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  • Summary: Star Wars The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance takes the player into the world of the all-new Star Wars animated feature film and TV series. Experience the combined power when two Jedi join forces to fight as one. Choose your favorite Jedi pair at the start of each mission and experience unique moves and combat skills. With an innovative stylus-based input, controlling the Jedi's movement and Lightsaber combat has never felt more immersive. Play through an original story - exclusive to the Nintendo DS - that expands The Clone Wars series in exciting new directions. Create your own Jedi dream teams by pairing Jedi Masters and Padawans. For example, team up Anakin Skywalker with Obi-Wan Kenobi, or Ahsoka Tano with Mace Windu. Develop the relationship between two Jedi and generate more powerful attacks and special abilities. Replay missions with different character combinations to unlock new areas, collectibles, and other secrets. Play with a friend using wireless drop-in/drop-out coop. Control all movement, Lightsaber combat and cinematic action sequences with just the DS stylus. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. 80
    I have seldom awarded a game a higher overall score than it earned in the 'gameplay' category, but Jedi Alliance is one rare example whose production values actually counterbalance some of the gameplay shortcomings.
  2. The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance is an impressive feat on DS, and it’s also an entertaining, often thrilling adventure. Though the gameplay has a few minor issues and it doesn’t tread any new ground, the presentation ties everything together to make for an experience that shouldn’t be missed by fans of this seminal, science-fiction franchise.
  3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance provides everything required for highly polished Star Wars experience, but there's not quite enough depth for a real Jedi adventure.
  4. For atmosphere and an authentic Star Wars feel (Clone Wars or otherwise), Jedi Alliance does a good fan service. The gameplay elements aren’t very imaginative or even especially enjoyable when taken in isolation, but overall there are enough different challenges spread out across each level that it’s much less of an issue than in might have been.
  5. The story is also new and not half bad, revolving around the theft of a shipment of lightsaber crystals and a shadowy cabal of force-using goth mommas called the Nightsisters.
  6. Most of the game's problems have to do with the action elements. [Holiday 2008, p.86]
  7. There's very little actual game. [Feb 2009, p.77]

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  1. JohnWilliam
    Nov 28, 2008
    10
    Picked up this game for my 12 year old son and he loves it. He's a huge fan of the Clone Wars TV show and this game captures the spirit of the show perfectly. If you have a young Star Wars fan on your family (or a young at heart Star Wars fan) this is a game you will love! Expand
  2. NathanW.
    Nov 13, 2008
    8
    The settings look great and the control scheme is simple to pickup & play. There are also plenty of unlockable to make up for the slightly short story. The animated cutscenes are great to watch! Expand
  3. May 22, 2013
    5
    Personally, I do not understand why people like this game so much. All I saw from this game was one big mixed bag. I think that it is slightly better than Star Wars the Clone Wars Adventures, but not better than Lightsaber Duels. Let me just start by saying if you are looking for a video game with excellent gameplay, you will not find it here. The controls are terrible. You have no choice but to use the stylus in order to play. This was the worst part of the entire game. The stylus controls just suck because they are so imprecise. It makes moving your character much more complicated than it needs to be. Not to mention, it allows you to cheat during combat by using twin stylus' to fight. I discovered that you can use twin stylus' and have the advantage every time during combat. I don't remember ever losing a fight without using dual stylus'. Along with this, there are a bunch of really boring levels starring C-3PO and R2-D2. These levels are easily the worst part of an already abysmal title. Also the graphics are also significantly inferior compared to Lightsaber Duals, but it is a handheld game, so I will cut it some slack. The sound, is decent at best. It does mimic the sounds of Star Wars pretty well. I think that it is better than Adventures because it does have a much better story. This one probably has the best story out of all the Clone Wars games. However, I still think Lightsaber Duels is slightly better because it does not have the gameplay flaws that this game has. Along with this, the graphics and sound are also far better. Expand