Star Wars Squadrons has been live now for a week and has been getting great reviews from all around. It is the most complete Star Wars flight games in a long time. There has been a decent sized group of Star Wars fans that have been wanting a game like this. The best we have gotten before
Single Player Missions
The single player plays more like a tutorial to prepare you for the multiplayer experience. While there is a decent story that goes along with the single player missions there really isn’t anything amazing about it. As the story progresses you get to fly different ships for both the Rebels and Empire learning how each ship is unique. After the prologue you can skip the single player missions and go straight into the multiplayer experience but I don’t recommend it. The single player missions is where I was able to really calibrate each ship I piloted to my flying style. If you don’t take this opportunity to learn the ships you will not be successful in the multiplayer missions.
This is basically why you’re buying the game, dog-fighting combat at its finest. EA really took their time crafting some really good multiplayer missions and fighting styles. After logging around 20 hours of multiplayer gameplay I could tell there are really two types of players. One’s that have gone through the single player missions and have each ship customized to their strengths. And those who jumped straight into multiplayer crafting their ships as they play. Those who took the time of going through the single player missions definitely have the advantage right now. No matter the multiplayer scenario experience wins out all the time. That is the main difference between this game and Battlefront. You can get lucky and win in Battlefront, but in Squadrons luck doesn’t happen. You can tell while playing their are some players constantly adjusting their shields, engine power, and lasers. Those who are doing this are dominating the game right now as they should. The multiplayer experience is a true test of skill than just random arcade luck.
Don’t Expect Any New DLC
While I am still skeptical about this, EA has announced that there is no new DLC in the works for the future of Star Wars Squadrons. According to an interview at UploadVR the directors at EA have no plans to release any DLC for this game.
“Never say never, so to speak, but as far as our philosophy goes we’re not trying to treat the game as a live service,” says Ian Frazier, Creative Director on Star Wars: Squadrons. “We don’t want to say, ‘It’s almost done!’ and then dribble out more of it over time, which to be honest is how most games work these days. So we’ve tried to treat it in kind of an old-school approach saying, ‘You’ve paid the $40, this is the game and it’s entirely self-contained. We’re not planning to add more content, this is the game, and we hope you understand the value proposition.’”
Overall- Star Wars fans should buy this game
If you’re a fan of in-depth arial dog-fighting games then you will enjoy this game a lot. If you are also a Star Wars fan then you will really love this game. I don’t recommend this game for a young kid that is new to flight games as the controls may be too complicated. The price point of $39.99 is the real attraction for this game since you will get countless hours of multiplayer and single player action. But just don’t expect to get anything else later down the road.
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