Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Review: Star Wars- Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
Yes, it recreates the characters and storyline that makes me love the Clone Wars series so much but that's pretty much all it has going for it. If only the team at Krome put as much time into the mechanics of the game as they did in the storyline then we might have gotten a decent game. Pretty much all of the characters from the shows first season pop up in the game. You get to control Jedi (Mace Windu, Obi-Wan, and Plo Koon amongst others) and Clones. Padme and Yoda show up in the game but, unfortunately, they are not playable characters. The villains that make appearances include Count Dooku, Cad Bane and Asajj Ventress.
When playing as a Clone Trooper you have your trusty blaster at your side. In theory, running around as a Clone Trooper shooting Droids is awesome. In Republic Heroes, it's damn near impossible. You can't really lock onto enemies so you just have to run around firing and hope you hit something.
Overall, I'd have to rate this a 5 out 10. The storyline is comparable to the show (that's good) and the cut scenes look and feel like the show (also good) but the in-game graphics weren't at all impressive. In fact, they reminded me a lot of the Dreamcasts Jedi Power Battles game. Not what you want from a next-gen console. Unless you want to risk your patience and sanity, this is not the game you're looking for.