Now that the new video game Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes is out, reviews are starting to come in like Holofeed dispatches from the front, and it is looking more like a casualty report than a string of victories.
- TheForce.net points out that it’s really for kids and not for gamers, and gives it 3.5 out of 5 stars, highlighting the co-op play.
- TeamXbox gives it a 4.8 out of 10, likes the many levels and characters, but finds the game, especially the graphics and gameplay, unpolished.
- BigShinyRobot warns that this game will blow fans’ minds — if they are under 12. Otherwise, the frustrating game controls negate the good graphics and sound to give a final review of 5.5 out of 10.
- Gamespot likes how the game accurately looks, sounds, and feels like a lost episode of The Clone Wars, but in the end, the game “messes up nearly every single aspect of the familiar Lego formula, turning what should have been a quick-paced romp with cartoon Jedi into a dreary mess of clunky controls and confusing level design” – 3.5 out of 10.
- Danny Willis, blogging for the San Jose Mercury News, hated it, and suggests that the game was ” personally designed by anti-gaming zealot and famed lunatic Jack Thompson.”
And if you’d rather read about the trivia of the game’s development, GameInformer has tons of things you didn’t know about the making of Republic Heroes.