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vader121
08-05-2004, 08:10 AM
Can you play this in single player mode or is it strictly an online multiplayer game?

Kidhuman
08-05-2004, 08:54 AM
I dont know about the PC version, but the PS2 is single player gand such.

CooLJoE
08-08-2004, 03:49 AM
They are all the same (PS2, PC, Xbox), cept the PC one will look the best :D.

Honestly, don't expect a compelling storyline for the singleplayer mode. Infact, I wouldn't expect anything more than it being the same as multiplayer but with bots. The game was designed with multiplayer in mind.

JEDIpartner
08-20-2004, 11:10 AM
I'm guessing this is all first-person and not a strategy type game as the last couple (other than Galaxies) have been? It looks like quite the game!!!

Kidhuman
08-20-2004, 11:51 AM
I do believe it is first player, and it looks awesome.

stillakid
08-20-2004, 12:48 PM
I pre-ordered this thing mainly to get the action figure. When does it ship? :confused:

IMFETTUP
08-20-2004, 01:07 PM
I was at EB yesterday and put the 5 dollars down for the pre-sell. The arrival date for the game is 09/21 I believe. Apparently the figure will be given out with the game at that time while supplies last. They had one on display that I wanted so bad!:rolleyes:

jonthejedi
08-24-2004, 04:18 AM
Is the scout trooper free anywhere else but EB? Best Buy, Toys R Us, etc. doesn't have a clue what I'm talking about when I mention it. I hope it's not solely online...I have PS2.

Kidhuman
08-24-2004, 08:55 PM
John, you dont have to pay for the figure at all. It is free w/ preorder or purchase while supplies last. And yes it is for PS2, as that is all I have as well for games.

mrmiller
09-15-2004, 02:16 PM
Who plans on picking up this game next week? And who is getting it for Xbox and has Xbox live? Maybe we can hook up and play on live.

I got my new EGM in the mail the other day, and they gave Battlefront some pretty good reviews. They did mention that there was some "slow down" in big full online games, so that's not good. But they were playing an early version on the LucasArts servers, so maybe the final release will be a bit better. Nothing ruins an online title more than lag issues.

I'm in a XBL gaming clan and we are going to give it a shot if you're interested in playing with us.

=MATT=

Kidhuman
09-15-2004, 06:11 PM
I am getting it next week, but for PS2

Hellboy
09-15-2004, 06:40 PM
I've got 2 copies on pre-order for the Xbox. Why 2? Well I'm hoping that the game has link capability but I haven't been able to find out if it does for sure. You'd think with a game like this it would be a no-brainer but who knows. If it isn't linkable I'll only purchase one copy but I sure would love to have this thing running on my 2 tv's with my 5 or 6 gaming friends over.

As far as Xbox live goes I do plan on getting it but as of now I can't justify it. Well see though, if Battlefront runs well on it I might get it before Nov. 9th (Halo 2 release date) like I had planned. When I do I would love to join a gaming clan like the one you mentioned mrmiller. :rambo:

mrmiller
09-15-2004, 06:44 PM
Who plans on picking up this game next week? And who is getting it for Xbox and has Xbox live? Maybe we can hook up and play on live.

I got my new EGM in the mail the other day, and they gave Battlefront some pretty good reviews. They did mention that there was some "slow down" in big full online games, so that's not good. But they were playing an early version on the LucasArts servers, so maybe the final release will be a bit better. Nothing ruins an online title more than lag issues.

I'm in a XBL gaming clan and we are going to give it a shot if you're interested in playing with us.

=MATT=

Well you can always use the Free 2 month trial that just about every Xbox live compatable game comes with. I'm sure Battlefront will have it too, and that will take you right up to Halo 2 time, which should also come with a 2 month trial.

=MATT=

Hellboy
09-15-2004, 07:08 PM
I wasn't aware of the trial period, thanks for the info. For me though the bigger issue is switching to Broadband as I'm currently using dial-up. This service is really expensive in my area so I was initially putting it off for as long as I could in hopes that it might become more affordable, but that hasn't happened yet. I'll probably bite the bullet so to speak though and just do it soon because the online lineup is really starting to shape up especially with Electronic Arts confirming that their sports titles will be available on Xbox Live now too.

Kidhuman
09-15-2004, 09:22 PM
Try going to DSL hellboy. Contact verizon and see if they could hook you up. They are pretty cheap as compared to your local cable company. You might even want to look into Earthlink. If you have Dish Network, and get Earthlink, you get 5 bucks off of each bill every month for like 2 years.

Hellboy
09-16-2004, 04:31 PM
Try going to DSL hellboy.

Unless I'm mistaken Xbox Live requires a broadband connection so unfortunately I wouldn't be able to use DSL. I suppose it's a smart idea because it keeps everybody at a level playing field and eliminates the advantage of being able to move faster based on how good your connection is.

I'm not sure how much Xbox Live is per month but a broadband connection alone will run me $55 a month. :eek:

Kyle Katarn
09-16-2004, 05:01 PM
I think this is a really nice game, I want to buy it, but it will be for my PC I only have GameCube.

mrmiller
09-16-2004, 05:07 PM
Unless I'm mistaken Xbox Live requires a broadband connection so unfortunately I wouldn't be able to use DSL. I suppose it's a smart idea because it keeps everybody at a level playing field and eliminates the advantage of being able to move faster based on how good your connection is.

I'm not sure how much Xbox Live is per month but a broadband connection alone will run me $55 a month. :eek:

DSL is broadband :) That and cable are your options, and DSL is normaly cheaper. XBL is another $5.99 a month. It does get expensive if you are only getting it to play games, but there is so much more you can do besides that with broadband. Honestly, I can't live without my broadband anymore. I'd cancel my Cable TV before my broadband.


=MATT=

Hellboy
09-16-2004, 05:39 PM
DSL is broadband :)

Ok, thanks for clearing that up. I've never had anything but dial-up so I'm not very educated in the differences in terminology. Basically I was under the impression you had to have a cable connection but thats cool if I can use DSL.

One question though does everybody move at the same speeds? In other words does your connection effect how fast your character moves?

Kidhuman
09-16-2004, 05:54 PM
Yes, it all moves the saem. Dial up would leave you with lag, so you might think you are about to blow someone away, but that happened 20 secoinds ago and in real time your dead. :D

stillakid
09-16-2004, 07:06 PM
I think this is a really nice game, I want to buy it, but it will be for my PC I only have GameCube.


Yeah, same here so I bought the PC version. Is the XBox the only version that has that broadband play capability?

Kidhuman
09-16-2004, 07:53 PM
I believe PS2 also has it.

stillakid
09-17-2004, 09:08 AM
I believe PS2 also has it.

So my PC version won't be online playable? :confused:

Kidhuman
09-17-2004, 01:06 PM
No, it should be able to as well. Sorry I wasnt clear.

mrmiller
09-18-2004, 07:23 PM
Ok guys, I went to the Gaming Exhibition in Tulsa ( www.ivorytower.emuviews.com/okge ), and they had Star Wars Battlefront running on Xbox and PS2. I played the xbox split screen, and it was awesome. We only played the classic levels and with the Empire, but what I watched of the prequel levels, they looked cool too. There are lots of different characters playable- you could even be the Dark Troopers with jet packs on. The graphics were great, the gameplay was great, the control was great. There were lots of cool stuff like the vehicles (the speederbikes were super fast, and you can even get in an ATST) and their seemd to be a nice ballance of weapons (even had 'nades like halo, yes gernades). I'm definitely getting this one now. I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and this game really impressed me. There was even part of the campaign where Vader was running around the battlefield unloading some serious whoop @ss on the rebels. I also noticed when they were playing the prequel levels there were Jedi on the screen, but they were playing the Trade federation and I didnít get to see if they were selectable.

Here is a screen I took with my camera with a shocktrooper and normal stormtooper.
http://www.clanbbf.com/filedb/battlefrontscreen2.jpg


Anyhow, this look super cool, and if the Online play doesnít have any problems, this should be a great game.



=MATT=

gsr-jedi
09-18-2004, 07:54 PM
I'll be getting it for the PS2. I stopped at a Game Stop and they said they had the game, but no figures yet. Said they might get the figures on either 9/21 or 9/22, which might be after the game is released.

Sentinel18725
09-18-2004, 10:56 PM
Hey guys! Just saw the TRU add today. It looks like a ten dollar card with the purchase of the game....I guess I know where I'm going to get mine!

mrmiller
09-19-2004, 12:23 AM
Sweet- then go back and throw your $10 on the Trilogy DVD set!

Thanks for the heads up- I got a trip to TRU scheduled for tuesday now.

=MATT=

Kidhuman
09-19-2004, 12:30 AM
Throw your ten beans on the DVD set and get another ten beans in another gift card for buying that. GO figure.(maybe even by one with the ten $ card.)

mastermatt24
09-20-2004, 08:15 PM
is this going to be on game cube?

Lord Malakite
09-20-2004, 08:32 PM
There are no plans for a GCN version at this time.

Sentinel18725
09-21-2004, 09:50 PM
Any distribution problems? I went to Best Buy and TRU today in Chicago and neither had the Playstation 2 or XBox version. Also, the figure that comes with it, is it packaged in the box or stand alone and pick it up?

gsr-jedi
09-22-2004, 01:28 AM
I don't know if Best Buy and TRU will be getting the figs with it. I haven't seen any thing for them. I know it was available if the game was pre-ordered; and I know that both EB Games & Game Stop will get it. I picked the game up today and it is frickin' awesome. Unfortunately, the figures weren't in and might not be until tomorrow.

CooLJoE
09-22-2004, 03:34 AM
I picked up mine (for the PC) early in the morning on 9/21. Got the figure with it too.

I didn't get to play it til later in the day, but its definetely a good game. I had alot of fun playing with AT-ATs, X-Wings, Tie-Fighters, Droidekas, Dark Troopers, etc, etc. My only gripe is that I can't figure out how to make the Droidekas roll into a ball. If you can't, that would be kinda stupid since that was part of the cool-factor of them in the movie. That and I can't make them strafe (walk sideways). Otherwise, very fun game.

Adam
09-22-2004, 02:22 PM
Joe, hit E to roll up the Destroyer Droid.

Hellboy
09-22-2004, 04:27 PM
My only gripe is that I can't figure out how to make the Droidekas roll into a ball. If you can't, that would be kinda stupid since that was part of the cool-factor of them in the movie. That and I can't make them strafe (walk sideways). Otherwise, very fun game.

Go into the options menu and select the controller adjustment. There you can customize your button configuration to whatever style you're accustomed to using in this type of game.

The exclusive Scout Trooper was available with pre-orders only and I think only through gaming store chains, no Best Buys, Targets, Wal-Marts etc. I actually talked the guy at my local game store into giving me my figures a few days early because I expressed concern about the limited quantities. :D

As far as how much I like this game I'd have to say it's pretty darn sweet. The graphics aren't as good as I'd expected but they're still well above average. Being limited to whatever type of gun the character comes equiped with and not being able to pick up weapons on the battlefield isn't the greatest but the ability to switch what type of troop you're using after getting fragged makes up for that I suppose. My only complaint is that grenades and rockets don't quite seem to have the effect you'd expect on the enemy. You pretty much have to hit them directly to kill them rather than just blasting the area around the character like most other games of this kind.

Who thought killing cuddly little Ewoks could be so much fun. :evil:

mrmiller
09-22-2004, 04:47 PM
Well, here is a short review of Battlefront. (Xbox version) I only played a little online, so it's mostly Single Player.

There are 2 single player modes- "Historical Campaign" (which has two modes of it's own, Clone Wars and the Rebellion) and Galactic Domination mode. I played the entire "Clone Wars" historical campaign last night. That being said, the game is pretty easy in single player, but it's fun as he1l too. I had problems on Geonosis, where I was the Republic and the Separatists were kicking my tail pretty good. I decided to chicken out, and lower the difficulty from "medium" to "easy"- not a good idea. I think the difficulty rating is that of the AI, as when I went to easy it seemed like my "bot" teammates got stupider and couldn't do anything and we lost even worse. Once I figured out how to man the big vehicles, I dominated the battlefield. I had the AT-TE and laid waste to pretty much the entire separatist army on my own. All the character classes are cool, and very well balanced. At first I was thinking one was better than the other, but all comes down to situations. The basic trooper is a force on individual combat, but I was getting blasted in the middle of the battlefield by a droid manning a turret. So next time I died, I respawned as a Sniper and took the sucker out. Well that worked until a huge Spider Droid found me and turned me to vapors, so I respawned as an Arc Trooper (the heavy weapons/demolition character) and popped a few rockets into his fuselage for some quick justice. About that time I found the unmanned AT-TE and defended it until I was taken out, and respawned as a Pilot, and the rest was history.

A few levels later and you could choose the Jet Trooper, a clone trooper with a jet pack on. After he was available I pretty much used him unless I needed a Sniper or Rocket for a special occasion. That is probably my favorite class and pure coolness factor alone, but in the city street type levels I was playing the rocket pack was an advantage. If it was the wide open spaces like on Geonosis, I don't think it would have been a big deal, especially since the Jet Troopers weapon is a close combat one (EMP blaster that is like a shot gun for droids).

Even liking the Jet Trooper, I think they are all well balanced. I really like the fact that the heavy weapons guys (the ones that start off with a Rocket Launcher) were not that effective against infantry. They were literally "Tank Busters" and ones that took out the encampments and turrets. But when it came to one-on-one with a normal trooper- they normally didn't win. That kind of proved to be how balanced the game was, otherwise everyone would just choose the guy with the rockets.

One thing I have to get used to is the grenades, as you need them for the Droidikas. The physics are not like Halo or CounterStrike, so it's taking some getting used to for me to get them where I want them to land. The Droidika's (or destroyer droids) are pretty menacing, as when they roll they are super fast and hard to shoot, and as soon as you see them stop and unfold you have to start blasting before they get their shield up. Once they have that shield around them and can lay down some serious fire, taking you out fast. But if you can get the grenade to them, they are way to slow with that little crab walk to get away.

Another cool thing I figured out yesterday is that you can play in First Person mode or Third Person. I really like the First person, as it seem like you are much more accurate, but I ended up playing in the third more so I could see more of the battlefield and see the cool character models. The Jet Trooper was a lot better in 3rd person, as it made it easier to land on small ledges and stuff. Plus when you are in first person in the Vehicles, it's really hard to drive them. It needs to be more like Halo, and zoom out to 3rd person when you get in a vehicle. Funny thing is when you are a Droidekia and roll into a wheel, it zooms out, but that was the only thing I noticed it on.

I had a blast and played it for about 4 hours last night. Tonight I'm going to start the Rebellion, and maybe play some online battles. When playing the Historical Combat, you play the side that wins the battles historically (movie wise). Like on Naboo when you are taking the Palace, you play the Droid army. Then on Geonosis you play the Clone army. It adds in some battles we have never seen, and some that I guess are going to be in Episode 3. Like I said before, I like all the classes of characters and each are used at certain times. I found myself playing mostly with the Super Battle Droid on the Droid army, and the Jet Trooper on the Clone Army. The Super Battle droid was cool, as he had his wrist blaster that could shoot 3 super fast blasts, or couple them together for one tri-shot shotgun blast. Then instead of grenades he had small wrist rockets. And this is the basic Droid Trooper after the first level! Most of the bot characters were regular battle droids, but you could be the SBD.

Wow- that was long. Maybe tomorrow I'll get to tell you about the multiplayer and stuff. Let me know if you have any specific questions, or if any of it didn't make any sense.


=MATT=

Hellboy
09-22-2004, 09:56 PM
Another cool thing I figured out yesterday is that you can play in First Person mode or Third Person. I really like the First person, as it seem like you are much more accurate, but I ended up playing in the third more so I could see more of the battlefield and see the cool character models. The Jet Trooper was a lot better in 3rd person, as it made it easier to land on small ledges and stuff. Plus when you are in first person in the Vehicles, it's really hard to drive them. It needs to be more like Halo, and zoom out to 3rd person when you get in a vehicle. Funny thing is when you are a Droidekia and roll into a wheel, it zooms out, but that was the only thing I noticed it on.

I agree the first person mode is a bit difficult to be in when manning the vehicles. You've probably figured this out already but in case you haven't you can assign a first/third person toggle switch to one of your controller's buttons in the controller customization screen. Being able to switch views on the fly is nice and I find myself switching between the two views throughout the battles depending on the situation I'm in.

hango fett
09-22-2004, 09:59 PM
how do you get the vehicles? i have it for PC and i can't figure that one out...probably something easy that i just overlooked...
HF

Hellboy
09-22-2004, 10:09 PM
All you have to do is stand next to the vehicle and press the "enter" button hango. Just check to see which button on your controller you have it assigned to and you'll be set. :)

mrmiller
09-23-2004, 10:11 AM
Well I got a bunch of Multiplayer in last night, and was seriously hooked. It was after 2 before I knew it. I think I started about 10, so that was another solid 4 hours on Battlefront.

One thing I have to say is that I love the basic troopers. They are the best in my opinion. The others are what they are supposed to be, and that is "Specialists". They are good in the special situations, but the basic trooper is the best for all around. I have no problem taking out multiples of enemies with the basic trooper, except for the Driodikia. If the Droidika gets upright and his shield on, watch out!

The gameplay is really fun, but I think I need more Humans and less bots. I know you can give the bots orders, but the way that worked seemed a little flaky. For instance if you were defending an outpost and gave your bot the order to stay there and defend- they would until they were killed. Then I don't know where they respawned or what they were doing, but it seemed like I'd be left alone to fend off the enemy.

This game is a bandwidth hog. On Xbox live with CounterStrike and Rainbow Six I can host the maximum of 16 with my 512K UL connection, and pretty much not have any lag. On Battlefront I can only host 12 and get a hint of lag at times. That's including a full complement of 16 bot troops per side, and that might be part of the problem. There is a lot of information going back and forth for every person and every bot, so I'm hoping that if I cut the bot number down, I can host more people. I did cut the number back a little to 14 bots per side (That way each side had 20 players- 14 bots and 6 people) and the people playing said the lag was pretty much gone, so maybe if I cut the bots down more I can squeeze a few more people in the game. That and that most people want less bots anyhow, and more human on human.

The multiplayer is cool with live, as the game is great with teamwork. The AT-ST are cool to pilot, but the do not turn well and can be taken out if someone comes up along side you. But you can have a co-pilot with you manning the rotating turret, so you just yell out were the enemies are and the AT-ST can dominate the entire battlefield. You can also take command points with a sniper covering you from afar. Just the simple fact that the more people you have at a command post the faster you can capture that command post leads to coordinated attacks. Even with the game being a multiplayer team work game, you can still venture on your own and do well too.

I feel the games characters and weapons are well rounded, but some of the maps favor certain factions. And the maps are fairly similar and it seems like there are less maps than there really are. Like the planets of Endor, Yavin, and Kyyshakk (sp?). There are 2 maps for each planet, but they almost seem like one map as they are so similar. Same goes with Geonosis and Tatooinee.

So far my favorites are:

Maps- Bespin, Mos Eisley, and Theed Palace (Naboo). I like the indoor type maps. It seems like continued mayhem in there.

Character- Super Battle Droid. The SBD is the basic trooper, but the wrist rocket is so much better and easier than the grenades. The "Tri shot" shotgun style blast is also nice when in those close quarter battles.

Vehicle- the AT-ST. If you have 2 pilots in the "Chicken Walker" it is almost invincible. Coolness factor alone rates it high, but it gets around good and has great firepower.

Alt-Weapon- the Snipers Recon Droids. Those are so cool. Call in an airstrike, or just use one to sneak up on someone and blast them in the back.

I must highly recommend this game. At the very least it is a must rent, and if you had Xbox Live a must buy.


=MATT=

derek
09-23-2004, 04:50 PM
anyone playing the PC version?

my computer should be able to handle this game with no problems, but apparently this isn't the case!(pentium 4 1.5 gig, 512 mb ram, ge force 4 ti 4200) the suns on tatooine are coming out square and it seems it won't play the cutscenes between missions. all i'm hearing is the voice overs.

but the actual game play is really cool. i love the clone troopers on geoneosis. my only real gripe about the game is when you are killed, you don't automatically re-spawn and when you do re-spawn, you have to run a mile to get back in the battle. :D

mrmiller
09-23-2004, 05:13 PM
but the actual game play is really cool. i love the clone troopers on geoneosis. my only real gripe about the game is when you are killed, you don't automatically re-spawn and when you do re-spawn, you have to run a mile to get back in the battle. :D

It respawns (or as they call it "deploys reinforcements") every 15 seconds, so depending on when you get killed is how fast you respawn. And as for having to run clear across big maps like Hoth- yea that bites! Makes getting those command points captured so you can spawn closer so important!

=MATT=

stillakid
09-23-2004, 05:53 PM
anyone playing the PC version?

my computer should be able to handle this game with no problems, but apparently this isn't the case!(pentium 4 1.5 gig, 512 mb ram, ge force 4 ti 4200) the suns on tatooine are coming out square and it seems it won't play the cutscenes between missions. all i'm hearing is the voice overs.

but the actual game play is really cool. i love the clone troopers on geoneosis. my only real gripe about the game is when you are killed, you don't automatically re-spawn and when you do re-spawn, you have to run a mile to get back in the battle. :D

Um, mine (PC version) apparently was shipped yesterday. I have a P4 2 gig with the same RAM and a Radeon 9000 card. When I get it, I'll take a look at the same "shot" and let you know what I see. :sur:

derek
09-23-2004, 06:31 PM
It respawns (or as they call it "deploys reinforcements") every 15 seconds, so depending on when you get killed is how fast you respawn. And as for having to run clear across big maps like Hoth- yea that bites! Makes getting those command points captured so you can spawn closer so important!

=MATT=

when i get killed, it goes to the screen where you select which trooper you want to be. then you have to hit the spawn button. is yours like this?

derek
09-23-2004, 06:32 PM
Um, mine (PC version) apparently was shipped yesterday. I have a P4 2 gig with the same RAM and a Radeon 9000 card. When I get it, I'll take a look at the same "shot" and let you know what I see. :sur:

do you have 512 mb of ram or 2 gig of ram?

i've read on some message boards that folks with windows ME are having this problem i have and an upgrade to XP will fix this. :confused:

stillakid
09-23-2004, 07:45 PM
do you have 512 mb of ram or 2 gig of ram?

i've read on some message boards that folks with windows ME are having this problem i have and an upgrade to XP will fix this. :confused:

Oh, sorry. Just 512 of RAM with a P4 2gig processor running the XP upgrade from ME. I don't have any games on it right now. Mostly graphics and video editing work so I can't predict how this will go. I stopped getting PC based games a long time ago when the Gamecube came out, but of course, that's the one platform they didn't put Battlefront on. Figures. :rolleyes:

derek
09-24-2004, 04:34 PM
i love this game!...........but it did freeze up on me twice last night. :mad: ......and in some instances, the sky is black, like on endor. :confused:

based on the requirements given on the box, my computer should play this game easily! :cry:

.........but that clone trooper with the jet pack rules, and the interior of kamino is beautiful. i expect lama su to pop out in the hall at any moment.:)

stilla,

i'm curious how this plays on your system. let us know.

..........looks like i might have to upgrade my graphics card....again. :rolleyes:

mastermatt24
09-24-2004, 05:48 PM
Does anyone know if they are going to release it for Mac? :confused: My luck.. I have a GC and a Mac.. (Dont get me wrong though- I really like my comp)

Reefer Shark
09-25-2004, 03:40 PM
I'll agree with mrmiller, the basic soldiers seem to be the best characters to play with.

Has anyone else got to play alongside Vader yet? It's so awesome! You come up on a battlefield, and Vaders there hacking away at rebels. I spent a while just following him around one night. I've also come across Mace Windu, but as an enemy (couldn't get one shot on him).

I have it on X-Box, and am very pleased with the performance (although I haven't tried online yet). Playing in surround sound is freakin' fantastic.

mrmiller
09-25-2004, 11:55 PM
I love playing with the heroes, but hate playing against them. Vader just has this cool look to him. I've played Hoth and heard the announcment of Luke Skywalker joining the battle, but have never seen him. Maybe he is in a snowspeeder?

Speaking of Hoth and the Snowspeeders- how cool is it to take down the AT-AT's with the tow cable? Man, that is the best. I'm loving this game, and have been running a dedicated server on my Xbox pretty much every night. Just trying to share the love :)


=MATT=

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-26-2004, 03:53 PM
Grr, I really want this game but I only have a GC and most computer games suck on my computer. Plus, the damn ROTS game won't be on GC either next year, so I might just break down and get an Xbox, now that it's not too expensive. Plus I could get the two KOTOR games, which also look cool. And I can't leave out Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball. ;)

Reefer Shark
09-27-2004, 01:24 AM
Get the X-Box. If you're a gamer, you'll be glad you did.

While you're at it, get the Logitech 2.4GHz wireless controller. I couldn't be happier with mine. It makes life so much easier. :)

Hellboy
09-27-2004, 04:49 PM
Has anyone else got to play alongside Vader yet? It's so awesome!

Yeah that was sweet. I've also fought alongside Dooku and Mace and really enjoyed following both around the battlefield just so I can watch them whup some arse. :rambo:

Reefer Shark
09-27-2004, 05:26 PM
Speaking of Hoth and the Snowspeeders- how cool is it to take down the AT-AT's with the tow cable? Man, that is the best
Hey Matt,
Me and a few buddies have been trying to do this but haven't had any luck. What's your trick to this? I fly by the AT-AT's, then switch to the back with the back button and fire off the tow cable, but never get a hit.

I really want to take an AT-AT down!

stillakid
09-27-2004, 07:36 PM
Whoo hoo! Got mine today. The figure looks great! Wish I could have ordered more of them. Damn the "limited supplies."

The PC version does say have an "online play" mention on the back. So once I get up to speed, I might give the online thing a go. Man, games have come a long way since Atari. :classic:

CooLJoE
09-28-2004, 01:11 AM
Yeah I've played the PC version a couple times. Looks awesome at 1280x1024 32-bit resolution with all graphics enabled. The shooting can be off sometimes, but overall I love it.

Although really, I think the SBDs should be a specialist type of character and the regular battledroid should be the basic character (thats how its presented in the movies).

QLD
09-28-2004, 02:11 AM
I'm a little bit disappointed with this game.

I have been playing with the X-Box version.

It's not bad, but it's just not as good as I had hoped. I found that all of the character classes are useless, except for the generic troopers. I hit someone directly with a grenade launcher, and they shrug it off like nothing. Playing with the heros was neat at first, until you realize they are getting 90% of the kills, and it basically comes down to who's hero gets the most kills.

Also, on X-Box, you can only have 4 people in a user-created room. Which stinks, because I had 8 people wanting to play, and the only way to do so, was on a dedicated server, where you have to listen to 10 other people screaming nonsense and obscenities.

The epic scale of the battlefields is very cool, especially Hoth.

But overall, I am pretty underwhelmed.

mrmiller
09-28-2004, 02:38 AM
I'm a little bit disappointed with this game.

I have been playing with the X-Box version.

It's not bad, but it's just not as good as I had hoped. I found that all of the character classes are useless, except for the generic troopers. I hit someone directly with a grenade launcher, and they shrug it off like nothing. Playing with the heros was neat at first, until you realize they are getting 90% of the kills, and it basically comes down to who's hero gets the most kills.

Also, on X-Box, you can only have 4 people in a user-created room. Which stinks, because I had 8 people wanting to play, and the only way to do so, was on a dedicated server, where you have to listen to 10 other people screaming nonsense and obscenities.

The epic scale of the battlefields is very cool, especially Hoth.

But overall, I am pretty underwhelmed.

Well, it all depends on your network connection Lando. I can host 13 people in a user created room (non-dedicated server). I think you need to see what you Upload speed is, then go to the online options and change the settings. Even 256UL should allow 8. Plus you just have to learn the charatcers. I love that the Rocket guys are not good against infantry, that's not what they are in the game for- they are "tank busters". It makes the game much more ballanced, or everyone would just spawn with rockets.

As for the AT-AT trick Shark, the only way I can do it is jump in a Snowspeeder with a bot (You can order Bots into the speeder). I fly the ship and start to circle the AT-AT (be sure and throttle all the way back) and he will shoot the tow cable on the legs. Then you have to make 3 trips around the AT-At and it will go down. I tried firing the cable myself, but as you have found out that's about impossible as you will not be able get back into controll of the ship to cut you circle around the ATAT fast enough.



=MATT=

chrisc
09-28-2004, 09:54 AM
How do you throttle back on the PS2

Reefer Shark
09-28-2004, 09:30 PM
As for the AT-AT trick Shark, the only way I can do it is jump in a Snowspeeder with a bot (You can order Bots into the speeder). I fly the ship and start to circle the AT-AT (be sure and throttle all the way back) and he will shoot the tow cable on the legs. Then you have to make 3 trips around the AT-At and it will go down. I tried firing the cable myself, but as you have found out that's about impossible as you will not be able get back into controll of the ship to cut you circle around the ATAT fast enough.
Thanks man, I actually figured this one out last night on accident. It was pretty damn cool, but the bot crashed shortly after we took the AT-AT down!

Hey chrisc,
I don't know about the PS2, but on X-Box it's down on the right joystick. Mabye that'll work on the PS2 also?

jonthejedi
10-02-2004, 05:36 AM
I've been playing for almost 2 weeks, only in single player mode...and I thoroughly enjoy the game. It's so open ended each time...that's the awesome part. The environments rock...I especially like Rhen Var. So many possibilities. During the battle of Endor, I actually pulled a "Chewie," commandeered a scout walker, and turned it against the Empire. I love the dark & shock troopers, but am becoming quite a sniper, especially during the battle on Chewie's planet. Haven't been able to down a walker...what do you guys mean by loading a BOt???? I'm going to come off very naive on that one. Some battles have come down to a last Alamo-like stand, with only 2-10 players left in each army. Very cool!

Kidhuman
10-02-2004, 07:56 AM
A BOT is the players controlled by the computer. You can order them around by using the D_Pad on PS2. I love this game. The only thing I dont like is you cant Deathmatch BOTS.

stillakid
10-02-2004, 09:38 AM
I've been playing on the PC version. Having trouble using the keyboard controls. :neutral: It's not like using a dedicated game controller. I tried plugging in a joystick but they didn't program the game that way. Oh well...

But it is fun. I haven't gotten that far along, but I'm getting the hang of hiding behind stuff to pick off bad guys (Rebel scum :evil: ). How do you get on speeder bikes and commandeer things like walkers?

jonthejedi
10-02-2004, 09:41 AM
Thanks KH...I had been discovering things like that by accident, like using the pad to command others nearby. Just hadn't tried it when I entered the snowspeeder.

Kidhuman
10-02-2004, 08:48 PM
How do you get on speeder bikes and commandeer things like walkers?


I dont know about the PC version, but I have enter set to my triangle button on PS2 and that enters vehicles.


No problem Jon. You really cant have other people in the snowspeeder, just one. But you can have them pile in an AT-TE and then unload them and have them follow you around.

Hellboy
10-02-2004, 11:12 PM
Speaking of the Snowspeeder, I playing the Hoth level the other night with a buddy in co-op mode and I piloted while he manned the tow cable. We were having fun but man are those walkers tough to bring down. Especially when you're trying to make passes around the legs and they're walking next to a hillside.

After playing this game for a little while I will say that I think the controls on the ships could've been tighter. Most of the battlefields are pretty small making it tough to maneuver the ships and still be effective in a fight. It doesn't help matters either when the majority of the ships seem a bit to fast and can be difficult to slow down at times. Basically after trying everything a few times I've noticed that I don't spend much time flying because it keeps me to far away from the action and the bots seem to be better pilots anyways. Now if I'm going to fly at all its usually just to get accross the battlefield quickly and then I ditch the ship.

Tonysmo
10-03-2004, 03:04 AM
I've been playing on the PC version. Having trouble using the keyboard controls. :neutral: It's not like using a dedicated game controller. I tried plugging in a joystick but they didn't program the game that way. Oh well...

But it is fun. I haven't gotten that far along, but I'm getting the hang of hiding behind stuff to pick off bad guys (Rebel scum :evil: ). How do you get on speeder bikes and commandeer things like walkers?



Try the E button - not enter,. but just the E key for enter and exit of all vehicles. I have the PC version as well, but I havent played it much cause my son has commandeered the chair!

stillakid
10-03-2004, 09:04 AM
Try the E button - not enter,. but just the E key for enter and exit of all vehicles. I have the PC version as well, but I havent played it much cause my son has commandeered the chair!

I'll give it a shot. My "P" (perspective) button doesn't seem to do anything. :mad: This is going to make me go out and get an XBox.

[DSS]Pedr0
10-03-2004, 10:49 AM
I was having issues as well. I had to upgrade my vid drivers then go get a better card. Now every button responds with the quicks. If you have to, go to the options screen and double check your keyboard settings to make sure they are assigned properly and what the others do. ;)

chrisc
10-03-2004, 01:40 PM
Well just got done playin. Got my butt handed to me by those dang droids on the Wookie Beachhead. One question here. Do you guys know of any way you have the Empire fight the Clones, or the droids and the Rebels??? I would like to mix up the era's a little but can find no way to do it.

Kidhuman
10-03-2004, 08:51 PM
While playing last night, Luke was coming after me, I didnt think you could kill him until I busted him with like 4 grenades and then he just dropped and faded. Pretty damn sweet if you ask me.

mrmiller
10-04-2004, 02:08 PM
I don't think you can play across eras (unless there is a hack on the PC version)

The vehicles do take some getting used to, but once you figure it out they are all pretty sweet. Some levels like Hoth and Geonosis, you have to command vehicles the majority of the time.

So far Bespin Platforms is my favorite level, as it's well ballanced and all the characters have their specific use there.

I love this game and have been logging some serious hours online. I played form about 8 til 4 in the morning Saturday. I thought my head was going to explode, and kept saying, "Just one more map". But each map was a good one and I just kept going until I noticed how lae it was getting. Is anyone else playing on Xbox Live?

=MATT=

jonthejedi
10-04-2004, 03:08 PM
KH...you grenade-fragged Luke???!!!! That's awesome...it means I'm going after Dooku on the Kamino level. I love sniping droids off the platforms on Chewie's home planet(wasn't even going to try to spell).

derek
10-04-2004, 07:57 PM
I'll give it a shot. My "P" (perspective) button doesn't seem to do anything. :mad: This is going to make me go out and get an XBox.

you mean to change the point of view? if so, use the "Q" key, if your controls are set to default.

and make sure your video card's drivers are updated. i downloaded the upgrades and the game is running perfectly. beautifully! :)

Reefer Shark
10-05-2004, 12:21 AM
So far Bespin Platforms is my favorite level, as it's well ballanced and all the characters have their specific use there.

I love this game and have been logging some serious hours online. I played form about 8 til 4 in the morning Saturday. I thought my head was going to explode, and kept saying, "Just one more map". But each map was a good one and I just kept going until I noticed how lae it was getting. Is anyone else playing on Xbox Live?

=MATT=
Bespin platforms is probably my favorite level right now too. I just love flying those tie fighters!

I've been putting in quite a few X-Box live hours on this game too. It's my first real online gaming experience, and I'm really digging it so far. Me and a few buddies from work logon at night and try our best to slaughter each other (along with talking serious smack on the headsets). My screen name is (surprisingly enough) Reefershark. What's yours Matt? We should hook up on a map or something. :smoker:

Kidhuman
10-05-2004, 08:37 AM
KH...you grenade-fragged Luke???!!!! That's awesome...it means I'm going after Dooku on the Kamino level. I love sniping droids off the platforms on Chewie's home planet(wasn't even going to try to spell).

Kashyyk.

ANd grenade fragging Luke is pretty sweet. I couldnt believe it myself when it happened.

mrmiller
10-05-2004, 12:18 PM
Bespin platforms is probably my favorite level right now too. I just love flying those tie fighters!

I've been putting in quite a few X-Box live hours on this game too. It's my first real online gaming experience, and I'm really digging it so far. Me and a few buddies from work logon at night and try our best to slaughter each other (along with talking serious smack on the headsets). My screen name is (surprisingly enough) Reefershark. What's yours Matt? We should hook up on a map or something. :smoker:

My GamerTag for Xbox live is mrmiller
Everyone who plays is free to add me to your friends list. I play in a gaming clan and we have our own SWBF dedicated server that actually doesn't lag (hard to believe huh?) so you can join me on there. I'll be the guy taking out the AT-AT's with my tow cable :D

=MATT=

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-09-2004, 11:32 AM
Kashyyk.

ANd grenade fragging Luke is pretty sweet. I couldnt believe it myself when it happened.
It's actually Kashyyyk, with three y's.

I bought an Xbox last night since Gamecube didn't put out this game. I've been playing the DVD demo a lot, this game rocks! I can never win Endor as Rebels though. Hopefully I will be able to rent/buy this game soon.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-10-2004, 11:26 AM
I rented this game yesterday, it's frickin' sweet! The controls are better on the actual game than on the demo. On Clone War, I'm on Geonosis, on Civil War, I'm on Yavin IV. On later levels, do they let you play either side, or is it still decided fr you?

Sentinel18725
10-21-2004, 01:16 AM
Well, I have become a fan of this game! I have just been playing it a few hours a night....gotta stop that.

I particularly enjoy sitting on top of the dock platforms and snipering everyone....works great! or sneaking out to the beachhead, procuring a ATST and claiming the beachhead....doesn't take long for the offensive to return to this point, but now, you've got no more ATST's messin things up.....love it!

Now, let's seen another one with different levels and smaller campaigns....wouldn't it be cool to have an infiltration mode, or a sniper mode where you've got to avoid sentries and snipe a Captain or Admiral....then steal a Tie Fighter to escape...any thoughts!

Kidhuman
11-28-2004, 07:59 AM
Last night I was playing single player mode. My team was down to 1 on Cloud City and they had 20. I couldnt belive I won the round. I was lucky to find the other person on my team and we took up hold in one of the rooms. So as people chsrged us, we just blasted them and bombed them.

As for what Sentinel asked, that would be a great aspect of a game. Sounds alot like Dark Forces with a twist to it.

mastermatt24
11-28-2004, 11:02 PM
Sounds alot like Dark Forces with a twist to it.
Was it the second one? (Its the only one I dont have because they never realeased it for Mac :( )

jonthejedi
11-29-2004, 03:59 AM
It's great to turn it around when you're so close to DEFEAT. My fellow clone troopers & I were getting our butts pummeled on Rhen Var. I commandeered a trade federation tank & turned it(after wiping out the local gun turrets) toward the mouth of the cave as the battle droids were pouring out. I have been playing this game every day since street date & have yet to tire. How about other sweet VICTORY stories?

Kidhuman
11-29-2004, 06:09 AM
Was it the second one? (Its the only one I dont have because they never realeased it for Mac :( )



Dunno what number it was, but it was like DooM but star wars bsed. It is an old game, I played in on PS1 years ago.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-29-2004, 05:36 PM
The game you guys are talking about . . . is it the one with the stormtroopers on the cover? Target still has that in some of their discount video game areas, for like $10 for PSone. I've never played it but if you're looking for it, the game (and the system( come really cheap now.

My birthday's on Wednesday, hopefully I'll get Battlefront then. If not, the there's always Christmas, eh? (That's the best part about having a December birthday - if you don't get everything you want, just wait a few weeks!)

Slicker
11-29-2004, 09:47 PM
My birthday's on Wednesday, hopefully I'll get Battlefront then. If not, the there's always Christmas, eh? (That's the best part about having a December birthday - if you don't get everything you want, just wait a few weeks!) Same here on the whole December birthday thing. I never told Santa to get it for me but hopefully one of the little elves remembers that I dont' have it yet and I'll get it.

What really makes me mad is when you have a December birthday close to Christmas and people try to fob off a Christmas present as a combination birthday present.:mad:

Rocketboy
11-29-2004, 10:13 PM
What really makes me mad is when you have a December birthday close to Christmas and people try to fob off a Christmas present as a combination birthday present.:mad:Ah nuts...
:D

InsaneJediGirl
12-27-2004, 09:36 PM
Finally got this game,its great! :) So far my favorite thing to do is to snipe,especially on the Bespin Platforms.Just stand where this one rebel opening is and hide slightly,those Rebels dont know whats coming to them ;)

I really enjoy how the outcomes and situations are different each time I play,and the ability to ride around and man just about anything in the SW galaxy.Cant stop playing it :crazed:

Slicker
01-03-2005, 02:01 PM
I also just played this game for the first during Christmas. I borrowed it from my brother but seeing as I'm 800 miles away from him it's mine now.:evil: I to love to snipe on Bespin and also on Kashyyyk. My top number of kills is 105.......and I still lost.:cry:

Kidhuman
01-03-2005, 07:59 PM
Nice to hear SLicker, an extra X-Mas present is all good. 105 kills and still lost. I like to snipe, but I love to run around with Bacta Tanks as my Bonus and kill people like crazy.

Rocketboy
01-03-2005, 10:55 PM
Well, I got Battlefront for Christmas and I'm really not too impressed.
Kinda disappointed actually.
Even when you're doing good on a level you're nothing but nonstop blaster fodder.
I don't like the way things happen on the other side of the level and there's nothing you can do about it, except trot over and hope you don't get slaughtered on the way.

Looks like GTA: San Andreas and Spider-man 2 will be getting most of my PS2 time for a while.

Kidhuman
01-04-2005, 08:45 AM
You gotta run with guns a blazing. The hardest board to go coast to coast on is Bespin Platforms and Rhen Var. Jump in an At-TE and blast all in sight, then jump oiut and kill everyone.

mabudonicus
01-13-2005, 06:38 AM
I finally got the game and it is awesome, as many have said
I love the look of the thing, even that weird "holo transmission" effect as the boards open is awesome and it seems everything past that just gets better.....


And I will never kill Luke like KH did

Kidhuman
01-13-2005, 07:52 AM
Did you know you could blow up F-X7? As you're shhoting him, scream 2-1B is the best. Take care old friend....

mabudonicus
01-14-2005, 05:42 AM
Ah yes, I took your advice and it was awesome man....
the multi-armed foo' will be destroyed many, many times in the next few weeks

BTW I shouted many different phrases, trying such things as "21-B is for real"

Great advice, my friend
Now all I must do is actually get perfectly comfortable with the controls, which are almost a bit too detailed

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
01-16-2005, 06:08 PM
I got it for Christmas too, (rather unexpectedly since I didn't ask for it) and I've been playing it up until the early morning hours almost every night. My favorite board is Geonosis because of all the damage that can be wrought.

It's not exactly true if you say you have no control over what the rest of the crew is doing. I had a then personal high kill of 60 on Geonosis and lost, but not just because my teammates were slacking, it's because I failed to capture command posts or even fail to disperse the troops over the board (you can command them to move out or hold position).

What I don't like is that you are limited to being one side on a particular board (on the historical campaign at least) and I've failed to kill anyone while riding the clunky controls of an X-wing fighter.

Slicker
01-16-2005, 06:52 PM
I think the AI characters actually do alot of the killing on the levels. I've just stood around or went and captured command posts and my soldiers have taken out nearly all of the enemy before I could even get all of the posts. I've also found it quite advantageous to have them climb into the AT-AT or AT-TE as secondary gunners. They may not do much but it's better than wasting the big guns.

Also the same as you I have gotten ungodly amounts of kills (105) and I still lost. Stupid Kashyyyk.

Kidhuman
01-16-2005, 08:25 PM
Most kills I have had was 53, I usually stay around 40-50 kills per board. I just like to ru nout and shoot everyone. On Bespin, the one with all the ships, I jump on the tunnels and snipe everyone while laying down. You could tally lots of kills there

Rebo's_Guitarist
01-16-2005, 08:56 PM
Arent there any sweet cheats for this game, besides the Ewok size deal? I figures there would be something good, but have not found anything so far.

When does Republic Commando come out, this looks WAY better / funner?

InsaneJediGirl
01-16-2005, 09:02 PM
I normally average about 40 kills,still perfecting the sniper gun :) I tried to kill Luke,but he just kept deflecting my shots!I wonder if I needed to break out the Darktrooper and just fire a rocket into him?

Slicker
01-16-2005, 09:06 PM
I've found it to be both very tough and very rare that the Jedi/Sith die. It can be done but I haven't been able to do it. I've hit em' with rockets and they get hit but get up and keep chopping away. I've even shot 'em up with the big vehicles and that had the best effect with me. I'm still faithfully playing this game even though I've probably beat it 10 times.

I think someone stated it earlier but I'm a great fan of Geonosis. It's the most movie realistic, IMO.

CaptainSolo1138
01-16-2005, 09:28 PM
I borrowed it from my brother but seeing as I'm 800 miles away from him it's mine now.:evil:
I'm tellin' Mom, jerk! :crazed: I can't wait to get it back and play it online. I bet tha game is ten times better.

Rocketboy
01-16-2005, 11:05 PM
I think someone stated it earlier but I'm a great fan of Geonosis. It's the most movie realistic, IMO.Hate that friggin' level (as well as the Yavin 4 Temple). Still not past either one. I get hardcore slaughtered every single time - and it's on easy!
As trooper, I hold my own, but all the other soldiers drop like flies.

Kidhuman
01-17-2005, 05:39 AM
I hate Yavin 4(temple) as well. I am passed it but it took me awhile. I usually destroy Yavin in the Galactic Conquest. I love Naboo, getting Bacta Tanks is always my first mission. The one strategy I hate used against me is sabotage. I love Kasyyk, its always an all out shoot-em-up fest. Open territory rules.

mabudonicus
01-17-2005, 11:53 AM
As mentioned, the "heroes" seem pretty darn tough- I did manage to frag one jedi but the name escapes me..... it was a rush to watch him/her crumple up and drop the lightsaber....

I've been bent on fragging Vader but he's a tough nut to crack :beard:

I've beat the whole game on easy, minus a couple Conquest levels... I had the most troubles (so far) with the Ice Caves of Rhen Var level in the clone wars campaign- the advice it gives (use Ice caves to flank the enemy)seems to be more for the CIS, since every time I tried to "use the caves to flank" with the republic army I ended up trapped at the intense bottleneck at the entrance..... in frustration I tried the other way (going out and around) and realized that the "advice" was totally incorrect........

CaptainSolo1138
01-17-2005, 01:20 PM
I tried to "use the caves to flank" with the republic army I ended up trapped at the intense bottleneck at the entrance
Yeah, that's happened to me quite a few times. I like it much better when the enemy ends up in these bottlenecks. Your supply of grenades will usually net you about twenty kills. I usually try and stay in or near the AT-AT or AT-TE on this level. It seems to work best for me.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
01-17-2005, 03:06 PM
Has anyone mastered the Recon droid for the sniper troopers? It seems like using him is a waste of time. Apparently he can launch an "aerial barrage" of laser fire from where he is, but all I can do is get him to fire single bolts.

The droideka is the bringer of death.

Slicker
01-17-2005, 03:10 PM
Has anyone mastered the Recon droid for the sniper troopers. It seems like using him is a waste of time. Apparently he can launch an "aerial barrage" of laser fire from where he is, but all I can do is get him to fire single bolts.The sniper is by far my favorite character to use. And I would like to think that I've become a master of the recon droid. The aerial barrage is the secondary weapon of the recon droid and I think you use L1 or L2 whichever is the normal grenade button. It only takes one hit to kill it so you've gotta be careful but I try to manuever it into a big group of the enemy and activate the barrage. It takes a couple of seconds to call it in but you can usually get about 5-7 troops with it.

Hellboy
01-17-2005, 03:57 PM
The sniper is by far my favorite character to use.

Personally I prefer a straight up fight to all that sneaking around. :D Cuz nothin' beats getting up close and personal while going on a killing spree. Don't get me wrong sniping is fun and all for awhile but I've found I can do more damage to the opposing forces by jumping into the thick of the action and coordinating attacks with the troops in my general vicinity. :rambo:

Kidhuman
01-17-2005, 10:17 PM
Running around is much better. I just wish the troops would follow you when you jumped walls.

Slicker
01-17-2005, 10:24 PM
After replying in this thread today I've been playing it all day and managed to get over 80 kills about 5 or 6 times. It's getting easier now to utterly dominate those sorry Rebels. Maybe I should attempt to play it on a tougher difficulty and see how badly I get womped.

CaptainSolo1138
01-18-2005, 10:59 AM
Sniping is fun, but it usually only pays off on certain levels. The best boards to snip (IMO) are Cloud City and the on Yavin level with the "boxes". I like to pick off the congregations at the Command Posts as well as call in orbital strikes in the congested centers of each level.

Kidhuman
01-21-2005, 07:50 PM
Does anyone know any cheat codes on here???

Slicker
01-21-2005, 11:44 PM
That's strange that you should ask because the other day (yesterday I think) I was looking online for almost 30 minutes and didn't come up with nothing. It's quite possible that I was looking in the wrong places but it's also possible that they don't have any codes. Shadows of the Empire for N64 didn't have any nor does either of the Halo games for Xbox.

Rocketboy
01-22-2005, 11:01 AM
Shadows had codes.

As for Battlefront - I found one online yesterday, but didn't write it down. I'll see if I can dig it up later. It was nothing too special - it said it unlocked all the planets.

Kidhuman
01-22-2005, 08:01 PM
Lord Malakite gave me some codes, but most of them were for things I alreay had. I unloclked all the planets and scuh already. I was wondering if there were any codes to play as Vader or some other Jedi.

mastermatt24
01-22-2005, 09:26 PM
Question for PC users:
Does it cost anythihng to play over the internet?

Lord Malakite
01-24-2005, 09:49 AM
Not a big PC gamer, but yes, it usually does cost some sort of service charge to play over the internet.

mastermatt24
01-24-2005, 06:15 PM
Not a big PC gamer, but yes, it usually does
So I take it you dont have it for PC and you dont play it online right?
Becuase if you have to pay for it like galaxies (Which I dont have), I know I probabl wont get it.. :dis:

Lord Malakite
01-24-2005, 07:30 PM
Correct. I don't have this game for PC and what PC games I do have I don't play online. I do follow the video game community rather closely though (I am the video game mod after all ;) ), and from what I know about online PC and console games you have to pay a monthly service charge, like using the internet, for maintenence etc. in order to play others online. Patches and add-ons for PC games are sometimes given away for free online though.

mrmiller
01-27-2005, 12:21 PM
Battlefront doesn't cost anything to play over the internet on PC (besides your internet connection). It is not a sub-scription based game like galaxies, but can be played free on any server hosting it like CounterStrike.


=MATT=

mastermatt24
01-27-2005, 03:15 PM
Thanks! Just the info I needed! :D

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
02-12-2005, 12:02 PM
I just switched from Medium Difficulty to Hard Difficulty and I find it a lot more enjoyable and it seems like I have been getting a lot more kills. The only board that I know will be difficult is Geonosis, fighting against the Separatist Army. It took me a couple of days to beat the board on Medium Difficultly and so far I've gotten creamed in two tries.

Slicker
02-12-2005, 12:59 PM
I've gone through and beat it on hard several times and it make the victory that much more sweet. On medium and easy you rarely died and it got too easy but on hard I'd die at least 5-10 times per level. Geonosis was pretty tough to beat but when you finally beat it, it'll end up in a rout.

jonthejedi
02-13-2005, 04:01 AM
Question...I play SW BF on PS2 singleplayer mode...what is the easiest or fastest way to take out the shield generator inside the Endor bunker? My thermal detonator, bakooka shots, & remote droid overloads don't seem to be doing enough critical damage. Anyone, anyone?

Kidhuman
02-13-2005, 09:01 AM
You need to get a sqaud of people in there Jon. Its one of those things where you cant do it alone. Its very similar to the shield generator on Hoth.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
02-13-2005, 09:55 AM
Question...I play SW BF on PS2 singleplayer mode...what is the easiest or fastest way to take out the shield generator inside the Endor bunker? My thermal detonator, bakooka shots, & remote droid overloads don't seem to be doing enough critical damage. Anyone, anyone?

A squadron does help. But in case you only have a few of your comrades left, there is a gonk droid located right in front of the generator complex. Empty your detenators and rockets on the generator then make a quick run to the power droid to resupply.

BTW, I beat Geonosis on hard. It wasn't that difficult because of the many numerous vehicles you can cause destruction in. I set a new personal record with 96 kills. Now it seems like the stage to beat on "hard" is Kamino. I seem to lose my last guy when the Separatists still have 70 troops.

Slicker
02-13-2005, 01:53 PM
On one rare occasion I destroyed the Shield Generator by myself but that was only after the Stormies at the turrets had left because there team was down to about 10 troops. I went in with the wookiee unload my rockets and detonators then went out to reload several times. I don't think it does anything special but I did it none the less.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
03-01-2005, 10:18 PM
I just blasted a 120 enemies on Geonosis, (129 if you count some of my teammates). I played for the Republic side and still lost, but got so many kills due to the AT-TE vehicle at my command.

Most stages though, if you are playing against the Droid Army, seem near impossible to beat on the hard mode, unless you have access to a vehicle, (like on Rhen Var and Tatooine).

I also find that this game has been holding my interest, much longer than a lot of PS2 games I have. :)

mastermatt24
03-01-2005, 10:42 PM
I still have to wait untill June... Hope I have money left! :nerv: :(

mabudonicus
03-02-2005, 05:22 AM
I also find that this game has been holding my interest, much longer than a lot of PS2 games I have.
Ditto, I still can't get enough of it, just being able to "be" Star Wars is awesome

And a quick tip for anyone who wants to kill Heroes- you can fly through them on a speeder bike or land a ship on them and they die instantly :beard:

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
03-07-2005, 08:28 PM
Neat hint for killing jedi heroes mb. I think it's unfair in some of the boards when you have the jedi hero hang around a base, and as soon as your hapless computer allies respaws, they run right into them.

Just this past weekend I through a concussion grenade at Darth Vader while he was sitting near an open window at the Bespin stage (the one with platforms, where you can fly the x-wing and tie fighter). I blew him out the window with the force of the blast and he died. First time I ever got to kill one. :)

mabudonicus
03-08-2005, 05:42 AM
Yes, I agree LBC, sometimes they can get really pesky...

And congrats on killing Vader, I love watching him flop around when you hit him with explosives- I forgot that part of the hint, anywhere you can send them "into the void" you can do so with a good shot and they do, as you observed, DIE :beard:

Slicker
03-08-2005, 03:16 PM
I played this yesterday for the heck of and tried several times to kill the hero with a bomb but...well...I didn't get a chance to get the bomb out of my hand and I got cut down several times and a couple of more times I kinda stepped on the bombs. Oh, well I still rock at this game.:p

CaptainSolo1138
03-29-2005, 11:23 AM
http://www.rebelscum.com/article.asp?i=90776
Looks pretty freakin' sweet!!! Thanks to Slicker for the link.

Kidhuman
03-29-2005, 11:42 AM
Freakin sweet. I love this game...

Slicker
03-29-2005, 01:54 PM
I'm glad they're making a second one because the first one left alot to be desired, IMO. This one looks like it's gonna stack up to be a goodun.

Hellboy
03-29-2005, 04:36 PM
Hopefully they can work on making the single player game a bit more enjoyable and also give players the ability to play on the same team in multiplayer and linked matches.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
03-29-2005, 05:09 PM
Good. Frankly I don't get excited over upcoming video games anymore but this game will stoke the fire. I hope they allow the option of becoming a jedi hero in this game.

CaptainSolo1138
03-29-2005, 06:14 PM
I hope they allow the option of becoming a jedi hero in this game.
I don't know if you read the entire article or not (it's linked to the pictures on the top of the page I linked to), but I believe it said you will indeed have at least some use of Jedi. This game is gonna be sweet. I hope they vastly improve the online play. I've never played this online because literally everyone I've asked about it has complained about the horrible lag.

Rocketboy
03-29-2005, 09:46 PM
I'm glad they're making a second one because the first one left alot to be desired, IMO. Yeah, like the fun part.
Haven't picked the game up in over a month and have no desire to.

General_Grievous
03-30-2005, 04:54 PM
I am so glad they are making a second one. The Tantive IV level is long overdue. It should have been in the first one. Good to see that you'll be able to fight in the Battle of Coruscant as well. And playing as Jedi? Let's just say that there'll be saber-fried stormtroopers aplenty when I'm playing the game.:evil:

jonthejedi
03-31-2005, 04:08 AM
Will this followup be strictly PC or is it on PS2 again also?

Kidhuman
03-31-2005, 06:51 AM
I would think it is on all systems the first one was

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
04-27-2005, 09:08 PM
This was me about 4 months ago.
Battlefront (http://www.comics.com/comics/getfuzzy/archive/getfuzzy-20050427.html)

Kidhuman
04-27-2005, 11:17 PM
LMAO, that was great. I love get fuzzy cartoons.

JediTricks
06-04-2006, 05:47 PM
I picked up BF1 for $20 for PS2 on Friday, I was trying to wait for BF2 to go down to something I could afford, but finally caved. The game looks like a lot of fun, but I sorta suck at it so far, I'm terrible with the weapons and my aiming is crap, I can't lead troops, my vehicle-piloting is mediocre at best (except for on the Geonosis level, every vehicle there I did very well with for some reason), I die a LOT. So far I've only done Instant Action, no campaigns. I kinda wish there was a training mode (watch it be in the campagin modes I've been avoiding :p) that would ramp me up to this style of play. Also, I've had to invert the Y-axes on soldier and vehicle modes, I may as well not have been playing before that.

I have had good luck with the Droideka, and fun playing as the Jet Pack Clone, but mostly I find the specialty weapons are too much for me and hand-thrown weapons are pretty hopeless as well, so I stick with basic grunts.

Slicker
06-04-2006, 05:58 PM
I have had good luck with the Droideka, and fun playing as the Jet Pack Clone, but mostly I find the specialty weapons are too much for me and hand-thrown weapons are pretty hopeless as well, so I stick with basic grunts.I always stick with the basic soldiers too (i.e. Stormies, BDs, Rebel Troopers, etc.) because I see no point in using the some of the others. I do, however, on occasion use the Darktrooper and the Droideka when I need extra armor and firepower to overwhelm someone.

If I had to pick a favorite specialty character it would definitely be the sniper. Not all levels are suitable for them so I used them on on certain levels (Bespin is the only one that comes to mind immediately) and they can devastate the enemy if you're good enough. There secondary weapon being the planetary attack can totally turn the tide of the battle if used properly and if you stay near a gonk droid and can replenish it quickly you can win in minutes.

Kidhuman
06-04-2006, 06:02 PM
I too have always used basic stormies or rebel troopers. No sense in others since they dont fire as quickly. The sniper is good on Bespin and Endor.

mastermatt24
06-04-2006, 10:54 PM
I'm terrible with the weapons and my aiming is crap, I can't lead troops, my vehicle-piloting is mediocre at best (except for on the Geonosis level, every vehicle there I did very well with for some reason), I die a LOT.
This is why I prefer first person shooters on a compter- especially this one. You just cant aim with a little thumbstick like you can with a mouse. And doing the actions you are having trouble with is also much easier on a keyboard. :yes:

JediTricks
06-05-2006, 03:08 PM
I always stick with the basic soldiers too (i.e. Stormies, BDs, Rebel Troopers, etc.) because I see no point in using the some of the others. I do, however, on occasion use the Darktrooper and the Droideka when I need extra armor and firepower to overwhelm someone.Does the Darktrooper have extra armor? I hadn't noticed, I got royally demolished when playing as that guy, his jump pack and I don't agree on anything ;) and his weapon is ineffective most of the time because of its scatter. The droideka is pretty killer. I've found last night that I do like the Rebel Vanguard with his missile launcher, and the pilots who have mortars and can toss healing kits out and use them themselves. The snipers worked on some levels, and that little probe they have is kinda nifty, but I found that I ended up go back to the basics for the most part.


There secondary weapon being the planetary attack can totally turn the tide of the battle if used properly and if you stay near a gonk droid and can replenish it quickly you can win in minutes.I tried that strategy, it worked but took a while to crack a rebel spawning point with it (it kept getting killed, and flying back took a while). I'm not sure what the secondary attack really does though, it didn't seem to do anything half the time (though it did blow up real good :p). The sniper was really good on the Kashyyyk beachhead though, that was cool with the tall trees and such.



This is why I prefer first person shooters on a compter- especially this one. You just cant aim with a little thumbstick like you can with a mouse. And doing the actions you are having trouble with is also much easier on a keyboard. :yes:Yeah, but I like using the console for gaming because I can sit on a comfortable chair or on the floor, I can blast it through the stereo, and the TV is way bigger - a MUST for this game, so much small stuff going on!



The campaigns on Battlefront are pretty disappointing, it's basically just playing instant action but sometimes you see some main characters running around and you play all the maps. It is interesting though to watch Vader run around Mos Eisley slashing rebels.

The vehicles get really fun after awhile, but it'd be nice if they had some space battles and such. Oh well. Decent game still.I went through the Clone Wars historical campaign and it was alright, kinda weird playing opposing sides in a campaign though. On easy mode, the historical campaign basically IS a training mode for the first 2 levels as the Naboo and Gungans are pretty weak enemies. ;) I also did Galactic Conquest campaign, the one where you're the Empire, that was fun too and the damn computer got a great advantage over me with the sensor-jamming of my maps, I had to rip that out of their hands. :p

I like the AT-ST and some of the tanks, the STAP is probably the best 1-man vehicle in the game, that thing is fun. I feel bad for the sucker AI players who hop on speederbikes then blow up an instant later. :D

mastermatt24
06-05-2006, 10:15 PM
Yeah, but I like using the console for gaming because I can sit on a comfortable chair or on the floor, I can blast it through the stereo, and the TV is way bigger - a MUST for this game, so much small stuff going on!

I got a comfy chair, sound wired through to the home theator surround sound, and a new Apple G5. Not to bad for a comp IMO. :lipsrsealed:

JediTricks
06-06-2006, 03:55 PM
No, but you're still using a Mac. :p ;)


I am getting better at the game, during the Historical Campaign of the OT era, I snipered 80 enemies and wasn't killed once during the Bespin Platform level, that was crazy as hell. I finally got the AT-AT to shoot down a Snowspeeder (those blaster bolts are slow!!!!). I nuked the Endor bunker by taking a wookiee, flying a speederbike into the bunker, then using the timed charges, took all 3.

It's hard getting used to not always being "the hero" of a game, sometimes it's not your job to rush in and bust open a bottleneck point, sometimes you just gotta defend an area because the AI guys are off getting splashed. I find I'm still worthless with the Darktrooper, but I've gotten into almost every other type of guy in the game, and it may be time to kick it out of Easy mode.

Oh yeah, and I'm totally hopeless with the starfighters, the regular vehicles like tanks and AT-ATs and even the Republic Gunship are great, but the X-wings and TIEs and such are awful and useless. The STAP is still awesome, I wish there was one on every level. And I have a goofy strategy at times for those Naboo/Rebel Gian Speeders that pack such a big punch, I steal 'em and leave 'em way far away. :D

Slicker
06-06-2006, 04:06 PM
I am getting better at the game, during the Historical Campaign of the OT era, I snipered 80 enemies and wasn't killed once during the Bespin Platform level, that was crazy as hell. That's exactly how I amassed my highest total of 117 or so kills. Just sniped up there and then I'd run down to recharge then go right back up

I think theres a different view from the AT-AT that makes shooting them down TONS easier. Not sure if it was on BF1, BF2 or both though
[quote] I nuked the Endor bunker by taking a wookiee, flying a speederbike into the bunker, then using the timed charges, took all 3.You got off that easy? I remember the only time I ventured to do it it tooke me at least 20 thermal detonators, a trillion and a half rockets, and just as many blaster bolts to do it.

Oh yeah, and I'm totally hopeless with the starfighters, the regular vehicles like tanks and AT-ATs and even the Republic Gunship are great, but the X-wings and TIEs and such are awful and useless. The STAP is still awesome, I wish there was one on every level. And I have a goofy strategy at times for those Naboo/Rebel Gian Speeders that pack such a big punch, I steal 'em and leave 'em way far away. :DI can't stand the flying vehicles either (i.e. X-wing and TIE). They're just too clumsy to fly around and they're not even very effective when you can get them into the air without crashing on take off. Now the big land vehicles (AT-AT, AT-TE, Hailfire) I can decimate with. I like using the AT-TE and switching between the main cannon and the butthole blaster to take out whoever is coming up behind me.

JediTricks
06-06-2006, 04:52 PM
That's exactly how I amassed my highest total of 117 or so kills. Just sniped up there and then I'd run down to recharge then go right back upYou know how it dips down into that hallway between the outer and middle platforms? I just stood at the upper opening and fired, when I had to reload I'd move behind the wall, and the Rebel pilots kept resupplying me, it worked great. Finally we pushed past the central platform and I used the same strategy on the next hall. :D


I think theres a different view from the AT-AT that makes shooting them down TONS easier. Not sure if it was on BF1, BF2 or both thoughThe AT-AT has a gunner view for the driver in BF1, but I didn't find it any easier to hit moving targets with.


You got off that easy? I remember the only time I ventured to do it it tooke me at least 20 thermal detonators, a trillion and a half rockets, and just as many blaster bolts to do it.Yeah, I almost did the same thing, I used that speederbike strategy with a Rebel Vanguard and his mines and detonators and rockets barely made a dent, then I remembered the timed charges and got my Vanguard killed so I could respawn at the back. :p


I can't stand the flying vehicles either (i.e. X-wing and TIE). They're just too clumsy to fly around and they're not even very effective when you can get them into the air without crashing on take off. Now the big land vehicles (AT-AT, AT-TE, Hailfire) I can decimate with. I like using the AT-TE and switching between the main cannon and the rear blaster to take out whoever is coming up behind me.Yeah, between keeping the starfighters slow enough to hit enemies, and keeping them from flying off the map, there's no way I can use them, and they just hit the ground a lot when I try to strafe ground targets. The Republic Gunship was the best for taking out stationary targets, I'd kick out all the other troops, pull up high next to the target, fire, switch to co-pilot and fire, switch to right turret and aim forward and fire, switch to left turret and repeat, then switch twice (what the hell is that switch to the lone guy standing in the ship? He doesn't fire or do anything!) and start the process all over again.

I get splashed a lot in the AT-ST, that thing is a magnet for enemies and not armored enough to withstand a heavy attack. The Hailfire Droid was pretty cool, its speed is quite useful. I didn't do too well with the AT-TE or the spider droid, they weren't fast enough for me and not quite armored enough or armed enough to do the job of the AT-AT.

Kidhuman
06-07-2006, 02:13 AM
The flying in BF1 sucked. BF2 was much smoother and alot better.

JediTricks
06-08-2006, 08:15 PM
I'm glad to hear it, that and the Jedi are what make me want to get that title most.

Fighting as the Republic vs the CIS droid army is a beast! I was doing a Galactic Conquest versus them, any level where we didn't get vehicles was a complete chore as those droidekas are tough to kill and pack a punch, as do the Super Battle Droids. On Rhen Var, the CIS sabotaged our vehicles and the AT-TE was getting smoked over and over and over, after a while I started using enemy tanks but eventually I could see that wasn't going to be enough as my numbers were shrinking too low to hold a single command post, so I waited until the AT-TE respawned (it's a mobile command post) and did a little repairs until enemy forces came by, then hopped in, blasted them, more repairs, over and over until I was the last on my side and the enemy had like 20 left. At this point, I simply backed the AT-TE over to the furthest command post area where an R5 droid kept the AT-TE repaired and I was able to hammer the last remaining Separatist droids - it was wild!

mastermatt24
06-08-2006, 11:37 PM
No, but you're still using a Mac. :p ;)

Ill just ignore that. Its pointless to argue with a PC person. :o
;)

Ive noticed whenever I play Kamino on instant action anymore I am always CIS. ALWAYS. It annoys me a lot. Is there any way to change that and be the Republic??

JediTricks
06-08-2006, 11:46 PM
It should give you the choice of Republic or CIS when the level loads on Instant Action. You sure you're not playing Galactic Conquest? That one doesn't give you an option.

mastermatt24
06-09-2006, 12:08 AM
Trust me- Ive been playing a lot longer than you have. ;)
Ive never had the option of picking either side in instant action. Myabe its a mac thing. :D
Jt do you have the Jabba's Palace map?

Slicker
06-09-2006, 12:09 AM
As far as I know the Jabba's Palace level is only in BF2.

Kidhuman
06-09-2006, 02:36 AM
Jabba is only in BF2, unless they had an upgrade for online.

JediTricks
06-09-2006, 06:49 PM
Trust me- Ive been playing a lot longer than you have. ;)
Ive never had the option of picking either side in instant action. Myabe its a mac thing. :DOh, well if you've been playing it longer, then I guess that makes all the difference. :p Let me ask you, on Instant Action, on some levels does it ask you which era you want to pick? If not, it sounds like you're not doing Instant Action levels.

Oh, and if it's Mac that's the problem, let me refer you to this: 474455
:D

There's no Jabba's Palace map on my copy of BF1.

mastermatt24
06-10-2006, 12:05 AM
Ha! I got the Jabba Map on my BF1. I think its becuase the mac version comes out so much later, and by the time they made it they stuck it on there.
As for the instant action I can Choose Ot era/Rebublic era but I cant choose whos side I want to be on.

JediTricks
06-10-2006, 03:21 PM
Yeah, BF1 for Mac does have Jabba's Palace, I looked it up to be sure. But it takes away half the decisionmaking on Instant Action, and apparently it's limited to Mac-to-Mac online play unless you do direct-IP or LAN.


I'm getting sick of the Droidekas, every time I play against the CIS the top 3-5 killers on their side are Droidekas, they're TOO good, even on Easy mode they wipe out maybe half my forces all by themselves.

mastermatt24
06-10-2006, 03:35 PM
Use the Jet trooper. He has that double **** which is great- you hit him twice and then you could fly behind him and drop a few grenades and by that time your gun should be reloaded again so you can finish him off if the grenades didnt totally work.

JediTricks
06-10-2006, 04:04 PM
That's what I've been doing, almost every time I play as the Republic I play as the Jet Trooper unless I'm driving a vehicle. I still get creamed a lot by those shielded droidekas though, and I hate when I use my 2 shots to take out their shields and then my pistol to bring them down to near death, then the pistol is recharging and I'm defenseless. :dead:

When I get the chance, I just use an AT-TE or smaller vehicle to punch through their shields and kill them in 2 shots. :D

Slicker
06-10-2006, 04:23 PM
I'm getting sick of the Droidekas, every time I play against the CIS the top 3-5 killers on their side are Droidekas, they're TOO good, even on Easy mode they wipe out maybe half my forces all by themselves.Yeah, the droidekas can be a real ****er but after some time they get to be quite easy.

If I remember correctly what I would do is kinda hide behind a pillar or wall and pop out and throw a couple of detonators then hide again and throw some more. It doesn't take may TD's to kill 'em and if you're near a replenishing droid you're good. They do obviously take a bit more to kill but it's a small price to pay to keep 'em from takin' out your lousy "I'll just run up the middle and get killed repeatedly" troops.

JediTricks
06-10-2006, 06:34 PM
That's what I've been trying to do, but my TDs seem to have little effect on their shields, and I'm not that good at hiding behind narrow stuff yet.

These troops ain't that bright, but they're SO much smarter than the morons in your gang in GTA:San Andreas. :p Of course, those guys don't frag themselves and the rest of their crew every once in a while (mainly because friendly fire won't kill them like it will here ;) - I won't turn off friendly fire, it's part of the realism) the way the BF guys will.

mastermatt24
06-10-2006, 09:40 PM
He has that double **** which is great-
Hah- I typed sh it instead of shot. Kinda changes the meaning huh? :lipsrsealed:
Its a lot easier to hide behind things with arrow keys. ;)

JediTricks
06-11-2006, 08:34 PM
I was wondering what you meant. :p Double-shot, you mean he can fire a blast and a moment later fire another before he has to reload, right? It's pretty handy, but I find that it takes both hits to knock out a droideka's shield, then you have to reload, get good timing with a grenade, or switch to pistol, all of which generally is enough time for the droideka to get its shields back up.

I was playing as the CIS last night, using Droidekas early to capture unaligned command posts and then once I got toasted switching to Super Battle Droids, they're the best regular soldier in the game for shooting, they have rapid-fire weapon, tri-shot weapon, and wrist-mounted rockets, so they're like a regular soldier plus a vanguard rolled into 1 (without the grenades or mines). I think I'm going to have to kick any future games using CIS up to regular difficulty.


Question about the Droideka, I notice that it has 2 shield bars, one on the right goes down as its shields stay on or get it, and another on the left that's always empty, what's that about?

mastermatt24
06-12-2006, 09:41 PM
I was wondering what you meant. :p Double-shot, you mean he can fire a blast and a moment later fire another before he has to reload, right?
Yeah yeah


I think I'm going to have to kick any future games using CIS up to regular difficulty.
The only thing about the difficulty I dont like: It doesnt seem that the comp gets any smarter- they just have a super aim that goes right for the chest/head areas and hits nearly all the time.


Question about the Droideka, I notice that it has 2 shield bars, one on the right goes down as its shields stay on or get it, and another on the left that's always empty, what's that about?
Beats the shot (:p) out of me.

mabudonicus
06-13-2006, 07:09 AM
is that the "dash meter" maybe??
I never got the hang of using them, and in BF2 they are easier to steer but WAY weaker- looking forward to re-living that game with ya when you get it JT, as this BF refresher has been..... well, refreshing so far :beard:

JediTricks
06-13-2006, 04:32 PM
Bad pun alert, matt!!! ;)


I kicked the game up to normal difficulty and was surprised that the enemy doesn't really get any smarter, I was fighting first as the Empire and found that only Kashyyyk is really any trouble for now, so I just blew it up. :p The rest is a little tougher but still fairly similar.


Dash meter? What could that mean?

Oh, and I just read that the Droideka without sheilds has the weakest health, that seems to be the case when I'm playing AS a Droideka but when I'm fighting them they seem spry enough.

Anybody here use first-person mode for soldiers? I tried it out, it's interesting but I got blindsided so much it was ridiculous.

mastermatt24
06-13-2006, 08:10 PM
Bad pun alert, matt!!! ;)
Yeah- It was bad- I admit it. :yes:



I kicked the game up to normal difficulty and was surprised that the enemy doesn't really get any smarter, I was fighting first as the Empire and found that only Kashyyyk is really any trouble for now, so I just blew it up. :p
Is this the pun cuz its what I just told you??? :crazed:


Oh, and I just read that the Droideka without sheilds has the weakest health, that seems to be the case when I'm playing AS a Droideka but when I'm fighting them they seem spry enough.
YEA I KNOW!!!! Thats such BS!!


Anybody here use first-person mode for soldiers? I tried it out, it's interesting but I got blindsided so much it was ridiculous.
I like it but I dont use it much.

mabudonicus
06-14-2006, 06:10 AM
Uhhh... Maybe I should fire the game up and look at it- I thought all troops had "dash" which tells ya how long they can move extra fast before they "tire"... I'll check it out and report back later :D

And the first-person mode- very cool but the blindsiding is unavoidable, it must be the way the AI and everything was set up, cos some games seem to avoid the problem but in BF it's like wearing a stormtrooper helmet or something

Slicker
06-14-2006, 04:22 PM
You know what? If I'm not mistaken I think you're correct Mabs about the dash meter. I'm not sure if the droids have it but for some reason I recall the human characters having it.

JediTricks
06-14-2006, 07:34 PM
Is this the pun cuz its what I just told you??? :crazed:No no, I meant I literally blew it up, I used the Death Star attack to wipe it off the map. :thumbsup:



YEA I KNOW!!!! Thats such BS!!I gather this is why they downgraded the Droideka in BF2. I think they should have just made the shields vulnerable to non-standard attack, we know they stand up to blasterfire, but what about grenades and such? We never see that.



Uhhh... Maybe I should fire the game up and look at it- I thought all troops had "dash" which tells ya how long they can move extra fast before they "tire"... I'll check it out and report back later :DWow, that sounds cool, it's not there that I know of. Also, the Droideka's always-empty meter has a shield icon with it.

I just searched the web, nobody mentions a dash feature in the game, and it's not in the instructions.

Slicker
06-14-2006, 07:41 PM
Did you check the in game controller configuration to see if maybe it lists it?

I seem to recall it being square or one of the L or R buttons for some reason.

JediTricks
06-14-2006, 08:14 PM
Yeah, it's not there. Maybe it's the preview version, or BF2, or a different game altogether? The PS2 face button controls for BF:
Squre - reload
Triangle - action or enter vehicle
X - jump/jetpack
O - crouch/lay prone

The shoulder controls are switching and firing weapons. The D-pad is orders. The sticks control movement and aim. R3 zooms the view. L3 doesn't do jack.

The BF2 controls I just looked up online don't mention any dash or similar type of feature, though there is a "roll" command on the O button for when you're running, and square supposedly now targets an enemy.

mastermatt24
06-15-2006, 01:11 AM
You sure it wasnt the rhombus button? :lipsrsealed:

CaptainSolo1138
06-15-2006, 01:49 PM
I know for a fact that there is a "dash" function in BF2. It might be for just the Jedi though. They do their best dominatin' when dash is engaged.

JediTricks
06-15-2006, 03:23 PM
You sure it wasnt the rhombus button? :lipsrsealed: That or the inverted tetrahedron button. :D

mastermatt24
06-15-2006, 07:14 PM
Damn! It was on the tip of my tongue!

JediTricks
06-16-2006, 02:29 AM
Imagine how hard it is to remember to hit that button during a firefight, always mashing the pentagon button right next to it! :p

Slicker
06-16-2006, 02:39 AM
Damn! It was on the tip of my tounge!Are you sure it wasn't on the tip of you TONGUE. :p

mastermatt24
06-16-2006, 03:27 PM
Crap! For an AP Bio kid you'd think I would be able to spell those anatomical parts! (I probably butchered anatomical too! :crazed:

mastermatt24
06-16-2006, 10:38 PM
Anyone know where the pictures go once you take em? :confused:

Kidhuman
06-16-2006, 10:54 PM
Photobucket.

mastermatt24
06-17-2006, 02:34 AM
I hope your kidding! :p