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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[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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