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Initial thoughts on Star Wars: Battlefront are less than lukewarm

Star Wars: Battlefront isn't shaping up to be received well, with early word on the game is that it's 'rather limited' and 'isn't worth $60'

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 15, 2015 08:14 pm CST - 1 min, 15 secs reading time

Some gamers have been playing Star Wars: Battlefront over the last few days, with Jason Evangelho from Forbes saying that after playing Battlefront, he "walked away disappointed and discontent".

After around 10 hours with the game, Evangelho said: "That sobering truth is that there simply isn't enough content or variety here to justify a $60 purchase". Now that's a huge statement for one of the biggest game releases of the year, but it seems like this is the word on the street for Star Wars Battlefront. After I saw Evangelho's comments, I dug a bit deeper and looked at the review on VideoGamer.com, which mirrored his thoughts on the game.

VideoGamer.com says "Give it a few hours, however, and the allure of this spectacle begins to fade. Soon, you're left to reckon with the fact that while Battlefront excels in making real those dreams of fighting Darth Vader on Hoth, it doesn't nail the rather more prosaic elements of first person shooters".

Personally, I think using EA Access and playing it for 10 hours before you plonk down $60 (or more depending on where you live) is a great idea. But, it looks like we've received yet another watered down game for the console era, as this is a huge step down from what Star Wars: Battlefront III would've been. Disappointing, unfortunately.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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