I played today and realised how cheated I feel by this game. They could've told me that they had only 3 assault rifles, 2 PDW's, 1 sniper rifle, and 2 battle rifles. If I knew at the time I bought it, that there would only be 6 playable weapons in the game, I sure wouldn't have proceeded buying it. Other than that there are 2 playable gamemodes.
I thought they would fix things for this release but it seems like the critique went into one ear and out through the other one. Yes, the netcode is better but not better than BF4's. DICE has pretty much fixed BF4 and I wish that I could say the same thing about Visceral, but no. What did they even think making the guns other than the good ones so bad? In BF4 it was hard to play with a bad gun when the weapons were inbalanced but in Hardline it's almost-, if not impossible. I know there's a patch coming up, but from what I've heard that's not going to nerf all the guns but will focus on the K10. If they want a faster time to kill I understand but then all they have to do is buff every other gun and it will be alright.
For example I was playing a bit with the HCAR which has a RPM of only 450, it has a very high kick and is extremely hard to handle, still it doesn't deal that much damage, at 50 metres it only does 24 damage, which means that it'll take 5 bullets to kill someone only 50 metres away. To me this just isn't fair, I love high-kick weapons as long as they do the damage they're supposed to. Look at the G3A3 in BF3, it did enormous amounts of damage while being hard handled, not OP, but in Hardline I see no point in discovering and mastering hard to handle weapons as they're not worth it. The SCAR-H fires faster than the HCAR, reloads faster, has less recoil but worst of all they do the same damage, they have the same exact damage module, *clap, clap, clap* good work Visceral.
Even though this is on Visceral, the ones that I feel cheated on the most by is the commentators like XFactor, Levelcap, Matimi0, as they're supposed to be the gateway between the community and the devs. In stead they have been promoting this game which I can't find a reason to do.
And with that said my little rant is over. Feel free to contribute to the hate, and let's get Visceral to fix this game (as I do think it has A LOT of potential).
"Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it" - Edmund Burke