Star Wars: Empire at War Preview

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Borsk, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

  2. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Errr ... Rebellion, Force Commander, Battlegrounds. :)




    Here's a few scans of a preview evidently from a magazine called Computer Gaming World (wherever that's sold?)

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  3. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    Force Commander and Battlegrounds weren't *really good* strategy games. I liked Rebellion, for what it was.
     
  4. JediSearch

    JediSearch S.C.A.L.P. Special Ops

    I really liked Battlegrounds, but would have liked to see more civs. I am looking forward to Empire at War.
     
  5. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    I liked Battlegrounds better the first time around when it was called Age of Empires II. I'm not a big fan of taking a successful game and slapping Star Wars (or Star Trek) graphics on it. In almost every case, such games look "dated" as soon as they're released and lack any originality. My opinion though.
     
  6. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    Never thought much about FOrce Commander, other than what a huge waste of money it was. Battlegrounds kept me amused for quite a while, insofar as it was AOE a-la SW....Battlefront still has my attention for being a straightforward killing spree game with no baggage.

    Have had a glimpse at whats to come, Empire at War seems definitely worth a further look. I'll withhold judgement til I've had a chance to play it ;)
     
  7. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    The game is supposed to be released in February 2006...my birthday is in February...hmmm....

    You can view a trailer here:

    http://www.lucasarts.com/games/swempireatwar/indexFlash.html#Gallery.Trailers

    NOTE: I don't care for the prequel podrace sound effects being used in the OT time period for totally different ships. :flame: :banghead:

    Here's some screenshots (click to see a larger image):

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  8. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    Having played the demo at C3, this years SW game of choice for me will still be battleFront II. Set for release in November, the odds are that I'll be deeply engrossed in that by February.

    Empire at War does look great though. Here's hoping the gameplay lives up to the hype.
     
  9. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

  10. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Geek Jedi

    The game is certainly looking very good and superior to Rebellion (Even though I enjoyed it for what it was) and the disasterous Force Commander and Star Wars Galactic Battleground. Looks like LucasArts have finally got it right. I must get the demo soon and play it.
     
  11. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    The demo doesn't let you do a whole lot.

    It looks like they have characters that you can use (similar to Rebellion), but the only one in the Demo is Han/Chewie. I'm not sure if they have the emphasis on Diplomacy like Rebellion did.
     
  12. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    Release Date: Feb 16th
    Price: $49.95
     
  13. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    GameTrailers.com has a few movies for this game (two added in the last couple of days) - despite the web site's name, they don't have just actual advertising trailers, they also have gameplay movies too. Movies usually come in both QucikTime and Windows Media formats and can be anything from a couple of megabytes upwards in size.
     

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