Decent Star Wars Game

User Rating: 8 | Star Wars: Bounty Hunter GC
Star Wars Bounty Hunter is a 3rd person action-adventure game. In the game you play as Jango Fett, the 'father' of fan favorite Boba Fett. The game events take place set soon after 'The Phantom Menance' and details how Jango Fett became the clone template for the 'Grand Army of the Republic'. From a Star Wars perspective, the story is good, mostly because of the quality voice-work, particularly that done by Temuera Morrison, the actor who plays Jango Fett in the prequel films.

Graphics are decent for the GC. The levels are fairly large and some of the texture work lack detail, it seems, as a result. There are some clipping issues but nothing I found bothersome.

Gameplay is generally fun. The controls are a little loose and the jet pack platforming elements can be very frustrating at times because of this. The Auto-target lock system, similar to the the 'Z-targeting in Zelda: Ocarina of Time, is merely ok- there will be times when you lock on the wrong enemy. AI isn't remarkable, but the game makes up for this by throwing dozens of stock Star Wars villains such as Rodians and Tusken Raiders at you. The bosses at the end of each level generally provide a fun challenge.

In conclusion, if you are a Star Wars fan, this is definitely worth a rental. It has quality Star Wars production values and a decent story. Those interested in the action aspects of the game will likely be disappointed. Of the vast pantheon of Star Wars games, this one, IMHO, ranks as above-mediocre.