Excerpt: As I watch my regular dose of television, I get bombarded with commercial after commercial. Of these, the most annoying are infomercials. They claim to do this or that in hopes to snare the watcher into running out to the local retail store or picking up the phone and dialing their 800 number. I was duped in this manner by two distinctively different products. The first was the makers of the hair removal product known as Epil-Stop and Spray.
Excerpt: At the launch of Xbox, there were only 15 games available for the consumers. Star Wars: Obi-Wan was one of those. It takes place during Episode I: The Phantom Menace when Obi-Wan was still taking part in his Jedi training. You use the force and all of your Jedi skills to help save the universe once again. Is the force strong with this one or is it heading for the Dark Side?
Excerpt: A long, long time ago (1995), I played a game out of the LucasArts stable called Star Wars: Dark Forces. In terms of technical merit it was superior to Doom, the other major first person shooter that was around then. Unlike Doom, Dark Forces was fully polygonal and used a genuine 3D engine. The gameplay was far more atmospheric, with excellent environmental effects and music that changed to match the situation.
Conclusion: practice. Obi-Wan can also deflect lasers back at his foes and fling the saber like a helicopter blade made out of fluorescent light tubes. You also have access to Force assisted swings that really come in handy when there are lots of enemies swarming you. All of the saber moves are easy to pick up – and it’s a good thing too because, aside from the sniper rifle, it’s your only weapon. (I’m not counting the grenades.
Summary: "The level designs are not that bad, but then again they are not that good either and the main problem is the repetitive nature of the game" "As an Xbox owner, I'd expect far more from a new Xbox title that Obi Wan gives and it is a real disappointment graphically.
Pros: Cool reflections, Some good backgrounds, Some exciting lightsaber battles