After a whirlwind year of game releases, 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront is finally here. In celebration of the biggest Star Wars game release in years, we’ve decided to gather up a plethora of fan reactions from social media and YouTube, as well as some great gameplay highlights created since the game’s gone live. Want to learn more about Battlefront? Read on, then, friends.
No Time? Make Time for Battlefront
Ugh, I wish I had time to exercise before work. There's just no time. (wakes up and plays two hours of Star Wars Battlefront before work)
— Brian Altano (@agentbizzle) November 19, 2015
We totally get it. Life as an adult is full of things like work and silly ol’ responsibility. But as you get older you start to need less sleep, which means more time when you can wake up, arm yourself, and blast some Imperials.
Immerse Yourself in Star Wars
Star Wars: Battlefront is very arcade & fun. And again, super immersive. Endor is one of the most beautiful environments I’ve seen in games.
— Doney den Ouden (@doney) November 19, 2015
Indeed, like reviewers such as IGN’s Mitch Dyer, this fan fell in love with how Battlefront looks. If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it might be like to sprint through the forest moon of Endor as an AT-AT stomps by, then look no further.
The Dark Lord Strikes
Battlefront lets you play as fan favorite characters such as Darth Vader. While the heroes take time to master, if wielded right they can go on insane killstreaks like the one you see above, even taking down the Rebellion’s biggest hero…
There’s Only One Release Day
— Carly (@FoxyFauna) November 19, 2015
Anticipation was high for Battlefront. After a successful Beta, fans were lining up and, predictably, dressing up for their local midnight releases. Here one fan got in the spirit for Battlefront by dressing up as Rey from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
X-wings vs. The Force? What Result Did You Expect?
Watch this X-wing try and harass the Dark Lord of the Sith. This pilot might have thought he was about to get the glory and take down the Emperor’s right hand guy, but Vader showed him the folly of his ways.
All Your Life Belong To Us
Sorry for all of the battlefront tweets! It's just taken over my life!
— Michael Ryan (@therettes) November 19, 2015
As passionate fans it’s OK to get so wrapped up and immersed in something you love that it takes over your life. Trust us, if there’s anyone who understands it’s everyone here at StarWars.com. The only thing you didn’t need to do? Apologize! Friends that don’t understand the passion evoked by finally getting your hands on an anticipated Star Wars game just might be fighting for the dark side.
What are your thoughts so far about Star Wars Battlefront? What’s your favorite part? OK, time to stop reading already and get back to playing Battlefront — those wars aren’t going to win themselves.
Editor’s Note: The author of this story was a paid consultant on EA’s Star Wars Battlefront during the course of its development.
Anthony Gallegos is a freelance writer who loves Star Wars and video games. He’s written for publications like IGN, GameSpy, 1UP, EGM, and Games for Windows: The Official Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter at @chufmoney.