IGN's Review for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for the PS3
Hmmm, 7 and something is is pretty much the unversal score. 7.5 from GameSpot, 7.3 from IGN and such. The only exception is the EGM whoe gave a really low rating. (It's 5.4 or something on MetaC).
Shame,isn't it MK?
Shame indeed. This game had all the tools need for a great game, story, graphics and technology. It sadly lack the most important thing, developers up to the challenge and designers that can actually take advantage of what they have instead of just showing the tech. This could have been the first truly next-gen game for PS3 and 360 where gameplay wasn't possible on Wii since Euphoria and DMM are PS360 exclusive and PS2 and Wii don't have them since they can't handle these. It's a shame indeed. Pretty bad start for Fall IMO. First Mercs 2 and now this. Both with potential but...
Part of the industry.Next-gen is very tough on developers and even the great ones of the past(Factor 5,Silicon Knights,Tri-Ace,Free Radical,Pandemic) are having a tough time staying in the spotlight with development problems
Eh, 7 is still a good score. No where near what it should have been considering all the hype, but still, glad to see it's at least a good game. I'll probably pick it up, the demo was alright. There's nothing else out at the moment =/
7's a disastrous score if you take in mind the plethora of games coming out, October and November's just around the corner, save your hard earned 60$ for the gems on the way, closest is Brothers in Arms on the 23rd.
Good point about the next-gen being different and many good devs from the past not doing so good this time around. Thankfully, some of the great devs like Infinity Ward and Valve did manage to keep the quality of their works and in some occasions, even improved. Let's hope other good teams don't disappoint. As for the score of 7, I agree that it's a good / fair score but as Winter47th, this is no normal year or time. Sure, if it was during the drought of games like early days of next gen or in a normal mid summer where there weren't many games, it would have been alright but its 2008, a year that so many consider one of the best years of gaming and most of it's heavy hitters are coming in these months. I mean, I want Fallout 3, Mirror's Edge, Fable 2, Prince of Persia, LBP, MotorStorm 2, MK vs DC and more just on my buy list... and I'm skipping a lot of popular games. While I don't believe in reviews and think everyone should try every game, this fall this is simply impossible unless you are a millionare. Most people will be forced to rely on scores and 7 is definitly not so good in such season. Still, I'm getting this one since I really want to play with the force.
True wise words from you,MK.Some developers have done well.Insomniac Games,Bungie,and Bioware have all performed spectacularly this generation so its not yet over for those who made a few mistakes. I will buy Force Unleashed for the PSP just to stay in touch with the Force though.Fallout 3 or Fable 2 will be my first tough call next month and I hope I make the right choice.
i saw this coming after i played the demo. this won't even be a rent for me. i already made the mistake of renting Mercs 2 :/
for me the game is from 8.5 to 9 I don't care of what anybody says
poor tech demo :(
Somehow just doesnt do it. "I TOLD YOU ALL SO" There, better. Its a star wars game. Enough said. Mediocrity.
@AngryXbot I think Battlefront and KOTOR are the exceptions to what you said.
9 out of 10 star war games are FLOPS. Force Unleashed is no different, lets face it. Why else would the Apprentice be in SC4. Guys were desperately promoting their game.
Fine.I'm not buying the PS3/360 version anyway.I'm opting for the PSP version instead.
he's a stupid droid. of course he doesn't know of KOTOR's greatness. KOTOR was one of the BEST games of last gen. and we don't have to mention the BRILLIANT rogue squadron series on GayPube.
Wow and all the hype that people built around this game. Ha ha. TGSI
Also it seems like the PS3 is visually the better version as it has less tearing and framerate issues. That is strange given the fact that my exprerience with the DEMO was the other way. I wasn't blown away by the game nor by its visuals... so that said I am not completely surpirsed by the score.
i will just rent the game but i'm not sure for what platform. IGN says in the review: "The Xbox 360 version has bits of screen tearing and framerate stuttering." http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/a... Gamespot says in the review: "Visual bugs, momentary pauses, and frame rate drops are relatively common, and somewhat more prevalent in the PlayStation 3 version. We encountered instances of blinking textures, incomplete geometry, and on the PS3, multiple occasions when enemy character models would immediately disappear upon defeat." http://www.gamespot.com/ps3... It is like they played different games. Also it looks like there are some audio problems with both of them.
Interesting for sure! Who played which or who is playing who? Nevertheless I seriously doubt that I will pick up this game, at least not this year. The months to come are loaded with some heavy duty games. Bargain bin is where I will eventually pick up this game.
The IGN review on the Xbox version points this out and gives the 360 version a 7.5 on graphics and the PS3 an 8.0 on graphics. Yet, they both get an overall of 7.3.... interesting!
I knew this game was going to suck before I played the demo and I really knew it sucked after playing the demo. You just don't feel bad ass enough. The light Saber should be the most effective weapon ever and it's little more than a basebal bat you hit enemies with. It's stupid. You are slicing and dicing away and all it does is knock them back wards????? Yeah, that's super cool! This game was a joke. Not of all jokes; GTA4 still holds that crown, but a joke none the less.
I'll just get Crysis Warhead instead. A much better game for only $30.
My favorite quote from this review: "Using the Force powers is definitely the highlight of the game." Really? Using the Force in cool ways is the focus of "The Force Unleashed"? I wouldn't have guessed that. Thank goodness there are people whose job it is to tell me these things. Why do I even read game reviews anymore?
Had the game since thursday yes last week thursday (9/11/08) it is very fun and there are great level designs in it as well the junk planet is awesome. The game is a 8.5 hands down u are bad ass and looks very well on both systems i choose the ps3 version for the install and better graphics if only slightly better. Im really tired of reviews been playing for a long time since 5 years of age im 28. Inifinite Undiscovery was under rated as well as this what the hell are these guys playing if u waiting for game of the year Fall Out 3 is that game (my personal opinion)
I had it Pre-Paid... Pulled it out and put the cash on Socom & Collectors Edition of R2- I`ll rent it for the kids, not buying a game with 7.5 reveiws... unless it`s multiplayer- Terrible to hear this game is not going to make the grade-
You might want to rent Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction "for the kids" too, since, despite being one of the best games on the platform, it only got a 7.5 from Gamespot as well.
I really liked the force powers. At least there was more effort & passion making this game than there was for too human. wheres the long list of employees to defend this title? (crickets) ( a pin drops ) What bother me was the baseball bat like siligon said, no air block in the demo, the main characters personality. Picking up stormyroopers & giving them the beetlejuice was really good though. I think star wars force unleashed is a solid rental. With achievements & trophies - why not? Whats really dissapointing is how movies that perfect for the genre of the game always mess it up somehow. star wars, terminator and aliens are the inspiration for almost all video games yet I haven't got 1 game from them in my collection.
As long as it keeps me engaged in the story I will have a reason to keep playing it.
if you like Star Wars, that is. i already wrote my thoughts on the ign reviews 360 story, but i'd give it a solid 7.5+. it's simply fun. flawed, but fun. a game doesn't have to be perfect to be enjoyable, and a 7 score isn't bad at all. so what if it's not "AAA" (whatever THAT means). too many reviewers are falling for the very hype that they themselves drum up for a game, then want to whine and complain and score a game down when it doesn't live up to that hype. the only thing that didn't live up to the hype in my opinion was the DMM and Euphoria, but that doesn't stop the game from being fun, and i never really got what all the hubbub about DMM was to begin with, and how it would REALLY effect gameplay. maybe if the game was being built with just ONE system in mind, it could have optimized the technology for the console (either PS3 or 360, doesn't matter), and they really could have went to work on it. i don't think the 360 and PS3 COULDN'T utilize DMM and Euphoria, i just think the split development caused a shift in priorities on the devs end. there are only so many hours in a day, and so much money in a budget to get the game up to snuff by a set release date. personally, i'm going to buy it (after having played my roommate's version since last Thursday, and all through the weekend. i've also played the PSP version, which i like MORE than the console version in a lot of ways), but i suggest others rent it and play the full game. the demo doesn't really give an overall feel for the game. it's mainly the true to the universe story and characters that pull you in, and the gameplay is enjoyable enough to get you to continue forward. it's the combination of the story and gameplay (which is flawed, but fun), that make this game a purchase for Star Wars fans.
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