Archive for July 9th, 2005

Star Wars Game Reviews

July 09th, 2005 | Category: Gaming News

Sure, it sounds great reading the reviews about new games on pc, ps2. You name it. To bad some of us don’t have that graphic card it requires or the money to buy it. I mean. Just downloading and playing the demos isn’t really that much of a thrill.

I was going to do an article about Republic Commando three but sadly they don’t sell the game here, and I can’t impost it at the moment. And just judging the game by an demo? But like I said, it just doesn’t come near the real thing.

But even playing and finding the demo is drag. And sometime or another your hands are just itching to swing a lightsaber at something. Yes, I know, it must be a real pathetic existence to live without the thrill of good games. Which is so in my case.

So, for those beginners and people who just need some good entertainment, why not ROMs? I mean if you have GameBoy, it proofs to be some use, especially on a plane.

And then yes, of course there are emulators, the perfect thing to entertain your self. Funny for gamers, a tad speck of thrill for the normal people that doesn’t spent their day in front of their pc. So, here is a nice review from me to those who simply love their ROMs.

S.W. Trilogy – Apprentice of the Force {Fourth Episode)

Hmm, since the last three episodes were made first it happened the same with the ROMs. The graphics isn’t that great. The coloring is plain with just the basic outline.

I enjoyed the game play overall. The commands was simple yet effective. It seems they concentrated more on the game play then graphics. You start as Luke Skywalker as a mere padawan. You play through the story line as you advance onto levels you advance on your force powers. The ending was a bit of is disappointment to me. Its too abrupt and I found my self-growing bored with the level. Even the fight with Darth Vader was a breeze…

Mark out of ten: 7

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith

The graphics was good, better then Apprentice of the force. You had a lot more freedom and ground to cover. You can choose between Obi Wan Kenobi or Anakin. Guess whom I took? Anyway it follows the same storyline as the movie, though the battle scenes are much longer. I didn’t like it so much though. The controls didn’t have the reflexivity as Apprentice of the force. It was also by the fact how they drew characters faces when they talked. They spoiled his attitude and character a lot, especially with his graphics of his face. It didn’t make sense to me. The game was rather a bit of a disappointment to me.

Mark out of ten: 6

~Gaming Reporter Hellra, VE Today Staff
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“Star Wars” Princess Inspires Real Royal Name

July 09th, 2005 | Category: News

The name of Norwegian Princess Leah was inspired by a major character in the “Star Wars” trilogy, the set of hit movies created by filmmaker George Lucas, the mother of the infant princess was quoted in saying about a month ago.     “I must admit that I have always been a big ‘Star Wars’ fan, and Princess Leia has always been the most beautiful (princess) in the whole world,” Princess Martha Louise said in an interview with a Norwegian newspaper not that long after Leah’s birth.

     Princess Leah was born on April 8, 2005. The young infant princess is currently fifth in line to the Norwegian throne. Her mother is very proud of her and wants her daughter to become a queen.

     In the hit classic trilogy of the “Star Wars” franchise, now with a total of two trilogies and six movies altogether, Princess Leia is the daughter of Queen-turned-Senator Padme Amidala Skywalker and Jedi Knight-turned-Sith Lord Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, and is also the sister to Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker.

     Princess Louise did not comment on the slight spelling difference of the two names. However, the two names are pronounced the same.

~ Reporter Jack Nebulax, VE Today Staff
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Empire at War Preview

July 09th, 2005 | Category: Gaming News

With this new RTS game from Lucas Arts, you might be wondering, what’s going to make this game better than other RTS and other Star Wars games? Well here is your answer:

1: There will only be two sides to this battle: The Galactic Empire, and the Rebel Alliance.

2: Empire at War will have a “persistent universe”, meaning you’re in control of the galaxy, and you shape it throughout the game. Also your troops stay with you for the entire game, until you lose them.

3: There will be over 40 planets to fight on, a bunch of units, heroes, etc, to choose from, and battles in space or land.

4: Empire at War will have an “open sandbox” style of play. That means there is no set mission line (ex: Mission 1, Mission 2, etc.) and you don’t have to finish all mission before beating the game.

5: The hero’s in the game will have different abilities, and they might affect your other troops or might help your economy, if stationed on a certain planets or in a space battle. Each hero contributes differently, and you can pick if you even want to use one in battle

My personal thoughts on this game are that it’s going to rock and I’m going to go buy it as soon as I can. If you look at the graphics and what the combat system is looking to be like, it’s going to be a great RTS game. I’m still a Galactic Battlegrounds player, so I like RTS games, but I think this game will attract other players.

Also EVERYONE that reads this article should check out the videos for this game, you will be in awe, I sure was. Please click here for the video.

Maybe with this game we can finally eradicate the rebel scum once and for all!

~Gaming Reporter Yillis, VE Today Staff
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