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GF Rating
5.1

2090 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Ok - But NOT!!!

posted by JDigitty (BLYTHE, CA) Apr 18, 2009

Member since Feb 2009

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is not that good. It's too redundant and the gameplay lags. The only thing that saves this game are the graphics.

I kept waiting for the moment when I got to go "buck-wild" on some Siths, but this never happened :P

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Stinks

posted by gibberww (Greeley, CO) Jan 19, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Playing this game is ridiculous trying to incorporate the special moves is almost impossible. I would just like to start plying not spend time training or doing tutorials.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Controls are Terrible, Arcade-Style

posted by 5UM1R3 (BETHALTO, IL) Dec 10, 2008

Member since Aug 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It may be a misconception on my part, but I had believed that the benefit of the wii controller was that it allowed your actions to translate directly into movement on the screen. Explain to me, then, why I am waving it "up, down, up, down" to perform a combo in a lightsaber fighter designed specifically for the wii. This wasn't cross platform, so there was no reason for it to include the mechanics for traditional controls - the developers just weren't up for actually designing a game where the player gets to wield a lightsaber.

So, if you hadn't guessed, I'm not a fan of the control scheme. In fact, I would say that it was utterly unintuitive and directly in conflict with the technology at use. For that alone, I would have rated the game poorly. Unfortunately, it doesn't really do much in the way of graphics or sound - and the voice acting is terrible. I hadn't realized that Obi Won Kenobi was related to Elizabeth Taylor. I don't mind, I just don't remember him saying "daahling" quite so much as he does in the game.

Level design is bad, with clutter around that breaks if it's hit but has no other real purpose that I was able to determine. Every fight seems to have three settings with very bad linkage (a cut scene so bad I felt embarrassed for the animators). Block is accomplished using a button - on the wii remote! All of the actions have to be initiated with a flick to be fast enough to keep up with the computer; any attempt to get crazy with your wii remote results in broken combo chains because it wants you to act like you're playing an arcade game, not being a jedi. Motion recognition is still pretty bad, and the combos are a bit ridiculous to accomplish as they require all movements to be from the center of the screen.

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