Star Wars: Battlefront IIEarly days were defined by controversies after controversy, among them complaining that the first handful maps ignored some quite big battles. What fans really wanted was the massive battle of Geonosis from the clone war. Well, it's here … and it's amazing.
Battlefront II focuses largely on punches from further down Star War timeline, with a few maps as the exception. Although it has a rainy clash between clone troops and combat droids on Kamino and the Wookie planet in Kashyyyk, it strongly favored the iconic struggles of the original film trilogy. Since the launch, players have asked Clone warrior-erahelter as young Obi-Wan Kenobi and famous matches like Attack of the clones& # 39; Climate battle at Geonosis, kicked by the clone war. A new update, live today, adds both of them together.
Along with the addition of General Grievous in October, Battlefront II has now significantly expanded its Clone Wars content, and it is some of the best stuff in the game. Good enough for me to stop writing and playing more, although I do not usually like it Battlefront II.
Geonosis acts like a massive attack similar to the Hoth or Crait battles. The Republic team needs to establish a foothold, call in hikers, and escort the walkers as they destroy important goals. Meanwhile, the dastardly separatists must dig deep and keep the line. What makes the map work is how different each phase of the match is. The first part is the hardest and force the republic to push through tight gaps to reach a control console that calls in reinforcements. There are tight tunnels and ditches that draw layers against each other. Often it is a bloodbath for the republic, but if they push through, the map expands as their attackers are facing a massive spread. It feels huge, each got thinly valuable. Thoughts blast on each other, sniper rifles on the backs, and lightsaber-wielding heroes lead the charge. The most memorable segment comes close to the mid-phase, where collapsing transport ships fall and kick up a massive storm of dust that suffocates the battlefield. It feels like Star Warin a way like Battlefront II have not always managed to achieve, catch the scale of Attack of the Clones & # 39; Final man cut out all the horrendous plays.
While you can play as some unlockable all this time, most people will choose to try Obi-Wan Kenobi or General Grievous. I'm not much of an actor – I'd rather play the faceless but bad reason – but both are fun new additions to the game, thanks to how flashy they are. Depending on which piece Star War Media you watch / read, General Grievous is either a rude schmuck or the most badass dude ever. Battlefront II divides the difference and gives him the opportunity to run forward while spinning his beams like the saw blades, while giving him a totally fun agility, scampering at all four like a chittering spider. As a result, he feels both frightening and delightful oafish. He will stand on the front line, deflect blaster like a boss until you see him panic and shine away. It is perfect.
Obi-Wan is more graceful and playful, with defensive skills and stylish animations that really capture his role as the franchise's full Jedi Knight. He can run forward in an animation that deflects blaster balls back on enemies, give a massive push with Force, and use Jedi mind-tricks to temporarily confuse opponents and slow them down. Battlefront II is mostly a game of brutal force where you run forward, slash some unfortunate morons, and then repeat the process, but Obi-Wan just keeps the technical flair to feel different. It helps James Arnold Taylor off Clone warrior and Rebels comics return to vote the venerable Jedi, his approach to Ewan McGregor's cut accent, surely to give a smile to the fans' faces.
Battlefront II has been a game defined for most of disappointments-microtransactions, an inconsistent history of DLC, and slipshod movie-promoting events. But the new Clone Wars content is fun, adventurous and the best part of the game. Geonosis and these new heroes capture some of the magic to 2005 Battlefront II, which offers exotic and swashbuckling games with catchy plays and tense back and forth. It's that kind of great experience, the game was short and it's nice to see.