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Thanks to those Mac loving Stormtroopers at Aspyr Media, I’ve been able to lead TIE-Fighters, Imperial Walkers, Rebel Speeders and even Jedi Knights into fearsome combat. That’s right, my friends, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (SWGB) has landed on the Mac OS. Aside from sporting just about every major vehicle and character in the known Star Wars universe, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds promises real-time strategy (RTS) gamers intense combat on a grand scale.
This is one of those rare movie-based games that's both fun on its own terms and true to the original. Fans of either real-time strategy games or Star Wars should snap up this title—but expect a bit of a learning curve if you aren't already a StarCraft expert.
The best thing about Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds (SWGB) is that you can kill Jar-Jar Binks. That could have been the whole game as far as I'm concerned; Jar-Jar trying to get away, perhaps one leg already broken, while a host of AT-ATs and TIE bombers quickly close in on him. I'd have bought that game if it were only that, and several more as gifts for dear friends. Lucasarts, take note.
Star Wars – Galactic Battlegrounds hatte großes Potenzial. Die AoE II Engine gibt sicherlich viele Möglichkeiten, von denen jedoch wenig genutzt wurden. So fallen teilweise starke Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen beiden Spielen auf. Dies ist schade, denn so wirkt Galactic Battlegrounds eher wie eine Mod als wie ein verkaufsfähiges Spiel.
While it is a blast (no pun intended) to pit 50 stormtroopers and Siths against Jedi and Rebel soldiers, there's the sneaking feeling, that it could've been even better.
Perhaps our expectations were too high but we thought that we'd get more from this game. A must-have for Star Wars or AoE freaks, but not necessary for casual game fans.