Star Wars Battlefront II
Now, I liked the first edition of this game,
"Star Wars Battlefront";
I got the sequel for cheap thanks to a promotion I won, and even at
the discounted price of $35, I must say that "Battlefront II" is a
This is mostly because there is almost nothing new about this
sequel save for the maps and the addition of space battles, which is
cool if you are thinking that it will be as good as it was back in
the PC games based on "Star Wars", like "TIE Fighter" and "X-Wing."
Unfortunately, flying a TIE Bomber in this game just about falls
south of porking fat girls, and dogfighting in this game similarly
bites. The new maps are nothing special, but at least they
keep the "Battlefield 1942" model intact for holding capture points
on maps until all of the capture points are on one side.
There is the opportunity in this game to play as a hero, a
special character on each map that can only be played by the leading
point-getter on either team (in single player, that person of course
is always you). These characters are ridiculously overpowered;
depending on the map, this could be a Jedi, meaning that you are
playing as Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker or Anakin Skywalker or a
host of others. No matter who you are, you are pretty much
impossible to stop unless enemies gang up on you, and this brings
the game down another notch all by itself.
The game still has fun moments, but overall, this isn't worth
buying unless you didn't buy the original. And even though the
AI has improved leaps and bounds over the first game's single-player
experience, it's still a bit too easy on the Normal setting.
Buy this one used, kids...
Feedback? Comments? Salma Hayek's digits?
Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": Buy
this game right away, and don't ask me any questions as to why
that's a good move. A game experience that will almost
guarantee repeated controller abuse, lots of ManScreaming and high
resale value, you will assuredly play this bad boy for months on end.
after games have been out for a while, they drop in price slightly,
or can be bought for slightly cheaper in combination with other new
games. Usually, that's about $40. You'll feel good
getting the game for this price, since it isn't quite
run-out-and-get-it-right-now good, but it has enough game in the box
for a few weeks' worth of enjoyment.
game is not too bad, but you'd be better off buying it used from
either half.com or eBay. You also might let a friend buy this
game, let s/he beat it, and then try to buy it from them to make
them feel better. Yes, this does tend to feel like "Sloppy
"Rental": Like my
cousin Ron, you should always rent games that you aren't sure about
first, to make sure that your $50 is going towards something
worthwhile. For games in this category, this is the maximum
amount of money ($5) and/or time (3-5 days) you'll need to either
gain satisfaction from the game, or beat the game in its entirety.
Rental-rated games are also sometimes perfect for a weekend when you
are going to be at home on your ass, with some time to kill.
Games like this should have never been released. If you play
this game for any reason, you will regret every second of the
experience. Further, if you can get this game for free, don't
do it, because even for FREE, it will still be a negative experience