Before the accusations start rolling in (because I know they will), I have not played Battlefield 4 (I don't really care much for shooters); however, I have been reading about the game on NeoGAF, Reddit, and /v/ among others, and the general consensus is that EA and DICE dropped the ball completely.
From what I gather, the game is unstable, doesn't run without crashing, has a plethora of bugs and glitches that either have not been acknowledged, or have not been given a projected timeline for getting addressed, or are worse after getting addressed, with more cropping up every day. The netcode seems to be unstable, the multiplayer seems to be awful, the single player campaign we know sucks, and in spite of all of this, EA is pushing DLC for the game some how.
With all of these player impressions, and news like Polygon dropping the score of the game to 4/10 because of its continuing issues, makes me wonder: is the game really that bad?
I want to know what System Wars thinks here: did EA and DICE really fuck it up that bad? Did they really devalue what might have been the best brand to go up against Call of Duty with a rushed, broken release?