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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront II allows players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign. In epic multiplayer battles, players pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers orStar Wars Battlefront II allows players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign. In epic multiplayer battles, players pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers or iconic heroes and villains, such as Yoda and Darth Maul, across all three Star Wars eras. Featuring new characters created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign delivers a new story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 62
  2. Negative: 3 out of 62
  1. Nov 13, 2017
    91
    DICE, Criterion and Motive join forces to give us a game worthy of the Force. They have learned their lesson and, this time, we have the Star Wars game we all deserve, with enough variety and a lot of content for every kind of player.
  2. Nov 13, 2017
    85
    A great sequel to the 2015 game. Star Wars: Battlefront II feels like a complete product, but the loot box thing surely is going to cause bad reactions.
  3. Nov 14, 2017
    80
    Star Wars Battlefront II is full of fan-service and it's a very solid videogame too, whose main issues are a series of monetary-driven bad design decisions. Even so it's still one of this year's strongest titles.
  4. Nov 18, 2017
    70
    It’s hard not to feel like Star Wars Battlefront II should’ve been better than what it is. While some like to think that the implementation of loot crates is a worse crime than that of killing younglings, in reality it just proves to be uninteresting and makes it more likely for me to bounce off of the multiplayer sooner rather than later. The real disappointment falls upon that of the campaign which I clearly had too much hope for. It’s not a story that I would say I hate more than sand, but it also isn’t memorable at all.
  5. Nov 20, 2017
    67
    I am passionate about the Star Wars product and want it to be a great experience top to bottom, so don’t get the wrong idea with my criticisms. I very much like Battlefront 2, it improves on everything from 2015’s game, but it still definitely needs work. Over time this could become the definitive Star Wars multiplayer experience but it’s not there yet; content over the next six to twelve months will be key and how EA treats consumers will also be important on the success of this game. The bigger question I have is; will all these problems at launch doom the title before it really gets going. As DLC was released for 2015’s Battlefront, I saw less and less people playing and had a much harder time getting into match ups. Hopefully that isn’t the case here and we can see this community thrive off what is really a great game that just stumbled out of hyperspace.
  6. Nov 20, 2017
    60
    Despite the removal of the microtransactions, player progression is still largely tied to the randomized loot boxes--mitigating player agency and choice in multiplayer.
  7. Nov 16, 2017
    40
    The game is notoriously stingy about letting players play with the people they want, as the characters they most desire. But giving EA your credit card number has never been easier.

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  1. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    So many people hate the lootboxes, but they don't understand that it necessary.
    And any way the game is great and will be much better through
    So many people hate the lootboxes, but they don't understand that it necessary.
    And any way the game is great and will be much better through time.
    DICE gave us much more better game with so much content and this is the gratitude
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  2. Nov 18, 2017
    8
    first of all, yeah there are some elements of pay to win, but i don't feel bad about them (i did not invest anything outside the game price)first of all, yeah there are some elements of pay to win, but i don't feel bad about them (i did not invest anything outside the game price) they give an edge to player true but they are all unlock-able in-game just by playing.. same as plenty other games (i agree some free to play and what not) that said, i'm the kind of player that don't mind those because i know by investing time in the game that the gap will end up vanishing. for the rest here is my review.

    Pro's
    - Graphics are Beautiful and Vibrant on Ps4 Pro and Frame-rate was solid for me so far.
    - Sound is "AMAZING" it brings the game together on every level.
    - Finally some Offline mode like we requested wen the first one came out. Granted Campaign is not
    the best of the best but Still a great addition and pretty cinematic at that the take from an imperial
    character over the story is interesting and even though the Sequence where we play other hero's
    pale a bit they are still fun and give a small "Training session" on how to use their powers.
    - Online is Solid and well made, being able to exchange points gained in a Match to spawn as a hero
    or a Special unit is gratifying and usually make a difference in the tide of combat which i appreciate

    Con's
    - Micro-transaction yeah they are a bit of a pain, but most the upgrade they give are incremental
    and small, except for Star-fighter those become WOW....
    - Limited Hero selection at first, since we need to unlock them I've been in a Match of Hero's vs
    Villain's where i had to quit because all my hero's were locked or already selected.

    in the end, i'm giving it a 8/10
    i'm Enjoying the Game even with the flaws, i'm happy all the DLC are going to be Free and that i'm saving the Stupid Season pass price, but the most important, i'm just plain having fun.
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  3. Nov 18, 2017
    1
    The gameplay is kinda sub par. graphics are amazing, but other than that this game is an unbalanced, lazily made, cash grab that is a hugeThe gameplay is kinda sub par. graphics are amazing, but other than that this game is an unbalanced, lazily made, cash grab that is a huge insult to gamers. they said you have to level up to get higher tier power cards. I just got the game today on release date and got killed by a rey that had all epic cards equipped. Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2019
    0
    One of the worst games ever of star wars, the game is a Disappointment simple as that, it's a waste of money
  5. Dec 2, 2017
    0
    SO compro outro jogo de star wars se a disney revogar o contrato com a EA games pois esse é um pay to win descarado boicote a microtransaçãoSO compro outro jogo de star wars se a disney revogar o contrato com a EA games pois esse é um pay to win descarado boicote a microtransação não comprem esse jogo Expand
  6. Nov 14, 2017
    0
    EA is awful. I made an account just to give this pile of crap a 0. #boycottea #boycottea #boycottea #boycottea #boycottea #boycotteaEA is awful. I made an account just to give this pile of crap a 0. #boycottea #boycottea #boycottea #boycottea #boycottea #boycottea #boycottea #boycottea Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2017
    0
    If you are not a Star Wars fan, this is a very averagely executed shooter.
    Played Beta, early release, have clocked up nearly 30hrs.
    As a
    If you are not a Star Wars fan, this is a very averagely executed shooter.
    Played Beta, early release, have clocked up nearly 30hrs.
    As a shooter I felt more comfortable 2 decades ago playing Halo 1.
    Poor collision, aiming, progress. Matchmaking wait times not bad, game types good. Solo campaign Meh!
    Worst element and shocked, I cannot play with my mate in 2 player content, we can't party up, chat and drink beer whilst we go through the content together and this mostly applies in multiplayer as well, this must not be overlooked, think about your game time, how you like to spend it and if it has anything to do with your mate/s, this game will not be for you. You might as well be on comms playing different games!
    If you are a Star Wars fan, it will help.
    And this does not even consider the EA scum business model.
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