New Star Wars videogame robs Han Solo of his dignity

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 17, 2012

There have been, over the course of the past 30-some-odd years, enough different kinds of Star Wars merchandise to fill a moderately sized football stadium, and all of it seemed designed to serve a purpose, hit a demographic sweet spot. But the new Kinect: Star Wars, featuring a Bespin dance party, has us throwing up our jazz hands in dismay.

The idea of taking the ability to control the videogame action with your body, as the XBox 360's Kinect accessory lets you do, and mating that with the Star Wars universe doesn't seem—on the surface—like a bad idea. Lightsaber battles, Hoth attack runs, asteroid-field navigation, macking on your sister: All of that could be a ton of fun (save that last bit).

But then someone had the bright idea of mating the popular dance-game model to The Empire Strikes Back ... and we got this:

Lando Calrissian as Soul Train's Don Cornelius, Lo-Bot as a DJ ... neither of which are good, but they don't bother me nearly as much as Han Solo dancing. To a song about Han Solo.

Han don't dance.

I'm just gonna spend the rest of the week pretending that this doesn't exist.

(via Topless Robot)

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