Star wars Battlefront 2

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  1. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    As I mentioned in your other thread, PLENTY of good single player games.

    Single play Star Wars game?.... Sadly, last ones I can think of are the Force Unleashed games on PS3.
     
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    Thanks!
    Currently I'm enjoying Battlefront 1 quite a bit, especially the 'Skirmish' mode, but it's frustrating to see what I'm missing out on not having a PSN plus account for online gaming..... oh well.....
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    I got this offa PSN last night for under 20 bucks and i already regret it.
     
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    With the recent updates, the progression system became really shitty and unplayable.
    EA sabotaged this game on purpose because of the microtransaction affair which occured when the game was released.
    The story of the solo mode was pretty good though.
     
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    Yeah, but look at it and keep in mind that a really great company was far along into a fully solo Star Wars game and EA cancelled it cause "no one likes single player anymore" and then put out this trash instead.

    Gotta love EA! I love that God of War made millions and millions more than BF2. I wish they'd un-cancel that Star Wars game since it looked AWESOME, but it's probably way too late. :(
     
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    Indeed, it's all about multi-player modes nowadays...
     
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    Mostly cause of monolithic companies trying to force it. Some of the top-selling games of the last couple years are single player only. EA just refuses to accept that and keeps doing stupid shit like this while declaring that single player is dead. I guess it's easier for them to adopt the business model of just endlessly recycling the same damn game, sticking tons of microtransactions in it, and releasing it yearly cause for some reason people keep paying for it. It's finally starting to backfire a bit, but there's still a silent majority of people out there that just buys their stupid sports games/COD games every year, only play them, and are happy as a clam. Argh.

    I really wish they'd go out of business and that it would somehow resurrect all the great studios they absorbed and dissolved. I don't get why that had to happen. Bioware is next on the block, I'm sure (not that there's much left to dissolve).
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    as far as I'm concerned bioware was dead after ME3. especially after seeing some of the garbage writing in andromeda.
     
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    Right, I'm talking the more literal kind where everyone gets fired and it gets scattered to the wind, like they've done to many good studios already. I don't get it. Why would anyone let EA buy them out? It's just a 90% guarantee your company is going to go away. I guess it's cause of execs wanting a huge payday and not caring about what happens to their hundreds of employees.
     
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    I wish they'd just take the license from EA. Plenty of other companies could do great things with the franchise. Personally, unless we're getting KOTOR on consoles, I'd only want a story driven Star Wars game at this point.

    Side note, thinking about this, am I the only one who would dig remaking Shadows of the Empire? Or do something with Dash Rendar?
     
  11. synrgy

    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    ^I'd be more into a remake of Rogue Squadron, give how atrocious the flying has been in the SWBF games. But yeah, I could see SotE, too.

    In both cases, though, it might be nostalgia goggles getting in the way. ;)
     
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    Rogue Squadron 2 and 3 really hold up. Up the resolution and polygons a bit and I'd buy that game again.
     
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    i would def buy a modern take on rogue squadron. I still boot up jedi starfighter from time to time since that was the last great star was fighter game imo
     
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    I don't like the N64 one anymore, but the two GC ones still look great and have some really fun levels. I'd also buy a remaster in a second! A remake that did something about those questionable on-foot levels in the second GC one would be cool, though :D

    There are PC versions of the two N64 ones which obviously have much higher resolutions, FYI.

    Speaking of single player star wars games that are good...obviously there are the two KOTOR games, but much less obviously, the "MMO" Old Republic game was given more and more story expansions and less and less focus on forced group content, and it's continued having a huge emphasis on story and voice acting, and in my experience it practically works as a single-player game. And I played it before it went Free to Play when they made it less multiplayer dependent! I think if you're a big star wars fan that you might be pleasantly surprised. Especially now that it's free to play, and as far as I know the story content is completely free of the pay-gating stuff that they use to encourage people to pay for subscriptions. Well, the 50 or so hours before you hit the expansion content, anyway. Some of the classes have pretty good stories - all classes have different ones. And the female trooper has Jennifer Hale's voice! (Female Shepard)

    I still have fond memories of Dark Forces 2 and Jedi Knight 2. I have a feeling that going back to them would be a mess of dated gameplay, but maybe not. I still remember being stunned the first time I saw DF2 in motion. I think the graphics are like an upgraded Quake 1 :p
     
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    Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight and Jedi Knight II are two of the greatest games of all time. Jedi Academy had some great moments as well. Fuck, I miss LucasArts and Raven in general. If you have a decent PC, get the Dolphin emulator and play through Rogue Squadron II. It still holds up, and with the upscaling that's on the Dolphin, the graphics still look pretty damn good.
     
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    Hell, i'd love a modern take on the X-Wing Vs Tie Fighter games. A serious reboot of the KOTOR series would be welcome, and that cancelled single player thing that looked so interesting it got murdered...yeah, fuck EA and their forced micro transaction, money grubbing, quality studio crushing original game hating agenda.
     
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    I'm 25, so the X-Wing vs TIE Fighter games were around when I was suuuuuper young; I do remember my dad playing them though. The closest I got to playing a Star Wars space combat sim was when I was in junior high and played a lot of Star Wars Galaxies and they released the Jump to Lightspeed expansion. That was such a great game.
     
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    Tie Fighter at least used to be considered a major classic. I had the Mac version, which was like an HD remake (well, HD by the standards of the day!!!) of the PC one. It was kind of too clinical and complex for my little kid mind as it was aiming to be more of a flight simulator with a plot instead of a pure arcadey thing like Rogue Squadron was later, but it was definitely cool.

    I never played X-Wing vs Tie Fighter. I think that one came out around the same time as Quake II, so I'm assuming the graphics were much better!! No idea what the rep was on it.

    Speaking of HD remakes on Mac, a lot of the PC ports that ended up on Mac supported MUCH higher resolutions. I was shocked when I got a Windows computer and tried to play the likes of Dark Forces I and it had half the resolution and looked like trash.
     

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