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Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron review: Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron

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The Good Single-player campaign mode. Strong multiplayer support with up to 16 players online. On-the-fly character customisation. Good control system for an action game on the PSP.

The Bad Campaign mode completable in under four hours.

The Bottom Line There is a lot packed into Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron for its tiny package. The upgraded multiplayer component now supports a huge 16 players and unlike its predecessor there is now a solid story-based Campaign mode.

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There is a lot packed into Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron for its tiny package. The game's upgraded multiplayer component now supports a huge 16 players and unlike its predecessor (Star Wars: Battlefront II), there is now a solid story-based Campaign mode.

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Battle on the sands of Tatooine as any of your favourite Star Wars characters.

The story is set years after the battle of Endor, and while the power of the Galactic Empire has been diminished, not all is safe just yet. A new squadron has been formed by Han Solo and headed by you, Col Serra. Known as the Renegade Squadron, they are a group of pirates, smugglers, and crooks brought together to defend on a potential invasion on Yavin 4.

The Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron campaign focuses mainly on the point capture mode known as Conquest. Conquest mode consists of a certain number of points on the map. The whole idea is to essentially capture as many of those points and hold them over the other team. However, inside the Campaign objectives will be relevant to the evolving story, where in each mission you will follow a series of smaller objectives. As an example, you will need to capture a certain point and hold it for an amount of time, whereas other times you need to plant Detonation Packs or retrieve an object and return it to your ship. Throughout the campaign you will also encounter well known Star Wars characters such as Darth Vader, the Emperor, and bounty hunters like IG-88 and the notorious Boba Fett. While the Campaign mode is a new addition compared to previous Battleground games, it will only take you about four hours to complete.

You are able to instantly customise your character's looks, weapons, power ups, special items, and attributes from each controlled point on the map. Customising your player's equipment is done with a limit of 100 credits. Each weapon, ability, explosive, and attribute level costs a specific amount and you are not able to exceed the credit limit. When picking your gear you need to think carefully about what you are planning to do. If you want to simply mow down your enemies you would pick up the Chain gun as your primary weapon, some thermal detonators, max out your health, and gain the rage power up (which will increase your damage for a short period of time). Changing around your equipment can easily be done at any controlled point. Therefore, if the need arises for a rocket launcher to take out the incoming AT-ST all you need to is go to your control point and open the equipment menu.

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