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Lightsaber combat = seven forms?

So, when they say that in this new Battlefront the lightsaber combat is different, what if it means you can changes between the seven known forms. It would make your hero fight differently and it could be that different forms would counter each other. It would also be cool if you could combine the forms to make it look more of your own style. For example, you have defensive combat and you have a acrobatic combat (lot of jumping around) combined, It would make so there are many variations and make it so much more fun. What do you guys think?

Here are all of the seven known forms:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Form_I
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Form_II
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Form_III
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Form_IV
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Form_V
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Form_VI
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Form_VII

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  • Agherosh
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    I doubt they'd let you change fightstyles for heroes, each one has its own.
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  • that's just too much for a battlefront game...
  • Alvonator
    2510 posts Member
    Too complicated and unnecessary IMO.
  • How about one form that works?
  • How about one form that works?

    There is: R2 mash! R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 WIN!
  • Laser921
    2144 posts Member
    edited May 2017
    Bring me juyo and ill be happy...but for the game type I think it'd be too complicated
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  • DarthJ
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    Agherosh wrote: »
    I doubt they'd let you change fightstyles for heroes, each one has its own.

    This. Why would I change Obi-Wan to Vaapad for example?!
  • I mean, different saber heroes could have their own advantages over others (like Dooku could be better at dueling against Obi Wan, since Form II Makashi is all about breaking open the defensive Form III Sorceru). Maybe slight stat changes or specific combos that have effects for different heroes (like Dooku could have more guard opening options with good stamina management than other heroes, while Anakin has strong counter attacks, Yoda is a burst fighter with great speed that can't be sustained for too long, Obi Wan has a really strong defense, etc).

    Form switching would be asking for a bit too much for a Battlefront title, since it isn't all saber combat; while it's a major feature, it isn't the main one. If they make something like a Jedi Academy 2018 or the like, then I can see that. Not that what your saying is a bad idea (like Sidious mastered all 7 forms, so he can easily switch between them) but it's just too much to ask for.
    We need a Tier System for the Heroes. It would justify the "op-ness" of Vader over Han and Chewbacca. It would cost much more to unlock Vader, and would require you to save a lot more than for other heroes and vehicles, but it would be rewarding in the end...

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  • ROMG4
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    How about one form that works?

    There is: R2 mash! R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 WIN!

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  • DoctachCJ
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    Sounds like a cool idea ! However, I think it's just a bit too deep for a game like Battlefront. Maybe if they ever get around to a kotor game or something!
  • Alex64
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    What???
  • Don't count on it being SEVEN if anything. I think they were just saying it's not going to be freezy trash saber gameplay. It would be simpler to add 3.

    (Light,Medium,Heavy attack) Which you could change with a button, similar to Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.

    Each of these could direct different damage, Light;little damage, but quicker action, Medium; moderate damage and attack speed, Heavy; slow hits, dealing a lot of damage.
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  • I dont think we'll see the combat form in a certain way but that's how i think it can be added:
    Since Anakin, ObiWan, Dooku, etc, use different form, they all could have different characteristics and animations that fit their style, example:
    Kenobi uses form III soresu, a form based on defense, he could have unlimited block time, because defense is his speciality. But to balance that, his main attack (R2 on ps4) could be 50% slower. The only way to break his defense is by using heavy attack or the force.

    Another example, Dooku. Dooku's form II makashi, is a style that only requires one hand wielding the lightsaber. His curved -hilt saber makes it easier to move, so his main attack could be 25% faster. But he would have really poor defense, making him a prey for Obi-Wan, but a beast against Anakin. He could also use the force while blocking with the hand that is not on saber, but Anakin could not because both his hand are holding his weapon while blocking (i may be wrong but i remember him using both hands)

    So every duel would be different depending on who you are playing against and depending on the abilities you choose for your Jedi/sith (it is confirmed hero will be customizable)
  • Agherosh
    1092 posts Member
    I dont think we'll see the combat form in a certain way but that's how i think it can be added:
    Since Anakin, ObiWan, Dooku, etc, use different form, they all could have different characteristics and animations that fit their style, example:
    Kenobi uses form III soresu, a form based on defense, he could have unlimited block time, because defense is his speciality. But to balance that, his main attack (R2 on ps4) could be 50% slower. The only way to break his defense is by using heavy attack or the force.

    Another example, Dooku. Dooku's form II makashi, is a style that only requires one hand wielding the lightsaber. His curved -hilt saber makes it easier to move, so his main attack could be 25% faster. But he would have really poor defense, making him a prey for Obi-Wan, but a beast against Anakin. He could also use the force while blocking with the hand that is not on saber, but Anakin could not because both his hand are holding his weapon while blocking (i may be wrong but i remember him using both hands)

    So every duel would be different depending on who you are playing against and depending on the abilities you choose for your Jedi/sith (it is confirmed hero will be customizable)

    I like.
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