Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Star Wars Battlefront II Campaign 1st Impressions


I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Star Wars Battlefront 2 a while back but unfortunately with the move etc I had to put it on the back burner for a little while. But I have finally had the chance to sit down and get into the game a little and here is what I have taken from the game so far. I went into the game without any knowledge of what I was getting myself into, the 1st game is actually still sat in its plastic wrapping. There was a lot of controversy around this game when it was initially released and in its build up but I stayed away from it all as I wanted to make sure that if I did play it I wasn't influenced by what others had said and I wanted to give it a go for myself.

Throughout playing so far I have noticed that at certain times the sensitivity has randomly upped itself whilst I have been running around, which I have found a nightmare. It seems to be as soon as I come across enemies that this occurs. When I go into the settings it is always at the sensitivity I left it at so I end up turning the console off to fix the issue, which to be honest is getting pretty annoying.
One thing about me is I don't like being the good guy in games and I actually have a Darth Vader lightsaber tattoo as I like the dark side that much. So as soon as you start the campaign and your are the bad guy, that instantly makes the game better for me. I would much rather be on the dark side no matter what I play.

Another thing I liked about the game is how easy the controls where to get to grips with. I am sure I have short term memory loss when it comes to games and controls, I can happily be playing something and instantly forget what I need to press to get me through a certain part. The only problem I have had with controls other than the sensitivity issue is when it comes to the tie fighters, I hate them. Me and flying in games just don't mix so I end up giving the controller to Liam to get me through those parts. I just wish they were easier to fly.

I honestly didn't expect the graphics to be as good and as sharp as they were. I still only have my day one Xbox one so I don't have the 4K availability but the game still looked fantastic. I never used to be bothered about the graphics of a game but lately they are just getting better and better which is really adding to my experience.

Cut scenes are still one thing I am trying to have more patience with, some games I can't do with them and will constantly skip them however, with this one I am loving them I aren't finding them too long and boring and I can actually sit through them with ease, they are actually a really nice break from the game from time to time. I just wish I enjoyed them in other games as much. 

To me the big thing about the game overall is the addition of the campaign mode. The more I think about it the more I realise the reason the first game is still in the packaging is because of its lack of campaign.  I would rather sit and play a campaign than play multiplayer any day as I aren't too keen on playing with others. 

Overall so far I am really impressed with the game, I aren't loosing patience with it and I can sit playing it for quite a bit at a time without wanting to switch up what I am playing. I can see me playing this for a while and eventually giving the multiplayer a go. I am glad I stayed away from the controversy around the game and decided to give it a go myself because it really has surprised me. As someone who loves anything Star Wars I haven't been let down.

So there you have it thats what I think about the Battlefront II campaign so far what are your thoughts on it? Let me know either in the comments or on any social media listed below.

See you soon,

TNG Games

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