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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Review - Xbox

7.5
Gameplay: 7 stars 7
Graphics: 6 stars 6
Audio: 6 stars 6
Multiplayer: 7 stars 7
Innovation: 9 stars 9
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The story finally fit's in to place. George Lucas went off on a limb with Episode 1 & 2, but made up for all his strange plots in Episode 3 as it’s blown onto the big screen as one of the biggest blockbuster movies ever. LucasArts have of course jumped on the idea to make a game that coincides with the movie, but does the game give as much justice to the series as the movie? Read on to find out.

We recommend you don’t read this review or for that fact play the game until you see the movie, as there are spoilers throughout both regarding the storyline of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Gameplay

The Lord of The Rings games come to mind when playing Revenge of the Sith, and no, not The Third Age. Revenge of the Sith is remarkably similar to Return of the King, and The Two Towers. You follow Anakin and Obi-wan Kenobi’s journey as Anakin of course slowly turns to the dark side (if you don’t know that by now, you don’t deserve to have it kept from you). You press A to jump, but basically every other button is attack, with the right trigger allowing you to use the force, and your left trigger to block attacks. There are plenty of combos and force moves to master, and as you progress through the missions you find that you can upgrade all of your skills at the end of each level. If you kill your enemies well enough to score “Masterful” kills, then you’ll get more upgrade points at the end of the level.

Throughout the early levels you are taught the basic maneuvers, how to block, how to hit the laser beams back at the enemies, and how to do basic light-saber moves and combos, however as you advance throughout the game you’ll learn the ways of the force, and your strength will slowly increase. Throughout the singleplayer campaign, you come across several evils from the movie, such as General Grievous, and especially when he pulls out all four of his light-sabers that he’s been “collecting” as he said in the movie.

The game is full of a whole array of enemies that you see in the movie, such as the clones, the droids, and those guards with the electricity sticks that block light-saber attacks very well. As you progress through the game, of course, the enemies get tougher, but the moves you learn along with the skills you improve on all even out. The user interface shows you your force and health meters. The force meter regenerates slowly, and you can regenerate your health by using your force, so if you play through the game with a bit of hesitation, you can easily fight your way through the toughest of situations on the hardest difficulty.

Using the force becomes a large part of Star Wars Episode III as you progress further in to the game. You can use the force to lift up your ... (continued next page)