The PCG Q&AFind all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here. Some highlights: - What's your favorite song used in a game trailer? What game made you cry? What game did you quit because it was too grindy? We've got some mixed feelings about Respawn's upcoming Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order. On one hand, yay, it's a singleplayer game with lightsaber combat. On the other hand, the guy with the lightsaber is decidedly milquetoast when compared to all the cool weirdos in the Star Wars universe. Other than having a great moisturizing routine, Cal Kestis seems like a very run-of-the-mill Jedi.For this mid-week Q&A, we're putting ourselves in charge of EA's license. If you had your way, who would be the main character of your next favorite Star Wars game? For our answers below, we've gone with existing Star Wars characters, but if you want to make one up, by all means, go for it. Let us know your picks in the comments.Jody Macgregor: Captain Edrison PeaveyI like … [Read more...] about What Star Wars character do you want to play a game about?
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Solo: A Star Wars Story answers all the questions you never had about everyone's favorite Corellian smuggler: Where did he meet Chewbacca? How did he win the Millennium Falcon? Why is his surname Solo? However, the latest Star Wars spin-off also throws in a shock cameo appearance that might have huge significance for a potential Solo sequel - or even for the rumored Boba Fett spin-off from James Mangold director of Logan. We explore some unanswered plot threads in our analysis of the Solo: A Star Wars Story ending, but here we'll discuss why (and how) this character cameo appears. Stop reading now if you haven't seen Solo: A Star Wars Story since things get really spoiler-heavy after the ewok below.Your eyes don't deceive you: that is Darth Maul talking to Qi'ra after she kills Dryden Vos to ascend the criminal organisation Crimson Dawn's chain of command. Or rather just 'Maul' as he's referred to in the credits - which we'll explain below. Maul is revealed to be the leader of the … [Read more...] about Solo: A Star Wars Story
If you're planning a Force-focused movie marathon for Star Wars Day - May the Fourth be with you - you might want to think about order you should watch them in. With eight proper episodes and one "Star Wars Story" spin-off, many of which take place over different time periods, it can be daunting to decide which movies to watch in what order. Well dear reader, we've collected some of the most popular (and most unorthodox) options below, so you can weigh the pros and cons of each, and decide for yourself. Read on and find the right order for you.Every new Star Wars movie coming in 2021 and beyondThe best Star Wars movies, rankedThe best Star Wars t-shirts to wear with pride this Star Wars DayBefore we get started, there are many, many versions of the Star Wars films available today, which can add extra second or minutes onto the length of the movie. Hence, all runtimes below are estimates.Also, fans have come to appreciate the ‘despecialized editions’ of the original trilogy, … [Read more...] about What order should you watch the Star Wars movies in? It isn’t actually that obvious…
I’m a pretty open-minded guy. I respect people’s opinions and their right to like things without shame or judgement—unless the thing they like happens to be the Star Wars prequels. That’s not to say these awful, boring, self-indulgent films don’t have some flashes of brilliance in them. The sun even shines on a dog’s ass some days, and The Phantom Menace is momentarily jolted out of its dreary fugue by the thrilling podrace sequence. It’s this scene that inspired Star Wars Episode I: Racer, a surprisingly decent racing game developed by LucasArts and released alongside the film in May, 1999. And now, thanks to the archivists at GOG, you can easily play it on a modern gaming PC.Podracers are basically sci-fi Roman chariots, except they’re pulled along by big, screeching jet engines instead of horses. It’s that bit at the end of Ben Hur viewed through a Star Wars lens, and arguably the most exciting 15 minutes in the prequel trilogy. … [Read more...] about Star Wars Episode I: Racer is still the only good thing to come out of the prequel trilogy
The Force Awakens wasn't the first attempt to continue the story of the Skywalker family. The original Star Wars sequel trilogy actually launched way back in 1991, although you'd be forgiven for missing it--after all, it debuted in bookstores, not the local theater.Now that The Last Jedi has split the Star Wars community in two, some fans have proposed that Disney should have brought author Timothy Zahn's Thrawn books--the original Star Wars sequel trilogy--to the big screen instead of introducing viewers to Rey, Finn, Poe and the rest. But those books are decades old. Would they really be better than Lucasfilms' newest efforts? And what makes them so popular, anyway?It's all a matter of timing.Reanimating a dead universeIt's hard to imagine these days, when every year brings a new Star Wars movie and a truckload of spin-off media, but in the early '90s Star Wars was effectively dead. In the '80s, Lucasfilm had tried to keep the franchise alive with animated series like Droids and … [Read more...] about The Star Wars Books Fans Wish Disney Had Done Instead Of The Last Jedi