Excerpt: Hey guys, last week I reviewed the PC version of the latest Star Wars game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Go check it out if you didn't already, anyway if you're here it's cause you saw the [DS] tag and you're looking for buyers-advice, so, let's find out. I won't ...
Excerpt: Oh my. That was my first reaction upon seeing the graphics in the Nintendo DS version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed : Oh my. It only goes downhill from there. It's tough to figure just what the developers were thinking with this atrocious attempt at bringing LucasArts' epic storyline and lightsaber hack-and-slash to the DS as a 3-D game. The action in the top half of the screen looks utterly terrible, with absurdly blocky characters and environments.
Conclusion: Even in its obviously compromised form on the DS, there's a kind of morbid glee inherent to the game's concept. It's fun to impale Jawas on your lightsaber, or Force push stormtroopers to their deaths in the beam of a truly massive laser. But the enjoyment is constantly offset by the game's lack of freedom. The Force Unleashed feels constraining rather than liberating, which is especially odd in a game with the word "unleashed" in the title.
Pros: Force abilities feel powerful, Very interesting plot.
Cons: Implementation of Force abilities feels limiting, Too easy, Unimpressive visuals, Poor sound design, Only around four hours long.
Excerpt: With ’s release date pending, pretty much all the information we are going to get has been released. So instead of rehashing all of the old press releases fans have been reading for months now, we thought we would just collect every art asset (be them sceenshots, renders or concept art) that we have in our archives in one place. And, in order to see them in the kind of detail LucasArts sent them to us, we posted them on . Enjoy these 50 or so images.
Conclusion: The enjoyable story, decent combat and overall play mechanics are dragged down by linear level design and a lack of graphical effort, making this title stop just short of being a true force to be reckoned with.
Pros: Admirably creates an alluring Star Wars atmosphere, Mechanics all work well enough
Cons: Levels are all linear!, Blocky graphics galore!, Very short with shallow multiplayer (multicard) battle mode