9 Ridiculous Star Wars Games EA Should and Shouldn’t Make
The Plain Ridiculous
Chewbacca’s Big Adventure (Phil Hornshaw)
Set in the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Chewbacca Von Wookiee finds himself fleeing Kashyyyk as the Galactic Empire rises on Coruscant. A known Jedi sympathizer (and secret rebel intelligence agent), Chewbacca makes his way across the galaxy in hopes of helping his friends Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi one day — but in the meantime, his high-ranking Kashyyykian soldier’s life is over. As Chewbacca begins to wander the galaxy in search of adventure, he realizes two important things: 1. everyone is racist against wookiees, and 2. nobody has a goddamn clue what he’s saying — including the player controlling him. BioWare presents the most immersive and emotional morality tale it has ever created, in which players don’t just have to choose their responses and make important decisions in how they interact with characters, but they have to figure out what the hell they just said by gauging characters’ reactions. A constant battle against pulling off NPCs’ arms in frustration, Chewbacca’s Big Adventure is one wookiee’s tale of self-discovery and howling. Lots and lots of howling.
Mos Eisley Cantina (Ron Whitaker)
The new rhythm game from EA. Mos Eisley Cantina lets you create a character that will perform vocal and dance numbers on the stage at the famous watering hole. You’ll sing and dance while dodging thrown objects and blaster fire. At launch, we’ll include 30 different authentic Star Wars songs, with hundreds more coming as paid post-launch DLC. Make sure to save up for the expansion where you can play everyone’s favorite pop song from Jabba’s palace! Better with Kinect.
Skimboard (James Murff)
Developer: EA Black Box
The latest in killer sports titles from EA, Skimboard puts you in control of the coolest extreme sport in Star Wars: skimboarding! Perform complicated hoverboard tricks around an open-world Mos Eisley, avoid the smugglers and Hutt thugs that prowl the streets, and earn enough money to get offworld. Day-one DLC includes Cloud City and Coruscant for those wanting to continue their skimboarding beyond the conclusion of the story! Comes with a YouTube recording feature that can be unlocked for a few dollars.
Fett: Bounty Hunter (Ian Cheong)
Boba Fett is a man who walks on the edge of the law, on the thin line between right and wrong. A crew of reality TV producers from Coruscant follow Fett around as he tracks down his marks throughout known space. Along the way, he receives a mark for another ex-clone Trooper, who is most undoubtedly a clone of his dad. He must learn to set his feelings aside by bringing the lawbreaker to justice– and all his actions are recorded and broadcast for mass galactic consumption.
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