So what is it about BF2142 that makes it come across as lame? Why isn't more popular. It seems like it would have been a slamdunk - I mean, after all, it has mechs! So, where did DICE go wrong? I can't help but wonder - would it be possible to create a mod that makes the game more fun? I'll admit that I never cared for the game much. I mostly use it to mess around with the AI and for First Strike. I have been thinking about what needs to happen to make BF2142 more fun.
The first thing that I think needs to be fixed are the mechs. They are too weak with very little variations. I understand that DICE did that on purpose to balance the game, so it would not become a 'mech' centered game. After the novelty has worn off, they come across as being lame. They need to be beefed up with better weapons.
The second thing is to remove or limit EMP weapons. It's just too powerful and overused.
The Third thing is jets - Why are there no jets in the future? That's is just crazy? The mod needs jets.
CF2142 seemed to be going in the right direction, but that mod died and it has many AI issues with the few maps that have AI support.
Any other thoughts? Why do you think BF2142 was not a blockbuster hit like BF2?