Star Wars: Squadrons

Flogger23m

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Star Wars: Squadrons– Free Content Update Trailer

B-Wing!


Flies like a brick, but can shoot a huge barrage from a decent range. Did surprisingly well in it in the dogfight mode. Thought it would be useless but was wrong. Problem is you can't get too close to space wreckage otherwise that long bottom wing gets caught onto things.
 

Jumpem

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My son is playing this currently. Can he keep playing single player after the campaign to earn ship upgrades?
 

Kirika

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VKB Gladiator NXT works pretty well. May need a separate throttle since using the one on the stick is a bit awkward and you don't quite have enough buttons for everything.

I have not finished the campaign so not sure if you earn all the upgrades via campaign single player or you have to play multi for upgrades.
 

Mchart

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This game is in sale for $24 for all platforms. Worth the price?
Only $14 on Epic. It's OK, I personally am skipping it until something else comes out that has me subscribing to Origin Premier again.
 

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Only $14 on Epic. It's OK, I personally am skipping it until something else comes out that has me subscribing to Origin Premier again.

Wow, that's a good deal. If you buy from the Microsoft store, can you play on XBOX and PC?
 

Flogger23m

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Its okay. I've warmed up a bit more to it in multiplayer. Haven't tried the campaign. At $14 it is a good buy.
 

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I also picked it for $14 on Epic few days after getting our Reverb G2 and its pretty cool. I started playing Half Life Alyx a couple days before, and its not quite as captivating but definitely worth $14 lol
 

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Nice to know weeks after launch they haven't figured out how to make a targetting system. I can't see what is so hard about it, there are what, 4 enemy players on a map at a given time? 4 possible targets? Why is it so hard for the game to detect something right in front of you?

Ace Combat games have been getting it right for decades, and they can have dozens of targets within range at the same time yet manage to make locking sensible. Point nose, click lock button, prioritize targets closest to nose direction and range. You can cycle through a dozen in 6 seconds. This game you'll mash away at the lock button and the game fails to lock a single lockable target within a few miles for 5-10 clicks.

Pathetic, shit tier game.

Press 5 and you can choose what type of target you want to lock from either side and then cycle those. Can you can also bind a button to lock whatever you are pointing at. It's not that hard.
 

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This is the best multiplayer game in my roster. Well worth $40 let alone whatever it goes for now.
 

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Bump for a freaking incredible game! Can’t get enough of Fleet Battles. Once you master ALL of your ships abilities the gameplay is very immersive and deep. Shields front, shields to rear, power to engines, overcharge shields, boost, drift, ion loadouts for capital ship shields, proton loadouts for hull damage, farming AI for morale, transfering all power to lasers, this is an almost pornographic amount of Star Wars. I hope to god they develop this further or make another. Love it!
 

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Bump for a freaking incredible game! Can’t get enough of Fleet Battles. Once you master ALL of your ships abilities the gameplay is very immersive and deep. Shields front, shields to rear, power to engines, overcharge shields, boost, drift, ion loadouts for capital ship shields, proton loadouts for hull damage, farming AI for morale, transfering all power to lasers, this is an almost pornographic amount of Star Wars. I hope to god they develop this further or make another. Love it!

this is more sim versus arcade?...player base seems to be dropping dramatically every month on PC...

https://steamcharts.com/app/1222730
 

Mchart

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It’s arcade. I personally didn’t find it very interesting. War thunder is far more interesting to me IMO.

I wouldn’t trust steam charts for player count since the game could be played via Xbox game pass PC and EA Play.
 
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GoldenTiger

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It’s arcade. I personally didn’t find it very interesting. War thunder is far more interesting to me IMO.

I wouldn’t trust steam charts for player count since the game could be played via Xbox game pass PC and EA Play.
Not to mention origin as well as epic game store.
 

Aireoth

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Most people still use steam, so it is likely a fair indicator of overall player trend and count, maybe 1/3rd of people using other platforms combined.
 

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The player count is higher than Steam shows but it's still dropped a bit. It's solid, if anything they should have aimed higher with it then they did for content. People love it and it's got dedicated groups. It's arcadey enough to work.
 
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