Enjoyed playing the Star Wars Battlefront Beta? Well, this week's Throwback goes back to where it all began. For first-person Star Wars shooting that is! That's right, it's 1995's Dark Forces, the game where you take on the role of Kyle Katarn and steal the plans for the Death Star. And then continue to steal other stuff from the Imperials. They really need to invest in a Space Safe 5000.
From this week's entry:
Throughout its history LucasArts was known for bringing a rich narrative to its line-up of interactive experiences, and by giving Dark Forces a story added a new dimension to the formula created by DOOM. Dark Forces is strictly a single-player experience, it features no multiplayer (or deathmatch) and is a better game for it. Well, kind of. A deathmatch mode for Dark Forces was something that a lot of people were expecting. But it’s the first of its type to feature fully-voiced and story-focused bookends for each mission, adding a sense of purpose to the maze-like structure and ‘find-the-right-coloured-key’ puzzles found in the typical DOOM-clone. Each level itself also features its own set of textures in an attempt to not only sell the fact that these are different locations, but also part of the vast Star Wars universe.
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