Hardcore isn't ALWAYS better ya know
yes it is, it really realy is.
Change can be good sometimes. We should wait and find out if that is the case considering no one has played it yet.
to me it's a fact, that when developers care for a hardcore experience they ALWAYS end up making a solid game, it's when a developer say the dreaded "accessible" that you end up with a glitchy,buggy, very often broken game that just doesn't work.
case in point Battlefield Bad Company 1 and Bad Company 2, to me, bad comany 1 was one of the most solidly built games ever made this gen, consistent, NEVER laged, and ALWAYS worked. Bad Company 2, however was HIGHLY inconsistent, laged, and was very broken on more occasions than I'd care to remember, I knifed a guy 2 times!!! and HE killed me >:[ that never happened in bad company 1 EVER.
maybe not a fact, but it always seem to be that way, but what do i know. I stilled ended up liking BC2 just as much as I did the first, just with 100 times more frustration :/