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Star Wars Battlefront (PC)

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Manufacturer: Activision / Genre: Action / Type: Strategy/Sci-Fi / Release date: 2004-09-24

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      11.09.2008 16:44
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      In Star Wars Battlefront the battles which take place are between four factions: the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire.

      There are five character classes: infantry soldier, heavy weapons soldier, pilot, sniper and a special character unique to the faction. In each battle there will be a set amount of respawns or units, the first team to run out loses.

      The most disappointing element of the Battlefront game is that although Jedi characters exist, they're not playable. Another issue is that clearly the game relies heavily on AI, there's no real storyline just the battle itself and the AI is poor. You won't feel challenged unless you run into one of the Jedi characters. Overall the game is quite disappointing. If you were given the opportunity to play as a Jedi with an increase in the difficulty level because you were doing so it may be more interesting but as it is the game is nother other than a time passer. I wouldn't pay more than £5 for it.

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      06.12.2005 08:52
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      Good all round game, well worth buying.

      Star wars Battle front must be one of the best games I have played in a very long time.

      The idea of buying a Star Wars game didn't really grab me at first but I have to say that out of a few of this type over the years this one takes the lot.

      The choices you get in this game are great. One of the best is that you are able to choose which side you want to fight for. Oh so often you play a game of this type and really want to be on the other side so that you can use their weapons (a little like Halo on the Xbox). Fortunately we can play on the dark side. I am not to hot on my Star Wars trivia but the game is also split into old and new wars like the new films and the old films. So this effectively gives you four separate sides to play for. This vastly increases the number of levels you can play.

      The real object of the game is to join a side, get on to the battlefield and annihilate the other team in to oblivion using any which way you can.

      Weapons are a plenty and vary depending upon which army you fight for and then which type of trooper you pick in that army. Weapons vary from mortar launchers to sniper rifles (GREAT on the snow plains). No battle game is complete without a vast open space, hundreds of the enemy coming towards you and you with a single sniper rifle.

      General game play reminds me of Unreal Tournaments 'Capture the flag'. As well as killing everything in site you are looking to catch enemy areas and keep them. Levels vary like the films do. You can be on a space station one moment, jungle the next and desert or snow plane after that. No level is the same so there is no chance of guessing what the enemy is going to do.

      In addition to the usual running about killing people you are also able to drive your own military hardware and if you can get away with it you can steal the enemies. This opens up the game to a whole new level. These vary from tanks to those big Walker (dog like) things that Darth V had.

      When your on the war path and getting a bit of a beating look out for the medic bloke that runs about trying to give first aid, he will restore your health. Same applies to driving a vehicle, mechanic blokes appear and fix that up to.
      Along with the vehicles you can commandeer flying craft.
      Its possible to fly the X-Wing, Y-Wing if you can find one, along with the tie fighter, which I found difficult to fly but better when you got the hang of it.

      Sound throughout the game is brilliant. Connect your PC up to your HiFi of you can and crank up the sound, like being in the cinema.

      I wouldn't say this game is overly difficult to play. Some battlefield style games get a little over complicated, which has a tendency to ruin the effect and annoy you. None of that here. There are still plenty of challenges here though.

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        21.11.2004 21:31
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        Star Wars Battlefront, it looked good on the back of the packet...and here is what I thought of the game:

        Basically you take control of either the Rebel or the Empire's armies (goodies and badies for those of you who don't know...) and try to lead your chosen side to victory in a campaign spanning all the battles from the original star wars (Battle of Endor etc, with the little furry Ewoks :-) or the battles from the new films (Battle of Naboo etc)

        No matter which side you select to control you play as one of the foot soldiers in the battle. This makes a welcome change from commanding huge armies as you do in most war games. You can however order soldiers who are nearby to do certain things like 'Hold your Ground' or 'Follow me'.

        The game is essentially a shoot-em-up but you also have to think about tactics. Each army gets a limited ammount of reinforcments, reinforcments are used up when units die and re-spawn (come back to life) The aim of the game is basically kill all the enemies, the easiest way to do this is by capturing command posts (which is where re-inforcments appear - ie when you die that is where you re-spawn).

        Each time you start a battle you get the choice of the type of soldier you wish to be, these include medics, pilots, vanguard, sniper and regular infantry for the Rebels and pretty much the same for the empire, but with different names like Scout Troopers are the Empires equivilent to Sniper.

        During the battles you get the chance to enter vehicles and man gun turrets to help you in your fight. There are various vehicles/spaceships available, infact pretty much anything you see in the films can be used in the game. There are AT-AT walkers, AT-ST walkers, Tie fighters, Y-Wings, A-Wings, X-Wings, Speeder bikes and loads more!

        After each battle is over you get an evaluation, telling you who was the best shot and the most picked on player etc. This is a lot more fun if you are playing multi player, mainly because it seems a lot more fun to know that someone you know is a rubbish shot or cowered in his base for the whole battle than knowing that Computer Player 0001 was the most picked on....

        The graphics of the game are very impressive and the AI is also pretty good, though sometimes the computers troops are a bit stupid...not very often though! Like I mentioned earlier the multi player is excellent also.

        The only problem I have found with this game, especially on single player against the computer is that it is rather repetative and gets old pretty fast, but it is non-the-less a pretty good game that I would recommend to shoot-em-up and Star Wars fans.

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