Does EA’s Battlefront Get a Pass?

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.

Playing Battlefront. Who needs a Targeting Computer?
Playing Battlefront. Who needs a Targeting Computer?

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?







2 thoughts on “Does EA’s Battlefront Get a Pass?”

  1. I didn’t had the chance to play a lot but played enough to show my appreciation to the game. Yes, it’s light on content. However, it oozes Star Wars. My sons are addicted. They keep playing the Hero Tag mode where you become the hero if you kill the hero and he’s having a blast. I wish they really developed the space battles a lot more as I am having a lot of fun with the ship battles. So I would rate the game an 8 out of 10. If it was not star wars, 6 max. It’s an average game who simply got the Star Wars in it right. To any star wars fan, it’s a treat. But it may not keep your interest for long if they don’t add content quickly. Thankfully, tomorrow, we will have the battle of Jakku!

    1. I think you summed it up perfectly Vuud. Star Wars fans will be more forgiving. Personally, I’m grateful for the renditions of Hoth, Endor and Tatoonie.

      Angry Joe’s review does bring up that this game *could have been so much more* and seems to be a money grab by EA with the yearly subscription and dlc formula.

      I can’t help but picture the Emperor cackling on his throne, stroking a battlefront game saying, “you want this…”

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