Conclusion: Despite its lack of a value in the single-player areas of gameplay, Star Wars: Battlefront provides a great amount of multiplayer action. Battlefront is not a game that’s meant to be played alone and rating its single-player mode should be held completely separate from the multiplayer mode, which is the primary focus of the overall game.
Excerpt: Let’s face it. Games based on the Star Wars franchise have pretty much all been fairly average, with the exception of Knights of The Old Republic on the Xbox. Now, Activision and Pandemic are trying to stem the tide of mediocrity by putting together what is being toted as the complete Star Wars experience, with huge battles and all of the major events from the Star Wars films. Now I’ll let you into a secret.
Excerpt: Star Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to re-live and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Players can select one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront and conquer the galaxy planet-by-planet online with their friends or offline in a variety of single player modes.
Excerpt: Star Wars Battlefront is a large-scale shooter akin to Battlefield 1942. It puts you in the role of a soldier in some of the greatest battles in the history of the Star Wars galaxy. In single-player, there are three modes of play: Historical Campaign, Galactic Conquest and Instant Action. In Historical Campaign, you choose between the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War and relive the battles of said eras in chronological order.
Excerpt: When Star Wars: Battlefront was announced a year ago, the premise excited many fans of George Lucas' sci-fi franchise, if only because it just made so much sense . Battlefront would take some of the ubiquitous characters, vehicles, and weapons from Star Wars and incorporate them into a Battlefield 1942-style team-based shooter, featuring large maps, dozens of players, and plenty of drivable vehicles, in addition to on-foot shooting.
Conclusion: Played from first person or third (including the driving/piloting of vehicles) Battlefront, with the aid of some really lovely graphics and authentic sound, plonks you right into the heart of truly epic conflicts set in all the familiar Star Wars locations (Tattooine, Hoth, Endor, Cloud City etc.
Pros: Spectacular graphics., Massive battles., Fly/drive/ride vehicles., Galactic Conquest mode is cool., Both new and “proper” Star Wars., You can shoot Gungans like that twat Jar Jar Binks!
Cons: The frame rate and lag are real problems that spoil the online game., Battlefront fails to engage you like many shooters due to its fight/die/respawn philosophy.