I loved playing Star Wars Battlefront 2 back in the day. It was such a great game for it’s time. From the ground battles, to playing as heroes, to space battles where you can land your ship on an enemy cruiser and sabotage it from within. It was such fun! It tried to do a lot, giving amazing value and memories.
I finally got a chance to play Battlefront EA recently with a friend and we had a blast. We played for probably five hours straight and it seemed like only one went by. The graphics are the best I’ve seen in a game. As I played sometimes I would stop to look around on a map. I couldn’t believe how perfect Hoth and Endor looked. It was all so authentic, like a waking childhood dream. If you gave me this game when I was 9 years old, I wouldn’t leave the house for days. Visually, Battlefront is a masterpiece.
The sound was also well done. The blasters shots, the walker sounds, the snub fighter cockpits, grenade explosions – it was the most immersive Star Wars experience outside of seeing a movie. The voice acting was poor, but easily overlooked during combat with all the visual action, explosions and other sound effects.
We only played the tutorial, hero battle and survival missions. From what I saw, the game looked great, especially for a Star Wars fan. Is it worth the purchase however? I’m not sure, that’s a subjective call. I probably won’t be buying it because my PC is on the older side and if I’m going to spend my free time doing Star Wars stuff, I have lots of Imperial Assault figures and Armada fighters to paint!
Still, I am interested in Battlefront and was waiting for some reviews to come out on the net. Many of them have been praising the graphics, but saying the gameplay is a little light for the price point. I’m a fan of Angry Joe’s entertaining reviews, and he just released his yesterday. Sadly, he’s not a fan of Battlefront. Did EA drop the ball?