I was very excited when I first obtained Star Wars:Battlegrounds. You could control many races and teams, such as the Empire, the Trade Federation, the Rebel Alliance and the Gungans! You could relive many great battles! You could control AT-STs and AT-ATs! The possibilities seemed endless! However, the game I played was not what I was expecting. Firstly, Star Wars:Battlegrounds is much too similar to Age of Empires 2 for a co-incidence, I think. The style of gameplay is similar, buildings are the same in principle, but with some different names, and units and combat all closely resemble Age of Empires 2, just in the Star Wars universe. The menus even have the same font and layout!! Campaigns were uninspired and lifeless, and they didn't thrill me as I thought they would. Combat was drab. Nothing really excited me in Star Wars:Battlegrounds. I had seen it all before, nothing was revolutionary. I am sure that there are many people would enjoy this game, but even I, who am an avid Star Wars fan, was disappointed. If you are looking for a great RTS game, look else where. You'll have more fun with Age of Empires 2. It could have been great. Too bad.
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