Lit Battlefront II: Campaign Content

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

  1. MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah. And while it is easy to see the Republic supporters splitting, it get really weird when they have Sepratists as die hard imperials, like the Jabimii nationalists. Or...well, I suppose the Trandos make sense since they mostly just hate wookiees and want more status, so the Empire backing their activities against the pro-jedi wookiees is a mutually beneficial arrangement.
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  2. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    What I want from Battlefront II:

    A plot very much like Spec Ops: The Line (which Walt Williams wrote) about how an Imperial officer increasingly justifies everything they do in hopes of bringing order to the galaxy and protecting the masses despite how clearly this is UTTERLY INSANE. Spec Ops: The Line did the same with American jingoism, albeit Williams said he wasn't criticizing the US military per se but the fact so many 1st Person Shooters are fairly vile in how they turn real life conflicts into good versus evil. In those games, you massacre hundreds of enemy combatants with the clear awareness you are RIGHTEOUS and the fact they're humans being secondary. Spec Ops: The Line is about how three invincible American soldiers who slaughter their way through a situation in Dubai and make things consistently worse because they want to be heroes and only know how to kill the enemy--even when they're fellow Americans.

    I could very easily see a story about Iden becoming an insane military commander who believes the New Republic is EVIL and has turned the galaxy into a hellhole that needs to be liberated while ignoring every crime the Empire has committing and probably committing quite a few more on the way.

    Basically, Nash Windrider: The Video Game.

    What I EXPECT:

    Lots of shooting Rebels.
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  3. SensationalSean Jedi Knight

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    It'd be amazing if Nash (and maybe Ciena) made an appearance in the campaign.
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  4. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Ciena's in jail, but Nash would be good.
  5. JediBatman Jedi Knight

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    Depends on which part of the campaign. She might get a cameo at the Battle of Jakku.
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  6. TheAvengerButton Jedi Master

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    Little off topic, but I read this and looked up some stuff about your book. It sounds really interesting and I'm thinking about reading it--once I catch up on my backlog.
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  7. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    That would be great if you did. I also know about the backlog business as I'm still trying to get through all my Kindle purchases. I have like twenty. In any case, it is a book influenced by twenty years of Star Wars fandom and debates with Havac, Jello. Cooper, Jedi Ben, and others.

    :)
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  8. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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  10. DarkEagle Jedi Master

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    Every video they put out just makes me more and more excited for this :D
  11. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    Just gorgeous! Can't wait to play, this will be the first console game I've played in a long time.

    Also- can we all just bask in that beauty of that the modified MC80 Liberty-type cruiser? I'm digging those modified hangars underneath. :D

    --Adm. Nick
  12. Outsourced Jedi Knight

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    Bruh.

    They just namedropped Operation Cinder.
  13. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    So one of the Inferno Squad folks, Del, is from Coruscant. Excellent.
  14. AusStig Jedi Master

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    Looks good.

    I also like how they got actually actors to mo-cap their characters.
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  15. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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  16. The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Not just Operation Cinder. They mentioned Grand Moff Randd from the books. It would be really cool if we see him in the game.
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  17. godisawesome Jedi Master

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    So Garrick Versio is officially ISB. It's nice to know that they're maintains standardized uniforms.
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  18. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    I hope we're not participating in Operation: Cinder because that's really irredeemably evil.
  19. Outsourced Jedi Knight

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    I'm hoping for the opposite. People doing bad things because they believe its for a good cause.
  20. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    Not really my bag in terms of what I want from a game.

    I don't ever kill anyone in No Russian for example.
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  21. Outsourced Jedi Knight

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    This story might not be for you then. If you're familiar with the writer's work, notably Spec Ops: The Line, then moral ambiguity and the descent from good intentions to actual harm are major themes.

    But the game isn't out yet, so maybe I'm completely wrong.
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  22. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    I'm hoping that Iden actually kills her father for his participation in Operation: Cinder then joins the First Order anyway.
  23. my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master

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    Spec Ops The Line is really the main reason that I am excited for the single player campaign of this game. It was just an amazing, unexpected story...
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  24. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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    Considering that Iden joins the FO and Aftermath makes it pretty clear that the intention of the FO was to correct the mistakes made by the old empire, I imagine that Iden will lose faith in the empire during operation Cinder but jump at the chance to join the first order when she discovers that it's all about "Saving the galaxy from the corrupt new republic" as opposed to destroying everything cos the dead emperor says so.
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  25. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    But he's also an admiral, so I'm curious how that works.