Hello, Star Wars fans! I’ve got this game recently and kept me busy for some while. If characters like Luke Skywalker, Han solo, Darth Vader ring a bell to you then you should play this game, you’ll find here the universe you like, but packed with a lot of action.
There is no force training or no introspective thinking like the movie has sometimes. You’ll find here action. A lot of action. The gameplay is – taking into consideration the PSP control limitations – like the PC game – multiplayer based, spawn points and revival as soon as there are enough reinforcements available.
For the single player you can play a campaign – a series of stages – actually all of them with some slight scenario events like the repair of Han Solo’s ship for instance or the rescue of general Akbar from a star destroyer are slightly adapted multiplayer stages with the impossibility to quickly finish the stage as you normally could. The difference is also the fact that you cannot capture some spawn points in order to end the stage faster like you normally could. Besides the campaign story you have a “Galactic conquest” option, some sort of turn based strategy, in which you can buy upgrades under the form of heroes.
In the other reviews I’ve read they say the game is bad because the lack of the story. That might be true, but this is no single player game at all. The beauty of it comes from multi player. Recently I’ve bought a wireless router and thus I’ve got the chance to use the multi player feature of the game. Oh, if the nights are not long enough for me to get enough game and sleep in the same time. It becomes obvious after you play for a while on the internet that the game is designed to be played like this. A lot of situation changes, heroes appear more often. a good player can make a difference in a team. I’m not saying the controls are hard, but playing tactical and in a team really makes a difference.
Actually besides the various star wars vehicles that are not uncommon to a lot of multiplayer games there are also the heroes I’ve mentioned before that give you great hit points and destructive power, but to enjoy this more time you will have to kill enemies. I’ve played multiplayer games which had classes, I mean different characters with different game styles, but here you can fully customize the character in terms of weapon – primary and secondary – , appearance – doesn’t affect gameplay – and different skills like increased health or increased speed when acquiring enemy spawn points. The customization can be done during the game and there is no need to die to have that opportunity, simply being next to a friendly spawn point is enough in order to have that opportunity. I have to mention here also a thing that really keeps you in the universe and that is the space battles. The fact that you can easily go inside a star destroyer is a bit childish and the downside is that the space is very limited – if you get only a km far from the objectives you’ll be warned by the game and if you don’t get closer to the action in a certain amount of time you’ll vanish. The good side is that you get to be Han Solo and you can fly his famous Millennium Falcon.
Overall I recommend this game, especially if you are a Star Wars fan and if you have the possibility to play it via multiplayer. 8 out of ten, add a halt of point if the force is strong within you .