Star Wars Rebel Assault 2 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Star Wars Rebel Assault 2 by Lucasfilm and Disney.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from my friends at GOG a few years ago for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game. This review is also a new one that I decided to write up since the original review no longer exists.
Rebel Assault 2 is an FMV based on-rails shooter that features its own unique story in the Star Wars universe. It follows a person simply known as Rookie One who’s a pilot in the Rebel Alliance.
The story evolves around a new weapon that the empire has developed, an invisibility capable fleet of ships. As Rookie One, your goal is to ultimately destroy the empire’s new weapon before Vader can wipe out the rebel alliance.
The game features 16 missions in total and each mission varies in style. Some are on rails space sims where your objective is to “fly” around a map, avoiding obstacles and taking out enemies along the way.
The next mission type is flying a ship itself around an on-rails and rather difficult series of tunnels. You’ll have a very difficult time of these missions because the controls are incredibly difficult to manage. You also can’t hit the walls or objects or you’ll ultimately die and need to start the level over again.
The third mission type takes place on the ground and has you using a cover shooter style setup where you shoot enemy stormtroopers. These missions were my favorite in the game and were quite entertaining. It also felt like playing one of those old light gun shooters in arcades.
The final mission type was only used for a single mission and used an on rails first person shooter setup.
One thing I will admit is that the game doesn’t have much in the way of gameplay. Since it’s on rails, the game moves for you and you have limited control over the game itself, mostly to shoot enemies. This type of game was great in its hayday but by today’s standards it’s not much of a game. So, I can’t really recommend it outside of nostalgia’s sake because it’s not exactly the most interesting game to play.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon. Happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!
Star Wars: Rebel Assault 2$9.99
Features of Interest
- Decent Story
- Can Be Pretty Fun
- Has FMV Cutscenes
- The FMV Scenes Were Pretty Well Acted
- Lacking In Gameplay
- Graphics Are Dated
- Audio is Dated
- The Flying Controls For Ships Are Quite Terrible