Hooked Gamers writes: "When Episode III of the Star Wars saga was released several years ago, it left behind many questions. Questions concerning the beginnings of the Rebel Alliance, the deconstruction of the Jedi, and the rise of Darth Vader had all been left open, with only the books to fill in whatever spaces were deemed fit. Luckily, someone out there seemed to feel that it would be a good idea to create an "Episode 3.5" as it were, a bridge between the prequel and classic trilogies. That bridge, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, has been one of the most highly anticipated games of the year.
The game kicks off fairly close to the end of the events of Episode III. Darth Vader has landed on Kashyyk, the Wookie home world, to destroy a Jedi who has hidden there. Of course, during this time, the Imperials are trying to overtake and enslave the Wookies, so there is quite a bit of action going on. After finding and defeating the Jedi, Vader discovers his son, who happens to be stronger in the Force than his own father. Seeing this boy's power in the Force makes Vader take him in as his secret apprentice."