I wrote a few days ago about my disappointment with the Star Wars Battlefront beta. So you can imagine that I shouldn't care much that it's period to play has been extended. That's when I stumbled upon this article from Forbes talking about balance issues on one of the three maps the beta allows us to play.
Both is precisely where I had the least amount of fun, and got my ass handed to me over and over again. It wasn't until I read Tassi's story that I made the connection that it was indeed during my time playing as a Rebel on the Hoth map. I mean, I know the Rebel's loosing on Hoth is as canon as Star Wars can get, that just doesn't translate into fun in an online shooter.
As to why I feel like giving the game another chance? Well it's because it looks so damn good. Ben Kuchera over at Polygon feels the same way.
From the sparkle of half melted snow flakes, the spot on half-dirty character textures, to the sound design hearing AT-AT and Tie Fighters soar overhead, and of course the thrill of seeing a Star Wars Hero enter the battlefield, it's all just so well executed.
So I'm going to fire up the game one more time today and try to stay clear of playing as the rebels on the Hoth map. I'll report back and tell you how it went.