This is a big accomplishment for me. Graev can (and undoubtedly will) attest to the fact that I rarely, if ever, finish console games. I’ve gotten 3/4 of the way through some console games and set them down without a second thought. Today I finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed! It was AWSOME! I’m a big Star Wars fan – have been all my life. This game brings the story full circle through officially approved story dubbed canon by George himself.
The gameplay is excellent although frustrating at times. Through upgrades that you gain when leveling and collecting holocrons you are able to learn more combos, upgrade stats, and improve your force abilities. You get everything from force lightning to force repulse (an ability where you send out a force wave in all directions). There’s saber throwing, force grip, throwing people, breaking doors, and all sorts of physics. The story is, by far, the best part in my opinion but this gameplay is definitely capable of sustaining someone looking for great saber fights and action. The boss fights are fantastic, the cutscene-like combat makes finishing off a boss really fun, and entertaining beyond just a simple slash n’ kill.
A few downsides are the camera, which can be funky at times, and some of the enemies that can be frustratingly intelligent. Yes, I admit it, there were some mobs that I had to knock down with a force push and sprint away from. While still upgrading my abilities I found the dark trooper looking guys (the bigger stormtroopers with blue rockets) to be absolutely intense when they get in groups of 2+.
That’s all I’m going to say about it. Get it if you haven’t and enjoy! Oh, and I played the Xbox 360 version.