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Submitted by Bitsnark 481d ago | opinion piece

Looking back - the five games that personified the golden era of LucasArts - TGV

The Gaming Vault writes:

"Yesterday wasn’t exactly a good day for gaming industry. You see, Disney, now some $4 billion lighter in the pocket after their buyout of Lucasfilm and LucasArts decided to cease all internal development activities at the latter; effectively rendering the studio creatively impotent and leaving roughly 150 now former employees twisting in the wind as a result.

In a fashion similar to Two-Face’s demise at the end of The Dark Knight, I feel its best that we gently turn the face of the LucasArts cadaver; it being arguably more important and relevant to remember LucasArts for the tremendous legacy that they left us from their superlative foray into PC gaming from the early to late nineties, rather than their slow and painful slip into numbing mediocrity and beyond which followed in later years as their Star Wars tie-in obsession strayed horrendously into over saturation and qualitative depreciation." (LucasArts, PC)

joecamnet  +   481d ago
Shame Disney felt the need to shutter such a legendary studio...
The industry is a-changing.
aliengmr  +   480d ago
LucasArts died a long time ago.
adorie  +   480d ago
The early starwars games for the SNES were fun. I liked those games!
borisfett  +   481d ago
I don't normally get sad about business decisions in the industry, but... daaaaaamn. =(
aliengmr  +   480d ago
More talented and better companies have been lost for a lot less.

LucasArts did this to themselves. They had the Star Ware franchise. Yet they managed to make more crap SW games than good one. Then, what good games there were they ignored.

Not like Battlefront 3 was a risk. In the long list of game ideas, that's like #1.
Godmars290  +   481d ago
And that's the problem: Lucasarts weren't making games anything like that. Hadn't been for years.
Bitsnark  +   481d ago
Indeed. Long before they were shut down, LucasArts were a shadow of their former selves.
alecman  +   481d ago
monkey island! one of my favorites :D
Hydralysk  +   480d ago
Great list, though since Tie fighter is technically part of the X-wing series I would've given Dark Forces 2 a mention instead.

I mean come on it was essentially a Star Wars version of Half-Life, with Light/Dark force powers.
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Bitsnark  +   480d ago
Dark Forces 2 was incredible.
Sidology  +   480d ago
Damn, Tie Fighter was SO GOOD.

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