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EGM Reader Response: Are You Sad to See LucasArts Shutdown? Which Is Your Favorite Game?

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Posted on April 4, 2013 AT 09:03am

Question: Are You Sad to See LucasArts Shutdown? Which Is Your Favorite Game?

Yesterday Disney shutdown long serving studio LucasArts and cancelled/put on hold its current projects–Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault. (You can ready the full story here.) Now we want to know your feelings on the shutdown, are you happy, sad, or indifferent to the whole thing? We’d also like to know which is your favorite game to come out of the studio?

I had tipped Star Wars 1313 to be my game of the year for 2013 after seeing it back at E3 2012, everything about it seemed right on the money. Hopefully someone will come in and buy the license because it would be a shame to see it left to rot.

Simply let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We will be updating this post throughout the day showcasing the best comments. So, be sure to check back to see if yours has been chosen!

What You Said

Dave Nugent: ”I’ve never understood the point of buying a company to then immediately close it down. Disney seem to be playing the retarded card. I hope they listen to fans and release Star Wars 1313 and then make Star Wars Battlefront 3, – they would make a killing.”

Conner James Cummings: “Lucas Arts played a massive part of my childhood! Whether it be for playing KOTOR or even Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy as well as the numerous other titles they came out with. The fact that I will probably never see a game like the games that Lucas Arts has created. I was truly hopeful that they would start pumping out games again since the announcement of episode 7 but that dream was obviously too hopeful. Star Wars 1313 as well as the other ones that may have not even been announced yet being cancelled makes me angry at Disney but I guess I will just have to accept it.”

John Bess: “Lucasarts is responsible for some of the BEST gaming days of my life. Xwing, Tie-Fighter, XVT, X-wing Alliance, KOTOR, The ENTIRE Dark Forces/Jedi Knight series just to name a few. I was SO looking forward to 1313. It was going to be only the second game in my entire gaming history that I bought a collector’s edition for, and I have been gaming since the late 80s. Just sad. RIP Lucasarts. You will be missed.”

Justin Harris: “Completely the wrong move! The first video game I spent countless hours playing was Star Wars Tie Fighter and Star Wars Rebellion. Me and my friend still play Battlefront II together and I still play Empire at War alone.”

Joel Detrow:  ”I’ve calmed down a bit since hearing the announcement, and with the knowledge that Disney will seek to create Star Wars games through third party developers, I’ve decided I’m okay with this decision. I’m not okay with losing 1313 or First Assault, but if it means there’s a higher possibility of seeing a Battlefront game made with Frostbite or CryEngine, I’m for it. Plus, let’s be honest, after Kinect Star Wars happened, I kind of wanted LucasArts to get some serious punishment.”

Nik Linwood (Xbox Daily News): “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore….”

Dale Anthony Wilson (PS3 Daily News): “Star Wars Battlefront 1&2 were my entire child and teenhood. I still own and play both often.”

Jem Benns (Video Game Daily News): “Despite them not making any brilliant games as of recent of course Im still sad to see them go, Day of the Tentacle was my childhood memories lol ! And all the Star Wars games of course”

Zachary Taylor: “LucasArts was one of my favorite developers in my childhood. They had so much talent, as well as tons of heart and wit. It seemed like they could break in to any gaming genre and put their own great spin on it. Many people will remember them for fantastic games like The Secret of Monkey Island, and the Star Wars games (My favorite being Jedi Outcast). But the one game they made that played a huge part in shaping me as a gamer was a little Western FPS made on the Jedi Engine named Outlaws. I love that game, and my love goes out to anyone at the studio who made it.”

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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