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STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: THE LAST JEDI SEASON | Xbox One Review

RELEASED: December 13th 2017

Having only been released just under a month after launch, The Last Jedi Season of Star Wars Battlefront came out at a time when there was still hope for the game in it’s initial year.

The Season introduced new player characters Finn and Captain Phasma to Battlefront, both of whom feature some pretty good abilities. Finn is able to lock on to targets with his blaster rifle while boosting the stats of other players, while Phasma has a powerful rapid-firing rifle that can bring down even heroes in seconds. Add to that a sentry droid that can shock nearby enemies, and you’ve got two heroes here who are great for playing defence or rallying the troops.

Alongside the heroes came the planet Crait, as featured in The Last Jedi. To this day, I think Crait may be one of my favourite maps, due to its uniqueness. It’s flat, open plains make for a Battlefront experience that you can’t really get on many other maps, and being able to zip around in the Resistance’s speeders is a lot of fun.

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The Last Jedi Season also came with three new missions for the story of Iden Versio. Now accompanied by her daughter, Zay, the new missions take place concurrently to the events of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Plot-wise, it’s more of the same, just continuing your Rebel adventures, now aided by a character who I frankly could not care less about. And then…

SPOILER ALERT

…Iden dies at the end. So fuck that. Fifteen missions, only three of which involve any Imperial antics, and now her story’s over. While the gambling has obviously upset a lot of people, to me, the worst part of this game was the campaign. Dull and uninspired.

But overall, The Last Jedi Season was a hopeful time for Battlefront II. The game was still in its infancy and already getting updates full of content. On top of that, there were challenges that encouraged players to pick a side, and compete for points and prizes.

All-in-all, as of December 2017, I give Battlefront II + The Last Jedi Season:

4-stars
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Posted by on November 30, 2018 in Star Wars Battlefront

 

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STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II | Xbox One Review

I clocked a lot of hours in both Star Wars Battlefront I and II, before finally taking a break when I swapped consoles. But when the Black Friday sales popped up, and with the ‘Clone Wars Season’ imminent, I’ve jumped back on to the Battlefront.

RELEASED: November 17th 2017
DEVELOPED BY: EA DICE
PUBLISHED BY: Electronic Arts

It’s been a year since Star Wars Battlefront II came out, and since then I’ve put a silly amount of hours into playing this game. I remember, back when the game was announced, how excited both I and the community as a whole were for the game. The first Battlefront of the modern era, while fun, was very much lacking when the base game was announced. By the time the four DLCs had been released, the game had been sufficiently bulked up, but it was a bit ridiculous that you had to essentially pay £90 or so for what should have been offered at the original price.

The sequel promised to do away with all of that. It would feature a ton of content from the beginning, and then be treated as a ‘live-service’ game, wherein you would continue to get updates at no extra cost.

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Posted by on November 29, 2018 in Star Wars Battlefront

 

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THE LAST OF US | PlayStation 4 Review

The Last of Us was one of the main reasons I bought a PlayStation (alongside Spider-Man, obviously). For years, people had raved at me about how good it was and how it was a shame that, as an XBox player, I would never get the chance to try it. Well, times have changed, and I’ve finally played and completed The Last of Us. Does it reach the high expectations set by my friends and gamers around the world?

RELEASED: June 14th 2013
DEVELOPED BY: Naughty Dog
PUBLISHED BY: Sony Computer Entertainment

Yes. Yes it does.

Review over.

5-stars

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Posted by on November 16, 2018 in Video-Games

 

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UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES | PlayStation 4 Review

It took me a bit longer to get through this game, due to various other things going on in my life, but finally, I’ve finished Uncharted 2, and I’m just going to say up top that it’s a heck of a lot better than the first entry.

RELEASED: October 13th 2009
DEVELOPED BY: Naughty Dog
PUBLISHED BY: Sony Computer Entertainment

I had heard the claims that fans wanted Nathan Fillion to play Nathan Drake in an Uncharted movie, and while I saw some similarities in Drake’s Fortune, it wasn’t until the opening of this game that I really was struck by how similar they look. It’s uncanny, at times. But Tom Holland will be playing him now so I suppose that’s a moot point.

Anyway, Uncharted: Among Thieves picks up with Nathan Drake stranded in an icy tundra, wounded and close to death. From there, he recalls what lead him to this situation; reuniting with questionable former associates Harry Flynn and Chloe Frazer, as they pull him into a quest for the mythical kingdom of Shambhala – where they seek the Cintāmaṇi stone, a gem of great power that is being hunted by the brutal Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević. His journey takes him to Istanbul, Borneo and Nepal, bringing in old friends such as Sully and Elena Fisher along the way.

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Straight out the gate, this game plays so much better than the first Uncharted. The controls are much more fluid, and the playstyles more varied, meaning that even when you’re running into waves and waves of gun fights, the different ways you can take them out feels more interesting.

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Posted by on November 6, 2018 in Video-Games

 

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