09/25/2004: Gem o'the Day:
From the comments to a post at A Perfectly Cromulent Blog:
What does matter is that Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for X-Box and PS2. I played it last night with a few of my nerd-friends. It has a look and feel similar to Halo (if that means anything to you), though is still lacks a certain je ne sais pas, relative to Halo. However, Star Wars: Battlefront has one major, astoundingly awsome asset that Halo and is progeny does not have: you can play the bad guys! Not connecting the dots yet? Allow me.
If you play the bad guys on the first level, you get to fight as the little robotic army that goes up against the Gungans. Translation: you get to shoot Jar-Jar Binks over, and over, and over again!!! With sniper rifles, blasters, run him over with vehicles, etc. And that, my friends, is something even casual Star Wars fans have been wanting to do for years. Kudos, Lucas Arts, for getting something right, at last.
Posted by denny at September 24, 2004 03:09 PM
Believe me, more exciting than the prospect of playing a battle droid in the Gungan war is the promise of playing a stormtrooper on the 5th moon of Endor and - as depicted in the game's preview - blowing away Ewoks with a bloodlust unmatched since the last time I played Sega NHL '93. Finally, a great wrong will be righted as the military might of the Empire is correctly brought to bear against those miserable wannabe Mon-Chi-Chis....
Posted by Pete at September 24, 2004 03:18 PM
Len on 09.25.04 @ 09:17 PM CST