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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 17:27 
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Looks like all that pissing and moaning sure did the trick! Hardly anyone bought Star Wars... That'll teach em!


Hmmm, really though?

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... lefront-ii


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 17:36 
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It was only in the charts for one day, right?

[edit] Yeah, SWBF1 came out on a Tuesday, and SWBF2 came out on Friday, so it stands to reason that boxed copies are down on a chart compiled on Friday night, doesn't it?

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 17:43 
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Plus boxed isn't a great picture these days. I suspect a lot of people bought the digital deluxe version.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 17:44 
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Chart days are different in the UK and US, so you might be comparing across countries there, I think. UK charts run Friday to Friday, US ones run Tuesday to Tuesday. That's why games (mostly) release on those days, and why we (mostly) wait a few days to get games compared to the US.

Edit -- I can't tell the source of the screenshot chart listing.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 15:14 
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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 15:17 
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These pesky law-talking dudes know nothing. It's just a difference of opinion, man.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 17:10 
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I was dubious about the "marketed at children" bit of that but

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/Synopsis.as ... lefront+2+
"Teen: Content is generally suitable for ages 13 and up. May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling and/or infrequent use of strong language."

Whether it's a fair criticism or not, it's a bad look for EA and Disney.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 17:25 
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This would have never happened under George's watch. Meesa verrrrry sad.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:42 
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This isn't doing particularly well in reviews.

Single player is short and uneven, (when it's good it's very good, when it's bad it's horrid), of the five multiplayer modes only two are any good, and whist the microtransactions might be gone the loot box system still hobbles it.

Seems to be a 5/10 to 6/10 kinda deal at a lot of places, just taken on its merits as a game.

Angry Joe's review is pretty good. He goes for 6/10.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:56 
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Unless you're a star wars nerd, in which case auto 10/10


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:40 
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This isn't doing particularly well in reviews.

Single player is short and uneven, (when it's good it's very good, when it's bad it's horrid), of the five multiplayer modes only two are any good, and whist the microtransactions might be gone the loot box system still hobbles it.

Seems to be a 5/10 to 6/10 kinda deal at a lot of places, just taken on its merits as a game.

Angry Joe's review is pretty good. He goes for 6/10.


The pre relase footage looked really good, I held of getting it on the XBox as Grim advised this was a 16 rated game so didn't want my son all over it as he loves Stars Wars.

Thought about getting the PC version but not so sure now :(


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:20 
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Because multiplayer matches in this game reward credits at a flat rate regardless of how well, or how much you do, you simply need to be 'in attendance' for a match (i.e. avoid getting kicked as AFK) to get as many credits as the best player on your team.

Which has, of course, led to this.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... to-credits

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 14:24 
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But they don't - you get kill bonuses and objective bonuses.

The lies around this game - especially from people like Eurogamer - are starting to get really silly now.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 14:43 
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I read it on the internets so it must be true.

In the Angry Joe review he showed how the top ranked player in a match got about 30 credits more than the bottom ranked player in the same match who basically did nothing.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 15:08 
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But they don't - you get kill bonuses and objective bonuses.

The lies around this game - especially from people like Eurogamer - are starting to get really silly now.

Eurogamer doesn't say you get a flat number of credits. It just says you can get a number for match participation using this trick because it evades an AFK kick. Where is the lie?


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 16:13 
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Destiny 2 up to shenanigans too.

https://www.polygon.com/2017/11/25/1669 ... ce=twitter


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 19:03 
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Grim... wrote:
But they don't - you get kill bonuses and objective bonuses.

The lies around this game - especially from people like Eurogamer - are starting to get really silly now.


To be fair Hearthly invented the bit about flat earning of credit, the article doesn't say anything of the sort.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 19:06 
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The lies around coverage of this game - especially from people like Hearthly - are starting to get really silly now!


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 20:08 
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A lie is a deliberate intent to deceive, if what I said is not the case then it's a mistake.

EDIT - Looks like the accrual of credits has been changed to make it somewhat performance based, albeit you still get a reasonable amount just for showing up and not getting kicked as AFK, hence the 'elastic band farming' is a viable tactic to earn credits, which it really shouldn't be. Try that in a Battlefield game and you'll get precisely fuck all.

So anyway, not a lie, a mistake.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 20:40 
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I was taking the piss, that's why I constructed the sentence the same way as Grim...'s.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 20:45 
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I was taking the piss, that's why I constructed the sentence the same way as Grim...'s.


I was overly touchy there, my apologies.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 16:03 
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$3.1bn wiped off the value of EA following the backlash to their implementation of this game.

Given that Lucasfilm only cost Disney $4bn in total, that’s some good going.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 16:11 
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Good.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 17:42 
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$3.1bn wiped off the value of EA following the backlash to their implementation of this game.

Given that Lucasfilm only cost Disney $4bn in total, that’s some good going.


https://www.polygon.com/2017/11/29/1671 ... 2-analysts

Says that whilst they expect the 10$ drop in share price will influence thinking in EA it won't be immediate as the share price is still 25$ higher than 12 months ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Battlefront
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 19:38 
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A fine, very well considered review here.


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