A lot has been going on for Star Wars franchise. With the latest movie, the epic space opera has also Star Wars Battlefront: Battle of Jakku video game. The fight in planet of Jakku is the eponymous battle that took place before the upcoming movie, The Force Awakens.
The "Battle of Jakku" DLC is out December 1 for those who pre-ordered the main game, and December 8 for everyone else. Moreover, the DLC feature offers two new maps for free, according to Forbes.
The DLC offers 20 vs. 20 control point mode Turning Point in the game. Star Wars fans are also excited to play it, because it is the first major video game glimpse of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015.
The latest Stars Wars video game focuses on shooting action scenes and blowing things up rather than exploring any important narrative events in the franchise.
EA DICE released new patches for the gamers who already have the game since its Dec. 1 release. Some of the new features are Barrage and DL-44. However, the latest 1.03 patch received complaints from players who downloaded it. They resorted to online forums to complain about "nerfed" guns and power-ups in the wake of fresh DLC from EA.
"Barrage takes SO MUCH LONGER TO BLOW UP IT'S 100 percent USELESS NOW," said Yotsi, a Battlefront forum member. "Even spamming across map Barrage does nothing. They did more then nerf it they killed it."
There are also reports that say the new DL-44 blaster pistol is weaker. Some players have to shoot three times to kill enemies, compare to two-shot attack before. Moreover, players report that it now takes longer for the explosives to detonate, giving the opposition more time to get clear.
The patch has a size of 300mb. Here some of the 1.03 patch notes:
- General crash and stability fixes
- Online traffic performance improvements
- Various text fixes for all languages
- General bug fixes for vehicles and physics improvements
- Game modes balancing tweaks
In a review from GameSpot, it says the Battlefront lacks the longevity that makes its source material great. It gives initial engagement, and for the first 10 hours, players are hooked to its harrowing firefights at a rapid pace. But then the flaws began to show. In the end, Battlefront feels more like an adaptation to Star Wars than a substantial Star Wars game in itself.
The review praised the game's beautiful homage, dynamic lighting, vivid textures and windswept forests. The vivid world gives players a detailed environment begging for a closer look. Rain glistens on drooping leaves. Icy crystals extend from cavern walls. Clouds look so real across the scenery.
Star Wars Battlefront is an awesome gaming experience in pure spectacle, laid out in all of its neon glory. The first 10 hours are filled with these amazing in-game moments, and it is worth playing just to watch them unfold.