Star Wars Battlefront II |OT| This Deal is Getting Worse all the Time!

Oct 25, 2017
132
#52
Well I played beta and the 10 hour trial this weekend. The gameplay is fantastic and I'm completely hooked on the game. However until the time needed to earn credits and unlock everything is drastically reduced I am voting with my wallet and wont be buying.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,754
Chicago
#53
The gameplay and presentation is just exactly what I’ve wanted for years in a Battlefront game but I don’t know if I can swing the $80 for something littered with so much anti-consumer bullshit.
 
Oct 25, 2017
453
Madrid, Spain
#55
I'm getting this for the X too. Tried out the game both on PC and on the X and I'm loving it on the X with HDR and gamepad (I suck at FPS shooters on PC). It looks pretty close to PC ultra on the X, at least to me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,996
#56
I'd even accept the skins(or specialty characters) being extreme grinds but this is ridiculous.

Honestly i'd pay $15 or spend 40 hours for someone like Ahsoka, Sabine, etc happily.
Not these base default characters
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,941
Austin, Texas
#57
Thanks to review copies having radically cheaper hero unlock values myself and others were under the impression that heroes would be cheaper on release and were inflated for EA Access to slow progress. Now that we know that is not true and that those prices are there for launch, that's the line for me. It's absolutely ridiculous that Vader and Luke among others would take ~40 hours to even play as in a fucking STAR WARS game.
Yeah due to that and aggressive lootboxes that alter gameplay and stuff like this I will unfortunately take a pass on this game. Hope you guys have fun though.
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,279
#59
I wish you could just buy the campaign for this game. I wanna see what it's like to play as Imperial troops, without any of the baggage and nonsense of the multiplayer. Got the first Battlefront for cheap some months back, and while it was gorgeous and authentically Star Wars, the gameplay felt like poop. I don't much enjoy these types of games with massive maps, and running back to where you died to try again at killing that sniper or vehicle dude. They're also bound by existing SW lore and universe, so you can't really add any cool movement options, jump pack aside.
 
Oct 27, 2017
265
The Ether
#60
Thanks to Sony being garbage I'm stuck with my digital preorder. So here's hoping we can squeeze some fun out of it. I havent enjoyed what Ive played so far on PC with Origin Access.
 
Oct 31, 2017
1,983
#61
I'm getting it. Will play through the single player and play a bit of multi but if the hero buisness isn't sorted soon then it will be getting traded in.

I do absolutely love the game though. Shame it's brought down by all this shit.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,804
#62
I know the internet is ablaze with the controversy of this games lootboxes and cost to unlock heroes but I’m buying this game for its single player - which is an odd thing to be doing as it’s single player is short and the game is multiplayer focused.

For me the amount of multiplayer I will play won’t even come close to 40 hours and to be honest I don’t mind never even playing as a hero... I like the boots on the ground first person perspective as one of the troopers or droids. I won’t be buying a single loot box and my main goal in multiplayer will be to run objectives because I hate competitive multiplayer and compitiveness in any sense. In games like Halo I usually only play game modes like CTF and just run for the flag; not because I’m bad but because I have no urge to shoot or attack other players unless I need to. I, as a 25 year old gamer feel very disconnected from the larger gaming community. I play large 100+ hour RPG’s and heavily story focused games. I’m not about all this multiplayer pay to win nonsense that’s happening now.

So I’ll play the campaign and try a few multiplayer modes but that’l be it for me because I have a plethora of older PS3 games I’m replaying or experiencing for the first time right now anyway. Plus it’s not to far from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Okami HD so Battlefront 2 will just be a stop gap for me as I adore Star Wars stories and that universe so I’ll enjoy that and get out.
I'm curious about the single player as well but at this rate, I'm just gonna red box it down the line
 
Nov 1, 2017
2,784
#63
Not touching this game with it's BS grinds and the F2P like loot box garbage. If EA wants me to pick it up, they need to make some big changes to the game's economy, right now the game is not getting a dime.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,426
#64
The game looks gorgeous and plays nicely but out of principle, I can’t buy it. It’s a shame because clearly a lot of hard work and devotion has gone into the game. It could have been awesome.
 
Oct 27, 2017
13,759
#65
Great title. I think I'll wait until it's on Origin Access as the Single-Player is the only thing that interests me and I don't expect Platinum-style replayability out of it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
312
Miami, FL
#69
They need to fix the requirements to unlock heroes. Plain and simple.
Especially since it seems when the trophies were done, the heroes were either all unlocked or had extremely low unlock values.

Don't know if this has been posted or not but the plot thickens. For anyone interested almost every game gets its trophies/achievements datamined before hand. Well seems like our little game here has a Silver Trophy that is called "Do. Or do not. There is no try." which requires you to play all the Heroes once in Multiplayer. There is no way that requirement would have been made on a Silver trophy when 100+ hours are needed to accomplish it. Which means its pretty safe to assume when that was designed Heroes had an extremely minimal cost or were all unlocked from the get go. These people have no shame.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,792
#70
The thread title is on point.

I played it a bit via the Origin Access and I liked it and I'm getting it mostly for the campaign. But I will stay as far away as possible from the crystals.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,002
#71
I've played a bit of the Origin Access trial and the game is legitimately fun (particularly the space battles), it's a shame that this microtransaction bullshit is so shady.

I'll probably end up getting it in six months when its $40 or less.
 
Oct 27, 2017
5,775
#72
Especially since it seems when the trophies were done, the heroes were either all unlocked or had extremely low unlock values.
First P2W Platinum someone asked?

It appears to be the case, otherwise you need to work several 'full time job' work weeks to unlock them all. Time spent, and for some, financially. Oh the irony.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,819
#76
I'd even accept the skins(or specialty characters) being extreme grinds but this is ridiculous.

Honestly i'd pay $15 or spend 40 hours for someone like Ahsoka, Sabine, etc happily.
Not these base default characters
I don’t see why we continually want to give an inch to these companies that are continually trying to nickel and dime us anyhow. They can certainly sell us a game without extreme grinds.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,534
#79
Is the game tied to your account on PS4 or is it like any other game where you buy it on one account and then play it on any other account?
 
Oct 25, 2017
453
Madrid, Spain
#80
I can confirm that it looks absolutely amazing on the X.

Anyone else on X? cause im getting these weird graphical glitches in the loot crate menu, im wondering if its the game or my console.
Me.

Same, I've gotten those glitches too in the loot box menu. Opening lootboxes does not feel smooth either, the game hitches like crazy sometimes when you open one.
 
Oct 27, 2017
160
#82
Great looking OT! Will unfortunately be waiting to pick this up, not just because of the MT bullshit, but because I have a ton of good stuff to play and EA can wait.
 
Oct 31, 2017
20
#83
Glad I'm getting this for basically $28 (GCU, trade in coupon, $10 pre-order certificate), this loot box thing is just out of hand, especially their (lack-of) PR.
 
Oct 31, 2017
57
#84
I can confirm that it looks absolutely amazing on the X.

Anyone else on X? cause im getting these weird graphical glitches in the loot crate menu, im wondering if its the game or my console.
I am seeing those, too. Glad I'm not the only one. It was convincing me that there was something wrong with my system even though that is the *only* problem I have seen.

Also, having played the beta on Pro and the EA Access version on the X, it certainly looks like the X is the way to go. It was a pretty big difference to me.

I'm still excited to pick this up tonight though the cost of the heroes is ridiculous. I am a player who just doesn't typically care for playing as the heroes, so I will probably just skip them unless the costs come down considerably. About the only hero I would go crazy to unlock (Nien Nunb) isn't in this one so I'm good.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,996
#85
I don’t see why we continually want to give an inch to these companies that are continually trying to nickel and dime us anyhow. They can certainly sell us a game without extreme grinds.
I've said i'd pay $15 for specifically those two characters since Battlefront 1 so I can't really backtrack with that now.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,488
#86
Only fun I had with the first game was in private matches. With that gone I'm out and that's not even taking into account the shady crap EA are playing at.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,527
UK
#88
I was really looking forward to this after the beta, but all the loot crate/locked heroes shite has dampened my hype a fair bit. Having to play 40 hours to unlock a hero is insane.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,044
#89
Great Title! The lootbox fiasco has me pissed and my stack of unplayed games is getting higher this is an easy pass for me at the moment. I don't see how loot boxes are ever going to leave games now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
266
#93
Can’t wait to finish the campaign tonight. It’s exactly as I expected it to be (unfortunately), but the story is interesting so far, based on the trial.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,996
#94
Fair enough lol.
Slightly off the beat characters like that i'd be kinda fine with because they are far beyond the bare minimum.
also Doctor Aphra is another example of that.
Starkiller...
HK47


My biggest hang up is that its Luke and Vader who 90% of the fanbase would expect to play day one...
on top of the fact other basic requirement bare minimum characters like Obi-Wan(and Anakin) aren't even in the game yet and are likely to eventually be an even longer than 40 hour grind.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
1,664
Canada
#95
I am seeing those, too. Glad I'm not the only one. It was convincing me that there was something wrong with my system even though that is the *only* problem I have seen.

Also, having played the beta on Pro and the EA Access version on the X, it certainly looks like the X is the way to go. It was a pretty big difference to me.

I'm still excited to pick this up tonight though the cost of the heroes is ridiculous. I am a player who just doesn't typically care for playing as the heroes, so I will probably just skip them unless the costs come down considerably. About the only hero I would go crazy to unlock (Nien Nunb) isn't in this one so I'm good.
Yeah i was getting paranoid too, looks like its the game.
 
Oct 28, 2017
615
I hope this thread will be safe to talk about the game when its out. I'm really looking forward to the SP. Didn't play the trail but enjoyed the beta.

Plan on not spending money on boxes either. I honestly think DICE will push to adjust it.

While people that pay may do better than me I'm a shit player anyway and I expect to get slaughtered each game but I have fun trying haha.

Can not wait to see this running on my OneX