History YMMV / ShadowsOfTheEmpire

5th Jan '18 5:59:19 PM Wyldchyld
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* {{Squick}}: Guri is fully equipped as a human replica droid. And Xizor has actually used said equipment. However, this may be FetishFuel instead, depending on your point of view.

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* {{Squick}}: Guri is fully equipped as a human replica droid. And Xizor has actually used said equipment. However, this may be FetishFuel instead, depending on your point of view.
29th Dec '17 9:30:09 PM Sabrewing
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* EarWorm: A selection from "[[https://youtu.be/HTFki2KgWUs?t=226 Ice Planet Hoth]]" from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' is played at the title screen and during nearly every cutscene. By the end of the game, it ''will'' be drilled into your head.
12th Oct '17 3:24:52 AM SPBurke
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*** The dianogas are able to sneak up on you on numerous occasions, but there's nothing worse than the fight with the giant dianoga at the end. The doors shut, the water rises, the music spikes, and you see [[OhCrap the giant tentacles]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck of the beast]]. Even worse, you ''know'' it's going to happen but [[ButThouMust the game won't proceed otherwise]].
1st Sep '17 5:59:31 PM Peridonyx
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* HarsherInHindsight: Leia's HeroicBSOD after Fett successfully escapes with Carbonite!Han. Sure, most readers have already seen ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', which provides a positive ForegoneConclusion to mitigate this... until ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', where [[spoiler:Han is KilledOffForReal, resulting in Leia being devastated '''''even worse'''''.]]
12th Jul '17 8:58:01 PM jameygamer
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** Nintendo's ''Franchise/StarFox'' series, which takes much inspiration from Star Wars, received its fourth installment, ''Star Fox Assault'' in 2005, 9 years after ''Shadows of the Empire''. Similar to ''Shadows'', the game features both flight and on-foot gameplay. ''Also '' like ''Shadows'', the latter was criticized for having sloppy control and generally considered to be a ScrappyMechanic in contrast to the more traditional Arwing gameplay.

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** Nintendo's ''Franchise/StarFox'' ''Star Fox'' series, which takes much inspiration from Star Wars, received its fourth installment, ''Star Fox Assault'' in 2005, 9 years after ''Shadows of the Empire''. Similar to ''Shadows'', the game features both flight and on-foot gameplay. ''Also '' like ''Shadows'', the latter was criticized for having sloppy control and generally considered to be a ScrappyMechanic in contrast to the more traditional Arwing gameplay.
12th Jul '17 8:57:35 PM jameygamer
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** A working title for''Film/TheForceAwakens'' was ''Shadow of the Empire'', but it was changed to avoid confusion with the preceding works.
** Nintendo's ''Star Fox'' series, which takes much inspiration from Star Wars, received its fourth installment, Star Fox Assault in 2005, 9 years after ''Shadows of the Empire''. Similar to ''Shadows'', the game features both flight and on-foot gameplay. ''Also '' like ''Shadows'', the latter was criticized for having sloppy control and generally considered to be a ScrappyMechanic in contrast to the more traditional Arwing gameplay.

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** A working title for''Film/TheForceAwakens'' for ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' was ''Shadow of the Empire'', but it was changed to avoid confusion with the preceding works.
** Nintendo's ''Star Fox'' ''Franchise/StarFox'' series, which takes much inspiration from Star Wars, received its fourth installment, Star ''Star Fox Assault Assault'' in 2005, 9 years after ''Shadows of the Empire''. Similar to ''Shadows'', the game features both flight and on-foot gameplay. ''Also '' like ''Shadows'', the latter was criticized for having sloppy control and generally considered to be a ScrappyMechanic in contrast to the more traditional Arwing gameplay.
20th Apr '17 9:11:53 AM Anddrix
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** [[DownTheDrain Sewers of Imperial City]]. For some players, it's because of the dianogas scattered throughout the level if only because you [[HellIsThatNoise hear its roar]] before you see it.

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** [[DownTheDrain Sewers of Imperial City]]. For some players, it's because of the dianogas scattered throughout the level if only because you [[HellIsThatNoise hear its roar]] roar before you see it.
8th Mar '17 2:44:14 PM Prinzenick
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* BreatherLevel: On [[HarderThanHard Jedi difficulty]], the Asteroid Field level is ''much'' easier than the downright brutal Battle of Hoth and Echo Base levels you just completed, and serves as a nice change of pace before you're thrown into Ord Mantell and Gall.
2nd Mar '17 10:31:41 AM mlsmithca
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* SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome: The novel is one of the most loved Expanded Universe works not written by Creator/TimothyZahn.
** George Lucas himself said that it qualifies as a piece of ''Star Wars'' media that should have been an official film. Given that Disney has declared all EU material non-canon, the ''Outrider'''s cameo in ''A New Hope: Special Edition'' probably brings ''Shadows'' the closest to that status it can possibly get.
21st Feb '17 5:46:54 PM Prinzenick
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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: While the game tie-in is [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny really showing its age now]], it's a perfectly playable and fun third person shooter with some cool vehicle segments, creative level ideas and a great soundtrack.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The video game was one of the first games released for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 and one of the first third person shooter games released in 3D. It was praised as a landmark game with impressive environments for its time and for its faithfulness to the movies, right down to having music taken directly from the films in addition to its own new sound cues. Being set between the ''Empire Strikes Back'' and ''Return of the Jedi'' was a huge selling point as well--up till then, there had been no Star Wars tie-ins prior to it that really bridged the gap between the two films, and it along with the other multimedia tie-ins considerably opened up the possibilities of the old Star Wars Expanded Universe. In hindsight, however, the game has not aged well from a technical standpoint; the environments are very barren and rough looking, the combat is extremely rudimentary, and Dash Rendar controls in a very floaty, awkward way. The starfighter segments, while good for their time, simply don't stack up in contrast to the games that took inspiration from it while substantially improving the flight and gameplay mechanics, such as Factor 5's ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' series. The rudimentary story probably won't win over newer gamers either, since you really need to read the accompanying novelization and comics to get the full story of whats going on in the game, and its novelty as a Star Wars interquel is completely lost on newer fans who are used to seeing that kind of thing regularly in Star Wars works that came after it, such as ''[[VideoGame/BountyHunter Star Wars Bounty Hunter]]'' ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' and ''Film/RogueOne''.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The video game was one of the first games released for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 and one of the first third person shooter games released in 3D. It was praised as a landmark game with impressive environments for its time and for its faithfulness to the movies, right down to having music taken directly from the films in addition to its own new sound cues. Being set between the ''Empire Strikes Back'' and ''Return of the Jedi'' was a huge selling point as well--up till then, there had been no Star Wars tie-ins prior to it that really bridged the gap between the two films, and it along with the other multimedia tie-ins considerably opened up the possibilities of the old Star Wars Expanded Universe. In hindsight, however, the game has not aged well from a technical standpoint; the environments are very barren and rough looking, the combat is extremely rudimentary, and Dash Rendar controls in a very floaty, awkward way. The starfighter segments, while good for their time, simply don't stack up in contrast to the games that took inspiration from it while substantially improving the flight and gameplay mechanics, such as Factor 5's ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' series. The rudimentary story probably won't win over newer gamers either, since you really need to read the accompanying novelization and comics to get the full story of whats going on in the game, and its novelty as a Star Wars interquel is completely lost on newer fans who are used to seeing that kind of thing regularly in Star Wars works that came after it, such as ''[[VideoGame/BountyHunter Star Wars Bounty Hunter]]'' Hunter]]'', ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' and ''Film/RogueOne''.
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