Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
13 December 2008
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. The Force Unleashed really gives the impression of what it is like to be a Jedi or Sith and who can find fault with that?
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’. Movement is handled with the left thumbstick while camera controls are reserved for the right one. The four main buttons take care of two direct force powers, namely ‘Y’ is used for lightning, ‘B’ for force push.
Excerpt: Star Wars is a fickle mistress. She makes you feel loved and good about yourself with movies like Episodes IV – VI and then when you think the wonderful relationship is over, wait! There’s hope with Episodes I – III, but promises of more prove just to be further evidence that the relationship is tired and done.
Pros: Excellent design and story, Nice looking textures and lighting, Good level of interactivity with environment, Great score, Excellent voice overs, Awesome arsenal of force powers, Ability to upgrade powers and light saber, Good number of missions and decent sized worlds, Collectibles, side objectives and training rooms add to the game life
Cons: Some glitches and collision issues, Horrible camera obscures action, Twitchy controls and poor targeting system, Frustrating game play makes experience unrewarding
Excerpt: Today, we're playing a Star Wars games that utilizes a number of different engines to calculate a variety of different tasks. Yesterday, we were playing a mixture of God awful games like Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi and Star Wars: Obi-Wan, or superb games like X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter and Knights of the Old Republic. There once was a time when a lot of Star Wars games just weren't any good.
Summary: Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.
Excerpt: Lucas Arts is good at bringing some punch to story lines. They do a very good job at bringing an interesting story with drama, passive humor, romance and sacrifice and of course the sinfully, or should that be sithfully? Fun of using the force in ways we have seen only hinted at in past games.