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The Force Unleashed

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Offline Kat

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Anyone tried this?  It got middling reviews (7.5 average) and I was going to give it a pass until I saw that it apparently has a good story.  Star Wars narratives, when done well, can be wonderful, as anyone who's played Knight of the Old Republic knows.  The question is whether the story is good enough to make struggling through the frustrating gameplay worth it.

Also is it just me, or is it a fairly disappointing season so far where video games are concerned?  Too Human and Space Siege both turned out mediocre, Spore was anticlimactic, and now The Force Unleashed has failed to live up to expectations.  I really hope Fable 2 and Fallout 3 turn out better than the other recent releases.
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Offline rille

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I think they boosted it up in media a bit too much.
Like, it was going to be the first game to have really good Physics and good AI etc. ;)

They probably got forced to release it now.
Not quite GoW standard. ;)
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Offline Thin

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Fuck the sory, I just want to throw stormtroopers off of high platforms. Or drop rocks on them. The gameplay looks like a lot of fun.


Offline Kat

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Okay, this game is frustration and awesomeness together in equal measures.  One minute you'll gleefully lift a stormtrooper into the air, bombard him with lightning, and fling his corpse at his squadmates.  The next minute you'll swear bitterly as Starkiller persistently Force lifts a bit of rubbage instead of the enormous glowing generator you're staring straight at.  The game is fun and it looks better than anything else on the Xbox360 thus far, but the targeting is a nightmare.
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Offline Kat

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Also the girlfriend's name is Juno Eclipse... which is very * even for a Star Wars name.  Come on, Juno Eclipse?  It's like a self-parody.  :S
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Offline Julius

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Not released on PC?!! :/
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Offline rille

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Maybe not best looking but the in detail faces on the characters are pretty impressive.

Too bad it's impossible to control your character...
Did they test the gameplay on normal people?
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Offline Gholam

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Thought it was quite a bit of fun, nothing like lifting a storm trooper, electrifiying him then throwing him into his mates and making them explode.

The targeting systems needs to be patched, had the same deal trying to destroy a few things and getting the junk instead, useless.  The movement could also be annoying especially when trying to reach one of the holocrons on a narrow platform and he decides to run the entire time and continually fall off.

The multiple ways to destroy enemies is great, nothing like making a wookie home fall ontop of those helpless blighters, or throwing a stormtrooper into a tie fighter making both of them explode.


Offline Kat

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The scene where you pull down a Star Destroyer using the Force while fending off Tie Fighters should have been the most thrillingly kickass moment in the game.  Instead it's frustrating on a controller-flinging level.  You can shoot your lightning right at those tie fighters and still miss because the targeting system isn't worth a warm bucket of spit.

This game is a classic example of "almost, but not quite".  It's a shame because it could have been so much more awesome than it turned out.
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Offline Gholam

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Found the best way to destroy them at that stage is to face either left or right and smack the shit out of them as they go over the fence pailings thing, get the bounce off and kabloomy.  Still annoying as hell with the timing though.