The first couple of review scores for Star Wars: the Force Unleashed have made it's way onto the interwebs thanks to gamerankings.com and forums...
Don't care what they think. Loved the demo. Do want.
The demo was fun, force powers are a blast. Quite frankly, this is the same as Too Human for me. I loved the demo, I bought and played through the game already. Loved it. One of the best 360 games, in my opinion. I'm beginning to think that developers ought to depend on demos more often. I'd rather depend on my own judgement than that of an opinionated reviewer whom I don't even know.
Downloaded the demo on my ps3 and really enjoyed it. Graphics aren't as good as they should have been, but the gameplay is sweet. Saber combos and force grabs are nice...and even though it could use some polishing, some of the scenery shown at the end of the demo look really creative and interesting. Should be a solid 7.5-8 (at least from what I've seen)
I agree, I played the demo through 3 times already. I agree with some of the comments below that state the gameplay is a bit on the easy side, but this is just a demo after all and not ment to show what the whole game is to be like. I guess I went in with a more open mind than a lot of you, I thought the graphics were great on the PS3 side. Granted, nothing earth shattering, but a lot better than Turok or even Haze. Everything was very fluid and at no point in my playthroughs did I fight the cameras. Is this a first day purchase for me...no, but it will be a purchase or possibably a Christmas present.
im surprised it got such low scores, i had a lot of fun playing the demo and im not a huge starwars fan. i might just have to rent the game and determine for myself whether it is good or not.
i was excited before now that i´ve already play the demo(ps3)i just cant wait!!!we control our guy easelly,the powers are awsome to use and beautiful to watch,it´s a win/win/win situation!!!in the past i bougth and played starwars games and some were just to dam dificult to play!losted all the fun!some like "revenge of sith"i played with some cheats help,it was too dificult!!!i have this fear about this game,it would just kill it,but in the demo it was awsome!!!i will certanly buy it!
The demo was fun. I'll be interested to see the level-up system though. If the game has the demo's gameplay (which it obviously does) and a leveling system that makes me feel more powerful as the game progresses, this will really be an enjoyable experience.
"The Nintendo Power review also gave it a 7.5/10 saying, “You can hack and slash with your lightsaber, which isn’t as satisfying as I’d hoped.” Isn’t that the only reason why we would buy that version?" Funny... On a serious note: Why did Nintendo keep Motion Plus a secret from Third Parties? Especially where lightsaber duels are involved! Lightsaber duels with a Non-Motion Plus Wii-mote ... Oh dear.
it would be more satisfying if the lightsaber actually maimed storm troopers like in Jedi outcast. It doesn't have to be Gears gory....I know lucas is a hippie, but at least cut off a few arms and heads. I mean...it IS a LIGHTSABER, right?
Agreed. That would be so much more satisfying.
the demo on ps3 kicks a$$. i'll rent it for sure
Yeah I finnally downloaded and played it last night. Frickin awesome game!
Its one hell of a game, i waited ages for a new SW game. And the demo was amazing. Dmm and Euphoria + Havok at the same time :) HELLYEAH. enough euphoria (hehe) the game is great and i will have a blast playing through it :D
the game play worse than Epi. 3 n i did not have fun whit the demo it remind me to turok demo it suckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
was quite heart broken to find the combat was boring and not fun at all, also the game play seems like no challenge at all, each enemy you kill drops health that you dont even have to pick up, so as long as you keep killing you can die, maybe it changes later in the game, but considering Lucasarts have not made a good game in a long time I doubt that. Quite sad really.
you guys....lol....just...wow..... ..I cant even think of a word to describe u two...
"I cant even think of a word to describe u two" here, let me help you... we are 2 people that didn't really like Force Unleashed, is it so hard to believe?
I haven't played the demo yet but these scores seem very average. Maybe I'll pass this up and wait for the next Battlefront game.
based upon the demo it was a 7ish for me I read there was no MP, if that is true...for 60 bucks..they are crazy
Yeah, I'm guessing that's the reason for these scores, lack of multiplayer and also I heard it was quite linear.
WELL.....not everybody likes to jump online to play with a bunch of random nobodies... Every game out there before the 'nextgen' stuff was linear...there were a few exceptions like GTA but whoopty dooo daa... This will be a good, fun, and solid adventure for people who just wanna play a regular game without all the multiplayer, leaderboard, yadda yadda yadda...... giggity
I can see a steady stream of 70% for this game. The demo was a HUGE disappointment for me.
No fan of Star wars should leave this game its one of the best ones i played. The powers are great and quite easy to use. Something wrong with reviewers these days maybe they go too many games to reveiew and too little time to enjoy the features of the games. They can give the borefest GTA IV 10/10 and soemthing with uniquie features like Too human, Merc2, Force Unleashed gets avg ratings. Screw u reviewers,long live the gamers.
GTA IV is a great game and the reviewers DO touch on all the nuances of the game. That's why it got great reviews. Has it ever dawned on you that you prefer average games than deep, rich ones like GTAIV?
I dont own a 360 so i cant compare gta4 to Too Human, but GTA4 sucked incredibly wet horse balls.
Small minded people into dumb things like jetpacks won't appreciate the greatness of GTA IV. It's like there are people that actually think Mike Myers is funny and the Godfather is a boring movie. There will always people with bad taste. They serve as a contrast for people with good taste. I've come to accept it. Apparently, a lot of those people are here.
I liked the demo so I'll check it out. It's too bad this isn't coming to PC. The Mods for this game would be insane.
dude if this was released for the PC....man oh man...the MODS!! they would be SAWEEEET! I still play Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy from time to time with mods and its fun as hell...lmao, mario vs kakashi, vs master chief, vs dante, vs cloud, vs samurai ninja demon.... good times
7.5 is right on the money.
I played it last night on the 360 with hdmi, the camera was kind of jumpy, but I expect that. Otherwise it was enjoyable. I think to get the whole experience of this game you can't just play the demo. Sometimes reviewers are too critical. If I hear good things about the story I may put it on my list of games to buy.
like upgraded skills, lightsaber crystals, outfits, etc. it should be quite nice with all the rpg lite stuff
People actually LIKED that demo?!? You've got to be kidding me. I was massively disappointed. Felt and looked like mediocre crap in every regard. Only decent thing about it might be the cutscenes.
With people like Ben Stiller being successful, it should come as NO surprise that people are easily amused.
yeah, it wouldve been much better if they had replaced the stormtroopers with aliens, gave you a battle rifle, put it in first person, shorten the story line to 4 hours, get rid of all that pesky "euphoria" crap, and put the apprentice in battle armor. Now THAT would've been original!
@17.2 Niiiiice...don't you just love these short-attention span idiots?
Nah, it was better when it was called PSI-Ops. But with or without originality, the game shouldn't underwhelm.
just don't like beating the sh*t out of people with swords anymore. they seem to j*zz all over the simplicity of pointing a gun and SHOOTING the enemy to death, instead of unleashing a flurry of unrealistic in real battle sword blows, and severing their limbs. in the case of The Force Unleashed, i think a 7.5/10 is a fair score. but it's a FUN 7.5/10. i had a BLAST with the demo, and was eager for some more hacking and slashing, and Force pushing, and Force lighting, and combos... i generally tend to tune out reviewers, period, but definitely when they start waxing poetic about repetitive gameplay, while praising a game where you run around and shoot people over, and over, and over, and over again *cough*CallofDuty4*cough. don't get me wrong, i love to shoot people. but shooters haven't exactly been a revolution in gaming this gen, much like hack and slashes haven't either. or RPGS, or ANY genre. but as long as the game is fun, and you're having a blast with it, who CARES? i can tell already that TFU is going to be the same thing over and over again, but if that's fun, it doesn't matter to me. i'm playing Mercenaries 2 currently, and it falls into the same formula of mindless fun. reviewers need to get their snobby, film reviewer elitist sticks out of their @sses and have FUN with games again, instead of nitpicking them to death over minor slights or omissions. especially the nitpick about games being "repetitive" (which they seemingly only throw at random games they have a bone to pick with, ie, nitpick Heavenly Sword for being "repetitive," but praise Ninja Gaiden, even though it has the same repetitive template).
I thought the demo was pretty good. Has a little GoW fetish with the boss mechanics but overall not a bad impression of the game kind of fun actually I'll wait for more reviews or rent it.
review? The game isn't even out yet.... anyways, most of the time...the only review that really counts is your own.
Damn.. I was expecting good reviews for this game,oh well back to MGS4 FTW.
I was going to buy it, but now I'm thinking rental. I really do love Star Wars, but it just doesn't have that epic feel to it. There were some epic moments to it, but overall I'm just not feeling it. Also at times like this I don't know if I want to pick up a game that I'm not really going to enjoy all that much for $60 and have it last less then 10 hrs.
...when I played the Force Unleashed it reeked of that PS2 game Psi Ops (minus lightsabers). personally I liked Psi Ops a lot more. Psi Ops had gore, exploding heads, spontaneous combustion and guns. I thought SWTFU was kinda dull but then again not many people liked Psi Ops. Oh well. It has been a while since I have played a good Star Wars game (battlefield, LEGO STAR WARS!!!!! (best game ever)). I guess the series is getting milked a little too much.
Which did have better physics and gameplay then this. At least so far. I loved that game and still have it for my original xbox.
Psi-Ops is a brilliant game. One of my favs of last gen. I really wish Midway would make a part 2. The game totally ended with a cliff hanger and I believe it even said To be continued..
was fun for 5mins, but if the whole game was just run slash run slash i would get fed up realy quick
There's nothing like a KOTOR game, give me KOTOR 3, PLEASEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
i wish there was multiplayer for the ps3 and 360....wtf
Star Wars: The Flop Unleashed
While I enjoyed it I wouldn't say it's a day one purchase. Main reason being I tend to finish these types of games in a week. Strong multiplayer titles and lengthy rpgs are what I usually spend day one money on. Action titles and platformers are rent first buy used later. Unless they are very compelling example God of War or MGS4. This one just didnt strike me as that caliber.
and it wont be - hardly any games are that caliber.
After seeing comments about the demo and reading some of the review, this game may not be worth $60. I might just rent it for a week and beat it. If there's not a lot of replay value, there's no need of buying it, unless you can get it for cheap.
...The blocking was a joke, as he only twirled the saber around. Jedi/Siths from the PS2's battlefront autoblocked with better dynamic range than TFU. He had his saber out a lot. No Jedi/Sith keeps it out that much. I understand that he was in a high danger area, but still when there was no one around he should've had the lightsaber put away... just seems more natural that way if he did. I wish they used the sixaxis for the jedi powers... they could've made it very elegant, but instead the controls felt more involved than it had to be.
I'd say that even though the game is "average", I'm a big Star Wars fan (please,do not confuse me with those embarrassing Star Wars "fanboys"), so I could care less about the reviews. The gameplay really ain't that bad (but not the mind blowing either) and I'm mainly playing this for the story! Anyway, what the hell's happening to Star Wars: Battlefront III?
that sucks. I knew this game was just a force tech demo. what a shame. reminds me of grayzone 2: a motion blur tech demo with no actual gameplay. poor droids.,
demo made me lose any interest I may have had in this game - I have to agree w/the reviews based on the demo
Graphics are good they are nice and stable but there is a sense of sterility in the game, maybe with the silly button mashing seqences for the bosses or the "PG" stormtrooper kills I don't know, its a rental. I personally enjoyed too human more.
A Star Wars-branded LucasArts game getting average review scores. What are the odds. Played the demo. Dull as dishwater. Not in the least bit surprised by the "meh" critical feedback.
I am trying to decide what to buy between this and Mercenaries 2 to hold me over until Fable 2/Fallout 3 but these reviews are not helping me very much. It was going to be The Force Unleashed for sure until I played the demo and wasn't all that impressed. I wish they would release a demo for Mercs 2 or at least some reviews somewhere. Idk, I really don't want to spend $120 for two mediocre games.
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