Battlefront! Battlefront! Battlefront! – That’s been me as of late since the highly anticipated Star Wars game was released to the world. Seriously, this game has had so much hype since its announcement. It’s for good reason since quite a few previously planned Star Wars games were axed a few years back.
When Battlefront was announced, not many were sure exactly what the game would be about or how it would play out. It is pre-TFA (The Force Awakens), so maybe a canon (official story line) game? That was my biggest guess and once the first trailer dropped, I was ecstatic to think that all of what was shown would, possibly, be canon. Turns out I was wrong about the whole thing. First off, Battlefront is NOT canon. It’s not a story driven game, hence the non-canon part. Since that’s out of the way, let’s talk about the insides of the game itself!
When thinking of Battlefront and whether it’s a game style suited to you, think of FPS’s (first person shooters) like Call of Duty. If you’re familiar with the Call of Duty layout, it’s basically the same, just changed here and there with Star Wars characters instead of troopers. (No, not those troopers.) It seems like such a simple idea, right? That’s because it is. But it works so, so well. A lot of the earlier reviews have been claiming that it’s mainly the surface, with not a lot going for it. Now when I read these reviews, I do see where they’re coming from. Compared to many other games, Battlefront doesn’t have a whole ton of options, gameplay wise. That can be constricting to some, but to others, like myself, it’s addictive. There may not be many maps, but the ones we do have are a whole bunch of fun and I found myself replaying them for hours upon hours. It works and it works brilliantly.
Gameplay is simple, easy to learn, and learning all the various maps will soon become second nature after you play for a few hours. There’s loads to explore on each map and each different style of gameplay offers a new set of challenges, which is what makes this game so addicting. That and raising your K/D (Kill Death Ratio). (No one look at mine, please.)
Even if you’re not a gamer, I promise you, you’ll enjoy Battlefront. You can play as Leia, Han, Luke, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Emperor Palpatine. It makes for some seriously amazing gameplay and you can also headcanon (create your own story) some of it if you like. (Expect for the “Let’s kill Luke” stuff. Please keep that to yourself.) You can also ride speeder bikes, fly X-Wings, destroy the Millennium Falcon, and more! It’s just really fun and I can’t recommend this game enough! Also if you grabbed the season pass or the game early, you get access to the Battle of Jakku map, which is set to drop next month I believe, so you’ll be able to get your The Force Awakens fix in!
What did you think of Star Wars Battlefront? Let’s discuss!