Star Wars: Yoda Stories Review
By Brian Egan |
This title has you assume the role of young Luke Skywalker, Jedi junior varsity and errand boy for Yoda. Using the game engine from Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures, Yoda Stories has you wandering all over creation to swap items. This model makes it simple to live up to the claim that "you'll never play the same game twice" - it's a simple matter of replacing characters, bad guys, and a host of items to find and trade. Re-using this engine seems as much like a bad case of deja vu as it does a painful reminder of what made Indy such a mediocre game.
Combat is awkward and in no way satisfying. Most of the time you'll be using your lightsaber - that "elegant weapon from a more civilized age" - to dispatch beetles and snakes. Character movement is jumpy, and shooting those caffeinated beetles with a blaster is a downright bummer.
Regardless of how much of a Star Wars fan you are, it is hard to recommend this game to anyone.