Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
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Get the PC Version Instead!
14 January 2011
Excerpt: Surely I can't be the only one who thinks that this title is better than a 3 Star rating? Released in the late 90s on PC and N64, this game was mass promoted by Lucasarts as though it were a movie title.
Excerpt: One of the first releases on the Nintendo 64 was Shadows of The Empire. A Star Wars game set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. I think the first kick in the nuts for Star Wars fans was that you didn't play as any of the major characters.
Excerpt: The N64 game of 'Shadows of the Empire' - a multimedia project where the story takes place between 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' - is a mix of genres, with the player assuming the role of Dash Rendar.
Star Wars fans may enjoy the 'experience', but it's really not a very good game.
4 April 2007
Excerpt: The Star Wars franchise and videogames are a frustrating combination. While George Lucas’ tale of a Galaxy Far, Far Away has inspired some thoroughly fantastic videogames, for every Knights of the Old Republic there seems to be at least 3 Rebel Assaults.
Excerpt: This isn`t the best use of the star-wars license I`ve ever seen. The game is OK, but it would have been appauling if it didn`t have the liscense. the idea behind the game is that you are a bounty hunter style chacter, who is taking on missions to kill Xzior, who is conspiring with the emporer (and...
Excerpt: If you buy this, it'll take a while to completely finish this game. The game itself is a good idea, it's a on-foot shooter and a space shooter. Unfortunatley, the graphics and movement don't exactly sparkle. I laugh at the way Dash jumps! They could've done a little more work on the graphics.
Excerpt: Shadows of the Empire is, at best, a mediocre Star Wars game, and in my opinion, not worthy of the license. It is a mis-shapen amalgam of different game styles, none of which are really pulled off very well. The best part is the opening "Battle of Hoth" level, abut the game gets worse from here on.
Excerpt: This game is worth renting, once. The only decent part is the second level's battle of Hoth, where you pilot a ship and take out AT-ATs and other flying meanies. The rest of the game gets its genres confused, with the third-person platfrom type levels often horribly irritating, and rarely rewarding.
Excerpt: This is quite a good game but doesn't work too well on the games console. Its still very enjoyable, but call me boring but I like to use the good old mouse and keyboard cos I think by and large it is alot easier to control the game with, and you don't have to fiddle around with lots of difficult...