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For some of us, Star Wars never grows old, in spite of the constant barrage of media and merchandise the Lucas empire has been throwing at fans for almost 30 years. But I sense a disturbance in The Force. The padiwans are getting one poorly conceived adventure after another, and at this point, it's really hard to convince anyone that LucasArts isn't merely going through the motions each time they set out to make another new game. Republic Heroes for Wii shouldn't be scrapped altogether, though. The clone missions have some promising elements that could likely be fine-tuned into something really entertaining. Until that time, however, fans of Star Wars should probably stick with playing one of the LEGO games.
The intended audience for Republic Heroes is going to be much more forgiving of the flaws than older Star Wars veterans. The only way to play this game is co-op and even then some of the flaws will be overpowering. Remember this game doesn't have the older gamer in mind and be sure leave this one to the smaller Star Wars super fans.
Unless you or your kids want to play as Jedi or clone troopers just for the sake of doing so, then there's really nothing here that'll keep anyone, young or old, interested for very long. Even if it does, you or your kin are bound to be frustrated at numerous sections and will likely wind up putting down the controller sooner or later. If you want a good family-oriented Star Wars game, you're still way better off with the LEGO Star Wars titles.
En confiant son jeu à Krome Studios, LucasArts a, semble-t-il, fait le mauvais choix. Privilégiant la quantité (des séquences) à la qualité, Star Wars The Clone Wars : Les Héros de la République ne parvient quasiment jamais à capter notre attention à cause de nombreux défauts de construction et de jouabilité. Dommage surtout que, du coup, rien ne légitime le prix de vente si ce n'est la franchise. Mais qui serait assez bête pour acheter les yeux fermés tout ce qui porte le nom Star Wars ? Sûrement pas vous n'est-ce pas ? En espérant que vous ne nous fassiez pas mentir...
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes is the Jar-Jar Binks of 3D platformers. Even the most diehard Star Wars fan will have a hard time stomaching this disappointing effort. All of the control issues, confusing level design, and weird camera positions create a perfect storm of stupid that makes for one spectacularly frustrating platformer.
Sadly, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes for the Wii is just the latest disgrace in the rapidly diminishing "Star Wars" franchise. The gameplay is a mess from start to finish, and the muddy visuals and terrible writing don't help things a bit. Furthermore, the game breaks itself by allowing players to access a cheat menu and use in-game points to purchase exploits, such as one-hit kills and invulnerability, during the very first playthrough. Forget any sense of challenge; simply pony up 200,000 points and you're invincible, which throws any form of strategy right out the window. Maybe George Lucas is trying to make Siths of us all because games like this lead to anger, and as we all know, anger leads to the Dark Side. Don't succumb to evil and stay far away from this game.
Sorte de resucée sans humour ni personnalité de la formule des LEGO Star Wars, avec coop à deux sur un même écran uniquement et réalisation tout juste correcte, le titre de Krome Studios est parfaitement résumé par une réplique d'Obi-Wan en début de partie : "La qualité leur importe peu, ils comptent simplement nous écraser sous le nombre".
Even if you do like the cartoon, though, I urge you to avoid Republic Heroes. Its basic design philosophy is one of laziness and glossing over problems rather than really putting out the effort to make a decent game. That's a bitter pill to swallow for a kid who just shelled out 50 bucks of lunch money.