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PCGA: LucasArts hasn’t made a good PC game in a long time

Monday, 20th October 2008 10:28 GMT By Mike

Speaking with Videogamer, Randy Stude, president of the PC Gaming Alliance, has said its been a long time since LucasArts made a decent PC game.

“LucasArts hasn’t made a good PC game in a long time,” said Stude. “That’s my opinion.

“They make some pretty good games for the Wii, you know those little sticks you wave in the air, that seems like a natural fit for a lightsaber game, sure. But I think the last good PC game they made was probably Jedi Knight 2, and even their strategy games weren’t that great. So I can understand why they would make that call.

“They’re not really creating product within LucasArts themselves,” he explained. “They’re going at it job shopping their IP.

“”That may be a little controversial for me to say, but that’s what I see,” he added.

Read Stude’s full frontal PCGA attack on LucasArts through the link.

By Mike Bowden

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6 Comments

  1. Psychotext

    “full frontal PCGA”

    I knew a girl that was into that. How she was flexible enough to pull it off was beyond me.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. sickpuppysoftware

    Good PC game? They haven’t made a decent game in ages.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. pjmaybe

    I don’t think it’s a criticism you could just level at LucasArts though. Most devs seem to be into cross-porting stuff through consoles and to PC with very little embellishment on the PC side.

    I guess what I’m trying to politely say is that games are getting dumber because gamers are. Can you imagine a modern gamer trying to get to grips with the button combinations in some of the old Star Wars space combat games?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tonka

    Yeah, wtf is PC doing in that headline

    #4 6 years ago
  5. MesserWolf

    He is right …. It’s been years since their last decent pc game.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. rainer

    Well I agree but in an odd way cant really blame LA either. Lucasarts lost all there best people a long time ago after the golden years ended in the 2000-03 time frame, they never were able to replace those folks who spread out into the industry from the mid 90s onwards.

    When LA fell on hard times they changed management a whole bunch of times over the past few years & tried to establish themselves again in the console market.

    Its not the same people who were there during PC gamings heyday but I’ve noticed a lot of PC gamers still think that with why oh why aren’t there more X-Wing, Monkey Islands etc.

    Telltale, Autmun Moon, Doubefine & Totally games collectively are pretty much the Lucasarts of the 90s.

    #6 6 years ago

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