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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
23 April 2011
Conclusion: With precious few of those quality gameplay moments and a plot that limps along in need of focus, unfortunately Force Unleashed 2 ultimately fails to live up to the interest of its broken but far more compelling predecessor. With a running time of around five hours on normal difficulty and a dearth of additional content, you might want to think long and hard about whether you're due for another dalliance with the dark side.
Conclusion: Despite its flaws, I liked the original Force Unleashed, and with all the promises from LucasArts about polishing it up and really focusing on the story for The Force Unleashed 2, I was eagerly awaiting it. Sadly, my expectations were pretty much shattered. The whole title just feels like something brought together in a hurry to bank on the unexpected popularity of the first game.
Excerpt: Thirty years later, we get Starkiller, who crushes TIE fighters with his mind, electrocutes Stormtroopers by the dozen without pausing for breath, and can instantly produce a Force-powered battering ram. It's weird what you have to do to come off as powerful, once a setting's been around for a few decades.
Excerpt: The release of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed in 2008 came as something of a surprise to many; here we were, faced with the prospect of a Star Wars game of considerable quality . Boasting a story which was ingeniously set between the prequel trilogy and Episode IV: A New Hope , a compelling cast of characters and a bevy of thrilling powers which truly made players feel like Jedi, The Force Unleashed revolved around Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, Starkiller, and the...