Star Wars Battlefront feels like a return to the GoldenEye era | Eurogamer

DICE's reboot is full of simple thrills, but can they last?

The Battlefront name really does it no favours. Pandemic's 2004 original and its quick-fire sequel, delivered just 12 months later, might be over a decade old, but memories of their chaotic, epic battles still burn brightly. Coming to EA and developer DICE's reboot straight off the back of the all-encompassing space skirmishes of Battlefront 2, it can all feel like something of a backwards step.

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kraenk121125d ago (Edited 1125d ago )

The game is incredibly beautiful and easy to pick up for those millions (maybe even tens of millions) of Star Wars fans out there. The game will do just fine.

I usually don't play MP games but I can't wait to pick this up. The only thing that leaves a bad taste in my mouth is the DLC policy.

ShottyatLaw1125d ago

"All of which has made Star Wars Battlefront's recent outing on EA Access, where subscribers were able to sample 10 hours gratis, something of a risky gamble: in those 10 hours, many players will have had their fill of DICE's newly lightweight, oddly retrograde brand of shooting."

I can say that this gamble ultimately lost me as a day-one purchaser. As much of a SW fan as I may be, after 10 hours exploring the game's content, I am satisfied that I got the full experience.

It is beautiful, plays fine, and is a great fan service. As a game, however, it simply feels shallow. The shallowness isn't just a reflection of the DLC outcry, either. The gameplay itself is just not there. It is one of those games where you have no incentive to "master" it. Once you become acquainted to the modes and controls, you have already experienced the full depth of the gameplay.

I would recommend a rental for those who haven't played it. It will go down in price quickly.

solar1125d ago

It will be a game that gets high reviews, because frankly how could it not, being attached to the biggest movie release ever. People will buy it, realize it isn't good at all.

The coffers need to be filled.