Thursday, 7 April 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


I want a Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso action figure right now.

Seriously. Now.

(And everyone else too, we just don’t know their character names yet.)

Anyway, in the meantime, that Star Wars opening crawl hint of “During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon...” inspired levels in X-Wing and Dark Forces (where the op running the character’s missions was Jan Ors...). It’s the canonical immediately-before-the-series-starts bit of PC-group-style badassosity.

I ran a version myself with the WEG game back in the day, a Mission: Impossible style adventure with a lot of sneaking around bases, crawling through ventilation systems and finally boarding a Star Destroyer mid-battle and stealing the plans as the group fighters held off a horde of Stormtroopers as long as they could.

And now here it comes on screen, bringing new heroes and new villains to the classic era.

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