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Old April 18 2015, 01:16 AM   #1
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Star Wars Battlefront

Well, after waiting a damn decade for the next game, it's finally coming, but at Star Wars Celebration they announced a lot of things about it that pretty much killed my excitement...

--not on last gen (which I own)
--no single player campaign (I don't play online)
--no space battles
--NO PREQUEL CONTENT WHATSOEVER

The graphics look amazing and all, but I'm incredibly disappointed. It sounds like half a game.

And the first two SW Battlefront games some of my all time favorite video games. The only game I played more than BF2 is Mario Kart!!!
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Old April 18 2015, 01:42 AM   #2
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront

I agree--I'm a fan of single player (good way to practice) and space battles. I wonder if those things can be added as updates? I know that plenty of PS3 games have add-on content.
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Old April 18 2015, 02:20 AM   #3
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I never played the original Battlefront games, but I was always under the impression that they were essentially multiplayer games with only token SP campaigns. Pretty much like most BF/CoD titles.
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Old April 18 2015, 05:24 AM   #4
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Looks good, but while it may have been created in-engine, it looks more like an intro video, as I doubt actual gameplay would end up looking quite like that.

Still, what a way to set the tone and get people excited! After many repeated attempts at a new Battlefront game, it's nice to see something new is actually happening. And I mean that in terms of Star Wars games in general.

It gives me hope that maybe, just maybe, we'll get a new X-Wing or something similar further down the road now that the movies are moving forward.
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Old April 18 2015, 07:25 AM   #5
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Looks great, not having prequel content makes sense if they plan to use this to push the sequels. They got 30 years they can cover.

What I want though is a new old fashion joystick space sim game. They got new X-wings and TIE Fighters, might as well use them. Plus supposedly a Rogue Squadron based movie next year.
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Old April 18 2015, 07:32 AM   #6
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Mr Light wrote: View Post
--not on last gen (which I own)
--no single player campaign (I don't play online)
--no space battles
--NO PREQUEL CONTENT WHATSOEVER
I'm looking forward to it.
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Old April 18 2015, 08:07 AM   #7
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No single player immediately kills any interest I might have had in it.
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Old April 18 2015, 10:45 AM   #8
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No single player immediately kills any interest I might have had in it.
Seconded.
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Old April 18 2015, 11:14 AM   #9
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Likely eventually on PC. Only console I own is an old Atari 2600.

(The DICE people say it will be out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC)

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Old April 18 2015, 01:44 PM   #10
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Are there any more specifics of single player mode? It's critical.

Classic Battlefront provides a skirmish mode, and I wouldn't sit well without any one of it's options. I've never stopped played Battlefront I and II through this very long decade of dull Star Wars video games so this game is a huge deal for me and there is a lot on the line... I have to consider getting a new system for this and so far I'm far from impressed with any of the software titles for either system. I do not enjoy online play. I play video games to take a break from social interaction!

Hopefully they get the 'sandbox' idea because without it, it's not Battlefront. I can live with the maps from Battlefront I and II forever.
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Old April 18 2015, 01:50 PM   #11
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I do not enjoy online play.
Well, I hope you're ready for a massive disappointment.
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Old April 18 2015, 02:01 PM   #12
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"Battlefront" will focus on frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players portraying Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire forces. In a demonstration of the game's multiplayer mode, a team of jetpack-equipped rebels were shown carving their way through the woodsy Endor while Stormtroopers charged at them on foot, on speeders and within walkers, including a hulking AT-AT war machine.

Other locales teased in game footage included the snowy Hoth, sandy Tatooine and gooey Sullust, a lava-spewing planet referenced in 1983's "Return of the Jedi," as well as many "Star Wars" games and novels, but rarely ever seen. "Battlefront" won't solely be centered on expendable ground troops. The game will reward sharpshooters with the ability to embody such iconic characters as bounty hunter Boba Fett and Sith baddie Darth Vader on the battlefield.

"You can storm in as the Dark Lord himself," said "Battlefront" design director Niklas Fegraeus. "You can wield a lightsaber. You can Force choke the rebel scum, which is fun. Basically, you are the boss of the battle. This means that you, as Vader, can lead your team to victory — if you play well."

The action will also take to the skies with players engaging in dogfights with TIE Fighters, X-wings and the Millennium Falcon, though the developers were coy about how battles would alternate between ground and air combat.

"We wanted it to feel authentic to this universe," said "Battlefront" executive producer Patrick Bach. "You can get into these vehicles, from speeder bikes to X-wings, TIE fighters, AT-STs, AT-ATs. There's a wide range of vehicles that we wanted to realize. The difficulty with a game is that they need to be balanced with the troops on the ground."

"Battlefront" will also include a free downloadable level available two weeks before "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens in theaters Dec. 18. It's set on Jakku, the battle-scarred desert planet glimpsed in "Force Awakens" teasers. The expansion, dubbed "Battle of Jakku," will explore the moment following "Return of the Jedi" when the New Republic confronted Imperial holdouts on the previously unseen Outer Rim enclave.

"You never get to see it in the new movie, so it was this brilliant opportunity to recreate the Battle of Jakku, which you only see the remnants of in the movie," said Bach. "In the game, you actually get to play the Battle of Jakku. It's the same place from the new movie but 30 years earlier."
Additional Info:
-Has two player splitscreen
-It sounds like there isn't a traditional campaign and something more akin to spec-ops from CoD
-Modes vary from 8 players to 40 players
-You can toggle between first and third person
-There's flyable vehicles but no space battles
-The 7 minute demo was on PS4, but there's no mention of the forthcoming trailer platform
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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/b92ad...fan-convention

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Old April 18 2015, 02:02 PM   #13
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billcosby wrote: View Post
I do not enjoy online play.
Well, I hope you're ready for a massive disappointment.
Not exactly. I haven't allowed my expectations to rise above 0. Looks great, but as far as it lacks key elements, it's Battlefront in name only.

Battlefront must contain:
  • Capturing checkpoints or flag captures
  • The ability to command a group of troopers
  • Gameplay reward to upgrade to hero class (Jedi, etc)
  • Sandbox style arenas
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Old April 18 2015, 02:04 PM   #14
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No single player, no interest.
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Old April 18 2015, 02:06 PM   #15
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Screens.

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