• See the Star Wars Lightsaber-Fighting Game That Never Made It

      It never went anywhere, and maybe that's a good thing, but this is a demonstration Studio Gigante put together for a Star Wars fighting game on the original Xbox. Josh Tsui, currently of Robomodo, co-founded the studio and for some reason tweeted out this video on Valentine's Day.



      It's somewhat better than the trainwreck that was Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi, a PSOne (not) classic that actually did release in 1997. I'm not a big fan of the shifting camera, but I'm assuming this is some kind of CPU-vs.-CPU demonstration, to give it a limited benefit of the doubt.

      The biggest issue, again, is how do you build a fighting game based on lightsabers, whose nonfatal strikes usually sever an appendage. If the game is about the Force moves or martial arts performed during saberlock, then it renders the most exciting part of the combat irrelevant until the finisher.

      Polygon, which spotted this video on Thursday, reminds that Tsui's old studio was pitching a Star Wars fighting game—and one based on the Kill Bill series—when it closed in July 2005.

      via Kotaku.com
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      1. Neuroleptic's Avatar
        Neuroleptic -
        I havn't enjoyed a combat game since . . . Mortal Kombat II back in the mid 90s, and I was about 13 or so. So this game would have not been an interest to me. But even then . . . I gotta say it really doesn't look like a game that would have appealed to me during the Xbox's run. Course, it was still being worked on, so maybe it would have been better if it had been finished.

        Still, it's amazing how far into development the video game industry will let something get before pulling the plug on it. I imagine they put a lot of hours into it to get the game this far. So for that, it's kinda interesting.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        That looks quite awful, quite awful indeed. But it's a test video, perhaps the actual game doesn't have a ridiculous floating camera flying around like a lunatic, and the sound effects weren't going to be the same 3 wrong sounds over and over.
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