Well, Rakatans are pretty decent as well, at least from what I know of them in the original Knights of the Old Republic game. But yeah, I had a sneaking suspicion FotJ was gonna tie in to other media, and this just goes to show it's tied into more than one. (FotJ is setting up stuff for the epic comic book series Legacy
, which, along with the similarly epic Knights of the Old Republic
comic book series, was cancelled to make way for...you guessed it...TCW.
You know, when I first saw the early parts of TCW, I thought it was going to redeem the Prequel Trilogy. And I guess it has, in a way. Just not the way I expected. *cough*PrequelsarenolongertheworstpartofStarWars*cough*
In all seriousness, TCW started off promising, and then just suddenly collapsed under itself.
In other news, I just finished reading Crosscurrent
...I've gotta say, meh. If this is Jaden Korr, then I'm not even going to bother with the last installment of the Jedi Knight
video game series. The whole thing set up to be interesting, but the plot moved like a bantha through quicksand and by the end I was just wishing it was over sooner. It's by no means worse than Millennium Falcon
, or worse, Tempest
from Legacy of the Force
, but in the end it's just rather useless. It doesn't affect anyone or anything, and there's too much failed Force Unleashed
knock-offs to be worthwhile.
TFU was great. Really, it was, it was an interesting story wrapped around an interesting concept and bogged down by a wooden voice performance and cutscenes (at least in the Wii version). The book was no Timothy Zahn or Karen Traviss work, but it was still good. The bad thing about TFU was, every author and his brother decided they had to one-up Galen Marek afterwards, leading to the unsympathetic mass of overpowered super-jedi we see in TCW and FotJ. TFU kept the franchise relatively mainstream in between Revenge of the Sith and TCW, but at the same time it marked the final point in which the Star Wars
franchise remained on the good side of the proverbial shark. I am convinced that, after the end of TFU, Palpatine went to the nearest aquatic world, found a shark, and Force-Lightninged it until it came back to life.