Starhawk for PS3 Wasn’t the First Game Called Starhawk to Plagiarize Star Wars

GeekParty's Josh Wirtanen: "I really enjoyed the PS3-exclusive Starhawk, though I was grumpy enough about the game’s later microtransactions that I sort of gave up on it.

Recently, it’s come to my attention that the PS3 game wasn’t the first game to ever be called Starhawk; there was an arcade game of the same title made by Tim Skelly for Cinematronics back in the 1970s. While it wasn’t an official Star Wars game, it replicated the Death Star trench run of A New Hope, going so far as to include TIE fighters."

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ghettosmurf2298d ago

I was so disappointed with this game. Its predecessor Warhawk is still one of my favorites.

Godmars2902298d ago

Plagiarize is an excessively strong word to be using in cases where a single element out of the entirety of something draws similarities to a far more known and iconic work. As is unscrupulous.

NewMonday2298d ago

it could be said Star Wars also plagiarized Lensmen, the original "galactic cops" before the Jedi and Green Lantern.

detroitmademe2298d ago

Where is our warhawk type of gameplay for PS4?ive been waiting for a game like warhawk,im hoping star wars battlefront 3 will scratch that itch but ig only time will tell

DialgaMarine2298d ago (Edited 2298d ago )

Plagiarize? Do you know what Plagiarize even means? It literally means to copy something word for word, while changing very very little. If Starhawk is a plagiarization of Star Wars, then Halo is a direct copy & paste of Starship Troopers.

I personally loved Starhawk. The SP might have been kind of shit, but the MP was brilliant because of the build & battle system and very balanced gameplay. I really hope there's a sequel in the works for PS4.

detroitmademe2298d ago (Edited 2298d ago )

yea i also put alot of hours into both starhawk and warhawk.someone needs to bring us one of these types of games to current-gen,it baffles my mind that there isnt one yet.Is it really that big of a risk?

u-bEttA-rUn2298d ago (Edited 2298d ago )

yes I've spent so many hours playing Warhawk screaming into the headsets while my music is blasting from my xmb lol some of the most balanced gameplayand well-designed stages I've ever played online... Starhawk was really good also it just didn't appeal to a lot of people:(