PC PREVIEW: STAR WARS: REPUBLIC COMMANDO

I have to admit my interest with anything related to Star Wars is pretty much a thing of the past. The last movie caused me to tune out anything that had the words Star Wars in it. Now I know there are die-hard fans out there that are getting ready to write hate mail with my name on it. I was asked to rent the game Star Wars Battle Front to play online with a friend and I will admit the game was fun to play. It had a great offline mode and an intense online mode as well. I soon forgot all about my personal grudges with Mr. Lucas and the way he destroyed some of my favorite movies. I just enjoyed the game for what it was a great game. After playing the game for a while, I noticed that I unlocked a trailer for SWRC. Although it was short, it really looked neat so I went looking for more information on the newest game coming out.

SWRC is an FPS where you play the leader of an elite squad of advanced storm troopers. Each of the main characters all have a special talent that will be needed to succeed. The days of light-sabers are over and each member has a powerful weapon. It looks like the game will be broken into 3 major areas. These include the planet Geonsis, a large Republic ship and the planet of Kashyyyk. Each level will feature detailed graphics and different creatures to fight. The game also seems to be team driven. To succeed teammates will need to find and fire turrets for added cover while the demolitions expert has time to set the explosives. The game will also feature some surprises from the third film in the new trilogy.

The PC version will be released first and is almost done. Tthe controls handled great and the graphics are very impressive, backed by an impressive storyline and a lot of action.. Take a look at the screen shots and the features below. Stay tuned....

Features:

  • Explore the military side of the Star Wars universe like never before
  • Explore eight diverse environments including the hostile surface and subterranean setting of the planet Geonosis, the massive machine-like interiors of a Separatist Core Ship, a disabled and overrun Republic Assault Ship and the lower jungles and tree cities of the Wookiee home planet of Kashyyyk, while you take on special operations that feature hostage rescue, infiltration/data retrieval, assassination, assault, sabotage and reconnaissance objectives
  • Access to more than twelve authentic weapons including the primary Republic Commando firearm, the DC-17m and secondary weapon the DC-15s Blaster Pistol, as well as enemy weapons such as the Trandoshan Slaver Shotgun and Geonosian Elite Beam Weapon
  • Innovative squad combat utilizing intuitive and accessible "smart squad" command system featuring squad markers and stances
  • Challenging combat with enemies that include Trade Federation Super Battle Droids and Droidekas, Geonosian Warriors and Elites, and Trandoshan Slavers and Mercenaries.
  • Multi-player capabilities including deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture the flag.
  • Play with up to 16 players online via Internet play on PC.

Press:

Star Wars: Republic Commando presents a dramatic military-style action experience from the point-of-view of an elite squad member of a Republic Special Operations unit. In this dark and intense first-person shooter, players step into the role of a Commando performing precision operations deep behind enemy lines in this brutally realistic Star Wars combat experience!

 

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System: PC, X
Dev: LucasArts
Pub: LucasArts
Release: Feb 2005
Players: Multi
Preview By Chris
RATING (OUT OF 5)
OVERALL
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GRAPHICS
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CONTROL
NA
MUSIC/FX
NA
VALUE
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