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Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron review

PSP haters and Star Trek fans may now shut the hell up

For

  • Fantastic single- and multiplayer
  • Issues addressed
  • great new modes
  • Great use of Star Wars license

Against

  • Fighting in closed quarters
  • Not playing living opponents
  • Using a GameSpy account?

We've railed on the PSP's analog nub plenty, many a time expressing our disappointment with the portable's numerous attempts at pulling off a decent shooter. Well, the PSP and LucasArts have just delivered a resounding "Shut yo' mouth" pimp slap across our flapping gums with their fairly phenomenal shooter, Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron.

The lock-on implementation via the right shoulder button works fantastically with the ground controls,for the most part. And the multi-functionality of the L trigger allows playersto jump by tapping, run by holding, and a double tab will activate a jet pack. Don't want a jet pack? No problem. The new credit system allows you to customize any character exactly to your liking, whenever you please. The guns, attributes and abilities are ascribed a point value, and you may configure them in any manner of your choosing as long as you stay within the 100 point credit limit.

More Info

GenreShooter
DescriptionWith Battlefront III nowhere in sight, this portable version will have to do for now. Still, you can battle with up to 16 people online, and there will be lots of customization options.
Franchise nameStar Wars
UK franchise nameStar Wars
PlatformPSP
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating
Available platforms:PSP
Genre:Shooter

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