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You can play as a messenger pigeon in 'Battlefield 1'

By Shawn Knight
Oct 14, 2016
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  1. Battlefield 1 is expected to challenge for game of the year honors, what with its focus on historically accurate weaponry, fast-paced gameplay and wide variety of vehicles – both on land and in the sky above.

    Just how diverse are we talking, you ask? I’m glad you asked (warning – possible spoilers ahead).

    In one particularly gripping single-player scene, you apparently take control of a pigeon tasked with delivering a critical message to headquarters. It’s a surreal moment that, as Kotaku correctly highlights, affords a stark sense of the war’s scale. While brief, your time as a pigeon is nothing if not unique.

    Battlefield 1 arrives on October 21 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It'll go unchallenged for a couple of weeks until Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches on November 4.

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  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646   +520

    Shooter of the year perhaps, but not game of the year in my books, I can think of several games better than this game.
     
  3. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    After Alpha, and Beta and now 9 hours of the trial and I am just gonna skip BF1 till it goes on sale in December. I want to play the single player, and I enjoy 1 multiplayer map, but some of the balance changes and gameplay changes are not to my liking and will take a long time to adjust to.
     
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,917   +683

    What stuff have they changed? In the beta the only thing I thought was a bit over powered were the single seater tanks.
     
  5. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    Not changes from alpha and beta but changes to the battlefield game style and the class balance.
     
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,660   +767

    I'm waiting for the version where you can play as a Turkey the week before thanksgiving!
     
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,917   +683

    I think the style is fine, it's been tweaked for WW1 erra fine, compared to the terrible Battlefront and Hardline, it's been done well.

    I agree with classes though, Medic is useless now.

    EDIT: snipers are now too powerful as well.
     
  8. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,950   +161

    Like what? I'm not being an arse id really like to know.
     
  9. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646   +520

    Hitman, Deus Ex, Doom, Watchdogs, Overwatch, Mafia, Gears of War... You know games with compelling stories that aren't just going to be about killing as many people as possible online, because after all that's all Battlefield has become about, the single player campaign is an after thought that most people probably won't even play other than for the few perks it gives to the multiplayer experience.
     

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