I give this an average rating only because it's Star Wars, the graphics are great, and because like the first game, it does make you feel like you are a powerful dark Jedi "unleashing" the Force. But this game was a disappointment. Despite all the issues, the original Force Unleashed was a great game in my opinion. Unfortunately Unleashed II does not address any of the flaws that plagued the first game. Essentially it is the exact same game, just more of it. And I was happy about that. But there were far more things that I was unhappy about.
When you first start the game it's great. I felt very excited to be controlling this character again. Using the Force to grab Tie-Fighters from the sky and hurl them or shatter them to pieces is great. You destroy a bunch of Stormtroopers, some walkers, a couple other missile launching walkers and your like, "All right, here we go. This is going to be awesome."
But then you spend the remainder of this VERY short game waiting for it to get better. You never encounter any different enemies than you do in the first two levels. You're fighting the same enemies over and over and over again. For the most part, the boss fights are long and tedious, not fun and challenging. The Gorog is by far the highlight of the game. The levels are the same... generally boring. You spend most of the time going from room to room or platforming around fighting barrages of identical enemies. And sometimes it can be very difficult, but not in a fun and challenging way. More in a "this is a ridiculous pain in the you-know-what way."
Then comes the kicker... Darth Vader. Before you know it (that is after an unnecessarily long and boring platform session) you are fighting Darth Vader and thinking, "wait, there is NO WAY this is the end of the game!" But after a long, boring, and EASY confrontation with Vader you get to choose the light or dark side ending. Then of course you go back and fight Vader again to see the other ending. You are left feeling like Lucasarts pulled a fast one on you (no pun intended).
The cinematics are great and the story is good, but it is not long enough and it doesn't answer the main question: Is Starkiller really Starkiller? Makes it seem a little pointless. Being a huge SW fan, I enjoyed the game but it was disappointing. One reason why it is so disappointing is because of how much potential there is for this to be an amazing franchise of games. I HOPE they do better on the third one. The time period that they are dealing with is the only time period in the Star Wars universe where they really have an opportunity to do some creative story-telling. They may have wasted a large chunk of it with this game. The next one almost certainly has to segway into "A New Hope"
I'm not saying do not buy this game. It's worth it because you can play it and resell it, but don't have as high of expectations that I did.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Lives up to the Hype
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Explore more of the hidden shadows of the Sith with this sequel to the hit game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Starkiller, Darth Vader's apprentice, returns with over-the-top Force powers and embarks on a journey to discover his own identity and to reunite with his one true love, Juno Eclipse. In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Starkiller is once again the pawn of Darth Vader -- but instead of training his protégée as a ruthless assassin, the dark lord is attempting to clone his former apprentice in an attempt to create the Ultimate Sith warrior. The chase is on -- Starkiller is in pursuit of Juno and Darth Vader is hunting for Starkiller.
With all-new devastating Force powers and the ability to dual-wield lightsabers, Starkiller cuts a swath through deadly new enemies across exciting worlds from the Star Wars films -- all in his desperate search for answers to his past.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Amazing story! Beautiful game.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
This game may just be one of my new favorites. The story was great, and the graphics were beautiful. The story mode has 2 different endings to give it a reason to be played thru more than once. Although I don't typically enjoy challenge modes in games, this one was fun, and kept my attention. After a play-through, you can start a new game, keeping your abilities and sabers from the previous play-through.
2 things I disliked about the game:
1. Unleashed mode (the hardest game mode) gives ridiculous hordes of enemies that do ridiculous amounts of damage. This gets repetitive and annoying, I would have preferred one or the other.
2. Although constantly keeping you on the edge of your seat, the story was pretty short. Probably about 6 hours maximum to beat the game without searching for every little hidden crystal.
(This however, is forgivable because of the alternate ending and challenge mode, which adds a substantial amount of gameplay.)
I definitely recommend this game to anyone, whether you are a Star Wars fan, or just enjoy good games. Especially now that it's lowered in price and can be picked up for around $20.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Playstation 3, 2010)
I'm a fan of Star Wars and this game is a must in my house and buy for good price.The first of the series is fabulous and I hope no less than this year.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
GREAT ACTION!!! IS THE BEST GAME...MANY ACTION,GREAT GRAPHICS, AND EVERY ADVENTURE IS ONE OF A KIND..GREAT GAME FOR MY BOYS.HAVE A GOOD PRICE FOR THE KIND OF GAME THAT IS IT.I HAVE THE CHANCE TRY IT
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.