Saturday, January 14, 2017

Review #368: Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

 Revenge of the mediocre licensed movie tie-in videogame.
 Revenge of the Sith the videogame looks really cool, but it really isn't. Watch gameplay footage of the game and you'll be misled thanks to its pretty graphics, smooth animations and fantastic looking combat, because it looks really good, but looks can be deceiving.

 This is a 3D beat'em up/action game that follows the movie of the same name... or rather, it only follows the actiony sequences from the movie, and only those, so if you haven't seen the movie you might get lost and will definitely not be seeing the whole picture, pun intended. You'll play as both Anakin and Obi-Wan, but finishing story missions will unlock bonus missions in which you can play as Yoda, Grievious and a few others. There're also a few co-op endurance-like missions and a surprisingly fun 1 on 1 fighting mode.
 Square and Triangle are your basic attacks, and they can be strung together for various combos, circle is a power blow, while the shoulder buttons are relegated to Force powers(Push, Saber Throw, Jedi mind trick/Sith Lightning) as well as locking onto enemies. Controls are simple, and the combat, while lacking oomph, is fun enough... for the first couple of missions, eventually devolving into a repetitive drag. The game gets boring and repetitive way too soon, and it's a shame because the game is rather short as well!

 I noticed that the game tried really hard to have cool moments, but they aren't very exciting. There're a few turret sections that are downright boring. It doesn't help that the rest of the game consists of mowing down the same few enemy types over and over and over and over again. On the flip-side, Jedi/Sith boss battles are actually rather fun, and this carries over to the game's bonus VS mode. Battling CPUs and Playrers in one on one combat is more fun than it deserves to be!
 And that's Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith: You average, every-day licensed movie tie-in game. It does nothing unique, it's nothing special and you're probably better off playing other Star Wars games, preferably those not directly based off a movie.
 5.0 out of 10

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