John Williams' iconic score, authentic effects, the 'vum vum' of lightsabers, the unmistakeable sound of a blaster... Star Wars Battlefront II nails it all.
We encountered one or two minor bugs in the campaign, but overall, Battlefront II looks stunning. It's about as close as you can get to playing the movies. Kind of.
The fundamentals – the meat and drink – of Battlefront II's gameplay experience is pretty much on the money. It's the stuff that surrounds it that's been poorly implemented.
While for now it's all been switched off, the microtransactions are an issue, meaning that whoever has the time or money to accrue a deck of sweet Star Cards has a significant edge. It throws the whole level playing field off-kilter and mars an otherwise enjoyable shooter.
A solid enough achievement list that balances just the right amount of grinding with some fun objectives. There's a lot devoted to the campaign, but there's also an ample number of milestones to attain in multiplayer too.