SW:Battlefront Reviews and PSA
At this point, there is still only one review (metacritic). What the reviews says, however, rings true with what I suspect will be the case, so I am quoting it below. Also (PSA), there were accusations that EA was offering bribes to reddit editors if they removed negative posts/reviews. This is not accurate. In a screenshot of the accused’s own letter, he specifically asked for the removal of post that violated the NDA, not that were negative about the game. In return for removing NDA violating posts, EA would provide SW:BF Alpha access codes. Hardly a night’s stay in a hotel with drinks and wanton women. Nothing to see here, move along. These aren’t the haters you’re looking for. Having said that, here is the snippet from the first review.
But soon even the most ardent fans will find that, after the spectacle starts to fade, the game’s underpinnings don’t really support extended play, and a lack of appropriate modes hinders the entire experience.
In a way, the Battlefront beta has worked against the full release. While on its own a superb demonstration of just how well DICE has reworked many elements of the Star Wars universe into video game form, taken now it seems a bit like watching all the many TV spots, trailers, adverts, promos, etc for an upcoming blockbuster, then getting into the theatre and realising you’ve seen it all. The best mode (Walker Assault) and the second best map (Hoth) have already been extensively showcased. Sadly, almost everything else on offer doesn’t hit these heights.
There is still joy in the final product, especially in the early going. … VideoGamer.com