The original Star Wars Battlefront II from 2005 holds a special place in the memory of Star Wars fans and gamers alike. The newest bearer of the title hopes to recapture some of the past glory and improve on the shortcomings of 2014’s Star Wars Battlefront reboot. But, an uproar over this first-person shooter’s included microtransactions tanked its reputation at launch, allegedly inspiring a massive number of pre-order cancellations. EA quickly reversed course and temporarily eliminated all microtransactions in the game on the eve of its release, but it appears likely the system will return in some form. The entire controversy is a shame since this PC game has top-notch environments, multiplayer modes, and mechanics.