Battlefield 4 Official Story Trailer Socks a Dog in the Chops

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Battlefield 4 Official Story Trailer Socks a Dog in the Chops

The Battlefield 4 "Official Single Player Story Trailer" features a large man punching a dog in the mouth. Seriously.

Here's everything you need to know about the Battlefield 4 single-player campaign as summarized by this story trailer: Explosions, yelling, treachery, women in uniform, no man left behind, majestic slo-mo, "We will not go down without a fight," and then POW! Right in the doggie kisser!

I have to admit that when I first watched this video I confused it with Call of Duty: Ghosts and wondered why that man was beating up poor Riley, but my fellow newsies reminded me that Battlefield and Call of Duty are actually separate games, and that what's really going on here is that Riley is a bad dog! Bad dog! Ka-POW!

Battlefield 4 comes out on October 29 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, November 15 for the PlayStation 4 and November 22 for the Xbox One.

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Subtle as a brick to the face jab at their 'rival'.
XD

Really? Really though?

I though after how the general public reaction to EA's dick-waving the last time a Battlefield release coincided with a CoD release was an almost collective facepalm they might have learned some humility.

Really not enough dog punching there to even send to PETA.

Which would be hilarious, BTW...

Wait, didn't they say the game wouldn't have female soldiers because reasons? And yet...there is a female soldier. Right there in the trailer.

I saw the analogy today that Battlefield are like the Dave Mustaine of gaming at the moment. Based on the end of that trailer, that comparison might not be entirely inaccurate.

This one guy is so patriotic he has three or even four flags on his uniform.

Also NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND!

Seriously though this game will be 18+ so theoretically its designated audience are mature people. I think most of them are pretty much fed up with this whole soldier ideal and pseudo patriotic bullshit pushed with every modern military shooter game. We just want to shoot stuff, if you really want to include SP campaign fine but make it about alien invasion or something.

CriticalMiss:
Wait, didn't they say the game wouldn't have female soldiers because reasons? And yet...there is a female soldier. Right there in the trailer.

I guessing publicity and simple laziness. There is nothing preventing them from making a couple of head models and just slapping them on that body model from the campaign. Hell they could use the same actress for all the voice acting, I mean how much more money would they have to pay her for a two or three hundred dialogue lines like: objective alpha is secured, engaging the enemy etc.

CriticalMiss:
Wait, didn't they say the game wouldn't have female soldiers because reasons? And yet...there is a female soldier. Right there in the trailer.

Yeah, but that's campaign mode, and transferring that model or voice actor work to the multiplayer would be an impossible hurdle of codework and rebalancing for... reasons and... cultural relevancy and... stuff.

I await their next trailer where it's just the main protagonists swearing profusely at the top of their lungs in a fish and chip shop while eating cod.

Subtlety is dead. Long live marketing

Ah the trailer for the bit nobody cares about.

It seems a shame that they aren't going to continue the story of Black and Dima, not that anyone will be able to tell the difference. In other news, who's picked BF2 back up lately? My goodness the maps are big.

Good trailer, little cheesey but hey sock it to Activison and dogs will ya.

Andy Shandy:
I saw the analogy today that Battlefield are like the Dave Mustaine of gaming at the moment. Based on the end of that trailer, that comparison might not be entirely inaccurate.

Well, to be honest Mustaine was apparently too much of an asshole to be in Metallica... And the guys in Metallica are a collection of assholes. I wonder if the analogy is about that or that there's a huge division in the crowd that likes either Metallica or Megadeth... because really either works. Both Activision and EA are corporate assholes trying to convince the rest of the world that one is less than the other... but then thats like holding two handfuls of shit; one may smell less like shit than the other but its still two handfuls of shit.

So, does anyone else remember that game with the fairly realistic story, good teamwork with incentives, a variety of maps and weapons where none were too overpowered, and a series of worth wile DLC expansions that added new features, new maps, new factions, and new objectives.... I think they called it Battlefield 2, or was it 1942.

It looks amazing in terms of graphics and sound, but oh man to it look terrible in terms of everything else. I love BF but ugh, it looks like Ace Combat but taking itself way waaaaay too seriously.

Andy Shandy:
I saw the analogy today that Battlefield are like the Dave Mustaine of gaming at the moment. Based on the end of that trailer, that comparison might not be entirely inaccurate.

As someone who knows only that Mustaine is connected to Metallica and Megadeth, you'll have to explain that one to me.

Single Shot:
I think they called it Battlefield 2, or was it 1942.

No, they called it 2142 and the pods are-a-dropping!

fix-the-spade:

It seems a shame that they aren't going to continue the story of Black and Dima, not that anyone will be able to tell the difference. In other news, who's picked BF2 back up lately? My goodness the maps are big.

I'm sorry, but DICE said that Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 were much better and much deeper experiences, and you know DICE can never be wrong because the fans are always objectively wrong about everything...Man, DICE's attitude is so bad I can't even laugh at my own sarcastic portrayal of it.

OT: Not surprising. Battlefield is the game that wants to beat Call of Duty so bad it can't exist without mimicking it at every turn and trying to viciously paint itself as the better product because, you know, it's a sin to enjoy both of them...Nope, sarcasm still not working.

So am I really gunna be the first one to point out that the black guy is throwing an apple to a pigmy woman at 1:25. Seriously she was like one forth his size!

"Do have a problem with dogs?"
"No I have a problem with CALL OF DUTY!"

DVS BSTrD:
So am I really gunna be the first one to point out that the black guy is throwing an apple to a pigmy woman at 1:25. Seriously she was like one forth his size!

Perspective! How the fuck does it work?

Other than that I guess the US grunts still do their "no1 gets left behind" BS...

Battlefield has Singleplayer? You mean bot matches right? No? Waste of resources then. The return of the Commander should ensure the maps have some tactical advantages this time. Punching dogs is a step up from stabbing rats I gusss.

I like the whole "You're a dog? Well fuck that! I'm a mutha fuckin soldier!" Hehe, thinking dogs can sell a game.
Aside from that, I want to see more open maps other than an aircraft carrier to be convinced of the Single Player mode. Please bring back Bad Company!

DICE and EA, NO ONE PLAYS BATTLEFIELD FOR IT'S SINGLE PLAYER!

Ahem, I don't think anyone gives a rats ass. If and when I get BF4, I will not even look at the singleplayer.

Ishigami:

DVS BSTrD:
So am I really gunna be the first one to point out that the black guy is throwing an apple to a pigmy woman at 1:25. Seriously she was like one forth his size!

Perspective! How the fuck does it work?

Other than that I guess the US grunts still do their "no1 gets left behind" BS...

Well to be fair, no one gets left behind is true of the Marine Corps in real life. It shouldn't even be a question that they need to try and get their buddies out. But hey, forced tension is the best right?

Single Shot:
So, does anyone else remember that game with the fairly realistic story, good teamwork with incentives, a variety of maps and weapons where none were too overpowered, and a series of worth wile DLC expansions that added new features, new maps, new factions, and new objectives.... I think they called it Battlefield 2, or was it 1942.

I'm sorry, what are you even talking about?

Ishigami:

DVS BSTrD:
So am I really gunna be the first one to point out that the black guy is throwing an apple to a pigmy woman at 1:25. Seriously she was like one forth his size!

Perspective! How the fuck does it work?

Other than that I guess the US grunts still do their "no1 gets left behind" BS...

I'm not sure what you're trying say there.
Honestly, I can tell she's a little further way than he is but that apple is almost the size of her head WHEN she catches it.

DVS BSTrD:

Ishigami:

DVS BSTrD:
So am I really gunna be the first one to point out that the black guy is throwing an apple to a pigmy woman at 1:25. Seriously she was like one forth his size!

Perspective! How the fuck does it work?

Other than that I guess the US grunts still do their "no1 gets left behind" BS...

I'm not sure what you're trying say there.
Honestly, I can tell she's a little further way than he is but that apple is almost the size of her head WHEN she catches it.

I'm fairly certain that that's supposed to be a child.

Anyway, yeah I'm kind of sad that Battlefield is trying so hard to beat Call of Duty, by being exactly like it. The main reason I play Battlefield is for the multiplayer, I only play the single player because it's a good way to warm up to the game. I wouldn't mind one bit if they took it out. Or brought Bad Company back.

DVS BSTrD:

Ishigami:

DVS BSTrD:
So am I really gunna be the first one to point out that the black guy is throwing an apple to a pigmy woman at 1:25. Seriously she was like one forth his size!

Perspective! How the fuck does it work?

Other than that I guess the US grunts still do their "no1 gets left behind" BS...

I'm not sure what you're trying say there.
Honestly, I can tell she's a little further way than he is but that apple is almost the size of her head WHEN she catches it.

...Woman? Are you serious that's like an 10 year old little girl, and apples can get pretty damn big.
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fat american:
I'm fairly certain that that's supposed to be a child.

oggebogge91:
...Woman? Are you serious that's like an 10 year old little girl, and apples can get pretty damn big.
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Then why does she have the proportions of a Barbie Doll?
And the apple was not THAT big in his hand.

TheSapphireKnight:
It looks amazing in terms of graphics and sound, but oh man to it look terrible in terms of everything else. I love BF but ugh, it looks like Ace Combat but taking itself way waaaaay too seriously.

Which Ace Combat are we talkin here? The good ones, or Assault Horizon?

fix-the-spade:

Single Shot:
I think they called it Battlefield 2, or was it 1942.

No, they called it 2142 and the pods are-a-dropping!

Eh, I wasn't into the whole sci-fi feel of 2142. A great game in terms of gameplay but it just wasn't for me.

the doom cannon:

Single Shot:
So, does anyone else remember that game with the fairly realistic story, good teamwork with incentives, a variety of maps and weapons where none were too overpowered, and a series of worth wile DLC expansions that added new features, new maps, new factions, and new objectives.... I think they called it Battlefield 2, or was it 1942.

I'm sorry, what are you even talking about?

Let me explain in short words for you.

I was using a sarcastic question to point out how far the Battlefield series had come from its roots, and how those series origins were better than whatever skin mask it's wearing this year in it's attempt to look like CoD.

Welp, bonus points for hitting about every single jingo'istic cliche out there?

Honestly guys, you're just embarrassing yourself at this point.

CriticalMiss:
Wait, didn't they say the game wouldn't have female soldiers because reasons? And yet...there is a female soldier. Right there in the trailer.

They specifically said "female soldiers in multiplayer"

Real subtle, DICE. Your bias is starting to show. Or is this their apology to the BF fans for ripping off MW2 and Black Ops in BF3?

To me this reeks of insecurity. COD doesn't make commercials attempting to take the piss of out of BF. Almost as though COD is so cocksure in what it's doing that it feels it doesn't even need to acknowledge BF. On the other hand, we had Bad Company 2 making fun of "special forces guys with heartbeat sensors on their guns," and then racing on ATVs cuz "snow mobiles are for pussies."

I stopped with the series after Bad Company 2, so I don't know what they did to mock COD in BF3, but here we have it again with the dog. Has anyone heard of "The Pepsi Challenge?" For those that haven't, it's the Pepsi-Cola company saying:

"Blind taste test our product against coco cola and you'll find that you like ours better."

Has anyone ever heard of "The Coca Cola challenge?" You know, the one where coke says:

"try out product and you'll see that we're better than pepsi?

No? You know why that is? Because "the coca cola challenge" is not a real thing. Because Coca Cola doesn't bother acknowledging the competition. They don't have to.

It says a lot that BF's marketing is "Look at us make fun of COD" as opposed to "This is why you would want to play BF."

JaceArveduin:

TheSapphireKnight:
It looks amazing in terms of graphics and sound, but oh man to it look terrible in terms of everything else. I love BF but ugh, it looks like Ace Combat but taking itself way waaaaay too seriously.

Which Ace Combat are we talkin here? The good ones, or Assault Horizon?

I never played Assault Horizon, I enjoyed previous Ace Combat games and I didn't mind the melodrama. It was just silly and fun. BF4 looks like it is trying to have a "serious business" story that ends up being cliched and boring, rather than embracing the silliness like BC1 or Ace Combat.

Who knows though, maybe Project Aces truly believes they are writing personal war stories, but either way I can enjoy that much more than the "realistic"(lolololol) BF campaigns. I've always felt like BF campaigns either had to be just fun ala BC1 or they need to focus on a cast of characters that are part of a larger conflict without looking too hard at way the US and Russia/China would be fighting.

I thought the dog-punching thing was kinda funny.

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