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Elite Squadron isn't without its flaws but it's the best Star Wars game available on the DS.
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IGN (Nov 09, 2009)
As a first step on the DS, Elite Squadron isn't a bad attempt for LucasArts. The single player story is pretty good, and the action is somewhat engaging, if a bit light on replayability. The multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired though, because it's way too easy and simplistic. However, if N-Space and LucasArts expands on the single player and drops a larger multiplayer mode in, this could be an awesome series for DS owners.
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Game Informer Magazine (Nov 03, 2009)
Elite Squadron’s big problem is its controls. The game has a couple control schemes, but I couldn’t find one that didn’t feel both clunky and inaccurate. Moving your character through battle is as trouble-free as sending the Millennium Falcon into hyperspace. Even the Jedi hero characters – which should be awesome – are frustrating to play with because melee combat is as slow and choppy as Comcast’s cable signal. I know Star Wars fans usually eat these games up, but maybe it’s time to rebel against this Empire. We deserve better than this.
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Vandal Online (Nov 12, 2009)
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron en sus dos versiones portátiles peca de una linealidad demasiado marcada en su desarrollo, y aunque proporciona dosis de acción continuada al tener que encarar hordas de enemigos, y contar con una historia paralela y bien encajada en lo que es el desarrollo del universo Star Wars, no es suficiente para dotar al título de la suficiente fuerza para convertirlo en un juego de culto. Además, las misiones son demasiado repetitivas, teniendo que realizar prácticamente las mismas cosas una y otra vez, lo cual no da pie a darle un buen repaso al juego en búsqueda de nuevos coleccionables. No obstante, los adictos a Star Wars encontrarán una gran historia destinada a complementar toda la trama de la lucha entre el imperio y los rebeldes.
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GamingXP (Dec 02, 2009)
Ein wenig Spaß macht das Spiel auf jeden Fall auch als Einzelspieler. Um jedoch alles aus dem Titel herauszubekommen sollten sich mehrere finden, die „Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron“ auch besitzen.
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Gamervision (Dec 01, 2009)
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is certainly a victim of its platform’s shortcomings, but it’s also not a very good game to begin with. There’s a multiplayer aspect, allowing up to four players to battle head to head, but it’s so shallow and unenjoyable, it’s not worth bothering with, and barely worth mentioning. Without that, all we’re left with is a sub-par action game with land visuals and zero challenge. It does manage to tell a decent story, and the game is so easy, anyone who wants to see it unfold can do so with little to no difficulty, but for gamers looking for their Star Wars action fix, this isn't the game you're looking for.
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Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 09, 2009)
Star Wars Battlefront : Elite Squadron copie/colle la formule des opus PS2 sur Nintendo DS. Dommage que la jouabilité ne suive pas toujours et qu'on se retrouve rapidement devant un jeu d'action moyennement inspiré dans ses missions et son gameplay. Pourtant, quelques bonnes idées et les modes multi l'empêcheront de sombrer dans l'oubli même si on est loin de retrouver la maestria des gigantesques batailles de ses prédécesseurs et la jouissance associée.
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4Players.de (Nov 13, 2009)
Nicht zuletzt dürfen Einzelgänger in der Galaktischen Eroberung zumindest einen kleinen strategischen Krieg führen, der DS-Klonen leider vorbehalten wird. Die beballern sich lediglich zu viert in lokalen Matches, erleben eine spannungsarme Schlauch-Kampagne und ärgern sich darüber, dass die eigentlich gute Geschichte noch mehr als auf PSP von absolut grottenschlechten Dialogen kaputt gequatscht wird.
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Worth Playing (Apr 08, 2010)
Is Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron on the DS worth buying? Probably not, unless you're a ridiculously hardcore Star Wars fan. Aside from a quick rental, it's not worth it to pick up this title. Once you're done with the story, I can't imagine any reason to return to it, and although it's far more entertaining when played in short bursts, there's a legion of quality titles on the DS that are made exactly with that in mind. If you get a chance to play the game, you probably won't hate it, but it's not really up to snuff when compared to other games in the Battlefront series.
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Nintendo-Online.de (Nov 21, 2009)
Das kürzlich veröffentlichte „Republic Heroes“ war im Gameplay eine Niete, konnte dafür aber mit einer protzigen Grafik aufwarten. Das neue „Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron“ kann hingegen in keiner Sparte so richtig überzeugen. Die Missionen sind trotz der kurzen Spieldauer belanglos und monoton, während die Flugmissionen viel zu einfach und repetitiv ausgefallen sind. Wer demnach auf der Suche nach einem „Star Wars“-Spiel ist, sollte auf jeden Fall zu „Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes“ greifen.
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Multiplayer.it (Jan 06, 2010)
Star Wars Battlefront: Lo Squadrone Speciale non ha niente a che vedere con la serie Battlefront che ben conosciamo, tanto che l'unica modalità multiplayer presente è in locale ed è confinata a scenari molto ristretti. Su Nintendo DS, il gioco si presenta come un action game con visuale dall'alto davvero semplice e povero di idee, il cui unico elemento di interesse è rappresentato dalle quattro classi che modificano l'equipaggiamento del nostro personaggio ma che purtroppo non possono cambiare il sistema di combattimento, davvero limitato e semplicistico. Gli scontri con i boss e le sezioni alternative non migliorano la situazione, anzi queste ultime aggiungono solo voci alla lista dei difetti del nuovo prodotto LucasArts, che a parte le belle illustrazioni e le musiche originali (ma in bassa qualità) ha davvero poco da offrire a un'utenza che non sia giovanissima o comunque poco esigente.
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It's a shame a series that offers as much as Battlefront does has sullied its name with a subpar release like this on a system that can't handle what the Battlefront games are all about. It seems unnecessary to tack the Battlefront tag on when this could have been developed as its own stand alone game where the developers were free to build it without restrictions to make it a Battlefront doppelganger. As it is, Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is a big disappointment that only the biggest of Star Wars fans should consider trying. While that's the normal caveat for a licensed title, it's a stretch here. In reality, don't waste your time.
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GameSpot (Nov 16, 2009)
As a multiplayer game, Elite Squadron on the DS is a major disappointment. Diehard Star Wars fans who don't have access to a PSP may be willing to overlook the simplicity of the action just to experience the story and the sense of atmosphere of the single-player campaign, but this game has disappointingly little to offer anyone else.
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AusGamers (Nov 19, 2009)
They gave it a red-hot go, but all this game really has going for it is its license — and it's not enough.
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WiiDSFrance (Nov 22, 2009)
STAR WARS Battlefront : Elite Squadron est une déception. Partant pourtant sur d'excellentes idées, ces dernières n'auront pas su être correctement exploitées avec les possibilités offertes par la DS. Ce jeu pourra quand même convaincre un certain nombre de fans qui attendaient un autre STAR WARS sur DS, mais la durée de vie très faible (3h à 4h de jeu) est vraiment trop insuffisante pour son prix. Ceux qui n'ont jamais vu les STAR WARS (bouh ! la honte !) ou qui n'ont encore jamais joués à un des jeux de la saga, passez votre chemin.