Video: Battlefield Hardline's image problem
You have the right to remain violent.
Battlefield Hardline has come under fire before (ha ha guns) for being a 'wacky' militarised police game, scheduled for release at a time when tensions with the police are particularly strained stateside.
EA has stressed that it's purely coincidental, but that doesn't change the fact that Hardline has a serious image problem. I decided to have a look at exactly what it is that makes Hardline such a problematic release.