There has been a lot of hype surrounding the Star Wars franchise over the last couple of years. Ever since Disney purchased the creator Lucasfilm back in 2012, there has been a renaissance of sorts bringing the universe back into the mainstream. Since then, Disney has injected Star Wars into all sorts of industries, including theme parks, children’s toys, and even more recently, virtual reality.
One of the many virtual reality experiences Disney flaunted since it’s emergence into the scene was Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine. The title would make any Star Wars fanatic scream with joy when they heard about it, as the game gives anyone the opportunity to step inside the shoes of a real life Jedi, wielding a lightsaber and deflecting oncoming blaster fire. And while the idea seems fantastic in concept, many users were not at all happy with the experience after its launch yesterday afternoon.
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The experience isn’t exactly a full game, it’s far from it. Spanning about 10 minutes overall with a much smaller amount of that being actual gameplay, many users were upset that the title didn’t have more to offer. Once user states on Steam:
30 seconds of gameplay……really? Took longer to download this game than it took to play.
While it’s easy to understand other users’ frustrations, we have to remember that the title is free… as in zero dollars. You can download it now for absolutely nothing. While my personal opinion on the subject is my own, many users on the HTC Vive subreddit are feeling the same way. Only a couple of hours after release on the Steam platform, the game’s page was already flooded with bad reviews complaining about gameplay time and overall length. Many users feel that these reviews are just not fair, as you are still getting a pretty cool experience for absolutely no cost.
These bad reviews are likely due to the hype Disney had created for the title. We got a trailer almost 4 months ago, which led users to expect a lot more that span of time. In my personal opinion, if Disney had simply released the game to the public without warning, there would have been a much more positive response, since there would not be such a high level of expectation. What you think about the situation is wholly up to you, but I personally don’t think the title deserves the bad rep.
If you’ve tried out the experience, be sure to let us know what you think. Are you let down by the short amount of gameplay? Were you hoping for something more?