Four years ago, Star Wars fans had a real multiplayer first person shooter game for mobile, and now gaming company Electronic Arts has created another one, Rivals, but it’s utter trash.
In this game, you buy loot boxes to unlock characters so you can go into matches where you engage an enemy behind cover in the style of a corridor shooter without the ability to move around or actually engage in a real objective.
I lasted about five minutes before I promptly exited the app and put my phone down in anger before picking up a laptop and starting this article.
Gameplay from Techzamazing
Ever since Disney gave EA the exclusive reins to make all the Star Wars video games, its just been an utter mess.
Battlefront I was forgivable, besides that Season’s Pass, because it was made in a short time frame and it led to Battlefront II, but beyond that, well, trash. Even BFII had its launch issues with the loot box scandal but they thankfully quickly fixed that.
But we’ve reached a point now where a majority of the Star Wars gamer’s, and the gaming community at large, have given up hope on EA and are just asking for an HD remake of Battlefront II from 2005.
Rivals had a soft launch last year and was tested in Australia, with advertising for the game picking up in the last week.
I don’t understand how a company so large and with some really decent talent can mess it up so horribly.
Who in the world wants a game where you can’t even move around the map and you have to stay and one place while shooting people with game mechanics made for a young child, not to mention buying loot crates.
It’s time, Disney. The movies are great, well, depending on who you are, but its time to open up the gaming rights for anyone.
Let capitalism win out: whoever makes the best Star Wars games will make the most money.
Image of Rivals from Touch Arcade.