Spoiler alert: this game is a greed feuled money grab with no content.
Don't let the title fool you; I liked the Prequels. It was merely a reference to the irrational, only partly meritorious hate that they receive.
I'm going to start with the absolute reality. I work for a living. Money is not something that falls out of the sky, and $69.99 plus tax is a significant amount. I charge $75.00 to tune a piano. This disc cost me the amount of an entire job. I was quite eager to get it. I had been looking forward to it. I love Star Wars. It's probably my favorite film series. I'm as immersed in the Expanded Universe as the typical Star Wars fan. That's why this game is so upsetting. If you've played the game, you know full well where I'm going with this: the hour of tutorials, and only about an hour of actual games if you're playing offline, and then having to pay an additional $49.99 if you want the content that really rightly should have come with the initial sticker price (minus the Battle of Jakku, which we'll be getting free: what a surprise!), and then having to pay for the privilege of playing multi-player.
But...I've been reviewing games for awhile on other forums, and I wouldn't be much of a reviewer if I just complained about the most glaring issues without even getting into the game. So, let us begin.
I bought Battlefront when I got my PS4. Fortunately, I bought the PS4 with the Disney Infinity 3.0 bundle, so I actually wound up paying the same but got a couple more games out of the deal (yes, that's how the math came out...I don't know what genius came up with that sales gimmick). So, I got it home, didn't have enough lines to hook up my PS4 to the internet, was too lazy to unplug my computer so I could enjoy online PS4 gameplay for awhile, so I just settled for the offline content for the time being.
STORY: 1/10 There is no story. You are literally replaying battles from the Original Trilogy, and one that wasn't seen, but alluded to, without the story. They are the battles of Hoth, Tatooine, Endor, and Sullust. Yep, that's all. You can go through them in tutorials, mission mode, or survival mode. It also comes with a screensaver that features C-3PO and R2-D2 arguing with each other.
GRAPHICS: 10/10The visuals in this game are absolutely stunning. Seriously, I wonder why the CGI in movies look so lousy when we have video games that look like this. Seriously, you could stare at these scenes for hours.
GAMEPLAY (PART 1: OFFLINE): 4/10 The tutorials are a good place to start as they teach you the different styles of gameplay and the controls. You can play either ground missions or starfighter missions. The ground missions are typical of first person shooters such as Call of Duty or Fallout. The aerial missions are also disappointingly common as well, with controls similar to just about any flight simulator. The system is straightforward: kill as many enemies as you can while dying and respawning a ridiculous amount of times. It's a style of gameplay conducive to multiplayer, but I've never really enjoyed it as it just feels like losing over and over again, even when the game says you won. It's very difficult to aim in ground missions, and I understand that the lack of an autolock is for realism, but at the very least, they could incorporate some kind of system to assist with aiming. It's not this hard to aim and shoot in real life, and it's an exceedingly frustrating system. You can focus on a target with L2, but this still isn't an autolock, so it doesn't lock;