Star Wars Battlefront 2
Summary: Star Wars Battlefront 2 was a battleground for everyone who played it. Some loved the changes made from the first game and the many different modes. Even after fixing the progression, some still see this entry as lacking compared to what came before.
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So, does Star Wars Battlefront II fulfill the Star Wars fantasy? I believe it does, but it's a very Empire Strikes Back fantasy; it's not all lightsabers and Force-using. Sometimes it takes a blaster or two to get the job done or some fancy flying. It may require some frustrating moments of Dagoba-style training. At the end of the day, no matter who gets frozen in carbonite or loses a hand, you've got your squad to think about. Only together can you overcome the odds stacked against you.
I do really enjoy playing this, but when you look at some of the aspects that could make Battlefront 2 perfect, it falls short.
Star Wars Battlefront II is a complete experience unlike its predecessor. Despite the undelivered single-player campaign in terms of gameplay, the story was grand, magnificent, and well written! And even though it's riddled with microtransactions and loot crates, Star Wars Battlefront II delivered one of the best and smoothest multiplayer experience I've had this year, and I'm certainly satisfied.
You have a uninspired campaign that boils down to a predictable and boring waste of 5 hours. A multiplayer mode that feels too arcade based to last longer than a 1 hour sitting. Then you have the loot box system locking players out of the classes they want to play and encouraging the customer to spend money so that they can feel “a sense of pride and accomplishment” If you came here wanting an exciting Star Wars story then get out because this game is not worth the money. Instead of spending a one time payment for a game you are expected to put down more as you keep playing.
An engaging campaign, a satisfying arcade mode, and thrilling multiplayer make Star Wars Battlefront II an improvement over its predecessor and it should be the game to bring balance to the Force. The appalling progression system and unmistakable greed of the publisher tarnish all of that.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 manages to make nearly everything wrong with such a simple formula and Star Wars Goodness. The newly introduced campaign ends up being a irrelevant add-on and the multiplayer part got destroyed by a ungrateful randomized progression system and a focus on farming credits and also reducing the credits you earn per match. Somewhere in this mess should be a decent squad-based Shooter with some great Star Wars Fanservice but everything around it is terrible.
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Battlefront 2 shines with its modern looking visuals and polish, and also has a great Star Wars campaign, but its multiplayer modes are plagued by a messed up progression system that may never provide the experience gamers were hoping to get for their $60.
Star Wars Battlefront II is plagued by an economic system that unfortunately reached itself into the game to affect gameplay in an unfair way. Even with EA/DICE withdrawing the pay to win system, the actions tainted the game. Though not without real gameplay flaws, Battlefront II is a stunning dive into the Star Wars universe with real prop scans and authentic sounds. Battlefront II leans more towards an online arcade adventure rather than a serious competitive FPS and it truly excels in this role.
The Star Wars universe is rich with lore and mystery and we get a bland badly smashed together piece of gaming. For each highlight of the game, such as the well done space battles there is an equally poor stealth mechanic. Fortunately the story is short at around 5 hours and so if you are determined to get through it you won't waste too much time. If you enjoy short and bland this could be the game for you.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a very strong case for doing your own research before buying. Going in, you must know that the unlocking system in-game is pretty rough and we’ll likely see microtransactions return as some point. On the other hand, the brand new campaign and multiplayer options in Star Wars Battlefront 2 are a lot of fun and personify what makes Star Wars great.