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Star Wars Battlefront Review

Star Wars Battlefront Review

STAR WARS™ Battlefront™

On November 17th, the long-awaited Star Wars Battlefront from Electronic Arts and DICE Studios was released. This game has an authentic Star Wars feel that is incomparable to other games that have come out throughout the years.

While this is not a sequel to Battlefront 2 from the mid-2000s thus not including a Single player Campaign or Story mode, it does contain Single player and  Co-Op Missions that offer plenty of variety and are worth your time. The main draw for this rendition of Battlefront is no doubt the Online Multiplayer. The amount of game modes for multiplayer gives anyone so many different options in sizes of maps, number of players in games, and styles of the game mode itself. Walker Assault is an enormous, 20 vs 20 game mode that pits Rebels against the Imperials in an effort to escort two AT-ATs (one walker on Endor) to the objective point at the end of the map while an Imperial and you need to defeat the Walkers before they reach the points as a Rebel. The chaos that ensues during a Walker Assault match is pretty incredible with explosions going off, ships flying overhead, Hero characters wreaking havoc and coordinated attacks from each team.

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Walker is going down on Tatooine.

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Not a good sight to see as a Rebel soldier on Hoth.

The other multiplayer game modes include Supremacy, Fighter Squadron, Blast, Cargo, Drop Zone, Droid Run, Hero Hunt, and Heroes vs Villains. All game modes offer a variety of players in-game from 12 in Cargo all the way up to 40 for Walker Assault and Supremacy. Each mode has its unique qualities that make them playable for hours and offers endless occurrences that make sure the same thing doesn’t happen twice. My favorite games would be between Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron. I prefer the larger maps and higher player counts. Overall the multiplayer offers plenty of options for all players regardless of preference and skill level.

Luke Skywalker prepares for battle.

Luke Skywalker prepares for battle.

Battlefront gives the player numerous customization options as appearance goes as well has the Weapons selection and Star Card uses. Star Cards are extras and accessories that give you different boosts and weaponry while playing in the game. From Thermal Detonators to Personal Shields to Chewbacca’s famous Bowcaster, DICE did not skimp on the details for players to use. You are able to create multiple Star Card “Hands” that you use for battles, but one of the drawbacks is that you can only select two while in your game mode.

My favorite, the Thermal Detonator.

My favorite, the Thermal Detonator.

Player customization screen.

Player customization screen.

The player appearance choices are pretty limitless, offering choices for both male and female as well as numerous ethnicities and ages. The appearance system works just the same as the Weapon and Star Card unlocking system, leveling up your character/username and earning credits from playing matches enables you purchase different looks and improved weapons and Star Cards. The Star Cards can be upgraded to improve they’re effectiveness which is extremely helpful.

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Standard Male Rebel soldier.

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Female Rebel soldier.

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Female Twi’Lek unlockable at level 50.

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The EE-3 is my blaster of choice. Boba would agree.

In the end I would highly recommend getting Star Wars Battlefront. Even if you are not much of a fan of this type of games such as me, the work that EA and DICE did on this should absolutely be commended. It feels just like you are living these battles in the Star Wars universe. You can check out the official Battlefront website for more information on the game here. If you have the game for PlayStation 4 you can add me at CC7567Rex501st and follow a gaming community run by Andy Ury, Brian Novicki, and myself at Vaders Gamers (Twitter), where we have live-streams on Twitch.

If you have any other comments, suggestions, or questions about the game, you can reach out to me on Twitter or email me at MikeA@Coffeewithkenobi.com!

Getting hit with a rock on Endor is indeed a trophy.

Getting hit in the head with a rock on Endor is indeed a trophy.

Absolutely gorgeous.

Absolutely gorgeous.

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Fighter Squadron is an addicting mode

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Best way to get the first kill of a match? In an AT-ST of course.

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Han Solo not sure what he’s dong here.

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Sneak attack.

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