For today's Retro Tuesday radness I am sharing with your my latest Let's Play: Super Star Wars. I make it through four levels bulls-eying Wamprats and slaughtering Jawas. No, I didn't play as the Empire I was the farm boy from Tatooine.

I took a swing at this lets play once before but was seriously clobbered in the Sand Crawler level to the point that it wasn't fun to watch. So I played it up a bit and came at it fresh with this much more interesting video. Ultimately my rustiness took hold and stopped the video inside the Sand Crawler.

I put Super Star Wars pretty high on my list for really good Star Wars games next to Tie Fighter, Yoda Stories and... not much else. I have heard the Bioware Knights of the old Republic games were superb but I have yet to take them for a spin.

I want to apologize to everyone because during the video I say I am a pretty big "Star Trek" fan when I meant to say "Star Wars." When someone realized it I immediately subjected myself to a self imposed force choke.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/28/2012 at 04:07am

There are a ton of awesome Star Wars games. The Dark Forces/Jedi Knight series is a masterpiece. The Battlefront games are incredible, and yeah the KotOR games are supposed to be awesome. The Force Unleashed games were good mindless fun, but not much in the way of substance.

Overall I think I prefer Star Wars games to the movies themselves.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/28/2012 at 04:47pm

I don't know, I love the films myself I don't think any game I have played is better than the films yet.

I still need to play a battlefront game.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/28/2012 at 08:49pm

I loved 4-6, the prequel trilogy is a bit iffy. After playing Dark Forces/Jedi Knight, Kyle Katarn became my favorite Jedi, and I really hope he shows up in the new movies.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/28/2012 at 09:56pm

I agree the originals are the best of the lot by a lightsabers margin. I saw you nabbed the Star Wars pack on Steam that has Dark Forces, I think I have a new goal for the Holiday or Summer sale.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/28/2012 at 10:25pm

The reason I got that one, to be quite honest, was that I have almost all of those games in iso and burned CD format. I wanted to go legit.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/28/2012 at 10:27pm

I will say that the original Dark Forces and Jedi Knight are probably a little hard to play these days. The graphics haven't aged well. If you jump in with Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, you'll get Quake 3 level graphics (on the Quake 3 engine, actually).

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/28/2012 at 10:55pm

Quake 3 graphics are fine to me. I can even do Ocarina of Time but that actually does age well due to Nintendo's use of solid colors instead of bad textures.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/28/2012 at 11:14pm

Nintendo are the kings of graphics that age well.

I don't suppose Jedi Knight has aged *that* poorly: http://i2.listal.com/image/826134/600full-star-wars-jedi-knight%3A-dark-forces-ii-screenshot.jpg

Dark Forces is a little worse: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ce/Dark_Forces_Gameplay.png

It's weird, first you had Dark Forces, then Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight, then Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, at which point they just dropped Dark Forces altogether. That's not as confusing as what Squaresoft did with the Final Fantasy numbering in the US.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/28/2012 at 11:16pm

Yeah. Well, I have been playing the original Doom on PS3 (Doom 3: BFG) and I think the original Doom aged really well. That kind of looks similar to Dark Forces.

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