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Star Wars: Obi-Wan (Xbox)

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Written by  :  lado (28)
Written on  :  Jun 17, 2005
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Summary

Eroooh. Destroy the droid army, you will.

The Good

Storyline - The Jin'ha race/group that was created was pretty cool, and then it goes right into the movie story. Although it does take some liberties with it, adding a level on Tatooine, where you must save the Queen from the sandpeople (actually one of the best levels). Cutscenes are kind of lame, though.

Sound - Can't complain; all the music and sound effects from the movies, which are all awesome. Although there were times when Qui-Gon and a droid may be talking at the same time and they drown each other out.

Replay value - You could replay all the levels again to win medals (time test, etc.) or to find all the secrets. Also, it's just fun to go head-to-head with any of the other Jedi in training sessions.

Fighting Darth Maul is always a plus...

You can kill friendlies without being penalized.

The jedi battle royale you unlock at the end of the game is definitely a good time.

2-player deathmatch between Jedi is always awesome, although it's usually over quickly for one or the other.

The Bad

Graphics - although this game was from 2001, the graphics for the characters were still pretty bad for the time. The polygon faces of Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon were too plain, with lips that didn't move when talking. A lot of the backgrounds were decently done, though.

Controls - The controls took a while to get used to. The response wasn't that hot at times, either.

No Yoda! There are rumors that you could unlock him, but I don't know...

You can't play Darth Maul in the Jedi battles, although it's also rumored that he could be unlocked...

Obi-Wan saying 'I'm not sure' got annoying after a while.

The voices are not the original actors (not surprising, though).

On some levels, Qui-Gon helps you, but no matter how many times he gets hit, he won't die. This makes things easier on you, but then it takes away the edge of trying to protect him to make sure he survives (until DM gets to him, anyway).

The Bottom Line

You play Obi-Wan, starting a few weeks before the events in TPM. You discover that a group of guys called the Jin'ha have developed curtosis armor and weapons, which they are selling to the Federation (it basically is resistant to lightsaber strikes). You go slice them up with your light saber, and then follow the events in the movie. Fighting Darth Maul was not as bad as it looks, but is still a decent challenge. And every time I heard Mace Windu talking, I was hoping he'd start swearing a la Pulp Fiction.

Overall, a decent game that I think was too harshly criticized by the gaming industry. Still, it doesn't hold a candle to the PC version of DFII: Jedi Outcast. Play that one instead.