Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Game Over Online
2 November 2015
Excerpt: In the original Star Wars trilogy, it was considered significant that Darth Vader could choke a man out telekinetically, or that Ben Kenobi was capable of short-lived mind control. It was a big deal when Luke levitated a starship or yanked his lightsaber across the room and into his hand.
Excerpt: HIGH: Using a Jedi mind trick to get a stormtrooper to commit suicide. LOW: Everything else. WTF: You know what this level needs? More walkers. A long, long time ago, I posted a review to the GameCritics forums in the hopes of getting it published... And it was.
Excerpt: Summary [7.0 out of 10] A follow up to a story that seemed pretty well cleared up at the end of the first installment, Force Unleashed II follows Starkiller as he awakes and breaks free from Darth Vader’s clutches and tries to reunite with his friends and continue the press of the Rebel Alliance...
Conclusion: So what can be said about The Force Unleashed II ? Well, overall it is solid. The gameplay falls in the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra (though it’s nothing to write home about either), and visually the game is pretty impressive.
Excerpt: As far as sequels to multi-million selling titles go, Force Unleashed II is one of the most disappointing. It's not that the first game was superb - it was merely an entertaining game set in the Star Wars universe - but that the sequel could, and probably should, have been able to better it.
Conclusion: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 is something of a blot on LucasArts track record, which encompasses an extensive library of brilliant games we've cherished for years. C'mon guys, you are the reason we have excellent games such as Monkey Island, Knights of the Old Republic, Sam & Max, Indiana Jones,...
Pros: Great visuals, great voice acting and cool (very familiar) Star Wars soundtrack, tossing enemies and objects around is still fun;
Cons: Unacceptably short campaign, little to entangle players beyond the usual destructive and overpowering abilities of the main character, weak story and characters.
Conclusion: The Force Unleashed II is a big disappointment as far as sequels go, and the game doesn’t really live up to any of the promises that were made in terms of plot or content. We were told that Starkiller’s return would be justified, explained and interesting, but it’s none of those things and the...
Conclusion: The Force Unleashed 2 should honestly have never been made. There is very little content and even less creativity to speak of, the gameplay problems from the first game have not been properly solved, and the story is a blemish on the Star Wars franchise.
Excerpt: When gamers first popped in their copies of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed , they expected to see plenty of destruction as delivered by cranked-up versions of Force powers, and that’s exactly what they got.