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Ships Ahoy - Star Wars Battlefront

LucasArts Blasts onto Store Shelves with the Release of Star Wars Battlefront for the PS2, Xbox and PC is the expected press release announcing that the new Star Wars action game is in stores, coinciding with the release of the original Star Wars trilogy on DVD: "The team-based action within Star Wars Battlefront is set in 16 unique locations across 10 diverse planets including Hoth, Geonosis and Endor. Players can select one of the 20 different soldier types from each of the four factions: Rebel Alliance, Imperial Army, Clone Army and Droid Army. Each soldier has specialized abilities and the freedom to use ground-based turrets found on the battlefront as well as over 25 diverse ground and air vehicles including the AT-ST, X-wing and speeder bike."

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7. Re: demo Sep 21, 2004, 10:47 Ihya
 
This is Hump's review posted in another thread for the person who asked if it was any good...

I picked this up last night on my way home from work.

Things I like so far:


The maps, theres some really unique map designs here.

Vehicles. A wide variety of vehicle types. Not all are as useful as they could be if tweaked (speed, durability, etc) but still, theres something for everyone.

evironment graphics. The polyginal counts aren't high and the texture res could be better but somehow the artists have managed to make the game look excellent. Bump mapping is used but isn't overdone as it is in so many games nowadays. Sublime stuff.


You can kill Ewoks. Dead Ewoks. Need I say more?

...and things i didn't like:


As Ivan Sulic mentioned in his IGN review, the game feels like it was made with primarily the console crowd in mind. Don't get me wrong, the PC is fun but the feel of the game is one of simplicity to the point of almost being shallow. After the initial novelty of playing with SW characters wears off , I'm not sure the game will have a long-lasting community on the PC. You may want to consider going the console route, especially if you have an Xbox.

weapons with a concussive blast (ie rocket launcher, mortar) have almost zero splash damage.


AI. Dumb as a cinder block.

weapon rendering. Pandemic managed to make a fantastic looking terrain engine and even the characters and thir animations are decent. So why do the weps/arms in FPS view look like it was made in the HL 1 engine? Its not a major complaint but its baffling nonetheless

I tried jumping on a few dedicated servers with what looked like good connections but upon playing things seemed to go downhill. Still too early to say whether its the netcode or just inexperienced admins

so to sum it up, its a fun game but recommending this at a $50 price point is tough. If your looking for a nice change of pace from the same old military online games like BF42, DC and the like, and/or if your a total Star Wars geek then you'll almost certainly enjoy it.

-Hump


This comment was edited on Sep 21, 10:47.
 
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  1. Sep 21, 10:29 1st ZigZang
  2. Sep 21, 10:31  Re: 1st Bao98
  3. Sep 21, 10:34   Re: 1st DDI
  4. Sep 21, 10:39    I hope they're wrong... Paranoid Jack
  5. Sep 21, 10:39    Re: 1st trog
  8. Sep 21, 10:48     Re: 1st Hump
  6. Sep 21, 10:40 demo Jim
>> 7. Sep 21, 10:47  Re: demo Ihya
  30. Sep 21, 14:31   Re: demo FourPak
  31. Sep 21, 14:39    Re: demo Sphinx
  34. Sep 21, 14:58  Re: demo Ant
  35. Sep 21, 15:38   Re: demo 7.62WorldOrder
  36. Sep 21, 15:43    Re: demo nin
  37. Sep 21, 16:36   Re: demo Hump
  44. Sep 21, 17:22    Re: demo Ant
  9. Sep 21, 10:54 Do we need another battlefield? Tehol
  10. Sep 21, 10:58  Re: Do we need another battlefield? Sphinx
  14. Sep 21, 11:37  Re: Do we need another battlefield? Hump
  22. Sep 21, 12:42   Re: Do we need another battlefield? Bodolza
  11. Sep 21, 11:01 Crappy Battlefield knockoff Nick Wilson
  12. Sep 21, 11:07  Re: Crappy Battlefield knockoff Shataan
  13. Sep 21, 11:32  Re: Crappy Battlefield knockoff sauron
  15. Sep 21, 12:00 No subject sauron
  16. Sep 21, 12:02  Re: No subject ExcessDan
  32. Sep 21, 14:56  #15... Ant
  17. Sep 21, 12:22 Having fun with it! maddog
  18. Sep 21, 12:25 No subject Animals for Crackers
  19. Sep 21, 12:34  Up to 16 players?! Jaenos
  20. Sep 21, 12:36   Re: Up to 16 players?! Animals for Crackers
  23. Sep 21, 13:21    Re: Up to 16 players?! Razor6
  29. Sep 21, 14:15    Re: Up to 16 players?! Sphinx
  21. Sep 21, 12:37  Re: No subject ZzeusS
  24. Sep 21, 13:25 No subject fujiJuice
  26. Sep 21, 13:31  Re: No subject maddog
  28. Sep 21, 14:01   Re: No subject WebDemon
  25. Sep 21, 13:30 good game, but frustrating BLaRG
  27. Sep 21, 14:00  Re: good game, but frustrating ZzeusS
  33. Sep 21, 14:56 Not that bad Cheese
  38. Sep 21, 16:47 No subject DangerDog
  39. Sep 21, 17:07  Ugh TangledThorns
  40. Sep 21, 17:10  Re: No subject Krovven
  43. Sep 21, 17:20   No subject Animals for Crackers
  45. Sep 21, 17:46    Re: No subject Krovven
  46. Sep 21, 17:50    Re: No subject Grounded
  48. Sep 21, 17:58     Re: No subject ZigZang
  41. Sep 21, 17:12  Demo Bao98
  42. Sep 21, 17:13   Re: Demo Ant
  47. Sep 21, 17:54 It's selling well Creston
  52. Sep 21, 18:55  Re: It's selling well Krovven
  49. Sep 21, 18:13 After further play Cheese
  50. Sep 21, 18:26  Re: After further play Hump
  51. Sep 21, 18:54   Re: After further play Kevlar
  53. Sep 21, 18:56  Re: After further play Muscular Beaver
  58. Sep 21, 20:24   Re: After further play sponge
  59. Sep 21, 21:06   Re: After further play Teddy
  60. Sep 21, 21:21    Re: After further play D4rkKnight
  54. Sep 21, 19:03 No subject Animals for Crackers
  55. Sep 21, 19:21 Demo first please Tumbler
  56. Sep 21, 19:34 Conquest mode Cheese
  57. Sep 21, 19:49 shallow but fun Charlie_Six
  61. Sep 21, 21:43 Vehicles Cheese
  62. Sep 21, 23:18  Re: Vehicles captawe
  63. Sep 21, 23:30   No subject WebDemon
  64. Sep 21, 23:49    Re: No subject Teddy
  65. Sep 21, 23:54     Re: No subject Krovven
  66. Sep 22, 03:57      Worth the $50 easy. Paranoid Jack
  67. Sep 22, 08:18       Re: Worth the $50 easy. Muscular Beaver
  68. Sep 22, 08:47        Re: Worth the $50 easy. Animals for Crackers
  69. Sep 22, 10:00         Re: Worth the $50 easy. z0dd
  71. Sep 22, 12:33       Re: Worth the $50 easy. Tumbler
  76. Sep 23, 12:44   Re: Vehicles Rilus
  77. Sep 23, 19:35    Re: Vehicles Muscular Beaver
  78. Sep 24, 16:26     Re: Vehicles Animals for Crackers
  79. Sep 24, 23:08      Re: Vehicles Muscular Beaver
  70. Sep 22, 10:14 :-\ dorian
  72. Sep 22, 12:35  Re: :-\ bizarro
  73. Sep 22, 14:03 LucasArts' TS replied on demo... Ant
  74. Sep 22, 19:22 Some more... Muscular Beaver
  75. Sep 23, 00:44  Re: Some more... Animals for Crackers


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