Sunday, July 02, 2006

Game Review (Star Wars Battlefront 2 - PS2)

The first Star Wars Battlefront was exceptionally good, but for whatever reason, it got old really fast, so you couldn't play it for longer than a half hour to an hour. Here's my review.

Graphics: 8/10. There is a slight improvement over the first game. The enviroments look a wee bit better, the characters do too, but there is not much different here. The overall look and feel of the game sticks to how Star Wars Battlefront was, so anyone who played the first one will easily be able to play this one, too.

Sound: 9/10. The sound is awesome with surround sound. Great Star Wars symphony beats during gameplay and at the menus, nice talking during gameplay by the characters such as "Get the Wookiee!" when your team is getting slaughtered by Wookiees to "What do you think you're doing?" When you "intentionally" or intentionally team kill. Great sound.

Control: 8.5/10. The control for this game is really, really easy when you have auto aim on. When it is off, though, it can be very difficult unless you are an avid 1st person or 3rd person player. It gets the job done.

Fun: 8/10. This game is better than the first in some ways, not in others. Strangely, you can't even prone in this game for whatever reason, which makes sniping hard to do unless you find a good spot in bushes or something. Of course, there are new levels, and space battles, but the space battles are fairly boring unless you have a friend to play with because they can take quite awhile ( I've played some 45 minute space battles. ) One big dissapointment about this game, though, was how there weren't more Star Wars Battlefront 1 maps in this game. There are maybe 5 at most, and it's kind of sad, because there were some really, really fun SWBF1 maps. SWBF2 has Hoth, Geonosis, Kashyyyk, (Which looks much different from the original game so it looks more like it did fromt he movie ), Endor, and Tatooine Mos Eisley. There is more, but I could only think of those. Another thing that this game features of course, is the new Jedi mode. You can play as a Jedi if you go on some sort of kill streak. This is fun, but really unfair to the other team because it is real mass murder. There is also a Career Stat Tracker, showing your kills, deaths, and awards. SWBF2 is an excellent Star Wars game, but doesn't do too much more than the original did. If you have the first, you may be skeptical about getting this one because it has a lot of the same stuff, but if you are a true fan, you will buy this one without a second thought.


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