Peace all. Here are my thoughts and opinion of Star Wars Battlefront Beta.
The sound is awesome
and its great playing along to the themes of the movies, and the effects
of the blasters are all rad. Graphically its very pretty and do you
feel immersed in a full scale campaign. There are 2 maps on the beta
called Drop Zone and Walker Assault.
Drop Zone is very squad
based and reminds me of Halo. It mainly involves capturing/defending
crashed pods on a small map and is quite tactical.
Walker Assault is the
famous battle for Hoth from the Empire Strikes Back. Oh its awesome and a
big map. Players can use base defenses, set up anti infantry artillery,
and so on.
The negatives: there
are players who obviously had access before this beta went live or as
usual with most online games there are a percentage of players with too
much time on their hands so they already unlocked superior weapons and
gadgets, which makes it easier for them to fly around using a jet pack
& a bossed up blaster rifle. Of course you can unlock them as you
progress, but add in the heavy amount of spawn and camper killing then
it can be a little irritating when you first join. This is another
problem with the beta. Players randomly spawn anywhere often leading to
you placed in front of the opposing team to be obliterated.
Walker Assault is a
heavily unbalanced map with the Rebels rarely winning. We accept they
are underwhelmed, but there is little you can do against Walkers as they
annihilate everything. The rebels can set up Y Wing bombers to take
them out, but I've yet to see it have any major impact. However, this is
just the beta so hopefully it will change when SW Battlefront is
released in November.
Its due to be the
biggest game of the year coinciding with The Force Awakens film so I am
stoked to see the final version including content from the new movie.
As a Sci Fi/SW geek this is what I hope to see in the final released version of Battlefront:
Notable differences in weapons so they do vary
Spawning at team base or something to limit the camper kills
Reasonable unlocking system for weapons/items that don't require you to play for 99hrs non stop.
Characters from the new movie with cameos
Unlockable Kylo Ren.
A co-op campaign to play with friends in an expansion pack
Overall, I do feel if
you can play this game with a group of friends working in a unit it will
be very enjoyable, but Black Ops 3 is also due for release in November
along with my personal gaming highlight Fallout 4 so there will be heavy
competition for Battlefront.