Lit Battlefront II: Campaign Content (spoiler tags required)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Taalcon, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Outsourced Jedi Knight

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    Probably best to discuss that over in the main Battlefront thread. Keep this for story content.
  2. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I also in general have little to say about game mechanics things. Overall the system seems more polished than the previous game, objectives in star fighter assault give more of a story feel and items are more balanced so there isn't an autowin deck. Also the class system encourages multiple styles.

    But in the end I will always care more about the story and/or the role play aspects, like getting to be an Imperial officer.

    Actually on both notes: one of those upgrade cards they have for the officer shows art of what the Imperial officer looks like, and they have Veers-esque armor and helmet. That's neat but I hope they allow some customization to allow a regular officer look.

    Speaking of which -- since this is relevant to Lit's diversity interests -- demo characters include women and POC but each class is set and not customizable. This was the same as the BF1 demo though, which just randomized gender and appearance. I suspect/hope the final game will include the customization players are used to.


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  3. jamminjedi23 Jedi Master

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    So is it known what area of the post Jedi time period most of this game will take place in? Is a large majority of it going to take place in between Battle of Endor and Battle of Jakku or are there going to be several time skips during the story that covers most all of the 30 year period?
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    We have no idea yet.


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  5. JediKnight75 Jedi Master

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    We don't know for sure, but based on what we've seen, I'm assuming most will be between Endor and Jakku. The plot of avenging the Empire fits best within this time period. Also, until the Resistance is formed, the First Order would be fighting new factions. That means the developers would have to create new models, which would take a lot of work. Then with the Resistance, it was mostly a cold war for a while and so not much room for story missions. If they did include a lot of these missions, it would probably be random missions with little connectivity. So my guess would be the majority is pretty Jakku, and then we will get a couple TFA era missions. This fits with the line about waiting 30 years since for most of that time Inferno was inactive
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  6. Shadowrain10 Jedi Youngling

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    I was kind of hoping that we would get to see the rise of the FO in the game, because that's something that they really need to explore.
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    To the extent they're able to tell us, I think/hope that's the idea. It's just that time jumps might be necessary.


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  8. Shadowrain10 Jedi Youngling

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    Right, because of the time of peace that the galaxy was in.
  9. redxavier Jedi Grand Master

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    Have to say, I'm really intrigued about this story and am looking forward to playing it. I find the character of Iden very interesting too.

    Just a warning though, there seems to be a leak on Reddit with the story breakdown so perhaps keep an eye out for that to avoid.
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  10. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Bleh. Well, I don't read Reddit so that's good.


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  11. Contessa Jedi Master

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    The story's really what I'm looking forward to, too. Way more than any of the MP stuff they've shown off. That Reddit summary's going to be pretty tempting... lol
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  12. Shadowrain10 Jedi Youngling

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    ^This. I'm pretty much only getting the game for the story mode. I hope it's longer than four hours, but with the whole peace time thing being a factor in-between the OT and ST I'm not holding my breath.
  13. jamminjedi23 Jedi Master

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    Four hours of content is usually what they sell DLC's for for 15 bucks. With all the extra stuff they have in the game they could probably get away with charging 60 bucks for a game that has a four hour story mode. However with me mainly getting this game for the story campaign I may choose to just watch a playthrough on youtube instead of paying 60 bucks for a four hour story.

    @Shadowrain10 are you getting the four hour story information from any sources or are you just saying that on your own?
  14. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Please remember to put any spoilers or leaks (from Reddit or anywhere else) in spoiler tags.

    Also, I wouldn't expect a long campaign. How long was the previous BF2's 501st campaign? That's probably the maximum length possible, and that story had era-hopping.


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  15. Shadowrain10 Jedi Youngling

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    I was only saying that because it seemed like a lot of people were going around saying that the story was going to be short.
  16. SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight

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    Now they'll start being faithful to the series? With the bad stuff? [face_sigh] :p
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    Single player trailer!




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  18. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    EA seems to have issues with the idea people play video games for the story.

    Bioware said something to the effect of, "We were constantly told for there to be ess talking, more stabbing and collecting" for Dragon Age: Inqusition.

    It's also, arguably, what ruined Andromeda.
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  19. Scapro Tyler Jedi Knight

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    Remember. People only play games to kill other gamers not for a story or experience. :rolleyes:
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  20. Ewoklord Jedi Knight

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    GOZANTIIIIIIIIS
    OPERATION CINDER
    LEIA ON NABOO
    I'm just astounded at how much this feels fully integrated with the new canon. I love it I love it I love it.
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    I think there's a high chance we play as Leia on Naboo during that stage of the campaign.

    Edit: also, it looks like publications are starting to post articles about their experiences with the early campaign levels etc. let's put any discussion of that in spoiler tags.

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  22. JediKnight75 Jedi Master

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    I love the image of Naboo. And it looks like it will be one of the larger battles there. I can't wait, I have been waiting for that for a long time
  23. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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    I've only just realised that if there is indeed a timeskip during the campaign that takes everything up to the events of TFA that means there'll probably have to be a second skin of an older (for some reason I doubt they'll actually make her look her age as is the trend of star wars) 50/60 year old Iden that will no doubt be unlockable/purchasable in multiplayer.
  24. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    So the campaign may jump back and forth between the New Republic/Inferno Squad?
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    They said at Celebration we'd get to play as heroes during key moments and I think they mentioned Luke as a specific example. So Im guessing if Leia's involved on Naboo, that would be another.


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