Eurogamer Review: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Eurogamer reports:

''Well, they weren't lying: the events of The Force Unleashed will change your understanding of the original Star Wars trilogy. The game has, of course, been relentlessly hawked to fans as much for its narrative promise as its gameplay. And the team can be forgiven for a little over-zealousness: the title's Episodes III and IV-bridging plot is fully Lucas-authorised and canon. It fills in the blanks between Palpatine's formation of the Galactic Empire and the fall of Anakin Skywalker, and the creation of a Rebel Alliance to strike back at the newly operational Death Star.

Moreover, we have been promised that the story of Darth Vader's secret apprentice would shed new light on the final three cinematic chapters of the saga. And while it was never going to be an "I am your father" moment, The Force Unleashed pulls this off with élan through a darkly ironic twist at its climax.

LucasArts' other grand promise for the game has been emancipation from the restrictive, wishy-washy moral code of the Jedi order with an experience that is indiscriminate in its application of the mantra, "Kicking ass with the Force." You can't argue with the sales pitch, and if you've been paying attention to our earlier previews and the trailers, you should already have an inkling that the studio has made good on that, too.''

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TheColbertinator3592d ago (Edited 3592d ago )

Looks like the Wii version did'nt come out as I planned either just like the PS3/360 versions.The one with at least an 8 was the PSP version

Drekken3592d ago

Another over-hyped, under-delivering game. Who woulda thunk it.

jtucker783592d ago (Edited 3592d ago )

Where's the review of the Wii version?

The link here is to the 360 version (See page 2)
Page 1 also mentions Digital Molecular Matter (not in Wii, PS2, PSP)

I'm interested to see how the 2 player duel mode on the Wii turned out.

kevnb3592d ago

you can pre-order the game, and get your money back within the first week if you don't like the game (store credit). I'm tempted to try it.

nirun3592d ago

Looking forward to this as a long time star wars fan
I just wish lucasarts did not lay off half the dev team during late production... force unleashed could have been the best star wars game to date

oh well should be fun for a little while :p

theEnemy3591d ago

After watching the gameplay videos at gamespot, This is a sure-buy for me.

I'm gonna try the PS2 and PSP versions as well.