Excerpt: I’ll readily admit that the Star Wars license is usually enough to get me interested in a game. It is part of the reason I was stuck on Galaxies for a better part of two years and the only reason I played through Bounty Hunter . But, for every two Holiday Special - quality games there is usually an Empire Strikes Back like Republic Commando or Knights of the Old Republic .
Excerpt: "Cover me while I slice this data port." Honestly, if I hear my little robot buddy Zeeo ask me that one more time I'm going to remove his batteries and leave him behind like those other leading brands in the Duracell adverts. Almost every room in this decidedly lacklustre Star Wars effort requires you to slice a blimmin' data port and I, for one, quickly got tired of Lethal Alliance's mostly repetitive gameplay.
Excerpt: It seems that the gaming wing of the massive Star Wars franchise has been on the up-and-up recently, with the Battlefront series, and the fantastic looking Force Unleashed coming next year. Sony’s handheld, on the other hand, isn’t looking so hot- now that Metal Gear Solid has come and gone, the system is now going through a gaming recession of which there seems to be no end.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, wheels where set in motion that would later bring about the birth of the Star Wars epic. A franchise that has spanned over 30 years and still going strong, Star Wars possesses one of the largest cult followings to date, and has spawned movies, toys, games, and even furniture!
Conclusion: The lousy multiplayer notwithstanding, Star Wars: Lethal Alliance is a good portable shooter with plenty of variety and a respectable single-player campaign. With better tweaking of the shooting mechanics and platforming controls, it could have played great, but even with those deficiencies, action-game fans and Star Wars enthusiasts are bound to find something to like about Lethal Alliance.
Pros: Fluid acrobatics have a Prince of Persia feel to them, Cooperative elements are diverse and fun to perform, On-rails levels are challenging and exhilarating.
Cons: Rotten targeting system sucks much of the enjoyment out of the gunplay, Multiplayer is a complete waste of time, Stiff controls make subtle platforming moves tough to pull off.
Conclusion: Surely nobody can be that much of a Star Wars fanboy to play all the way through Lethal Alliance? It’s just too much of a chore and with the Star Wars link tenuous at best, it’d be better if you left this on a shelf far, far away.