Release Date: 10/9/2007
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The Good: Delivers the Battlefront goods well, infrastructure, customizable troops, you can now change equipment during play, nice control setup…
The Bad: …That makes things too easy, small-scale battles, bare bones customization, short story, not much replay value, uninspired graphics and audio
I had high expectations for this game and I have to say it didn’t meet them. I wanted huge battlefields with 300-400 people fighting it out at a time like on the consoles but all I got was a watered down version with not even 100. Most maps feel empty and are just fetch quests. The game isn’t too challenging, to begin with, and the story mode can be beaten in less than 4 hours! The Galactic Conquest is what will keep you coming back for more but not for very long. The online multiplayer is fun but with the, too easy, control scheme there’s not much of a challenge.
The controls are really nice where you don’t even move your reticle and it’s controlled by a lock on system (which makes things too easy). The air fights are probably the best and there’s even an autopilot button for people who can’t find their enemies. The graphics are somewhat uninspired and so is audio with frequent cut-outs. While you can now change your equipment on the battlefield from a command post and you can change your characters uniform it’s as bare bones as you can get. Renegade Squadron is basically just a bare bones Battlefront game. This game is definitely worth a rental but I don’t recommend buying it.