The Complicated State of Star Wars Video Games

What makes a good Star Wars video game nowadays? Rob discusses the good and bad with Star Wars Battlefront's Rogue One: Scarif DLC.

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All games cost $100 or more these days. The DLC just sugar coats that fact. SW Battlefront is a great game. Reviewer is a casual n00b. Even if there were Walkers in the game , He would suck at it and get PWNEd in 2 seconds. This game rules. If you are an intermediate to master player, thsi game is a blast. https://youtu.be/DpuO6HSj4kk

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Only amateur scrubs can find the Orson Krennic powerup. Its right there on the beach. Dedicated To Carrie Fisher. https://youtu.be/cv-oCVKx9EE

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I wish BF3 was finished. :(

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The most important information to ingest here is that Criterion made a better Star Wars game than DICE themselves--even though it is limited to a single mission that requires a pricey niche hardware accessory.

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That's easy to explain. EA has an actual monopoly on Star Wars content, and will only generate titles that follow their greed-driven endeavors. There is no real creativity to these games anymore. The new Battlefront was, in its sole purpose, a flashy DLC platform, and still is. The new SWTOR content is good, as long as you pay up a greater-than-small amount of money to access it (but good luck playing the game if you aren't a subscriber).

Outside of DLC for SWTOR, I wouldn't expect any Star Wars game from EA that isn't a shooter.

EA's checklist for games:

- Push Frostbite engine onto everything, regardless if it's a feasible for the game.

- Listen to only focus-testers that want dumbed-down, instant-gratification features.

- Shooter.
- Not-so-microtransactions.

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A good star wars game are the rpg ones made by Bioware a long time ago.

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@bigdaddyshouse: Those Bioware games SUCKED!!! They didnt even seem like real star wars. Lame shit. Corny dialog trees. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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I just got a free PSN code from http://psn.freegiftcode.com

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a good star wars game a game whith a story .

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@bright-raven77: like why the togruta never go darkside (slavery story) or any made up story how come that darth sidious is who he is did he ever fall in love how that story ended how< does yoda know of darth sidious that kind of stuff note how lies the deep hatred of darth sidious to the queen of naboo what the story behind like maybe ancestor who kill the person he"darth sidious" was in passionate love a "a jedi in love is one of most terrible thing" like yoda said

give uss story that are intracted to sthe star wars serie while bound to the lore of star wars of what fans know about

also any game is also about gameplay how you control that makes or breack the game among other things

if you to intricate beyond that a multiplayer perspective for a battle field based on the given story (torguta slavery story and rebellion) than yes

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THIS review is EXTREMELY SCREWED. Scariff is AWESOME the beach LOOKS GREAT. The Space battle has the shield gates from R1 as an objective. PLAYER CAN USE THE U-WINGS in space, So This reviewer is overly negative, You can play as Krannic, he sounds just like the movie, and he HAS DEATHTROOPERS AS GUARDS. When Krennic is on the map, players can spawn as DEATHTROOPERS. WELL WORTH the $12.50 the DLC actually costs. https://youtu.be/FIKzyl-Uafk

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@HeavyZone: Doesnt change the fact that Battlefront is dogshit and plays like your grandma

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@NoFear87: Only ignorant scrubs think BF is Dogshit. You will get pwned in this game. Cry and run away butthurt. Extraction mode rules. Sabatoge rocks on Bespin. New infiltration is fucking awesome. BEST DEPICTION OF DEATHSTAR RUN RVER IN ANY STARWARS GAME.

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@HeavyZone: LOL

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Rogue One was just ok. https://youtu.be/cv-oCVKx9EE

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Ohmygodplease STOP

putting full stops In awkward

places while you are

reading your lines

This is like a really "in

teresting" haiku

it is jarring to

listen to. mental whiplash

flashback to car crash

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@Verenti: LOL! You are dead on! It is refreshing to read that someone else was driven insane by this horrible stop - go reading. They really should have this guy stick to writing. It's almost like listening to Christopher Walken give a review...except there is no charm. Honestly I had to watch it twice just to get all the information without being distracted by this ridiculous rhythm.

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*The Oversimplified State of Star Wars: Battlefront

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I still want Republic Commando 2

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@flipin_jackass: yes please

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I grabbed the Ultimate Edition from Amazon just for the VR mission :) Glad I waited a year to pay only $20!

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Im so glad, I skipped Ea's Battlefront. Im just waiting for Battlefront 2. Battlefront really seems like this was a giant test subject for Battlefront 2. I want a massively improved Ai system for bots, that is including in an awesome Galactic War mode for single player in the next Battlefront. Here's hoping. Probably wont happen though.

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This final dlc is the weakest of the bunch imo. The maps are full of bottlenecks, which the enemy constantly exploits. Infiltration gets old very fast as well.

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Sounds like Battlefront overall IMO. Great potential and amazing visuals, but keeps crossing over the line of acceptable lack of content, ESPECIALLY since you have to pay for most of that DLC!

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The new Battlefront is not, imo, a good representation of a SW game. Honestly, I hated the game. It's just the same repetitive Multiplayer "competitive" crap over and over again. The old Battlefront games were FAR superior and 10 times more FUN. They didn't FORCE you to deal with other elite overskilled players online in order to unlock things, essentially just having you die over and over and over again in a match because of it, ruining any desire to play the game at all.

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OMG this guys voice when he does his SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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For the next battlefront, I hope they add a vehicle and/or hero queue. Random pickup coins was a terrible idea. There's the hunting part of it, then the annoying RNG that determines IF you get the one you want - its just a bad, annoying system.

If I want to choose a way to play, let me as the player decide and not some arbitrary system.

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Give a licence to Bethesda, open world adventure with lots of species...ideal.

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@kyelo: Bethesda needs a new engine and some better writers first. They've also got two massive open world franchises to deal with already. And, of course, EA has exclusive rights to Star Wars games now, so odds are low they'd let somebody else build a major competitor to the Visceral/Amy Hennig joint they've got in the pipe right now.

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Good thoughts. For me, Battlefront as a whole has felt like it was missing something. Like you said though, the X-Wing VR mission is incredible and is a good example of a short but highly polished and focused experience that I would love to see more of.

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Saw Rogue One yesterday...I wanted to walk out halfway through

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Need another jedi knight game. The lightsaber combat in that was great

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Man if Battlefront was more like Battlefield and had entire open maps and upgrades some customization and a bad ass campaign ....oh the joy we all would have with this game. Battlefront is a shallow version of battlefield. No depth no stradegy. Battlefront 1 and 2 completely shit on this new one.....I wonder why.

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@deadlyshadow698: Star Wars games from that last several years seem somewhat crippled by the idea that a large part of their audience is going to Star Wars fans who aren't necessarily also gamers. So we haven't seen a more hardcore game in the Star Wars universe for a while.

Galaxy of Heroes, Battlefront, the massive dumbing down of SWTOR.

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@deadlyshadow698: battlefield 1 campaign was one of the worst campaign I have ever played imo.

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Man am I itching for a new, "good", Star Wars game... I wish Battlefront was a bit more than it is. It's not awful imo, but it's just not enough. Here's hoping we get something great in the next few years. It sucks 1313 got scrapped because that was looking great.

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Base game costs 8 pounds and season pass is discounted to 16.66. I have paid more for worse games with no soul. I like that SW is so casual man, few quick games in great universe and back to changing nappies. Nice.

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Exactly right.

It feels like the 4th DLC was changed to fit the "Rogue One" movie late in development. Thats the risk of having your property owned by Disney and developed by EA. They are slaves to the dollar first and the game second.

Overall it was fine, but i think it just magnifies the problems with Battlefront as a title. Im expecting much bigger things from the sequel in 2017.

Good vid Rob.

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@Alecmrhand: thanks. Yeah it just felt so obviously lacking. I'd rather this come out AFTER the movie. Opposed to prior, the the focus is "inspired by". As a Star Wars fan, If this continually happens...man it's just a potentially ugly future of force feeding Star Wars

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The complicated state of a star wars game

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Rob, why does it sound like you're being handed these lines one at a time? Every time you hit a comma, you take a massive pause and read the next line like it's a new sentence.

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@pongley: Since you ask--the problem is that he's "dropping his lines," by which I mean that he inflects the last syllable of every clause downwards. In ordinary speech, inflection is dictated by regional accent and by emotion. Since he's basing his inflection on sentence structure, he sounds like he's only pretending to be human, which is jarring to those of us who actually *are* human.

Lots of actors and public speakers make this mistake when they're starting out. You and I have just saved Rob a couple hundred dollars in acting lessons.

I somehow doubt he will thank us.

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Good video.

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