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Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron - PlayStation Portable

by LucasArts Entertainment
Sony PSP
 Teen
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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  • Platform:   Sony PSP
  • ESRB Rating: Teen Teen
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system is the previously untold story of a ragtag ensemble of battle-hardened rogues and scoundrels assembled by Han Solo. Gathered to execute some of the most secretive operations in the Rebel Alliance's war against the Galactic Empire the Renegade Squadron participates in battles spanning the galaxy. From the Valley of the Sith on Korriban to a dogfight in space through the remains of Alderaan Solo directs the team on missions of sabotage rescue and retrieval.For the first time on the PSP system Star Wars Battlefront players can team up or pete online with friends all over the world.In Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron robust customization options replace the class system seen in previous Star Wars Battlefront titles allowing for millions of possible unique batants. With weapons equipment and abilities that players select themselves no two allies will likely ever look or perform exactly the same.Format: SONY PSP Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE (VG) Age: 023272331399 UPC: 023272331399 Manufacturer No: 33139

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3.0 out of 5 stars ok Dec 22 2011
By Shed
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
didn't really like this game. animation not that great, storyline repetative. just a shoot 'em up over different scenario's. i don't understand how this game is rated so highly.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  43 reviews
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Battlefront 2.5, now with more Han Solo Oct. 14 2007
By Jon Folkers - Published on Amazon.com
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As this game's lengthy title suggests, Renegade Squadron is just the latest in a long-running line of Battlefront games, which in turn owe a lot to the Battlefield WWII games. It's all about running around a virtual battlefield with different soldiers and their vehicles -- and is about as close to playing with Star Wars toys as you'll get in a video game, even more so than the Lego games. Claims that this is exclusive to the PSP are technically true, but remember that the same kind of game is available elsewhere on the PS2, XBOX, Windows, and Macintosh, in arguably better form (Star Wars Battlefront II).

The PSP already has a similar game to this, in the form of Star Wars Battlefront II (2005). That well-intentioned port pushed the PSP farther than it could go, with clunky controls, slow framerates, and local-only multiplayer, which was the kiss of death for a game primarily designed for online play. It still sold well and can be found cheaply, but Renegade renders it irrelevant. In single-player mode, Renegade Squadron is one of the first game to use the full 333 MHz of the PSP's clockspeed. In multiplayer mode, it drops to the usual 222 MHz to conserve power, but because of a few smart design choices, raw power isn't absolutely needed for a great experience.

What's new here? The biggest change is in the controls, which are greatly improved over the PSP version of Star Wars Battlefront II. When you're on the ground, you can holding down the R button to lock your sights on an enemy, letting you circle around him without losing your aim. While you're flying around in space (in X-Wing and TIE Fighters, as well as the Millenium Falcon), you can autoselect a target with one button, and pressing another will enable an autopilot to point you in the right direction. Since the autopilot follows lines of sight only, you'll still need to use your brain to maneuver the 3D objects in the space scenes. These changes are well-suited to the handheld, and while they make things easier, the tactical challenges are still present. I'd rather fight against my onscreen enemies than the controls of a game!

The other main difference between Renegade Squadron and the previous iteration on PSP is the inclusion of Infrastructure multiplayer. In other words, you can play on the internet with strangers, using a Gamespy-powered server explorer, much like the console and computer versions of the game. I didn't notice any significant lag when playing online, and there were plenty of opponents.

Other nice touches: the short (took me about 3 hours) campaign story is typical Star Wars, interwoven with events and characters from the films. You rescue Ackbar, you fake out the Emperor, and there's a lot of Han Solo fan service such as "Greedo shot first" in-jokes. Like most SW stories, it doesn't take many risks, except for the scene where you infiltrate the Emperor's home and smash up his holy relics, Taliban style. It's told with beautifully painted panels, which are partially animated (more than a pop-up book, less than a cartoon). Voiceovers and sound effects are of typically high LucasArts quality. Character customization is simple yet richly integrated into gameplay, forcing you to to choose the balance of health, firepower, speed, and other attributes based upon the needs of each mission.

If you've enjoyed other versions of Star Wars Battlefront, is this worth getting? In my opinion, the fixed controls and fully developed multiplayer makes this the best portable version of this kind of game yet. It can't compete with PC and console versions (with higher resolutions, better controls, and more robust online play with voice and keyboard support), but it's easily the best Star Wars game to come along since SWBF2. It's a great little game and if you're a Star Wars fan with a PSP, you should have it already. If you don't yet have a PSP, there's a white, slim PSP with a Darth Vader silkscreen packed in with this game, too!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Game May 1 2008
By J. D. Auxier - Published on Amazon.com
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A solid game, no doubt. Even if you're not a star wars fan (but even better if you are) it's a spectacular game. The story mode may be rather easy, but the online play is amazing. It gets up to 16 player shoot em up action. The customiztion of your soldier and weapons is a nice touch. There are dozens and dozens of combinations. Once again, a true star wars game that offers hours of entertainment. BUY this for the online play.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of BattleFront's Best Game June 25 2010
By Cousin Vinny - Published on Amazon.com
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I love this game. It's basically the 3rd Battlefront in the series, but its a knock out hit. You can play as the heroes from star wars and you go through a great story mode. Never gets old you can play online against friends or you can play a mini game called Conquest. Which allows you to play the game as a strategy game where you choose between the Jedi's or Sith's. I cannot stress enough this game never gets old plenty of things to unlock.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good gameplay, ok graphics Aug. 26 2009
By A. Rosedale - Published on Amazon.com
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
overall, great game. the alternate story depicted is interesting, and unlike any other star wars video game saga. however, being a psp game, there is no independent camera movement, so where you run is where you look, unless you lock the camera. the target lock is nice, but frustrating to have to use if you are a headshot kind of player. graphics are good, but i have seen better. overall, i would recommend this game for any level of gamer.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome game!! July 9 2009
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
this is my 12 game and it isnt as good as battle front 2 and this game is for more hardcore players
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