- Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition
- A Beautiful Game that Could Have Had Great Potential.
When Star Wars Battlefront (2015) was released, it was a bit of a blunder by EA and DICE. After teasing for about 3 years of development, It was released to the public with only 4 MAPS, NO CAMPAIGN, A $50 SEASON PASS, and was one of the buggiest games at launch. By the time of the end of the game's support, there were more maps, more game modes, but the damage had already been done. At the end of 2016 though, we were given hope by the successor of the 2015 screw-up, with a new Battlefront being released by DICE. Star Wars Battlefront 2's trailer was released in April of 2017, with great applause. It showed triple the content, and seemed like nothing could go wrong. Fast-forward to November 2017. After a mediocre beta, the game was finally released to the public as early access. This was where the trouble began. Instead of adding in a season pass, EA started a new business model where the game relied on micro-transactions, instead of a season pass. Many fans of the game were very concerned, including me, because of Electronic Arts. EA has been hated by gamers for years, but they still are allowed to continue their shady business practices. When I got my hands on the game, I was really disappointed. They teased so many things which turned out to be untrue or removed, like the campaign (which was the most drawn out). It was told we would get a campaign focusing on the villains of Star Wars, but the story turned out to be another generic bad-guy-turned-good-guy one. Multiplayer straight up sucked. The servers were too laggy, the overpowered things that were never fixed (not even now), and worst of all, there were 5 measly game modes which all felt the same. DICE did a terrible job with hitboxes, and objectives, which no body ever played, resulting in a defeat. There was also the Reddit situation, which finally made EA bow down to the consumer, and not the other way around like it always was. The game itself is beautiful, and you really feel like you're immersed in the Star Wars universe. If you like Star Wars, this is the game for you. But it is recommended that you buy it on sale, which is very easy because most retailers are lowering the price on it because Battlefront 2 did not sell as well as its predecessor. If you want a good FPS, buy a Call of Duty game or one of the Battlefield games. Maybe even the original Battlefront 2 (2005) to keep yourself happy until all the bugs and the progression system is fixed (which is in a few months, as of righting this, February 2018.) I rate this game a 2.5/5.
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TL;DR: It's a beautiful game, but I'd wait until everything is fixed first.