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  • Summary: For the first time ever in the Star Wars Battlefront series, players can fight on multi-level battlefronts, on the ground and in space. Players can start the fight on foot, commandeer a vehicle to battle on the ground or dogfight in space, and land their craft and fight on capital starships. The battles waged on each front are all directly effected by the player's actions, creating a combat experience where every shot fired and every enemy defeated can affect the outcome of a battle on another front. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron features a deep and engrossing single player campaign that spans the entire Star Wars Saga - and beyond. Gamers assume the identity of X2, a clone trooper created from the DNA of a Jedi Master. Originally tasked with eliminating Jedi during Order 66, X2 decides to leave his blood-stained past behind and joins the Rebellion. X2 isn’t the only Force-sensitive clone, however. X1, his clone brother, chooses a much more sinister path, leading to a confrontation that could determine the fate of both the Empire and the Rebellion. Additionally, players have at their disposal massive amounts of pick-up and play action for seemingly endless replay value. The PSP provides the deepest customization options ever seen in a Star Wars Battlefront title, allowing players to personalize and build their character with more weapons and items than ever before, including the weapons characters carry into battle, the armor they wear on their backs, their species, gender, appearance and physical strengths. Players can also unlock hundreds of other items and bonuses to help even the odds. On Nintendo DS, players can experience a unique class-based gameplay experience that allows them to outfit their characters with pre-determined weapon armaments, including heavy weapons, blasters and even lightsabers. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron on the PSP supports 16-player multiplayer, complete with in-depth stat tracking, and intense 4-player skirmishes on Nintendo DS across a wide number of modes, including the all-new "Heroes and Villains." Take up arms as some of the most iconic Star Wars characters, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Kit Fisto, Darth Maul and other familiar faces from Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. And battle for the fate of the galaxy on some of the most memorable Star Wars planets of all time, including the forest-covered landscape of Endor, the frozen wastes of Hoth and even the mysterious Yavin 4. [LucasArts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Star Wars: Elite Squadron refines its formula with a new campaign story and other modes, especially multiplayer online.
  2. Although Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron takes more than a simple hint from its predecessor, it introduces a new and much more varied mission structure, making the game much more fun.
  3. Star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron is too linear in its development, and although it offers continuous action and has a good and well told story, it is not enough to make it a cult game.
  4. Old in the soul, Battlefront Series needs a complete revolution to entertain the video gamers of this new generation.
  5. Personally, I'm a bit mystified about why this game even exists. The concept behind the Star Wars Battlefront games is sound, but I can't see why anyone would think that the PSP could be a good platform for this kind of outing.
  6. 59
    Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron, like the previous games, is plagued by lousy controls, boring campaign and sad graphics. The multiplayer is okay, but doesn’t offer much novelty. The class system hasn’t received much thought, making it useless. Only the Galactic Conquest is worth it, but that’s only a small ray of light in an otherwise grim game.
  7. As it stands, you’re left instead with something that is more difficult to control than an angry rancor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 13, 2012
    10
    Star Wars Battlefront : Elite Squadron for the Playstation Portable goes hand in hand with it's predecessor and any Star Wars fan will be proud to have this game in stock.

    10/10
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  2. burpburp
    Nov 30, 2009
    9
    I love this game. its really the only game on the PSP so far for me, worth playing. Campaign gets addicting. Hero CTF is fun and i love the starfighter upgrades Expand
  3. Jul 1, 2011
    8
    Pros: it's a strategy action-adventure, it's star wars, galactic conquest is fun, decent story. Cons: bad graphics, dodgy camera, flawed gameplay, bad roster of characters, bland planets. OVERALL: extremely flawed but a fun game. not as good as "star wars: battlefront 2". Collapse
  4. zachh
    Nov 7, 2009
    7
    Fun but definitely lacking. The good: Controls well and responsive with the aim speed turned up from default settings, character animations are much improved, levels are well designed and are actually NEW MAPS. Weapons are more refined fun to use. Dogfights are quick and deadly now, instead of say in SWB:RS, when you could hammer a Tie Fighter for over a minute trying to shoot it down. The Bad: Stripped down starfighter roster (1 fighter and 1 transport per faction), claims "the most indepth customisation of any battlefront game" read 'extra two weapons' and NO extra player customization that wasn't allready in SWB:RS. The story, Reneagde Squadron is a veritable Shakespearian play compared to the train wreck of SWB:ES. Th Ugly. The transition scenes between docking/space are appaling. All atmosphere is lost due to the transition in no way ressembling the level you're taking part in. Space changes hue and capital ships straight up change colour. Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2012
    7
    General:
    When I picked up this game, I was excited about the promise of an expanded Battlefield. I have played every Battlefront Game put
    out and generally enjoy the series. In this case, I find some flaws with the new system. Much of the same old things were in this game; Conquest of spawn points, space battles, multiplayer mode and a campain. I was pleasantly suprised by the campaign. Its not well put together, with the story jumping around, and some of the levels are a simple repeat of the last mission, but it was more enjoyable in general then past campaigns. The class system is also been replaced by a general layout design. This works very well. On the downside, Galactic conquest is no longer the same sort of "build your fleet and go engage the enemy". It was replaced by a "move troops" function. There is also not a "default" galactic conquest mode. They are all "story based" with a small set of planets and sectors that you just move your troops around. I found this system not nearly as fun as previous installments.

    Graphics: 7
    For the PSP, it was better then on other versions and pretty good. Compaired to Battlefront 2, its very similiar. Compaired to "modern" games, meh.

    Controls: 9
    The Controls were much improved over the last game. I felt (especially with settings on Vita to allow for 2 joystick use) that I was in total control of my character and it made flying much easier. The auto aim, and sticky recepticle was helpful. I felt it on par with playing on a Playstation 2/3 controller.

    Sound: 9
    Good sound effect and background musice. Voice acting leaves alittle to wish for, but not too bad.

    Story: 7
    The last "act" has some fun in it, the rest of the story seems plausable in the Star Wars Universe. Some of the main story is alot of retracking, as well as a "Why do I have to do this" feeling, but the overall campaign was a generally pleasant experience for me.

    Value: 8 For the PSP (I actually played this on my Vita), this game is better graphically and technically then the last PSP Battlefront game. There is little restriction compaired with the council installments and this game doesnt feel "cut down" to play on the Vita. Its enjoyable and a good way to waste time, and you can download it for $20 on the market. Considering that, it has a pretty good "value"
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  6. Jun 18, 2012
    7
    Nice game. It was my first PSP game and I enjoyed it. Later I realized that there was better star wars games out there, but that game stands out. The story was fun and its never a bad time to start a battle.
    It has a few issues but they are acceptable.
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  7. Jul 2, 2012
    6
    I could blabber mouth on about how it brings whole worlds in the star wars universe to life allowing you to use loads of customisation to make a super fun time soldier. That wouldn't be a lie. But we have seen huge worlds before in video games, we also have seen customisation in video games. Both of these have been seen in star wars games before. This just strings them together which should, on paper, make one of the best games on the PSP. I mean, renegade squadron had a great story, great galactic conquest, fore-filling customisation and of course the instant action. Which is great, and being this is the sequel you'd think it would do the same and more. But, the customisation is now limited alot more, the story is a pile of **** but it still is fairly good. I cant give it more than a six though because it wasn't exactly as good as I wanted. Expand