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GamingXP (Nov 06, 2009)
Im Großen und Ganzen ist „Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes“ ein Spiel für Fans der TV-Serie. Die Frustmomente vergehen mit der Zeit recht schnell und der Koop-Modus macht zu zweit mächtig Spaß. Allein macht „Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Heroes“ nur halb so viel Spaß, aufgrund der schlechten KI Ihres Mitspielers. Der Titel ist sicherlich nicht das beste „Star Wars“-Game, aber auch nicht das schlechteste. Trotzdem würde ich es nur Fans der Reihe und den etwas jüngeren Gamern empfehlen.
62 (Oct 15, 2009)
Star Wars ist einfach nicht mehr das, was es mal war! Popcorn-Kino hin oder her: Muss man einen der bekanntesten Science Fiction-Konflikte inhaltlich dermaßen oberflächlich behandeln und langweilige Action in den Vordergrund stellen? Man bekommt zwar keinen kreativen oder gar fordernden, aber immerhin einen abwechslungsreichen Mix aus Kampf und Jump&Run. Es macht trotz der trägen Steuerung und vieler unübersichtlicher Perspektiven durchaus Laune, mit dem Lichtschwert um, auf und unter den Droiden zu tänzeln! Ein paar flotte Sprüche von Ahsoka hier, ein wenig Lightgun-Atmosphäre da, sogar die Vertikal-Shooter sind vertreten - warum nicht? Spätestens bei den Abschnitten als Klon-Soldat schwächeln allerdings besonders die Fassungen jenseits der Wii-Remote, denn als Kopie eines gewöhnlichen 3rd-Person-Shooters wirkt Republic Heroes sehr bemüht.
55 (Oct 09, 2009)
Quibbles and gripes aside it's safe to say Star Wars fans have had to often put up with worse, with last year's abysmal Lightsaber Duels immediately springing to mind. The biggest flaw of Republic Heroes, other than its generally unlikable source material, is that it feels unfinished. As a result, poor execution mars what could have been a likable child-orientated platformer. The kids, and their parents, will be more than happy to stick with Lego Star Wars.
Game Informer Magazine (Oct 12, 2009)
Even if your child runs around the house, yelling, “I love Snips!” this title’s frustrating gameplay will be a hard sell. If you have such a child in your household, I would do everything in my power to ensure they never catch wind of this game. Moreover, I would correct the “I love Snips” error through Clockwork Orange-like viewings of the original trilogy.
Vandal Online (Oct 13, 2009)
La última propuesta en forma de videojuego del universo Star Wars es un título que no aprovecha, ni por asomo, la potencia de las consolas de nueva generación, en una época en la que la alta definición está en el orden del día. Pero, además, constituye un juego de acción aburrido e insulso, con poca variedad de contenidos y gran repetición de los mismos durante toda la aventura. Las posibilidades de jugar en un multijugador cooperativo junto a otro jugador mejoran un tanto las opciones jugables del título, aunque no se bastan por sí solas para convertir a un título mediocre en algo que valga realmente la pena. Una lástima: las Guerras Clon, uno de los episodios seguramente más importantes de la saga Star Wars, probablemente se merecían algo mucho mejor.
53 (Sep 18, 2009)
Di certo il giocatore più smaliziato (non c'è bisogno di andare a chiamare in causa la leggendaria figura dell'hardcore gamer) difficilmente troverà gli stimoli necessari per portare avanti l'avventura che, invero, si racconta più che bene e mantiene dei ritmi narrativi davvero azzeccati. Senza appello invece è il comparto tecnico, insufficiente sotto ogni punto di vista, deficienza resa ancor più grave se si prende in considerazione il ricco materiale da cui il gioco prende ispirazione. Certo il fascino di Guerre Stellari è sempre forte ma stavolta da solo non può bastare a giustificare una realizzazione così dozzinale di un gioco che poteva, e doveva, certamente offrire di più.
Console Monster (Oct 27, 2009)
Whilst there is a lot of room for improvement, a lot, there is enjoyment to be had especially for a younger gamer in short bursts. The problem comes when the genre is saturated to its current level, with some fantastic gaming experiences to be had. Due to this reason Republic Heroes would be best left to fanatics or only those that have already done the better competitions game and are looking for that next fix. Either way, may the force be with you.
MS Xbox World (Oct 11, 2009)
Perhaps the younger gamers who are fans of the show will find something worthwhile here but the shallow gameplay will deter most. The lack of variety in the combat, the level design and the almost statue like enemies result in a dull single player game that is only helped a little if playing with a friend. The story does seem to be of a reasonable standard, but that is a small positive. If you are a die hard fan of the TV series and think you can put up with the average at best gameplay, then it probably won't be the worst game you play but don't go into it with thoughts of epic space battles or waves and waves of enemies to feed your light sabre as the action rarely gets exciting.
GamePro (US) (Oct 30, 2009)
One thing I will say, though, is that my six year-old remains undeterred by the fact that his love of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been abused so wholeheartedly by the design of this game. He still wants to keep playing and gets excited whenever a new Jedi joins the story; he still wants to play through every level and unlock every bonus. I'm sure he's not alone in his passion for The Clone Wars storyline, and that kind of unconditional love should command more respect than this effort shows.
Worth Playing (Oct 26, 2009)
A few years ago at a trade show, I was speaking with a representative of a publisher. When I told him that I reviewed games, he immediately asked if I was fair to kids' games. I guess they were concerned about adult reviewers bashing games meant for a younger audience. I agree that it's important to be fair to children's games, but I also want to be fair to the kids. Recommending Republic Heroes wouldn't be fair because it's simply a bad game, even for children. For parents who are looking to get their little Star Wars fan a present, steer clear of this one.
3D Juegos (Oct 09, 2009)
La mediocridad es la palabra más recurrente a la hora de describir Star Wars The Clone Wars: Héroes de la República. Demasiado simple para los adultos, demasiado pobre y con un control tremendamente impreciso para los más pequeños de la casa… Una aburrida y repetitiva oportunidad perdida.
50 (Oct 08, 2009)
Children will certainly get something out of this game, however there are a lot better, fun games out there that they will enjoy more. Unfortunately Star Wars: Clone Wars is lacking in the imagination and general playability of better games such as the Lego Star Wars series and therefore I would find it quite hard to recommend this to anyone other than the most ardent fans of the series.
Meristation (Oct 09, 2009)
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Héroes de la República es un juego con sus virtudes, pero con demasiados defectos. Krome Studios no le da tomado el pulso a la actual generación de consolas, y nos volvemos a encontrar con un título desfasado técnicamente, propio de las generaciones previas. Visualmente demasiado sencillo, con una cámara bastante mal situada por lo general, cuya jugabilidad tiene importantes carencias, sobre todo en el área de las plataformas. Pese a que es bastante largo, la ausencia de retos reales lo convierten en una tarea rutinaria que cansa en sesiones intensivas; tampoco cuenta con variedad de modos de juego para suplir esa escasa longevidad. No obstante, hay que reconocerle su atractivo para los aficionados a la franquicia Star Wars, que tienen una aventura que, con algo de paciencia, puede llegar a resultar bastante entretenida.
Although I desperately tried to like this game, unfortunately the buggy, almost unfinished gameplay made things a very frustrating and annoying experience. It could of been great, however the lack of true Q&A makes this another Star Wars game that will go down the canals of history of the one that missed the mark. It's a shame, because the computer animated series is the perfect foundation for a decent game.
IGN (Oct 06, 2009)
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.
TeamXbox (Oct 15, 2009)
Republic Heroes does utilize drop-in/drop-out co-op locally and online, so, as with similar such titles, you’re likely to find its more fun battling through with a buddy. There’s also tons of bonuses, upgrades and collectibles to earn. While both these elements make the game’s many shortcomings a bit more tolerable, their inclusion makes me wonder why LucasArts didn’t just turn this license over to Traveller’s Tales. While another formulaic LEGO entry wouldn’t exactly feel fresh, it would have at least offered a reliable romp, while also allowing the Clone Wars’ characters to shine through that franchise’s blocky charm. As is, this one’s lack of polish and annoying gameplay will likely have you ejecting it from your X360 and reaching for your copy of LEGO Star Wars.
Whether you've got a friend playing with you or not, Republic Heroes likely won't hold your interest the entire way through. Sure, the game is fairly long, but every level feels the same as the last, as you kill wave after wave of the same few droids types and continue to fight with the game's biggest challenge: its poorly implemented platform jumping. Being able to play as both Jedi and Clone Troopers was an interesting idea and one that I think could have worked, I only wish it had been tried in a better Star Wars game.
45 (Oct 09, 2009)
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...
GameTrailers (Oct 14, 2009)
These aren't the droids you're looking for. It's hard to recommend Republic Heroes, especially to the 10-and-older crowd. The Clone Wars is easily one of the least entertaining parts of the Star Wars mythology, Yoda's constant tongue-tied tutorials are more troublesome than a Dagobah skinny-dip, and the whole game feels like a pale imitation of the superior Lego series. The tiniest of caveats can be cut for the young Padawans infatuated with the show. The plentiful checkpoints, character options and couch co-op will appeal to the Jedis-in-training who have the gumption to force their way through it, but for everyone else, this game's midichlorian count is about on par with the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.
Game Revolution (Oct 08, 2009)
I get the feeling that development on Star Wars: The Clone Wars may have been rushed to coincide with the release of the second season of the show, which is kind of a shame because there is a lot potential in the concepts behind it. But a family-friendly game really needs to be accessible to kids first and foremost but still fun for adults as well, which is what made the Lego Star Wars games so much fun to play. But all the platform follies you’ll face playing this game take away that accessibility. I think if they’d been given another month or two to put another coat of paint on this one, we may have seen something really fun that would’ve pleased fans of all ages. As it stands now though, the Dark Side of the Force clouds everything.
40 (Oct 13, 2009)
In the game's defence, hearing the voice actors reprise their roles from the animated series will help convince young Clone Wars fans that what they're playing is the real deal, despite the fact that the dialogue, especially Yoda's, is terrible (hearing Yoda say “Droid-Jak” is particularly soul destroying). And while the graphics are uninspiring and bland, they're at least designed in the same Cartoon Network anime style as the show. But these slight positives are unceremoniously blasted into oblivion by the unresponsive controls and awful platforming. It's obvious that adult gamers should avoid Republic Heroes. But, more damning, it's also impossible to recommend it to anyone wondering whether they should buy it for a young fan of The Clone Wars.
InsideGamer (Oct 23, 2009)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes is een matige game geworden die vol met fouten zit. De gameplay is herhalend en hapert af en toe behoorlijk, vaak blijft de camera hangen zodat je gewoon niet goed ziet waar je heen moet en soms heb je geen idee wat je nu precies moet doen in een bepaalde omgeving. Daartegenover staat nog wel dat de sfeer en het verhaal goed bij de bestaande tv-serie past. Star Wars is een van mijn favoriete filmseries ooit en er zijn ook echt goede spellen verschenen, maar Republic Heroes doet simpelweg teveel fout om ook maar een voldoende te scoren.
35 (Oct 26, 2009)
Republic Heroes è un gioco che sta bene sullo scaffale del vostro negozio di fiducia, privo della benché minima attrattiva e poco curato in ogni sua parte. Se proprio avete voglia di Star Wars, piuttosto recuperate The force unleashed, che pur non essendo un gran gioco, quantomeno non sembra un residuato delle sale giochi anni ’90.
GameSpot (Oct 06, 2009)
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 problems, confusing level design, and weird camera positions create a perfect storm of stupid that makes for one spectacularly frustrating platformer.
30 (UK) (Oct 09, 2009)
To simply state that Krome Studios should have worked harder to replicate Traveller's Tales various successes is perhaps to undermine what the LEGO developer has achieved. Good game design for children is difficult and demands not only diligence and inspiration at the planning stage, but also an awful lot of observation of how children react as they play. Right from first touch, it's clear that Republic Heroes hasn't undergone nearly enough of this sort of testing, and the uninspired foundations are further compromised as they are built upon. As a result, this is a product that will make children frustrated and unhappy, the very opposite of that to which Star Wars should aspire.
Teletext (2009)
LucasArts may have turned a page lately, but it's still got its cheap and nasty tie-in days bookmarked.
Thunderbolt Games (Oct 16, 2009)
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes feels like a cheap cash-in to milk the Star Wars franchise around Christmas time. Kids will no doubt want it as a gift since they love the show, but they’ll be left disappointed and frustrated with the terrible platforming and tiresome combat. It’s just poorly designed and feels rushed for no apparent reason. I encountered myriad glitches during my time, including one game breaker, so it’s difficult to recommend this to anyone. The Jar Jar Binks of Star Wars video games, if you will.
30 (Oct 15, 2009)
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Gli Eroi della Repubblica è chiaramente un prodotto che punta a suscitare l’interesse di bambini e di veri appassionati del brand, ma purtroppo, alla luce dei suoi tanti difetti, non di dimostra adatto né agli uni né agli altri. L’eccessiva semplicità, unità alla totale mancanza di stimoli, rende infatti l’esperienza di gioco una vera e propria tortura, una tortura che difficilmente qualcuno sarà in grado di sopportare… soprattutto un bambino.
30 (Oct 29, 2009)
Ondanks de simpele besturing is het spelen van Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes een crime. De game verveelt van begin tot eind en haalt qua verhaal en presentatie nergens de kwaliteit van de animatieserie. Het cliché van slechte licentie-games is dan ook zonder meer toepasbaar op Republic Heroes.
30 (Oct 27, 2009)
Da la impresión de que está a medio acabar, que la mitad de las características ni siquiera han sido implementadas, que le faltan muchas cosas. Uno se llega a preguntar en qué estarían pensando cuando lanzaron al mercado un juego tan cojo como éste. ¿Realmente valía tanto la pena intentar aprovechar el tirón de una película totalmente prescindible incluso para los fans, como para manchar el nombre de una compañía con esto? Personalmente creo que no.
1UP (Oct 13, 2009)
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.