The problem with the first three Star Wars films was all the damned stormtroopers getting in the way, right? While all we really wanted to see was Han blasting laser bolts into the Emperor’s hood or Luke scything Boba Fett in half with a deft light-saber thrust, instead we got scene after scene of our heroes battling through hordes of faceless white soldier droogs and only getting to one or two major character szhooom-offs per film.
Well, DICE’s new game Star Wars Battlefront finally cuts the superfluous crap and gets straight to the Empire-defining action. Its new multiplayer mode, Heroes vs Villains, casts the player as one of the original series’ main heroes taking on three of its biggest baddies face-to-face, without any of their army of monochrome death-ray fodder protecting them. In this clip, for example, we find Princess Leia gunning down the Emperor and a flying Boba Fett while dodging around a Luke versus Vader light-saber fight. This is how all of Star Wars could have been decided inside 20 seconds. No need for Jar Jar at all.