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Jango Fett is a terrific anti-hero who fights without compassion for the innocent. If they get in his way, it doesn’t matter if they live or not. He is a pit bull hanging on to the trail of his target with relentless, dogged determination. Couple that with his athleticism, the way that designers have animated him, great environments and you have the ingredients of a very good game. This is a joy to play.
Star Wars Bounty Hunter is a solid, if not technically challenged third-person action/adventure. Successfully combining our favorite aspects of the Star Wars universe with a clever stage design and a fantastic presentation, LucasArts has done a great job in suppressing the myth that games based on the Skywalker universe aren't any fun. A definite recommendation for Star Wars fans, Bounty Hunter isn't necessarily built for everyone, but for those of you out there who just can't get enough of this stuff, it's one of your better choices for this or any holiday season.
Game Over Online
Overall, Bounty Hunter serves up some decent platforming elements, and blasting hordes of opposition is fun to a certain extent, but there are so many trifling aspects to the experience that you'll probably want to give up before you have a chance to appreciate the game's interesting storyline which, by the way, almost makes trudging through the game a worthwhile tour de force for hardcore Star Wars fans. But for everybody else who is just looking for a fun time playing as a cool character with cool abilities and weapons, Bounty Hunter should be relegated to a rental at best.
Un titre qui gâche de belles ambitions en raison d'un gameplay qui ne parvient pas à faire ses preuves. C'est d'autant plus rageant que le reste du titre est d'un très bon niveau...
And so, with the Bando Gora threat extinguished, it's clear that LucasArts has made another pretty and stylish foray into their galaxy far, far away, encompassing virtually all of Jango's myriad exciting abilities just as it said it would. Meanwhile, production values are on a par with the likes of Jedi Starfighter and The Clone Wars, but ultimately the familiarity of the Star Wars characters, the injection of John Williams' ubiquitous score and the addition of quirks like secondary bounty hunting can't mask the shallow, unexciting gameplay from view. This is a very simple, very brainless third person shooter for people who want to be Jango Fett - it won't challenge for a spot on your Christmas list, but it won't have you crossing anybody off yours if it finds its way into your stocking.
In the end, your enjoyment of Bounty Hunter will depend on your expectations and fandom. It?s a big bundle of gameplay clich?s that?s sorely in need of some originality, but if your Fett fetish never wavers, if you don?t overthink it and just blast on through, a reasonably decent time can be had.
Game Informer Magazine
Some people call it foolish. Others label it as a dork obsession. The way I see it, though, being a Star Wars fan is an exercise in pain. Not only are we forced into camping overnight to secure tickets to the first showing of the upcoming film, but we have to deal with Hindenberg-sized disasters like this game. At long last, there’s finally something in the Star Wars universe that’s worse than Jar Jar.
Even if Star Wars Bounty Hunter's technical issues were resolved, you'd still be left with a flawed, boring game design that fails to capitalize on the inherent coolness of its theme and character. It's a rental at best for all but the most hardcore Star Wars fans, and even they would be advised to go with the graphically-improved GameCube version. To paraphrase old Ben Kenobi, the Force is weak with this one.
Maybe it's always been this way, but now more than ever, Star Wars games can't get by just on the strength of their license--they need to be good games in their own right. Star Wars Bounty Hunter may have all the basic ingredients needed for a solid third-person action game, but it falls flat in the execution and is far too often cumbersome, confusing, or in some other way un-fun to be recommendable on its own merits. Serious Star Wars aficionados should enjoy the game's story, but they'll be forced to slog through a lot of tedious action to see how it pans out.
Bounty Hunter's saving grace lies in the details it fills in about Jango and the history of the man known as Jaster Mereel. Between the story you get from the game and the unlockable Dark Horse comic book, you'll be able to make more sense out of the famed bounty hunter's mysterious past.
To be frank, Bounty Hunter is remarkably below par. Certainly, it's not the worst example of a Star Wars game (you only have to look at Star Wars: Demolition for that), but the fact that this game will sell off the back of a popular character, rather than the quality of the game, is a real con.
The Video Game Critic
That load meter moves so monumentally slowly that my friends and I were laughing at it! I didn't make much progress in Bounty Hunter, but the few chapters I did complete were a real chore. If this game is any indication, perhaps being a bounty hunter isn't all it's cracked up to be.