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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Utterly disappointing, a 60 dollar demo

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    maltesecrusher21
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    Star Wars Battlefront is probably the most disappointing Star Wars title released since the prequel trilogy. There's no way I can put enough quotation marks around the word "game," so I won't even try. Without online access, the game feels like a demo, with the only options for play comprising the tutorial missions and 3 uninspired FPS modes that can be played on a grand total of four maps. Even with access to the multiplayer features, the game falls short of feeling like a full product. There is nothing resembling a campaign or story mode, and most of the various multiplayer modes lack innovation and variety. Vehicle choices are severely limited and their controls overly simplistic. Once again, only four maps exist for the larger battle modes, with twice as many smaller maps offered for game sessions under 20 players (but only in specific types of gameplay). The "space" battles are relegated to the atmospheres of the same four map choices offered in the larger game types, and flying feels repetitive and mechanical thanks to maneuverability being governed by cooldown timers. With flying missions being only offered in one style of combat, this game is essentially just another FPS shooter, yet the range of personal combat styles and weapon choices is laughable narrow. A total of eleven weapons currently exist, all of them blasters of some sort, so they don't feel very unique. Instead of classes, players are allowed to select 3 cooldown powers, yet it seems that these are unbalanced and most people consistently choose the same "star cars" over and over. Playing as a hero unit in a multiplayer match seems to be a random occurance for a lucky few, and they are so overpowered that once one player becomes a hero, it is not likely that another person will get their turn any time soon in the match, and that's assuming the hero eventually dies. I've seen repeated matches where one player was able to survive as their hero character for nearly the entire mission. Vehicles in land battles also are gained by luck it would seem, accessed by finding power ups randomly dispersed throughout the map. I must reiterate that choices are limited; you have the option of the AT-ST as the empire, or nothing at all as the Rebels. There are also fighters available for the land battles, but they are ultimately useless due to their speed and inability to lock on to grounded targets. Spawning is poorly designed, and results in some pretty hilarious moments, such as being dropped into a group of hostile players who immediately pummel you to death. Coordination with teammates doesn't seem to be an offered feature of this game, so really, it never feels all that important to stay alive. After the initial hour of play, I felt absolutely apathetic about winning or losing, and after three hours, the game had mindlessly repetitive and exhaustingly boring. The good news is that the developer's will be releasing loads of DLC in the near future, which possibly might address most of the grievances listed here. The bad news is these will probably come in 30 dollar installments (and I think they have 4 planned so far) so try not to get upset about paying these guys a hundred bucks extra just to finish the game you already bought and now can't return. Despite being one of the best-looking games I have ever played, this incarnation of Battlefront lacks a tenth of the appeal that the originals had, and feels like a lazy cash grab based solely on the idea that the Star Wars label can sell anything, even garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stuck on the fence?

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    BCrav
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    Allow me to introduce you to Stan, Michelle and Zane, three very different gamers. After spending multiple hours playing Battlefront, they have differing opinions about Battlefront for a diverse set of reasons. Which one can you most relate to? Meet Stan. Stan is a hard-working guy who is totally focused on providing for his wife and two kids. Gaming used to be Stan's main hobby, but as his career and family has grown his gaming time has dwindled to a few limited hours per week (if he's lucky). Stan is also a massive Star Wars fan, never passing up the chance to watch one of the movies with his kids (who are also major fans) or to talk about the lore with his co-workers. When he first saw Battlefront's commercial a few months ago, he immediately became ecstatic about playing in his favorite Star Wars battles like in many of the older Star Wars games he remembers fondly. After picking up an X1 and getting started in Battlefront, Stan can't stop playing Battlefront when he does get his precious game time. He appreciates how easy it is to pick up the game and play. When Stan tried some of the popular shooters in recent years, he quickly grew overwhelmed at the various weapon perks, progression paths, challenges, etc., and loves that it has all been streamlined in Battlefront to be a simple list of unlockable weapons, in-game Star Cards and basic appearance options. One of his favorite things about Battlefront is that it's so easy to grasp he can play with his kids -- giving him a few extra hours each week to play his favorite mode, Walker Assault. There's no question in Stan's mind he made a great and fun investment. He and his family will be enjoying Battlefront for the foreseeable future. Meet Michelle. Michelle is an unashamed gamer, spending multiple hours each week on her PS4 in addition to other hobbies and her day job. While Michelle's game library consists of a variety of genres, she is no stranger to Shooters and regularly enjoys a decent KDR in Battlefield and Call of Duty. Being someone who grew up on Star Wars, she instantly remembered her fun early gaming days of Battlefront I&II on PS2 when she first read about DICE developing a Battlefront re-boot. She was excited, yet cautiously reserved, knowing the recent rocky trend of Shooters being Multiplayer-only focused with developers awkwardly balancing a $60 game with Season Passes/DLC. Still, she played the Battlefront Beta and was pleased with the simple gameplay. So pleased, she pre-ordered and continued to enjoy the full game upon release. While Michelle is comfortable with and can get wrapped up in the deep progression and customization of Shooters like Destiny and Call of Duty, 2014-2015's constant release of Shooters makes her find Battlefront's barebones approach very refreshing. She appreciates the arcade-like feel, and her past experience with Shooters made her quickly excel among other players online. Still, after a few hours she has a few concerns. Michelle doesn't like how there are only a few maps in the biggest modes, Supremacy and Walker Assault, despite there being 12 maps advertised and only more accessible on the smaller game modes. In addition, though she found several of the smaller modes like the Domination-esque Drop Zone and Heroes vs. Villains to be a blast, some of the other modes felt like tacked on derivatives with not much depth. Despite her concerns over the content being light compared to other recent Shooter releases, Michelle has no doubt she'll put 30-40 hours into Battlefront easily, even if it doesn't end up as her favorite Shooter of 2015. Meet Zane. Zane's only hobby is competitive gaming. He owns a PS4, X1 and a gaming PC that he frequently enjoys playing Counter Strike and Battlefield on. He has been in a competitive clan for a number of years that regularly practices multiple days (if not everyday) each week. Zane likes Star Wars, but isn't a major fan. He remembers loving the original Battlefront games, and upon seeing DICE's gameplay progress on the game, Zane instantly became skeptical. He felt it looked way too accessible, and he was very angry that DICE would alienate Single Player gamers by not including a complete Single-Player campaign. When the Beta came around, he only played a few hours before writing it off. There wasn't enough progression. There wasn't any deep way to customize your loadout, and Zane hated that if your blaster overheats you don't have a true Secondary to use in tight situations. Have I mentioned he felt he died too easily? Zane admits a skill gap is present, but it's not as precise or competitive as CoD or CS. When Battlefront released, he borrowed a copy from a friend and felt the same way. Engagements felt the same. Zane felt DICE really screwed the pooch on the amount of maps for the bigger modes. He was very happy to get back to his clanmates and wrecking kids in Black Ops 3, never looking back at Battlefront. ----- I hope you enjoyed my review and felt one of the above gamers were ones you could relate to in a way that shares your feelings on the game or will help in your decision to buy or not buy Battlefront. DICE built a multiplayer game that is designed to appeal to everyone, being as accessible as possible. By nature it will put off highly competitive, "hardcore" gamers. My review focuses on MP as I have not played any Survival Missions yet. Will update this when I get a chance to do so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multiplayer Star Wars Goodness!

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    doc8998
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    I'm not a huge multiplayer gamer. I often buy multiplayer games, mostly for campaign and solo play, but as an older gamer who has watched the "genesis" of multiplayer "evolve" from a day where people once ended matches with "good game all" to the current state where anonymity behind a monitor lends itself to tantrums, curses, and blatant accusations; I've all but given up on playing with strangers. In fact, when Battlefront was first promoted heavily over the summer, I turned to my wife and said "there's one game you don't have to worry about me wanting". (I have a video game addiction lol). As it turned out, while I recover from surgery, my sister sent me a game I already had, so we took it back to Best Buy to exchange. In the meantime, reviews of SWB had come in and had given me enough curiosity that I figured the exchange, even if I disliked SWB, would be worth a chance. I'm here to tell you that SWB is EXCELLENT. My disdain for the online "experts" barking orders or issuing insults was allayed by SWB simply not having any sort of in-game communications- no voice, no text. My other fear- as a PC Gamer, as well, is the First person shooting aspect. While playing FPS against AI is never an issue, I've always been of the mind that a mouse is better than a game pad. SWB offers a not heavily advertised 3rd person view; switching to this not only offered me a more familiar control scheme on console, but also offers a better view of the battlefield. The game offers a ton of game modes, in both the single player (or co-op with a friend) and multiplayer sides of the game. It is important to note there is no campaign to play, if that's a selling point to you. Between troop fighting, aerial combat, and even controlling one of six heroes (3 each side- Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, or Princess Leia) there's lots of fun ways to enjoy the huge battles on familiar planets like Hoth, Endor, or Tatooine. It's also important to note that with Star Wars at fever pitch with the new movie, EA has opted to not include anything from Force Awakens, and has stated they will not in any future DLC. The closest you'll get is a battle that takes place between Return of the Jedi & Force Awakens. (This DLC "Battle of Jakku" is free to all owners of SWB- future DLC will require purchase). All sound effects, music, and visuals are direct from the movies- and all are PERFECT. As someone who normally loathes multiplayer-centric games, SWB has ended my sabbatical. Can be played when you have 20minutes to kill or want to fill an afternoon. There's lots of nuance and patience that needs to be learned before you'll see your name at the top of the leaderboards, but when that begins to happen, it will bring a smile to your face. In fact, SWB has hit the nail on the head so perfectly, I found myself doing something else I normally don't do... Buying the season pass (also available at Best Buy!) so my game will continue on into 2017.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I don't recommend for local play

    Posted
    SaulyGood23
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    I was ecstatic about preordering and buying this game. It has lost the spirit of Battlefront 1 & 2, which were two of my favorites all-time. No campaigns in this version. No story. The real kicker was that (let's be real) the most exciting part about playing this game was to fly the Millennium Falcon either playing by myself or with my nephew at my house, who doesn't own a PS4. You can't do that. Slave 1, Boba Fett's ship, was exciting too. Haven't even seen either one in play. You HAVE to be willing to only play online, with a paid PlayStation Plus membership, to even access these features. You can't even do dogfights or aerial battles outside the dirt-simple, single-difficulty training mode unless...you guessed it...you have a paid membership and are willing to play online multiplayer. Honestly, 80% of this game is unavailable to you if you don't want to play online. I miss the days of mastering battlegrounds, ground tactics, space battles, and campaigns just by myself or with a good friend. If you want to play online, more power to you. I have no beef with the membership - PS+ does have some good perks when I had it - but based on other reviews on EA's sites, I am definitely not alone when it comes to just simply liking to play the computer or against one friend in splitscreen. My nephew and I were really looking forward to playing this game together, but I personally would rather spend my money on other things than a PS+ membership. I really don't appreciate how limited the value of this game is if you prefer to game solo or locally. Multiple friends of mine have decided not to buy this game because online gaming just isn't how they play. Just wanted people to know this before shelling out!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just because you pour syrup on something...

    Posted
    Chad

    ...doesnt make it pancakes. What I mean by that is just because it's Star Wars, doesn't mean its good. This is a horrible game. Once the nostalgia of Star Wars wears off, the flaws of the game are apparent. The weapons are junk. They all have the same range and accuracy, despite the different ratings. Only difference is rate of fire and mobility based on size of weapon. And it's much better, more accurate and more lethal to hip fire than it is to aim down the sights. The game modes are terrible. Only fun ones are Fighter Squadron, where you can fly they iconic air ships in huge fights in the sky, and Heroes vs Villains where it's 6v6 and 3 players on each side get to be Luke, Leia or Han for heroes or Vader, Emperor or Boba Fett for villains. TDM is disappointing because you can't use any of the heroes or villains, or fly any of the ships. If you want to play a team deathmatch style game mode and use heroes, villains, ships and AT-ATs you have to play Supremacy, a giant 20v20 capture the point game that is huge and you could be running to a capture point on the other side of the map, going away from the battles, only to have someone randomly spawn in front or behind you and kill you. The maps are beautiful as far as aesthetics go, but for a FPS, they just don't work. The sound effects are authentic and great. Blasters, lightsabers, all of it sounds like the movie, which is the only good thing i can say about it. If you like the Battlefield games, you'll probably like this, because it's battlefield 4.5 dressed up as star wars. If you want a good game, go buy Fallout 4. If you want a good FPS, go buy Black Ops 3 (decent) or Rainbow Six Siege (really good FPS). Hope this helps you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    Posted
    Bestbuyer129
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    I loved the first two Star Wars Battlefronts on the PS2. I had high expectations for this game. Unfortunately they were not met. The graphics and sound are beautiful. The gameplay, not so much. To start, there is no single player story mode. There are only 4 maps to play on and you can choose between survival mode or deathmatch against the AI. I found the tutorial more fun than either. In my opinion the MAPs for both are extremely small, especially the deathmatch (kill 100 AI and collect their tokens to win). The game was made for online multiplayer. There are more game options (CTF, deathmatch, Domination, dogfighting, etc) for multiplayer and the 20vs20 seems to play without lag or hiccups (for now). Some of the MAPs seem a little larger for some of the games but still overall small, or at least smaller than what I can remember for the original Battlefronts. You can only go in vehicles if you get the power ups. You are not able to just grab a speeder bike or xwing and fly off, so much less vehicle interaction as well. You do get to play as the heroes or villains like in the originals. I think the biggest insult to the consumer is that you only get 4 maps to start but they are already saying that if you buy the season pass you can get the 4 expansion packs they are planning on releasing. So basically for $60 you get 4 MAPs and then for another $50+ they will allow you to play on more, which should already be included in the game like the original Battlefronts. The only thing that will keep me playing for another week or two is to level up my Rank (which you can only do online) and unlock all the extra customizations (guns, accessories, etc). After that, I'm not sure it holds much replay value (like original Battlefronts). My recommendation to those of you who where fans of the original is to rent the game or buy it used so you can return it after a week or so. Don't pay the full price as you will be disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Battlefront for (Most)

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    AppleMom
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    Star Wars Battlefront is an icon amongst gaming history. Not only does it combine the shoot em' up action of Call of Duty with the feel and looks of Star Wars, it immerses fans in a place where they can truly live to see the Saga unfold, right in their own living room. So, when Disney announced Battlefront would return, my heart just leaped for joy, But, when I got the game, my expectations were only half filed. The game's main issue is the lack of a single player campaign. No, those Modern Warfare 2 Operations style missions don't count. I was hoping that players could get a chance to play in fights in between the movies, maybe even add some new stories to the new canon. But, that didn't happen. EA, please, stop acting like its all about the money and give us a game that has EVERYTHING we need, not some expensive DLC that should have been included with the game in the first place. YouTube has proven that's all you care about. The graphics though, I mean WOW. These are literally the best graphics I have ever seen, especially on the PlayStation 4. It looks super real, it feels like you're in the Star Wars universe, and it just boggles my mind how good it looks. That alone is definitely worth the buy. In terms of multiplayer, it is still enjoyable, and I will admit that its better than Call of Duty's for the most part. But, I do wish there were more customization options, like maybe a player could customize the look of their Stormtrooper armor or something. Also, there's not much options on the Imperial side other than carbon copies of the Rebel's options with armor and no helmet. That and the aliens on the Rebel side have more than one standard look. Maybe that could be added in later. The controls are easy to use, and there are plenty of options. In my personal opinion, I would get Battlefront just for the multiplayer. There is no single player campaign, and I'm hoping EA learns that for Battlefront II's reboot. Its no redeemer like the Force Awakens, but it can still partly hold up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game for beginners at 1st person shooter

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    Chwo55
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    I've always been more of sports game type player and never been big on 1st person shooter type games. Since I'm not a total gamer and don't spend all my free hours playing video games, I hardly ever play online. The few times I played online with the ps3, I didn't stand a chance and lost games in record time. I bought the ps4 on impulse around Christmas time b/c what they were offering was really to good to pass up. After talking with a co-worker who is a gamer, he really likes this game. It was on sale in the playstation store for $23 so I decided to buy it over the weekend. It is very hard to me and frustrating b/c I have no clue with what I'm doing. But each day I play it, I am getting to understand how to play it better. This is a great 1st person shooter game for beginners like myself when playing online. The two multiplayer games I play online the most, you have about 20 people on your team. My best record to date was 4 kills & 18 deaths. lol I am ranked very low so I don't do much damage but I get points for playing and extra points for being on the winning team. So you can still raise your rank for sucking at the game and get points to buy bigger and better guns. You can also toggle from 1st to 3rd person while in play. Even though people complain about this game not having a campaign mode, that really doesn't bother me. They have enough different types of games you can play offline to entertain yourself or play with a friend on split screen. It is basically to train and perfect your skills. That way when you do play online, you are killing more than you are dying. Or when flying, you aren't killing yourself b/c you crashed. I kill myself a lot when flying and you don't get credit for a kill when you blow up a Walker doing a kamikaze. If you never played 1st person shooters like me and want to learn, I think this game is a perfect game to learn. I'm not sure I would pay $60 for the game but I don't like paying $60 for any game. This was a steal for me at $23.00

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't hold up to it's name sake.

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    Christine
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    For years the legacy of Star Wars Battlefront has been known to be a excellent choice for those wanting to jump into the classic movie battles and fight alongside iconic heroes. Ranging from grount battles, space battles, to galactic conquests. The second game even contained a campaign from the point of view of the 501st Legion. All excellent. Then this game comes along. The Good: This game looks great. It's visuals and sound are all top notch and are a perfect look and feel to the star wars universe. It feels smooth, and controls are all responsive and from a technical stand point, this is the battle front we are expecting. The Bad: This game fails where we need it to count. While there have been numverous patches and game mods added to address these issues, it does still stand that this game released with no real single player mode. There are small little survival or piloting mini games that can be played with 1-2 players. But no large scale battles like we've seen in previous installments. No story mode. No galactic conquest. No space battles. It's sad to see that the psp installment of battle front Elite Squadron has more content and depth to it then a triple A ps4 title. All in all, I bought this as a highly reduced price to mess around with a friend, and it serves it's purpose to me. If you want to spend majority of your time playing online in large multiplayer battles, then this will be a great buy for you. But for those wanting a new entry into a beloved series, this is a highly watered down version of what made the old games great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible game! Thumbs Up!

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    ParentNeedsGift
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    After logging 10-20 hours into this much-anticipated title, it lives up to all the expectations I had, plus more! The excitement and release date was perfectly timed with the holidays, and the release of Star Wars VII, so this will always have a lot going for it, among Star Wars Fans. We all loved past Star Wars titles, so now here is a highly evolved, PS4 (or Xbox One) style title for all the fans! EA did a great job! GAMEPLAY: I thought this was going to be another "call of duty" or "destiny", but the controls, powerups, ability to play different characters [and obvious Star Wars storyline] make it a completely unique gaming experience. I was also impressed greatly by the lush detail in all of the maps. The multiplayer online play is always a big draw, and I feel the maps and missions are very fairly balanced and tight. The score/ranking system is very fair as well (even though I hold the record for getting shot the most!) Even a mediocre-skilled gamer like myself can jump in the 40 player matches and feel like they are accomplishing something. To compare, ie: Destiny's complex weapons and rank/score system took [me] months to figure out. Star Wars Battlefront's system may not impress hardcore gamers, but it's a 1000x easier system, and I feel more accessible, clearer and sensible than many games I have played.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Core game is great, but don't buy the season pass

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    GMan
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    The court game is very good. It really is a fun and realistic game. However they will encourage you to buy the add-ons from the seasons pass. If you only stay with the core game, you'll likely be relatively satisfied although the number of maps is limited considering the original cost of the game. At this price it makes sense and totally worth it. When the game is working, it is a blast. However if you foolishly download the seasons pass, then every two or three months some glitch will appear and you can't play the game. You spent hours on the computer trying to find a workaround, then you'll have to call to find out what's wrong then you'll forget what the whole point was paying this much money for a game and not being able to play. They will periodically just suddenly lock you out of the game. I've never encountered such a difficult problem just to play a video game. As much fun as it is when it's working it is three times the pain to get it to work when they lock you out. You will understand when it happens and I encourage you to stay away. I can't believe how excited I was about playing this game when it first came out how many people encouraged by it… Then I realized that this company can't keep a game straight and functional to save their lives

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feels just like Star Wars!

    Posted
    David
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    I normally don't buy first person shooters...mostly because I'm not the best at them and it's frustrating to get killed with one shot 10 seconds after respawning. I'm also not a huge Star Wars fan...but this game feels different than a normal Call of Duty type game and the Star Wars theme helps bring that out: 1) The graphics are great and you really feel as if you're in these different worlds and playing the role of the rebels or the empire. 2) Sounds are great too...the lasers, the ships, the voices, the vehicles...all put you right there. 3) Gameplay...you don't normally die right away, usually you can dodge and run and heal up from gun fire...so for beginners this helps and it's less frustrating for low level players like me. There are enough trees, ice, buildings, rocks, corridors, etc. to hide in...so you can really sneak up on others...and keep yourself hidden enough to hunt others. While I've seen a lot of people trash it for not having a good single player mode or not enough missions...the multiplayer has quite a few different modes to switch things up and keep it interesting...especially if you play with friends online, it's a ton of fun! Never gets old to playing as Darth Vader and "choking" a friend, raising him in the air, and tossing him 50yds to the side, lol. Love this game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enter the Star Wars Universe

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    BKamp32x
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    My take on Star Wars Battlefront probably differs than a lot of others. I'm not really a mutli-player guy. I don't play the yearly installment of whatever MP "warfare" game is out and I rarely play co-op games. So, Battlefront is a nice change of pace from the single-player world I'm used to. It may have similar modes as other online shooters as some have mentioned, but I don't mind since I haven't played them thousands of times before. I've never played a Star Wars game that made me feel like I was a part of the universe until now. The graphics look absolutely stunning, the sound is immersive, and the controls are tight. Running around on Hoth with 39 other players is insanely fun. Tie Fighters scream above, while blaster fire fills the screen. The single-player modes are fun for a breather now and then, but there is no campaign/story mode. I get about 30-45 minutes out of each “survival” map #there are 4 for now#. There are also a few training missions, but they’re pretty short #5-10 minutes each#. As for paid DLC, I'll decide when more information is released. Buy it or don't...I'm not in the camp that feels like it's "ruining gaming." I'm having a great time with it; 4 stars. Any Star Wars fan should pick this game up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun, but not a good next gen game at all.

    Posted
    BearsIn3D

    I had the best hopes for this game, I watched the teaser trailers for it over and over again, I wanted this game so bad. I had played battlefront 1 and 2 for hundreds of hours as a kid, I LOVED them and I love star wars. Honestly this game feels to me like a 1080p reskin of battlefront 2 minus the space battles and throw in call of duty-ish perks. I do like the game but there's just so many star wars related things missing. No space battles, seriously?! No capital ship versus capital ship battles? wow, they had that on original xbox/PS 2. No single player galactic conquest either... Rebels have almost no actual vehicles in the game whatsoever, empire just has the 2 walkers and 2 fighters, lame. The star wars universe has so many things that could've been included in this game but apparently they decided to include almost barely any of it in this game, battlefront 2 had more vehicles and classes to choose from, pretty sad for 2015. I like the game but would only recommend it for playing 1 or 2 games at a time with a friend and there's no chance of it being considered serious FPS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A solid but generic shooter.

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    CDoc
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    This game was hyped merely because it is StarWars. There is a lot this game gets right in terms of feeling and grandeur of a Star Wars battle. Weapons feel strong and powerful. Sound design and graphics are top notch and on par with the new movies graphical effects. Huge disappointments follow... My biggest problem is this game has no campaign. A generic horde mode takes its place. This mode is essentially survival. No cutscenes, plot, or any meaningful dialogue. In general they stripped out an entire single player experience for the sake of a multi-player only, always online game. Like I said, multi-player is a lot of fun with friends and you actually feel like a stormtroopers or Republic rebel. Vehicle use and combat is awesome as always from Dice (Battlefield Games). This game is getting a sequel next year with promises of a campaign and Virtual Reality mode. So I fear that if you haven't jumped on the bandwagon for this game yet, there may not be a need to. At least until Battlefront 2 releases next year. I have a hard time recommending this but I wouldn't not recommend it. I just wouldn't not recomend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Major let down

    Posted
    PapaElf
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    Dear Dice and EA. I've been gaming since I could hold the Atari 2600 controller. As a voracious consumer I buy. This go around I bought a copy of battlefront for the xbox one, a copy for my sons PS4 and 2 Darth Vader ps4 bundles for my daughter and I. You get my point, I went all in on this game having played both BF1 and 2 on the PC. Now some may think, well dude just play BF4 and quit your complaining but you have to agree on some level that you'd expect the battlefront game to have some BF4 attributes. The good: the graphics. The bad: repetitive. no infantry prone, only crouch. no classes. no server browser for multi player. no space battle. no control of AT-AT. vehicle time limits. no hardcore. no vehicle loadout. no levelution - destructive environment. I can only hope for improvements via patches.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great graphics & all around fun

    Posted
    Michae1P
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After playing the beta I knew I had to get this game. The graphics are excellent and the all around feel is very nice. The multiplayer is fun, but can sometimes be a bit dull. There are very few moments when you'll be super pumped during or after a match, but you'll still enjoy yourself a lot. The upside to this is that you won't really ever get angry when playing online :) The one thing that I don't like about this game is its lack of being able to start a party before the match with MULTIPLE friends. You can only invite one friend to be your partner and start a match from there, which isn't cool since I have multiple friends I want to play with & allowing for a party of greater than 2 people to search for a game is much more convenient for the gamer & should be a common sense feature of any online game. Other than this slight annoyance, I'm a big fan of the game. It's good fun and will definitely keep myself and most others entertained for a long while. I'm looking forward to continuing to play this throughout the year and beyond. May the force be with you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nerdgasms

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    OBU86
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Even if you're not a massive Star Wars fan it's still difficult not to fall in love with the atmosphere that this game provides. Though the game can be a tad chaotic at times it does not diminish the enjoyment of experiencing these epic battles, regardless of how many times you may have died at the hands of an AT-ST. Graphically, this game stands out from most of the games in my PS4 library. It just looks stunning to say the least. The sounds are also on point to the series, really giving you a sense of nostalgia as you venture through one of the many detailed maps. Only reason I don't give it 5 stars is I can't stand games already trying to shove DLC down your throat day 1, even when it has yet to release any of said DLC. And though the rebels usually feel underwhelming compared to the empire, I didn't mind this too much as it just felt true to the series. Little flaws here and there, and pretty much an online only game with an optional horde mode that you can play offline. Still can't recommend this game enough though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost great, It needs a Single Campaign mode

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    PS3Addict
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I like Star Wars, more accurate, I LOVE STAR WARS!!!!. As a kid I'm sure that watching that movie in the cinemas changed my life.I didn't have this game because everybody told me that it is a multiplayer only game and I'm not that good at playing. Nothing more frustrating than to start the game and in 5 second get kill by a 10 year old kid in his pajamas in another city. But since I love so much the movies and characters, I needed to give it a try. The graphics are excellent, the music is too. In a way it let me enjoy and be part of the movie. I did the training missions and the X-wig fighters are great. the training mission with Darth Vader is also good but his phrases are limited and become very repetitive after a while. I wish there was a single campaign mode. If you love the Star Wars movie, get it. Hopefully you are better than me, but if you are not, give me the chance to play against you before I develop an inferiority complex. May the force be with you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, but lacks content

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    Vince339
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I'm a big fan Battlefront games. I've played them all on various systems. This is a great game in many ways. It's absolutely gorgeous looking. The maps, sound, and the scenery are amazing. The gameplay itself is terrific. The game really captures all the great elements of the original Battlefront games and improves them. However, there are some big issues here that you need to know going in. The biggest problem I have with this game is the lack of content. There is no campaign mode, very few maps, no space battles and very little in the way of single player content. How in the heck do you justify not having a space battle map in a Star Wars game?? How? As good as it is, it is most definitely NOT worth paying full price for. If you can get it for $40 or less, it's worth it. It's like they released half a game, then expect you to pony up another $50 for a "season pass" to get the rest of the game. Sorry, but $110 for a game is way out of line. So, if you can get it for $40 or less, I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend