The Force Unleashed is a perfect example of just how much hype can hurt a game. It is slightly above average action fare, and a major improvement over the largely shoddy reputation Star Wars games have earned over the years. If the game had simply fallen out of the sky without any fanfare, that would be enough. However, Unleashed has been hyped for going on two years as the ultimate Star Wars game. If that's the product LucasArts has been trying to sell us, that's the criteria by which The Force Unleashed needs to be judged, and it simply doesn't live up to that standard.