Додано: 28 лютого
In short, this is a great game that I enjoyed immensely and definitely worth a look.
I can never finish most modern FPS games. They are either lacking and uninteresting in their gameplay or just a mindless run-and-gun game.
Rare are the games where the action is fast-paced, but not too fast or bugged. Gameplay that is fluid and quick, but not mindless.
For this reason, older games are often a breath of fresh air, as was the case with this game. I got this game through a Humble Bundle, and I am very pleased that I did.
The levels are fun and well thought out, making you think about what you are doing and how you are going to move forward. You also have to pay attention to detail, or risk spending time searching for that lever or button that will get you moving to the next area. At the same time movement is quick, ensuring that the levels don't drag out and get boring and tedious.
The action itself is much like newer games. There's a good spread of different weapons, although I tended to prefer the lightsaber once I god it. It was great fun slashing through my opponents. The boss fights are, at normal difficutly, easy and satisfying at the same time. The only exception to this was the final boss fight that was somewhat drawn out and got boring towards the end. Without spoiling anything, the endings depend on how you play and I felt that it made up for the somewhat crap boss fight.
I never really used the force powers much, except for Force Jump. I did use some in the final boss fight, but the actions is more than good enough without the powers and I had a great time blasting and slashing my opponents.
This game has the benefit of being a Star Wars game, and therefore able to use the appropriate music. I rarely enjoy the in-game music as much as I did in this game. The music itself is fantastic, well-timed and just that little bit extra that makes this game even greater. A lot of the time I was actually listening to, and enjoying the music as it really set the mood for a specific situation or level.
Towards the middle of the game I had constant flashbacks to the Nintendo 64 Star Wars game. Good times.
The graphics arent all that great, which is also obvious from the screenshots in the store page. That being said, I got used to it very quickly, and after about 10 minuts I wasn't offering that graphics a thoght. It felt just as natural as when playing Crysis or any other game (not that I enjoyed Crysis anywhere near as much as this game).
Also worth a mentions is the cutscenes. I really like this style of doing them and wish more games would do the same.
All in all, this is a very good game and I recommend it to any fans of FPS or Star Wars games without hesitation.
Be aware that Steam has also been sloppy (again) and the game doesn't work 100%. A few levels in, the game started asking me for CD2 in order to play cutscenes. Naturally, I didn't have one as this is a digital Steam copy, and therefore I had to watch youtube every time I wanted to see the cutscenes which sucks because the cutscenes are awesome, and in the finale you have to find the right video or risk confusion and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ness.
I do believe there are some other issues with the Steam version as well, but I didn't really notice (or care).
I got this through a bundle so I didn't really care about the smaller issues that the Steam version has, but if you want a better version you might want to take a look at the one being sold on Good Old Games. Rumour has it that GOG has a better version.
Also note that the main menu and cutscenes of the game will always be showed in a small window. I don't believe this is related to the Steam version, but rather the fact that this game wasn't designed to run on the hardware we use today.
The game itself is always full-screen and works perfectly.