Battlefield V: War Stories hands-on preview

The Second World War is a scenario very used in video games. Call of Duty, Wolfenstein and Medal of Honor are just some of the franchises that have shamelessly delivered an innumerable amount of games based on that time. Battlefield has also taken advantage of the WWII formula in the past, so when DICE announced that the next game would take place during that time, our enthusiasm for the game dropped drastically.

That changed after playing Battlefield V: War Stories.

The Many Faces of War

Battleground V: War Stories approaches the setting of World War II in a way that makes it feel fresh. It highlights the forgotten stories of people from different corners of the world and shows how they are having an impact on the war.

Instead of an all-encompassing campaign, War Stories adopts a new format with four separate units. player stories: Nordlys, Tirailleur, Under No Flag and The Last Tiger. Like the stories in [CampodebatallaIV each follows a different survivor caught in the heart of the war.

Joining the resistance

We spend most of our time with Nordlys. Taking place in Rjukan, Norway, in the spring of 1943, the country has fallen to the Nazis. You will play as the daughter of a captured scientist who rebelled against the German army after discovering that the heavy water produced at the plant where he works is being used to create nuclear weapons. You will have to infiltrate a base and rescue it, destroy the electrical substations that feed the plant and stop shipments before they can reach their destination.

Approaching the outposts and using your AR to shoot down soldiers never loses his excitement

There is no doubt that this story has a dark tone, but that does not stop the game from being incredibly fun. You will use a combination of stealth and Rambo style infiltration to get through the campaign. Sneaking into outposts and shooting down soldiers never loses his excitement. But recklessness is not the key to success, because if you make too much fuss, they will be called reinforcements, turning the fight into a bloody mess that you are unlikely to win.

Even raffling the map exceeded our expectations. At Nordlys, you will use a pair of skis to travel from one target to another. They are not reserved for the designated sections, but they can be extracted and saved at any time. Each chapter of its history encourages its use. The maps are tilted, the missions start at the highest point and end at the lowest point. It is wonderful to take out the skis and accelerate downhill. You can even defeat the enemies by slipping and throwing knives. As amazing as seeing the skis used as a tool in a battlefield game, they really complement the game.

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On a mission where you have the task of knocking down several reconnaissance The busy stitches, skis are your main method of travel. You will use them to reach three targets on the map: Village, Docklands and Depot, to sabotage any means of transporting heavy water. Sliding down the snowy hills is a lot of fun, sometimes too much fun. We have skied happily past one of the targets and had to climb all the way back. We also almost killed each other skiing cleaning off a cliff.

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Conclusion

There is a lot of potential in Battlefield V: War Stories. It is an introspective look at the lives of people who are outside the tropes that we usually see in the fiction of World War II. Nordlys was the highlight of our preview, providing an exciting story of desperate and brave resistance to an unconventional location.

Finding high ground and using binoculars to explore enemy territory before sneaking into a hangar had no inspiration.

Not all History is as unique, however. Under No Flag, we played only part of, more like the standard FPS campaign rate. Find elevated terrain and use binoculars to explore enemy territory before sneaking into an uninspired hangar, although the mission may add a unique touch later.

Our first impression of War Stories is positive. The time we spent with the preview is exciting to experience the completed campaign. With stories like Tirailleur presenting a Senegalese French colonial force and The Last Tiger that follows a German tank crew that begins to question their role in the war, it seems that DICE is making a real effort to include war stories that can resonate in all, even players outside the traditional shooter's demographic.

It's a new turn in World War II that we can delay, and one that seems even more relevant in light of the decision of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 To get rid of the campaign of a single player Campaigns are rarely the focus of modern shooters, but they can still add a unique touch.