Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
8 June 2012
Excerpt: When LucasArts announced a new Star Wars game not everyone was equally excited as a large number of titles based on the franchise weren’t what you would call pieces of art. And that’s an understatement.
Conclusion: Concept: Tap into the Force with this official entry into the Star Wars canon
Graphics: Beautifully detailed and so true to the Star Wars legacy that the AT-STs appear to be animated in stop motion
Sound: Great voice acting accompanies the classic John Williams score
Playability: The Force flows...
Excerpt: Star Wars is like a gift that keeps on giving. Despite the movie series being done and dusted for a few years now, the Galaxy from a long time ago and far, far away keeps on expanding. Nevertheless, there is still something of a gaping plot hole, namely, the years between episodes three and four.
Excerpt: It's quite sad that the last action game that made us feel like a Force-wielding super being was Midway's Psi-ops - and that's getting on a bit these days. With a huge amount of technical wizardry and a healthy "for the good of the game" delay we had high hopes for LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force...
Summary: After years of unsuccessfully trying to move things with my mind, I finally know what it feels like to wield the Force. This chapter of the Star Wars saga transforms players into a walking catastrophe, displaying the amazing offensive potential of the dark side as you throw, impale, and generally...
Conclusion: All this aside it is a great game for Star Wars fans and non fans alike. There is enough to keep you happy. The harder the setting the more you have to sit back and think about what you are going to do. Each character has strengths and weaknesses that need to be worked out.
Excerpt: The Force flows with an intuitive interface… Having a good quantity of possible force powers, lightsaber combos and more seems to be a large package to handle. Thankfully, game controls are crisp, direct and above all else ‘logical’.
Conclusion: Sam Witwer, an actor I now particularly admire, provides the voice and likeness of Starkiller, our protagonist. His character’s eventual redemption and switch from Sith badass to Jedi hero is clear and expected from the very beginning, yes, but he pours himself into the role like he’s playing...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's not what I wanted, it's not what I expected and it's fundamentally broken in many different ways. It's a callous cheat of a game, it's shallow, short and has a man doing a crap Darth Vader impression.