Excerpt: Star Wars is all about the superweapons. George Lucas certainly started the ball rolling, but doing a quick Google search, it's apparent that Star Wars writers have really taken that ball and ran with it, with nasties like the Sun Crusher, the Death Star prototype, the Darksaber, the World Devastators, and the Star Forge.
Summary: Star Wars: The Clone Wars immerses players into the role of Jedi hero to lead a clone army from the Republic against the menacing offensive threat of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Under the leadership of the insidious Count Dooku, countless armies of Confederacy droids have swarmed every star system, sowing chaos and destruction across Republic worlds.
Excerpt: Based on only a handful of movies, LucasArts has created dozens of video games. Add to that mix Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a PlayStation 2 and GameCube game based on Episode II. (PS2 version reviewed here) The Clone Wars is a land-based shooting game, similar to the GameCube game Rogue Leader . The Clone Wars begins in the closing scenes of the film, and follows the various campaigns that reveal a dark movement by the Sith Lords.
Excerpt: LucasArts puts you in the last battle of Episode II and takes you into the ensuing conflict with Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Sure, it plays a lot like Starfighter, Rogue Squadron, and every other Star Wars battle oriented game, but the scale of these engagements is enough to drop your jaw once again, as well as the framerate on your 'Cube. Click here for more.
Pros: ups: Great graphics; huge batles are a lot of fun; gets you into the bigger conflict.
Cons: downs: Some framerate drops; lacks the immediacy of Rogue Squadron.
Excerpt: This year's Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones met with mixed reactions, probably because the different aspects of the film didn't always seem to fit well together. On the one hand, the romantic overtures the young Anakin Skywalker directed at the beautiful Senator Amidala were pretty awkward. But then again, Episode II featured some undeniably impressive battle sequences and truly state-of-the-art special effects.