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2007/01/09

Star Wars Episode III (Video Game) for PS2

Here is a review of two video games I posted to the forum on dogbyteonline.com.

For Christmas I got some new games for the PS2; Star Wars Episode III and Star Wars Starfighter. The first came out same time as the movie in 2005, the second one is older and came out in 2001. I love them both!

Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

The action in this game centers on the best type of action within the Star Wars genre. It's Lightsaber-iffic! This game mirrors the action and story within the movie, allowing you to alternatively play either Obi-Wan Kenobi or Anakin Skywalker through certain levels. The path our heroes take in the movies are extended quite a bit to add lots more action and take them in different directions. It takes three levels just to get to the battle with Count Dooku. There is an experience type system that allows you to upgrade each warrior's combat or force abilities after each level. You can replay each level increasing your experience and finding secrets you didn't find the first time. Even more exciting is a 'Mortal Kombat' type player-vs.-player system that allows you to play all you want against the system or another player in three rounds of combat. I played good Anakin Skywalker versus evil Anakin Skywalker, and the two talked smack back and forth for the whole battle. Is that what passes for Lightsaber skills these days?

Star Wars Starfighter

The second-best type of action in the Star Wars genre would of course be the space battles. This one focuses on side characters not appearing in the films starting around the time of Episode I. You begin as a Naboo fighter pilot and you are drawn into the conflict between Naboo and the Trade Federation. The combat is smooth and fun and easy to pick up quickly. You eventually get to try your hand at three different styles of fighter, but the basics are the same for each. You eventually get caught up with smugglers and ruffians and so forth, but it all boils down to dogfighting.

Two great games. Either of them have PC demo versions I believe, so check them out as soon as you have some time. {Correction: Only the Starfighter game has a PC demo. My mistake.}

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