Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Business as usual

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a standard beat 'em up for the Nintendo DS, and a pretty good one at that. In the beginning you only have one force-power, the push, but you can learn more. The game starts off where the movie began, Anakin and Obi-Wan rescuing Palpatine from his crashing ship. The sprites and art for the characters look just BARELY like the actors in the movie, but the sprites for the enemies resemble their movie counterparts a lot better. The first boss is pretty grindy, you face a fighter-droid and since you only have three chances before you have to start the fight over if you don't have much experience with the controls you may end up repeating the fight a few times. After a while the game starts to get a little grindy, but since this is a first impressions section it may get better as it goes on. The controls are simple, but X should have been jump instead of A and Y on its own should have been force-push, instead you have to hold R and then press B to force-push, and your buildup attack, Vaders Fury requires you to hold B down, but B is also your main attack, so if you're surrounded by enemies and want to clear them out with a single hit you'll take a lot of damage before they're done, and Vaders Fury doesn't always work right. So far aside from that I like the game, which is more than I can say for the movie.

BTW, yesterday's post was an April Fools joke, for those of you without access to a Binary converter