Excerpt: Star Wars games have become stale as of late. We’ve done the Jedi thing to death, and if I EVER have to fly against the Death Star again it will be too soon. Star Wars Battlefront changes things by giving gamers a new way to experience the Star Wars universe -- through the eyes of a grunt trooper in either the Clone Wars or Galactic Civil War.
Summary: Parents need to know that there is nothing more violent in this game than in the movies. But it's battles, and nothing else -- lots of shooting, zapping, etc. all with the sounds from the movies. This can be either a third- or first-person shooter. This is a game that doesn't spawn much conversation -- it's just battles, battles and more battles.
Excerpt: Da Introduction As I understand Star Wars: Battlefront was originally made for the PS2 and Xbox and then ported over to the PC. With this in mind I asked myself "how does my new favorite Star Wars game play on its respective console versions?" To find out, I rented a copy of the PS2 version and got myself a network adaptor for some serious gametime.
Conclusion: Both single player modes are enjoyable the first few times through, but then you’ll realize that you can take the game online. The battles in the single player mode are reminiscent of what you would face online, but with more satisfaction. The unbalanced AI limits the challenge of the game in solo mode. On occasion you’ll see the AI do some pretty smart things like get into vehicles or defend their bases while controlling a turret.
Conclusion: Star Wars: Battlefront is turning out to be an awe-inspiring game that Star Wars fans are drooling over. The title we've been envisioning in our minds since the day Star Wars was introduced to us is finally here. And it was no accident that this game will be released on the same day that the original trilogy will hit stores in DVD form. Prepare for an incredible game.
Conclusion: Also, the wispy nature of the Battlefield engine’s model generation works in many circumstances here. The battle droids and numerous other units lend themselves well to the limitations of how character models are displayed. At times the action can appear quite dim, and the muddy browns of both environments and many character models can prove confusing. Page 2...
Pros: Fantastic and imaginative selection of vehicles, Freer, more accessible combat model, 32 people online in the Star Wars world – it’s a winner of an idea
Cons: Single player feels disjointed, Battlefield engine style graphics beginning to date a little