Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Star Wars Battlefront II XBOX ONE, PS4, PC

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Star Wars Battlefront II XBOX ONE, PS4, PC

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MUCH like the rebooted Star Wars Battlefront, its successor has been released on the crest of the hype for the new movie.

But unlike Star Wars Battlefront, the sequel hasn't been quite as well received - and it's a shame.

In many ways Battlefront II is a far superior game, EA has done a great job in tweaking and improving the gameplay.

There's a satisfying, if short, single-player campaign which is a welcome addition.

There's a wider choice of iconic characters to play as, graphically the battle locations are jawdroppingly beautiful, and blasters feel more substantial.

Then they took that blaster, and aimed it at their foot.

Even before the game hit stores there was an outcry over its loot crate economy - and the progression tied to it. Basically, each multiplayer match earns you credits - around 200 to 300 a go. Those credits can be used to buy loot boxes, and unlock playable characters.

The loot boxes themselves contain upgrades, cosmetic items and other odds and sods - nothing really to complain about. …

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