So what does everyone think of Galactic Battlegrounds

Discussion in 'Games' started by DarthKyp99, Dec 23, 2001.

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  1. YetiMan Jedi Knight

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    Apr 11, 2001
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    It's a great game, I got mine at the Goodwill for $10.00. [face_laugh]
  2. Hama Retired GSA, Retired RSA

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2000
    star 6
    If anyone wants to play a round of SW:GB with me online, PM me and let me know.

    Anyone think they might do something like a Total Annihilation: Core Contingency CD for SW:GB after the Episode II release? Maybe a "Clone Contingency?" A few new units, missions, or maybe a new civilization would be cool.
  3. Shi-Bandarr Jedi Master

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    Jul 1, 2000
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    Ok, so where's the Falcon?

    I play a little bit, but I guess not enough because I have yet to see the Falcon in any of the missions. Any clue as to where it is?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Hama, I'll gladly play a round or two with you when I get the time. My son is monopolizing my time right now but when I get the chance I'll PM you if you're still interested in the challenge. :)
  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Looks like the Ep2 expansion pack's about to be announced;

    Aristotle of LucasArts Fan Network let us know that Galactic Battlegrounds Director Garry M. Gaber posted something of particular interest:

    I've actually been busily working since then on another Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds-related project. I can't tell you yet what it is, but I am informed by marketing that an announcement is imminent. I hope you all will be very excited by this announcement.

  5. Hama Retired GSA, Retired RSA

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    Jun 14, 2000
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    Yeah, I saw that announcement, too. I'm hoping it's some kind of expansion pack.
  6. StormKnight Jedi Knight

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    Jun 26, 2001
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    The Millenium Falcon has been sighted in two of my missions:

    Darth Vader 5: The Battle of Hoth
    At the end of the mission, as you approach the hangar, Luke's X-Wing and the Falcon fly out of the hangar. It IS possible to shoot them down - I've done it, with no adverse effects.

    Chewbacca 6: Avatar
    Early in the mission, you're given command over a few fighters. One of them is the Falcon, under Lando's command. It's highly useful - in fact, the mission is nearly impossible without its help.
  7. Shi-Bandarr Jedi Master

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    Jul 1, 2000
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    Thanks StormKnight. I was under the impression that it was a another buildable unit, so I was racking my brain trying to figure out why I couldn't find it. :p

    BTW: It sounds as if this expansion pack is going to rock! I can't wait to get my hands on it.
  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Clone Expansions Concept Art

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  9. IAmTheDarkSide Jedi Master

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    Jan 9, 2002
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    Well, I thought GBG sucked, so if these campaigns are just based on the film and don't really offer anything new, I'm not getting the thing.
  10. Emperor_Dan Jedi Master

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    Aug 21, 1999
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    If you thought it sucked, don't bother buying the X-pack. Yes, there's going to be more than just new campaigns. It'll make the game better than it already is, but if you didn't like the game, it's not going to be so different to make you like it.
  11. IAmTheDarkSide Jedi Master

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    Jan 9, 2002
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    I buy only PC games that have gotten good reviews -- unless they're Star Wars games. I've bought the bad with the good, usually for the story. What I'm saying is that if Clone Campaigns doesn't have much to add to the story, I'm not getting it.
  12. Emperor_Dan Jedi Master

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    Aug 21, 1999
    star 4
    To the story? What exactly do you mean?

    There will be probably 2 new campaigns in the Ex-pack, 2 new civs for use in the game, and 200+ new units (That's about 140 specifically for the civs, so around 40-ish in the scnario editor, and the rest will be new units for use in the regular game).

    RTS games are never really about story. Their shine is in the multiplayer games. And yes, there will be a lot added in that respect.
  13. IAmTheDarkSide Jedi Master

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    Jan 9, 2002
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    I shall repeat myself more eloquently.

    Most of the time, I will wait and get a game only if it looks good, and gets good reviews.

    I so far have bought all the Star Wars PC games as they have come out, regardless of whether they've been good or bad, because I know that even if it's not a good game it will contribute to the Star Wars saga, which I love. But if the two campaigns in Clone Campaigns don't contribute anything to the story beyond what we learn in Attack of the Clones, then I won't bother buying it. It will have the honor of being the first Star Wars PC game that I don't buy.
  14. Emperor_Dan Jedi Master

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    Aug 21, 1999
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    OK - so if you're one who plays the game soley based on the single player (i.e. the story) aspect, then YES, I'll bet that there's going to be more than just what is seen in AOTC. In fact, I guarantee it. So, if that's what you're looking for, Clone Campaigns will deliver.

    But, I and a lot of other gamers, don't buy a game for single player. Personally, it's a waste of my time because the computer is really not a fun opponent. Multiplayer means replayability.
  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Great contest on lucasarts.com

    LucasArts Entertainment Company Presents
    The Star Wars® Galactic Battlegrounds?
    Design Your Own Mission Contest


    The destiny of a galaxy is in your hands. Do you have what it takes to lead your army to victory? Then prove it by creating an awesome level to show us what you've got in the Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds "Design Your Own Mission" Contest.

    Between February 25, 2002 and April 3, 2002, you have the chance to have your level included on the upcoming expansion disc Star Wars® Galactic Battlegrounds?: Clone Campaigns?. Not only that, but you will also receive a $50 spending spree at the LucasArts Company Store, a cool Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds short-sleeved T-shirt and have your user-created level posted on www.lucasarts.com for other fans to download and enjoy! Let other strategy fans see how great level design and game play is done!

    Levels will be evaluated on a weekly basis and winners will be announced the week of April 29, 2002.

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    PLEASE NOTE: You MUST add "Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Contest" to the subject line and include the following information in the body of your e-mail in order for your entry to be valid.
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    Have their level posted on the LucasArts.com website for other users to download.
    A coupon for Fifty Dollars good towards the purchase of merchandise from the LucasArts Company Store located online at store.lucasarts.com.

    (approximate retail value of entire prize package = $95.00)
    Four (4) runners up will receive:

    A Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds short sleeve T-Shirt (size XL only).
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    (approximate retail value of entire prize package = $65.00)


    But as always;

    1. Contest open to legal residents of U.S. only. Contest not open to anyone under the age of 13.

    What a booger.

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