Its hardpoints are weaker but it has more hardpoints, more shield = longer for capital ships to kill. Yes EaW is almost as non-canon as SWBF2...well, actually no. not that much. But Military Grade Warship > Civillian Liner, not the other way around as in EaW.
Yes "improved weaponary"....somehow its not convincing. Only the proton beam defines it from a normal ISD.
The first sentecnce yes, the second no. (anyhow, off topic)
Except for Vader in space. GOD HE'S ANNOYING. i had 4 Xwing squads, 2 Y-Wing Squads, 2 Corellian Corvetts on him and he kept running around in circles, and it took forever to kill him.
Lol, mbe the Empire should clone him, and deploy entire fleets of him!
well he was one one of the best pilots, he was like the only human to win the boonta eve,but to clone him would be impossible because there is nothing left of him
Vader is Vader. Dark Side make him stronger!!! Nothing left of him? You sure? I don't think so. However i don't know if he could be cloned as he hasn't born as a normal man but from the force herself.However no one can say because, as Palpatine says in Revenge of the Sith, there is a way to came to life again.