Star Wars Battlefront II Review by: darthyodaThe Force is Strong with this.
The overall rating is high, because I love this game. I will add two overalls in this, one rounded off, the other the way I like the game.
Become the clone who takes on the droid army, and the rebels. Join your comrades in the sequel to the best selling Star Wars game. Fight using 6 classes, numerous Jedi, Sith, Jango Fett, and Boba Fett. This has to be one of the most popular online game ever (Before they shut the server down. Thanks Disney for closing Lucas Arts down.) Even without the online feature this game is brilliant. With a great campaign, a quick match, online, and conquer campaign, this is a great game. Don't be miss guided about the server being shut down, get GameRanger and play it with friends... Fly ships, take down tanks, AT-ATs and much more. Join me as we explore the galaxy of Star Wars!
Graphics: For the time it was made, it had good graphics, and it can stand pretty tall, when compared to some of the third-person shooters today. The tanks move, effectively, like in the movies, and the people have no problems when they move. The game even handles the clothing very well. I have had no problems with the clothing being glitchy. If you are a true Star Wars fan, and a fan of older PC games, this one is just for you!I give the game a 7/10, because the game has good graphics, but they didn't hold up quite so well. (When compared to the new 2014 releases that is.)
Sound: The sounds in this game are amazing. The soundtracks here aren't original, but that doesn't matter, because they have the songs from Star Wars here. The guns have cool sounds, the tanks sound like the movies, there is really no problem anywhere. One thing that gets old is the voices of the other clones/ rebels/ droids. But I have been playing this game regularly for 2 years, so what do you expect. Even if you don't have someone to play this with it is still a good game to play, just based off of the sounds. (I love the Star Wars songs!)I give the sound a 9/10 because the songs are great, but it doesn't get a 10 because the speaking gets annoying.
Addictiveness: The game is really addictive. It is hard to stop playing. You start playing, and look up at a clock to find that an hour passed in such short time. It is really hard to believe the amazing work that was done with this game. This game was one that I played with friends on their 360 before I became a big gamer, and this is why I looked for it in the first place. No money invested into games was spent that well. If you want a game that you can continue to play for a long time, this is definitely one of the best there is for you!Because I really found that the time flies by when I play this, and haven't stopped playing it for 2 years, I give it a 10/10.
Story: Well the story is kind of the Star Wars in an hour, from a clones perspective. Not bad, but it isn't what you would want, especially when comparing it to Jedi Academy, Knights of the Old Republic and so on. I like the story, but as you should know, I like Star Wars. So it really depends on what you play the game for. Action? Story? Or Friends? I play for all three, but more Action and Friends... I would recommend it but not because of Story.This game gets a solid 8/10 but because I put it into the Star Wars universe, not alone. Alone it would get a much lower rating.
Depth: The game has much to offer, but if you aren't really into the game it can get repetitive. You play with friends, using the same tactics over and over. The AI all do the same thing when you shoot at them. It could get boring, but only if you don't like Star Wars. For me, I love playing the game, because it is easy to play, fun, but not too hard. I keep having hard time with other shooters, which makes this a really good start. (Even though there is a limit to what can be done.) This was the first shooter I played, and I really love it, but it doesn't have quite as much to offer as other games now days.There could be more to do, but it still has a lot to offer. I give it a rating of 6/10 because you do the same things over and over. But that doesn't make it boring.
Difficulty: The game doesn't really get hard, but it can get hard at times. Like the last mission in the campaign... You die often, but that isn't the hard part, it gets hard when you have a time limit on something. I give it a medium rating because of the Corusant, Polis Masa, level and the Hoth level in the story mode.I enjoy this game because it doesn't become stressful if you can't beat a level. It is a nice change in pace. I give it a 5/10.
The game overall it great. I loved every minute of the game. It is hard to beat a game that is able to stay fun for 2 years. I give it an overall 9.6/10. Some will give me a hard time for that so I give it another rating that is closer to the scores I gave each category: 7.5/10.