The sequel to the best selling Star Wars game of all time, Star Wars: Battlefront, is exactly what I thought it would be. Everything I loved from the first game was featured in this amazing game, and many things were improved. This game is one of my favorites that I love to waste time with, and I won’t be putting it down anytime soon.
Now as much as I would like to give this game a perfect score, I cannot — for one huge reason. I can’t give this a perfect score because of the fact that it feels more like an expansion than a sequel. There are tons of new additions to this game, but there just aren’t enough improvements. When playing this game, you may feel that you have already played it, and that there isn’t much else to do. You have the same problems, vehicles, levels, and characters from the first Battlefront, but you do get a few new features.
You will find that the Jedi and special heroes are pretty fun to play as is. This is one of the new items in Battlefront II. You can now play as Han Solo, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and even Yoda during a battle. This may seem like a dream to most of you, but it’s not exactly what you imagine. All of the heroes pretty much handle the same as the regular soldiers, except for the fact that you can run and jump higher than most, and you wield a lightsaber instead of a gun (unless you’re Boba Fett or Han Solo). The Jedi and other heroes aren’t all invincible, so you can expect a fair fight with you and the enemy army. You can block incoming blaster shots with the R2 buttons and use your special attack with the L1 button. These special attacks are very useful, especially for long distance attacking, since you can throw your lightsaber a very far distance, or force push some attacking soldiers who are close by. Darth Vader can even use his famous force choke on soldiers.
To summon the Jedi, you need a certain number of points. You can receive these by attacking as many soldiers as you can, and you’ll eventually be given the option to respawn as a Jedi hero.