STAR WARS: SQUADRONS is EA's latest entry into Star Wars. The main draw is the natively-supported VR where you play in cross-play matches of 5v5 in X-Wings, TIE Fighters, and a variety of other ships from the series.
Featuring a 6-hour forgettable single-player storyline written by snaggle-toothed pedophile and IGN Editor Mitch Dyer, the main draw of the game is by far and away the multiplayer modes. The first mode is "Dogfight," a simple 5v5 fight to the death. The second mode is Fleet Battle, a sort of MOBA with ships where you have to progressively destroy more of the enemy's larger vessels until taking down their capital ship.
The game is actually really fun, and flying in an A-Wing or X-Wing in VR is a fucking fantastic experience. You will have a gorgeous view of the space battle happening around you and it is a totally immersive experience. You also get to experience the crushingly poor design of the TIE Fighter's cockpit, where you are given zero situational awareness or peripheral vision due to the forward-facing nature of the cockpit window.
Positives of the game:
- This is X-Wing vs TIE Fighter in VR. The game uses Battlefront 2's FROSTBITE Engine, so it looks absolutely stunning. Climbing into the cockpit of an X-Wing is a childhood dream for many manchildren, and this game delivers that experience perfectly.
- The game modes are just fun. You can't really get a better space dogfighting experience right now in any other game.
- You can put male heads on female bodies in a stunning display of inclusivity. Naturally this means every pro gamer has chosen the biggest, blackest man and put him on a tiny white girl body for maximum absurdity. The true STAR WARS experience.
The game isn't without it's problems, however:
- There appears to be a massive lack of HOTAS support, with some people reporting hard-coded 20% deadzones on popular flight sticks. EA has promised to fix this.
- Optimization on PC is lacking, with FPS seemingly random depending on your system.
- Certain VR headsets have been reporting endless jittery stuttering, notably the Valve Index
- There also appears to be a significant built-in retard's aim-assist for people playing on consoles using gamepads, which can really damage the competitive feeling of the game. Luckily you can disable cross-play so you don't have to dirty your experience knowing disgusting, sub-human console proles are in your match.
- The game has no regional play, and the servers are most likely in the USA. What this means is that if you are in say, Europe, Asia, or Oceania, your pings are going to be pretty bad and you will feel it in some matches.