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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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79. Re: Vehicles Sep 24, 2004, 23:08 Muscular Beaver
 
Me and Rilus are good friends, he loves it when I laugh at him. Dont you dare interfere.


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78. Re: Vehicles Sep 24, 2004, 16:26 Animals for Crackers
 
I'm sure he meant Snowspeeders.


Edit : And where does he say that ONLY pilots can use vehicles? From the looks of things it seems that you like to troll off of Rilus, don't you? But who am I to make such a dumb assumption.
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77. Re: Vehicles Sep 23, 2004, 19:35 Muscular Beaver
 
Morrowind and pretty characters? Only Pilots able to use vehicles? X-Wings on Hoth?
You dont stop amazing me, Rilus.


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76. Re: Vehicles Sep 23, 2004, 12:44 Rilus
 
[Battlefront is] slow-paced, the combat is simplistic and boring, and the vehicles are too powerful and underutilized. Most of the maps I've played don't even have vehicles. And the snowspeeders are too hard to control. Also, it seems like a lot of air battles are unrelated to the ground battle, so they become irrevelant to the game. Very disappointing. Oh well, Evil Genius next week!!!!

I am loving this game the same way I love BF1942. Its graphics are really well done even at low poly count. Much like Blizzard with WoW, Pandemic shows you can have a gorgeous game without 40,000 poly characters. (Bethesda and Morrowind anyone?) The combat is as simplistic (or complex) as BF1942. Period.
The vehicles are powerful and like Teddy said, I am glad they're powerful. I don't want a single guy with rocket launcher to kill me in my AT-AT or AT-ST within 30 seconds (a la BF1942.) If you've played enough BF1942, though, you'll know that a tank can kill any naked infantry almost just by looking at it. The splash damage for tanks is almost apocalyptic in BF1942 and the machine guns will just tear through infantry like they're made of wet paper.
Underutilized?? Wow! What server have you been playing in? In any given server I've played, I've seen a good 5th of my forces be pilots and go out and wage amazing skirmishes. Geonosis comes to mind.
All the vehicles, to me, are ten times easier to handle in Battlefront than they ever have been in BF1942. Play Galactic Conquest and try to fly an X-Wing at full speed in Hoth. *shudder*
I even remember when BF1942 first came out how all the reviews used to joke about the steep learning curve to learn how to fly planes.
The first time I played in Hoth, in Battlefront, I was (literally) running circles around the AT-ST's while my AI buddy lassoed their feet. They never even got to the first bunker. It was awesome.
The best pilots I have seen in Cloud City and Geonosis blast the hell out of ground troops while trying to stave off incoming air-to-air fire.
This game may not be the holy grail of gaming, but I am having a blast with it.
The only gripe I have is the connectivity problems.
I can't wait for Evil Genius, either, though. =P

 
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75. Re: Some more... Sep 23, 2004, 00:44 Animals for Crackers
 
Thought I'd post this since it might alleviate some concern over the game's net code. I just played on a server (DRNSgamers.net I believe) and it ran perfectly. I mean silky smooth, just as in singleplayer. I dunno what kind of connection the host was on, nor do I care because the game ran beautifully. So it is possible at this moment to have a lagfree game, if you manage to find this server, LOL. I stayed in the server all day, even when I went to work so I didn't lose my spot.

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74. Some more... Sep 22, 2004, 19:22 Muscular Beaver
 
The sound isnt the best - it sometimes loops sounds for the rest of the game and I dont notice footsteps from other players/bots at all, but that may be because there is firing and explosions around you all the time. also some sound files seem to be faulty because they make weird noises at the beginning and/or ending.

Yes, the maps are too small, but still they FEEL bigger than BF1942 maps at first because the background fits perfectly and I didnt notice any fog at all. but when you take a xwing, snowspeeder, whatever and fly around you will quickly get that "youre leaving the battlefield" message.

it is pretty simple. the weapons only get unprecise after about 10 shots or more for example. what bothers me is the reloading of most weapons since Ive never seen anyone reload his blaster or blaster rifle before in any movie or game.

there are some side balancing issues. for example the trade federations vehicles are too weak vs. the clones vehicles and you will quickly find yourself without vehicles while the other side kills you instantly with their vehicles and you can do nothing about it. trade federation seems pretty weak anyway. the destroyers (droidikas) are far too wussy and extremely slow at aiming.

the jedi in multiplayer games are annoying as shit because you cant even kill them at all, even with an AT AT firing at them for 30 mins. and sometimes you find yourself trapped because there is darth vader or skywalker in the tight walkway or hallway which you need to pass to advance. sometimes (not that rare) they camp your spawn points... I guess its an server option to enable or disable them, but I have yet to see a server that didnt use them.

still there is much more action going on than in any multiplayer game Ive ever played. if someone says it has slow gameplay, he doesnt have a clue at all.


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73. LucasArts' TS replied on demo... Sep 22, 2004, 14:03 Ant
 
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 10:48:07 -0700
From: LucasArts Technical Support <techsupp@lucasarts.com>
To: Ant
Subject: RE: STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT DEMO (JG)



Hi,
Thank you for your message,
We have not been told when it will be released.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

LEC JAY

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72. Re: :-\ Sep 22, 2004, 12:35 bizarro
 
I beg everyone...wait for the demo!!
I bought this game yesterday having high hopes for it and it seriously sucks. Yes, the AT-AT's are cool and some of the scenarios of the movies are depicted pretty well but for everyone playing BFV, Joint Ops or even COD this game is way too shallow. It definitely screams "console" at every corner.

 
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71. Re: Worth the $50 easy. Sep 22, 2004, 12:33 Tumbler
 
Heh, since I've not yet played this game, and I've watched the little movie clips I feel qualified to critique this game.

(That was sarcasm)

Damn fun game. I have played more single player then multiplayer but can honestly say I haven't had this much fun in a few months. I feel as if I have gotten my moneys worth tonight alone.

And do you ever not like any of the star wars games that lucasarts puts out? Still playing force commander i guess?

Very good single player experience with several different modes of play to include multiplayer with bots, which has far better AI then BF1942 and the other clones.

That isn't saying much at all. And the preview articles mentioned that the devs were working particularly hard on the AI which seems to be lacking at best.

Don't believe all the negativity. So many people slam a game without even playing it long enough to learn all the nuances. Seems by the time they open the box and install the damn game they are already disappointed...

How dare you insinuate I don't know what i"m talking about. I read the news boards, I know everything there is to know about this game. (Sarcasm)

One down side is the lag or netcode issue.

For a game designed to be played online that is a pretty big problem to have right out of the door.

Any game that comes out in a me too fashion (BF1942 + Galactic Conquest Battlefront = success) deserves some harsh criticism. There are so many things possible with the Star Wars universe, and as a huge fan myself, I'm not satisfied with half assed attempts to make money at the expense of fans. Spend the time and make an original product that will hold the Star Wars name high... But I guess it does along with the quality of the recent movies.

(walks off muttering about the "good old days")

 
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70. :-\ Sep 22, 2004, 10:14 dorian
 
hmmmm....wait for demo....or dont wait for demo.

that is the question.

perhaps i will download the dawn of war demo instead.


 
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69. Re: Worth the $50 easy. Sep 22, 2004, 10:00 z0dd
 
This game is sooo close to being incredible. These factors GREATLY hinder it:

- Maps WAY too small. Thanks console scrubs. When will Devs learn

- Net lag. Enough said

- In game browser couldn't be any worse. Hello? Why the heck are you refreshing after trying to join a full server??!@ More reason to hate LameSpy

Can I get this to work with any 3rd party browsers?

 
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68. Re: Worth the $50 easy. Sep 22, 2004, 08:47 Animals for Crackers
 
Yea playing the singleplayer AFTER the MP I was like "WTF!?"...Man if the MP ran half as smooth as SP the experience would be even better. Hopefully they get a patch out the door for this lag problem. Battlefield suffered from similar lag at it's release although I don't think it was THIS bad. I hope those fuckers at Pandemic are hard at work on a fix for this bs. I thought my computer wasn't up to snuff at first because my ping was around 50 normally but the game was erratic and choppy as hell. Then I tried SP, WOAH what a difference. I wonder if this guys even tested Multiplayer outside of LAN. Here's hoping tbis lag gets fixed.


My cousin got this for Xbox yesterday as well. I think I'll stop by and see how nicely this runs on Xbox Live. I can only imagine how much better it will run. ;(
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67. Re: Worth the $50 easy. Sep 22, 2004, 08:18 Muscular Beaver
 
Well I bought it. the campaigns went through in a few hours. and now I am trying multiplayer but its the laggiest shit ive seen in a long time, its even that laggy that my framerate drops to 5 fps or so. a very shitty netcode. ill try it again later tonight but I think its a waste without a working multiplayer.

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66. Worth the $50 easy. Sep 22, 2004, 03:57 Paranoid Jack
 
Damn fun game. I have played more single player then multiplayer but can honestly say I haven't had this much fun in a few months. I feel as if I have gotten my moneys worth tonight alone.

Very good single player experience with several different modes of play to include multiplayer with bots, which has far better AI then BF1942 and the other clones.

Super fun multiplayer game. Nice maps, nice weapons, and nice vehicles... not perfect but after they balance it a bit more I think there will be a long-standing community. Hell, if people are still playing BF1942... then this game will surely be around for a year or two.

Don't believe all the negativity. So many people slam a game without even playing it long enough to learn all the nuances. Seems by the time they open the box and install the damn game they are already disappointed...

I would bet a demo is in the works. If not ask around. Most people who bought this one today are more then happy with it. A very fun single player game with great multiplayer that can only get better. One down side is the lag or netcode issue. If they patch that and tweak the gameplay a bit they have a sure thing.

EDIT: My only complaint is the shitty in-game server browser powered by Gamespy. It really sucks. Why can't these guys get a clue and go with what Joint Ops did? Now that was one sweet server browser. Maybe Gamespy expects you to use Arcade to get around the crappy in-game browser?

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65. Re: No subject Sep 21, 2004, 23:54 Krovven
 
As predicted, the console whores love it.

Amusing comment since I dont own a single console machine.

Lets see...people hate SW: Battlefront, people hate CoD:UO, people hate Tribes Vengeance, people hate Doom 3, people hate Painkiller, people hate Half Life 2 and its not even out yet. Sounds to me like none of you should play games since you all hate everything that is released.

 
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64. Re: No subject Sep 21, 2004, 23:49 Teddy
 
As predicted, the console whores love it.

How very asinine of you. It's always a nice ego boost to dismiss anyone that disagrees with you as a lesser being, isn't it?

Anyways, on to a more relevant comment of someone else...

Well i personally like the vehicles being tough...

So do I. That's one thing I never liked about the Battlefield games. If you run into a tank on foot, no one is ever particularly worried about it. All you do is run around and lob grenades at it. 3 or 4 and it's done and even if you don't kill it, you've at least managed to damage it halfway by yourself.

In this game on the other hand, run up to an AT-ST and lob grenades at it and you'll probably manage to annoy the pilot enough for him to kill you, but that's about it. Vehicles, particularly large ones -should- be something that you'd have to be insane to go up against alone on foot.

 
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63. No subject Sep 21, 2004, 23:30 WebDemon
 
As predicted, the console whores love it.

 
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62. Re: Vehicles Sep 21, 2004, 23:18 captawe
 
I must say I agree with all the negative postings against this game. I watched the trailers and such and had high hopes for the game, but the reality is that the game rather sucks.

It's slow-paced, the combat is simplistic and boring, and the vehicles are too powerful and underutilized. Most of the maps I've played don't even have vehicles. And the snowspeeders are too hard to control. Also, it seems like a lot of air battles are unrelated to the ground battle, so they become irrevelant to the game. Very disappointing. Oh well, Evil Genius next week!!!!

 
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61. Vehicles Sep 21, 2004, 21:43 Cheese
 
Well i personally like the vehicles being tough as they are it adds a since of realness, as far as the console version goes I have no clue cause i refuse to buy another one.

Gotta love the spy with the driod thing and the dark trooper rocks with that jet pack, i must give it to them as even the weak ass pilot has a use in this game< he has a blowtorch thing that repairs or sets booby traps and he can despence healpacks.

Ive only played a few classes and modes so far and i havent had this much fun with a game since X-Com.

Yes X-Com the RTS but i must admitt to likeing this game a little too much and get this , I purchased the Call of Duty expansion as well, and its hella hard and great but theres something about this game that got me.

 
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60. Re: After further play Sep 21, 2004, 21:21 D4rkKnight
 
Vehicles are very powerfull even in online mode, much more powerfull then say a tank in BF1942, because you have multiple shots that insta kill and have a large blast radius, you can kill 10-20 troops in a matter of seconds.

 
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