Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PlayStation 3)
Manufacturer: LucasArts Part number: 33238
- The Star Wars saga continues in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a videogame which casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created with guidance from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: ... Read more
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Very bad action game wrapped in star wars clothing
by romulus16 on September 19, 2008
Pros: The story is good for star wars fans who would like to know a bit about what happens between episode's 3 an 4 but if the story is all you want you may as well get the book instead. The graphics and force powers are actually very nice
Cons: The combat is downright pathetic, the bosses are just as bad, design flaws stalk this game at every corner, and the levels are so unimaginative a baby with a peice of paper and a crayon could make a little more varied path. 2 words difficulty curve
Summary: Ok i love star wars so I have to praise the story and the attention to deatail that has been placed in this game but that is eaisly overshadowed by ...
Summary: Ok i love star wars so I have to praise the story and the attention to deatail that has been placed in this game but that is eaisly overshadowed by the actual gameplay that rewards luck over skill. The combat is basically force powers mixed with lightsaber, ligthsaber by itself or force powers by it self. The force powers are good but near useless against some of the lager enemy's, and the lightsaber is a plank of wood that glows. The combo's are decent but button mashing is more effective allthough picking up a guy using force and throwing your lightsaber into him works well. Also enemy's tend to hit you while you are down on the ground or getting of the ground with one of the two time consuming and crappy ways of getting back on your feet so when you get knocked to the ground expect to loose half your health or be killed. The level design is also very boring with basically corridor connecting to slightly larger area and enemy's that constantly getting stronger so when you get more powerful its really more or less trying to get from last place in a race to around the middle. Another problem every boss figth ends in a quicktime event, i dont mind quicktime events if they are good like god of war but when they are like Jericho you can tell somthing is wrong. Also the boss fights are boring and not very imaginative, nothing new except for the last few were an old sith makes an apperance and it plays the same music form his fight in the background. The environment destruction looks good but only happens so often. Lightsaber sounds are not allways in sync but that might be just me. The last complaint is the difficulty curve... the game can be hard for the first half and the design flaws dont make it any eaiser but the second half is easy... so dam easy until the last misiion where the design flaws and the difficulty become best of friends and you tend to want to snap your controller in half. The game feels like an arcade machine trying to get penny's from you but not in a good way like ninja gaiden or devil may cry.
To sum this up if you want to buy this just because its star wars wait for the price to be cut in half... preferbally somthing sharp unlike the main characters blunt lightsaber and if you dont care if its star wars or not avoid.
Srry for any spelling errors :)
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by ontbman on December 5, 2008
Pros: There are times when this game is truly enjoyable and fun.
Cons: Endless loops at times.
Summary: I tend to rent games before I consider buying them. I was excited when I rented this game because I love the whole Star Wars theme and story. Unfortunately, I ...
Summary: I tend to rent games before I consider buying them. I was excited when I rented this game because I love the whole Star Wars theme and story. Unfortunately, I quickly became frustrated and disappointed with the game. In fact I took the first game back to the video rental store thinking it was a defective copy. There are times when the game gets stuck in a constant loop. You can literally walk away from the game for a period of time and it will replay the scene over and over again. The first two challenges are failrly good at leading you, but after that, its a joke. You end up walking and jumping around looking for the next challenge. Lets just say I will not be buying this game. Hopefully the next one will be better.
Just installed PS3 version and there's no audio!
by Kurtster on September 27, 2008
Pros: Star wars is cool. All the previous Star Wars games were great. Made for PS3 is a bonus.
Cons: THERE'S NO SOUND! I can't get any audio from this game. I might have to take it back.
Summary: If you're buying it for PS3, beware. I'm not the first person to have no audio on this game.
Summary: If you're buying it for PS3, beware. I'm not the first person to have no audio on this game.
Disappointingly frustrating with an entertaining story.
by sbayha on September 26, 2008
Pros: Visuals and a convincing feeling of immersion, despite the simple level design. The use of the force powers integrated into combos is very satisfying.
Cons: Frustrating platforming characteristics test one's temper. Slippery surfaces, hopping from here to there, bosses that are... not appropriate for Star Wars. Lack of a targeting priority setting is supremely irritating.
Summary: I like this product because of the overall Star Wars experience delivered by the story and visuals. This game felt (and sounded) very familiar to me. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter ...
Summary: I like this product because of the overall Star Wars experience delivered by the story and visuals. This game felt (and sounded) very familiar to me. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter was another game with tremendous potential, which in my opinion suffered the same fate as this game. The mushroom ascent level was all too familiar to one out of Bounty Hunter... and so were some of the orchestral tracks. It was overshadowed by shortcomings more fundamental than the "cool factor". The fact is when one really sits down and play the game there are several things this game lacks:
User manipulation of in-game control options: Why can you not create custom controller configurations? Why can you not configure your camera or targeting preferences. These concepts are not new by any means. A game so long in development could not have neglected to include these basic features.
A 3rd person camera which doesn't leave you blind to attacks: As a game producer I would want my customer base, which is becoming older and more savvy regarding quality and composition of games, to not be blindly hacking and slashing at sprites in my game. I would want my customers to be impressed with a small amount of assistance redirecting my camera toward the next proximate attacker or the largest threat.
A 100% commitment to making this game not seem like a game: You set foot on a strange new planet... the plot is thickened by a cut-scene... you march around the next corner and are told: "There's a group of thugs around the corner... Here's their leader... You need to kill him first to "demoralize" the rest of the thugs." What they fail to tell you is that the thugs don't need to be demoralized... they need to have their cocoon of INVULNERABILITY removed. Misleading? Definitely. Oh, and would it be to hard to turn those really big glowing boxes of light or triangles out of the game? Fine... leave bonuses around for the character to pick up. The programmers could have actually made them a bit harder to find. Were there any huge glowing boxes helping any of the film characters? Nope.
Both Unleashed and Bounty Hunter my suffer the same fate for me. Both being extremely fun to play at times... and in others so irritating to play that you resort to button mashing to accomplish your goals. If only the Drake's Fortune and Metal Gear Solid crew put a Star Wars game together...
- Manufacturer: LucasArts
- Part number: 33238
- Description: The Star Wars saga continues in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a videogame which casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created with guidance from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. In it, players will assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny. As its name implies, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the force by taking full advantage of developed technologies that will be seen and experienced for the first time together: Digital Molecular Matter (DMM), by Pixelux Entertainment, and euphoria by NaturalMotion Ltd. Paired with the powerful Havok Physics system, these technology create gameplay only possible on the new generation of consoles. DMM incorporates the physical properties of anything in the environment so that everything reacts exactly as it should - wood breaks like wood, glass shatters like glass, plants on the planet Felucia bend like plants on the planet Felucia would, and more. Meanwhile, as a revolutionary behavioral-simulation engine, euphoria enables interactive characters to move, act, and even think like actual human beings, adapting their behavior and resulting in a different response every single time.
Product Basic Spec
- Platform Playstation 3
- ESRB rating Teen - Violence
- Genre Action
- Elements Action - adventure
- Context Science-fiction
- Number of players 1 Player
- Developer LucasArts
- ESRB Teen
- ESRB descriptors Violence
- Max number of players 1