Everyone knows I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and a gamer to boot, so it makes sense that I’ve been big into whatever Star Wars games have released over the last few decades. This is true and over the last decade or so, I’ve been dutifully keeping up with the virtual adventures in the galaxy far, far away.
The problem, however, is that I missed a BUNCH of early Star Wars titles. My family didn’t have a lot of money growing up (I was well into high school before my family even had a computer in the house), and as such I simply couldn’t afford to play the latest and greatest games as they released. While my collection features practically every single Star Wars gaming memorabilia released (because I can afford them now), I still haven’t had the chance to play through many of them.
Thanks to modern technology and the ready access of retro titles on modern playable systems…I’m finally fixing this. I’ll be documenting my adventures through the history of LucasArts’ various Star Wars games, providing insight into their development, while doing my best to not suck at playing them. So come join me as I start off on this adventure with Dark Forces.
This may seem like an odd place to start, as there were several games released before this, but this is one I’ve never played before. Couple that with the release of the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (which features a similar storyline in stealing the Death Star plans) and I thought this would be the perfect place to start off. I hope you enjoyed my ltitle adventure and maybe learned a little something too! Until next time, be sure to let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below!
There are a wealth of video games out in the world today, with new ones dropping every week. Here at Cinelinx, our love of games has led to Joysticking, a series in which we dive head-first in the newest games, showcase titles you may have not heard before, and play through the games you care about most.