Well I just took a break from checking this out. And I just have to say I'm a very happy Star Wars gamer/fan. For thoes of you who aren't sure if you want to sink the $50/$60 on this one before you know what you're getting into I'm sure you can still find the Demo online. And if you go to the lucasarts forums you can also find Mods for it....that's right mods for a game demo. Well, we are talking Star Wars here. The higher price "collector's edition" contains a Bonus Disc which has:
2 Screensavers (lame)
4 PC Backgrounds (big deal)
Production Art (again, big deal)
Extra Bonus Maps -
It also has a very nice "quick-reference" chart but that may also be included in the standard version too, I don't know.
R2-D2 & C3P0
Red Squadron (Luke)
Han & Chewie
Grand Moff Tarkin
The only things I'm disappointed about are very minor Star Wars-Geek type grievances. Generally from what I've played so far I predict I am going to be quite happy with this game for quite a long time.
My SW Geek Rant on this game (content related)
1) Kyle Katarn: WTF....I'm sooooo sick of seeing this character in Star Wars video games. Just because he was the main character of Dark Forces (and related sequels) doesn't mean they have to throw him in to every damn game they make. There are TONS of other characters that are available that would be better "heros" of this era of Star Wars which brings me to...
2) Wedge Antilles: Where the hell is he? Huh? Hellllloooo Rogue Leader....can you read me? And while I'm talking about SW millitary officers how about...
3) Baron Fel: So what if the general public has no idea who he is they don't know who Captain Piett or Colonel Veers is either and they're in the game. But if you added Baron Fel you need...
4) Tie Interceptors: Which are also missing and...
Hopefully all of my woes will be answered sometime in the near future as an upgrade/expansion/mod