I don't get wistful that often when it comes to gaming news. Companies come and go, but LucasArts was something special. It's time to remember that.
Yes, the LucasArts of more recent memory was not the company it was in the 1990s. Yes, the luminaries of old had left to found their own companies. But we shouldn't let our cynicism outweigh our respect for the games that shaped us as gamers.
Below are just a few of the brilliant games made in the hayday of LucasArts. Let's remember them, in quiet solemnity, and reflect on a time when one company did so much in such a short span of time.
Zak McKracken and The Alien Mindbenders
The Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Super Star Wars
Day of the Tentacle
Sam & Max Hit the Road
Star Wars: X-Wing
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Star Wars: TIE Fighter
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
Star Wars: X-wing Vs. Tie Fighter
The Curse of Monkey Island
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Star Wars Republic Commando