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slimcoder Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Apr 1st 2018 at 4:29:24 PM

Wait there's only 5 maps in this game?

blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Apr 1st 2018 at 4:31:29 PM

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.

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Apr 1st 2018 at 4:32:31 PM

Kamino. Forgot the name of the clone planet for a minute

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Forenperser Foreign Troper from Germany
Foreign Troper
Apr 5th 2018 at 4:47:17 AM

Guess that's it. Nothing changed, dudes. What a surprise!

Luigisan98 A wandering user from Venezuelan Muscat Relationship Status: I <3 love!
A wandering user
Apr 5th 2018 at 4:57:59 AM

[up] But the biggest loser in the long run will be EA given that they may lose the license anyway.

The only good fanboy, is a redeemed fanboy.
SgtRicko from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Apr 5th 2018 at 5:12:35 AM

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.

Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
Yumil Mad Archivist
Mad Archivist
Apr 5th 2018 at 5:27:48 AM

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.

"when you stare too long into the abyss, Xehanort takes advantage of the distraction to break into your house and steal all your shit."
PolarPhantom Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Apr 5th 2018 at 2:31:53 PM

Should I watch that video? It seems like clickbait.

Darkness rises and Light to meet it.
SgtRicko from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Apr 5th 2018 at 3:59:24 PM

[up]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.

Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
MajorTom Eye'm the cutest! Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
Apr 10th 2018 at 5:31:32 AM

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.

"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Apr 13th 2018 at 1:40:07 PM

Hunt is returning in an Infection-like way.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
PolarPhantom Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Apr 13th 2018 at 1:52:01 PM

[up] TOTALLY REDEEMED THEMSELVES

Darkness rises and Light to meet it.
slimcoder Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Apr 13th 2018 at 1:54:46 PM

Okay wow this sounds awesome. [tup]

The battle we've all been waiting for.

SgtRicko from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Apr 13th 2018 at 8:54:33 PM

Guess somebody reminded them of how chaotic and popular the scenario mode of Endor from Battlefront 2 was, eh?

Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
Forenperser Foreign Troper from Germany
Foreign Troper
Apr 14th 2018 at 12:24:11 PM

[up]Wasn't there also a Jawa vs Tusken mode?

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Apr 14th 2018 at 12:38:30 PM

And a Wookiees vs Droids mode.

And Wampas vs Rebels.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
LordofLore Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Apr 15th 2018 at 4:45:02 AM

And gungans vs droids IIRC

SgtRicko from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Apr 15th 2018 at 4:55:06 AM

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

Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Apr 15th 2018 at 5:18:37 AM

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

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
MajorTom Eye'm the cutest! Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
Apr 26th 2018 at 7:22:28 PM

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.

Links:

"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
Apr 26th 2018 at 10:03:42 PM

It's deeply amusing that EA is managing to get lootboxes and lootbox using games banned but is worming out of consequences themselves.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
SgtRicko from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Apr 27th 2018 at 5:11:13 AM

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

Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
MajorTom Eye'm the cutest! Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
Apr 27th 2018 at 5:36:10 AM

^^ 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.

"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
Yumil Mad Archivist
Mad Archivist
Apr 27th 2018 at 5:41:50 AM

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

"when you stare too long into the abyss, Xehanort takes advantage of the distraction to break into your house and steal all your shit."
TommyFresh Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Apr 27th 2018 at 8:50:45 AM

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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