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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II - Rogue Leader (GameCube)

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Written by  :  Kartanym (10779)
Written on  :  Feb 02, 2002
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Summary

Makes you feel like you're actually inside the trilogy.

The Good

Where should I start.

Graphically it's beautiful. From playing so many Star Wars games in the past, I think this is the closest any has come to actually making you feel like you are a part of the trilogy. Everything moves smoothly, and the detail is amazing. Just look at that trench run. Damn it looks good.

One of the things I was worried with was the control scheme. The first time I saw the Gamecube controller I was a little worried. Now that I have had plenty of hours with it, I must say it fits like a glove in a way that no other has previously been able to do. That said, controlling the X-Wing is very simple indeed. The analog stick makes steering simple, while the big A button, and the trigger buttons on top are nicely placed for the attack and dive techniques.

Apart from the sound, the thing I loved the most was the presentation. DVD like quality is something that comes to mind when describing Rogue Leader. From as soon as you start up the disk, you have a great intro screen, classic music (can't get enough of that soundtrack) and a simple menu to guide you through. I won't mention the extra features, so as not to spoil the surprise, but they add even further enjoyment to a great title.

The Bad

No multiplayer features spoils the package. After playing through Starfighter I was hoping for something similar in terms of a two player, split screen mode. Still, for what's included on the disc, it's only a minor glitch.

The Bottom Line

If it wasn't for Luigi's Mansion and Smash Bros. Melee, Rogue Leader could have sold this console single handedly. This is a great sequel and a must buy purchase for all Gamecube players, and of course, all those Star Wars fans.