LucasArts being closed by Disney is something tragic. As is the potential loss of Star Wars 1313 (even if it was going to be about Boba Fett after all), First Assault and other titles. It has put a lot of talented people out of their jobs who deserve to be working on games. Because of this licences like Grim Fandango are even less likely to see any future instalments. This article is not questioning any of these things or trying to argue this is a good thing, what it’s asking is this: Was the LucasArts which was shut down the same one beloved by fans?
Think about it for a second. What are the best games from them you personally enjoyed and best remember? Then think about when they came out and who actually made them. Think about what LucasArts personally made over the last few years and if the level of quality is even in the same ball-park. Now I don’t mean those which were created through LucasArts, I mean the ones specifically made by them. Not made in combination with someone else, not as the publisher, or another studio doing the bulk of the work.