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21. Re: Star Wars 1313 Details Jun 1, 2012, 13:56 Ecthelion
Verno wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 13:20:
Are they really skeptical for the sake of being so though? There seems to be plenty of precedent in having low expectations. There's what, a handful or so of decent Star Wars games? Not many of them recent entries either. Put that against dozens of bad ones and LucasArts being really inconsistent in how it treats devs over the years.
Back before LucasArts started fucking up with Galaxies and Force Unleashed, SW games were very well received, and it had pretty much the best hit to miss ratio of any gaming franchise based on a movie/TV license. Star Trek, for example, has hardly any good games (the last good one came out a decade ago). SW has at least a dozen good - if not great - games, although most of them aren't recent. X-Wing, TIE Fighter, XWvTIE, XW Alliance, the Rogue Squadron games, KOTOR1 and 2, Dark Forces, Jedi Knight 1-3 were all great, and some of the others are arguably good. Even Galactic Battlegrounds and Empire at War were decent enough. Really, excluding Galaxies, up until the past 5 years (when we got FU1&2, SW Kinect, and KOTOR MMO), most of the major SW games (not including handheld and casual ones) were at least decent. Heck, even some of the Clone Wars games are passable. I'd say SW has a pretty good track record, although it has definitely had more misses than hits lately.

Unfortunately, outside of the excellent Lego SW games, Star Wars really hasn't had any good games in the past 5 years. Force Unleashed could have been great, but it was just mediocre, with a story that would make Jar-Jar cringe and gameplay that would make Ewoks cry.

This game could be the game FU should have been, but only time will tell. After all, FU was a "massive new project" when it was first announced, and look how that one turned out. I'm waiting for the gameplay footage to make any conclusions about it.
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