Starwars Battlefront 2: Is It Worth It?
A Lot of Hate
Starwars Battlefront 2 was launched under a magnifying glass. The game featured a lot of collectibles that were payment gated or locked behind hours of game play. I wrote an article about this called Paid Content in Paid Games and you can read about my thoughts on that. I absolutely love Starwars and the original Battlefront series remains my favorite games of all time. I have to say though I had some thoughts about this game. Let’s find out if it is worth the purchase.
Starwars Battlefront 2 is similar to Battlefield, which is no surprise to some. I think Battlefield did a much better job of creating a “war like” scenario, and you can read my thoughts on Battlefield 5 in our Battlefield 5, Worth it? Review. You have collapsible buildings in battlefield and much more. Battlefront 2 kind of misses the mark that Battlefield hit. I was hoping they would build on their conquest/war mode from the previous version, but nevertheless it was pretty much the same. You capture some objectives and are on defense or offense.
What Was Different
In Battlefront 1 by EA the only way to get heroes was by finding the token on the field. This would lead to a lot of strict competition and many people never got to play as their favorite hero. Battlefront 2 changed this up and added vehicles, heroes, and special characters as being point based. You still need to get points, and I think you can only pick heroes that aren’t already on the battlefield, but it is much more fair. I enjoyed this feature and I was able to play as Bossk, who is my one of my favorite star wars character. The game also features the fight being set in the Clone Wars universe so you will get to say Hello There to Grevious and call General Kenobi a bold one, ya know all your favorite prequel memes.
The game is very similar to the first one. Instead of a base load out though you have four classes all with distinct abilities and you can customize them as such with specific weapons. I also chose to be a sniper in this game much like I did in Battlefield 5 and both games have a rewarding sniper feature. The large open battlefields lead to some great fights and you don’t have to feel like any particular class is overpowered, although my heart sinks a little when I see a light saber running at me with the force of a thousand gazelles. The game’s graphics are pretty smooth and the engine used to run it feels okay. I think the movement can feel clunky and finding high ground is next to impossible, so Anakin always has the advantage. There is also one issue with the Discord overlay that has been around for a while and I still don’t think is fixed, so if you are a Discord lover then you may run into an issue. The issue being if the overlay or app is open your mouse cursor just won’t move. This is a minor issue, but should be noted. Other than the issues mentioned I didn’t find anything particularly unplayable.
Is this game worth purchasing though? I would say if you liked Battlefront 1 or Battlefield you would definitely enjoy this game. I would probably recommend renting the game off Gamefly which you can use for 2 weeks free with our affiliate link on the side panel. The game feels clunky, and like most titles there is a cheating issue. It is super easy to die to anyone who wields a lightsaber and you can’t really avoid them. The discord overlay was frustrating, but not a big deal. Other than the cons of the game, the game was fun. The graphics are beautiful, and the battlefields are open but have enough cover to sneak around. You can play as any hero and you can unlock all the vehicles with enough points in the match. The class system is nice and great if you land on a map that favors snipers or close combat. In all I would say the game is certainly worth a try for both FPS fans and Starwars fans alike. Try the game out or purchase it down below!