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: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for the Nintendo Wii is a fun, if not spectacular, experience. The hardcore gamer will find little to rave about, but it is, after all, a game for the Nintendo Wii. The game covers events between Episode III and Episode IV, and concentrates primarily on the formation of the Rebellion and the main character's role in that process.
A fun game, but pretty short and not much replay value
David Simmons "xenobuzz", Amazon
22 January 2010
Summary: After having tried this game again I had to write another, more comprehensive review. Thankfully, "The Force Unleashed" proved to be much more enjoyable than I'd initially thought. My first impression was bad because of several factors: 1. I'm not a console gamer at all, and so am unfamiliar with how these games are usually designed and implemented. The roving camera is the main aspect that took quite a bit of time to accept.
Summary: Fun new aspect of Star Wars. Is fairly challenging and as is standard practice for Wii games, this will get you on your feet & swinging. Good action quality, though there are some 'cut-scenes' that require little input from the controllers. I felt that these scenes would be a little more gratifying if they required more specific input from the controls rather than generic motions. Most force controls are very intuitive.
Summary: pros: Great storyline, good effects, very fun mimicing force moves with the Wii-mote (pretend you're a Jedi!) Cons: Game is too short, you can't play for short periods because you have to wait until the end of the level/chapter before it saves your place in the game (even if you do a manual save, it only saves what level you're on - so stupid!
Summary: So, I just couldn't resist. Bought the game on release day (at BestBuy) and now have played through a bunch of missions. The good: The concept of the game is fantastic -- who doesn't love running around with a lightsaber and force pushing stormtroopers? The graphics are more than adequate -- I'm sure not as good at the 360/PS3 but the game still looks pretty darn good. The purchasing of new force powers with force points works well.
Summary: I loved every bit of playing this game, as well as the storyline. As a longtime Star Wars fan, it was a lot of fun. However, there is not much there. I believe I finished the entire game in just under 9 hours of gameplay. How is that even possible for a game that has been in development for so long and cost $50??? It's a fun game, but unless you will replay the game over and over, I think you are better off renting it, as you will finish the game before you return it.