Forbes: I can’t recommend anyone but diehard Star Wars fans should buy Star Wars: Battlefront at $60. But I’d easily recommend it at $20.
It's like it was originally planned as a download only Star Wars title to be release alongside the new film which was later changed to Battlefront so they could release it at retail to justify charging people a shit load of money for it
it should be F2P with how much the DLC costs
I'm just gonna wait for EA to put it in the Access Vault... not quite the same as F2P, but close enough.
I'm with you there poppins. Very dissapointing to see all the extra dlc costs on top of the over priced base game. Waiting for it to be added to the vault as well unfortunately. It is a good game though =(
In all honesty, people would be better off waiting about 6 months until they release the premium edition. I bought BF4 this year for ~$25 on the PS+ sale where it came with all the DLC and it's a ton of content with regular patches.
Youre seriously rating the quality of a game based on its DLC? What if they hadn't announced a season pass? Would you still feel that way? Lol bottom line at the end of the day you don't have to buy the season pass.
I just love how you troll and haven't even played the game. The game is full of content and more importantly it's FUN. Yes, so they made it clear they are doing DLC but everything is being made AFTER the game released unlike Call of Duty which has content cut from it to release in a map pack later on....I don't see you complaining about that. Funny how it's okay for one game to release and have dlc but because another company is doing the same thing then it's an outrage.
You really throw the troll term around far too often and towards a lot of people aswell. "and haven't even played the game" I've played the beta to death and the free 10 hours on Origin. I feel like I've experienced everything the game has to offer and I didn't even buy it. That's how bad it is. "The game is full of content" You've literally just lost me before you even got started It's shallow as hell, even the reviews say the same thing. "the game released unlike Call of Duty which has content cut from it to release in a map pack later on" Look I hate COD but Black Ops III has more content then this. ".I don't see you complaining about that" Rewind to about 2-3 years ago and you know I did. Summons I'd like to thank you personally for being one of the shinning examples of why developers are so busy f****** us over with this shitty practices. You've actually deluded you're self there isn't anything wrong with the game. If you find it "fun" fair enough but don't come up with bullshit things like how the game is "full of content" when it's not then to add a cherry on top of you're exaggerated lies finish it off with the typical "you're a troll" comeback like it somehow downplays my opinion...or at least you want it to do that so yours looks superior
You don't see him complaining about CoD because, pardon the language, he doesn't give two fucks about CoD. He, like so many of us, cared a lot about Battlefront and desperately hoped that they wouldn't fuck it up. They delivered quality, but locked the quantity behind a 50$ paywall. And of course they're making it after the game's release. After all, they released an unfinished game. Hell, a 20$ season pass would have at least been acceptable for many. But 50$? If you think that's acceptable you're either A) Rich B) Fanboy till death C) (gonna bring it euphemistically) A very weird person
@Foxtrot I agree if you want the full game of star wars it will cost you $110 if you want half a game it will be $60. EA are way to greedy for my tastes and are not getting my money.
@Eiyuuou +Well said Couldn't have put it any better. If this game wasn't battlefront, it'd get slated and everyone would move on.
If u dont think dice didnt plan dlc 4 battefront before the retail release then ur mistaken . And bo3 has more content then battefront even w/ cut content just saying . Dont be an fanboy and call dice out they dont deserve 60$ 4 what they shipped day 1 . Seriously the game has 11 weapons dice should be ashamed seriously 11 weapons in a fps
You can't even compare CoD to this, it has 2 campaigns, the dead ops campaign, a full multiplayer experience (like SW:BF), as well as a huge zombies experience (could be compared to the side missions in SW:BF).
I've played the game, and I won't play it anymore. It's not even half a game. An "okay" campaign wouldn't have saved this game. It feels hallow and shallow. But they though that because there were a few buzz pieces (ie. darth vader, han solo) that people were going to overlook that and still buy the game. Well I know I've learned my lesson. I won't be buying any new games at launch. Like this one I have a friend who buys everything (preordered) so I just go to his house and try them out. I did play the beta but gave it the benefit of being a "beta". This game is so bad in my opinion we shouldn't even be talking about it anymore.
@Foxtrot your arguments have some weight. But its always funny to me when people like you put in 10 hours+ whatever hours playing the beta to death equals, and then claim how its not worth over $20. If it was as horrible as you say, then why didn't you stop playing it? If I can get 25+ hours out of something that cost $60 then I'm happy
All battlefield games before bad company had no single player and i loved them all and played the crap out of them. Unreal tournament and quake didnt have single player and i loved the crap out of them as well. So if the multiplayer is great you dont need single player. But the premium memberships and season passes are stupid by EA. Thats why i bought all my battlefield premium memberships in another country so it only cost me 16 dollars at launch with the exchange rates at the time lol.
Lol this is why people call you a troll. You are always the first person to line up in Battlefront articles to tear it down, and grossly overstate the situation. You know that people have the option NOT to buy the season pass right? And that it is possible for them to thoroughly enjoy it that way? So please come off the whole "this game costs a s$$$ load of money". Unless you're angry it costs $60 in which case sorry, that's the going rate for games today, and has been for roughly ten years. Just because you find the game shallow doesn't mean everyone else does. Maybe you're also being called a troll because you throw around your opinion like fact. If you don't want to support the game great but don't come down on others because they do, calling them the problem. The problem is people like you think you are entitled to more when DICE has stated from the beginning what they were making and what they were doing; and you just don't like it. Move on.
No season pass should cost more than $25
Lol the season pass will probably end up with more content than the full retail game. Neither really worth the cost though.
It's already confirmed lol, there's more maps in the season pass than the base game.
tell that to call of duty....but that's okay
At least call of duty you get a campaign, zombies and MP that gives me enough content there for my $60 I don't really need to buy DLC fo it. For star wars you need to buy the season pass just to make it a full game.
I totally agree with you.
Or at least $30 Half the price for a half of a game being multiplayer only and short on content
Have any of you complaining about the game actually played it? It's incredibly fun and addicting especially if you enjoy the Star Wars universe. I'm not saying I like the way EA did the transactions but for gods sake the game they made is phenomenal!
They did an excellent job creating a faithful Star Wars experience.. the problem is, that's the only really great thing about the game. If you take away the Star Wars setting, you're left with a fairly average bland FPS game and this is from DICE, a developer most of us have extremely high expectations from.
You could say that about almost any franchise though. If another developer made a game like COD no one would care because we already have COD. Star Wars has went a long time without a proper videogame and the gameplay is faithful to the Star Wars universe. Once the nostalgia/excitement wears off sure every game seems bland or boring, but right now for me nothing compares. Skimming the surface of an AT-AT,rolling to the left, and shooting down a tie interceptor while being chased by X-wings is pure fan fulfillment. Maybe I'm a little biased(I named my first son Luke from Star Wars) but the last time I experienced MP this good was a long time ago.....In a galaxy far far away....? ;)
"Faithful" I'm convinced posts like these are made by EA/DICE employees. But I guess the game is faithful because they have Stormtroopers versus Rebels. But please remind me again how (for example) all troops having jetpacks is faithful.
Yes I'm a huge star Wars fan!!! I have spent about 3 hours with the game and I found it quite lacking in many areas for a full priced game! They should release a FREE single player Campaign to correct the error of their ways!
I actually said this to my brother today. I'm loving the game, but playing those missions really makes you want a proper campaign. Hopefully they go all out with the nxt installment.
If only that was the real problem here...
How addicting and fun a game is doesn't necessarily justify its cost. Rocket League is insanely fun and addicting and it's $20. The amount of content does matter.
But, you nailed the issue. Value, at least how it is commonly used, is extremely subjective. If people have fun, they are willing to pay MORE for that fun. See any FTP game for that. Fun is also subjective. I've seen many people say that they would have happily paid more for Rocket League. Had they released it at $60 would it have caught on? I highly doubt it.
Give it time I was blown away initially then you start to realise. :( I played 20 hours in total including the beta.
I have played and it's not fun or addicting at all. It was fun for the first 2 hours. But it's like a game demo. It's not even half a game, it's 1/3 of a bad game!
Be fair, they are a business at the end of the day, more like $40.
I played the beta and it's not worth $60
Thats right, no beta is worth $60 :) Jokes aside, a games value is not made up of by how much you get on the disc but what you get out of the game. A game like Fallout 4 is a huge game but for someone like me who is not a fan it's not worth $60 because I won't get anything out of it. If your a Star Wars fan and love shooting things then $60 is a good value as you will enjoy it, if your someone who thinks every game should have 20 game modes, a crap load of extras all for $60 then you will never be happy and this is probably not for you. At the end of the day, EA and Dice were aiming for the Star Wars fan and to be honest, they will probably reach a large majority of them.
Played for 10 hours and I'd say 20 quid.
If people are not sure, just rent it and test it out yourself to see if it is a $20 game or not. It is available for $3 ar your local Redbox rental service. For me, it is a $30 at best with how little content there is. Add in that EA have the audacity to sell a launch day $50 DLC that has more maps than the stand alone $60 game makes matter worst.
Battlefront makes me glad I have a good reliable rental service. I'm going to have a blast with it until Rainbow Six comes out but by then, I imagine I'll be bored and doubt I'll ever play it again. It's disappointing really from DICE, I've bought every single one of their games since Battlefield 1942 and have usually found their new games have always motivated me to upgrade my PC.
I can't help but think I've been short changed! It's like you've paid £40 for a ticket to an all you can drink party and all they serve is Coke (not the powdered variety either!) I was fortunate to bag a Kollectors Edition of Mortal Kombat for £20 (plus my Mrs bought me a Vader onesie and Kylo Ren mug) today so at least I'm not totally disappointed!! Seriously tho, they ought to refund everyone for the DLC who have paid already and give that for free...No way is it worth £80 for it to be complete!!
Yup, and were back to rationalizing a games worth by how much "content" is in said game.
Forbes really started trolling heavily lately.
Started!?!? They've been trolling from the start! LOL
they're almost worse than Polygon.
So Titanfall was the second coming of Jesus FPS according to everyone and it only had multiplayer but this game has more modes, more content, and it's shit? So many fucking idiots in gaming. I wish you would gtfo out of my hobby
Titanfall has more interesting game modes, better gameplay and much more depth in customisation. Post launch support was ace too.
So, what you are basically saying, is that YOU like it better. Right? Well, there's the issue. You placed a higher value on the product (TitanFall) than you do on Battlefront. However, others are the opposite. THIS is why the current "value vs. content" argument just doesn't hold. Price isn't determined by value. It's determined by the market (supply and demand). Content doesn't always add value...because not everybody values the same content. There are tons of CoD players that would gladly pay less for the game if it were just the multiplayer. For them, $60 might be too much because they don't plan to touch the campaign or zombies at all. But, they buy the package for the MP.
iceman06 Battlefront was my most anticipated game this year. Battlefront 1&2 were some of the best times of my youth. I also loved The Battlefield games since 2. How burnt was I to find a game I was so excited for be so shallow? At least in titanfall they had weapons that felt unique. At least they had a variety of maps. At least spawns weren't so messed up 5 people spawn in front of you at once. The sheer cheek of expensive DLC to complete the game is disgusting.
Titanfall is more fun than Battlefront.
And all the DLC is free!
I have no problem with the volume of content in this game. It has 9 PvP modes, 2 co-op modes, and 15 maps after the 2 free ones drop. But I have a problem with the actual content. The game modes feel rushed and there is very little depth. It's like Mario Kart with random powerups lying around. Not a bad game though. It would probably have been more successful if they got rid of 3 or so terrible modes and then really focused and improved the remaining 8, and then reduced the price to $50 and the season pass to $40.
Interesting opinion. The game is definitely fun! There is alot more coming down he line, and I think that it's better to think of this as a $110 game that is releasing in stages. I jut hope that the stuff that comes out later is epic because otherwise we all just willingly got robbed! However, so far I've been having a ton of fun with what DID come in the game, and in the end that's what I was looking for when I bought it in the first place! [email protected]
Sjeesh, Forbes again. I don't find that article to have much content either, I hope no one else is clicking on the link and give the writer more 'ad revenue' since it's not worth anything, at, all. I wonder, if people here who would work their arses off on a work project that took them, say 100 hours, and their boss or whoever evaluates it tells them "sorry, it's nicely done and all, but not worth paying you for 100 hours, it's worth 33 hours tops" if you would just think that that would be fair... Don't like it, don't buy, as a Star Wars fan I'm loving it!
Games are cheaper than they've ever been even with a higher production cost and everyone complains. The season pass gives you a lot of content too. 16 maps plus more stuff. COD is what 15 for 5?
Do you realize how much money EA makes out of this game? The worst estimates are around 200 Million Dollars profit. It would really have not hurt them to throw 2-3 more maps into the game and maybe a small campaign.
I must be die hard. I agree it's light on maps but I am loving the gameplay . Feels like star wars to me
I'm enjoying it as well. I understand people are mad about price for the game itself and the expansion pack, but the game isn't always going to have the $60 dollar label. Wait for it to be price dropped, and then buy it?
$30-$40 makes more sense for the lack of content
Another game getting ignorant hate...the game is a technical marvel and is really fun....they had a short time to make it and focused on making it run well and on MP....would you rather they rush out a broken buggy mess? Don't like it don't buy it, game is good and will grow.
I also feel the same about halo 5.
Lol the title...dang
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