JEORDIE WHITE | BASE TENDENCIES
A lot of people love Star Wars. But Jeordie White, the bassist for the rock band A Perfect Circle, loves Star Wars more than most. "I have an entire storage space just filled with Star Wars stuff," he explains via phone during the bands current tour. "I have a couple wearable Stormtrooper outfits and almost all the toys." He can even recite the entire first movie [Star Wars: A New Hope] from memory. "I've probably seen it a couple thousand times. Maybe more. I've watched it religiously." This fanatical devotion is why we thought jeordie would be perfect to review the latest Star Wars game-Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike. Here's what he had to say:
"I've been into Star Wars since it came out in 1977 and I've played a lot of Star Wars games, but this is definitely one of the best. Of course, I'm definitely biased when it comes to Star Wars games. I usually like all of them because of the characters and ships and the environments, but I think Rogue Squadron III was really fun. It's certainly the best of all the Rogue Squadron games. The graphics were great-though graphics get better and better each year, and technology gets better each year, so I'm sure the next one will be even better. The sound was also really good. It really sounded like the movies if you turned it up loud. It was also cool to see the footage from the movies in the middle of the game: that was a nice surprise.
I did think this was a little easier to play then some of the other Star Wars games I've played, though. I also didn't really have to read the manual to figure out the controls, which is good since I'm pretty lazy about that kind of stuff. Unfortunately, I did not get very far in the game because we've been on tour, and there haven't been a lot of long drives -- those are always good for playing games-- but I actually plan on finishing it. Like I said, I love Star Wars video games, so I always try to finish them.