Star Wars Battlefront is one of the hot games to hit the market this holiday season, but its reception has divided critics.
Battlefront comes with no campaign mode, and this has taken a lot of buyers surprised, even though EA made this news clear weeks ago.
Battlefront is primarily an online-based game that takes place on very popular, but limited in numbers, set of open world maps that are famous from the Star Wars saga.
But, no single player story for one of the most anticipated games and most loved film sagas of all time, is a big, big surprise.
The lack of a story mode and campaign in Battlefront is a major oversight by EA, but it could be a sign of where shooters are headed in the future.
Black Ops III didn’t come with a single player campaign on previous generation consoles, but at least Treyarch made the effort of putting one on PS4 and Xbox One versions.
In all other aspects though, Battlefront appears to be hitting it out of the park.
Graphically impressive, Battlefront packs a mixture of arcade and hardcore first and third person shooting as well as spaceship combat. Battlefront is being heralded for its attention to detail.
This is a game that brings the Star Wars universe to life in a way that has exceeded expectations.
Do a bit of digging around and gamers will find that Battlefront has a little more content that just the four maps that have gotten a lot of play on social media in recent days.
Simon Ryan, a gamer based in New Zealand, says that Battlefront makes up for its lack of variety with strong graphics and a good start to what is clearly going to be a long stretched out franchise from EA.
“There needs to be more variety in the planets and map styles, but graphically it is impressive and a good start,” Ryan said.
Cameron Goldstein, another gamer, was less impressed with Battlefront.
“I liked the originals better because I actually felt like it was Star Wars, yes the graphics in this game are impressive, but it feels like I am playing Call of Duty with a Star Wars skin,” Goldstein said.
The problem is the added expense that EA are forcing gamers into with the Season Pass. On top of the future expenses required, the fact that EA is charging gamers a full retail price off the shelf for Battlefront for what many call a sub-standard shooter with minimum content has been a source of much frustration.
Battlefront brings the world of Star Wars to life like no other game in history, but it needs a price drop, and fast.