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July 12, 2009

SWRC Retrospective

EuroGamer has a retrospective of Star Wars: Republic Commando¹ out, motivated by the game's release this week on Steam. Here's a clip:


The whole game is simply a brilliant action package that subscribes to the Halo mantra of delivering that same exhilarating burst of action again and again - all to orchestral music that blends the chants of excitable holy men with the familiar strains of John Williams.

Jesse Harlin on the music, everyone else on the "brilliant action package". ;)

Second post about Assassin's Creed will probably drop today -- have been very busy playing games for a change. Getting a new console always seems to goose that for me; it feels like I've finished as many games in the last two months as I think I finished all last year.²





¹I was lead programmer; it's a shame we never got to do a sequel. (back)
²Patently false, by the way. I finished 8 games last year, not including the game on which I worked, and have only finished 4 this year. But it's true that I feel like I have. (back)

Posted by Brett Douville at July 12, 2009 08:46 AM

Comments

I just bought Republic Commando over Steam earlier in the week, and finished it over two days. It plays exceptionally well, and is such a refreshing take on the Star Wars mythos. I'd have thought it would be a no-brainer to keep pursuing it.

Posted by: Pattom at August 4, 2009 08:06 AM

Well, I'm glad you liked it Pattom, it was a real labor of love especially at the end. Personally, I hope they run with it again, because it would be a shame to see the mechanics die. But it's probably just a one-off. Ah, well.

Posted by: Brett Douville at August 4, 2009 08:07 AM