The holiday season is upon us, but perhaps for many, mid-November to the new year is more thought of as the season of Star Wars. With the ninth installment in the legendary franchise hitting theaters on December 15th, the world is all abuzz with talk of a galaxy far, far away. EA games has given Star Wars fans another reason to be excited for the season, as the company released the second in their noted Star Wars Battlefront series on November 17th, 2017. The game boasts an impressive single player mode featuring some new and old Star Wars favorites alike, and an immersive multiplayer that allows you to live the battles as some of the galaxy’s biggest heroes and villains.
Battlefront II’s single player allows you to take the roll of Iden Versio, the head of the Imperial special forces squad, Inferno Squadron. Versio’s story is as good as any captured in the Star Wars stand alone films, and is told brilliantly through beautiful and intense gameplay. Throughout the single player mode, segments will also allow players to take control of heroes such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul, and Han Solo. Arcade mode also allows players to conquer the galaxy offline in single or split screen modes. Though the game perfectly summons the essence of the Star Wars universe throughout with its stories, character representations, and superb graphics, the multiplayer is where Battlefront II really shines.
Andy Hartup of GamesRadar.com called the multiplayer the strongest part of the package and speaks highly of the two modes available for play. (You can read Andy’s full review here: http://www.gamesradar.com/star-wars-battlefront-2-review/.) In Starfighter Assault Mode, players can experience the newly highlighted space battles, finely tuned from the original. In Galactic Assault, you take the roll of imperial troops, or rebel soldiers, with a variety of vehicles and pickups to do war. Ultimately, Star Wars Battlefront will not only serve hardcore fans of the saga, but can also serve up hours of space combat fun for those who don’t know Darth Vader from Supreme Commander Snoke.