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YMMV: Star Wars Battlefront

  • Broken Base: A lot of people were concerned that DICE would make the reboot exclusively first-person, effectively making the game Battlefield In Space. However, the gameplay footage revealed at E3 2014 confirmed that third-person gameplay is the default, easing these concerns. Unfortunately, this has lead to additional concerns from the players who preferred to use the first-person option over the third-person option and feel that their style of gameplay will not be represented.
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome: See Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. That is the only mode anybody will ever want to play online in the second game. Taken further in the Xbox version, which had Downloadable Content mostly remembered for porting the mode to more maps and spreading the mode's influence, despite the content including other two new heroes to play as and some maps ported from the first game.
    • When people do play other modes like Conquest and CTF, expect both teams to be made up almost entirely of heavies and engineers.
  • Demonic Spiders: Gamorrean Guards are this in Jabba's Palace, as they take an absurd amount of punishment, have a habit of spawning in the middle of already heavy combat zones, and can kill most non-hero units in a single hit. Even hero units have to beware, as they are prone to being knocked over with one hit before being killed by the second.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Gizor Delso became quite popular in mods. The fact he provides an excuse for the Empire to fight the Separatists also helps.
  • Even Better Sequel: The sequel took its place as one of the most popular and best-selling Star Wars games of all time thanks to improved gameplay and the addition of space battles, playable heroes, medals, more units and vehicles and the incorporation of every movie in the series. The improved AI for the game is an added bonus.
    • Contested Sequel: However, some fans prefer the original game's maps over the sequel's maps. Of course, that's something that can easily be remedied through modding. Notable in that those that think this way generally like Battlefront II, it's just that they prefer Battlefront I, so there's no internal Fandom Rivalry.
  • Game Breaker:
    • The Wookiees in II. They have above average health, access to drones, and a grenade launcher. The Wookiee crossbow is a combination of a sniper rifle and a shotgun! Using various levels of charge on the gun can enable it to either spread out and hit more targets, of fire a single, concentrated shot. Add the scope for the sniper rifle part. Access to grenade launcher allows a Wookiee to go against vehicles, adding to the insane versatility of the berserker. The only class barring hero that counters a Wookiee is the Dark Trooper whose ARC Caster can do more damage but lower health, reload and charge times means you have to have a really good escape.
    • Heroes as well, particularly the Force Push ability. Ordinary characters cannot block Force powers, even with another hero blocking. In the first game, if you didn't get a vehicle to run them over with, you would almost certainly end up dead in seconds, then start raging nonstop as it happens over and over again. Oh, and you couldn't play as them. The sequel, on the other hand...
    • Engineers, especially in the second game. They all have shotguns (which aren't the standard Short Range Shotgun), the ability to slice the drivers out of vehicles, and the ability to heal and restock their own ammo. There are a common choice for going One-Man Army on the enemy team. Also, fighting while being mostly underwater makes it very difficult for AI enemies to hit you.
    • CIS Tri-Fighters are small, fast, and the most maneuverable of all Scout-class fighters, with nigh-undodgeable homing missiles and a rapid-fire blaster chaingun.
    • Turning friendly fire off could do this, especially with the Heavy Ordinance classes. As turning off damage to teammates also turned off damage to yourself. Let's go over a short list of what you can do with friendly fire off. You can spam grenades and/or machine gun fire down a tight hallway without any regard for your allies, fire Rockets at enemies at point-blank range, pie people in the face with tripmines, pie tanks in the face with tripmines, render enemy command vehicles entirely useless by running underneath them and pieing them with mines. And, my personal favorite, stick mines on to a speeder bike and drive directly into enemy tanks.
    • The award weapons in II are this trope in spades, most notably the award rifle, shotgun and pistol. The award rifle turns enemy soldiers into hamburger meat faster than you can say "I am your father", the award shotgun one hit kills even the toughest enemy soldiers, and the award pistol is a mini Sniper Rifle that fires as fast as the original pistol.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: At the end of the second game's Felucia mission, the narrator says that he hopes that when Aayla died in Order 66, it was quick, painless death, saying that she deserved that much for saving the Unit's lives on the mission. Yeah, about that...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Han Solo will sometimes say "I'm getting too old for this..." after he falls in battle. The game came out just a few years before Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
    • Darth Maul appeared as a Hero for the Seperatists despite dying in The Phantom Menace, over a decade before the Clone Wars even began. However, it was later revealed that he survived in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, albeit as an enemy to the Separatists.
  • Internet Backdraft: Every time that LucasArts announced a game that wasn't related to Battlefront III, there would be fan backlash upon the announcemnet. It got even worse when fans found out that Battlefront III was in production, but got canned due to financial issues.
  • Magnum Opus: The sequel is this for the series and generally considered to be one of the best Star Wars games produced.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Officers call out whenever there is a change in control point status, near the end of most matches expect to hear a lot of "A command post is no longer under Empire control. We've captured a command post. A command post has fallen to our enemies. We've captured a command post. We've lost a command post, take it back!"
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Airless/underwater/toxic environments. Especially after hearing the horrible choking noise your character makes when they go into them.
      • That choking sound is made worse with Force Choke. Not only does the sound play when on the receiving end of Force Choke, but the screen turns red when your character is almost out of health. Talk about a near death experience...
    • God help you if you fall into the Rancor Pit.
  • Polished Port: The PC versions are well-liked for modding purposes.
  • Paranoia Fuel: The Bothan Spies. They have incinerator weapons, regenerate health, transmit the ability to regenerate health to others, are equipped with Time Bombs, and attack in numbers. And they can do all this without you seeing them once, because they can turn invisible! It's almost guaranteed that once you see one, you will not stop until you've sprayed the area with gunfire, emptied a magazine in the alien's general direction, thrown several grenades, and generally made sure that it is superlatively dead.
    • Of course, they have such awful range and such low health that you can hand them their asses if you ever get in a fight where you can actually see one of them.
    • A glitch in the Tantive IV in the second game allows the player to leave the map and walk around it from the outside. If you're fighting another player and both of you know the glitch, this can get really paranoia inducing as they can literally come from anywhere.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Literally in II's campaign, since the player only plays as the clone troopers (Who not only get to execute Order 66, but are presented rather sympathetically doing so and in their envy of the Jedi's fame) and Empire and the final mission presents an alternate reality where the rebels are defeated for good.
    • From some missions, you might end up doing this when you play against the New Clone Army or the Separatist Remnants, in part because the leader of the latter is an Ensemble Darkhorse.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: The first mission of the original game's Historical Campaign has you face an army of Gungans that all look and sound like Jar-Jar Binks. Have fun.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Presuming that the in-engine footage shown at E3 2014 is indicative of what the gameplay will look like, the environments in DICE's Battlefront are going to look amazing.
  • What an Idiot: The AI makes some... interesting decisions. Tropes Are Not Bad as it turned out to be annoying, yet hilarious.
  • Win the Crowd:
    • The internet let out a collective Big "NO!" when it was announced that Electronic Arts had obtained the license to publish Star Wars games... Until the Battlefront reboot was announced, turning the reaction into a Big "YES!" (though some are still worried about EA's financial decisions affecting the game). More people were won over when it was announced that DICE - the people that worked on the very franchise that Battlefront is based on - would be the division of EA working on the game.
    • People were still concerned that the game would be Battlefield In Space, meaning that you would only be able to play in first-person view. Said concerns were completely destroyed with the gameplay reveal, showing that third-person gameplay is still a part of the franchise.
    • After Battlefield 4's numerous technical issues rendered the game nearly unplayable at launch, DICE announced that they would be upgrading their servers and net code to prevent similar issues with Battlefront.

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