REVIEW: Star Wars Battlefront

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Star Wars Battlefront is a game I’ve been waiting to play since it was released, but unfortunately I couldn’t play it until I was able to get a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One. This game wasn’t available on any of the older consoles like the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3. This game captures everything I love about Star Wars in episodes four through six, which depicts the war between the Galactic Empire and the Rebellion.

This was the first game without a campaign that I’ve ever played in my life and honestly it surprised me how much I still enjoyed it, even though the trailer made it look like it had a campaign.

This game is built with various mission you can take one which sounds interesting, but the there’s down side. The down side is that the multiplayer missions cannot not be played locally on a split screen. Only the single player missions can be passed. To play the multiplayer missions you need an account for which ever system you’re playing the game on.

For me, I need a PlayStation Network account to play the multiplayer missions. When playing the multiplayer mission, you play two rounds in the missions, one round as Empire and then another round as the rebellion or the other way around. Of the multiplayer missions, I would definitely want to play Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron.

Of the single player missions, there are training missions, Battle missions, and survival missions. The training missions provide objective for you complete like flying an X-wing while engaging imperial TIE fighters, speeder showdowns, learning how to control a hero, controlling a scout walker, and flying a snow speeder on Hoth while preventing imperial walkers from destroying the rebel base shield generator and buying time for the rebel transports to escape. The battle missions are playing as a rebel or imperial trooper against AI troopers in a ground battle. You can also play as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo or Princess Leia, the Emperor, Boba Fett, or Darth Vader from the empire.

The survival missions are by far my favorite because you need to survive 15 waves of storm troopers on your own along with the other trooper types like shadow troopers, shock troopers, jump troopers, biker troopers and demolition troopers. Along with the troopers, in each survival mission you fight the troopers on the dessert planet Tatooine. There is also a volcanic mining planet Sullust. Home of the Ewoks is the planet Endor.

Hoth is the ice planet. Hoth is my favorite survival mission because it takes place inside the rebels ECHO base from episode V, The Empire Strikes Back. Each map has at least two or three waves involving AT-ST Walkers, but Sullust has at least two or three waves of TIE fighters and walkers with the troopers, which makes it the hardest survival mission.

As for the blasters in this game, my favorite blasters are the E-11 which is the weapon used by the storm troopers. The DH-17, which is a rapid fire pistol that is good for medium range combat, the RT- 97C, which is a heavy blaster with a long range scope and fires rapidly like the DH-17, and the DL-44 which is the most powerful blaster pistol in the game that delivers massive damage at close range and it looks a lot like Han Solo’s blaster and it sounds like it when firing it.

Overall, this game is the first release to the new generation of Star Wars Battlefront games since the one for the clone wars was released on Oct. 31, 2005. This is definitely a game to be played by all gamers.

If I had the choice of rating this game, I would give five stars for everything in it. For those who want to play this game, buy this game as soon as you can and begin the war, and most importantly from the words of Master Yoda, “May the Force Be with You.”

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