For a while, EA had a bad reputation for expensive games filled with endless microtransactions. And came Star Wars: Squadrons, an inexpensive space combat game with zero microtransactions. If you buy the PC version, you will even get the VR included; no additional purchase necessary. What could be better? A 40% discount bringing the price of an already reasonable $ 40 to $ 23.99.
Star Wars: Squadrons because the uninitiated puts you in control on the side of the New Republic and on the imperial side of the battle. It begins shortly after the destruction of the planet Alderaan in A new hope, but skip to the events that occur after Return of the Jedi. You will take turns piloting ships on both sides, from Tie Fighters to X-Wings, A-wings and Tie bombers.
The game has a single player campaign, but the online player mode is the bulk of the game. There you can participate in standard dog fights or even participate in fleet battles. In this mode, you will try to push back the enemy and then destroy a carrier ship. But naturally, the opposing side will try to stop you and push you back so that they can achieve the same goal.
If you buy it on Steam or PlayStation, you even get some VR modes included with the game. This isn’t always a given, especially with PC games. And best of all, VR isn’t a last-minute feature that doesn’t add anything to the game; the whole game plays well in VR. Some people argue that it gives you an advantage. Of course, you can also play with the keyboard, controller or joysticks.
Overall, it’s a solid $ 40 game, and you don’t have to spend more on microtransactions to compete online. They just don’t exist. Even the latest update is free for all players. So at 40% off there is no reason not to buy it.