Star Wars: The Force Unleashed takes the use of the force to a new level. Sometimes all the overpowering abilities can make the game feel a bit too easy, but luckily the balance is usually well preserved. It would've been fun to see a bit more lightsaber action, but Force Unleashed is still entertainingly fast and furious ride where you finally get to do something real with force. Throwing stormtroopers to chasms with force grip just never gets old. [Sept 2008]
The more you appreciate Star Wars in general the more you’ll get from this occasionally inspiring run-and-slasher. True, the touted technology is never really used to do more than put on a fine electric show, but what a show it is. But as for Anti-Force Fields? Well, they’re one way of making Jedi and Sith characters somewhat redundant, and just one example of how Force Unleashed goes against 30 years of lore in order to shoehorn a game together.
Being let loose with the Force and given some spectacular scenarios to work with makes for an excellent game in premise, but LucasArts just haven't nailed the basics. Disappointment
of the year? Quite possibly.
The concepts are solid, the story is excellent, and the characters sustain. Aesthetically it is a beautiful piece of work. It's just not all that much fun to play, especially when bugs have left parts of the game incomplete.
The game is solid, great combat, upgrade system, not a over abundence of QTEs and its challenging. But the main reason its getting a ten in my book is I am a huge fan of Star wars and this game cares about the lore and shows how the rebels came to be. Hell Lucas even says he includes this story in the star wars cannon. Plus there is no Jar Jar
Fun jedi power fantasy. Force powers and slicing lightsabers never get old. Upgrade system is fun and impactful. Main story is pretty interesting overall, but characters are boring cliches for the time. Level design varies between great and mediocre. QTE boss fights are a real waste of potential.
"The Force Unleashed" feels restrained despite its title. I never quite felt like a badass rogue Jedi that would give Superman a run for his money. In fact, while the combat is more often fun than not, it lacks a certain finesse. This is unfortunate. Especially since similar action games from the previous consoles ran a lot smoother (think "Ninja Gaiden" on XBOX). So while the story's concept is cool and the aesthetic of the Original Trilogy is perfectly re-created, the gameplay should've been better. Lengthy load times and tepid boss fights also keep the game from reaching its fullest potential. That being said, "The Force Unleashed" isn't awful, it just pales in comparison to something like God of War. Despite its shortcomings, this title is a must own for Star Wars fans. It's flawed, but fun. I would give it a 7.3 out of 10.
Easily among the worst games I've ever played.
I owned the Wii version back in the day. It was pretty much my favorite game and I must have played it around 12 times from front to back.
Revisiting the Xbox-360 version now, I realise how incredibly bad it is. Mind you, the Wii and 360 versions are basically different games. The story is the same but gameplay, level design and pretty much everything else is different.
This version is borderline unplayable. Sure, there are cool things present, but it feels more like an unpolished, unbalanced technical demo than anything else. Disney obviously doesn't give a f#ck about this property (it never was canon), but I hope that one day there will be a remake. There is a lot of potential, but as a game, there is barely anything of quality to be found here.
Although, credit where credit is due: I don't like quick time events, but this game has one of the best QTE-implementations I've ever seen
SummaryStar Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created under direction 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...