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New DICE Title Should Not Be Called Star Wars Battlefront

Mike calmly discusses why he feels that DICE should change the name of their upcoming Star Wars Battlefront to something that fits its features better.

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-Foxtrot947d ago

"to something that fits its features better"

Judging from the small things we've seen and everything we've heard about the game

Star Wars: Battlefield Edition

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Transistor947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

It doesn't even have ADS, that by default is quite a bit different from a combat perspective. Not sure Battlefield has Heroes either. But yea, it's a multiplayer game.

If such small differences make you feel this way than Halo should not be called Halo, Tomb Raider should not be called Tomb Raider and Uncharted should not be Uncharted. All of those series have taken on huge gameplay changes recently.

spicelicka947d ago

Yea half the people are complaining that it's too much like battlefield, then other half are complaining that it doesn't have ADS. Without ADS it makes the game unique which I prefer.

callumjack947d ago

I'll still play, I like BF4 and Star Wars, it's an easy choice. But it's not battlefront. I think you're mistaking controls for "gameplay." there's nothing new about halo, it's the same gameplay with new mechanic's, the same could be said for uncharted, but this new battlefront doesn't revisit any of the old mechanics or gameplay

Perjoss947d ago

"Yea half the people are complaining that it's too much like battlefield, then other half are complaining that it doesn't have ADS."

How did these people get access to the game and played it already to be able to make these kinds of comments?

MPScrimshaw947d ago

Perjoss - its more about the fact that all the announcements that EA and DICE have made about the game so far consist of "By the way, this thing you remember from the old game, we cut that out! Yep, cut that out too. And that. Yep, that as well. Whats left? Hmm....we aren't sure."

3-4-5947d ago

It DOES have ADS, they literally tweeted it yesterday, but some people don't want to gather all the facts.

* Some guns don't have a sight on them...as in certain guns within the star wars universe don't traditional have a sight on them.

You can still AIM as if there was an iron sight.

There just won't be one on the gun cosmetically, because it would go against canon within the Star Wars Universe and you guys would complain about.

* Does nobody gather facts anymore ?

Wow.

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KwietStorm947d ago

Except from what little we have *seen* it is nothing like Battlefield.

MysticStrummer947d ago

Yeah the more I see the less like Battlefield it seems, which is fine by me. I don't care about there being no space battles but a Galactic Conquest mode and offline play with bots would have been preferable. The more I think about there being no classes the more I like the idea.

Chard947d ago

Battlefield: 1942
Battlefield: Vietnam
Battlefield: A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away

Neonridr947d ago

why not call it Battlefront 3 though.. why are we starting over again with the title?

-Foxtrot947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

Because it allows them to have an excuse to why they want to change it for the mainstream with gimmick like features found in every other online game rather then keep it like past titles

So if anyone tries to criticise them the devs or even their loyal followers will say the same bullshit line

"It's a reboot"

Transistor947d ago

The people who are actually going to buy the game in abundance have no idea Battlefront 1 or 2 even exist.

It's a smart idea to reboot it, instead of making a sequel to games that didn't put up big numbers and haven't been around for 10+ years.

DICE being behind it is more relevant than the older games.

Transistor947d ago

They have made it pretty clear this a reboot of Battlefront, not a sequel to a game that came out 10+ years ago. Which is smart decision, 90% of the people who buy it will have never played the previous installments.

Neonridr947d ago

fair enough. I guess whenever a title has too many sequels attached people get wary of the games. Better off to start fresh again.. :P

MPScrimshaw947d ago

Transistor - Calling it a reboot is a lazy and irresponsible money grab, just like all of reboot culture we're living in now. They're not only assuming that the people buying this game know what SWBF is, they're COUNTING on that fact, because they know that nerds like us will buy it from its name alone, no matter what the content actually is.

If they were so concerned with getting new fans and care so little about the legacy they're becoming a part of (which they obviously do) then they should just call it something else. The ONLY purpose of calling it Star Wars Battlefront is to cash in on nostalgia.

Transistor947d ago

I agree, to a degree. But that is the 10%.

Plus, I think you're forgetting Battlefront was inspired by Battlefield, even down to the name.

MysticStrummer947d ago

"They're not only assuming that the people buying this game know what SWBF is, they're COUNTING on that fact, because they know that nerds like us will buy it from its name alone"

The fact that it's old school Star Wars will sell the game, not the "Battlefront" part of the title.

Neonridr946d ago

@Mystic - then if it's supposed to sell on the name Star Wars, why call it Battlefront if they aren't trying to cash in on those older players?

Why not call it "Star Wars: The Large Scale Multiplayer Fight Fest" instead? ;)

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gbonez947d ago

Cant call it battlefront 3 if it doesnt have any features from battlefront 2 in it to build on!

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PaleMoonDeath947d ago

It is Star Wars Battlefront, HerpaDerp?

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