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IGN: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Wii Review

IGN looks forward to what Krome and LucasArts could do with future Wii titles, especially considering the awesome potential of Wii MotionPlus, but as far as Force Unleashed is concerned, the game is a fun but flawed action game, and nothing more. If you're looking for this type of game on Wii, give it a rental. If you're a big Star Wars fan, you'll enjoy it. If you want a polished, well-rounded effort overall, you won't find it here.

Presentation - 6.0
Graphics - 6.5
Sound - 7.0
Gameplay - 8.0
Lasting Appeal - 7.0
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TruthbeTold3377d ago

Do I buy this subpar but somewhat fun game for $50 (that I'd rather spend on an excellent game) in hopes that there will be a sequel that more work is put into? A common attitude today toward the Wii is when a half-assed PS2 port "core" game doesn't sell it means that there's no market for "core" games of that genre.

And yet, if we gamers do buy this game in hopes that they'll do right next time around, why wouldn't the developers feel that they don't have to put more into it since the rushed effort did well? It's sad, but I think that a majority of our hopes lie in the form of The Conduit and Mad World, where Developers are actually putting their heart and soul into the games. That's one reason why I'm all for the hype surrounding those games. There needs to be more imo. Everyone needs to know about those games.

Don't get me wrong. I do feel that Krome Studios probably did the best they could with what they were given, and the time they had to do it in. But the problem is what they were given. A PS2 template, and budget. I'm done spending my money on that stuff. I mean, 6 hours??? This is a 6 hour game, it looks this subpar, and has that many issues?

What's happening in some corners of gaming these days? On 360 and PS3 we have a glitchy tech demo pretty much, and on Wii we have a PS2 port waggle fest. My personal bottom line truth regarding this game is that if it wasn't Star Wars, I would never have even considered it. Now that I have finished considering it... Nope. Sorry. Think what you want to think Lucas Arts.

ugabugaz3377d ago

I say don't buy it. Buying subpar games just lets the developers know that, "hey why dont we just half ass this game and we're still gonna get money!" For me i only buy games i'm sure i will like. Everything else can just stay in the discount games bin.

TiberusX873377d ago

Presentation - 6.0
Graphics - 6.5
Sound - 7.0
Gameplay - 8.0
Lasting Appeal - 7.0

The average of those scores is 6.9 not 7.8 ... ???

DanteLinkX3377d ago

It says it clearly that that score is not an average.

TruthbeTold3377d ago

Clearly the Gameplay score for this game counts for more toward the final score than the other categories. There's a reason why IGN's and many reviewers scores aren't an average. It's because things can't always be so cut and dry. This is a Wii game, where how the game is expressed through the Wii remote makes or breaks it more-so than any other factor could.

Close_Second3377d ago

...game reviews are completely subjective. I mean, since when do scores of 6, 6.5, 7, 8 and 7 round out to a score of 7.8. What, does the reviewer sit there and go...heck, it feels like a 7.8 even though my breakdown scores come in at 6.9?