Star Wars Battlefront II Digital Standard - Windows [Digital]

  • Publisher: LucasArts
  • SKU: 5855802
  • Release Date: 11/17/2017
  • Vendor: BestBuy.com
$59.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Star Wars Battlefront II Digital Standard

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (112 out of 150)

Product Details


  • Developer: Pandemic Studios
  • Publisher: LucasArts
  • Platform: Windows
  • Genre: Action and Adventure|First Person Shooter
  • Release Date: 11/17/2017

Synopsis


Embark on an all-new Battlefront experience from the bestselling Star Wars HD game franchise of all time. Become the hero and play as a fearless trooper, pilot, legendary Starfighter, fight as your favorite iconic Star Wars character, or forge a new path as an elite special forces solider through an emotionally gripping new Star Wars story.

Features


Become the hero and play as a fearless trooper, pilot, legendary Starfighter

Fight as your favorite iconic Star Wars character

Forge a new path as an elite special forces solider



Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews

75%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The good, the bad, the ugly that is pay to win

    Posted
    Jeremy
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    For those of you looking to purchase this title research it before you buy it. At the time of this review I have played the game about 8 hours. Most of that was campaign and today was the first day I played online multiplayer. Let me start out by saying some of the positive things I have seen in the game. The graphics are just amazing. The campaign I thought was great, it had a good story line and was what you would expect for a Star Wars title. I thought they tied it into the movie story line pretty well. I ultimately loved the campaign mode in this game. They also have an arcade mode which I have come to enjoy. The only downfall that ticked me off was that they limit your ability to earn credits in a 24 hour period. I am assuming that is to prevent people from farming credits and almost forcing you to pay for crates if you want more. Now the negative with the game that I am ultimately not happy with. Online multiplayer. It is a pay to win system and it's really sad the industry is coming to this. I earned a total of 5,000 credits from the campaign and miscellaneous deeds throughout the game and bought crates with earned credits. I gained an additional 5,000+ in the 5-6 I opened. I didn't gain anything amazing by any stretch but i did manage to unlock a few characters. During online game play I have gotten annihilated by certain individuals that unlocked a lot of star cards. Granted, i just started so i don't have much. I really, really encourage anyone willing to drop $60 on this game to research it first. There are a ton of videos out there and I watched about 2 hours of reviews before buying this game and I agree 100% with all of them. Amazing campaign, Arcade mode is cool, multiplayer is complete and utter trash. I will no longer be buying anything EA comes out with until they stop with micro transactions. It would be one thing if micro transactions only gave you cosmetic enhancements but when someone can spend $20 and buy what takes hours of game play it's just sick. I am all for capitalism, it's the developers right to encourage these things, but as consumers we have to stand up to them and draw a line. I will probably never touch the online portion of this game after today after my experience. The last game I played was 4v4 with all the main characters. It was the worst online experience ever. the 4 people my team was against were maxed out with gear. It made it hard to enjoy. I will however say the campaign and arcade make this game more enjoyable than the first battlefront that came out but again, to me it was not worth $60. I only bought this title because with gamersclub unlocked it was $48 and then for preordering it I received a $10 reward. So all in all I'm $38 down for about a 6-8 hour campaign and who knows how long the arcade will last. I average about 1-5 min per tier depending on the difficulty and there is a decent amount of content there. Ultimately I don't recommend this title because of the pay to win system that EA will not let go of. I do have to disclose that I am an employee at best buy per company policy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A true Star Wars Experience

    Posted
    Brandles
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This game is absolutely beautiful. It honestly feels like you are living in the Star Wars universe. It's gorgeous! The story campaign is alright. You travel all over the galaxy and see some really striking scenes. The story itself isn't terrible but it's not amazing. Online multiplayer is a blast but there are several things holding it back. Lootboxes as everyone is probably aware of is terrible. They removed the real money purchases for a limited time (no ETA when they come back) so thats good. However, the balance to unlock stuff is horrible. It's designed for you to purchase lootboxes. When a game is designed for you to purchase lootboxes the "free to play" method is always handicapped. It feels like it takes forever to unlock stuff. Also, there is a HUGE server rubber banding issue. I have a GTX 1070 and get minimum 100 FPS. It's usually 120+ when playing. That is really good FPS on a game that looks this good. However, NONE of that matters when the servers have a horrible rubber banding issue (Rubber banding is when you character is walking and he lags back like 10 spaces where he was a few seconds ago). In the space ship battles it makes flying impossible. It's a blast to fly around in space dodging debris and other fighters, but if you end up in a rubber banding server you constantly crash into things. You will be flying straight clearly through debris and next thing you know your ship "teleport" back and you crash into something you just passed. All in all I do feel like this game is worth a purchase if you are a Star Wars fan. If you don't care so much about Star Wars and were looking for a fun shooter then look elsewhere. The campaign is enjoyable and does some fun fan service. The online multiplayer is a blast IF you get into a good server. The lootboxes have really messed up progression with unlocking stuff for your character. This game had so much going for it. I give it a 3 out of 5. I feel like it does enough to be a great Star Wars game for fans but it falls short of being something truly epic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very OK

    Posted
    Nate

    I've played about 10 hours now and I can say that overall the game is only OK. The bad: I put a lot of time into the first one and I was extremely excited for Battlefront 2. Unfortunately, the progression system is much more convoluted and time consuming. It was clearly designed in a manner that frustratingly makes spending real money much more attractive than using earned currency (though cash currency is disabled right now). I've experienced random disconnects and crashes mid-match as well as in the single-player campaign. The flight controls are only slightly less terrible than the first game (on PC). The good: The game is gorgeous and, just like the last one, the sound is fantastic. When it doesn't crash, it runs very well and seems adequately optimized. It actually has a serviceable single-player campaign and the cinematics are awesome. Non-vehicle combat mechanics seem like an improvement to me. Conclusion: Even with the concessions that EA made, the game is somewhat of a disappointment. It'll scratch your Star Wars itch, but it's really not as good as I was hoping it would be.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    unrealized potential

    Posted
    greibush
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Pros: It's a Star Wars game, and the settings and characters are great. The graphics, especially on a good PC, are amazing. The audio for the game helps a lot too. Cons: Origin is the worst gaming service ever made. EA refused to allow people to buy the game on Steam, and that hurts the overall experience. Even if you buy the game from Best Buy, instead of Origin, you still end up using Origin, which sucks. The game menu is poorly made, and there are long delays between selecting options, and actually getting to different parts of the menu. The worst parts of the game are the core gameplay mechanics. There doesn't seem to be any skill matching, so if you haven't practiced for hours (if you have a job, or anything else going on in your life), you'll have a noticeable disadvantage compared to those who do. Some gamers will dismiss that problem, saying one just needs to practice more, then the game will be fun, but I don't subscribe to that theory. Furthermore, loot crates are a horrible way to advance through the game. I hear buying them is disabled for now, but when it comes back, it will be gambling. Gambling should never be in a game, especially one that can be played by children. Summary: I had fun playing the beta, but right now, it's more overwhelmingly annoying than fun. EA doesn't care about quality, and it shows. If I could get a refund, I would.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Given the Devs Continue Support

    Posted
    Frank
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Review as of 12/14/2017 - You may or may not know of the controversy surrounding this game but there was a good amount just before launch. The game uses lootcrates in game that randomly award you star cards that are then use for progression. These crates were available for purchase during launch but the real money currency has since been disabled. Everyone is hoping EA doesnt bring them back. Regardless, the progression system is currently still bad but DICE is working on an overhaul (hopefully) that will fix the game. Otherwise, the gameplay and atmosphere that DICE has created with this game is downright amazing. You will never get a space combat arcade game or Star Wars ground combat sim as wonderful as this. I enjoy it but Im glad I didn't pay full price. Buy at your own risk but know that it will take some time for the game to really come into its own and become what it was meant to be. I have faith in DICE but it will take time. They really need to not mess this up. I do recommend this to any big Star Wars fan but not at full price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game, BUT.......

    Posted
    skygazer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Battlefront II is full of action, high-quality graphics, and Star Wars, which all come together as an excellent game. I would definitely give this game five stars, if not for the micro transactions and pay to win aspects within the game. It is annoying when you shell out $60 for a game, only to find out shelling out extra $$ is almost required to compete against other players that buy extras that give them way better advantages than other regular players. If I were to rate EA and their inclusion of this type of practice, it would definitely be 1 star. To EA's credit, they have listened to player complaints and have removed the in-game purchases for a limited amount of time, but they will more than likely end up bringing micro transactions back in sometime in the near future. Does this type of practice deter gamers from buying games that include these types of additional in-game purchases? Maybe, maybe not. However, it does make me hesitate to purchase games from the company (EA) in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pride and Accomplishment

    Posted
    Dweezil
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes. As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we're looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay. We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets. Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought it for the campaign--a fun romp

    Posted
    Ahmed
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    I bought the game for the campaign rather than for the multiplayer, which is why I suspect I was happier with the purchase than many online who were understandably put off by the microtransactions and the progression system. The campaign is a fun romp--designed to familiarize you with the arcade and multiplayer modes, but also having some interesting narrative beats. I thought of most of the chapters as short stories (some featuring familiar characters alongside the members of Inferno Squad), and it was a nice way to play through the campaign. It helps, also, that all planned narrative content is to be free--and there're already additional chapters available, released alongside the release of The Last Jedi in theaters.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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