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CAPSLOCK General Crosseye
General Crosseye
Feb 21st 2011 at 8:41:06 AM

Did anyone else like that game?

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 21st 2011 at 8:42:35 AM

Er, yes, which is why people are pining for Battlefront 3.

Jonah Falcon
CAPSLOCK General Crosseye
General Crosseye
Feb 21st 2011 at 8:50:16 AM

Oh, okay. I have a habit of picking up lame games, so I was wondering if it's actually regarded as any good. Wish I still had that.

Feb 21st 2011 at 9:57:55 AM

Ah Battlefront. If they ever make a Battlefront 3 they really ought to improve the nigh-useless ally AI, but other than that a dynamite game. It's the only game I consistently play Sniper (though the Elite Beam Sniper Rifle you get for streaks sucks major ass), and Battlefront 2's space battles were all sorts of fun and hopefully might get some expansion in the future.

Also, all hero matches. Always awesome. In that mode and out of it, Darth Maul is an engine of destruction, but still I prefer Vader and Boba Fett.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
Feb 21st 2011 at 10:01:07 AM

Damn I thought this might be one of those threads confirming BF 3....don't get my hopes up.

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TheInferno |Y| = |X| Add 5 from probably on Earth
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Feb 21st 2011 at 10:01:44 AM

I liked those games. It a shame that Pandemic went out of business, and that Lucas Arts seems to have forgotten the computer exists...

...actually, when's the last time that Lucas Arts released a good computer game? (yes, I know TOR is coming but that's not out yet and Bioware's making that, not an in-house Lucas Arts team).

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Scardoll Burn
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Feb 21st 2011 at 10:02:12 AM

The Hero matches were horribly unbalanced, and I never liked space battles, so my favorite times in Battlefront was stuff like taking a whole game by myself as some class (Engineer was one of the better ones, but I preferred Heavy).

And yeah, I'm sad there's no Battlefront 3.

edited 21st Feb '11 10:03:00 AM by Scardoll

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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 21st 2011 at 10:03:13 AM

They published the first few Traveller's Tales LEGO games.

The last? Your Mileage May Vary on Lucidity.

edited 21st Feb '11 10:03:52 AM by JAF1970

Jonah Falcon
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Feb 21st 2011 at 10:07:51 AM

There's a fansite that finds rumours for Battlefront 3 wanters.

HopelessSituationWarrior Na´ve Newcomer from Canada. The middle part.
Feb 21st 2011 at 10:08:47 AM

I used to have so much fun with these games. I had II for Ps2 and I for PC, which I think was better. Rhen Var was a badass map.

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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 21st 2011 at 10:10:49 AM

Of course, people will probably made a Star Wars mod for Battlefield 3, which is basically how Battlefront came to be in the first place.

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Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
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Feb 21st 2011 at 10:23:29 AM

Wait, Pandemic went out of business? —Lip wobbles— How?

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TheInferno |Y| = |X| Add 5 from probably on Earth
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Feb 21st 2011 at 10:28:14 AM

Mercenaries2 flopped I think, they shut down MP support, and then The Saboteur was their last game... guess it didn't sell well. A shame, both of those games I wanted to play.

And yeah, there was a mod for Battlefield 1942 that turned it into Star Wars... I actually tried it after I tried Battlefront. Never did get a good game going, everyone jumped over.

Off-topic, but do we have a Battlefield 3 thread?

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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 21st 2011 at 5:47:48 PM

Yep.

Jonah Falcon
Feb 22nd 2011 at 1:57:56 AM

Loved the epic scale of Battlefront 2 and am very interested what can be done with next gen consoles. The very idea of going from ground to space combat seemlessly was insanely promising, too bad anything going on with Battlefront 3 is going to be a blank slate from what we've seen before.

The only issues I had with the game were largely the lack of variety and lack of control. I wanted to have multiple maps per planet and chose my own attack strategy with both space and ground combat. Nothing exactly in Real Time, but Rainbow six type of pre-battle planning.

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Feb 22nd 2011 at 6:39:42 AM

I loved those games! Though both had their moments I did like 1 better.

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Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Feb 22nd 2011 at 7:36:27 AM

Ahh, I remember both maps from Bespin and Rhen Var fondly.

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Feb 22nd 2011 at 7:38:19 AM

I liked Battlefront 1 more than 2 because it had larger and more varied maps. And land-based vehicles.

Space battles in 2 are pretty fun though, even if they all look the same, but hey, how many different versions of space can you really do? Though I guess they could have set one in a cloud or asteroid field- something to make the space-vehicle combat more fun. ...Or have multiple command posts for each side. I do like Tantive IV and Yavin though.

But I'm speaking from the Playstation 2 versions. I don't know if any others are different.

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Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Feb 22nd 2011 at 8:53:09 PM

Say, what tropes apply to the three Kashyyyk maps?

Proud member of the IAA What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Feb 22nd 2011 at 9:01:04 PM

Hold the Line...that's the only one I've got at the moment.

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Feb 22nd 2011 at 11:04:12 PM

^^^ One of the was set in an asteroid field. There just weren't very many asteroids. It was one of the Republic vs Seperatist maps.

But yeah, I remember 1 had some really dope maps: there was one that was like a citadel or something - really huge - and I fondly remember the Bespin map from the first one and it's accursed chokepoints and anti-air guns.

A main problem I had with 1, though both games have this problem, is that some maps are blatantly stacked against one side (usually ones where one side was supposed to win, storyline wise): for example, Endor had the Empire constantly being attacked by Ewoks as well, if I remember correctly, and some maps gave one side stronger positions (and, occasionally, the high ground, sniper towers, and vehicles all at once), which would allow them to mow down your pathetic allies like insubordinate hedges.

And Naboo (the one in the plains). I don't know what it is about that map. I could never hold command points in that map and keep my army alive. I don't know what it was. They just kept failing me.

edited 22nd Feb '11 11:07:20 PM by KnownUnknown

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Feb 23rd 2011 at 12:31:21 AM

[up] Any map set on Naboo...christ, I don't know but AI stupidity just plummets. I hated that in #2 the enemy always tried to invade naboo. Just...HATED it.

Hoth was one of the more fun maps but damn it would've been nice for the AI to actually be able to hold command posts, or use the turrets to kill the AT A Ts. At least they were smart enough to use the wire gun.

Personally I loved the sniper class, I just didn't like how that unless you tend to your command posts your ai NEVER holds them. I just want to snipe for a match damnit!

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Scardoll Burn
Burn
Feb 23rd 2011 at 12:59:53 AM

I hate levels where the odds are stacked against you, but Polis Massa in Battlefront 2 was by far the worst.

Fucking corridor mazes.

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Feb 23rd 2011 at 1:23:34 AM

The AI on both sides needs to get smarter. I've taken out over 40 people without dying. I do die maybe 4 times in a game I've taken out 100 people over half the enemy force. I wouldn't mind if they put 2 other difficulties above elite. I'd also want more soldiers on the map and at least 500 reinforcements if they ever release this on a PS 3 or 360.

edited 23rd Feb '11 1:24:05 AM by Vanitas

Feb 23rd 2011 at 1:59:35 AM

Space Combat got too simple if you knew what to do. And it got repetitive too, I never did any dogfighting, I just went after the enemy capital ship with either a bomber or a drop ship. Actually flying into the ship and destroying it from the inside was all kinds of fun.


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