In honor of Star Wars Day, Gamespresso wanted to write about Star Wars: Battlefront a little bit and share some of their hopes and fears in lieu of its Fall release.
The two major points raised by the article - no campaign and no space battles - don't necessarily make me nervous on their own. I think a serviceable single player experience and planet-only battles could be fine and fairly consistent for the Battlefront experience. Both of these complaints do speak to a bigger concern, though. The Battlefront games were never particularly deep or robust experiences, in my opinion. The core gameplay was good fun, and the prior games came together into a fun package. From everything we are hearing, there is reason to be nervous with this new installment. It seems like we are getting less in a game that really needs more. A lot of mechanics, modes, and gameplay variety are going to be needed in order to keep it interesting. I haven't played the game, and I can't speak to the final package. I have played EA titles this gen such as NHL and Titanfall, however. Both of those titles offered a good core gameplay experience, but did not feel like complete, full-featured games. I have to remain cautiously optimistic that Battlefront doesn't follow suit, but I'm a bit nervous, too.
Biggest worry is if DICE has enough time to make this game. The Disney/EA deal was signed in May 2013. They were still working on BF4 which wouldnt come out till October 29th and then they had to halt production of Battlefront so they could help fix the disaster that was BF4. Could explain why Battlefront feels so light on the content, release a game light on content so it can at least work then charge them for DLC that probably should be in the game. Definitely keeping my distance from this game, got that Titanfall vibe, fun game just not enough content. Prove me wrong Dice, we have been waiting 10 years
Titanfall wasnt entirely fun
What is exactly your definition of fun then?
I am sure what is offered will be fun, will look and sound great.....but I am concerned about longevity and nickel and dimming DLC. I will not be picking this up day 1.
(BATTLEFIELD) thats my worry stay true Dice to locus Arts.
I think a safe bet would be to expect something good. When you expect something amazing you might be setting yourself up for disappointment.
they thought they would break the internet just because the graphics look pretty lol what a joke. BF2> BF3 for now
I just want to say thank you for not titling your article "Why YOU should be nervous for Star Wars: Battlefront". Seriously. Thank you.
Yeah, I appreciate that too. I dislike when people write articles and assume to speak for all gamers.
No problem man. I wanted to put my opinion out there and if you agree, great. If not great. Everyone is free to think as they want, just respect everyone else's opinions as well :)
http://www.gamespot.com/art... .."Missions -- Playable either solo or with a friend offline (with split-screen) or online More will be announced in the lead-up to launch" and http://www.onlysp.com/star-... Soooooooo as a SW BF fan, did you forget that SW BF 1 and 2 are mission based? https://www.youtube.com/wat... Sooo SW BF has a offline mode, that is mission based. Also note the in game flight, the character getting out of the ship etc. That isn't something thats just an easy undertaking to do with today's engines, with today's quality. They won't just make texture less game with no real time lighting, shadows etc and have them pooping out of the ship like that, they may want an animation with them actually getting out of the cockpit etc. Consider SW BF1 didn't have flight..... Its not as if its this copy and paste job, its a game made 10 years ago, that today would take longer to actually do that same feature. Games have much more levels of detail and complexity then games 10 years ago. Mind you, just like Pandemic, don't you think DICE might be waiting til their own second SW BF game to actually add flight to make it work correctly? Its like expecting an airship in EVERY FF and for to function exactly the same. Have you played FFIV? LOL, they go underground, in lava and in SPACE at one point lol. To even consider TRYING that in Luminous with the level of FFXV quality would be insane and a crazy undertaking. I would not just fault them for not having it, its just not the same thing. Same feature, but clearly not the same level of detail, engine, quality etc. That doesn't make it lessor, merely makes the engine too demanding to just 100% reproduce the function with ease. Making it isn't the issue, making it with the same level of quality seen today is the issue. I'm ok with DICE skipping it until it can be done correctly vs rushing it out. For all we know, their space battles might be like Titan mode in BF 2142, they can add it as DLC when its ready and done or they can add it with the next title. Either way, its fine that they take their time, games shouldn't be this huge copy and paste job, I'd rather get it correctly vs get it rushed just to hit a bullet point. All is not as it seems... https://www.youtube.com/wat... but of instead of in the air....IN SPACE! lol.
I love the SP experience. It does add to the MP. I understand the potential for what could be lacking, but DICE is at the helm and they've done a superb job with Battlefield so no worries for me. Considering the theatrical release shortly thereafter, I have a hunch this game will be dense with content. For now though, why would DICE show all their cards? Just because they don't tell all doesn't mean it'll be lacking....
Game is going to fail. - No single player campaigne - no space battles - 40 players max - 7-10 vehicels - no classes to choose from - game is more graphics less gameplay - on rails AT-AT - no levelution (destruction) now those are facts! In some interview he said the shield item in the game trailer is i quote "a powerup", which probably means in game store, 1.99$ for purple lightsaber anyone?. Now dont say it wont have ingame store look at evolve! and this is EA using a Star wars trademark !!$$$$$!! Oh and he could just say gadget instead of "powerup" wonder why he chose this specific word.
The game is not going to fail. You just want the game to fail.
I love how people disagree with no comments on my facts! Blind overhyped star wars fans will buy anything with star wars trade mark on it ooooohhhhh and i almost forgot to add - 4 MAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 60-80$ no singleplayer ONLY 4 MAPS are you really going to buy this!? Good news guys They gonna add FREE DLC later on! with another 4 maps!! Thanks EA for been so good and kind to slice my game in half in the first place and then giving me the other half free down the road.
You've based this whole comment on one cinematic trailer and tiny bits of information that are either wrong or subject to change between now and release.
U dont speak facts. Youve half arsed your facts with lazy reading.. at at is on rails only on the gamemode they showed Is a fact. 40 players is the sweet spot. Fact.. no classes as we know them to be .. fact. Diesnt mean theyre isnt some different way of class.. 12 maps at launch not 4.. game is more graphics than gameplay? Okaaaaayyy moving on.. facts are u know diddly squat about it so dont bother coming on here getting lemon and hating something that the whole world doesnt even know about yet.. the game wont fail.. fact
I agree, those should not just blind disagree without real facts.... http://www.onlysp.com/star-... sooooooooo no. SW BF doesn't have a ummm "campaigne" (no game does to be honest as thats not a real word) SW BF doesn't have a "campaign"......well neither SW BF games in that regard had them either in the conventional sense. They where mission based. https://www.youtube.com/wat... and as you see....SW BF has confirmed....to have MISSIONS....JUST LIKE SW BF 1 and 2...you don't say huh..? 4 maps? Link? http://www.gamespot.com/art... ... "but the original two Battlefront games had campaigns" No...the original SW BF's had missions in place of one. SW BF3.....has missions....just like the first 2. and 40 player MP? Who cares? I'm sorry but its not as if adding more equal better ie MAG and Planetside etc. Not really sure that actually says anything about the quality of a title. No space battles, well no one actually knows all the content this game could get over 2 years. We are still getting BF4 maps and this likely isn't the teams last SW BF game. Getting that feature to work on a next gen engine clearly isn't the same as some 10 year old engine with none of the features gamers have come custom to today. ie textures, physics, lighting, tessellation etc. Sooooo " Blind overhyped star wars fans" or someone who thinks "campaigne" is word and hasn't even researched or read much about this game? Your only as slow as the folks you blindly believe. This author has SOOOOOO much misinformation its not even funny, zero integrity as I believe one must research such a thing before posting that article. A quick google shows that they are doing missions like in the last SW BF games... To blindly agree with you without anyone actually just googling if such a thing is true is just as sad. N4G people.....please, research before just believing anything anyone post. Your only as silly as the folks you blindly agree with.
You are Clearly "a blind over hyped star wars fan". this is not an insult i will explain: imagine if this game had a different title (not star wars game) i bet no one would even think of defending it, now thats what trade marks do. add a star wars logo to a lolipop it will sell more even if it taste like shit and looks like shit, and some people will even try to defend the lolipop saying it taste good only because they love star wars, now thats a fact, same goes to movies and games or any product. wrong information ? Do your homework you should google it yourself. funny how you defend EA by saying they will add content "OVER 2 YEARS", you actually accepted the fact that companies now days can sell you 50% of a game then for a full price and then sell you the rest of it.
The game is severely lacking content, but rest assured EA will make sure the content shows up later.
Pay full price for half a game, then spend more money on dlc milking!
Those are facts! stated by the developers of the game in interviews. Anyway the reason im doing it. Is to show you that this game represent everything wrong with gaming now days. Payed DLC. Season pass. half finished games Sold as full games. obuse of trade mark for money grab. and so on. This game is an insult to all the fans with a spit in the face directly from EA. Just remember you will see that im right when the game release. Instead you can suppprt cd project red which is making DLCs a good thing they are releasing 16 FREE DLCs. Oh and the payed ones are actually big Expension packs (30 hours gameplay) now thats the way to do it.
They will definitely follow Activision's greed tactics like selling a lot of DLCs that are worth 40-100 dollars each.
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