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Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:00 pm

Finally finished it; played it hardcore what a pain!; your character is a young woman who has to free a resistance fighter (her Mother) and stop the heavy water from being delivered via U-Boat to Germany. It ends very badly for them but, the shipment is stopped.

Graphics are beautiful, map is nice, weapons etc.. music all spot on; night and day play.

Interesting note:

Norwegians wore a paperclip on their lapel to signify unity; doing so could get you killed.

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:50 pm

A nice read about he overall game play.

"Video games have covered nearly every aspect of World War II both real life and fictional. The hard part is finding stories that are new or may have gone overlooked. For its single-player campaign, “Battlefield V” look at stories that went untold.

The game returns with an anthology approach through five chapters. The prologue offers an overview giving players a taste of four stories — Nordlys, Under No Flag, Tirailleur and the Last Tiger. Each chapter focuses on personal stories set in the background of World War II.

With Nordlys, it’s about a mother-daughter relationship during the Nazi occupation of Norway. Under No Flag centers on a small branch of the British special forces called the special boat section. These were individuals who had an independent spirit that made them bad at following orders but great at getting a job done.

Tirailleur takes players to a mission that ran counter to D-Day called Operation Dragoon. It follows the the titular soldiers who were from Algeria, Senegal and Indochina. Their contributions to the Allied war effort went overlooked and sometimes kept quiet.

Lastly, the Last Tiger puts players in the shoes of a German tank commander. Electronic Arts acknowledges that it’s a controversial move letting players be part of the Nazi war machine and drive one of the iconic vehicles of the conflict. Perhaps for that reason, this chapter is going to be available for download after the launch. The story is described as a cross between “Das Boot” and “Black Hawk Down.”

During a preview event, I spent time playing through the Nordlys. Set in Norway, the gameplay is focused heavily on stealth as players take on the role of Solveig Fia Bjornstad. She’s the daughter of a Norwegian scientist who has key research involving the Nazi’s effort to manufacture heavy water for a nuclear weapon.

The first few acts take players through the rescue operation as Solveig ambushes and snipes her way across a snowy landscape. The path to her mother is linear but layered with enemies from different heights. Solveig has to use her binoculars to scout Nazi troops, so she can silently take them out with her rifle, melee attack or silenced pistol, which eventually picks up.

Players have to keep an eye out for enemies in buildings, atop watch towers and in trucks. As players get closer to the base, the gameplay opportunities open up with several ways to infiltrate the facility. After rescuing her mother, players have to go back the way they came and battle Nazis in their way.

The second act of Nordlys follows Solveig after a fall. She has to survive the Norwegian cold and avoid Nazis patrolling the woods. The goal of this section is to search for heat to keep Solveig alive and kill any Nazi she comes across. That’s harder to do with limited weapons and the weather chilling her bones. The level requires players to find heat sources and conserve ammo, testing their judgment and stealth skills.

The third act is more open-ended and features Solveig on skis. She has three objectives with more added on. Players can tackle them in any order, but the mission requires skiing across the deep snow. Again, Solveig is outgunned, so she’ll have to stalk her enemies and kill them without causing a ruckus as she sabotages heavy water shipments. She also has to destroy a police station with information about the resistance cell.

The third act also has most vehicles and players may have to adjust to the controls, which are more unified across crafts but a little wonky. One stick controls the throttle while another handles the movement. It takes some time to adjust to it, especially when using planes.

This part of “Battlefield V” shows how the campaign is trying to achieve two things. It aims to tell more powerfully emotional stories, which appears to work here and there. The other goal is that the developers are trying to create what they call “Battlefield” moments. These are crazy happenstances in the campaign that occur because of the systemic world they create.

Another nice touch is that each chapter is done in the native language. Nordlys has characters speaking Norwegian and German. Meanwhile, Under No Flag and Tirailleur have English and French respectively. There are subtitles so players can understand the plot."

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