Haven't played , but the common complaint I am hearing is the driving and flying mechanics are still very crappy
I'll still play the beta, but my decision to buy or wait is probably going to be made this weekend
fwiw, I enjoy the driving and motorcycle riding immensely, though I'll reiterate most folks will need to adjust the driving sensitivity down (either kb/mouse, or perhaps controllers have same option) to have a more precise driving experience. Don't use the default settings for driving or you'll just slide all over the road, which is amusing of course.
I don't think the game's trying to be a vehicle simulation, and I think a lot of official-forum folks are basically whining that it doesn't handle like, I dunno, Need for Speed? I agree it would be more realistic if vehicles flipped over more realistically (they magically stay upright almost always), or blew up perhaps more quickly from damage, or if you couldn't drive them up and down near vertical inclines. But would being more realistic be any more fun? I dunno.
I do find the aircraft controls frustrating (I simply can't do it on kb/mouse, just nose drive and crash every time). I can pilot the helicopter enough to sloppily get from point A to point B, but don't much enjoy it. My Danish pal Topper seems far more adept at the aerial stuff.
Parachuting is great fun and almost makes the game for me.
I do think Ubi speaks out both sides of its mouth marketing wise. Like the betas are constantly prompting us to buy the full game. And then when people complain in the forums about the game, it's "the beta's just a small part of the game, don't rush to judgement on it." Well, ubi's rushing people to judgement to buy the game, right?
$59.99 ain't pocket change, I totally understand wanting to wait and see. I guess I just knee jerk reacted positively to the fun I had in open beta for a few hours.
Generally I've had fun and am eager to play with a full squad, though I've not yet had the courage to join a PUG in this.
P.S. I hope to put some time on PC tonight, maybe 9 pm EST or so.