Review by ganstamaori
Conquer The Galaxy Without Leaving Your Room.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 was released in time for Christmas a few years ago, and many Star Wars fans ran to the stores to get the game. It's an excellent follow up to number 1, and has new fetures such as playable heroes, new levels, and space battles.
The Graphics are near perfect. They're easy on the eyes, and the animations of firing a gun, a shipo getting blown up in space, and an AT-AT falling prey to the tow cable of a Snow Speeder is remarkable.
The Sound at the main menu when you're deciding what do play is good. It has the traditional Imperial theme which fits in with the game. Sound effects is where the sound shines though. When a person gets shot you hear his scream until his demise. You hear the explosion of a Tie Bomber as it is destroyed by an auto turret. You even hear lazers firing across the battlefield, even quick sniper shots.
This is the best part of the game. First there is a Campaign, called Rise of the Empire. To any Star Wars fan, the title tells all. It covers the Clone Wars on planets such as Geonosis, Mygeeto, Felucia, Kashyyk, the epic space battle above Corusaunt, and many more! And not only that, but as the game moves on to the Galactic Empire, you fight Rebels aboard the Tantive V, the 1st Death Star, and at such locations as Yavin IV, and Hoth.
Another mode is Galactic Conquest. Here you can select four playable factions, the CIS, the Rebel Alliance, the Republic, and the Galactic Empire. Here you invade enemy planets, collect credits to buy new fleets, troops and upgrades, the latter which lasts for one battle, and can sway it in your favour. You can use your fleets to invade or fortify planets, or engage enemy fleets in Space. If an enemy fleet is above a planet you wish to conquer, decimate it, and deploy your troops to conquer the planet in a single, glorious day.
What's New: 10/10
The following is what is new compared to the old game.
* You can play as heroes such as Boba Fett, Jango Fett, General Grevious, Obi-wan, Anikin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Yoda, Count Dooku, the Emperor and many more.
* Space Battles. Take a Bomber to decimate the enemy frigates, destroy their Capital Ship or fly into the enemy hanger and fight it out on foot.
* New Planets. There are many new planets which help cover the Clone Wars better, and some of the old planets have been remade, for better or worse.
In Closing, this is an excellent game, and has excellent replayablitity. I give it a 9/10 simply because no game is "perfect."
Rating: 4.5 - Outstanding
Product Release: Star Wars: Battlefront II (US, 11/01/05)
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