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Star Wars Episode 3 is an action game for the Playstation 2 developed by Lucasarts.
The story takes place during the third Star Wars prequel movie. The story follow Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalkers path to the darkside, the game actually doesn't go to in depth but will still do enough to spoil the movie for you as all the key battles are recreated here.
The action is some of the best lightsaber combat ever in a game, even better than the new Force Unleashed game. You can control either Anakin or Obi Wan depending on the level you are doing. The lightsaber is a really diverse and awesome weapon to use and you will feel like one of the Jedi heroes themselves as you slay countless Super Battle Droids and Magnaguards! Force powers are also thrown into the mix and range from the good old Force push to Lightning and even heal to top up your hit points should you take to much damage.
The other element the game has is the epic lightsaber duels which are the game bosses, these range from the confrontation with Count Dooku on Grevous ship, Anakins fate deciding fight with Mace Windu in the Senate and the truly epic final battle with Obi Wan on the lava planet. These are the most exciting moments of the game and really get your heart pumping as you fight against really skilled Jedi opponents.
In addition to the single player there is a two player duelling mode with a variety of characters and levels including classic characters such as Darth Vader and Old Ben Kenobi. Also included are a couple of co op levels for you and a friend to play together and even a short sequence which puts you in control of Jedi Master Yoda!
The graphics are excellent for the Playstation 2, it recreates the characters and locations from the movie in great detail and the hum of your lightsaber is excellent.
Being a huge fan of anything Star Wars probably made see past a few of the games flaws, such as its repetitive nature and extremely short story mode, but for me this game is one of the best Star Wars game ever!
This Star Wars game created a lot of controversy when it first came out May 5, 2005. Just weeks before the actually movie was released (May 19, 2005), Lucas Arts released the official Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith video game. Was the game released too early or is it the best Star Wars game ever made? Looking back it was definitely too early because the adventure is way too short for it's own good.
If you are one of these morons that hasn't seen the movie yet (I still think it is the best movie of 2005 by the way) and you're just not very Star Wars suave here is what's going on: A fictional galaxy far far away is at war. The Trade Federation's robot army is on a rampage and they are still trying to conquer peaceful planets they can. The Republics Alliance clone army was created to stop the threat plus the highly skilled warriors of the Jedi order are fighting along with them. The game begins when Jedi's Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi set out to find the captured Chancellor Palpatine aboard a giant Trade Federation star cruiser. Unfortunately for the Jedi order itself there is much more sinister plot to worry about then the actual war.
If you haven't seen the movie yet the game is filled with actually clips from the film and the game even has bonus scenes (like when Count Dooku says; 'Just because there are two of you don't assume you have the advantage.'). Lucas Arts has a lot of guts to release a video game that is filled with tons of spoilers and movie clips of one of the most highly anticipated films of all time. I guess the logic behind that is most Star Wars already know the story so why not show it in a game? Spoilers or not the game is straight up a amazing story of conflict and betrayal.
Anyway, enough screwing around with the story, lets talk about the most important thing: the game play! If you are familiar with the EA editions of the Lords of the Rings (The Two Towers and Return of the King) games you will feel right at home with this 3D action title. You have the option of using light, medium, and heavy strikes plus your character can use special psychic shots and healing techniques as well but these powers drain your force meter. All these moves and powers are great but can become cumbersome and I wish the controls were a bit more responsive at times because it feels like there is a delay but they still work well for the most part.
Taking another page from the Lords of the Ring games you can gain experience at the end of each stage and you have the decision to increase your physical strengths or focus on the force powers instead. It may be unoriginal but I liked the option of building your characters the way you want. It's just too bad the game only comes with 17 very short stages (some stages are only boss fights as well) so as soon as you are getting in to the game play, the whole experience is over. The game has a impressive list of two player battle or co-op scenes, exclusive videos, and two different endings were cool but once you seen and played them all there is little reason to play them again.
Although the game is super short, Episode III's graphics are very true to the movie. It's like a ride at Univerisal Studios or something, short but sweet. You'll see such cool locations from the cold steel rooms of a star ship to the hot lava and ash of the Trade Federation's home planet. The game looks good but the price we pay for some stunning visuals is the game is filled a lot of invisible walls and non-interactive backgrounds plus some of the animations feel a little too unrealistic as well. Like any Star Wars game the experience is filled with the same amazing music and sound effects that made the movies so special. Some of the exclusive voice acting was a nice touch but the many cheesy one liners were too relaxed and it certainly takes away from the seriousness of some of the war-like subject matter. Despite a few issues with the sound I was still impressed by it.
Overall Revenge of the Sith is still a action packed title with lots of bonus extras for Star Wars fans (including a extra scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and other added content that wasn't in the movie) and having all the force powers at your disposal is cool too. Unfortunately the game is just similar to many other action games we all played before and what really kills Revenge of the Sith is the replay value because most players should be able to finish the game in just a day or two. The bottomline is you are better off renting this one.
STAR WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Sith overall rating: 62/100
For 1 or 2 players
Rated (T) for Teen
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(Ryan Genno) 2007
Firstly the film was dire and a permanent stain on the whole Star Wars saga so what made the developers think they could do better? To be quite honest I haven\'t managed to find out and I don\'t think I ever will, the fact of the matter is that they have failed miserably in their quest to make a great lightsabre based game.
Of all things the film is superb compared to the game although there are some obvious similarities like the VERY wooden speech that Anakin and Obi Wan come out with. They say things like they \"really\" mean it (yeah right) and that is still included in the game.
The story line is the same as the film except they have tweaked things around and spiced things up a bit by going in depth into the missions where the Jedi get involved in.
So this brings us to the missions, they go into what happens during the war in detail. What happened in the Droid ship before they met with General Grievous but after saving the senator? How did they get through the ship without meeting so many guards? This mission and others puts this into context and so you play your way through the ship until you reach the end of the mission. A particular mission that I guarantee you\'ll love to play over and over again is Anakin and the Clone troopers attacking the Jedi temple. This is true Jedi on Jedi and is surprisingly fun to play. It also allows you to properly practise your sabre skills against lesser enemies it\'s great fun.
At the end of every chapter comes the next, which usually involves a boss. Count Doku, General Grievous, Mace Windu so on. This gives you the chance to practise your skills with the lightsabre against the enemy and it usually is very good if not annoying at times because they can be exceedingly hard to beat. Apart from that it just follows the same path as the film except at the end where you get to play an alternate ending where Anakin wins instead of his master.
The controls are simple enough for the basic attacks which are about all you really need in this game, just a few strokes here and there and the bad guy is dead. However since it is a sort of sword fighting game, and you\'ve seen all the impressive blocks and attacks in the film, you want to do those!!! And you can, pressing various buttons in different combinations you can pull off amazing stunts using your lightsabre skills and the Force combined to unleash a devastating attack/s to wipe out at least three foes almost straight away. These look great when they work but it gets annoying when they don\'t work no matter how hard you try, believe me I know some I can\'t even do.
Apart from that, the controls are basically simple and extremely easy to pick up that you become an Intermediate swordsmen in little under five minutes.
The game does make you work hard for your money, so that means you have to earn and gain your God like powerful skills. During the game you have an experience metre bar in the bottom left. Every kill you make it rates how good it looked. Basic attacks gain you negligible experience, but if you string good looking combos together you get better ratings. When the bar is full it turns yellow and is stuck in masterful mode for one minute. Every kill you make will be rated masterful no matter how basic. After the one minute the bar is wiped out and you have to start all over. The game remembers and categorises all your kills and shows how many different kills you had and this raises your experience level. From there you can spend your experience points on character up-grades to improve their skills (Sabre- throw, force attacks, grapple attacks, jump attacks- you get the picture). Getting your Jedi all the best skills is very tedious but it keeps you playing so you can reach that perfect level.
In this case you get your moneys worth- so in that case you forget the dreadful single player and remember that killing people with light sabres is just great fun. If you understood all of that then you\'ll see that this is a very complex game.
The Graphics are shall we say average. They are not impressive at all in the cut scenes and not realistic at all when up close. However when in game play or long shot cut scenes, the graphics are exceptional. You can see the lightsabres making contact in many different ways- very good visually. But the close ups mixed with the more than appalling speech just knocks it to the ground and then kicks it\'s head in. Now that\'s not impressive visually.
Despite the game\'s single player being just sort of dreadful, the two player is just- well exceptional. As soon as you complete the single player game then you will access to ALL of the two player characters including, yes that\'s right- everybody\'s favourite Star Wars character, DARTH VADER!! The guy is terribly slow but makes up for it in powerful attacks. You can play as every boss or main character in the game and also Darth Vader and the old Obi Wan Kenobi (How I might add is equally slow). The two player is difficult to master but if you play on your own with your favourite character again and again you quickly understand their weaknesses and strengths. This is also particularly useful when learning all the different types of sabre moves and that characters own unique moves that can only be used in the two-player mode. Mace Windu makes great use of Shunt Attacks and Darth Vader can pull off the evil chock hold by lifting opponents off the ground and choking them with the force before breaking their necks (Of course this doesn\'t course instant death or else one would use it all the time). The maps are great and always have something for to pick up (literally) and throw at the enemy, a chair or toilet for example.
The two player is easily what makes this game absolutely incredible and you\'ll keep playing it till the cows come home.
Characters that would have made the game complete but aren\'t playable in game are both Darth Sidius (Emperor Palpatine) and Yoda (Who is playable in challenge mode where you fight an almost constant wave of clones and isn\'t very exciting). Alas you can\'t have everything, but the way they did the single player you\'d expect to give us at least some fun in the game-but no .
For what your getting, it\'s a bit over priced at £39.99- but it has dropped to around £19.99-£20.99 in pre-owned areas. But once you get into it, it is a lot of fun for a few months until something better comes on to the market, from there you just sell the thing or throw it away because it isn\'t all that good when you look carefully at the pros and cons.
i love this game its just some much fun easy one of the best games i have ever played nice easy game controls but i thought the rating was a bit high beacuse its not really a violent game but year there is some light saber choppping up and things like that but not and real gore unlike some 12s but i carnt think of any off the top of my head but they are out and there violent not this game this is just shear fun i say id a younger kid wants it get it for them its not that bad but hey thats up to you
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smedrick (yes that is my real name)
My 2 boys pestered me for this game, until i gave in.
The single player mode can be very difficult at times and will suit teenagers more than younger gamers...but if help is what you need, then one cheat is all you need, yep...you guessed it, infinity lives. Most playstation sites will have these codes,without these codes i think i would have been trying to beat this game for quite a while,but even without the cheat, its still a great game, so may the force be with you !!
Before I bought this game for my brother I though that this game would be useless but after I played it I thought that this game was quite good. There are a number of moves in the game and this is what makes it quite good. I think that this game is nearly the same as lord of the rings with nearly identical moves. There were only 16 levels to go through and some of the missions can be quite short. The game shows a lot of the movie Star wars revenge of the sith clips. All the levels you go through take place in very different places. The first time you play this game you will find it quite hard but beating droids are easy and if you go up against hard opponents you will find it quite hard. You will get used to the game as you learn new moves with combos.
The features in this game are very good as if you do well in some levels you can unlock some movie clips and unlock different levels. When you unlock these levels you can go up against Darth Vader who is the hardest to beat in the game, I tried 6 times and still couldnt beat him. Graphics and sound are OK. All the levels are like the story line of the film Star wars Revenge if the sith. The one problem about this game is that some of the levels are quite short.
Overall, this game is good but might get bored of it after a little while as all the characters in the game have all the same moves. You can also go up against your friend and see whos got the best skills. This game is a good buy.
I could some it up in one word Superb. But I'm not going too I'm not going to say it's bad but i cant say it's brilliant. For example it's only got 16 levels, yes they may get harder but so what it doesn't take forever to complete 16 levels. After you have completed the game I like to just to play in the two player mode against and with the computer and my friends. But it is a good game.
Based on the third episode of the Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith promises an authentic Jedi experience. The third-person action game follows Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as they fight enemies, learn new skills, and pull off combo moves. In multiplayer duels, you can fight against Darth Vader and other challenging enemies.