Bad Company 2 demo
This was due Feb 4th on Xbox Live, but either due to a mistake or just overenthusiasm, it arrived on the Marketplace yesterday – the same day the PC beta opened to players.
You get one level to play, a multiple-stage assault where the attackers have to blow up eight installations in stages of two. The defenders have to, well, you know…defend. The games so far seem to be a rolling alternation of attack/defence with people hopping out when they get sick of it and being replaced by new players.
Sniper class? Check. No wander on the scope, it’s very solid – almost too solid at times, as people with knowledge of the high spots of the level can take disgustingly long shots with no drop on the bullet, no wind and no human error. I managed a couple of headshot kills on runners that were literally just me holding my sights over a gap in a fence miles away and pressing the trigger when a black dot appeared. I might as well have got a big red button that said “randomly kill some dude” on it.
Medic is fun, though. I particularly like the fact that he gets a LMG! Bullets for everyone! I found myself quite enjoying the whole run around zapping people back to life, but my teammates frustratingly refused to stand near the health packs I was constantly dropping for them. “Here guys! Have some free health!” “Oh no that’s not for us we like bullets in the face instead.” Boom. Dead guy. I resuscitate him again, drop a health pack because you ressurect at half health…he runs off and gets shot.
I endede up going and playing some MW2 instead. Finally lvl 20, which gives me access to…nothing interesting. Such a letdown.