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    jp's Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (DS)

    [January 17, 2022 03:52:34 PM]
    Weird how I just picked this up again and played a bit, but had no memory of having played it (8?) years ago?

    I must have played about an hour and a half last night and it definitely moves along fast, with lots of action, and no real breathing room. The story (so far) is quite predictable (one twin goes bad and the other good) and the different classes - with their different weapons and power ups are more interesting than I expected. As soon as a new class was offered I switched over to use it, assuming that it's weapons/powers would be well suited to the upcoming levels and I was not disappointed in this.

    I'm surprised at how easy the game is? But, I don't recall if there are difficulty levels and what I chose if there are. I must say it's a technically very competent game and I appreciated the lock-on targeting that the game has, and the fact that the camera works automatically (and pretty well) in keeping you focused on what you're targetting. Circle-strafing worked wonderfully.
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    [December 7, 2014 06:21:27 PM]
    Oh, so there is more of a story than I first imagined. The clones (X1 and X2) are actually clones of a jedi master - they meet him, one clone doesn't go through order XX (the one where the clones are supposed to turn on the jedi), the other does. So now you have two clones on opposite sides fighting each other. Neat thing is that the storyline extends beyond the fall of the republic. I've helped Luke in the trench run and I'm currently helping buy some time by defending Hoth.

    REALLY interesting thing, I had to find some homing beacons (or whatever) in the space wreckage of the original death star. As you fly around, in addition to rubble and enemy TIE fighters - there are floating corpses or stormtroopers! I couldn't believe it, this might be the first official representation of the horror of the destruction of the death star. Corpses. Floating in space.

    I probably won't be playing this any more though. I got stuck on the defend Hoth mission where you man some turrets. For some reason I just lose, I've tried a few times and it seems rather arbitrary. The game's not that great so I might just catch up on the story in an faq or something and move on.
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    [December 4, 2014 07:26:10 PM]
    Wow, that was an unexpected surprise. For some reason I had the notion that this game was going to be an arena-based team shooter of sorts (a la Battlefield) but in 3rd person or something like that. Wasn't the original Battlefront that? I'm really confused.

    In any case, this has been an (so far too easy) interesting game so far. When I first played it my son thought it was a Diablo clone without the loot. It sort of run around shooting at droids (clone wars, you play one of two clones, or alternate between them?, they're called X1 and X2). The game is zoomed in pretty close so you don't have a good sense of the space, but it mostly works (it helps that there is an auto-target/lock on). So, you run around shooting droids and then you're in an X-wing proto (whatever the ship is called) shooting down enemy fighters (sort of like X-wing, but you can only move left/right no up/down). That sort of works too... and then, there's another class! (you can switch between them) The new class has different weapons, and so on. Oh, there are also some speeder type sequences.

    In many ways this is a stripped down action game that keeps things moving along by providing a certain amount of variety without (so far) out staying the welcome. I'll have to wait and see how long the whole thing is because so far I've unlocked 3 of 4 classes and played what I think is the breadth of things there are to do? Maybe not. I was surprised when I could fix a tank and then ride it around instead of blasting stuff on foot. That was pretty cool.
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    jp's Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (DS)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Something better came along

    GameLog started on: Wednesday 3 December, 2014

    GameLog closed on: Monday 17 January, 2022

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