Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Heroes
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Developer(s) Krome Studios
LucasArts Singapore (DS)[1]
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2 (United States only), Nintendo DS
Release date(s) October 6, 2009
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution Blu-ray Disc, DVD, UMD, Wii Optical Disc

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes is a third-person action-adventure video game developed by LucasArts Singapore and Krome Studios, published by LucasArts, and released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2 (in the US only) and Nintendo DS.[2][3] The game is a tie-in to The Clone Wars television series and was released on October 6, 2009.[4]

Plot[edit]

A brand-new storyline takes the player on a multi-faceted adventure to stop a mysterious techno assassin's destructive plot. The game takes place between Season 1 and Season 2 of the television series. The game's primary antagonists are bounty hunter Cad Bane, Skakoan mercenary Kul Teska and Sith Lord Count Dooku along with his apprentice Asajj Ventress.

Gameplay[edit]

The game allows players to play as Jedi Knights, clone troopers and other characters, and contains 40 missions. The gameplay changes on certain missions. On missions with Jedi characters, it is platforming based. On missions with Clone characters, it is third-person shooting based. The game has a similar visual look to the series it is based on. The feel of the game is similar to LucasArts' 2005 video game, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars The Force Unleashed, and the LEGO Star Wars series. The game also features a drop in/drop out co-op mode. A fixed camera angle is used in the game. [5]

Characters[edit]

Playable Jedi characters include:

Playable Clone trooper characters include:

Playable Bounty Hunter characters include:

  • Cad Bane

Some enemies are in the game like Count Dooku, Kul Teska and Asajj Ventress. Many other members of the cast from the series are non-playable, like Padmé Amidala, Yoda and the battle droids. The player is able to use Force powers when playing as a Force-sensitive character. To balance things out, the clone troopers have a huge array of weaponry.[6]

Reception[edit]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes scored generally negative reviews. Chris Roper of IGN gave the game a 4.8/10, starting his review by saying, “The first thing you'll notice is that pretty much regardless of which system you play it on, it looks rather terrible.”[7] Roper then goes on to say “About five seconds after you notice how bad it looks, you'll realize that the game's platforming elements are unresponsive and oftentimes frustrating.” He closed his review stating that “Unless you or your kids want to play as Jedi or clone troopers just for the sake of doing so, then there's really nothing here that'll keep anyone, young or old, interested for very long.” Roper recommends playing a Lego Star Wars game instead. The game was also criticized on the fixed camera view.

The game scored a generally unfavorable 46% at Metacritic.com.[8]

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