Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 review (PS3)

Nalrogi | 1052d ago | User review
Reviewing: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
So much potential gone to waste.
Disappointed is the only word that comes to mind when playing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. The story is nothing like that of the original and is shorter. I think its unfair to compare it to the original, since both feel totally different.

For those of you who are not familiar with the series,The Force Unleashed is your basic hack and slash type of game. Think God Of War, but with lightsabers and less shouting.

Other than the graphics, which are amazing but not used well due to the lack of levels, there isn't anything good to say about the game. Maybe I set my hopes to high before launch, or maybe this game really does suck.

The story is cliché and boring. I won't say much, just in case you don't want any spoilers. Basically you play as one of Stakiller's many clones. That is as much as I can say without revealing anything important.

The combat is repetitive. There are only around 5 types of stormtroopers, where in the original there were MUCH more. The boss battles have been done many times before and aren't that challenging to be honest.

The voice acting is decent, except for the awful impersonation of James Earl Jones that is Darth Vader. John Williams score is used well with the games own score to provide an enjoyable experience for your ears.

Levels are linear which isn't a bad thing, but it is when coupled with how repetitive the gameplay is. After your done with the campaign there isn't that much to do, other than looking for lightsaber crystals. There are challenge maps which are pointless considering how awful the combat is.

Overall this an experience you would want to avoid unless your a Star Wars freak.
Ups
Graphics
Downs
Repetitive gameplay
Short and awful story
Awful combat
Score
8.0
Graphics
9.0
Sound
5.0
Gameplay
4.5
Fun factor
0.0
Online
7.0
Overall (out of 10 / not an average)
Nalrogi  +   1051d ago
I was aiming for this review to be shoet. There isnt much I can add.....
cpayne93  +   1048d ago
You didn't even describe the gameplay. I've never played any of the star wars games, so I had no idea what you were talking about. You have to treat the review like you are explaining the game to somebody who isn't familiar with the series at all.
Nalrogi  +   1041d ago
Oh, ok. Thanks for the tip!
I'll keep that in mind whenever I do a user review.
Nalrogi  +   1051d ago
Short*

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2

Average Score 6.3 Reviews(111)
Release Dates
Nintendo DS Release Dates
PC Release Dates
US 26 October 2010
EU 29 October 2010
AU 27 October 2010
PS3 Release Dates
US 26 October 2010
EU 29 October 2010
AU 27 October 2010
PSP Release Dates
Wii Release Dates
US 26 October 2010
EU 29 October 2010
AU 27 October 2010
Xbox 360 Release Dates
US 26 October 2010
EU 29 October 2010
AU 27 October 2010