Did it occur to anyone that ships like the Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighters aren’t designed to fly in a planetary gravity?
I mean okay, this is science fiction but seriously, does that mean the laws of physics are different in the Star Wars Galaxy? I can understand the use of repulsor engines for things like landspeeders and swoop bikes and even that “moving brick” that Daisy Ridley rides in The Force Awakens trailer. But maneuvering as the Falcon does in the movie trailer seems a bit far fetched considering it’s size and that it has no s-folis or anything to maneuver with…in space, yes, in gravity nope, not a chance again unless we assume repulsor engines…
X-wings on the other hand are aerodynamic and would likely have no issues flying in a gravity. But come on, even the TIE’s are not going to be able to perform that kind of flying in a gravity because of their wing configuration.
Maybe I’m getting too critical in my old age, but I just thought hey this makes no sense!
I’ve played many of the Star Wars video games…as far back as games like X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter! As a fan, it’s really cool to be able to immerse yourself in the Used Universe as often as possible. Flying a Tie Fighter or wielding a lightsaber can be very liberating (and destructive!)
Some video games do a good job of allowing the player to really ‘become’ the character, others of course, are a marketing ploy to just bring in cash.
Over the years the games really haven’t gotten much better in terms of story which is disappointing. The graphics have improved and on some games could be considered stunning (The Force Unleashed). The gameplay has been entertaining but not to the point where one would wan to play for hours. Rarely a game comes along that is truly fun to play.
Maybe the latest Star Wars online video game will change all that. From what I have read Star Wars: The Old Republic certainly looks impressive. The cinematic “cut scenes” are downright cool. If the gameplay and story for this replacement of Star Wars: Galaxies is better than it’s predecessor then fans alike will be in for a real treat.
Personally I can wait until some of the bugs are ironed out, but rest assured I will be online soon checking out some more of the Used Universe.
Check out the very cool game trailers on the official site.