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The last good Battlefield, plain and simple.
DICE/EA went on to copy CoD in every BF title starting here, however this is the game that got it right. Each successive title tried to blend weird action combat with the old BF style and it just didn't come out right. Here, however, the game design completely revels in NOT being Battlefield and it somehow succeeds in making the most entertaining modern BF experience.
For instance, the map design is much smaller overall, the prone stance was removed, jets and commanders aren't present, and the class count is cut down to 4. To most people, this seems like a straight downgrade, but what it does it make for a more fast paced BF experience while also keeping a lot of tactical play. Something like being sniped from very far away with an assault rifle or vehicle is minimized here (not removed entirely however, some maps are more open than others) compared to mainline BF titles and instead infantry pushes are much more important. I can't feel but mention the importance of the 'Rush' mode the game introduces. It's something that BF always needed. Instead of playing keep away with capturing conquest points, both teams have to play around objectives which makes the conflict happen.
There are a wide variety of weapons for whatever situation and style you like instead of a 'go-to' OP weapon that fixes everything (Carl Gustav aside). Each weapon is very satisfying to use with an impactful recoil and reload cycle; which comes to one of the most underrated aspects of the game: the audio.
Special care was taken in the audio of this game. I cannot even put it into words in a simple review, you just have to put on some headphones and hear for yourself. No BF title since has put this much detail into the sounds of conflict. Each gun has a distinct and satisfying firing sound. Every little thing in the game makes a noticeable sound which can and will work for/against you in situations. Rounds can be heard in the distance and shells ejected from a shotgun will echo in empty areas. The audio direction is simply engrossing.
The game isn't without its issues, however I feel like the issues it does have are present in nearly every BF title. Things like being sniped by ordinary weapons, vehicle abuse, explosive abuse, etc., all still very much modern BF problems and they're present to some degree here for sure, but not enough to commonly detract from the overall experience.
The overall player pool may be smaller now in 2015, but believe me when I say that you can still get a good round in from time to time. Check this out if you got a few bucks to spare and were let down by BF3/4/HL.