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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
6.9 out of 10

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

This entry in the Star Wars saga casts players as Darth Vader's Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Review

NintendoStar
23 August 2009
  • Excerpt: It was a period of rebirth and renewal for the Star Wars series. The release of the prequel trilogy brought with it nostalgia for the old, and a new world for the young. But it also brought with it something else: a new direction for the Star Wars videogames. Being influenced by George Lucas’ new trilogy, the developers of LucasArts gave gamers what they always wanted; more worlds to explore, more plots to discover, and more Sith to battle.
  • Pros: Lots of Force Powers, Cool lightsaber action, Great music and VO, Solid replayability
  • Cons: Weak cutscenes, Too easy, Poor camera angles
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Overall 6
6.0

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Review

NintendoStar
23 August 2009
  • Excerpt: It was a period of rebirth and renewal for the Star Wars series. The release of the prequel trilogy brought with it nostalgia for the old, and a new world for the young. But it also brought with it something else: a new direction for the Star Wars videogames. Being influenced by George Lucas’ new trilogy, the developers of LucasArts gave gamers what they always wanted; more worlds to explore, more plots to discover, and more Sith to battle.
  • Pros: Lots of Force Powers, Cool lightsaber action, Great music and VO, Solid replayability
  • Cons: Weak cutscenes, Too easy, Poor camera angles
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0

Expert Review

Kikizo
7 October 2008
  • 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. Targeting is bollocks, the force feels underpowered and boss battles are terrible.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
15 September 2008
  • Summary: In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, you grab your trusty controller and wave it around, causing your onscreen counterpart to swing his lightsaber. If you're a Star Wars fan--and a Wii owner--you've undoubtedly anticipated this opportunity, though in this instance, it's a better idea than it is a real mechanic. Any type of flailing will do, so the direction of your swings won't really matter, and saber combat boils down to repetitive arm waving.
  • Pros: Moving, intense story that will excite fans and nonfans alike, Powerful physics engine lets you execute all sorts of awesome-looking moves
  • Cons: Swinging your remote and Nunchuk around gets old fast, The camera can't keep up, and you get limited control of it, Stiff animations and low-fidelity sound compression dampen the story
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