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Star Wars Battlefront’s Reveal Makes Me Nervous

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The new Star Wars Battlefront trailer is certainly exciting. Fans have been clamoring for a third game for a while now. Ever since Lucas Arts went under, that dream seemed to have died. Thankfully EA Games picked up the slack and acquired the rights to make the new game. We got a teaser last year at E3 during the EA Press Conference showing only a logo and an AT-AT walker foot. The in-game cinematic trailer showcased some environments and units. Looks like the Jedi and Sith will be back as playable characters as well. But is this something to get excited about, or is this more of a “Duke Nukem Forever” scenario?

As a massive fan of the series, I want to believe. I want to believe that this will be one of the best Star Wars games to date. As a critic (cynic) I don’t want this game to come out.

The trailer looked great yes, but gamers have been burned before with recent games Aliens: Colonial Marines and Duke Nukem Forever. When a game is highly anticipated trailers start to be viewed as a form of promise. They aren’t. Trailers are created for the purpose of marketing. They show you stuff to get excited about, and this trailer did just that/ But remember every game that had a great trailer, but ended up being pretty bad, Dead Island and Too Human come to mind.

I love the Battlefront games. They hold some of my fondest memories of being a gamer when I was younger. They were so different, they gave me the feeling of being in a actual war. Chaos was everywhere, and they really paved the way with the objective driven gameplay. Dare I say the two games were perfect? No, but they were a fun way to experience the greatness that is Star Wars.

My apprehension does not come from EA publishing the game. EA is not a bad guy (see here). It is the developer that worries me, DICE. I think the Battlefield games are dull. Their multiplayer is incredibly bland and uninteresting. They are generic war games. Battlefield only gains praise for their level of visual detail, the light show. The games sure do look pretty, and cool, you can demo that building. But the actual gameplay is still bad.

I do not want this game to become a Battlefield texture pack. I want this game to be just as unique as the previous games. And I think that is why I never really wanted a third game to be released – because Star Wars would somehow just become a standard modern shooter. It wouldn’t have any class or individuality in it. EA Games certainly has the funds to make this a good game, but the developer has to deliver on a quality product that feels 100% like Star Wars and nothing else.

I want to get excited for this game, but this cinematic trailer actually worried me more than excited me.

What do you think of the trailer? If you haven’t seen it take a look below. Leave your opinions about it in the comments. I would love to know what your thoughts are.

 

About Zach Martinez

Freelancer here at Armed Gamer, North American Video Game Correspondent for Following the Nerd, and a regular on Examiner.com, Zach has made somewhat of a name for himself at the age of 23. He has been writing professionally for just over 5 years now. He doesn't care about resolution or frames per second, he cares about what matters most, the games. You can reach reach him directly at zach.martinez09395@yahoo.com.

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