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STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster Review

Nintendo Switch by Nightdive Studios

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STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster: A game where you can relive the '90s, but this time with better graphics. It’s like stepping into a time machine, but instead of fixing your past mistakes, you’re shooting stormtroopers. Enjoy the nostalgia, and may the Force be with you (because the save option might not be).

"STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster" is a classic game brought back to life by Nightdive Studios. This game, originally released in 1995 by LucasArts, has been remastered for modern consoles and PC. It's available on various platforms like PC, Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and older consoles.

Gameplay 8

The gameplay of "STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster" has been praised for delivering intense and satisfying action. Players are armed with an array of blasters, explosives, and other iconic Star Wars weapons, and must utilize strategy and skill to overcome Imperial forces and complete their objectives. The diverse arsenal, coupled with responsive controls and challenging enemy encounters, ensures that each firefight is a thrilling test of reflexes and ingenuity. However, some players have noted that the controls and save option make the game more difficult than it should be.

Graphics 9

The graphics of "STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster" have been significantly improved, with the game now supporting up to 4K resolution at 120FPS on PlayStation 5. Nightdive has retained the older style of the original game in both cutscenes and gameplay content but increased its resolution and detail with new rendering effects. This helps create an awesome atmosphere that feels like what the original 1995 release would look like if it was made today.

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Storyline 8

The storyline of "STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster" is engaging and immersive. Players join protagonist Kyle Katarn, a defector turned mercenary for hire working for the Rebel Alliance, in foiling the Galactic Empire and its secret Dark Troopers Project. The narrative is visually pleasing and allows players to dig deeper into a truly unique story within the Star Wars galaxy.

Multiplayer - N/A

"STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster" does not feature a multiplayer mode.

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Issues 7

While "STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster" is generally well-received, some players have reported issues with the controls and save option, which they feel make the game more difficult than it should be.

Conclusion 8

"STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster" is a great remaster of a beloved classic. It offers an immersive and action-packed journey through the iconic Star Wars universe. The gameplay is intense and satisfying, the graphics are significantly improved, and the storyline is engaging and immersive. However, some players have reported issues with the controls and save option. Overall, "STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Remaster" is a solid game that is well worth playing for both fans of the original and newcomers alike.

Player Quotes

"A great remaster of a beloved, if now very old school, FPS that is handled with great care and attention."

"With that being said Dark Forces is an enjoyable game with great aspect but take in mind that controls and save option make the game more difficulty then what it should be."

"Star Wars: Dark Forces Remastered is a remaster done right. Its main issue is the game it is remastering doesn’t hold up to modern titles well enough."

"Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster honors the strong foundation of the original while updating it for modern consoles through the studio’s proprietary KEX engine."

"Nightdive has retained the older style of the original game in both cutscenes and gameplay content but increased its resolution and detail with new rendering effects."

"The diverse arsenal, coupled with responsive controls and challenging enemy encounters, ensures that each firefight is a thrilling test of reflexes and ingenuity."

"Some players have reported issues with the controls and save option, which they feel make the game more difficult than it should be."

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Please note that this review is based on the feedback and sentiments of players on various Reddit threads and does not represent the views of all players.