Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: Lethal Alliance
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Star Wars Lethal Alliance
2 June 2012
Excerpt: This is the first exclusive Star Wars game for the handheld market and to the displeasure of many fans, the light sabre isn’t part of your arsenal this time. You’ll have to fall back on your acrobatic talents, your blaster and a little robot that bolbly goes where no woman can go.
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 .
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.
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,...
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,...
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.
Summary: Star Wars: Lethal Alliance is a solid title that just never pushes the gameplay to where it could have been. Still if you're up for action, and/or a Star Wars title this is a game worth considering.