World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron

Article Id: WHEBN0022977901
Reproduction Date:

Title: Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Boba Fett, Matthew Wood (sound editor), List of Star Wars characters, James Arnold Taylor, X2, General Grievous, List of PlayStation Portable games, Temuera Morrison, Rebellion Developments, Battlefront (disambiguation)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron

Star Wars Battlefront:
Elite Squadron
File:Battlefront Elite Squadron cover.jpg
Developer(s) Rebellion Developments (PSP)
N-Space (DS)
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Series Star Wars: Battlefront
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution UMD, DS game card, digital distribution

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is a spin-off from the Star Wars: Battlefront series released November 3, 2009 on the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable.


Gameplay

Elite Squadron allows players to participate in combat on foot, in ground vehicles or in space. Players are also able to enter capital ships and, once the shields are down, fight the enemy inside on foot. The ground-space transitions are accompanied by short cutscenes while the game loads the next area.[2] The same is also true of entering or exiting a capital ship.[3] This is the first Battlefront game to allow players to fly from ground to space battles.[4] The consequences of each battle will depend on the players actions, meaning that each individual enemy killed can affect the outcome of a result.[2] The battlefront will not be one giant, seamless map, but a compilation of inter-connected, smaller size areas, each one capable of affecting the other.[3]


It includes playable characters such as Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, The Emperor and Kit Fisto, and the Heroes and Villains mode (Assault Mode) last featured in Star Wars: Battlefront II.[1] Pre-release screenshots also show that General Rahm Kota, a character from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is playable, as well as other characters from Renegade Squadron, such as Col Serra. The Heroes and Villains mode is displayed quite conveniently after a demo had been released on the PlayStation Network. Other game modes have been implied, with a focus on multiplayer, such as a deathmatch mode. Also, the Galactic Conquest mode, has undergone an enhancement on the PSP. In Galactic Conquest, two players are able to share a single PSP, and compete against each other in a strategy based game mode.[2][5] PSP Players are able to mix elements from the Star Wars saga and put them into locations and situations that never happened, allowing for full customization.[6] The story mode has been called "a huge step up from previous story modes",[7] and was praised for incorporating the controls into the mission. It was also revealed that making progress in the story, and completing objectives, was the way to unlock customization props.[7]

Plot

During the campaign, the player controls a clone trooper called X2, who was created from the DNA of a Jedi Master. X2 also helped train the clone army. X2 is given the job of hunting Jedi in Order 66 with his clone brother, X1. In the beginning, X2 is part of Jedi Master Ferroda's group of clones. Later, X2 kills Ferroda when Order 66 is executed, something he later regrets. X2 consequently betrays the Empire and joins the Rebellion after he refuses to continue carrying out Order 66, causing him to become involved in every major battle in the Star Wars saga from Revenge of the Sith through Return of the Jedi.[8][9][10]

Development

The PlayStation Portable version was developed by Rebellion Developments, who developed the previous Battlefront game, Renegade Squadron. It features twelve campaign missions[11] and a deeper customization system than Renegade Squadron's, boasting "the deepest customization options ever seen in a Star Wars Battlefront title".[1] Players can customize weaponry, armor, species, and other physical attributes. Sixteen player multiplayer is supported, with statistic tracking. The game is played from the traditional third person, over-the-shoulder perspective. On October 25, 2009, a demo was released on the PlayStation Store allowing players to play on the planet Tatooine.[12]

The Nintendo DS version was developed by n-Space, known for the DS installments to the Call of Duty series, World at War and Modern Warfare. It features eleven campaign missions and up to four players via wi-fi connection.[1] The game features no customization, but instead uses the traditional class-based system. It uses an isometric view, similar to a modern dungeon crawler. Unlike classic Battlefront games, Instant Action is played with only four players, usually one from each faction. There are three modes - Free-For-All, Team Game and Hero Mode. Games are won in space by destroying enemy ships to earn points, in capital ships by collecting R2 units, and on the ground by capturing command posts and killing enemies.

Reception

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron received generally mixed reviews. IGN giving it a 6 out of 10.[13] Gamespot gave it a 7.0 out of 10, commending its campaign mode and its three linked battlefronts, as well as the customization options it provides. Gamespot, however, criticized the little impact that the space battles had on the overall outcome, and the controls, calling them "stiff and awkward".[14]

The DS version received a 6.9 out of 10 from IGN,[15] praising the single-player storyline but stating that the Instant Action feature "leaves a lot to be desired".

References

External links

  • series official site
sv:Star Wars: Battlefront#Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.