Star Wars Battlefront II Review

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Review for Star Wars Battlefront II

Scoring System

Each category is scored out of 5 points. The final score is the average of all the category scores added up then divided by the number of categories. Some games might have a different number of categories.

Graphics (5 out of 5)

Call of Duty’s graphics look amazing, even on a 1080p screen (I played on the original PS4 and on an Asus monitor). The character models are impressive in the single-player campaign and there is so much detail on almost all buildings, machines. and guns. In multiplayer, they look great too, just not as good as in the single-player mode. Zombies is creepy as hell but the graphics look fantastic too.

Gameplay (4 out of 5)

The gameplay in single-player was awesome. I thought it was one of the better Call of Duty campaigns I have played. The game makes you do a lot of different kinds of missions (stealthy missions, flying, etc.) which were tedious at times, but…different for a Call of Duty game. The game tries to make you feel like you were a soldier during WWII and most of the time it succeeded. Kudos to them for that. The multiplayer and zombie modes are fan favorites and I think this year’s game nails them both. Yes, the maps are small, but this is a Call of Duty game, so expect that going into it. It is not a Battlefield game.

Narrative (4 out of 5)

You play as William Pierson, a Texas farm boy in the Army’s first infantry division. The game opens up right from D-Day (which was insane!) and you make your way through Europe, defeating Nazis along the way. As mentioned above, the game lets you do various missions so it is not just a run and gun game. The story overall is bland but does have its moments of excellence. The ending is also great, worth the play through. The one thing that this game removes is the ability to regenerate your health automatically. You have to find medkits or use your squadmate if you are in need of health. Your squadmates can also give you grenades and ammo. Additionally, there are squadmates that can spot out enemies for you and call in mortars. You definitely need to rely on your squadmates in this game compared to other Call of Duty games. The campaign takes about 6-7 hours to beat on hardened difficulty, so definitely not a long game. You can spend a few more hours looking for mementos or playing on a harder difficulty to get trophies but other than that, there is no replay value in the campaign in my opinion.

Multiplayer (4 out of 5)

The multiplayer in this Call of Duty is fantastic. I love the feel of how the guns shoot, the movement, and what they did with the divisions. There is also a hangout place called headquarters, where you can walk around, look at contracts, equipment, and test out guns. Now onto the maps. I like most of the maps in the game but I do wish there were some bigger maps and game modes. It has every mode you would think a Call of Duty game would have. The new “War” mode is fun and intense but it is not for everyone. I haven’t come across any issues yet in multiplayer but will update if I do.

Final Score

(4 out of 5)

Just Pre-Ordered the PlayStation Classic!

Finally back in stock is the PlayStation Classic. I never owned a PS1, but my buddy did, and we spent hours playing during the week. Honestly, I can’t even tell you what all the games were, but I know we played Gran Turismo and Metal Gear Solid.

The first 5 games are eh in my opinion, but I am excited to play them and see how they aged. I hope they announce another 5 games this month or all the games soon.

Going back to the system itself: I could care-less if it came with a wall charger since my TV has a USB port on it and I have a bunch of plugs laying around I could use. (I don’t see this as a big issue really for anyone.) I do wish there was the ability to add more games to it down the road through the internet, but it apparently does not have that functionality. It also apparently does not support new controllers and the one that comes with it is NOT a dualshock controller. Those were introduced later in the PlaySrtation life cycle.

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Featured picture from PlayStation Blog

PlayStation just announced PS4 PlayStation Hits

Sony just announced via the PlayStation blog that they’re coming out with PlayStation hits. These hit games are some of the best games for the PS4 and go for $19.99. The case is in a red color just like the “Greatest Hits” collection for the PS2 and PS3. Read the full story on the PlayStation Blog.

The games:

  1. Bloodborne
  2. Driveclub
  3. Infamous: Second Son
  4. Killzone: Shadow Fall
  5. Little Big Planet 3
  6. Ratchet and Clank
  7. The Last of Us Remastered
  8. Uncharted 4
  9. Project Cars
  10. Street Fighter V
  11. Doom
  12. Battlefield 4
  13. Yakuza Kiwami
  14. Yakuza 0
  15. Metal Gear Solid V

Review of Sony’s E3 Press Conference

Sony opened up this E3 conference inside a church, yes, a church. I don’t think anyone had a clue as to why they chose a church, but they did. They started the show by bringing out Gustavo Santaolalla to play some music from The Last of Us Part 2. After a few minutes of that, Sony jumped right into a deep trailer for the game (around 11 minutes). There was an intermission for about 10-15 minutes, but we did get to watch some more gameplay trailers in the meantime.

This conference, like last years, was all about the games. Before E3 even started, we were told that they would be only showing 4 big title games and a few third-party games (that’s exactly what they did). Even though they only showed off a handful of games, I think they nailed it. All 4 of the big game titles had lengthy trailers (The last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Ashisha, Death Stranding, and Spiderman), and they added some third party surprises in as well. One criticism I had (this was a complaint last year) was on the release dates. Not a lot of the games they showed had definitive release dates.

Every game they mentioned and showed I was interested in. I was really impressed with the Resident Evil 2 Remake trailer. I never played the original, so I wasn’t as excited as those people were, but I will definitely have to pick this one up. I was a huge fan of Resident Evil 4 on the GameCube; I even purchased it on the PlayStation 4, if that matters.

There was another surprise in the showing, and that was this new game called Control, by Remedy and 505 Games. All I have to say is, that game looked awesome! Not many details about it yet, but I’m sure there will be in no time. If details drop about this game or another I will be sure to write about it here, so make sure you subscribe to stay up to date on all of my content.

I’ll post more blogs relating to certain games when they get closer to their respective release date. Comment and share below!

If you missed it, I included almost all of the trailers, plus the full press conference below.

Watch the full E3 press conference below

The Last of Us Part 2 (Release Date-TBD)

Ghost of Tsushima (Release Date-TBD)

Death Stranding (Release Date-TBD)

Resident Evil 2 Remake(January 25, 2019)

Spiderman (September 7,2018)

PS VR Highlight Reel

Destiny 2: Forsaken

Control

[Featured photo from PlayStation]