One of the most anticipated games of the year is "Star Wars Battlefront," which is due to release just before the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits the theatres in December. However, its gameplay trailer and subsequent demo did not receive a great reception from critics and gamers and many described the game as "underwhelming."
While it was surprising that the game got a lukewarm reception, many had predicted that the developer DICE would have an uphill task on hand if they want to attain the popularity levels the first games in the series witnessed. However, when the trailer for the upcoming game was released during this year's E3, it soon became evident that DICE had fallen short of creating a truly outstanding game.
Much of the criticism about the new "Star Wars Battlefront" stemmed from it being "too faithful" to the original games in the series, even though this was what fans had demanded. This reproduction results in "Star Wars Battlefront" having the look and feel of the older games and learning very little from modern shooters like "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare."
In spite of many gaming sites noting that the rebooted game fails to live up to the lofty expectations of fans, its great visuals earned praise from almost all who participated in the E3 briefing and in the subsequent demo. Many stated that the action on the planet Hoth was visually stunning and they felt they were truly within a battle taking place between the forces of the Empire and the rebels.
Others were quick to point out that the videos and screenshots do not fully represent the amount of work that was put into creating the exceptionally detailed game which immerses the player fully into the proceedings. Finally, the emotional element in the game appealed to fans of the original series and many of them stated that they were convinced that the game was a good investment.