Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
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Value for money 6
20 December 2010
Summary: I am not one of those guys who are all instincts and reflexes; I do not excel at arcade/action games. I found Unleashed pretty challenging right from the beginning, and I haven't gotten very far. Unleashed requires you perfect specific combos and moves in order to succeed. You must always push forward - there's no real opportunity to sit back and consider your moves, or retreat and regroup. Upgrades happen through enemy defeat and failure (death) penalizes you.
Summary: As a Star Wars fan, I really wanted to like this game. Sadly, I was disappointed. There's really nothing to it once you get the controls down. It's just a typical hack and slash. I had hoped for something that required a little bit of skill, but ultimately, it's a "button pusher," or in the case of the Wii, wildly swinging around the controller. The lightsaber battles are pretty weak.
Summary: This game on the Wii system was one of the bigger disappointments of my gaming life, and my life in general. I was anticipating amazing graphics, physics, enviornments, AI, and excellent controls. I was let down severely in all of these areas. The graphics are literally a joke - why didn't Lucasarts work on this version? The graphics are a bit better than later N64 games, and less impressive than gamecube.
Summary: this game was advertised as being in working condition, however it is not. The game constantly crashes on video sequences and forces you to unplug the wii to do anything. this is likely going to lead to damage to my wii. I have tested on 2 different machines now and dug out an sd card with an old save file to check the problem wasn't just the 1st video sequence. all my tests show the game is completely useless.
Summary: The Wii was made for the lightsabre genre of games.... I couldn't wait to buy this game when it came out expecting it to mare real all my childhood lightsabre based dreams. This was crushed by the horrible interaction system - what you do with the wiimote has no real relevance to what happens on screen and quite frankly there is no room for finesse when attacking with it - just wave wildly and it all makes the same difference.
Certainly faulty, but Star Wars fans may get a kick, just not on this version
4 November 2009
Excerpt: OK, I want to get one thing out of the way. If you own a PS3 or an Xbox 360 as well as a wii, get it for the HD console. Why? I'll tell you. The Force Unleashed suffers for the wii, mainly due to the fact it just looks a whole lot worse than its HD competition. If you play the PS3 or 360 version you're not going to want to touch the wii version. Now I know what you're thinking; surely the wii version will be good 'cos its got motion control.
Excerpt: after playing the demo on xbox 360 and seeing the videos I was extremely disappointed by this game. There is repeating on levels, and the force powers aren't that strong. I suspect this to be a cut down version on the wii. Hope it's better on other consoles.
Very hard controls to master and slow reaction time
K. F. Baker, amazon.co.uk
13 April 2009
Summary: I love Star Wars and after reading some reviews I decided to purchase this game rather than the Lego alternative. I went through the tutorials first so that I learnt the controls and how the Wii responded to the remotes movements. After playing for over 2 hours I can't get passed the first level! I know everyone's going to find this funny but the view doesn't keep up with the characters and there are way too many 'moves' to remember (like Harry Potter!).
Excerpt: Like any good geek I am a huge Star Wars fan and was eagerly awaiting the release of Force Unleashed for the Wii. What can go wrong: A fantastic universe already created with a huge fan base and a massive nostalgia factor on top of the ability to interact with aspects of the world created in some fantastic movies. So your telling me I can wave my Wii remote and its like a lightsaber, and I can gesture around with my hands and use force powers?