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Wait there's only 5 maps in this game?
The imperial space docks, the FO dreadnought, the ocean planet where they clone the clones, Jakku.... Yavin?
But yeah, severely limited map count. Fun gameplay, but nothing that the 2005 battlefront didn't already offer. Not worth full price, barely worth half price. Maybe worth it if it goes on sale for ten dollars.
Kamino. Forgot the name of the clone planet for a minute
Guess that's it. Nothing changed, dudes. What a surprise!
But the biggest loser in the long run will be EA given that they may lose the license anyway.
Yeah, it's not that bad, honestly. EA was forced to utterly remove the lootboxes and redesign the Star Card system, and as Luigi just said EA's sole production rights over Star Wars video games is now in question. It's not a perfect win, but it's certainly a win.
Yeah, I kinda agree that nothing significant was achieved on the long term run if we can't repeat the same uproar anytime a game crosses the line, but I woudn't have called it a loss. We'd have lost if EA didn't even bothered to do something about this game. I get the point is to mirror the title of the video of the other guy but ehhhh.
Should I watch that video? It seems like clickbait.
Personally, I stopped touching, rating or subscribing to any Youtube videos with such dramatic titles on their screencaps a while back, because the titles given rarely match the reality of what the Youtuber has to say.
But just in case you're curious about the content, the video's main point is the legislation failed to pass in Hawaii, nor did it gain traction in D.C., and that the ESRB has done very little to curb the issue.
So the Jimquisition came out with this (rather bizarre) video...
Basically stating that lootboxes in triple-A gaming are for the moment effectively dead. He might have a point since the concept has become politically radioactive for the time being. Any more Gamblefront II fiascos and politicians will force regulation on gaming.
Hunt is returning in an Infection-like way.
TOTALLY REDEEMED THEMSELVES
Okay wow this sounds awesome.
The battle we've all been waiting for.
Guess somebody reminded them of how chaotic and popular the scenario mode of Endor from Battlefront 2 was, eh?
Wasn't there also a Jawa vs Tusken mode?
And a Wookiees vs Droids mode.
And Wampas vs Rebels.
And gungans vs droids IIRC
I don't ever recall the AI ever being able to pull off a victory as the Gungans versus the droids. I mean, their only weapon was some terrible semi-auto blaster, and the pulse grenades, nothing else, while the Droid army had their whole arsenal on display.
But the Ewoks versus the Galactic Empire? Holy crap, that was one hellish scenario to win as the Imps. Either you'd luck out and find some safe elevated area to both control one of the spawn points and snipe off the little buggers one-by-one, or try your luck at failing around on the ground level while the horde of Ewoks constantly blind-sided your stormtroopers with arrows, slingshots, hatchets... quite a few deaths there occurred without figuring out WHAT killed me!
EDIT: Wampas vs Rebels? I don't recall that one. I'd imagine it taking place solely indoors, and giving the Wampas a ton of HP and one-hit melee kills, akin to Shadows of the Empire. Am I correct?
edited 15th Apr '18 4:56:35 AM by SgtRicko
Not really. The rebels had auto-turrets and the Wampas had to come out of Echo Base. They did have a ton of health but they were still at something of a disadvantage.
edited 15th Apr '18 6:31:54 AM by theLibrarian
Welp, some news happened like yesterday surrounding the lootbox fiasco Battlefront II opened up.
TLDR version: Belgium and The Netherlands have determined that lootboxes are gambling and several titles including some of EA's stuff are in fact in violation of gambling laws. The Netherlands has dropped the banhammer first and Belgium is moving forward with additional efforts of its own.
Battlefront II in particular was not in violation of Belgian law by virtue that it cut out and terminated its previous pay to win system.
It's deeply amusing that EA is managing to get lootboxes and lootbox using games banned but is worming out of consequences themselves.
Sucks that Overwatch has to get dragged into this mess, it was honestly one of the better forms of the gatcha system since it had zero gameplay impact.
EDIT: Ok, finally had a chance to play that limited-time mode with the Ewoks. Holy crap, those little guys are durable, takes several blasters shots to take them down unless you're at point blank.
edited 27th Apr '18 5:20:32 AM by SgtRicko
^^ Their big time money maker FIFA was found in violation of gambling laws in both Netherlands and Belgium. They didn't "worm out" of it.
I mean, it's not like Overwatch's existence is being invalidated because it has gambling in it. They can just rework the system into something that is not gambling, locally for belgium or internationally if they want. Cosmetic stuff may be less aggravating than battlefront 2's take on it, but any other system that isn't blatantly half-assed would be better.
edited 27th Apr '18 5:42:03 AM by Yumil
Yeah, the Overwatch lootboxes aren't as bad as the more pay to win lootbox systems but they still suck and Overwatch will be a better game if they're removed.
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