I have fond memories of the original Revenge of the Sith video game — and the Change.org petition to “remake” the game clearly means I’m not the only one. (Although, I highly doubt it’s because everyone’s best friend’s brother challenged them to the Anakin/Obi-Wan duel only to be shocked when they won.)
For some reason, fans want Lucasfilm Games and Ubisoft to handle the remake, though both entities seem pretty busy with other projects at the moment.
Technically, the petition calls for a full “remaster” of the game. Basically, what people want is the exact same game except prettier. But also, more gameplay elements and an online multiplayer option. So, a full remake then? It’s unclear.
The closest thing we have to being able to “play” the entire Skywalker Saga comes in the form of 2022’s LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The game takes you through every episodic movie as a level, so you sort of speed through the major story points of each. But you do get to experience the most iconic movie moments, Revenge of the Sith included.
What we’re really after here is nostalgia, but make it look modern. I personally love firing up old games and poking fun at the graphics. Of course they don’t look good now! We’re too used to things looking better than they ever have before. PlayStation 5 isn’t helping.
I love looking back on the Star Wars games I used to play and the memories attached to those experiences. A full remake of one of these experiences just doesn’t seem necessary, but if we’re being honest, none of this is technically necessary to begin with.
I would much rather see more new Star Wars games, and have studios and developers dedicate their time and resources to experiences we’ve never had before, instead of continuing to remake and re-release things we’ve all seen and played a hundred times already.
But that’s just me.
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