I loved this game, but there are more crappy features than good. This, really, is just an expansion pack.
purple_ferret wrote this review on .
The first Battlefront was great. Wonderful gameplay, sound, it was one of the very few games I never get bored of, but keep playing, daily. Star Wars Battlefront II is exactly the same for me, mainly because it's Battlefront with more stuff.
New features include playable heroes from the movies, space battles and new maps. This is why it feels like an expansion: its just Battlefront with more stuff. The hero feature is great, and in SP you can always be playing as a hero if you want. They're not unbalanced, you can take them down easily enough, and playing with them is fun but not something you would want to do all the time.
The space battles are even better than the hero feature. You can use fancy maneuvers, and play them how you want - dog fight, where the fancy maneuvers really come in handy, bomb the enemy's capital ship, defend your own team's capital ship, or take a squad of marines right into the enemy hangar and fight until you can destroy it from the inside.
The new maps are great, and with only one map per planet, you don't get bored easily. The most notable new maps are Utapu, Felucia, and Mygeeto. Each of these maps have their respective heroes, Obi Wan on Utapu, Aayla Secura on Felucia (some fanboys will be playing with only one hand), and Ki-Adi-Mundi on Mygeeto.
The single player campaign is great and much, much less pitiful than the last. It follows the 501st Legion of clones, who eventually get assigned as Darth Vader's personal legion, nicknamed Vader's Fist. Some of the places you visit in the campaign are Kashyyyk, Coruscant: Space (the battle of Coruscant) and, later on, the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to execute Order 66, and yes, the hero on this map is Anakin.
If you hated Battlefront, don't buy this. If you liked it, you'll love this, and if you're interested in Battlefront II, buy the original from a bargain bin and see what you think - in short: if you liked Battlefront, you'll like this more.