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Force Unleashed Review

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:37 pm 
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The main thing about this game isn't the story line. It's that it's COOL. You get to crush AT-ST's with the FORCE!! You get to pull down STAR DESTROYERS!! WOW! You get to toss people around like RAG DOLLS! Your lightsaber leaves a TRAIL in the air!?! You can get a BLACK LIGHTSABER! RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME! You get to force lightning RANCORS!!

It's such a blatant attempt to pander to the lowest common denominator in fans. Even the story line is plugged into the most opportune bit in the timeline so you can fight some of the coolest jedi, hell they even throw in Darth Maul. Of the two potential endings one doesn't even fit in the canon. There's barely any story to it at all and the romance part of it is just a joke.

Then there's the horrible camera angles, the button pressing sequences over the top of movies, the bugs where you get stuck in the floor or the bosses just stop fighting and can't be killed, there's no multi-player, the fact you take an age to get up after getting knocked down unless you press the a button at the right time, the number of knockdown attacks.

Contrast this to the fact that you get a really cool looking game, that for all it's faults doesn't really handle TOO badly (it's only really frustrating on the harder difficulties) combine to make this a game that i should have borrowed from a friend. If I wasn't the only one I know that was so big a star wars fanboy they bought it. Renting (considering it doesn't have much replay value and didn't take me that long to finish even on the hard difficulty) or second-hand buying are the next best bets.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:18 pm 
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You forgot from start to finish is roughly 9 hours of game play... or ripoff!
I was pretty excited when I originally heard about this game (being a big Jedi Academy fan), then I realized it wasn't coming out on PC which pretty much quashed the idea of me ever playing it.
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Oh Cripes I almost bought that game today...I am glad I didn't after reading this review. I think instead I will rent it and give it a go first.

It also sounds to me that Darth Vaders apprentice is more bad ass then him...I am beginning to think that maybe Darth Vader isn't such the villian everyone makes him out to be.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:28 am 
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I said it didn't take me long to finish on hard. How many hours you get out of it depends on how good a player you are, how high a difficulty you use and how much of an achievement whore you are. For example I got a lot more hours even on my first run through of mass effect than quite a few players on the net (i'm a completionist). I like getting the most out of games i pay money for so it's getting at least one replay out of me.

It is worth renting and playing through. Playing on Sith Warrior difficulty means the game is just challenging enough. Depends how much you like achievements. Completing a difficulty gives you the achievements for the difficulties below it as well as its own.

One bug i forget to mention are the costumes, it's got some sweet costumes for your guy. You unlock one each level, two upon completing the game (one for each side, but you can just replay the last level to get the other) and two from holocrons. Whatever you do, don't change your costume until you've finished the game as it screws the mission objectives somehow. A pretty massive bug to slip through.

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