Star Wars: Battlefront II Review – This is the Star Wars Game You’ve Been Looking For - Not So MMO -

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edited November 13 in News & Features Discussion

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Star Wars: Battlefront II is sure to be overshadowed by the controversy surrounding its microtransactions, but beneath the fury lies a game truly worthy of the Star Wars IP.

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  • M.D.33M.D.33 BerlinMember UncommonPosts: 35
    edited November 13
    This is a 3.0 max, one point for Star Wars, Graphic and Sound. Microtransactions tied into progression in a +60$ priced game, paying for heroes 75% reduction doesnt matter, its not tolerable.
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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 25,793
    edited November 13
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,710
    edited November 13
    SBFord said:
    Ver interesting read.  Curious to see where the future heads.  As someone who dislikes microtransactions, I hope we'll see you guys start dedicating whole sections to the economy of games, much as you would graphics or replayability.  If we're going to see it as a rule, I agree it should he reflected in the review score as a rule.
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  • M.D.33M.D.33 BerlinMember UncommonPosts: 35

    SBFord said:




    Its indded, so what can you make, one score for the game and developer work and one for the publisher and business model? The problem is, the developers must build games with microtransactions in mind, the gameplay is tied to microtransactions and this would influence the first score.
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  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCMember EpicPosts: 4,947
    Kind a puts a shit stain on the whole Star Wars thing.

    IMHO
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  • RidrithRidrith Mountain View, ARMember UncommonPosts: 463
    I was actually going to pre-order this game yesterday. Fuck that. The article that @SBFord linked is spot on. This is the future of gaming and it's one nobody wants. It's actually quite disgusting that these practices are becoming the norm.
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  • kchisarikkchisarik pilesgrove, NJMember UncommonPosts: 114
    will not buy due to MT soley
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  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLMember RarePosts: 2,611
    It really sucks.. I like Star Wars but MORE importantly, it was couch-co-op.  You know how rare that is anymore?  Sucks.  Maybe I'll buy it used somewhere a couple of months from now or something. (or not at all)
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  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXMember EpicPosts: 5,220
    Man, what a beautiful game, but I have crops to dust in Farming Simulator 2017.
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  • TekaelonTekaelon Brookhaven, MSMember UncommonPosts: 590
    No way I’ll buy such an mt heavy game.
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  • CelciusCelcius Member UncommonPosts: 1,141
    edited November 14
    As long as games get point deductions and are negatively impacted by reviews as a result of bad monetization practices we will eventually have better ones. The metacritic score is lame, but this is a weird silver lining to this situation. If BF2 does poorly, we likely won't see many big games try to use P2W elements in such a deliberate way in the future. It is important to consider the cost of a game when evaluating it, this is no longer an option for a good review. You can't just be like, well the game is p2w but it is AMAZING!! 9/10
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  • NildenNilden Canada, NBMember RarePosts: 2,261
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  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAMember UncommonPosts: 1,980
    Thx for the info, will skip it the game
  • mmrvmmrv henderson, NVMember UncommonPosts: 150
    Doesnt matter how much you love Stars Wars or think the game will be fun YOU MUST NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. The only way you can put a stop to this crap is to nip it in the bud immediately and kill their revenue on games pushing this MT crap.

    If you buy it you are reinforcing their greed and you will doom yourself for ever just like we have seen the "early access" cancer take over the entire industry.

    Speak with your money they will get the message do not purchase these types of games and they will remove the MT/cashshop scams.

    BTW sorry the developers/artists/animators/story people DO NOT GET TO WASH THEIRS HANDS of this they have a voice they chose to participate in creating this cancer, and they push the cost up on these products development with their own personal greed of commanding big salaries, all under the expectation YOU the game fans will suck it up and shovel them your money.
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  • RexKushmanRexKushman lake como, NJMember UncommonPosts: 340
    Good write up.

    I upgraded my preoreder to the Deluxe Edition earlier today, looking forward to playing it tomorrow.
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  • RexKushmanRexKushman lake como, NJMember UncommonPosts: 340
    edited November 14

    mmrv said:

    Doesnt matter how much you love Stars Wars or think the game will be fun YOU MUST NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. The only way you can put a stop to this crap is to nip it in the bud immediately and kill their revenue on games pushing this MT crap.



    If you buy it you are reinforcing their greed and you will doom yourself for ever just like we have seen the "early access" cancer take over the entire industry.



    Speak with your money they will get the message do not purchase these types of games and they will remove the MT/cashshop scams.



    BTW sorry the developers/artists/animators/story people DO NOT GET TO WASH THEIRS HANDS of this they have a voice they chose to participate in creating this cancer, and they push the cost up on these products development with their own personal greed of commanding big salaries, all under the expectation YOU the game fans will suck it up and shovel them your money.



    LMAO at this... you don't get to tell me what to spend money on.
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  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 26,652
    Good write up.

    I upgraded my preoreder to the Deluxe Edition earlier today, looking forward to playing it tomorrow.
    Once again, "the Empire" wins.


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  • RexKushmanRexKushman lake como, NJMember UncommonPosts: 340

    Kyleran said:



    Good write up.



    I upgraded my preoreder to the Deluxe Edition earlier today, looking forward to playing it tomorrow.


    Once again, "the Empire" wins.





    It was the cookies man.... they're frikin delicious.
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  • ApridiseApridise Ogden, UTMember UncommonPosts: 22
    Will any of the items in the lockboxes actually make you more powerful in the game or are they just cosmetic?
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,945
    edited November 14
    Not me. Haven't been looking for anything Star Wars since SWG. Just lost interest in the entire franchise
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  • jitter77jitter77 Greensburg, PAMember UncommonPosts: 198
    I love Star Wars but hated the first Battlefront. I have been playing the 10 hour trial for BF2 and Im on the fence. I am really terrible at the game and not sure if the frustration is worth it. Something does not jive with me in these games with the shooting mechanics. I can blast away on someone they dont die then they pew-pew I am dead in the blink of an eye.

    I dont mind the micro transactions and it is not that hard to earn credits. I am about 4 hours into the trial and almost have $15000. You get over 200 credits per match so its not that difficult to unlock stuff. I do not mind working towards unlocks if they are reasonable. Of course people can blow a bunch of money and get whatever, but thats how it goes. Anyone buying this game more than likely will spend a lot of time on it so the unlocks will come in no time.
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  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator RarePosts: 6,269

    jitter77 said:

    I love Star Wars but hated the first Battlefront. I have been playing the 10 hour trial for BF2 and Im on the fence. I am really terrible at the game and not sure if the frustration is worth it. Something does not jive with me in these games with the shooting mechanics. I can blast away on someone they dont die then they pew-pew I am dead in the blink of an eye.



    I dont mind the micro transactions and it is not that hard to earn credits. I am about 4 hours into the trial and almost have $15000. You get over 200 credits per match so its not that difficult to unlock stuff. I do not mind working towards unlocks if they are reasonable. Of course people can blow a bunch of money and get whatever, but thats how it goes. Anyone buying this game more than likely will spend a lot of time on it so the unlocks will come in no time.



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  • RaquisRaquis hartenbosMember UncommonPosts: 794
    playing maps over and over is BORING!
  • skadadskadad VMember UncommonPosts: 200
    love starwars, will not be buying this MT heavy game though :(
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