This is one of those cases where I’m a bit conflicted on how to score a release since on the one hand the actual game is generally excellent (though certainly now feeling dated) but the port is obviously a bit unstable (a few crashes) and buggy in spots. This RPG and its predecessor are widely considered to be among the best in class for both Star Wars games and the genre but if it has been quite a long time since you’ve played them there’s no question that there’s a bit of a shock returning to a game world that’s feeling it’s age, not just visually but with how plodding and methodical it can be at times. If you’re not already familiar just be warned that this is in no way a remaster, it is merely a port of a great title from an earlier era so set your expectations accordingly before taking the plunge. That said, there’s no question that if you’re a big Star Wars fan the game’s characters and lore hailing from a very different and distinct age in its history can be fascinating. Would definitely recommend playing the original first in order to see the full picture, but as long as you can be patient with some creakiness and serious graying at the temples this provides a solid (though, at the moment, a bit buggy) experience.
Justin Nation, Score: