14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
The force is VERY strong with this one,
This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
Battlefront places you in the role of a soldier in one of the 4 main armies of the Star Wars saga, giving you the option of what type of soldier as well as giving you the option to conquer the galaxy or go through the battles from all of the films.
The Historical conquest mode allows you to play through the major events like the battle of Hoth or the battle of Endor, even the clone wars. the idea being you select which war to go through at the start, be it Galactice Civil War or the Clone Wars. The historical mode can be difficult on some levels but is really enjoyable, especially when you get some of the main characters fighting along side you in a great battle, like Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. The other min mode is the Galactic Conquest Mode, which simulates 8 different worlds, the idea being that after you fight two battles on that world, it becomes your territory, alowing you to access a bonus fomr that planet for future battles, like extra troops or a Jedi fighting with you. cleverly, after you win 4 battles in a row, you can use your chosen sides special fature on an enemy world, for instance, the Imperials use the death star to destory a world.
The four sides you can choose from are The Empire, the Rebels, The REpublic (clone troopers) and the CIS (robots). all of the sides have their own advantages, and depending on the side you chose, you can use their infantry too, going around in an AT-AT is very fun. Their are 5 different types of soldier for each army as well
Standard soldier- good for general killing
Sniper- carries a probe droid which can order orbital strikes on your enemy
Vanguard- carries missle launchers
Pilot- heals any vehicle he is in
Special trooper- each side has it's own special trooper, the rebels have a Wookie, the CIS have destroyer droids, the imperials and the republic have jet troopers
Each soldier must be put to good use, and you select which one to be each time that you die. as whenever you die, you are respwaned at your CP, you only have a limited number of reinfrocments to spawn into though, if you capture the enemy CP's then they will have nowhere to spawn too and will loose the fight, the only other way to win is to wipe out the enemy troops.
The game is very fun to play and you really get into it when you are destorying Rebel scum, the graphics are excellent and the sounds are brilliant. i have yet to try online play, if anyone else has tryed let me know.
Graphics- 24/25- perfect graphics
Sounds- 23/25- as you would expect from a SW game
Gameplay- 24/25- controls are very good with good gameplay
Lifespan- 20/25- without online play, this will eventually get old