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Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes review

Mediocre
AT A GLANCE
  • Decent graphics
  • Succeeds as a falling-down-a-cliff simulator
  • Gives you unlimited lives
  • Too few abilities and none of them are satisfying
  • Poorly-defined levels
  • Tedious, repetitive gameplay

The Clone Wars is little more than yet another of those tedious, overly-simple, unengaging, repetitive arcade-adventures that proliferate the bargain bins of games stores, preying on the wallets of well-meaning grandparents and leaving behind a stream of traumatized children in their wake.

It’s a grim button-masher of a game at the best of times, but in all honesty the game’s actually at its best when you’re just hammering the ever-suffering buttons, because the fixed camera makes the platforming segments an absolute chore. Lining up any kind of jump would be a frustrating experience, if only you didn’t have an infinite number of attempts at it. When you’re not even bothered that your character has plunged to his doom, that’s when you know you’re wasting your time. The only motivation to carry on, in fact, is to find an even more painful vertical drop onto jagged rocks to fling him off.

Droids can be ‘jacked’ in order to use their offensive capabilities, but this is way too fiddly and frustrating to entertain. There are also some shooty clone trooper bits, but why are we even talking about this game, anyway? We’d much rather talk about anything else.

Oct 6, 2009

More Info

Release date: Oct 06 2009 - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PC, PS2 (US)
Oct 09 2009 - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PC, PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PC, PS2
Genre: Action
Published by: LucasArts
Developed by: Krome Studios
Franchise: Star Wars
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Fantasy Violence
PEGI Rating:
12+

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5 comments

  • jar-head - October 10, 2009 1:08 p.m.

    how about Lucas Arts Skip's the concept of Only releasing T games, and switches over to say, Republic Commando 2?
  • trekkie2882 - October 8, 2009 11:51 p.m.

    i personally think this game was awesome! it had fun lightsaber battles and good clone shooting levels and it let you switch between them! for me personally 9/10
  • Cwf2008 - October 8, 2009 6:01 a.m.

    Succeeds as a falling-down-a-cliff-simulator LOL i cracked up when i read that
  • CreeplyTuna - October 7, 2009 8:52 p.m.

    the clone parts were kinda cool(like shadow complex, but for littler kids)...yeah, but the jedi parts were worse than bad
  • lava_lamp - October 7, 2009 1 a.m.

    the review has it sound worse than mediocre why is it a five?

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