I remember how hyped everyone and their grandmother was for BF3, it was heralded as the second coming of Jesus Christ. The trailers were fantastic and the graphics were incredible, they still look good to this day. Then it launched and everyone was disappointed. It's kind of puzzling how i see it way up high in top best Battlefield games these days wen i seriously remember it being a big dud. Apart from the original, Vietnam, Battlefield 2 and Bad Company 2, i can't recall a BF title that wasn't slammed by fans at release.
I'm not a fan because i don't play multiplayer anymore, but i'm seeing a pattern.
Battlefield 3 was great, i don't even remember its launch issues. Whereas Battlefield 4 was a broken pos at launch. Battlefield 1 and V were just bad games all around.
People are most likely referring to the current state of V vs 2042.