For example, why does this Darth Malgus character show up all over the place? How many more people would play this game if it was Darth Vader?
Not me, for one. I probably wouldn't have bought the game. This just smacks of all the moments in the prequels that shamelessly referenced the original trilogy for no reason other than misguided fan service. I'm not saying you can't set a game at some point during the movie timelines - many good games have done this - but it shouldn't just be because you need
it in order to make the story compelling.