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Star Wars: Obi-Wan

Platform : Xbox
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3.2 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • Fast-paced battles in 3D environments
  • More than 15 levels
  • Force abilities include push, pull, throw, defend, and jump
  • Face Jedi Masters such as Mace Windu, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Saesee Tiin
  • 1-2 players
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B00005V12X
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.2 x 1.5 cm ; 136 g
  • Release Date: 28 Mar. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,558 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

A long time ago, LucasArts established a sterling reputation with their classic X-Wing, TIE Fighter, and Monkey Island games. But recent efforts have varied widely in quality. Some games, like X-Wing Alliance, were outstanding. Others, such as Force Commander, were better left unreleased. Obi-Wan is LucasArts's first Star Wars: Episode I adventure game for the Xbox.

Obi-Wan chronicles the adventures of young Obi-Wan Kenobi across five acts as he battles the evil Trade Federation, the Black Heth crime organisation, and other assorted baddies. The story is nothing new, and it's hampered a bit by the Episode I setting, which simply isn't as compelling as the setting of the classic Star Wars stories.

Since you play as Obi-Wan, the primary weapon in your arsenal is the lightsaber. Using a third-person view, you use the left thumbstick to control Obi-Wan and the right thumbstick to control the lightsaber. In principle this sounds fantastic, but in practice it's a little difficult to master as camera angles can change whilst you are in the middle of a battle.

Graphically, Obi-Wan is OK, but not brilliant. It fails to take full advantage of the Xbox's fancy graphics hardware, and the environments are empty and plain, although the shadows and light effects are worth mentioning. The worse thing in the game is probably the voice acting (Obi-Wan sounds like Mike Myers doing a bad Scottish accent), and the all-too-frequent cinematic cut scenes look like they were slapped together in five minutes.

There are some tiny diamonds in the rough, such as the ability to use Force powers to throw objects at enemies or pull weapons out of their hands which makes fighting multiple enemies a lot easier. A feature sure to please fans of the dramatic saber fights in Episode I is the multiplayer Jedi Battles mode. This mode lets you and a buddy engage in fierce Jedi duels, using characters from the movie and game. Unfortunately, these few nice touches aren't enough to make this a classic game.--Jason Winter

Manufacturer's Description

Join the legendary Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi as he takes on the worst scum and villainy the galaxy has to offer in level after level of fast-paced action. In Star Wars: Obi-Wan, you'll call upon the Force and your powerful lightsaber as you face a mysterious new enemy, a droid assassin, and a devious plot that could dramatically shift the balance of power in the universe. Fight your way through an underworld trail of munitions dealers and crime lords--from the lowest depths of Coruscant and dusty Tatooine to the lush city of Theed. The Force is in your hands.

Wield Obi-Wan's considerable Force powers, Jedi agility, and lightsaber in more than 15 action-packed levels. Force abilities include Force attack, push, pull, throw, defend, and jump. You can also tune your skills in up to six two-player arenas, facing Jedi Masters such as Mace Windu, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Saesee Tiin. An original story line brings you face-to-face with a host of new and familiar enemies, ranging from Tusken Raiders and assassin droids to the evil Sith Darth Maul.



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Those looking for an alternative to Halo, with the same stunning graphics and equally stunning gameplay, will not find that alternative here. The voice acting is generally bad, with the incredibly amusing Scottish accent given to Obi-Wan himself and the bad mouth movements, although that does not play an important part in the game. The graphics are almost Xbox standard, although the game is let down by the close-ups, with Qui-Gon's nose longer than a Frenchman's and Obi-Wan's face looking stretched and ugly. The lack of co-operative play and the restriction of only being able to use Obi-wan in the game is also annoying, but the game's good points far outweigh the bad points:
The force powers offered are extremely interesting and well executed. With force attack, defend, pull (which allows Obi-Wan to steal an enemy's weapon), push, jump, throw (which allows Obi-Wan to use the force to throw nearby objects at enemies), lightsabre throw (which allows Obi-Wan to throw his lightsabre and take out enemies from a distance) and even force see, which allows the player to slow down time May Payne style and make those tricky lightsabre duals easier and more interesting.
The lightsabre controls are possibly the most unique and effective I have ever seen in a 'Star Wars' game, with the entire right thumbstick being dedicated to lightsabre movement, allowing total control and infinite possibilities. The other controls are very well suited to the Xbox controller, making the gameplay very enjoyable. A targeting system can even be used to target the enemy and make those lightsabre attacks more effective.
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In my point of view a very good game. Well worth going out and buying. It doesn't come much better than plunging a lightsaber through Darth Maul's body.
The graphics are superbly good in Star Wars obi wan, and almost nothing to complain about, apart from the fact that if your asking a scared villager if he can give you some grenades it takes him a while to realise your there.
With 18 jam - packed brilliant levels, this game is going to take you ages to complete, not to mention the fun you get with your friends when you go on 2 player mode.
You could probably get this game for around 10 to 15 pounds as it was released quite along time ago. Still, I would seriously recommend it to you.
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Okay, so this game has been slated by many, citing its poor graphics and gameplay. Ignore the critics. The game is not perfect but then very few games qualify for the perfect tag (GTA3 and Halo?). THere is tremendous fun to be had and the combination of lightsabre action and force powers makes this a dream come true for anyone who ever wanted to be a Jedi. The storyline is surprisingly good, and would have made a far better Episode I than the movie, which this game both prequels and covers. The two player option compares favourably with the old Dreamcast Game Jedi Power Battles and, best of all, there's no sight of Jar Jar or Mannequin Skywalker to ruin the fun. And if that's not enough, after you compelte the game there's a hilarious Star Wars-esque version of Ewan McGregor's "Choose Life" monlogue from Trainspotting. Let go of your conscious self and trust your feelings. Buy this game.
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By A Customer on 3 May 2002
I bought this game with my X-Box, believing it to be a Jedi-Knight 2 type game. Unfortunately, I was wrong, the game is nowhere near as good. The graphics are barely above that of a PS-One, nowhere near what the X-Box is capable of (Halo sets the standard), the voice of Obi-Wan is enough to make you put the game down. A redeeming feature is the ability to use the force and a lightsaber. Some features of the gameplay are fun, however, the lightsaber fights are just reduced to waggling the right analogue stick furiously and hoping to score a hit.
I would say this game is only for the die-hard Star Wars fans.
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This game is great. Its fun to play and the graphics are great. Offering over 15 missions and plenty of bonus missions, it will keepyou hooked for ages. The game also has multi-player mode where you and a mate can prove whos truly stronger with the force. As Obi-wan is studying to become a Jedi there are plenty of force moves at your disposal. All in all obi-wan is a very good game. You must buy this!!
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After reading some reviews, I was wary of buying Obi-wan. But even after a few missions I found it highly addictive. The saber combat is a lot more realistic than Jedi Knight 2 and lot more fun. Despite the relativly limited force powers there are still enough to vary your attacks and push some of the minions around. A very worthwhile game to get.
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I was really looking forward to seeing the first Star Wars game on the Xbox but unfortunately this simply isn't up to scratch. Poor control, poor animation and lack of varied gameplay make for a disappointing game.
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Any star wars fan would sell their granny to weild a light sabre and put the world to rights.
Unfortunately this experience doesn't quite carry what is a pretty tame game. The method of controlling your light sabre is almost good enough to make up for the shortcomings of this game, however the novelty of this soon wears thin, and you start to notice the poor character detail and the bland level design. Die hard star wars fans have probably played much better games on a pc. This game is the first real let down I have experienced on the X box...Stick to HALO if you want a sci fi battle worth the £300 you have paid for your console.
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