown away. I’ve always leant more toward Call of Duty than Battlefield but this latest one ticked all the right boxes for me and I’m really looking forward to getting it in a few weeks time. BUT

There is always a but isn’t there?

EA released a brand new Battlefield 4 trailer called Anthem and while most of it is awesome and has all the elements of a great trailer the last little bit has left me feeling uneasy.

So did anything there make you feel uncomfortable? The part that gets me is when he says

Glorious mind blowing freedom of all out war.

Now I know what he’s getting it, the scale of Battlefield allowing for all sorts of different options but war isn’t glorious. War is horrible, dirty, violent, gory and unfortunately sometimes necessary.

But it isn’t glorious, it’s not something that we should be excited about and yet it is. We play games where we kill people all the time for pure entertainment but it’s always been about saving humanity, a country, yourself or something like that. We are never the bad guys who just want war because war is fun.

Is this just me though? Am I being overly sensitive around something we all know is true even if it isn’t generally said? I’d love to know your thoughts.

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Oh and will this make me not buy Battlefield 4? Not a chance, I can’t wait to enter the Battlefield but I’m not sure I’ll get it on current gen. If possible I’d rather only get into it once the PlayStation 4 arrives on our local shores.

Last Updated: October 22, 2013

was reviewed on PC

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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