In Battlefront the battle takes place in
two time periods; the Clone Wars and the
Galactic Civil War. In the Clone Wars
you play events that take place during
episodes 1 3 Republic vs. the Separatists
and in the Galactic Civil War, the events
correspond with episodes 4 6 Rebels vs.
the Empire. Each team has five different
soldier classes; a basic soldier with rifle,
a scout with sniper rifle, a heavy
weapons soldier, a pilot that distributes
health/ammo as well as fixes things.
Even if the pilot is in the vehicle, it is
automatically repaired. Then there is the
last class, which is specialized for every team. A Wookie smuggler for the Rebels, which has a
bowcaster, mortar launcher and timed bombs. The Republic and Empire both have troopers with
rocket packs. The last is the Separatists, which have the Droidika which can curl into a ball like a
Pill bug and can generate a force shield for a limited time, power permitting. What's missing?
Uh, Jedi of course. Why can't we play a Jedi??
Each team has different vehicles and ships available to them. Some of the ships include X Wing
and A Wing fighters, Jedi Starfighters, Snow Speeders, as well as Tie Fighters, AT AT's, Snow
Walkers and much, much more from each time period. The extensive collection of vehicles gives
you a nice variety. Each is easy to control and add to the gameplay nicely.
There are many worlds and time periods the battles can take place from Hoth, my personal
favorite, to Tatooine to Cloud City. All ten planet's scenery are nicely done and very distinct.
Ah, there is nothing like riding a Taun Taun or piloting a Snow Walker on Hoth. Hoth keeps true
to the Empire Strikes Back with the Millennium Falcon sitting in the launch bay, as well as
having a shield generator that can be
destroyed like in the movie.
In single player mode, you can select the
Clone Wars Campaign, Galactic Civil War
Campaign, Galactic Conquest or Instant
Action. In the Clone Wars Campaign and
Galactic Civil War Campaign you follow
the events in the both sets of movies. The
Galactic Conquest lets you take over
planets one after the other. In Instant Action
you can choose any map or maps you want
and play them in order. All of the single
player selections will lead you to playing
with and against bots. As with most games
the bots are kinda dumb and do dumb things like not running for cover or stand there and be
shot, typical. The objective is to capture all the spawn points in the game by holding the position
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