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« on: April 23, 2005, 11:18:49 PM »

I know I am!

I just read a good write up of the game over here:

http://theforce.net/episode3/story/TFN_Episode_III_Video_Game_Preview_91531.asp

I also liked the preview I read of the game over at Gamespot.

This really sounds like a fun game. I loved the Two Towers and Return of the King games, and this sounds like a similar game to those. Plus it's made by the same people that did the Buffy game and I really liked that one.

It also has 12 minutes of new footage from the movie incorporated into the game.
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2005, 11:41:34 PM »

I think it looks pretty cool. I'm gonna reserve judgement till I see it next month at E3 though.  Little try-before-I-buy.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2005, 12:27:31 AM »

In!  but after I see the movie.  Right now I have that door from Episode 3 taunting me everytime I play Lego Star Wars.....
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2005, 03:17:05 AM »

Me too - I may get it, but not until after the movie... I actually saw the novelization in Best Buy this week - tempting, but I managed to walk out without it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2005, 04:05:23 AM »

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Me too - I may get it, but not until after the movie... I actually saw the novelization in Best Buy this week - tempting, but I managed to walk out without it.

i went ahead and picked up the novel when i saw it on sale somewhere, but i'm not planning to read it until after i've seen the movie...i've done the same thing with the previous two films.  even after knowing the story, the novelizations have still been pretty interesting because they do add a little more background.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2005, 05:18:16 AM »

I'm dying to play this, absolutely dying, but after the movie like everyone else. I'm an unabashed fanboy for The Collective and despite their love of insane jumping puzzles at the worst possible moments in a game, their fighting engine combined with their attention to detail and atmosphere made Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Indy Jones and the Emperor's Tomb flat-out awesome games in my book. Now, combine that fighting engine with Jedi powers and lightsabers and you have a recipe for potentially monumental in-game ass-beatings. The weekend of the movie, I might have to pick this thing up. smile
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2005, 06:00:23 AM »

I'm definitely interested if it gets good reviews but, like most others, I'll be waiting until after the film.  Supposedly even the damn trailers for this one are spoiler fests.
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2005, 03:10:41 PM »

Same here. I'll buy it but after I see the movie.  I've been pretty good about avoiding all spoilers for all 3 movies but when it comes close to release it does get difficult.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2005, 11:43:02 AM »

OXM says it's just like the LOTR games by EA. If that turns out to be true, it's a must ahve for me as those were best movie tie games I've ever played.

But...I'll be getting it after the movie comes out smile.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2005, 07:14:11 PM »

Anyone?

Anything?
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2005, 07:50:56 PM »

I picked it up today at lunch.  Hope to get some game time in tonight.
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2005, 07:51:52 PM »

Cool let us know!!  biggrin
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2005, 09:08:51 PM »

I got it today as well. I'll be firing it up in about an hour or so.
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2005, 09:54:04 PM »

Since this wasn't supported in Republic Commando, I'm interested if 480p widescreen is in this game.  RC supported 480p in 4:3 but only 480i in widescreen.  720p would be even more fantastic but I seriously doubt that.  Anyone who got it know the answer to this?

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2005, 10:04:55 PM »

The back of the Xbox box says HDTV 480p.
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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2005, 10:43:52 PM »

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OXM says it's just like the LOTR games by EA. If that turns out to be true, it's a must ahve for me as those were best movie tie games I've ever played.

But...I'll be getting it after the movie comes out smile.


It is EXACTLY like the LOTR games, which I loved as well.

I just played through the first two levels and I really like it. I love the way the include the real movie footage with the game, just like the LOTR games. The movie footage looks great! smile

The only negative that I can see with the game is that it might be rather short, but if you like games like Return of the King, Two Towers, Golden Axe or heck even Final Fight you will love this game.

It's lots of fun and I've already unlocked 5 Concept Art images and a bonus challenge level. Thats another thing, there are tons of unlockables in this game.
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2005, 11:06:39 PM »

Hetz, how is the game in terms of spoilers?  Two Towers were pretty spoilerific, while the following ROTK was not very much at all.  Would it be better to wait until after Ep3 to pick up the game?

Being the Star Wars mark that I am, I have a feeling I'll have this game by the end of the day anyways frown

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The review folks at IGN-PS2 don't appear to like it at all....
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2005, 11:33:56 PM »

Dimmona- best stear clear.  Saw this posted at Gaming-Age:

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WARNING: If you're planning on seeing the movie, the game includes something like 20 minutes of footage from the movie including the very last shot from the film.
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2005, 12:15:16 AM »

Just played the first two missions, and yes it is identicle to the LOTR 2 Towers and ROTK games.  Even the leveling up at the end of the mission is the same.  And yes, it will layout the movie for you, so, don't play if you don't want to take away the surprise.  

Matters not to, so, play I will.
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2005, 01:24:53 AM »

I also just finished the first two missions...so far it's been fun.

The camera is a little wonky, I was hoping that it would follow behind the character, but it follows a set path depending on where you are.  While you can lock onto enemies, it's a clunky interface and lots of times, there are enemies off screen attacking you.

Light saber combat is cool, not like other games that I have played.   There are a lot of moves at your disposal and the combay is more forgiving than PoP:WW.  For example, you can mash buttons, as long as you hit the right one at the right time, it will transition into that move.  You don't have to hit them so precise.

There are movie clips and spoilers, so don't play if you want to avoid that sort of thing.  

As with all console games, I stink at first, so hopefully I will get the combat down soon.
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2005, 01:49:21 AM »

IN!!

I'm not to concerned about spoilers seeing that the last 2 movies were crap!  :wink:  :cry:
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2005, 03:50:31 AM »

Played a little more and I am enjoying it more.  The first two levels are really not as fun as the ones that are following.  You can tell they are just to get you used to the game.  I stink at combat, but I can rattle off enough moves to take people down.  There are a TON of moves at your desposal and it really showcases how a Jedi can fight.  You are spinning and twirling and cutting crap to pieces.  Another neat thing is a lot of the environment can be cut up too.  Barriers break, pipes on the wall, that sort of thing.  It's a neat addition.  I'm about 2.5 hours in now and cleared about 5 levels.  I think there's 16 total, so I am not worried about time.  I can also see how I would want to go back and find the rest of the stuff that I missed.  Also after I see the movie, I know I will want to go back and fight through the levels again.  From what I can tell though, even if you go back to redo a level, whatever new stuff you found does not count towards your experience to buy skills with.  Unlockables will probably count though.
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2005, 11:15:14 AM »

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Hetz, how is the game in terms of spoilers?  Two Towers were pretty spoilerific, while the following ROTK was not very much at all.  Would it be better to wait until after Ep3 to pick up the game?

Being the Star Wars mark that I am, I have a feeling I'll have this game by the end of the day anyways frown

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The review folks at IGN-PS2 don't appear to like it at all....
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It basicly gives the whole Anakin-Obi Wan storyline away, but it doesn't touch on the fate of Padme or Yoda or things like that.

If you are holding out with no spoilers at all, then skip this game until after the movie.
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2005, 02:55:09 PM »

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The back of the Xbox box says HDTV 480p.


Yes.....but will it do it in 16:9 mode?  That was the exact problem with RC.

- shaggy

P.S.  Anyone have a clue why lucasarts doesn't have a forum for this game but they do for all their other games including Battlefront 2 which won't be released until fall?
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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2005, 04:28:06 PM »

Gamesdomain likes it!

http://gamesdomain.yahoo.com/ps2/star_wars_episode_iii_revenge_of_the_sith/review/114402

8/10

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Pros: Intense, intuitive lightsaber action; Great audio, courtesy of Skywalker Sound; You START the game as a badass; Ep III film footage and extra goodies

Cons: Essentially linear; Occasionally restrictive camera

Never before has the Jedi experience been this visceral and accessible at the same time, and Revenge of the Sith has something for hardcore fans and curious onlookers alike. The Force is strong with this one.
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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2005, 04:51:05 PM »

Cheers to that, you certainly do start as a bad ass!  I can't wait to play some more!!
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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2005, 05:53:22 PM »

Same here!

I am also really digging the Versus mode. It's pretty fun and a nice bonus.
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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2005, 06:18:28 PM »

Can you just duel against the computer Hetz?  Or does it have to be another player?
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« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2005, 06:50:52 PM »

You can duel against the CPU. I played as Count Dooku vs Anakin controlled by the CPU last night. It was quite fun. The arenas are nice as well with breakable objects all over the place.
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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2005, 06:55:22 PM »

Sweet, it will let me practice my saber skills, which are lacking to say the least!!!
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« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2005, 02:57:57 AM »

4.5 from IGN - Are they playing a different game?

Anyone care to hammer their review?
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« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2005, 06:30:14 AM »

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4.5 from IGN - Are they playing a different game?

Anyone care to hammer their review?


All I need to know is that the IGN review is from Ivan Sulic.  He's got no business reviewing games and he's probably IGN's worst reviewer (which says a lot).

Most people seem to think the game is probably closer to 7-8 range with appropriate Star Wars bias adjustment.
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« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2005, 01:16:59 PM »

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4.5 from IGN - Are they playing a different game?

Anyone care to hammer their review?


All I need to know is that the IGN review is from Ivan Sulic.  He's got no business reviewing games and he's probably IGN's worst reviewer (which says a lot).

Most people seem to think the game is probably closer to 7-8 range with appropriate Star Wars bias adjustment.


Not even having played the game I can tell that fool has a serious axe to grind. Yet another worthless IGN review... slywink
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« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2005, 01:39:09 PM »

That 4.5 is an absolute joke...but this comes from the same site that gave RAW and DOA: Volleyball 9+ scores....

IGN's reviews are pretty much a joke now anyway.
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« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2005, 01:58:19 PM »

More proof that IGN is full of shit.

Team Xbox gave it a 7.9

http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox/943/Star-Wars-Episode-III-Revenge-of-the-Sith/p1/
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« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2005, 02:39:52 PM »

Is anyone playing this on the PS2?  I'm curious how it looks.  

When is the movie out? The 18th or something like that?  I may not be able to wait that long, spoilers be damned.
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« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2005, 02:49:07 PM »

Thanks guys - I'm probably "IN!" but I just wanted to hear you guys tear apart the IGN review.

I trust you/CG WAY more than anywhere else!  :wink:
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« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2005, 03:23:03 PM »

From what I played of a friend's copy I'm not very enthused by it, but not 4.5 unenthused about it.  It probably sticks squarely in the 70s though.  I think it sits below EA's Lord of the Rings action games if we're going to compare the two.  I'd say rent this game and not spend the $50 on it for the little I played.

And the movie comes out on the 19th
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« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2005, 03:59:23 PM »

I saw the LOTR games as mid-80's entertainment at best. They were fun hack-and-slashers with pretty graphics, but this has lightsabers and fancy Jedi dance moves. How can that not rock the house? biggrin With all the spoilers on the net now, I'm absolutely dying to see the flick before any more gets ruined for me. The game is high on my list post-film though. smile
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« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2005, 08:43:30 PM »

Any more impressions from those of you who have gotten farther in the game?  I did enjoy both of the LOTR beatemups, so if this is the same thing in a Star Wars universe than it's probably something I would enjoy.

Also, what multiplayer options are there?  Coop?  Live coop?
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