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Rogue Squadron 3-is anyone going to bother?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Chris Bardon, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Well-Known Member

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    Is it even worth it anymore? I saw something about the preorder disc that mentioned the "hoth level". Is this to say that the game is just more of the same stuff that we've already seen? Is it worth coming back to the same material over and over again? How many times can you really do the "tripping AT-ATs on hoth" mission?

    Don't get me wrong-I really like Star Wars, and some of the space combat games have been fantastic. Rogue Leader, X-Wing, and Tie Fighter have been great, but they've covered the territory of the films well enough. KOTOR showed us that an original star wars story can work (while Shadows of the Empire showed us how it doesn't), so how about an original space combat game? A game where you play as Wedge in the post-ROTJ universe? How about a shooter set in the KOTOR era?
     
  2. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Well-Known Member

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    RS3 is actually a lot like Shadows of the Empire. You have foot missions, and then you have vehicle missions. For example, on Hoth, the mission starts out with you as Luke right after your snowspeeder is shot down, so you are on the ground and can even do the same things that Luke did in the movie (like use a grappling cable to shoot up to the bottom of an AT-AT and then slice it open and throw a thermal detonator inside).

    Beyond that, they made up storyline points to add even more missions, plus all the missions from RS2:RL are available as multiplayer missions.
     
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    I'm just getting it for the free Star Wars Arcade Vector game disc.

    Mike
     
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    Is that mission disc going to be distributed like the Ocarina of Time bonus disc? It'd be great if it is - then I could pick up the bonus disc for $10, and have the option of picking up RS3. (I'm leaning towards against picking it up, for the reasons listed above.)

    -Dave
     
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    After playing Freespace and Freespace 2, I found this series (Rogue Squadron/Leader) to be tedious and too arcadey... bring on Freespace 3. What an incredible series that was.
     
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    I'll get it for the atmosphere and to look at the pretty pictures. These types of games are fun to just pick up and play. I hope they tune the difficulty more and make beating the missions actually pose a challenge though (but loosen the requirements for gold medals a bit).
     
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    I LOVE Star Wars(who in their 20's doesn't?) and I have absolutely zero interest in this game.

    Yet another rehash...yet another reason to get rid of your Gamecube.
     
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    Hell Yeah I am getting this, I already have it preordered, The demo disc should be at my house sometime soon.

    It has the full Rogue Squadron 2 game with co-op, a brand new game with new features to the series, Factor 5 rocks, what isnb't to like about this one? The Graphics look amazing, the sound will be on-par or better then RS 2, new levels, new modes, new vehicles, looks like a winner.
     
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    So the entire RSII game is included on this? Great news, I never picked that one up. Looking forward to some 1982 SW action as well!
     
  11. Chris Bardon

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    Haven't seen anything indicating that RS2 will be on there. All I know is that the preview disc has a demo of RS2, RS3, and Gladius, as well as the '82 star wars game.

    Might have to give this one a rent first-it could be fun (I can't remember the last time a game had a good Endor level), but if it plays anything like Shadows of the Empire, I'll have to pass.
     
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    Its has the complete version of Rouge Squadron 2 with CO-OP play, this has been confirmed, you can even see it in the game trailers and some pictures.

    and for proof, this is from the offical press release,
    "Multiplayer modes encompass co-op endurance, capture-the-base, challenging dogfights and more. In addition, the entire Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader game is available for play in cooperative multiplayer mode. The game also features a comprehensive reward system allowing players to unlock numerous bonus features including extra missions, vehicles, and locations."
     
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    I want the designers to focus on the EXPANDED UNIVERSE for a fricken' change. You can only visit the same planets so many times before it gets boring.

    Shooting down Yuzzahn Vohng ships should be a hoot....and giving animated life to characters who have only appeared on books and comics so far should be fun as well. Breathe new life in the franchise. Unfortunatly, Factor 5 has stated they are only going to concentrate on the classic trilogy. I loved the N64 and GC games. If this 3rd version dosn't live up to specs, I may skip the next one...
     
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    Someone on planetgamecube's forums said that on 9/5, Best Buy will be GIVING AWAY the bonus disc. I don't know how true that is, but it's something to inquire about.

    Mike
     
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    Whether or not you can play rogue squad 2 in single player isn't a big deal to me, as I own it, but if it is co-op only I'll still be impressed, RS2 didnt have this feature. Thumbs up to Factor 5 [​IMG].
     
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    After playing the demo, I'm leaning towards waiting for a big price drop. Adding on foot missions was a huge mistake IMO, they can't compete with a game that specializes in them such as Jedi Academy.
     
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    Still waiting for my demo to come in the mail...should be here this week....
     

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