Thursday, November 1, 2012

Star Wars: Battlefront II Review

If you haven't heard already, a new Star Wars movie is coming out, which I completely mortified about.  I know most of you are all exited about this announcement, but I'm not.  This is just like the Call of Duty Black Ops II and Halo 4 situation: they just don't want to let it die when they should.  We can all agree that Star Wars had one hell of a run and it's time to just look back and smile at the past, not frown at the future.   All the actors are older or have passed, which will not allow them to build off the original plot cause Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford are too old to resume their former characters.  It also means that they might try to make a new story line with a new hero and on top of all this crap Disney's making it!  Disney!  Look when I was six I loved The Lion King and Aladdin, but come on, it wont be the same as when Lucas Films was making it, which also means George Lucas isn't even writing the script anymore, which means its not Star Wars, which means its going suck, which also means that there will be no more Star Wars games cause they sold their trademark to Disney.  Anyway, in memory of the good times I decided to do a review on the best Star Wars game of all: Star Wars Battlefront II.  Even though the game is pretty old, its the best, fun for all ages, and probably was one of the best games ever when it was still on Xbox Live.  The game came out in October 31, 2005 in Europe and  November 1, 2005 in North America.  The games platform is on the original Xbox.  It was published by LucasArts and developed by Pandemic Studios. Battlefront II is fundamentally similar to its predecessor, albeit with the new gameplay mechanics.  The general objective in most missions of the game is to eliminate the enemy with lethal force.  Like the first game, Battlefront II, the game is split into two eras, the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War.  Players have the ability to choose between six classes during gameplay, each with their own different abilities.  Four of these classes are common to all factions; infantry , heavy weapon  sniper, and engineer.  In addition to the four standard classes, each faction has two unique classes which are unlocked by scoring a certain number of points   For the Rebellion faction, the Bothan Spy and the Wookie; for the Empire, The Officer and The Dark Trooper; for the Republic, the Commander anf the Jet Trooper and for the CIS, the Magnagaurd and the Droideka.  You can also play as heroes, such as Luke Skywalker, Mace Windo, Bobo Fet, Darth Vader, and other such characters.   This game is just awesome and is fun to play with friends, local or system link.  It deeply saddens me to inform you that the game is no longer online via Xbox Online, and I miss it almost as much as Halo 2 online.  They don't sell the game new anymore, but you can probably get it on Amazon or eBay, I have my copy from when the game first came out.  So find the game, get it, and love it.  Hope you've enjoyed and I will see you next week.  This has been Jacob Arnold, signing off.


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