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Battlefield 1: War Stories Review

By: Derek Strickland | Action in Gaming | Posted: Oct 26, 2016 1:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Electronic Arts

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All in all, Battlefield 1's War Stories are an excellent series of missions, and stand strong as a competent single-player campaign.

 

Everything about the campaign reflects quality, from the in-game graphics and lighting to the animations, sound effects, and facial expressions; everything feels realistic and visceral, adding to a heart-pumping experience filled with chaos and mayhem.

 

 

The frame rates were also quite superlative, and I didn't receive any real frame drops. There were some ugly texture pop-ins here and there, and some glitches, but I didn't encounter anything game-breaking or crazy.

 

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Now there were some hiccups here and there, and War Stories does have its problems. The checkpoint system is rather bad, and you'll have to reach an actual auto-save point before your progress is saved. I've gone half-way through a daunting segment and died, only have to repeat it once again.

 

Another rather disappointing feature was that the War Stories are only told through the eyes of the Allied Forces, not the Central Powers. I think it'd be interesting to put a spin on this, and maybe DICE will release more campaign missions over time.

 

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War Stories offers about 5-8 hours or so of gameplay on Normal, and even more if you play it on Hard and/or try to get all the challenges.

 

DICE is at the top of their game in every aspect of Battlefield 1, and it's great to see the series return to its chaotic roots and take the franchise in a new direction.

Product Summary Breakdown

Gameplay Performance90%
Visuals and Graphics90%
Controls85%
Fun Factor90%
Value for Money80%
Overall TweakTown Rating87%

The Bottom Line: Battlefield 1's War Stories is a fantastic single-player campaign that's filled to the brim with authentic visceral action and amazing visuals. Don't buy the game just for the campaign, but definitely take a break from multiplayer to try it out.

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