The single-player and co-op campaign in Battlefield Hardline is stealth-focused, according to the various news outlets that were given hands-on time with the game. With Battlefield 4 launching in a disastrously buggy state, EA has a lot to prove with Battlefield Hardline. Previous Battlefield games tended to revolve around destruction and large multiplayer battles, but Hardline takes a notably different route that has you play as an officer instead of a soldier and in a gameplay setting very reminiscent of Far Cry. MUST READ: Battlefield 4 Ruined Our Trust; Battlefield Hardline Wants it Back A major tool you have at your disposal is a scanner that marks enemies and allows you to plan your actions, be it taking them down silently from behind or using a more direct approach. You can even throw coins as a bait or diversion in order to fool enemies, and pull out your badge in certain situations to have them disarm themselves. While not perfect, the enemies are not completely stupid and have an alertness meter that indicates how close you are to them -- just like in Far Cry. Another highlight of Battlefield Hardline’s campaign is a “last known position” feature in which enemies head over to where they believe you are or were last seen, allowing you to flank or evade them. It’s a nifty feature that was popularized by Splinter Cell Conviction and Blacklist. ALSO READ: Pro-Players Helped Shape CoD Advanced Warfare for eSports While not everyone is a fan of stealth-like games, it’s good to see the Battlefield series trying something different from the usual explosion-heavy campaigns we see in just about first person shooter, with the recent Call of Duty games being prime examples. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, 2015 on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. What do you think about its gameplay direction?
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