Game Rating: ★★★☆☆
After the success of the original Star Wars Battlefront game, hopes were high for the latest instalment, especially with there being a single player campaign, something that fans had been craving for after its omission in the first game.
The campaign centres around Iden Versio and takes place between the end of Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens. Disappointingly though, the campaign doesn’t last too long, with it taking roughly 5-6 hours to complete.
Ahead of release, the campaign was the addition with the most potential, but players have come off feeling disappointed. Hardcore fans may find the story not quite up to scratch with the standard of story they are used to seeing in the Star Wars universe, but for a casual player it’s good fun.
Controversy has surrounded the release of the game, with fans outraged at the micro-transaction system because of the high costs that it would take to purchase and play with well-known characters including Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. EA have since suspended micro-transactions until further notice.
However, something Battlefront II continues to shine at is the multiplayer aspect. It’s just as fun as before, with old, favourite maps still in the game as well as new, additional maps.
The all new Starfighter Assault mode certainly shines, with Galactic Assault also warranting a shout out. The shooting system remains simple enough to understand, which makes the game easy enough to play no matter what level you’re at.
Take nothing away from this game, the visuals are incredible. DICE’s frostbite engine makes for a smooth, sublime feel and adds so much to this sequel. The level of detail provided in the graphics, especially for the newly released new Xbox One X, makes certain that this game is classed as a visual delight.
Battlefront II finds a way to submerge gamers into a sense of enjoyment with their fun multiplayer and their new single player campaign. And with the release of The Last Jedi in December, it’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan.