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Livestream of The Phantom Menace PSX/PC game. LIVE AGAIN AT 7:30 PST TONIGHT!

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Hi all,
I've been replaying this PC gem. And by gem, I mean nostalgia glasses are in full force as i play this mediocre excuse for a game. I've been livestreaming it here, but it's currently offline. If anyone's interested I'll let you know when it's back up.

Videos of what I've played so far are in my history. Sadly, even though I turn off the cursor in settings, Livestream still displays one. I don't know how to change that, and doing this on a Mac is nothing but trouble to begin with so there's no way I'm going to be able to fix that.

A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em

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Never played it. Why's it so bad?

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It's a top-down 3D view game. Control is decent mostly, but awkward when platforming challenges get shoed in. It's just not very innovative.

A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em

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No longer live. Next time I'll set a time ahead so it might be easier to join in. Game won't let me save, it crashes.

edit: note new title of thread. Due to complications with Crossover Games I have chosen instead to use my Windows 7 computer and play the PSX version via emulator - a plus for you, Mr. 005. Unfortunately, it makes the game look even worse than it is due to graphical differences; even with smoothing filters, the clipping is atrocious.

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doubleofive said:

My favorite part is force-pushing the crowd. This one alien says "STOP PUSHING ME!" over and over again.

I remember that! I also remember the Darth Maul fight at the end being frustrating as hell. I recall sitting there in frustration wondering why my determination to finish the game was so strong when it wasn't very good and I hated the movie. Them was dark days...

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I remember getting stuck in the Jar Jar level, I fell off the path I was supposed to go along, while he kept uttering "Dis way!"

Oh and also the Viceroy would say "Don't hurt me" when you pulled out your lighsaber. Now I wanna find that game and finish it.

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doubleofive said:
My favorite part is force-pushing the crowd. This one alien says "STOP PUSHING ME!" over and over again.

YES. I always liked going after the guards there, too. If you killed enough people, you get stuck because Anakin says "I won't help a murderer like you!"

@Leonardo: there's this one jump that gets difficult in the swamp level, I think I know what you mean.

All in all, as I'm replaying the game, I realize that it's fun. Outside of forced platforming segments like the above, it's entertainng. Not really stand-out good, but... not awful! And the Mos Eisley level almost feels like an open world. There are plenty of glitches though, like the people you help that sometimes don't give you your reward (the woman who loses her child in Theed, for instance. Where's my full health pack, woman?)

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bkev said:

@Leonardo: there's this one jump that gets difficult in the swamp level, I think I know what you mean.

When I realized I had f'd up, I didn't even bother to restart the level or heck, even restart the whole game itself since it was one of the first stages anyway. I just gave up on it. I guess I was lazy/easily bored, or this game wasn't that captivating. Maybe all three.

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I watched a playthrough on Youtube a while back. I don't know what's more out of place in a kid's game, the Max Rebo lookalike being bathed by alien hotties, or the fact you can kill Anakin's mom!

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Note time. Switched back to PC version because problems seem to deal mostly with the menu and I remembered the quicksave button command so I won't have to pull it up anymore. Will stream for at least one hour. Procaster Mac has no game overlay feature, so I won't be able to chat while playing unfortunately.

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This is one of the very few supposedly bad SW games I haven't played. Is it as bad as Jedi Power Battles?

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^Tune in and find out! It's an acquired taste. I dont hate it, but you could chalk that up to both nostalgia goggles and my being more a casual gamer.

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bkev said:


^Tune in and find out! It's an acquired taste. I dont hate it, but you could chalk that up to both nostalgia goggles and my being more a casual gamer.
Episode I now has nostalgia. I feel like Frink! Get off my lawn!

How old were you when this came came out, bkev? A toddler?!

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Five (almost six)... and hey. You remember the game, too - probably not as fondly as I do, but that's nostalgia too in a way.

I feel no nostalgia for the movie, just the game.

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I was 11 but I don't remember much. I do remember having a really poor grasp of english, so I couldn't follow the game.

I tuned into your broadcast, bkev, and I had no recollection of the game's graphics being so... squarey, if that's even a word. I remember at the time I thought the graphics were pretty great. Not that I have many terms of comparison, the most recent game I've played is GTA VC, which I think is from 2002...

Holy cow, you can shoot Jawas in this game? That's it, I'm getting a copy.

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Thanks for tuning in folks! I don't know when I'll be on next but I'll update you.

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captainsolo said:

This is one of the very few supposedly bad SW games I haven't played. Is it as bad as Jedi Power Battles?

Little known fact: the Dreamcast version of Jedi Power Battles actually has halfway decent controls. The graphics are vamped up a bit too, but the PSX version wasn't exactly ugly.

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doubleofive said:

I wish I could say, "I was your age when I was playing it new!", but its not quite true. Someday I'll be old like Frink...

I think I was fifty when this came out.  It's hard to remember at my advanced age.

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captainsolo said:

This is one of the very few supposedly bad SW games I haven't played. Is it as bad as Jedi Power Battles?

Well, it wasn't as bad as Obi-Wan...

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