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Will Lucasarts make a comeback?

Old 05-01-03, 05:50 PM
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Will Lucasarts make a comeback?

Once, they were by far my favorite game developer, and I bought every game they made blindly. More recently, they have been outsourcing their games, allowing crap like Star Wars : Rebellion come out. Perhaps that will change though, with their next releases.

Full Throttle : Hell on Wheels should make an appearance at this years E3, and Gladius is looking to be a nice Tactical RPG. Is anyone else excited about this news?

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I sure hope so, we need a new Sam & Max game right away. BTW, Indiana Jones for Xbow was pretty good.

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Old 05-01-03, 06:30 PM
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what? Galaxies isn't enough?

Jedi Knight Academy is going to be something I look forward to
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I recently hit eBay and picked up sealed copies of Full Throttle ($5) and The Dig ($7.50)... then I pulled Sam & Max: Hit The Road, Day of the Tentacle and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis out of the ol' dusty box they were in and decided to a take a trip down memory lane...

1995 here I come!!!!!!!
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Monkey Island and Grim Fandango were the 2 best Lucas Arts games IMO. Awesome, awesome games.
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Well, the early word on Full Throttle 2 is that it is an action game, with little of the adventure elements left (the game is touted to have 40 *levels* - THAT should make one worry).

And supposedly the same reporter said Sam & Max looks even worse. And Secret Weapons of Normandy has been incredibly arcade-fied (the original was more action-oriented but still had sim elements).

While I still have a wait-and-see attitude, admittedly I have incredibly low expectations right now.
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Old 05-02-03, 02:12 AM
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I wasn't aware they were in a slump. Besides I'm looking forward to Jedi Knight 3 as well
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Old 05-02-03, 07:54 AM
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I liked Rebellion. KOTOR is coming out soon as well as Galaxies. Being part of the George Lucas empire I think their job is to put out as much SW games as possible regardless of the quality.
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Old 05-02-03, 08:02 AM
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
what? Galaxies isn't enough?

Jedi Knight Academy is going to be something I look forward to
If you've been following Galaxies, then no (though I don't contend that Lucasarts has somehow fallen behind and NEEDS a comback). Also keep in mind that Galaxies is primarly being developed by the Verant (i.e. the Everquest creators).
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Old 05-02-03, 08:22 AM
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Lucasarts is really more of a publishing company now, they farm out the development to other groups. When a new game is released by them I look for the developer name since the "Lucasarts" seal of approval doesn't mean much anymore.
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