The Star Wars license is not what it once was thanks to the new, divisive trilogy and the inconsistency of EA’s games. But Star Wars still has the power to tap into our collective nostalgia, and we’ve all just been waiting for EA to get their act together and start using the Star Wars license properly. Star Wars: Fallen Order was a pretty good step forward, and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 has grown into something far stronger than it began life as. But now Motive Studios and EA have come out with Star Wars; Squadrons, a space combat game where you pilot X-wings and TIE fighters, and live out all those childhood fantasies. Or at least, the childhood fantasies second to having an actual working lightsaber.
How damn long has it been since we’ve had a properly good Star Wars game? We used to get loads of them. Now we have things like Star Wars: Battlefront 2, which is admittedly a much better game than it was at launch, but it still doesn’t scratch that itch for a Star Wars adventure in video game form. Our saviour has come though, in the form of the fine folks over at Respawn entertainment. They are the Chose One, and they have brought balance to the Force. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a singleplayer Star Wars adventure bereft of microtransactions or tacked on multiplayer. And it’s pretty bloody good.
I failed to post a Patch Notes last week, but I’m back now! And man was there some big news over the past few weeks to talk about. I’ve picked a few topics to quickly chat about, from the PS5 being announced in surprising fashion to new Star Wars games so let’s delve into this!
In an open letter on the official Respawn blog the company announced that alongside EA and Lucasfilm they’re working on a third-person Star Wars game. “I have been playing Star Wars games my whole life, now I get to make a Star Wars game. On top of that, […]
Designed by: James Kniffen and Christian T. Petersen Published By: Fantasy Flight Games Players: 2 Game supplied for free by Esdevium Games for the purpose of review. Having just watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens in cinema it was even easier to become fully immersed on the […]
I debated even writing this review, debated whether it was worth adding my own small voice to the thousands of others talking about this momentous time, the arrival of a new Star Wars movie after so many years of waiting. I debated whether it was writing it so […]
Needless to say there were a lot of people pretty unhappy with the £40 season pass for Star Wars: Battlefront that will include four expansion packs and 16 maps, especially since the game itself feels very content starved in terms of its battlefield, as I commented on in […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: DICE Publisher: EA Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Striding through the icy tunnels of Hoth as Darth Vader, cutting down rebel scum with ease; battling the Imperial forces on the forest moon of Endor as Luke Skywalker while […]
Not everyone can stuff seven speakers and a subwoofer into their bedroom or living room, at least not without the neighbours calling the police at 3am because you’ve been watching Halloween at full volume and they’re stating to get a bit worried about all the screaming, thus headsets […]
I’ve been pretty cynical of the new Star Wars: Battlefront game from DICE thus far, but this newly released gameplay footage has given me hope that they really do know what they are doing with license and the Battlefront name. I’m still a little unhappy with some of […]