Review: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Celebration Edition (PlayStation 4)

Pros:

  • Amazing graphics.
  • 112.4gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Amazing authentic soundtrack and sound effects.
  • Campaign mode complete with 3 difficulties.
  • Single player modes-campaign/instant action/arcade.
  • Co-op modes-(4 player) Galactic republic/rebel alliance/resistance/seperatist/Galactic empire and first order.
  • Split-screen support.
  • Multiplayer-supremacy/heroes and villans/Galactic assault/starfighter assault/blast/ewok hunt/strike.
  • Full stats and breakdown by modes.
  • It can rebind controls.
  • HDR 10 support.
  • Colorblind settings.
  • Player loadout-cards/weapons/appearance/emotes/victory pose.
  • Play as all iconic characters in the saga.
  • Gets frequent updates from maps, characters to game modes and themes.
  • Squad-can spawn on teammates.
  • Day/night maps.
  • It looks like a movie.
  • Spectate players when dead.
  • Cards-activate and upgrade. Can have 3 assigned and these may add new weapons/gear or give buffs like faster health regen etc.
  • Earn EXP level up and earn new cards and weapons.
  • Each character class has separate levels to rank up and earn bonus cards, appearances and points to upgrade cards.

Cons:

  • Long loading times, has improved since launch but still long.
  • Crates feel useless and needless now. These used to be the loot boxes.
  • The campaign is not very engaging and serves as a tutorial.
  • Matchmaking rank is non-existant.
  • Very chaotic.
  • Low skill players get little opportunities to play as the Iconic characters and get vehicles.

  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
8.8/10

Summary

By now we all know the story of how loot boxes died with this game, drew political figures examing how gambling and boxes work and all that. Go full circle and we get a fresh take on Battlefront 2 with the celebration edition. New players coming in will get the authentic star wars experience, chaotic amazing firefights in beautiful surroundings with a robust loadout feature and leveling up options. Returning players can finally play the game how it was meant to be all though they will probably continue to harbor hate towards players who got loads of loot boxes and got to keep all the shortcut upgrades that destroy the game balance. For me I’m casual so jumping in for a quick fix this is my go-to game and especially for all things Star Wars, they have managed to steady the ship but it still needs some work like balancing and loading times but in saying that I have to say how impressed I am with the little updates that do a lot each time. It is safe to go back to Battlefront 2 and while it’s a No Mans Sky moment it is a solid step in the right direction.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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