Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is another installment in the hugely popular Battlefield series and sequel to DICE’s 2008’s Battlefield: Bad Company (BF:BC). The solo campaign continues the tale of the B-Company “misfits” and involves an all new storyline this time around. Players will take arms on foot, tanks, and choppers while experiencing in more weaponry and destructible environments.
Upon starting the campaign, players are flashbacked to 1944 where events happen that eventually lead into BF:BC2’s newly woven story. There is no backlash or reference to events that occurred in BF:BC that would confuse any new player just picking up the game and playing. The only thing you could miss out on is “growing” with the 4 members of the B-Company. Old players will be rest assured to know that Marlowe, Haggard, Sweetwater, and Sergeant Redford all return while newer players will take a little time to get to know the squad.
The campaign is set up like other first person shooter having you slaughter an excessive amount of enemies while completing your objective to complete the mission. Pretty straight forward gameplay. On the downside, the campaign eventually became dull and boring and I found myself skipping the cutscenes just to get back to the action. Not to say the story is bad, it’s mediocre at best, but it was the action and guns that kept drawing my attention. While you are given some guns in the beginning of the mission, you’ll pick up a majority of your weapons off of deceased enemy targets. One of my favorite perks is once you pick up a weapon, it stays stored in the ammo cache and you can switch to any found weapon at the designated areas. Even if you don’t keep the weapon equipped, you’ll want to swap it out so it stays in the ammo cache because you never know when a good shotgun or sniper rifle may come in handy.
Overall, the campaign is pretty short and I beat it quickly in 2 small hour sittings. If I had to guess, I’d say it took a total of 10 hours and that’s going back to obtain all the campaign achievements/trophies. Still, it’s not bad considering the story was just ok.