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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3)

Postby Hyozan on Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:27 pm

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When I first learned of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, I was pretty excited. I even preordered it ( which I almost never do ) from my local GameStop.

Well, turns out Lucas Arts did a pretty good job. The game has a unique storyline that entices and draws the player in, albeit a bit predictable. The voice acting is not bad; some of the best I've heard in a while. The graphics are quite impressive: great level design and particle effects further draw you into your role as the dark lord's apprentice. The physics used in the game allow for just about whatever you can think up. Like when you use 'Force Grab' on an enemy: be it throwing storm troopers into one another, throwing them thousands of feet into the air and watching them plumet to their death, or slamming a jetpack-riding-trooper into the floor ( my personal favorite. ) The lightsaber combos and other force powers combine to make a powerful, and highly entertaining arsenal at your fingertips.

On the other hand, the targeting when using 'Force Grab' is finicky, and is hard to get used to and have fun with. Not to mention there are a couple of bugs, and at times the game seems to run like molasses due to some obvious performance issues.

If you own a PS3 my advice is this: rent before you buy. It's a great game, but completed quickly. The replay value is decent, being that you can keep your characters powers, but still frustrating with the difficult targetting system and sometimes buggy gameplay.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3)

Postby Trask on Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:04 pm

I have this on the 360 and I heard the PS3 trigger buttons aren't as responsive as the 360's are, but I never compared the two.

I am a huge Star Wars fan and I really enjoyed this game. I went nuts and read the graphic novel and the novel, I like the story. It's no KOTOR, but it's good in it's own right. I thought the game itself was challenging yet fun to play, I never really felt that the gameplay was repetitive enough to bore me. It was the first game in a long time to hand my ass to me until I got some key upgrades.

Oh, it was also fun to go through with different skins on like Palpatine... good times.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3)

Postby OmegaGDS on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:45 pm

I got this for psp, and it has to be the best game for the psp (other than some rpgs). I played it for ps3 at my friends house and found that the psp version does a pretty good job of keeping up with console. The only thing is that there are apparently slightly different storylines depending on which console or device you get it for.
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