I don't see why that couldn't work. I heard that Star Wars Bounty Hunter was a pretty good game.
I think that in the hands of the right people and with the proper backing, that a non Jedi themed star wars game could be very good.
Hell, I STILL play star wars monopoly on my computer!
"Some see how things are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that have never been and ask, 'Why not?'" - Robert F. Kennedy
In my mind's eye, 3P0.