Reviews and Problems with Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
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Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: Even if a Jedi mind trick fools you into forgiving the lackluster graphics, you’ll still have to contend with the frustrating gameplay. Republic Heroes incorporates tons of platforming elements, but none of them are very good. On the contrary, hopping around as a Jedi—something that should feel friggin’ awesome—is usually frustrating, as the act often ends in a leap to your death.
Conclusion: My initial reaction to the game was one of amazement. Yet after playing it for a few hours, this feeling faded considerably. Looking at the individual parts one would have to conclude that Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes is a good game. Great graphics, good controls, playing in the Star Wars universe... it's all there. But in the end, a game should be judged on the sum of its parts and that is where it disappoints.
Excerpt: The woefully-titled Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes has clearly been created for young, male fans of the animated series, and not hardcore gamers. Does this mean it can get away with being crap? Of course not. There is no excuse. Developer Krome Studios can offer no justification for the awful graphics, horrible platforming and uninspired level design that Republic Heroes offers. The game is structured with the shortest of attention spans in mind.
Xbox 360 Review - 'Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes'
26 October 2009
Summary: Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes allows players to fight as both Jedi Knights and Clone Troopers through over 30 unique missions, all created incorporating the same ground-breaking, stunning visual style from the TV series.
Excerpt: The last few years has seen a plethora of Lego titles, tackling such high profile properties as the original and new Star Wars trilogies, the Indiana Jones movies and even the Batman universe. It’s difficult for a kid-friendly 3D platformer not to take inspiration and borrow a few ideas from the popular series in some way.
Excerpt: You wouldn't think that mimicking the Lego platformers would be all that difficult. Few gaming franchises have been so high profile over the past four years, with developer Traveller's Tales using the colorful blocks to playfully recreate all six Star Wars movies, the original Indiana Jones trilogy, and nearly 75 years of Batman comics. So there really is no excuse for such a lame rip-off as Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes.
Pros: Accurately recreates the characters, settings, and visual style of the TV series
Cons: Awkward, unresponsive controls, Confusing level design and art, Terrible camera angles, Repetitive mission combat and puzzles
Excerpt: When I first read that there was a 3D platformer coming out on the XBox 360 based on the very cool TV series of the same name, I was a little over the moon. Unfortunately my high expectations were crushed immediately when I started playing the game which had fiddle some controls, lackluster gameplay and Spartan looking graphics. Yes my friends, developer Krome Studios had dropped the ball of this latest Star Wars game.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Review
19 December 2009
Conclusion: I can appreciate its hard to get a project off the ground these days but I get the feeling Krome work best when working on originally IP’s unrestricted by licences that may restrict what they can and can’t do. Their recent Hellboy game is another example of a game that wasn’t too well received. My only guess to how a studio could be reduced to releasing such average games would be a deadline was set and that was what they had to work too.