The Pike Lightsaber, infamous weapon of the Shadow Guards from the game, The Force Unleashed which was released for most consoles a few months ago. Being a huge fan of the game who has completed it several times for the sheer joy of blasting my enemies away with epic powers non-stop, I was excited when I saw this weapon, as I always thought the pike sabers from TFU were awesome. Now, to remove any confusion, the Shadow Guard is NOT the Red guards you see in the old movies, they are the Emperor's Royal Guards who use a Force Pike weapon.
The Lightsaber Pike is basically a metal staff, which can ignite a short lightsaber blade on the end. Typically the pike is silver, but I think I also remember seeing a black and gold version in The Force Unleased. The developer of this hilt, Vek, has done a good job but I think more work is needed. In terms of shape its basically perfect and I commend you on that, but I feel the textures and design of the pike could definately be improved.
I have done some looking around and its not easy to find good pictures of this weapon, but I did find a few which do include a bit more design, like some black rings at the top, perhaps a darker texture on the grip and things like that, because at a distance it almost looks like a plain silver pole, this seems to be something to do with the shaders, when your facing one way, it appears that the bottom half is darker, then when you face another way, its the top half.
So yeh, that about sums it up, great idea with putting this together, shape and size is great, but I would like to see a v2 with improved texturing and shaders, or maybe even make a black one with gold trim just for me! Great work for your first attempt Vek, keep it up.
I COMMAND THEE TO DOWNLOAD! ... if you like what you see of course. ;)
================================================ THE FORCE UNLEASHED PIKE LIGHTSABER BY VEK892 ================================================ Title: The Force Unleashed Pike Lightsaber Author: Vek892 E-Mail: Vek892@live.com File Name: TFU_Pike_Saber.pk3 File Size: 52.0 KB (53,248 bytes) Date Released: 11/05/08 ================================== Installation: Simply extract the pk3 to the gamedata/base folder of your Jedi Academy directory. ========================= Description: From Wookiepedia: "Lightsaber pikes, also known as lightsaber lances, were weapons used by the Emperor's Shadow Guard. The Emperor's Royal Guard and Imperial Senate Guard also used these weapons alongside the Shadow Guard in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, though it is unknown if these other two guard factions kept using them or went back to using their Force pikes afterwards. Kazdan Paratus used a lightsaber pike as well. The pikes were quarterstaffs that could be ignited to use a lightsaber blade, that was shorter and thicker than a normal one, from one end. Including the blade, the weapon was almost as long as the body, could keep enemies at a distance, and gave the wielder the advantage of a longer reach. The staff portion of the weapon was constructed from phrik allowing it to resist lightsabers." Made after taking a request made by Zappa for a Pike Saber. Based off of the Shadow Guard's Pike's from Cloud City. For SP use type in "saber pikesaber", in MP it is in the Double-Bladed Menu Enjoy! ~Vek ================================== BUGS: None that I know of..... ================================== NOTES: This is intended to be a dual-release with Zappa's Shadow Gaurds ================================== Credits: Zappa - The Shader File 1ShotDoctor - Some texturing help Lucas Arts - For The Force Unleashed Video Game The Void for their help, suggestions and comments. For use with packs/mods: Please ask me for permission first via E-Mail. ====================================================================== THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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