Star Wars Battlefront has been rated on average as the worst game in the series, and sits alongside Star Wars The Force Unleashed on an average review score of 73 on review-aggregating site Metacritic.
Lets hope EA/DICE get the message that skimping on content will not be condoned by the gaming community. I guess the boys at DICE will miss out on their '90+ metacritic rating bonus' Hopefully this will make them actually include worthwhile content in the DLC.
"Lets hope EA/DICE get the message that skimping on content will not be condoned by the gaming community" Unfortunately that doesn't work if people go out and buy the DLC anyways. They ruin things for the rest of us unfortunately, since they send a clear message to developers that there is a market out there for people who will pay through the nose for this kind of thing.
I think it's almost 10 years now since the first time I told somebody to not buy EA games anymore... funny how things haven't substantially changed since then.
It's EA. They maybe listen to the consumer, but no they just want your money. I always EA from beginning. I will never forget what they done to my favorite game and developers.
Oh EA listen, the problem is they only speak cha-ching.
Haha. EACH listen to the consumer. That's rich. We both know we don't matter. Only the pocket books.
We will see after the sales are counted. Most ppl that buy it aren't reading N4G and just want it. They know what it was like for Destiny and did it anyway. Just as Activision has tarnished Bungie's name, EA is doing the same to DICE. Both games are top notch quality, for what they offered at launch. Just a little light on content. Both games were definitely rushed.
I'm buying my copy this week; sorry gamers but I had a blast playing the beta. However, the season pass will have to wait until it's down to £15-20.
Battlefront 2 campaign was below average i'm not sure people would really want Dice to make a Star Wars campaign. Look at Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4.
Money talks, not Metacritic.
Lowest rated but the most fun I have had playing any game in a long time.
You must be a sad Person
Not surprising considering EA made it.
Well, that happen when you make a deal with a devil.
Just shows how slimy EA can be and yet some people praise them.
Considering EA only got the Star Wars licence in May 2013, this game was clearly rushed. I love the Battlefield series by DICE. But this game, firstly I was excited to hear DICE making the game, then when the gameplay dropped i lost all the excitement. Then played the beta and it was crystal clear that this game was rushed. The gameplay is shallow, very 'pew pew' as they say and the design decisions to make heroes and vehicles pickups on the map was a fail from conception. After playing the beta I knew i wont be spending a penny on this game and will wait for Battlefield 5. Only thing I want DICE to take from this game is the Menu UI which i think is far better an faster than Battlelog.
Lets hope they improve the sequel to this as much as they did with bf3 -> bf4.
That's what i was thinking. I am not a fan of star wars and i played the beta and didn't like it. But it's clear that they just need to make the game deep. More content, balancing stuff and maybe it will be fun like Battlefield with it's own taste.
That game was the reason bf4 came out buggy and now its Low on content
It's going to sell like crazy. Beta was a blast, picking it up tomorrow.
I think the people who are the most critical of the game have never played it. It the best Battlefront I have played.
I honestly think 7.3 is too high. The game is nothing but a middle finger to fans. I remember these same sites attacking Shadowrun with 6's for the same thing, and Shadowrun didn't even have a $50 season pass. https://youtu.be/zmxVlmCkSX...
Since when do reviews base their score off the cost and content of the season pass?
Still going to buy it, It's simple fun. Guess it's not something to play all day, but I had a blast with beta.
It's such a great foundation, they just skimped out so much. When you play Training you get these amazing levels... Hoth... Beggar's Canyon dogfight, etc... and you realize even more what an amazing campaign they coulda made. Not to mention only 4 planets and one of them is SULLUST which isn't in the movies. You're telling me the creative minds at EA sat down to make this and chose SULLUST as one of the main 4 over Naboo, Coruscant, Bespin, Dagobah, Yavin, Geonosis..... NO they are saving the good stuff for the DLC. Space Battles, Speeder Bike Races, Death Star attack... Clone Wars... I promise will be paid DLC... and that is just crappy.
It's ok I'm gonna pirate the hell out of it and dice won't see a penny from me for treating this series so casually.
Well, I wasn't going to buy the season pass. Now, I think I'm going to in honor of you. You just got EA $50.
Just wait for complete game then. Why miss a game if you enjoy it.
Oh I love it. It's just frustrating to realize how amazing it COULD be.
Buying it. The beta was awesome. Everyone knows it. Closet players quit griping. However I do agree (in general across the board) season passes are a bit high. Unless DLC comes with a substantial component to a SP experience (every rollout), the price needs to drop. That being said, funny how the forums used to spew as to how bad SP campaigns got and "every plays the MP anyway...no one really plays the SP". Now look at what we got.
They made a good game, they just broke off too much of it to sell separately.
Can't wait till bf5. See what kind of gem they turn that into. I'm being sarcastic, I look at Dice/Ea products like the plague now. If it's not released broken, it's released with hardly anything attached to the base. For those of you who buy the game and the season pass (stop buying the darn season pass) I hope you have fun, if not, learn from this lesson.
I'm enjoying the game.
I love this game, lol. This isnt a game meant for single player. They will release one, probably announce at E3 2016. That should be reassuring for most, considering they are taking their time more on the campaign/game elements.
A multiplayer only game is not meant for single player you say. Wise beyond your years you are lol
I think the game is good. But incredibly easy. I haven't had this many kill streaks since Halo 2.
This game isnt for me ...that said, it is going to sell a sh-- load of copies and move console units; I honestly don't think the reviews matter in this case. They knew they had to get it in this fall to ride the momentmum once the movie comes out.
Red box is my friend if I really want to play it. Not worth $60.
Charge full price for half a game. Lack of maps and no campaign. They really skimped ok this to release this before force awakens to take advantage of the hype. Will wait until this is one ea access.
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