Posts Tagged ‘Battlefield Heroes’

Eurogamer Battlefield Heroes Review

By Jim Rossignol on July 7th, 2009.


As I mentioned in our recent podcast, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in Battlefield Heroes, and I ended up doing a review over at Eurogamer. I say:

This free Battlefield game comes with two complimentary kneejerk responses. “Hey, this is nothing like proper grown-up Battlefield!” is one of them. “Cartoon? Team Fortress 2 is cartoon, therefore grumble-mumble!” is the other. Neither are actually relevant, because this is very much its own game, with its own innate delights, peculiar slow pace, poorly-executed class mechanic, and weird micro-transaction married to level advancement persistence.

The game disappointed me overall, because its an awkward mix of really genuinely fun stuff, and not-quite-there design. But then it’s also completely free, so you can judge for yourself.

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Now Battling: Battlefield Heroes

By Jim Rossignol on June 25th, 2009.


After a rather extended beta and much delay, the free cartoon FPS from Electronic Arts/DICE has finally arrived. You can play it here, for no pennies. Impressions below.

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Cartoon Army: Battlefield Heroes Game Footage

By John Walker on April 17th, 2009.

RELEASE MORE SCREENSHOTS!

Battlefield Heroes has teased us a few times, but this time it seems to be with us for good. The beta’s in full swing, and you can sign up for it yourself at the official site. In fact, there’s some in-game footage to watch. Watch it you shall, if you’ll only click on below.

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Battlefield Heroes Beta Bounces Back

By John Walker on February 11th, 2009.

The gang's back.

After going very, very quiet for a few months, EA and DICE are reopening the Battlefield Heroes closed beta today. Which means if you already had a key, you’ll be able to get back into the new and improved version of the game when you receive an email. Should you not have a beta key, you can still get in line, with DICE planning to send out a few thousand invites in the near future. You’ll need to create an account here, then fill in the sign-up form here.

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Return of The Battefield Heroes Beta

By Jim Rossignol on January 22nd, 2009.


That’s right, the free-to-play cartoon shooter from Digital Illusions is not dead, and is now taking beta sign ups again. You can sign up here. There’s no word on the start date to this new phase of testing, but it should hopefully have benefited from the intervening months of back end fiddling that the devs have been doing since the last session.

I’ll be genuinely interested to see this game finally claw its way to release, as I’m still mystified as to whether the shiny and approachable carapace really contains something we’ll all want to play. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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Battlefield Heroes: Victory Village Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on September 4th, 2008.


I think this is the first time we’ve seen this particular Battlefield Heroes map, as it’s far more enclosed that the environments we’ve seen previously. This splendid trailer also shows off loads of the character adornments and costumes – in some cases far more wacky than I’d expected, but fun nonetheless. Still no word on that open beta… If there is one. Keep an eye on the official site for more closed beta key giveaways if you’re interested.

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Battlefield Heroes Footage, Limited Beta

By Jim Rossignol on August 28th, 2008.


The main Battlefield Heroes site has started running contests for a limited number of beta keys. They gave away 400 last night, and there’s more to come. The rumour in the mill is that a large scale beta should be turning up very soon indeed. After the jump we have several minutes of Heroes footage, which starts off fairly slowly – try to imagine it ramped up with eight aside – and then goes fairly triumphant as it shows off the ludicrous air-combat. We get a good glimpse of the pace of the fighting, the layout of one of the maps, the vehicle use, and even some of the character customisations.
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Compare Us To TF2 Say Battlefield Heroes Devs

By John Walker on May 14th, 2008.

IT LOOKS A BIT LIKE TF2! IT LOOKS A BIT LIKE TF2!

If you ever want to make an MMO developer mad, and why wouldn’t you, keep mentioning World of Warcraft when you’re talking to them. It’s the big unmentionable, the competition they know they’d have no audience without, but want to pretend doesn’t exist. Even the fine folks at EA Mythic, they behind the genuinely comparable Warhammer Online, tend to refer to Blizzard’s beast as, “Certain Other Games”.

So it’s with some surprise that Shacknews discover DICE’s Aleksander Grondol is completely fine with people mentioning Team Fortress 2 around their forthcoming Battlefield Heroes…

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EA Studio Showcase Audiostreams

By Jim Rossignol on April 25th, 2008.


VG247 has a bunch of audio recordings of the presentations from EA’s London studio showcase earlier today. The sound quality is a bit iffy, but the info is good. There’s also a bunch of new screens. Mm, rich, tasty info.

The lovely Ben Cousins on Battlefield Heroes. Both interview and presentation.

The alien sex-fancier Ray “Bioware” Muzyka on Mass Effect PC. Hot.

Talkomatic Paul Barnett on Warhammer Online.

Valve’s Mr Lombardi on Left4Dead. (Prefaced by plenty of presentation blather.)

Phew. Anyone for a beer?

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James Salt Battlefield Heroes Interview

By Kieron Gillen on April 1st, 2008.

HEROES!
[Old Comrade-In-State-(Ask Your Posturing Games Forumite Dad, kids)-Arms Lazarii became a games journalist. And now he's stopped being a games journalist. Now, as he runs off and does something which will probably earn proper money, he finds that he's an interview got left which he did with James Salt, Lead Designer of Battlefield Heroes. He lobs it at us. We print it. Win!

In it Salt talks about the inspirations behind the aesthetics change ("The Team Fortress 2 question"), how the look rejuvenates enthusiasm for the period, the work method and whether he prefers it to Battlefield Bad Compa... Waitasec, Lazarii, that's a bloody console game. You cad.

All starts beneath the cut, after the traditional staring developer eyes.]
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Battlefield Heroes: The First Look

By Jim Rossignol on February 29th, 2008.

Proper screenshots beyond the jump.
Could this be the future of PC gaming? Battlefield Heroes has the potential to be one of the most important games the PC has ever seen. Free to play, funded by advertising, super-accessible, playable on a low-spec PC, and still attempting to capture some of what makes a classic PC title so entertaining to play: it’s one of the smartest things EA/DICE have ever done. And it’s funny, too.

Past the jump: my impressions from the GDC demo, the trailer, and the some screenshots.
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