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Star Wars Jedi Starfighter Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: LucasArts has taken what was a decent game and made it a solid effort for the Xbox. Jedi Starfighter is a new level of gaming that Starfighter SE lacked. With the addition of the ability to utilize the Force to assist you on your mission, Jedi Starfighter lets players get a feel for gaming they haven’t experienced before. In the past, Star Wars combat titles allowed you to play as skilled pilots, but not Jedi masters.
as a sort of preview of Episode II, LucasArts’ brilliant Star Wars: Jedi
Starfighter on the PS2 transports players into a central role in a battle
against the corrupt Trade Federation. With improved controls making for more
intuitive combat, superb individual mission structure and better gameplay
balance, this improves an already great franchise.
Excerpt: Star Wars Jedi Starfighter is an Xbox and PS2 game from LucasArts, and is not to be confused with its similarly-named predecessor, Star Wars Starfighter . This game's name comes from the ship that one of the two main characters employs. The slight titular variance hasn't made this game especially original, but it's fun nonetheless.
Excerpt: Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com When it came around to the release of Episode II, LucasArts was at it again with a major Episode II game release on nearly every platform. For the Xbox, you'll be looking at Jedi Starfighter, a spiritual sequel to Starfighter SE, released not too long ago.
Excerpt: Considering the space combat takes a back seat in Episode II, save for a
thrilling battle amongst asteroids, Jedi Starfighter, being a game that
emphasizes space combat, has a fair bit of leeway in terms of creative
freedom. You'll still pilot the nimble fighter that Obi-wan used during
the film. It's a quick fighter, very agile, much like the original
trilogy's A-wing. The Jedi ship is only equipped with lasers so the
equalizer is the introduction of Force powers.
Excerpt: Another installment in the Starfighter series, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter manages to make some good additions to the franchise but doesn't really make this one feel like an entirely new game. Sure, there are cool Force powers and new ships to fly, but it all feels very familiar. Thank goodness for the cooperative story mode. Click.
Pros: ups: Cooperative story mode; some real standout levels; nice enhancements to multiplayer.
Cons: downs: Sub-par graphics; some control issues; feels too much like previous Starfighter titles.
Conclusion: member of the Jedi Council. Jedi Starfighter is set during the events of Episode II but takes you elsewhere in the galaxy until the latter stages of the game. Instead of having three playable characters like in Starfighter Special Edition (SSE), JS focuses on Adi Gallia and the pirate Nym, returning from SSE.
Conclusion: Admittedly, Jedi Starfighter is not the deepest of space sims, but at the same time it captures the atmosphere, and most importantly, the fun of combat in the Star Wars universe. Fans of the old PC sims may find it a little shallow, but for everyone else, Jedi Starfighter is a highly entertaining space shooter, and well worth checking out.
Pros: looks great and handles well, music and sound effects are excellent, plenty of unlockables adds some replayability
Cons: campaign is pretty short and easy, multiplayer mode is a bit weak, it's pretty simple, and lacking depth
Summary: "Of course you get the chance to fly the "Attack of the clones" Jedi Starfighter, which allows you to use Force powers whilst flying" "The controls in Jedi Starfighter are identical to the original game, which means that the game is very easy to control apart from the targeting system, which can become very frustrating"