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Genre: Action & Shooter / Video Game for PlayStation 3 / Suitable for 12 years and over / ESRB Rating: Rating Pending / Release Date: 2008-09-19 / Published by Activision

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      19.12.2011 17:30

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      Star Wars: the Force Unleashed is a 3rd person action game on a variety of consoles.

      Background/Story

      The Force Unleashed is set between episodes 3 and 4 of the Star Wars saga. You play as the secret apprentice of Lord Vader - Starkiller. The general aim of the game is to complete the missions set by your master, or is it? *Spoiler* When Vader "kills" you, you are required to make some complex moral choices, resume your loyalty or rebel. *End Spoiler*

      Gameplay

      The Force Unleashed is a great way for people who hate Star Wars to like it. The game is set out in way witch immediately makes you feel comfortable. The controls are easy to master and allow you to unleash the force like never before in a Star Wars game. The game feels fluid, but at times it can be enraging when you take a wrong turn and end up where you started! The enemies in Force Unleashed are smart, if you walk in, they walk to the nearest turret or ATTE - which means all terrain tactical enforcer, or a big vehicle with big guns. To kill a basic enemy one or two hit will do, however there are some, harder folk in the game. The for example the republic have a suit which allows to wearer to become less vulnerable to attack, the basic wuss. When it comes to killing a boss the game decides to give them the same amount of health as you. Eventually when that health diminishes the buttons of your controller will appear, hit the right button at the right time, and you kill them with devastating awesomeness. Starkiller has two main weapons, his lightsaber and the force. However, by using the force you can turn almost any object into a weapon, by picking up a chair you have made yourself a projectile - throw it and hit someone, it is almost guaranteed that they will die.

      Graphics

      The Force Unleashed does not have amazing graphics, but it does not need it, the gameplay more than makes up for it. However, there are some scenes where the graphics are the centre of attention for example *spoiler* when Vader decides to stab you and throw you out of the window. *End Spoiler*.

      Physics

      Force Unleashed has amazing physics, the objects that Starkiller picks up with the force act like you would expect a real object to if thrown with so much force that it could break a reinforced window. If that reinforced window does break, the people and objects nearest will be sucked out by a vacuum so realistic that it makes your Dyson seem animated.

      Sound

      Star Wars: Force Unleashed will make excellent use of your surround sound system, if you have one, if not, don't worry it will still sound great. Lucas Arts have made excellent use of the sound effects they have available. When on a mission and your pilot is communicating with you, you feel as though the ear-piece is in your ear.

      General Conclusion

      Star Wars: Force Unleashed is a great buy for anyone, Star Wars or Trek fans alike. Overall I would recommend Force Unleashed to anyone looking for a game to play.

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      11.12.2011 21:00
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      Not bad, but only those with some serious patience should play

      I had such high hopes for this game and overall I had what I like to call the love hate love relationship with this game. After the first level I thought 'my god this is pretty boring'. Yeah you get to play as darth vader (I have to say I was very surprised to see that the developers had even managed to get David Prowse, who was the physical darth vader in the films, walk just right, quite amazing), but the landscape rendering looks colourful but a bit lazy, a bit repetitive and it was a bit of a long slog to get to the final level boss, the rogue jedi. And it is this the game in a nutshell, you`ll play 9 levels where you`ll batter through wave upon wave of mineons until you get to a boss.

      Each boss does have their own distinct style and you will die about 3-4 times (if you are any good) before you work out how to dodge their moves and counter attack, and no two same tactics will work for any two bosses, so you have to vary which power you use to defeat them.

      Storyline wise this game takes place between the prequel trilogy and the orignal 1970/ 1980`s trilogy. After playing as darth vader you kill a rogue jedo to discover his son, who has amazingly force powers, vader takes him on and trains him as his apprentice with the aim that you will both destroy the emprorer and rule the galaxy. In the meantime vader sends you on a whole raft of missions to increase your power and prove you have the tenacity to take on the old fella.

      Missions have main objectives, to kill a jedi at the end normally, but there are secondary objectives, so you can gain points, which equal sith prizes , by destroying 5 tie fighters etc. You can also collect halcrons and force spheres which you delegate to various powers/ skills, such as force powers , like gripping people and thrwoing them, lightening etc, Sith combo`s where you learn how best to wield your lightsaber and use force powers with your physical powers to improve both. And finally you can also sith mentality like meditation , the ability to reboot your force powers quciker etc. As well as all these spheres you can also collect lightsaber crystals which give you more powerful lightsaber attacks.

      Overall the star wars references are great, the look and fell of the game can seem cartoony sometimes but overall it is very good. It can be very frustrating as it is difficult to die in this game by being attacked by enemies, however if you fall down a crevasse or fall into an area you shouldnt, you`ll die and you`ll start at a checkpoint. Its these points in each level that will have you dying in the same area over and over again and annoy you ultimately.

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        20.05.2011 09:32
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        Not terrible, but it could be a lot better. Needs more Darth Vader.

        Here's a tip for any games designers out there. If you're taking an existing franchise and introducing a hitherto unknown character, it's a not a good idea to spend the very first level of the game reminding fans how great the old character was. It didn't do Metal Gear Solid 2 any good, and it certainly doesn't do Star Wars: The Force Unleashed any favours either. TFU's first level has you playing as Darth Vader, striding purposefully around the planet of Kashykk, kicking wookie arse. Then all of a sudden the level ends, and Vader is relegated to the position of co-conspirator. Instead, you end up playing as Galen Marek, Vader's apprentice, who looks like he was kicked out of a nu-metal band for being too angsty. Granted, Lucasarts never said Vader would be the game's main character, but you can't help but feel that The Force Unleashed would have been a better game if Vader had taken centre stage.

        Fortunately, Marek, or 'Starkiller' as he's also known, does prove to be a halfway sympathetic character. It's clear from the very beginning that, while he does have all the power of a dark jedi, he also has doubts about his role as Vader's apprentice. But he doesn't really have much choice in the matter, so off he wanders, doing all those dirty jobs Vader can't be arsed doing himself. Which is where you come in. Playing as Starkiller, you've been tasked with hunting down those few rogue Jedi who weren't killed off at the end of Revenge of the Sith. Naturally, you can't just send them a polite message challenging them to a one on one duel. Instead, you have to roam across a variety of levels, using your force powers to dispatch a legion of minor foes before finally taking on each Jedi. The game's locales include a giant junkyard, a mushroom filled planet, an Imperial shipyard and more. Although a couple of levels do end up being repeated, something you wouldn't usually expect from a Lucasarts game.

        But what of the Force Powers you have at your disposal? A lot the buzz surrounding The Force Unleashed has been about these powers. And they are indeed pretty damn cool. New powers are unlocked as the game progresses, but right from the word go you can pick up objects, people, and even small spaceships and hurl them around with great abandon. Some of the enemies will even try to jump out of the way of flying objects, or grab onto things to avoid being thrown, which is fairly impressive to witness. But there's a problem - specifically, the game's auto-targeting system hates you with a vengeance. So much so that there's a good chance that it will lock on something other than the object or person you were trying to grab onto. And given that there's no way to manually select a target, this becomes a real source of frustration. How difficult would it have been for Lucasarts to let you choose the target you wanted to grab? Or at the very least cycle through the targets on screen? Not very, I suspect.

        In fact, that's The Force Unleashed through and through. For every cool feature that makes you grin like an idiot, there's a corresponding problem or glitch that takes you out of the game. Here's another one, a feature that was shown off in the tech demos that Lucasart bandied around before we even got a look at the game proper. When you thrown an object at something, the item smashes or breaks in a realistic manner. So instead of just crumbing in a scripted manner, a tree will splinter, leaving chunks of wood everwhere. And you can restart the level, smash the tree again, and it will always smash in a slightly different way. Pretty awesome, eh? At least it would be if the debris didn't disappear right in front of your eyes about five seconds after it landed. Yes, all the supposed realism - well, as realistic as a Star Wars game can get - that Lucasarts had been going on about goes right out of the window. I can understand that having loads of chunks of wood and glass lying around would slow the game's engine down, but the game could at least wait till they were out of view before magicking them away to become force ghosts.

        Here's another example. The game's storyline is, by and large, very well written. Perhaps because of, or in spite of, the fact that George Lucas had a hand in it. There are plenty of twists and Starkiller does grow as a character, and you do find yourself wondering what's going to happen next. But the game also features one of the most blatantly shoe-horned in love interests ever, an Imperial pilot by the name of Juno Eclipse. She's bland, boring and has no real purpose other than to fly Starkiller's ship, the Rogue Shadow. She's not funny, she's not clever or interesting in any way at all. And if that wasn't bad, she has the worst voice-acting I've heard in a long, long time. And then there's the quick time events - I could go on for ages about how these have no place in modern day games. But suffice to say, there is no reason this earth to require you to complete some stupid reaction timer test in order to dispatch a boss, when you've just spent the last five minutes throwing objects at it and dodging its attacks.

        The Force Unleashed is a disappointing game. Not because it's a bad game through and through - it's not. It certainly looks great, the music's suitably Star Wars-y, and when things are going your way it is fun. But then you run into another problem and suddenly the game's a whole less enjoyable than it was a couple of minutes ago. Then tack on the fact that there's no multiplayer mode, and you're looking at a game that's worth a weekend's rental at best. It's not the worst game ever, but it could have been so much better.

        (review by me, originally posted on Freeola/1up)

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          27.11.2010 18:06
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          Get it now!

          Star Wars: the Force Unleashed is a 3rd person action game on a variety of consoles.

          Background/Story

          The Force Unleashed is set between episodes 3 and 4 of the Star Wars saga. You play as the secret apprentice of Lord Vader - Starkiller. The general aim of the game is to complete the missions set by your master, or is it? *Spoiler* When Vader "kills" you, you are required to make some complex moral choices, resume your loyalty or rebel. *End Spoiler*

          Gameplay

          The Force Unleashed is a great way for people who hate Star Wars to like it. The game is set out in way witch immediately makes you feel comfortable. The controls are easy to master and allow you to unleash the force like never before in a Star Wars game. The game feels fluid, but at times it can be enraging when you take a wrong turn and end up where you started! The enemies in Force Unleashed are smart, if you walk in, they walk to the nearest turret or ATTE - which means all terrain tactical enforcer, or a big vehicle with big guns. To kill a basic enemy one or two hit will do, however there are some, harder folk in the game. The for example the republic have a suit which allows to wearer to become less vulnerable to attack, the basic wuss. When it comes to killing a boss the game decides to give them the same amount of health as you. Eventually when that health diminishes the buttons of your controller will appear, hit the right button at the right time, and you kill them with devastating awesomeness. Starkiller has two main weapons, his lightsaber and the force. However, by using the force you can turn almost any object into a weapon, by picking up a chair you have made yourself a projectile - throw it and hit someone, it is almost guaranteed that they will die.

          Graphics

          The Force Unleashed does not have amazing graphics, but it does not need it, the gameplay more than makes up for it. However, there are some scenes where the graphics are the centre of attention for example *spoiler* when Vader decides to stab you and throw you out of the window. *End Spoiler*.

          Physics

          Force Unleashed has amazing physics, the objects that Starkiller picks up with the force act like you would expect a real object to if thrown with so much force that it could break a reinforced window. If that reinforced window does break, the people and objects nearest will be sucked out by a vacuum so realistic that it makes your Dyson seem animated.

          Sound

          Star Wars: Force Unleashed will make excellent use of your surround sound system, if you have one, if not, don't worry it will still sound great. Lucas Arts have made excellent use of the sound effects they have available. When on a mission and your pilot is communicating with you, you feel as though the ear-piece is in your ear.

          General Conclusion

          Star Wars: Force Unleashed is a great buy for anyone, Star Wars or Trek fans alike. Overall I would recommend Force Unleashed to anyone looking for a game to play.

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          23.07.2010 20:54
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          A disappointment, albeit a well-plotted one

          As a Star Wars fan I had been looking forward to this for a long time. It seemed like the beginning of a new era for fans - one where the staccato history would be forgotten, and a fresh age of galactic genius would be awoken. As I popped the disc into the PS3's disc drive, I was not expecting to be able to describe this with footballing jargon.

          You see, part of this really is brilliant. The story is one of the best the series has had in a very long time. It is gripping from the get-go - which is partly helped by the fact it begins with a ruthless Vader; who is cold throughout, yet is arguably masking a human vulnerability. Most importantly, though, Vader is awesome again. So, too, is his apprentice, Starkiller. Whilst he arguably changes Star Wars canon and the prophecy of the chosen one because of his immense power, he has an involving story, weaving, and often shocking story, making Starkiller a not at all a faceless protagonist. The wonderful supporting cast help raise the plotline to another level.

          That's good, right? Yes it is. But what's not good is the gameplay. At the beginning it seems good - you get to throw Wookies about, sling rocks at your foes, use an immense amount of force lightning....but it quickly gets repetitive, and you end up button mashing and using the same combos over and over. And don't get me started on the scripted battles, which are frustrating and flow as smoothly as tar does.

          So, here comes the footballing jargon - The Force Unleashed really is a game of two halves. Probably more so than football has ever been. The story is brilliant, the gameplay is utterly mediocre. Oh, alright, the graphics are nice too. So it is a game of two-thirds, but the most vital part of the game - the gameplay - lacks, and stops it from being the saviour of Star Wars, and instead leaves it as a good-looking interactive movie.

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            02.05.2010 14:44
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            Not great value at full price, but great story

            I played this game a little while ago now with great anticipation, unfortunately I was left disappointed by the gameplay, but the story was really great. The game is set in the classic star wars era, before Luke Skywalker's appearance, with Master Starkiller (which was going to be Luke's name in the films but it served a last minute change). It's a good idea, for the game, Darth Vader's apprentice who is a part of killing the remaining Jedi, and you are in control able to destroy everything in your path.

            The story goes on with plenty of twists and turns, even a bit of romance, I really enjoyed this aspect of the game. However, the gameplay and graphics left me feeling like I had been cheated out of my money. There are a set number of controls with various unlockable combos which can be practiced in an arena with your robot. This is a nice touch, but ultimately the game and force powers end up causing an uncontrolled button bashing frenzy. Fun if you can play two-player (you can't), fun for some kind of duelling element separate from the story (there isn't) but boring for completing a repetitive game (which it is).

            What you do in this game is run along defeating generic enemies, and a few mini bosses with various button combo cut scenes to finish them before you eventually reach the boss at the end of the level. The boss takes various tactics to beat, usually very easy to find out, and then a simple cut scene button combo thing kills them. This same type of level plays out for the entire game, with one or two exceptions.

            Graphically, the worlds are very beautifully designed and this is a major plus, along with the story, however the glitches overshadow this and is really unfortunate. You can end up sort of half floating half standing at various points, or just walking over something you shouldn't be able to walk over, it's really unfortunate because graphically the game is really nice to look at. Also, on a similar note the level of control with the force and lightsaber is too generic. The same animations play out time and time again, making the game feel longer than it is (which is relatively short).

            I completed this game within 2 sittings; it's not hard at all, and with no other modes, makes the game really quite a disappointment. It's a shame because the game has so much potential, the story and the nice graphics get this game 3 stars. For the next game (which is rumoured to be made soon) if they take a leaf out of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Assassins Creed II books for their combat system and remove the glitches, and get the same story, and get some kind of online duelling mode, and incorporate a special ops style co-op mission, this could become a 5 star game. Easily.

            Overall; good story, great graphics but weak gameplay and repetitive. So 3 stars, it'll keep you entertained. But not for long.

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            23.10.2009 16:56
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            Monumental start was game

            Now i don't usually say this about star wars games but here it goes ... WHAT A GAME!!!! This game truly shows off what lucas arts can do, the lightsabers, the blasters and the force controls are simply brilliant. You can use the force like never before on this game and through stormtroopers around like rag dolls. The playability is very good and you get used to the controls very quickly and develope your characters skills as you go further into the story.
            Thats the first bits out the way, now for the story, it is truly legendary. You start off not knowing what to expect of the main character as you go through you kind of understand what will happen in the end. You get to meet all the favourites from the first star wars films, like princecess leia and Darth, and the story carries on from there. With it being like a lost link between episode 3 and a new hope. So be prepared, as a lot of things about the rebel alliance are explained here.

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              11.10.2009 19:43
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              A must play game

              Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is possibly one of the greatest games in the Star Wars franchise, with stunning graphics and hours of fun game play it is a force to be reckoned with.
              The game starts with the Empires attack on Kashyyyk (home of the Wookies), you play as Darth Vader for this level and battle your way through the level and fight a Jedi Knight at the end, you defeat the Jedi and take his son as your secret apprentice.
              You rejoin the story years later when the apprentice is older and under Vaders command, he instructs you to go and take out Jedi around the galaxy, telling you that his over all plan is to take down the Emperor and rule the galaxy together.
              As you travel through the game you get experience points which can be used to level up your character and unlock devistating moves to defeat you opponents.
              This game is fantastically fun and really playable, the story line is brilliant and fits into the Star Wars world flawlessly.
              The controls are not quite as good/fun as the version of this game for the Wii, however it does not detract from the game in anyway, and the graphic are far superior to the Wii.
              There is also a two player mode, where two people can battle each other in an arena utilising the force to defeat your opponent.
              This is a must play game for any Star Wars fans out there.

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              29.09.2009 00:26
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              Well worth a play through.

              Star Wars the Force Unleashed is the latest game that tries to re create the magic of the movie experience for the legions of fans that the franchise commands. Thankfully this is perhaps the most successful attempt at doing this yet. The game is also official canon for the series so if you buy the game you will get a bit more backstory into what happened between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

              You take on the role as Darth Vader's secret apprentice who's task is to hunt down the remaining Jedi that survived the purge at the end of Revenge of the Sith. While it may sound as though your character is inherently evil, this is not the case as revealed by the story.

              Onto the gameplay, it is relatively solid with hacking through the enemy hordes largely proving a fun task and challenging at times aswell. The game seeks to keep the combat fresh by upgrading your force powers of picking up and throwing your opponents, strangling them and more destructive ones as the game goes on.

              However the game does not fully achieve this aim with the combat becoming slightly repetitive near the end of the adventure. Often the game forces you up against the same enemies again and again once adding to the repetitive experience.

              The graphics though are very sharp and the body mechanics of your enemies as you chuck them through the air look extremely realistic. A big thumbs up to the team at LucasArts for this one.

              In conclusion Star Wars the Force Unleashed is a good but unspectacular or groundbreaking effort but is well worth a play through and definately worth the 15 pound price tag.

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              09.09.2009 13:47
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              I'd recommend renting this one

              Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was released last year and is still selling a lot of copies. It's the number one best seller on Amazon.com, beating the PS3 Slim in second place!

              The plot is set between the two trilogies in which you play as Darth Vader's secret Apprentice. You carry out missions for Vader on your own using an array of combat techniques. The main focus, as you can tell from the game's title, is using the Force on enemies. There are different moves and powers, such as the Force Push which you learn very early on and the controls are easy to grasp. To make it more challenging, there are combos which are more powerful. Your powers will also become stronger as you progress and level up, including your lightsaber. The engine, with its different physics mechanisms, provides brilliant body movements and collisions when using the Force on objects and enemies.

              The main problems with the game are the repetitiveness of levels and some minor glitches that can be annoying. You'll find yourself doing very similar missions and clearing very similar looking rooms but character customisation and cut scenes do add a little variety.

              I only rented this and didn't finish to the end because unless you're a huge Star Wars fan, which I'm definitely not, then it's difficult to stay entertained. It is very cheap and was a nice change from the countless shooters being released, however.

              5/10

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              07.08.2009 23:53

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              great story great game a must have

              Hi i am going to tell you about star wars the force unleashed.It is a good challenging game.It is not perfect but it is awsome.I only have one regret about this game it gets a little repeditive you always use one combo to get the job done.But it is still very fun.The story is one of the best i played.The graphics are sweet.The controls are good to I like to shock people.You can upgrade your force abilities.There are nine levels in the game.I played this game on the wii but this one is way more fun by far.There is no duel mode so if you like dueling with friends get the wii version.There is also no online but that doesn't really surprise me.The sound was really good it sounded real like you were really there.So the game was good but not perfect. I recommend this to people who aren't even star wars fans. the game is ok if u played the demo u have to play he full game the story is good and thats all ill say i don't want to ruin it for you I hope you liked my review thank you for reading bye.

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              03.08.2009 08:09
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              An ok game focusing on the more destructive nature of the force

              Q. How often can George Lucas re-write Star Wars?

              A. As long as people keep buying it!

              After originally having an apprentice as Anakin in the Clone Wars animated film, we now find out that after becoming Darth Vader he has *another* secret apprentice in the period between 'Revenge' and 'A New Hope'. Gah.

              Anyway, enough moaning about the story, what's the game like?

              Well, it's... sadly a bit lacking. Sure it's great fun to run round with a lightsabre, firing lighting from the tips of your bits and picking people up using the force but it does get very repetitive over time. You visit a range of planets, many featured in the series of films already.

              You upgrade your skills and power powers as you go along, getting bigger and better skills, but there's too much of a reliance on the lighting as it's the easy way to kill the enemies.

              Oh, and the guy that does Darth Vader's voice? Awful. I hope they never use him again as he doesn't sound much like the original.

              Overall, it's worth a go *but* you may as well wait for the special edition coming out later this year as it had 2 new missions, one of which is exclusive to the new edition... which sucks.

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              24.07.2009 12:21
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              Star Wars fans - get it now.

              I have mixed feelings about this game, as there are some great points and some negative features of it which I feel could have been done much better. I'll give you a brief plot synopsis.

              You play the first level as Darth Vader, which also acts as a beginners tutorial to help the player get used to the controls, and, in general, the way the game works. After seeking out a Jedi and thus slaying him, he encounters a young boy who turns out to be the fallen fighter's son. Vader feels his strength with the force and immediately decides to take him on 'undercover' as his secret apprentice. As the story develops, you become a bounty hunter for Lord Vader, working under the radar with rather unexpected plot twists and surprises throughout your journey.

              As far as gameplay goes, the character is very easy to control, and this is further enhanced with powers and upgrades you gain as you progress through the game (i.e. force jump makes things a whole lot easier). Upgrades can be purchased, found, and won throughout the game, which range from new moves and powers to the colour and effects of your lightsaber. Basically you can completely customise the way you fight your enemies (be they wookies, droids, or Jedi).

              There is no online play at all, which is probably just as well since I can't imagine how it would work. It's more of a campaign-only game, which unfortunately takes away from the longevity of the game. Nonetheless, it's great fun, and a good way to spend an hour or two engrossed in your PS3.

              Overall, best star wars game so far (leaving out the Lego Star Wars saga) which really incorporates a decent plot into the star wars universe extremely successfully. A must buy for any star wars fan who loves a bit of gaming.

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                22.07.2009 01:35
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                A good game but only until its completed

                Star Wars The Force Unleashed delves into the relatively unexplained era of the star wars saga. The storyline revolves around a secret apprentice of Darth Vader's, who he uses to hunt down and kill remaining Jedi that have survived the clone wars. It builds on the time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

                The game begins with you initially hunting down and eventually killing three Jedi's, before being 'killed' by Darth Vader, only to be bought back to life. After this stage you begin your secret mission again with Darth Vader to overthrow the Emperor (The first three missions are to prove as a test to Darth Vader that together you can overthrow the Emperor, after which you are left for dead to hide the fact you are really alive and trying to kill the Emperor).

                Graphically the game is excellent, and the 7 or 8 minute out cuts are very true to life, they almost look like a movie in their own right. The also help to explain the game and developments between the two films. The style of the game makes it good value for money, as you will need to go back or spend time looking for 'spheres' to help boost your power, and to change for fighting styles with the new powers you earn. You can also change smaller things that make the game better to play like the character or costumes and colour of the lightsaber you wield.

                If there is one issue with the game it is that there are no multiplayer functions, so only the single player missions can be played. Having said this the game is very good for the different styles of fighting and customisation you can add to it to make the game more personal to how you want to play it.

                Overall, I would probably not recommend buying the game, but instead borrowing it or renting it as once you have completed the game, it takes roughly 6-10 hours of game play, it is over, then you are left with little to do but sell it on or continue trying to find any remaining 'spheres' or just having fun killing enemies.

                This review has also been published on ciao

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                02.03.2009 04:11
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                A good game for fans of the star wars universe, not good for many other people.

                The force unleashed is graphically a great game, the controls are fluid, the combat is fast and exciting the story gives a great insight into the events of the star wars universe.

                If fast-paced action, stylish hack and slash combos, and whacking shite with a lightsaber is the thing for you then this game really hits the spot, but if your looking for longevity and varied gameplay then you had best look elsewhere.

                The fatal flaw of this game is its length, maybe Ive spent too much time playing hours and hours of RPGs but this game really suffers from a short lifespan and a lack of replay value, although there is some vague incentive to replay this game unlocking further accomplishments, there is no drive to do so. This game is not very memorable and it will more than likely not have you coming back 'just to play' it.

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            • Product Details

              This entry in the Star Wars saga casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice", unveiling 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 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, The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force by taking full advantage of newly developed technologies only possible on next-gen consoles that will be seen and experienced for the first time anywhere in videogaming.