Excerpt: Rogue Leader is the most accurate portrayal of Star Wars to date. Everything about the game contributes to make it a great Star Wars game. Gameplay is pretty good, consisting of flying and shooting down enemy ships as well as directing partner ships and troops. Graphics, music, and sound are also great. But the one distinguishing aspect is the excellent use of locations from the movies.
Excerpt: These are no rebels without a cause. Join the fight against the Imperial forces in one of the Nintendo GameCube's first and finest exclusive titles: Star Wars Rogue Leader, developed by Factor 5 and published by LucasArts.
Conclusion: Gameplay is intuitive for the most part and getting a firm handle of each of the craft takes only a couple of flights. If you’re having real troubles there’s a tutorial mission that give you hands-on instruction in Luke’s T-16. From there you’re on your own. The “flight bubbles” (the area of space you’re restricted to) are thankfully large. You’ll still run into one here and there. Playing through the game once, I ran into the invisible wall only three or four times.
Conclusion: When it comes down to it, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader is one of the best Star Wars games to date. The franchise takes fans and gamers alike into the cockpit with the legendary Rebel Alliance’s Rogue Squadron, and Factor 5 in partnership with LucasArts did a magnificent job of producing a title that brings that legend to life. You literally have an incredible experience of what a Rogue Leader was in the Alliance.
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader – Review
8 April 2001
Excerpt: Nearly two and a half decades have passed since the original Star Wars movies hit theater screens. In that time, the saga has grown from the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia into a mythic universe full of stories. It has also grown into a merchandise mega-machine, inundating consumers with action figures, books, comics, toy lightsabers and, of course, videogames. The success of Star Wars videogames has been a decidedly hit-and-miss venture.