IT seems almost sacriligious to write those words, but I feel I have to ask the question (so I did, on Ask500, as you can see below. Click here to vote).
Time was, anything to do with Star Wars would have me reaching for my lightsabre (not in THAT way, double entendre fans). I still love the original films, enjoy the expanded universe novels and games like KOTOR, and loved Charles Ross’s one man show when it came to Liverpool.
I mean, come on – what sci-fi fan hasn’t dreamed of flying the Millennium Falcon with Han and Chewie, or being a Jedi Knight?
But for all the good stuff, we have had the prequel trilogy, the Clone Wars films and the latest offering, the Force Unleashed.
The films all bombed and early reviews of the game are not great – certainly not as great as they should be given its premise is kicking people’s ass with the force.
On top of that, when I watched Star Wars for the first time with my 8-yr-old son, his reaction was a distracted ‘meh’.
So, is it over? Answer the question and we will try to find out.
STOP PRESS: It appear people are still bothered about Star Wars – by a margin of two to one on my Ask500 poll. For me, the jury is still out – I think they have to produce something special to win me back.
It is a fact that the best Star Wars stuff in recent years has been produced away from the Skywalker Ranch, like Robot Chicken and KOTOR. Go to it Lucasarts!!