If France can pride itself on having a pretty insane number of publishers specializing in video games, some die-hard continue to defy the Big Four in (Han) solo and go through the autodition box to offer more and more readers the fruit of their reflection . You will understand that this is the case of Emmanuel Manuwaza Babarit, the founder of the retro site Oldies riseattacking a legendary studio, twice rather than once.
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Telling the story of the LucasArts studio is far from an easy task, and that’s no doubt why The Chronicles, who recounts the beginnings of the adventure to the sad phrase that the Disney Glove shamelessly uttered in 2013, got over it distributed two volumes
LucasArts: The Chronicles Focus on two periods: from the studio’s founding in 1982 to the final hours of the 32-64-bit era, the fall of the 2000s, and the aftermath of Simon Jeffery’s departure in 2003. If the in-house model allows itself some visual fantasies, Babarit’s research turns out to be solid, very solid, and the actors’ trust of the time is backed by working documents that say a lot about the atmosphere that prevailed in the region at the time.
There is no poulie in the middle
But beyond a story punctuated by anecdotes and portraits, the two volumes of the Chronicles begin with a second encyclopedic section listing the many titles published in each of the periods concerned.in a surprising order as it is literary rather than chronological. But the choice is defended as it makes it possible to come across titles that at best we would have forgotten or that we were simply not aware of existence, and this is not only true for the edutainment titles from the Lucas Learning label or the desktop wallpapers that hit the market during that fun decade commonly known as the 1990s.
So the model undoubtedly does not achieve the professionalism of literary results that we are now used to, but the work done, more done by a single man, is striking. Dantesque, even and rich in information, anecdotes and numerous trivias. The detailed files of the various LucasArts games provide a good reason to delve deeply into the heyday of one studio that made the history of the game the others, darker ones that remind us that everything can always stall quickly once the financiers invite themselves to the party …
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