Magazine article USA TODAY

You've Watched the Film Now Feel the Force

Magazine article USA TODAY

You've Watched the Film Now Feel the Force

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How many times have you seen "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith"? Well, here's your chance to stop being a spectator, get off your landing struts, and fly into the adventure. The video game by the same name puts the lightsaber into your hands and the Clone Wars in your flightpath.

Players may choose to take on the rote of either Obi-Wan Kenobi or Anakin Skywalker--but beware, the latter's powers increase exponentially with every step taken toward the dark side. Like the movie Jedi, gamesters are able to wield a lightsaber like a pro, execute force stunts, shoot Sith lightning barehanded and use Jedi mind tricks.

Our first mission began where it did in the film, high over the planet Couruscant in the midst of a savage orbital battle. In the persona of Obi-Wan, we found ourselves invading the enemy's flagship in an attempt to rescue the Republic's Supreme Chancellor Palpating from his abductors and capture the evil cyborg leader of the all-droid army, General Grievous. This first of the 16 levels and four worlds took our breath away with its lightspeed intensity of unrelenting frontal assaults, ambushes, and counterattacks from an inexhaustible supply of metal foes.

Advancing from one level the the next, our Obi-Wan alter ego never loses his composure, making a sly joke here and a witty comment there. …

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