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Star Wars Battlefront II; May the loot be with you
Topic Started: Nov 23 2017, 04:38 AM (216 Views)
Mythos
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Anyone here playing Battlefront II or have any thoughts on the lootbox controversy that is sweeping the globe?

Personally, and I can't believe I'm writing this, I'm actually really enjoying the game, and I usually hate multiplayer. Campaign was mediocre at best but the multiplayer has been fun all around and I've been tweeting about it a lot. Hell, I just stayed up till 4:30AM playing Galactic Assault, that's how absurdly fun the base game is, if you can ignore the pay-to-win bullshit.

Granted, sole reason I bought this - on release day, no less (I usually wait for price drops) - was Starfighter Assault, which I got completely addicted to during the beta. But now I'm getting good at Galactic Assault too and figured out a simple strategy to be MVP - score enough to get a starfighter, then just play as a starfighter. I'm surprisingly good at it and just keep amassing points... sometime at the detriment of the objective, heh. But it's fun, and that's all I want in a game.
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Piggo
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>not pirating it

come on fam fight the dark side
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Mythos
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What can I say? I'd already pre-ordered it long before the controversies and I didn't want to lose the small deposit the store forced on me. Turns out there's a pretty good game underneath that bullshit progression system.
But thanks for making me feel guilty for enjoying the game I bought with my hard-earned money, I really appreciate it :V
Edited by Mythos, Nov 23 2017, 03:01 PM.
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Eh at least the DICE employees get paid

they do an excellent job
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Yukon
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I was considering getting it still if the campaign was good, but from what I've heard and seen so far it's pretty underwhelming. I enjoyed the multiplayer in the first one and I've never really been bothered by loot crates or micro-transactions in games because I simply couldn't care less about it and rarely partook in it (I've never paid real money for in-game things). Maybe if it goes on sale for at least 50% I'll pick it up.

Also Mythos since you pre-ordered it did you get the free pair of Darth Vader socks with it? My friend pre-ordered it and got a pair.
Edited by Yukon, Nov 23 2017, 04:02 PM.
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Mythos
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Yes, they do. The game is genuinely pretty good beneath all the crap EA forced on it. I can highly recommend the gameplay, just not the slow-ass, randomized progression system.
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Fuck EA so much hopefully DICE employees leave to join Respawn Ent-oh



oh no
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Mythos
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Triple-A is basically a dystopia.
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Gotta say though i wish we had better ports of the weapons, the Battlefront 2015 weapons on the workshop are really really bright for some reason
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Nov 23 2017, 04:00 PM
I was considering getting it still if the campaign was good, but from what I've heard and seen so far it's pretty underwhelming. I enjoyed the multiplayer in the first one and I've never really been bothered by loot crates or micro-transactions in games because I simply couldn't care less about it and rarely partook in it (I've never paid real money for in-game things). Maybe if it goes on sale for at least 50% I'll pick it up.

Also Mythos since you pre-ordered it did you get the free pair of Darth Vader socks with it? My friend pre-ordered it and got a pair.
Sorry Yukon, somehow I missed your reply. Nope, no Darth Vader socks in my country, but I did add a 15% pre-order discount and a €10 coupon to scrape €20 off the price. I wouldn't have bought it day 1 otherwise.

Honestly, I kinda have to recommend this game regardless of the lootbox bullshit on account of how much fun I have with the multiplayer. I'm not a multiplayer guy so it's been surprising, especially since I'm actually getting better at Galactic Assault. Of course, if I get my hands on a starship in Galactic Assault I'm almost always MVP. I'm one hell of a pilot.

Singleplayer sucked though.
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