The Star Wars franchise is something to not take lightly. A billion dollar investment for creator George Lucas, the series has gone on to spawn dozens of games, most of them incredibly mediocre in terms of gameplay and originality. The small few that were excellent (Knights of the Old Republic, Empire at War) were not developed by Lucasarts themselves. So how exactly does the first "true" Star Wars game from Lucasarts stack up to the highly popular third-party titles? Very well in fact. There are some minor nuisances throughout and the game relies too heavily on repetition, but The Force Unleashed is a fun and brilliant game, and definitely the one that has long been worth the wait.