The Brilliance of Star Wars Battlefront II’s Heroes
With the Galactic Civil War era finally played along with the Star Wars Battlefront II Age of Rebellion update, you can easily experiment with the heroes of each era without experiencing the pressure of a competitive multiplayer game. Instead of just visualizing iconic characters with massive streaks of health and endowing some powerful abilities for good measure, DICE really captured the essence of these characters. The fact is that even if you are not keen on them, you must appreciate how elegantly DICE brings you into the image.
Take Han Solo, for example – his move initially seems anemic. He can charge his shoulder, drop a distance bomb and charge his blaster for a few seconds of rapid fire. There is also an additional modifier card that makes every headshot he receives gives him a short window where his shots do not generate heat. He does not have much health, he has nothing cool, and he is so clearly the least worthy member of the Uprising team. Which, frankly, is accurate.
Khan knows he is out of his league, battling Sith Lords and legendary bounty hunters. He fully relies on his wit, allies, and dead goal to survive. His explosives and weapons mod give him a short break, but their improper use makes him fight for another option. Its blaster is deadly accurate, so if you can continue the chain of headshots, you never have to worry about overheating. However, Solo’s luck is also fickle, so as soon as you start to miss your shots, your hot streak freezes. Even his shoulder pad is the perfect embodiment of his famous chase for berserkers from the New Hope, sometimes leaving you in a difficult situation, as he did in this original scene.
Nevertheless, despite all his reckless bravado and risky tactics, he is reliable in Battlefront II. His set of abilities applies to almost any situation and perfectly complements the capabilities of Lando and Chewbacca. Chewbacca fights off so that Khan can concentrate on the explosion, while Lando’s sabotage and quick lock give them room to maneuver. They organically feel like partners who work together for years. It is amazing to see in action. Then the interaction between Leia and Khan occurs, when Leia has the abilities of Rambo-esk, which gives him the opportunity to try himself in battle. As in the case of quarrels, each of them tries to say a word and prove his point of view in the midst of chaos. This is a great design.
And this applies to every hero. Sometimes it even redeems, for example, how you can finally buy the idea that Captain Fasma is scared because of its strong tank structure, stubborn blaster rifle and a destructive set of abilities that can easily crush even Jedi opponents. Eden Versio’s adaptable structure imitates Han, but provides her with a more esoteric weapon that evolves to fit the situation, because when she needs to advance, ambush, fire from cover or hell, with a stream of blaster bolts.
In addition, there are characters like Rei in Star Wars Battlefront II who rely heavily on evasive tactics and rude maneuvers to make up for the lack of sophisticated skills. Luke can be devastatingly destructive, but his move is not really a Jedi Knight, but more like a blow from a devastating ball. He is a Jedi trained to wage war, so Strength is nothing more than a weapon in his hands, while she helps allies in Yoda’s hands or weakens opponents when cutting through clones such as Count Dooku.
The perfect castle stone that envelops you in every person is the animation of each character. The barking of dialogue is one thing, but you can feel barbaric cruelty in every blow of General Grievous’ blades. The BB-8 rolls and jumps enthusiastically over an agitated child, while Bossk runs as if about to pounce and stick his razor-sharp teeth into any opponents that interfere with him.
We’ve already seen a similar personality-oriented presentation in the form of Overwatch, but, like Valorant, Star Wars Battlefront II combines these elements into a more traditional competitive multi-user environment. Instead of being the only center of attention, it’s just part of a large tapestry offering you the fantasy of adventure in Star Wars. With a cooperative that ensures that more players than ever can finally get their feet wet enough to figure out how to play each hero and villain to the fullest, this is a great time to play Battlefront II. And if you’re stuck at home and want to pass the time, there are worse ways than getting into the best Star Wars boots.