Star Wars Battlefront Xbox One and PS4 Review

Star Wars Battlefront has finally been revived. The last main series Battlefront game came out in 2005, over ten years ago. Last time Star Wars Battlefront was developed by Pandemic Studios. This time it was developed by EA Digital Illusions. The new Battlefront game is faster paced than the original one. It is also supposed to be played in first person, although you can switch it to third person.

The three things that stood out to me include the graphics, speed of the game and the Fighter Squadron Mode. The graphics in Battlefront make the player feel like they are watching the movie. I don’t think a Star Wars game in the past has nailed it. Battlefront is fast-paced like Halo, Call of Duty and other modern shooters. This really keeps you on your toes. My favorite multiplayer mode in Battlefront is Fighter Squadron Mode. This mode allows the player to fight in an X-Wing, A-Wing, Tie Fighter or a Tie Interceptor. In the past, I haven’t been a fan of space shooters; however, the controls are excellent in this game.

There are a few things that I don’t like about Star Wars Battlefront. It only has four planets to explore, and EA didn’t include a single player campaign. The four planets are Hoth, Endor, Tatooine, and Sullust. There is also a fifth planet that is coming out as free DLC, but it wasn’t included on day one.  These four planets don’t give the player enough to explore. I also miss the option to play a single player campaign. It was one of the things that I enjoyed doing in the original games.

Overall, Star Wars Battlefront is an exciting multiplayer game that lacks single player options. My favorite multiplayer modes include Fighter Squadron, Blast and Heroes vs. Villains. I also like the mission mode in single player. I do miss the option to change characters every time you die and control points from the original game. I give Star Wars Battlefront a six out of ten.

-MT

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Nintendo Direct Updates November 2015

Nintendo had a lot of news to share on Thursday. They announced several new games and concepts. Cloud from Final Fantasy is coming to Super Smash. The original Pokemon games are coming to the 3DS virtual console and Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is being released next year.

Nintendo also announced that a new Super Smash direct would be coming in December. It is great that they keep adding to the expansive game. It is interesting to see Nintendo put Cloud in the game considering he comes from Final Fantasy. Nintendo did not reveal that this character was from the smash ballot. What do you think about Cloud being in Super Smash?

It is awesome that Nintendo is re-releasing the original Pokemon games that I grew up with. They also revealed a Pokemon Picross game and they announced Shadow Mewtwo in Pokken Tournament. I can’t wait to play the two Pokemon games that got me interested in gaming.

Nintendo also revealed that Zelda Wii U is still coming out in 2016. They really like to make Zelda remakes; it looks like Zelda: Twilight Princess will be re-released in 2016. I wish Nintendo would remake other games, for example, Mario Sunshine. What do you think of all this Zelda news? Nintendo had several other announcements and updates in the Nintendo Direct. It is great to see Nintendo get back on track, and it will be interesting to see what they do with the NX.

-MT