Star Wars Obi-Wan
Star Wars Obi-Wan
ESRB Rating: Teen
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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
Product Description: A galaxy above the rest, Star Wars: Obi-Wan brings the world of Star Wars to dramatic life. Lightsabers and the Force assist Obi-Wan on his journey through more than 15 treacherous levels. The legendary Jedi Knight battles a villainous cast of new and familiar enemies, including Darth Maul, Tusken Raiders, assassin droids and a new mystery enemy. Obi-Wan takes the story from the depths of Coruscant to dusty Tatooine and beyond. Star Wars: Obi-Wan is cosmic action on an epic scale.
I shouldn't enjoy this game, but I do, November 3, 2002
Reviewer: sr_hadden from Medford, MA USA
Obi-Wan comes across as an old stuffed animal that you like, but don't know why. It's dirty, it's smelly, one of its eyes is missing, but you love it all the same.
True, Obi-Wan is fraught with frame-drop errors, poor lighting, bad modeling, non-existant AI, terrible mapping, short gameplay, cringe-inducing voices, and a dumb storyline.
First of all, it's Star Wars. That's worth something. Secondly, the multiplayer is actually pretty fun. Unlike it's sister game "Jedi Outcast," the emphasis is on the lightsaber, and the control scheme they've thought out is pretty inventive. I've been playing this game with friends for months. Even the obvious mistakes it makes (sometimes characters just keel over and die) have become entertaining to watch for.
Basically, if you've always wanted to [mess] around with a lightsaber, buy/rent this game. But, if you don't like Star Wars all that much, or are bothered by...well...shoddy programming, don't.
Does this game deserve 4 stars? No. But that's how much I personally enjoyed it.
Good... but, October 30, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Oceanside, CA USA
This is one of the funner Star Wars games. Obi Wan has great grapics.But... It is the easies game I've ever played, I beat within one week, I should have just rented it. It is a fun game thought
Star Wars Obi-Wan X Box, October 27, 2002
Reviewer: indy31 from New Zealand
Another impressive X Box release, STAR WARS OBI-WAN is one of the most awesome games out there! With great graphics, clear sound, excellent controls and exciting action, this is fantastic fun for Star Wars fans!
Obi-Wan centres around the adventures of young Obi-Wan Kenobi across five levels as he battles the evil Trade Federation, the Black Heth crime organization, and other assorted villians. As you battle your way through all the levels, you can use force powers, including force pushing your enemies and doing some stylish lightsaber moves! What the game lacks in surrounding detail it makes up for in action. The story is exciting, if unoriginal, but the plot does provide some lightsaber duels! I play this all the time and I never get tired of it. Buy this game!
FUN FACTOR: 10/10
OBI-WAN, October 27, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from USA
Obi-Wan for X-Box is a one player game in which the actions and events take place in Episode I. This game is packed with action and an actual plot. Far out idea huh... a game with a plot. I would recommend this game to anyone (that includes people that are not fanatics like me who cant stay away). Qui-Gon Jinn comes into play with a few apperences. The only bad aspects about this game is the repititive droids that become annoying and the accasional freezing. The force powers also aren't the best. The power of doing a force jump with a backflip into a over-head strike on an enemy makes up for these imperfections.
(You can trust me on this one.)
Good, but just wait . . ., October 14, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Burlingame, CA USA
If you're a Star Wars fan and new to the xbox this is a great place to start. The graphics are alright -- there are definitely a lot of other games out there doing a better job of utilizing the graphics capabilities of the xbox, but Obi-Wan is by no means ugly.
A new use of the xbox controls gives you more flexibility in your lightsaber wielding while added force powers give you many options for dispensing of foes.
The entire game is lengthy enough that you won't beat it in a weekend but no so difficult that you'll want to throw the thing across the room.
However, if you're really in the mood to do some galactic justice with a lightsaber, just hang on till November 2002 when Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast comes out. It promises much, much better graphics and all the things you'll love about Obi-Wan will only get better in Outcast (other than the fact that you won't be playing as Obi-Wan).
Review for Obi-wan, October 4, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Stevens Point, Wi USA
Obi-wan is a good game but is too hard to beat. It would be better if you could play the COMPUTER in Jedi Battle.
Great way to get your Jedi fix, September 7, 2002
Reviewer: rburka from Kirkland, WA United States
This is a great way to work off your Jedi impulses.
Within minutes of starting, you are force pushing, yanking weapons out of battle droids hands and of course slashing your lightsaber all over the place.
A nice lite version of Jedi Knight II.
The story line syncs up with the storyline in Phantom Menace (so you get to beat up Darth Maul) as well as giving you a chance to run around the gutters of Corsuscant and meet some new foes.
Must have for anyone that's ever wished they had a real lightsaber.
A must try for Star Wars RPG fans!, August 30, 2002
Reviewer: John A Carrigan from Worcester, MA United States
While Star Wars Obi Wan is not the best RPG ever by a long shot and has a number of flaws(including character appearance, character voices, player controls, and graphics), it still has characteristics that make it a game worth playing:
1) You get to fight with a lightsaber, a weapon capable of not only hurting or killing opponents but also of blocking their attacks. Thus the need for a place of cover is not always necessary.
2) The A.I. of your opponents, with the exception of the other jedi knights and Darth Maul, is very low. Therefore you can make it through a level the first time 9 times out of 10.
3) You get to fight the other jedi knights either with the cpu or another player in command.
4) You have a number of force powers( including the ability to jump long or high distances and to push people and objects away), making it easier to get out of rough situations.
5) Best of all you get to fight Darth Maul at the end of the game!
All in all, Star Wars Obi-Wan is worth at least a rental, if not a used game purchase.
Good but flawed., August 29, 2002
Reviewer: ajcar1992 from Baltimore, MD USA
This is a good game, don't mark me wrong, but it is usually super easy (including the darth maul fight and free-for-all) so I would suggest renting it first. Then you can decided for yourself.
Not that bad..., August 20, 2002
Reviewer: Randy Daniel from Birmingham, AL United States
Sure the graphics leave a lot to be desired but the gameplay is not slow and is fun in my book. I excuse the graphics in that it was a launch title for X Box and no one was certain exactly what to expect.