Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
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WR: Star Wars The Force Unleashed (PS3/360/Wii)
14 August 2012
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: 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. Force Unleashed perfectly bridges that gap, with a fantastic story, a killer combat system and more Wookies than you can hurl a lightsabre at.
Conclusion: Though difficult to adhere to so close to release, the best advice to enjoy The Force Unleashed at its fullest is to temper those out-of-control expectations a bit. Take solace in knowing a strong new narrative chapter of the Star Wars saga is about to unfold, even if it isn't necessarily the most well-rounded or replay-able Star Wars videogame experience ever released.
Pros: An engaging story, for a videogame, Aside from targeting, fun to use The Force, Euphoria and DMM have bright futures, Nothing like the sights and sounds of Star Wars
Cons: Too linear, no multiplayer, Targeting sometimes a nightmare, QTE for bosses, No mind control
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: 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.