Star Wars Battlefront is destined to be one of the best-selling games of the year (it would be a genuine shock if it’s not). Unfortunately, it’s already being labeled as one of the year’s biggest disappointments by scores of disgruntled Star Wars fans who had imagined a very different game than the one DICE and Electronic Arts delivered. Despite being a well-made shooter that is an absolute visual stunner, Battlefront is ultimately a shallow experience that could very well see its user base crumble in just a few months thanks to its overall lack of depth.
Personally, I enjoyed Star Wars Battlefront quite a bit (you can check out my review here) but I’ll admit that it definitely has some glaring issues that can’t be overlooked. While my list of gripes is considerable in length, the following 10 issues are the ones that bothered me the most and need to be addressed in some way in future game updates (or the sequel), if EA wants to ensure that players keep coming back to Star Wars Battlefront long after its initial release window. After all, online-only games like Titanfall and Evolve saw their communities fizzle out relatively quickly and they had more to offer players than Battlefront does right now.
10. No Hunt Mode
Remember Star Wars Battlefront II‘s Hunt mode, that let you alternate between exterminating the indigenous creatures of the Star Wars universe (those Gungans deserved it) and leading a small revolution against human oppressors (army of Wampas > poor weak Rebels). To be fair, Hunt was more of an amusing distraction than a go-to competitive experience, but it only helped enhance the wish fulfillment aspects of the Battlefront franchise even more. After all, who doesn’t want to shoot Ewoks in the face from time-to-time? Strangely, Hunt didn’t make the cut for the new Battlefront, which feels like a missed opportunity. While including it in future DLC isn’t exactly a priority considering the long list of other things that need to be added to the game, the thought of rampaging as a Wampa on Star Wars Battlefront‘s beautiful recreation of Hoth is not an easy one to dismiss.