Star Wars Battlefront 2, is the campaign worth it? Well, that depends on each person. For me, it was kind of worth it as I am a huge fan of the Star Wars universe.
Seeing the amazing graphics and epic third person blaster combat is what drew me to the game in the first place.
The campaign of Star Wars Battlefront 2 is short.
If you’re looking for a quick Star Wars shooter with a story, then this is it. The campaign itself is interesting and takes you to a variety of different worlds.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 takes place between the fall of the emperor and rise of the First Order.
We are put in the shoes of Iden Versio, an imperial commander and leader of an elite team called the “Inferno” squad.
Things were fine and dandy until the death star blew up and the empire decided to destroy their own controlled planets.
One such planet was Versio’s home. Her mission was to extract a key imperial member, but was told to leave the civilians.
This didn’t sit well with her, so she went against her orders and saved as many people as she could.
As a result, she was branded a traitor, defected and went over to the rebels, providing them with imperial intel.
From then on, she helped crush the rest of the empire and brought peace to the galaxy for a bit. During this time, she got to live a normal life. Getting married and then raising a daughter.
Unfortunately, due to the rise of the First Order, she and her family had to go back in action.
The chronicle ends with her death, leaving her only child to continue and join the fight against this new threat. Kind of sucks that this peace didn’t last long.
Having survived and fought in one war is more than enough. Living to see the beginning of a second war and even participating in a bit of the start is too much for one lifetime.
Versio may be the main character of the campaign, but we also get to play as some of the most iconic Star Wars characters of the series.
Luke, Leia and Han are playable in the story, though they get only one mission each. It’s sad, but we’re lucky that we even got as much time as we did with them.
I didn’t think I’d be able to play any of them in the first place anyway, so it was a nice surprise.
The tale is a classic one of the bad guys turning good, helping the other side take down her former employers.
Not an original idea to be sure, but it’s good enough for a multiplayer focused game with a small single player component.
There isn’t much depth to the story, just a generic third person shooter with a different skin. Used as an introduction to the game before pushing you towards online play in order to continue the narrative.
Very much like how Titanfall fuses story with online multiplayer, but in the Star Wars universe.
At least Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a fun third person shooter.
From a third person shooter perspective, it’s pretty darn fun. Using a variety of blaster weapons and participating in space battles is epic.
The best part of Star Wars Battlefront 2 is that we get to experience these definitive scenes more interactively.
I’ve always wanted to see what it was like to use a space fighter in the Star Wars cosmos. Being up close and personal with one of those gigantic battleships.
Weaving through an asteroid field while blasting down hostiles, truly an adrenaline filled experience.
It can also make you a little motion sick if you’re not used to it. First time I got into it, I felt disoriented and nauseous, I couldn’t keep track of the reticle, there was just so much to take in.
Once you get used to it though, space battles quickly become the favorite mode of gameplay. Probably the closest we’ll get to Star Wars Squadrons before its release in October 2020.
Ground combat is entertaining enough, getting those head shots is the way to go. Aiming is quite generous and skewed to us as players, just grazing the side of a clone troopers helmet drops them instantly.
It’s very satisfying, for me at least. For hardcore players looking for a challenge, it’d be a disappointment, just go for multiplayer modes instead.
If that’s not enough, the graphics might win you over.
Running through the lush jungles of Kashyyyk, defending the palace of Endor and the final battle against the Empire on Jakku, it made the war look beautiful.
Weird thing to say as war is a terrible thing, but the planets that we get to visit in Star Wars Battlefront 2 just pushes all that bad stuff out of our minds.
Looking at the game in the graphics department, I can’t help but to admire how amazing it all looks.
Troopers, ships, character models and worlds are so detailed. I couldn’t focus on the story for too long before I got distracted by the next pretty thing I saw.
Which was everything, even just the static supply crates with nothing in them drew my attention away.
In one of the missions where we are gathering information in a cantina, I stood in the same spot for a few minutes just admiring the attention to detail.
It felt so medieval, yet so futuristic at the same time.
Environments are vibrant and immersive, it feels like we’re actually in this sci-fi universe.
Definitely eye popping and is what mainly kept me moving forward for more.
Solid 6/10 on the campaign.
Overall, the campaign itself is mediocre, but good enough to pull us through it. Aided by the graphics and fun combat, it’s worth it for any Star Wars fan.
I’d advise waiting for it to go on sale though, it’s not worth paying full price just to play the single player mode.
This is just my opinion though, let me know what you think down below.
Would you get it just for the single player campaign? Are you hoping that a full fledged, story focused, single player shooter game in the Star Wars world will be made?
I definitely am. In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying some other games while we wait.