You'd Have To Be Crazy To Pre-Order 'Star Wars: Battlefront'

Sometimes, when you write about video games, it just feels good to be excited about something.

When I first learned about Dark Souls II and Bloodborne I felt the hype hit me hard, and I was okay with that.

I’ve warned about oversaturating oneself with hype in the past—whether you’re a consumer or a critic—but there’s a time and place for enthusiasm as well.

This isn’t just a video game phenomenon either. When I learned that HBO would be adapting Game of Thrones, or saw the first preview for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, or heard tell of a new prequel trilogy for Star Wars—all these instance were times I found myself bowled over with hype and excitement. Sometimes, of course, the anticipation is the best part.

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ArchangelMike1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

Yeah, I dont ever pre-order any game until I've seen proper gameplay footage, and know enough about the game to make a judgemnt call that I will thoroughly enjoy the experience, and that it will be worth my time and money.

Right now, I'm excited for SW:Battlefront - I love DICE, I love BF4. EA?... well, it's EA. BUT I won't pre-order the game until I know more and see more about the gameplay. Inevitably there will be a Beta at some point anyway... there has to be right???

ninsigma1188d ago

You're definitely right in waiting at least till some gameplay footage. I was really excited about this game but some of the information that has come out has kinda put a dampner on it. Ima wait until I see gameplay and what their DLC plans are before I decide I'm even getting the game, never mind pre-order it. I'm just really annoyed that it's EA publishing this. I love star wars but I hate EA so it feels crap knowing they have exclusive rights to make star wars games.

Mr Pumblechook1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

Thanks for the advice Forbes, but no thanks - I'm a grown up and can make my own decisions.

After the Assassin's Creed Unity and Halo: MCC launch problems there has rightly been a bit of jumping on the same article bandwagon by so-called games writers that say 'don't preorder.' Whilst I understand the sentiment I normally make a judgement based on preview info, a developer's past record and my own personal desire for a specific game. I know it's unlikely the console version will look as good as the 'in-game engine' footage but it is representative of gameplay. Speaking from my own point of view I've seen the recent Battlefield Hardline works online, this is EA's biggest game of the year and I have a strong desire to play a new Star Wars game. Just looking at the next couple of months I have The Witcher 3 and Batman Arkham Knight preordered. I don't want to wait to read the semi-literate opinions of a bias hack to tell me what to buy or not. I will be there day one.

EA/DICE, you had me at 'Star Wars.'

DemonChicken1188d ago

+1 to gameplay but knowing EA

I myself will probably end wait for the inevitable Star Wars battlefront Premium Edition which includes all DLCs =/

Think I got enough to last me through - Witcher, Batman, Persona, Halo, Metal Gear, etc

Bdub20001188d ago

Typically, it's best to wait for more details. In this case, I don't care how hyped or how many amazing details emerge. I'm too weary of EA. This will just be another money grab game with A stupid expensive collectors edition, day one DLC, a crazy grind to level up, or microtransactions to level up faster. They'll release a day one patch to make sure you can't level up too fast so you'll buy their in game currency... Blah blah blah, and multiplayer won't work.


Spinal1188d ago

Agreed I'm not pre ordering at all until I see a nice long lengthy gameplay vid. Like I have seen from the Witcher 3. Which I got pre ordered.

Ashby_JC1188d ago

Same boat.

What I have seen so far hasnt peaked my interest at all.

I need to see First Person gameplay.

iSuperSaiyanGod1188d ago

I have no problem pre order , the worst that can happen is I change my pre order to something else . I pre order almost all my games . Don't see the big deal with this . Can't wait for this game dropped $5 on it yesterday

Omnisonne1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

You pre-ordered BF4 and AC Unity too?

Not trying to persuade you.. If you see no problems with it, its cool. But paying up front for something that might not even work never made much sense to me

Edit: Not work, or enjoy the gameplay for that matter

XelaKNight1188d ago

@Omnisonne Sadly every game has that risk. Last year was destroyed by broken games. I don't see the problem with preordering games. You can always take the money off, but for most games you should wait for gameplay first.

Halo2ODST21188d ago

After Halo mcc being broken, i'm never pre-ordering again.

JeffGUNZ1187d ago

Eh, depends on the developer and the type of game. Something you know you're going to love, such as Titanfall 2 or Destiny 2 for me, is fine. Battlefront has me a little concerned. Sure, the in engine trailer was cool, but what will the GAMEPLAY look like on console. Also, no single playey or space battles (which I have an odd feeling will be offered via DLC) is a red flag. I will have to see a lot more of this game to get me ready to buy it.

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wakeNbake1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

Nah Ive seen all I have to see day1 for me.

Worst case scenario the gameplay is just BF with lasers, which still sounds good to me.

marlinfan101188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

What, removed features, no gameplay, and next to no info about the content in the game. Lol you're easily pleased I see. We do know about some dlc and preorder bonuses though so that's something I guess...

HammadTheBeast1188d ago

Do you not think that there will be new features, separate from the old game?

marlinfan101188d ago

I'm sure there will be but we havnt seen them yet. My whole point is that they've hardly shown anything.

Rachel_Alucard1188d ago

There are lots of impressionable people on this and many other sites. EA like so many others is good at taking advantage of these people. It's good to be open minded about anything you do, just don't let blind loyalty and impulse buying control what you purchase.

Revolver_X_1187d ago

Or you could just not worry about what other people spend their money on. A change of pace for the N4G user base, I know.

marlinfan101187d ago

It was a joke buddy, relax. I could care less if the guy wants to preorder it.

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Spinal1188d ago

What have you seen? There's been no gameplay. A inengine trailer means nothing. Don't reward them for being lazy.

I love dice but i ain't putting up a pre order when they've shown me nothing.

Revolver_X_1187d ago

The audacity of some gamers is outrageous at times. Since when has a games first teaser/trailer not been cg/"in-engine" clips. SWBF has 7 months to show gameplay, yet you call them lazy. Im not pre-ordering this early because there's really no point. But to call them lazy is ridiculous, when every game does this exact marketing tactic,

LAWSON721188d ago

Oh so graphics, yet people say game purchases require much more than graphics

Spotie1188d ago

A preorder is not a purchase, so...

JeffGUNZ1187d ago

What graphics, we haven't seen GAMEPLAY graphics. An inengine trailer is not indicative of what the actual game will look like.

Gority1188d ago

I'm with you. This is the type of game I want to play for myself and make my own opinion about, and I'm okay spending the $60 to do that.

JasonKCK1188d ago

How can people just blind buy like that just from hype?

Revolver_X_1187d ago

The same way people chastise a strangers spending habits. ;)

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MasterBaker1188d ago

Pre order for bonus content! That right there is the reason im not pre ordering the game. They're just trying to build up hype and get people to pre order even though we haven't seen any gameplay.

iSuperSaiyanGod1188d ago

Oh no free content , so terrible

Letthewookiewin1188d ago

I preordered! I'm friggin crazay!!!!!

Lazyeye791188d ago

I hope no one even buys this, I mean 4 planets and >8 maps (probably about 12). The first Battlefront had 10 planets and 16 maps. Battlefront II had 15 planets + 2 ships and 18 ground maps with an additional 6-14 space maps.

Not including the fact that this installment won't even have space battles. Its like they took a step backwards.

Gority1188d ago

They're adding a planet (2 maps) two weeks after release for free... You have no idea how many multiplayer modes there will be and how that varies the maps as well so let's hold off judgment until we get more information.

The whole "I hope no one buys this" is really juvenile. You want more features like space battles and that's why you're unhappy but if nobody buys this you will NEVER get that. Cutting your nose off to spite your face.

DougLord1188d ago

Agree. I'm not pre-ordering anything ever because games don't "Sell Out" unlike hardware. But to wish for something to fail is lame and stupid.

I really do want space battles EVE style though. How awesome would it be to have the 2 integrated so that how the way is going above effects the battle below (troop drops, orbital bombardment) and vice versa (ground based lasers and commercial support).

Lazyeye791188d ago

Oh my one more planet, that brings the total to 5. Also it don't matter how many varieties of one map there is, it is still one map.

And why do I hope nobody buys this, because I don't want to see such a great franchise ruined. Either make it better or leave it alone. "You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."

Gority1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )


It's not a movie, or a plot based game. How are they going to ruin the two games you already played and enjoyed? They aren't. You are just disappointed so you don't want anybody else who is excited about it to have any fun. Take your ball and go home.


The ship battles would be pretty sweet. Honestly I'm just hoping this does well and they invest more in the franchise. Considering how long it's been since the first two, and hell, all star wars games pretty much being cancelled when LucasArts went under, this is nice to see. So I'd like to see them make a good foundation from this, and then add for future DLC or the next game.