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#181336 11-Oct-2015 12:59

Been playing this over the weekend.  Gee, the graphics are impressive.  I think it's the prettiest game I've seen on the PS4.  I like the gameplay as well, simple and fun.  

Not sure if I'll pick up the final game.  I say that now but its the sort of thing I'll probably order online after a few drinks on a Saturday night which is when I do most of my buying.

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  #1405061 13-Oct-2015 15:10
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I tried it out for a few hours on the xOne. Controls aside I believe the content is the same therefore can comment here.

This is a very pretty Battlefield game, but it's definitely not a Battlefront game. Some pros and cons as I observed:

 

  • Pros

     

    • Very pretty
    • Quick loading times
    • No apparently lag (level of an oceanic server so here's hoping)
    • Controls were what is expected from Battlefield games (no weird innovative stuff that wasn't explained or obvious from the HUD)
    • Offline split-screen survival mode
    • No shotguns :D
    • New power-up and card accessories (thermal imploder etc) are interesting
  • Cons

     

    • No single player
    • No online-split screen
    • Hoth walker assault didn't look anything like the movie
    • Wrong hero skins for the map (Return of The Jedi Luke on Hoth)
    • Heroes stay 'dead' (kneeling for Luke) for some time after death attracting fire
    • Heroes are glass cannons

       

      • I remember them being harder to kill on the old games, but you had to damn well earn them instead of tripping over a powerup
    • No snipers past the cycler rifle card
    • No persistent vehicle spawns (power-ups instead - so no thieving the other factions toys)
    • No squads

       

      • Don't remember this from BFr1&2 but it was innovative for BF3 and 4
    • No map spawn selector
    • Random and rather sadistic spawn locations

       

      • No spawn camp protection
      • Spawns you far enough from the drop-pod that you may as well not run there
      • Alternately spawns you right on the drop-pod infront of the whole enemy team
      • I got spawned on a thermal imploder once
    • Flying vehicles are death traps

       

      • I still suck apparently, and without Clone Era we won't get gunships (which would function like Helos)
      • Shooting the ground with flyers seems excessively difficult atm
    • No bots

       

      • This is the largest sticking point, Battlefront 1 and 2 were epic battles with hundreds of ai troopers and the players
    • Lack of immersion

       

      • It looks pretty, sounds pretty, but without the bots, vehicles and weapon variations it feels half baked
    • Original Trilogy and Third Trilogy only

       

      • I miss my clones and destroyer droids :(
TL;DR
It is going to be an amazing Battlefield game, but isn't a successor to the Battlefront series past the fact it's a decent Star Wars shooter




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  #1405151 13-Oct-2015 18:18

OK, interesting. I'm a big bf fan going back to 1942, however this is my first Battlefront experience. It really did have a classic bf feel to it. I did read somewhere that it might be a bit too battlefront light/casual.




 
 
 
 


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  #1405158 13-Oct-2015 18:27
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Battlefront was more like Battlefield 1942 with bots on. There were hundreds of ai units and the game revolved around killing off reinforcement, if you had more capture points your enemies team's reinforcement tickets reduced over time alongside deaths




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