Aw man, that’s a shame, because i love Ardennes Forest, and you rarely get it because it’s the map after the one with the palace/chateau. I think. There’s also a ruined castle in at least one of the italian maps, and For Attention Of Fortress in the desert is a decent fortification.
Like all previous battlefields, it’s possible for a map to get deadlocked with one team dominating the other, which is frustrating but certainly nothing new.
Unlike BF4 being a medic is worth a damn (but not the easy mode of BF3, where the cooldown is like 10-12 seconds), but i hear there are other classes that some people like to play. Having a full squad makes it much easier to have an impact and it feels like (though i only play 1 class so i can’t be sure) that the roles are more defined and you need balance to make things work, which i think had diminished somewhat in BF4 (fuck you shitty ass revive mechanic and every class having DMRs).
DLC is a bit mixed, some very solid maps, some that are almost Krait-bad (but we won’t start on battlefront 2, because we simply don’t have the time). The newer game modes seem to have been very flash in the pan and servers are often empty, but the Operations are where it’s at and they seem to get populated based on whatever the weekly/fortnightly challenge is. The DLC (I think it’s the DLC?) does get you a few odds and ends like the Assault Tank (clearly the best tank). We’ve had a few rounds that rival a good battle in PVP; holding an enemy on the first point for three rounds (two zeppellins) in the rubble that started as a church an hour ago, holding the church ruins on that map where i like holding the church ruins at B but A always drops instantly (I don’t remember map names well).
It’s battlefield; it’ll be frustrating, sometimes rage-inducing, and demonstrate all it’s flaws given time, but that’s the same with ALL the battlefields, it’s just got slicker movement and looks prettier. And better squadplay than BF4, imho.