The lights are on
In honor of my time with Game Informer coming to a close, the crew let me pick the Replay this week – and for some reason I took pity on staff and viewer alike by not picking some obscure hardcore PC strategy game from the '80s.
Jedi Power Battles is a surprisingly good co-op brawler from the depths of the dark era of Episode I madness. The PSone 3D graphics are of course rough on modern eyes, but the gameplay holds up much better...at least when you're not literally stuck between Jar Jar and an oncoming hovertank. I played an obnoxious amount of this game (after my second time through Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete) one summer at an overnight job where I could play PlayStation games on a tiny 13-inch TV. At least the pixels weren't quite so obvious on that crappy little box.
The Roulette this week is another Star Wars game from the same era, and it too surprises in its failure to suck -- even if it's no X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.
Thanks for watching and for everything else over the years, everyone.
Check out more episodes at our Replay hub.
I REMEMBER THIS GAME!!! :D :D :D
I sense a sarcasm in the force.
Eh, it looks better than Dan's buttmaster wrestling game.
Best of Luck, Adam! ^_^d
Wish you the best adam!
Bye Adam, as I said on Twitter, I wish you all the best!
Good luck! Cork makes the replay when he's on em, that Tommy Pickles reference.
In commemoration of Adam's time at GI, one of you guys should Boost Juice once per Replay for the next ten years. Best of luck at your new job, Adam!
i love this game one of the best star wars games ever
Good luck in future endeavors Adam!
This was my first game for PS2.
This is so nostalgic, I remember the Episode 1 game, I tried to kill all Gungans. And I love the stereotype nerd corrections.
13 inch TV? Wow. I don't know if I could ever stand that
I've never heard of this game. I really wish that you had been on more Replays because you could've picked some awesome and obscure PC games.
Good luck with the new job, Adam! ^_^
People at one of Dan's jobs thought he was a pretentious, snotty little sh*t?
...I wonder why.
The thing that Dan called a construction bot looks like a Mega Man Legends boss.
Awww, you played Lunar? You should stay and write a spotlight feature about it...
The Dreamcast version looked and played so much better, I'd suggest that one to anyone wanting to try this game.
That was a great replay. Really funny, but at the same time, very sad. Good luck Adam. Hope you're very successful.