Xbox 360 Game Review – Star Wars – The Force Unleashed

In the previous thirty years, Star Wars games have appeared on various home consoles and arcades. From the fantastic Rebel Assault 2 and Jedi Knight to the dreadful last-gen titles based on the new licence, they’ve been of varying quality. Is Unleashed one of the flops, or is it a worthwhile investment? more info here
First and foremost. If you’re a Star Wars enthusiast, Unleashed will be a blast. Unlike prior original XBOX games such as Knights of the Old Republic and Battlegrounds, which were enjoyable in their own right, Unleashed is primarily a Star Wars game for Star Wars enthusiasts. Although you can’t exactly blame the game for that, it’s worth noting.
However, fan service entails more than just throwing in Darth Vader and some force abilities. The game’s tale is accessible as a full-length novel, which should speak much about the plot’s excellence. Between the end of the original trilogy and episode I, the game fills in several key gaps. There are two positive aspects to this: first, the settings allow for a nice mix of new and old characters. But, most importantly, the game is canon. It’s not simply any game studio’s concocted plot; it’s gained George Lucas’ stamp of approval.
Most Star Wars enthusiasts should be able to buy the game right now just on this fact alone. There are a few additional things to consider before making a full purchase for the rest of us, and not all of them are as favourable.
Unleashed follows a tried-and-true formula. It mixes force powers with a storey that emphasises their utilisation as much as possible rather than treating them as a special ability to be used only on rare occasions. Picking up unfortunate storm troopers and flinging them down various bridges and big holes in spacecraft is good, clean fun during the first few hours. However, due to a lack of originality on the part of the level designer, it gets old much faster than it should. You’ll soon return to your trusted lightsaber since it’s faster and easier, even if it’s not as gorgeous.
Not all of the levels are horrible, and those based on moments that fans are already familiar with are, predictably, the most enjoyable. The spaceship stages, on the other hand, lack the game’s bright graphical flare, and there’s only so much time you can spend in various spaceships before you start to yearn for something a little more thrilling.