There was a time when Star Wars games allowed fans to go on their own exciting adventures across the galaxy. That time is over.
Good read. So, poor management with the over-reliance of Star Wars games, which reduced in quality. In defense, they were made in a different era, not to mention the brand was a cash cow. Then we have Disney come in right when LucasArts was trying to pick themselves up and killed their new hope. Now we get mangled EA titles, because Disney knows nothing about video games. I seriously hope Disney brings the studio back when the Wars' license expires on EA, whether they want to make games or not, and let the studio do their own thing.
the same that happened with the movies ....they become completely trash and retard ....Star Wars "World" after the 2 new shty movies is dead
I was tempted to just say EA without reading the article! But yeah there is a lot in the article. I still hope Disney turns the game over to a better/previous developer after the contract expires. Or even pay EA off and do it now. Or just break the contract because of EA risking their name with the Micro transactions.
"Disney knows nothing about video games." Disney know nothing about Star Wars. Fixed that for you.
Too many self inflicted wounds. Disney swooping in for the kill like a vulture didn't help either. Why they thought giving EA sole publishing rights is beyond me. Two FPS games and a few mobile games later they have little to show for it in the last 4 years.
PS1 - N64 - Xbox/PS2/GC days were the golden years. My favorite Star Wars titles were Jedi Knight II: Outcast KOTOR Rebel Assault II Rogue Squadron/Leader Jedi Alliance ...and even OBI WAN, lol
Try to get a hold of Republic Commando. Cool game and if it were either remade, rebooted, or continued as a sequel would be badass!
Can I play republic commando on my ps 4??
@ObviousGoldfish Youre going to have to either get an OG xbox, a 360, or an xbone. It was an OG xbox release and i caught up with it on my 360. I recommend this old gem of a game.
Actually it's on Steam as well, and you can pretty much run it on a potato.
I even liked Jedi Power Battles for the PS1/Dreamcast.
Oh add that, POD Racer on N64, and Lego Star Wars trilogy
I'm not ashamed to say I spent more than a fair share of time on Pod Racing. Though KoTOR 1 and 2 were my all time favorite Star Wards games by far.
Jedi Academy was the bomb!
EA. Nuff said.
After LucasArts died,I lost hope
Will there ever be a New Hope???
Not from my point of view
What do you think happened? "Gaming", went mainstream through the mid 2000s. When things become popular, and the tidal wave of stupid people become customers, this is the end result. Sports, music, movies, games. It's doesn't matter. When something becomes popular, the bulk of the population, which are morons, start being catered to by profit seeking companies. Have to have that "mass appeal" to maximize that bank. End of story.
Best summary of entertainment in general I've seen yet. Though, I'd contend that casualization began well before the mid 2000s.
I'd say The Sims was the beginning of the casualisation. It was one of the first games to pull a mass market of male and female gamers who would never have even thought about touching the pastime. EA's grubby paws all over it again, and you know how The Sims has used it's player base to push cut content and microtransactions in the early days.
You may be correct, I was just thinking of the most crucial pivot point, which I thought to be the mid-PS2 era. Things just exploded at that time. Sales records, and by extension, popularity records, had begun to be set prior to that of course, with PS1, Dreamcast, etc. etc.
all i want is HD remake KOTOR 1 & 2, thats all they had do, and they cannot even do that
there is no need check out the mods for the game on PC
still would have been nice, i enjoyed the mmo, wish they had done new kotor with that engine
Disney and EA happened.
Lucasarts' slow creative death happened way before Disney/EA was in the picture. They had terrible management virtually all throughout the 7th gen, with the cancellations of promising stuff like BF3 and Final Assault (or whatever FPS that was called).
Disney and EA have killed the franchise. I have no interest in the newer movies, or the video games.
Publishers the like of EA insistence that SP games were dead/not as - potentially - profitable as MP w/MTs.
Quite a few things but EA is the big one!
EA, just looked what they allowed to be done to Mass Effect....
They've all come out on xbox one via backwards compatibility. Battlefront looks amazing for an old game.
LOL. They may as well have titled this "It's Crap on EA Day."
Can you imagine a new KotoR? Especially today? It would be amazing!
We can't get more quality Star wars games, yet they seem to be able to release another Shaq Fu game? Whaaa?
Remember Star Wars Galaxies? Damn I miss that
I've recently installed the restoration mod for KOTOR to after a fresh install of my old Physical version of the game but bow the resolution is all fkd up, trying to run it on win10 64bit
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