This is a wonderful time to be a Star Wars fan, new movies, books, comics. However the videogame scene leaves a bit to be disred, sadly EA have the rights for the Star Wars gaming franchise until 2023 and so far we have only seen two games that havn’t quit pleased the masses, like the movies have. A lot of controversy and bad press have been plaguing EA’s latest game and rightfully so. But i’m not here to talk about the lootboxes that have defined the latest Gaming scandal debate. I’m going to dive into a single aspect of the game and that’s the single player.
I been looking forward to SW:BF2 since it was announced any the fact they added a Single Player campaign was reason enough to pre-order it and get my hands on it as fast a possible. The campaign is what you might expect from a shooter, medium length. I just completed it less then 30 min ago and it have been a blast from start to finish, a strong narrative that gives you a insight into the conflict between the Rebels and the Empire, seen from a Imperial Special ops solider point of view.
It a well rounded Star Wars adventures, that let you play as both Luke, Leia, Han and Kylo Ren. When you ain’t in control of Iden Versio. The gameplay does mimic the multiplayer a lot and is at times very arcady and this is here where the game suffers the most and you could wish for more depth. Like more use of the personal droid and stronger mechanics. It easy to see the campaign is set up to give you a tast of what to expect from classes in multiplayer and abilities. But the point where the game shine brightest is the parts where you get to take control of a spaceship, this is where the gameplay is strongest. All from flying and Tie Figher to the Falcon gives you some of the best Star Wars experience there is on the gameing market, and it’s a big part of the game.
The Story itself helps to remove some the gaps between the original trilogy and the new, giving us look into Luke and his journey. For one who read a couple of the books, it’s nice to see direct references/mentions to characters, events and plot lines that I experienced in the comics and books.
If i should rate the game alone of the single player campaign, it would give it a 7 out of 10. It could have scored higher if there where more depth to the game. I’m glad i got to play the single player, but i’m also mad at myself for giving into the game and buying it. Sadly Dice is one of my favourite developers, but EA casts a long and depressing shadow.
I have yet to try out the multiplayer and i will do it soon.