I spent a couple of hours playing the beta. I was not impressed and will not be buying the game unless it's heavily discounted (under $10).
Visually, it's absolutely stunning. That's an understatement. I give the graphics a 10/10.
The gameplay is horrendous. It's essentially a twitch shooter. You have to run around the map to find vehicle "pick-ups". Meaning if the opposing team
is dominating the map, your team is going without. The rounds are just as lopsided as in Battlefield. One team continually steam rolls the other. If
you can't land headshot after headshot, you're going to get dominated.
After an hour, I finally got to fly some of the aircraft. It was a HORRIBLE experience. The rebel snow speeder has a mind of its own. Damn near
uncontrollable. Without any input from the mouse, and there is no keyboard input while flying, the craft drifts to one side of the other and will not
fly straight. I couldn't shoot down a thing with them. Same with the tie fighter. Mouse only controls. Only indication of throttle is a slider bar on
the hud. Couldn't really tell without it.
The AT-ST was fun. Only because it was OP. Being as how you have to run around the map, in the open, to get the power-ups needed to take it out, when
you have two AT-ST's on the field, good luck getting to a power up.
Playing the hero was relatively unsatisfying. Yeah, it's fun to run around for a couple minutes with a light saber. But there's a timer on it. So if
you're doing well, it only lasts a minute or two.
The game seems like a gimmick to me. I don't know how to really describe why it feels that way. There's a credit system in it where you have to
purchase weapons like in Hardline. But there's also a part where if you run out of certain items, you have to spend more credits to buy more. Like an
in-game pay to win thing. I personally can't stand crap like that.
I really think they put more effort into the graphics than they did the game play. Graphics alone don't make the game.
This is my review I posted to the Battlefield forums. Thought I'd share my opinion of it here as well for what it's worth.
edit on 10/9/2015 by EternalSolace because: (no reason given)