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#1 Posted by zanshin (215 posts) -

This is so disappointing... I loved the quests and the achievements made this the go to site to show of my mad skillz. This site has lost a lot of it's appeal to me...

#2 Posted by zanshin (215 posts) -

Thanks so much. I thought I might be playing in Hardcore mode, thought I didn't recall choosing it when I started many months ago.

Also, you are correct, it is Wild Wasteland mode that I am playing, but I have to look it up, because if I recall correctly, the differences need to be sought out, as they can be easily passed by.

#3 Edited by zanshin (215 posts) -

Well, I decided to put some time into Fallout: New Vegas. I guess I stopped at a point where I was stuck on the side quest Easy Pete's Dynamite. I had done a bit of searching on the net for answers, but often came up with the unhelpful "You don't need his dynamite" responses. Anyhow, I was able to complete the Easy Pete''s Dynamite side quest, as well as the following Ghost Town Gunfight.

Now, I am kind of wondering the desert, not quite sure what to do next. I got a few waypoints on my compass, but I am unsure of where they lead, or whether they are actual quests, or something else.

I am unsure what difficulty level I am playing on either. I get notices about being dehydrated and have drank some water to cure myself, but I don't really know the best way to stave off dehydration.

I know I selected some option for some kind of "desert craziness", but I don't recall the name of that option, or exactly what it was supposed to do.

#4 Edited by zanshin (215 posts) -

@chilibean_3: Ya know, before I played using the Falcon, I though it was for a cheat. I went ahead and completed all the levels not using the Falcon.

But as it turns out, the Falcon is actually a slightly different game mode. Instead of getting a score, you get a percentage ranking.

I am uncertain if the Falcon can be used to obtain 3 gold stars (so perhaps it could be used as a crutch in that way), as you are give a medal at the end of level depending upon your performance.

I can sort of a agree with you about it being depressing, if you are referring to the fact that LucasArts made great games in the 90s, and now makes crap, but honestly, except for atmosphere, Star Wars Angry Bird is hard to call a true Star Wars game. Angry Birds is reasonably fun, but it's not the kind of thing that would make you feel like you are in the movies.

#5 Posted by zanshin (215 posts) -

Well, the ONLY reason I even gave the game a try is cause of the Star Wars theme. I had never even seen Angry Birds played before a few weeks ago.

#6 Posted by zanshin (215 posts) -

I just started using the Millennium Falcon in Angry Birds Star Wars. After completing all the other levels with 3 gold stars, I had 75 Millennium Falcons.

I wasn't really sure how game play would work, but now I have a better idea. Once you select the Millennium Falcon, your current bird is changed into an egg. That egg, after being launched and coming to a stop, acts as a target for the Millennium Falcon, which flies in and release a barrage of shots. The Falcon always does substantial damage, making most levels fairly easy.

The Falcon attacks are strangely scored by percentage, rather than points. That makes it rather confusing, as it is unclear what makes a full 100%, or what prevented you from achieving that percentage. Also, you seem to get some kind of credit for having unused birds, but how much they count for is not clear. It is often a toss up between using the birds to attempt to reach 100%, or using an additional Falcon on the level.

Every single time you use a Falcon, one is deducted from your total. So if you retry a level multiple times, you will use up more of your reserve of Falcons. Also, if you kill all of the pigs, the level will end, and if you haven't reached 100% (if that is your goal) you will have to do the level over again, using additional Falcons. So in order to get 100% you may have to miss one of the pigs intentionally, to give your more opportunity to destroy the structures.

As I mentioned above I had 75 Falcon when I started the playing. I began with Tatooine, and thought I would easily clear all the levels and be able to try some Death Star levels. It turned out to not be the case. I used up 75 Falcons, only completing 31 levels, with two of them not reaching 100%. There is the option to buy more Falcons, but this seems rather unscrupulous (as it requires you to spend money to complete the game), as a lot of money would be required to complete all 140 levels (soon to be 160).

#7 Posted by zanshin (215 posts) -

Well, I finally got all the gold stars in the Hoth level. My obsessive quest to get all stars was greatly impeded by real world events, so I couldn't dedicate every waking hour to the Angry Birds Star Wars.

I still have to get that last golden droid on the Hoth level, but so far I don't have any idea how I could possibly shoot it. So, there are three additional stars I haven't got, but those three stars are unlike to reap any type of reward.

#8 Posted by zanshin (215 posts) -

After FINALLY getting 3 gold stars in all levels of Path of the Jedi, I have begun playing the Hoth levels. The Hoth levels have a few new characters, most notably Princess Leia, as well as a few new game play elements, such as snow and ice, as well as giant snow walkers.

Princess Leia has some kind of pink tractor beam, which adds a small change to game play. As mentioned about there are some terrain changes, ice and snow. Ice will allow some objects to slide across it's surface, where as snow can be destroyed by impacting with it.

The Hoth update also adds a single additional bonus level (which can be unlocked without even accessing the Hoth levels) as well as one addition golden egg level.

One point of note is that at this time is that Hoth only has 20 levels, with the other levels to be unlocked at a later date. From the look of the level selection page, it seems that the last 20 levels may be set in an asteroid field.

#9 Posted by zanshin (215 posts) -

Well, I got the new update, but I have been too busy to play Angry Birds Star Wars (or anything else) lately, so I still haven't completed my quest to get all the stars in the Path of the Jedi. I really want to wait 'til I get all the star before I begin the Hoth levels.

I did take a peak at the levels and saw that there is a new bonus level and a new golden egg level.

I am wondering if there are any any other rewards for completing levels in Hoth.

#10 Posted by zanshin (215 posts) -

I came across a review of Angry BIrds Star Wars, and I was kind of appalled at how trite the complaints they guy made against the game were (not to say the game is perfect). One point was that he as annoyed that you have the option to buy additional Falcons. That reminds me of people who complain that keys in Team Fortress 2 cost money. In both cases, the game is free, and no aspect of game play is limited if you do not purchase anything. Being that spending money on the game is completely elective, and that anyone who chooses to can play the game for free, this a ridiculous complaint.

Also, they reviewer was saying that you need to purchase the Path of the Jedi levels, you can actually unlocked them free of charge, by getting three stars in every level of the Death Star episode (you may need to do so for the Tatooine levels as well)

There are a few things I have considered, which I think would reduce the frustation level with the game a bit, but I am unsure if these aspects are design choices, and if changing them would detract from gameplay.

One thing would be to have the ability to have a redo for your second and other birds following the first. There are times when the first bird does exactly what I wanted it to do, but then I miss fire with the second bird (or send him slightly off course). They way it is now, I have to redo the first bird, which requires mutilple tries to once again get it to replicate the sucess of my previous attempt.

Also, there are some levesl where it would be nice if you could choose what type of bird you can use, as there are some times when the abilities of the bird given to you do not match the set up of the pigs and their fortifcations. This is most likely a predetermined design choice, as allowing you to choose what type of bird to use would completely eliminate the challenge of the level, so it is unlikely to change.

There are still a few things I don't understand about the game.

1) After completing the Path of the Jedi level, you get unlock the ultimate lightsaber . How is the ultimate lightsaber different from the orginal?

It turns out that "ultimate" merely means green.

So I found the answer to my first question.

2) How is the use of the Falcon's tallied? Does attempting to complete a level with the Falcon use up one Falcon, or can I attempt the level an infinite amount of times with a single Falcon?

Right now I have 60 Facons, but there are 120 levels unlocked. Would I need to acquire 60 more Falcons in order to complete each level with a Falcon?

3) How are the medals awarded? (They are shown on the bottom right side, when you look at the level select screen) I am assuming they are awarded for completing a level using the Falcon.

4) What are the rewards for gaining each level of stars? There must be a list somewhere....

Well, just after quitting Star Wars Angry Birds for the night, I noticed there is an update. I downloaded it, and hoped it would unlock the Hoth level, but it didn't.