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Title: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: DMB on May 25, 2007, 06:53:35 pm
http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/starwars2007/news.html?sid=6167043&om_act=convert&om_clk=gsupdates&tag=updates;title;2 (http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/starwars2007/news.html?sid=6167043&om_act=convert&om_clk=gsupdates&tag=updates;title;2)
I must say, the physics engine looks awesome and thankfully it's also coming out for the Ps2. The game looks promising and might top the other SW games.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Piloteer on May 25, 2007, 10:49:55 pm
Yeah, the physics in this game are great. If I'm not mistaken, isn't Rockstar using the same thing for GTA IV?

Of course, those physics probably won't look quite as good on the PS2! :P
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: darkstar on May 26, 2007, 05:40:29 pm
yeah, I've followed this one for awhile.

It may just be the game that finally pushes me to buy a 360 or a ps3 (though I truly can not wait to start lightsaber fighting on my wii, so come on wii based starwars game)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Cool AN on May 27, 2007, 05:03:21 am
Did any one see the developer walkthrough on gametrailers? If not here it is (http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?id=3067).

Anyway it seems this game was picked in favour of a Wookie game, because of George's advice. I am not sure how I feel about that, but I would have loved a Wookie game.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: 762 on May 27, 2007, 12:27:27 pm
Wow, the technology behind this game looks absolutely incredible.

I'm going to have to get it on computer if mine is good enough (probably not) just for the mods and debug mode and things.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: darkstar on May 27, 2007, 04:07:04 pm
Wow, the technology behind this game looks absolutely incredible.

I'm going to have to get it on computer if mine is good enough (probably not) just for the mods and debug mode and things.

sadly its not coming out on PC (though I really wish it was as it would be alot cheaper for me then buying a ps3 or 360)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on May 27, 2007, 04:22:53 pm
This game looks like win. If they even approach the quality of the pre-vis it will be awesome. Apologies if these have been linked to before. I really want it to be for PC as well, but that may not happen.

Previsualisation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgwhzGFebnQ

Endorphin Tech Demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp1stQ49Bfo

Euphoria Engine Demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVpLWnF3MWA
Title: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Granite T. Rock on July 14, 2007, 09:58:21 am
Why isn't Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a really awesome looking game not coming out on PC?
Of most interest to me are the realistic breaking of objects using realtime physics and real-life properties of that object.  And the urge or characters to self preserve.  ie.. in stead of falling off a ledge, they grab onto whatever they can in mid air... even each other.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: scorpia11 on July 15, 2007, 02:47:17 am
I believe the reason for it not coming out on the PC is that Lucasarts are focusing on the Next-Gen Releases. Although Computers by far are the best (biast i know  :P), there is a bigger market in Next-Gen. More people own a 360/PS3/Wii than a Decent PC. You never know....they might bring it out on the PC at a later date, but right now as i said they are focusing on the Market.

Regarding the Physics....ITS SO COOL! I think its amazing how they grasp onto ledges to try and save themselves.



Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: SBD on July 15, 2007, 03:51:38 am
Don't feel too sad, the next Indiana Jones game will have a combat system like this (if not better) and this thing called Digital Molecular Matter, meaning objects will break up according to their physical properties, not via pre-rendered/pre-animated motions.

and Indy is more awsome then Skywalker in my book.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Darth Grievi on July 15, 2007, 09:56:37 am
This is probably the only game that will get me to finally buy a Next-Gen console. Probably a 360, because I'd like to see if Halo 3 will be the "shfwawesome" game my cousin says it'll be. ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Granite T. Rock on July 16, 2007, 09:37:42 pm
Unfortunately for me it sounds like they excluded it from the wii was well.  Which means they've excluded it from me.  My PC is for my hardcore games.  My wii is to play games with my g/f and my friends who are mostly non-gamers.

I wonder how different programming for the Xbox and for XP/Vista is.  You would have though Microsoft would have made it similar enough that the games could be released in both of their software environments easily enough.

I'll be looking forward to Indiana Jones then.  Although I was hoping for a good sci-fi game.

Check out some of the demos on IGN or similar sites.  Some good videos are there now demonstrating the various physics.  Ever since I was a kid playing wolfeinstien I always wondered if they'd ever make realistic breaking objects based open the angle you hit them and would get wholes, splinter break apart etc. etc. based upon them.  It kinda feels like in the next few years we're going to see a renewed explosion in realism in games.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: WinterSnowblind on July 17, 2007, 01:21:02 am
I wasn't holding much hope for this game, but the trailer was ridiculously awesome.  Seems like they may actually be able to pull something off here.  I like how the game is completely canon too, it'll be cool to see if anything that happens is mentioned in the upcoming TV show.  Something like a secret apprentice seems rather important after all.  :p
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: SmileyMan on July 17, 2007, 02:30:38 am
Haha. In your face, Wii.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on July 17, 2007, 05:56:47 am
Honestly, I don't think the Wii is capable of handling the game. It's just not powerful enough.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Mae on July 17, 2007, 07:58:49 am
But... I own a Wii...  :'(

Anyway, yea, I might sell my Wii, get dual core and a X2100 anyway.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Cool AN on July 17, 2007, 12:55:56 pm
Didn't Lucas Arts announce a light salber game for the Wii?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on July 17, 2007, 06:40:01 pm
I wasn't holding much hope for this game, but the trailer was ridiculously awesome.  Seems like they may actually be able to pull something off here.  I like how the game is completely canon too, it'll be cool to see if anything that happens is mentioned in the upcoming TV show.  Something like a secret apprentice seems rather important after all.  :p

Dude...you read about the TV show on supershadow.com didn't you? Sorry to tell you this, but that site is a complete scam.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Darth Grievi on July 17, 2007, 08:49:45 pm
I wasn't holding much hope for this game, but the trailer was ridiculously awesome.  Seems like they may actually be able to pull something off here.  I like how the game is completely canon too, it'll be cool to see if anything that happens is mentioned in the upcoming TV show.  Something like a secret apprentice seems rather important after all.  :p

Dude...you read about the TV show on supershadow.com didn't you? Sorry to tell you this, but that site is a complete scam.

Actually it's not rumors. There will be a live action TV show sometime in the future, but I forget when.

And yes, Supershadow is a complete fake...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: SBD on July 18, 2007, 01:52:51 am
Quote
Don't feel too sad, the next Indiana Jones game will have a combat system like this (if not better) and this thing called Digital Molecular Matter, meaning objects will break up according to their physical properties, not via pre-rendered/pre-animated motions.

As it turns out, both games use Euphoria and DDM.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: WinterSnowblind on July 18, 2007, 01:53:58 am
I wasn't holding much hope for this game, but the trailer was ridiculously awesome.  Seems like they may actually be able to pull something off here.  I like how the game is completely canon too, it'll be cool to see if anything that happens is mentioned in the upcoming TV show.  Something like a secret apprentice seems rather important after all.  :p

Dude...you read about the TV show on supershadow.com didn't you? Sorry to tell you this, but that site is a complete scam.

Never heard about the site, but there is most definitely a live action Star Wars TV show starting sometime in 2009.   :)
Lucas himself has even talked about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_live-action_TV_series
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on July 18, 2007, 06:59:56 am
I cant wait for this game, i have been playing around with the endorphin engine and its so fun.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on March 26, 2008, 07:36:52 pm
Well, apparently there's a release date, according to here. http://www.gametrailers.com/game/3067.html?id=3067
7/15/08...that's..July 15th.

Since it's not really official, I'm not trusting it, but does anyone actually know when it's coming out? And not just "summer 2008".


edit: Nevermind then...Just found this compilation here. http://www.forceunleashed.org/?p=183

EBgames.com - September 1, 2008
IGN.com - August 2008
Nintendic.com - August 2008
GameTrailers.com - July 15, 2008
WikiPedia.com - Summer 2008
GameSpot.com - Summer 2008
GameSpy.com - April 2008
Amazon.com - July 29, 2008
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Pixxel on March 27, 2008, 05:48:06 am
can't wait for this game...it looks really awesome!

hopefully they make the next jedi knight game like this... if they ever make a new one
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on March 27, 2008, 04:13:35 pm
I didn't really like the 3rd one...jedi academy. Online seemed challenging, in a fun way, though.

Speaking of which..force unleashed + XBL/Online Capabilities = win
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: WinterSnowblind on March 28, 2008, 03:19:50 pm
Game has been officially delayed until September.  Not that we had a firm release date before anyway, but at least now we know not to expect it anytime soon.  I'm still not sure if this game can deliver, but it certainly looks a lot of fun and the story seems really cool.  I hope they can manage to make it tie into the new TV series somehow.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Pixxel on March 28, 2008, 05:57:41 pm
darn not in september...:( that's the spore month  :'(
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Calqhoon on March 29, 2008, 06:53:51 am
For a minute there I was like duhh that's next year... but it's not 2007 anymore is it.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Kishmond on March 29, 2008, 10:58:38 am
Read the article about this in GamePro. While motion-sensitive Wii-controls are fun, I simply cannot do without the Euphoria Engine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bKphYfUk-M).
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Didero on March 29, 2008, 11:32:48 am
Do you mean the Wii version won't have the Euphoria engine? Bummer, the only console I have is a Wii. Well, and a PS2, but I don't think it's gonna run better on that.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Poised on April 06, 2008, 03:32:30 am
The physics of this game looks amazing, but there are 2 points I dont get at all, we were told that there are always 2 sith, a master and his apprentice, but if Vader now also have an apprentice, doesnt that put the count to 3 sith ??
And also, why is the apprentice of Darth Vader killing so many stormtroopers ? in the clips we see him kill only bad guys, shouldnt he be killing the rebels ?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on April 06, 2008, 05:10:28 am
The physics of this game looks amazing, but there are 2 points I dont get at all, we were told that there are always 2 sith, a master and his apprentice, but if Vader now also have an apprentice, doesnt that put the count to 3 sith ??

Shh... secret apprentice.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: WinterSnowblind on April 06, 2008, 08:47:55 am
Indeed, he's a secret apprentice.  Vader is training him in an attempt to overthrow the Emperor, thus the reason he is killing everyone, including the Stormtroopers.  No survivors, so that no one will know about him.   :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on April 06, 2008, 01:09:36 pm
How does the lightsaber work... is it just like in jedi knight outcast and jedi academy?

and is there dismemberment??
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Poised on April 06, 2008, 01:43:28 pm
Indeed, he's a secret apprentice.  Vader is training him in an attempt to overthrow the Emperor, thus the reason he is killing everyone, including the Stormtroopers.  No survivors, so that no one will know about him.   :)

It just doesnt make sense at all to make a story that is completely unrealistic in the star wars universe, Vader kills the emperor, so it has to be in the timeline of the movies, not after, and if Vader had tried to overthrow the emperor he obviously failed at it, since the emperor was still alive in the last movie, but Vader would have been killed the second his betrayel failed, I know Im being really rectal about it, but using such a great engine on such a poor premise for a story seems like a waste ........ the game does however look extremely interesting, storyline or not.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 06, 2008, 01:47:27 pm
Indeed, he's a secret apprentice.  Vader is training him in an attempt to overthrow the Emperor, thus the reason he is killing everyone, including the Stormtroopers.  No survivors, so that no one will know about him.   :)

It just doesnt make sense at all to make a story that is completely unrealistic in the star wars universe, Vader kills the emperor, so it has to be in the timeline of the movies, not after, and if Vader had tried to overthrow the emperor he obviously failed at it, since the emperor was still alive in the last movie, but Vader would have been killed the second his betrayel failed, I know Im being really rectal about it, but using such a great engine on such a poor premise for a story seems like a waste ........ the game does however look extremely interesting, storyline or not.

I read in an 2006-ish magasine that it's set in the gap Between the Origanals and the Prequels.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on April 06, 2008, 03:51:50 pm
It does fit exactly there. And it's Lucas-approved, so storyline wise it's not a problem.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: WinterSnowblind on April 06, 2008, 03:52:15 pm
Indeed, he's a secret apprentice.  Vader is training him in an attempt to overthrow the Emperor, thus the reason he is killing everyone, including the Stormtroopers.  No survivors, so that no one will know about him.   :)

It just doesnt make sense at all to make a story that is completely unrealistic in the star wars universe, Vader kills the emperor, so it has to be in the timeline of the movies, not after, and if Vader had tried to overthrow the emperor he obviously failed at it, since the emperor was still alive in the last movie, but Vader would have been killed the second his betrayel failed, I know Im being really rectal about it, but using such a great engine on such a poor premise for a story seems like a waste ........ the game does however look extremely interesting, storyline or not.

I don't think they're making any secret of the fact you can join the lightside.  The main antogonist of the game is Shaak-ti, who was one of the last surviving Jedi, and it's the apprentices job to find her and take her out.  So I'd guess that you get the option to either kill her, or join with her.  And all of the Star Wars games always follow the "good" ending.

But George Lucas is involved in the story and it is completely canon, it's even likely we'll see many of the events and characters featured in the game, in the new Live Action TV series that takes place around the same time period.



Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: 762 on April 06, 2008, 08:08:35 pm
Do all Star Wars things have to fit into the storyline with no contradictions? If they keep expanding it's going to get more and more difficult...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Pixxel on April 07, 2008, 03:35:31 am
Everyone is the enemy.

I like that part, killing everyone!
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Celdur on April 07, 2008, 09:13:23 am
http://kotaku.com/376587/the-force-unleashed-experience

you know...i really dont know what platform to buy this on...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on April 07, 2008, 10:45:51 am
there... is still a pc version?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Sub on April 07, 2008, 01:56:51 pm
its on every platform known to mankind, other than pc of course.  there's even probably a ****ing ngage version
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: smurfslayer on April 07, 2008, 03:35:01 pm
there... is still a pc version?
No, according to the developers the PC "isn't powerful enough" to play the game. Yes, they actually said something that stupid.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Psilontech on April 07, 2008, 03:49:37 pm
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, WHOA!

It's coming out on the Wii, PS!!2!!, and a fracking handheld, and they said PC wasn't powerful enough??

Provide me with a link, and I shall agree to boycott.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 07, 2008, 03:53:21 pm
there... is still a pc version?
No, according to the developers the PC "isn't powerful enough" to play the game. Yes, they actually said something that stupid.

Something capable of the Cry engine, isn't powerful enough?

I'm going to boycott, tell everyone I know to boycott, then phone a therapist.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Psilontech on April 07, 2008, 04:18:41 pm
I say we spread the word across the 'nets, and boycott this now corrupt entity!
Huzzah!!!
/charges into the wastelands of the net, with no one following.

lol :D
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Poised on April 08, 2008, 01:11:45 am
I don't think they're making any secret of the fact you can join the lightside.  The main antogonist of the game is Shaak-ti, who was one of the last surviving Jedi, and it's the apprentices job to find her and take her out.  So I'd guess that you get the option to either kill her, or join with her.  And all of the Star Wars games always follow the "good" ending.

But George Lucas is involved in the story and it is completely canon, it's even likely we'll see many of the events and characters featured in the game, in the new Live Action TV series that takes place around the same time period.

  • You will play as Darth Vader's secret apprentice and will help him exterminate the last of the Jedi.
  • The story revolves around "redemption", but most likely only if you chose to follow the light side.
  • The game will span several years.

  • By the end of the game, you will supposedly have a deeper understanding of Darth Vader and how the events in the game affect his behavior in the original trilogy.
  • Vader finally came to realize that the Emperor had tricked him into turning towards the dark side, but he "thinks" he knows it's too late to go back, so the only thing he can do is destroy Lord Sidious with another apprenticeói.e. the player.

  • The choices that the player makes will affect the outcome of the game resulting in several alternate endings including the "true" (canon) ending.
  • Vader is the only one who knows that the apprentice (you) exists. In order to keep it that way, he orders you to wipe out all witnesses. Everyone is the enemy.

It still makes no sense at all, its not exactly like that apprentice is sneaking around, I mean huge steel doors get bend, stations destroyed, entire batallions of stormtroopers goes missing, and the emperor never suspects anything ?? he just reads the reports about all that death and destruction, and what ? shrugs it off ? offcause not.
The storyline is about as solid as their excuse to not code it for PC, full of BS.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: WinterSnowblind on April 08, 2008, 04:31:26 am
There are still other Jedi around, and the rebels.  And the Emperor is a busy man, I'm not sure the first thing he'd suspect is Darth Vader secretly training a new apprentice to take him out.   ;)  Either way, I'm sure all will be explained.  Maybe he does know?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on April 08, 2008, 10:03:54 am
rebels couldn't formulate an attack unless they had nicked an entire imperial armada.
even then they wouldnt succeed.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on April 08, 2008, 10:09:10 am
rebels couldn't formulate an attack unless they had nicked an entire imperial armada.
even then they wouldnt succeed.

Wait, so the rebels didn't destroy two Death Stars and bring the Empire to its knees, then?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Uroboros on April 08, 2008, 10:14:31 am
Im in my usual pessimism mode when it comes to this game. The entire "grabbing on" thing looks predictable and gimmicky, in the in-game footage things that I saw. Though it would be fun to use one guy you picked up using the force, and drag him around near his friends so he grabs onto them and disables them too. Its nice to have new destruction effects and shifts in enemy behaviour, but really, nigh on every 'good' game has some new novelty or effect to show off these days. Im going to call "forgettably average" on this one too. :P
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on April 08, 2008, 10:14:57 am
rebels couldn't formulate an attack unless they had nicked an entire imperial armada.
even then they wouldnt succeed.

Wait, so the rebels didn't destroy two Death Stars and bring the Empire to its knees, then?

that was Luke.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on April 08, 2008, 10:23:58 am
rebels couldn't formulate an attack unless they had nicked an entire imperial armada.
even then they wouldnt succeed.

Wait, so the rebels didn't destroy two Death Stars and bring the Empire to its knees, then?

that was Luke.

Who was working for and with the Rebels.

And without the rest of them, he'd have failed/be dead/joined the dark side.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on April 08, 2008, 11:55:55 am
well...

Fine, I see no reason to argue.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on April 08, 2008, 02:49:04 pm
I'm not going to bother unless I can get it on PC.

Unless it's really good.

It's a move of absolute idiocy to not port it over at some point, they'd be missing out on another (quite large) market.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 08, 2008, 02:54:32 pm
Besides, I think the last two levels of Half Life 2 but with the star wars sound track in the background is probably what we'ree gonna get out of it anyway.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Pixxel on April 08, 2008, 02:55:27 pm
(Spoiler alert)

You will play as Darth Vader on the first map, wich will take place on the wookie planet Kashyyk or whatever it's named and there you will defeat a talented jedi that becomes "the secret apprentice" that you will be playing with through out game....

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32608.html
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: B.A.S. on April 08, 2008, 03:32:17 pm
Eh Ive been following this game for a while but honestly it doesnt impress me to much. I might rent it and see how it is but I just have a suspicious feeling this game is going to live up to what the developers are saying about it.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on April 08, 2008, 03:47:31 pm
I've actually been feeling the same way, that it may not turn out that well. I mean, with DMM, it may be some weird thing like after you get it that it doesn't bend back. Odd glitches. Lightsabers not actually doing much damage (you get hit with it, it cuts...it doesn't just smack into you like a club as it's shown in most games). Bad voice acting...etc.

Which is while I will wait for some reviews/opinions.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on April 08, 2008, 04:40:10 pm
post

Thanks for posting that without spoiler warnings. You're my new favourite person.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: smurfslayer on April 08, 2008, 07:41:57 pm
The first level barely counts as spoilers.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Celdur on April 08, 2008, 10:56:36 pm
i think this game might be a letdown too...most of the games that totaly deepen themselves in graphics and physics tend to be a bit boring at least thats what ive experienced...crysis was an exeption
if this game will be like jedi knight acedemy then i will totaly love it
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on April 09, 2008, 03:38:57 am
yeah, jedi academy was fun and still is.

G_saberrealisticcombat 2 <3
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: WinterSnowblind on April 09, 2008, 05:01:34 am
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Thanks for posting that without spoiler warnings. You're my new favourite person.

I wouldn't really count that as spoilers, it is the very first section of the game.  But if you want to avoid all the plot details so everything is a surprise, you should probably stop reading these topics. 
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on April 09, 2008, 05:07:44 am
Or, you know, people could be considerate and not spoil the plot.

I didn't notice it was the first level, since I stopped reading after "you will play as Darth Vader". Still, that doesn't stop it from being spoilery and downright rude to post without a warning. I guess you guys don't go into the Films and TV sections much, but that's how we do things down there.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on April 09, 2008, 05:14:24 am
Well.. the devs have informed us officially.

at least on kotaku.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Pixxel on April 09, 2008, 08:00:25 am
They didn't put up a spoiler tag on GT so I thought that I wouldn't have to do it either.. sorry that I spoiled what would happen on the first map.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: WinterSnowblind on April 11, 2008, 07:08:01 am
The new IGN preview confirms that you can change the colour of the Apprentices lightsaber, with a choice of 15 different colours.
Am I the only one that prefers the classic green, blue and the red for Sith?   :P  I always thought the others just look rather silly.  Mace Windu of course is the obvious exception.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Yannick on April 11, 2008, 08:13:22 am
Imagine a rainbow lightsaber. Or a black one.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Pixxel on April 11, 2008, 10:05:26 am
Imagine a rainbow lightsaber. Or a black one.

Seen it done that in Jedi knight: Jedi Academy :P

I prefer Violet or teal. ^^
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on April 11, 2008, 04:37:25 pm
Meh, classic green for me. I prefer my canon, not this fancy pants rainbow crap.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 11, 2008, 04:41:27 pm
Zero Alpha for me, no way are they gonna see my 'saber.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on April 11, 2008, 07:44:53 pm
Meh, classic green for me. I prefer my canon, not this fancy pants rainbow crap.
I'm more of a blue blade person. That or orange.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Darth Grievi on April 11, 2008, 07:52:16 pm
I limit my colors to:

Red (I don't keep this sith only. My Jedi Academy character has one blue blade and one red one)
Orange/yellow
Green
Blue
Purple
Silver/white

None of this fancy RGB slider crud.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: B.A.S. on April 11, 2008, 08:36:20 pm
Blue cause being a Jedi Guardian gives you +5 to rending limbs from opponents!
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: WinterSnowblind on April 12, 2008, 06:42:00 am
Meh, classic green for me. I prefer my canon, not this fancy pants rainbow crap.

That's exactly what I meant.  I'll stick with blue.   :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Celdur on April 12, 2008, 07:40:05 am
after seeing game trailers TV i REALY REALLY want this game

not because of the gameplay but because of the story and characters

its going to be epic im sure
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on April 12, 2008, 05:09:20 pm
Man... not having force unleashed for the pc is like playing a guitar without strings.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: SBD on April 12, 2008, 08:17:01 pm
But we will still have the new Indy game, remember? Bull whip and Smith & Wesson revolver beats lightsaber and lightning any day!
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Celdur on April 13, 2008, 02:29:44 am
stop fooling yourself >.>
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on April 13, 2008, 04:41:27 am
Bull whip and Smith & Wesson revolver

wait.. wha.. what?

is this something i'm not hearing about?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Shadowgandor on April 13, 2008, 11:57:20 am
Indiana Jones game, read the whole topic ;)

Anyway, if I could choose my colors, I would prob choose purple+green (dual sabers), I loved that combi in Jedi Academy,.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 16, 2008, 07:19:39 pm
Demo coming out on the 21st, i think.

And unfortunately, the lightsaber can cut through metal...but not human/alien flesh? What?

Seriously, I want a star wars game that is more realistic (yeah, it's fantasy, but it should obey the rules of the universe it's in.) Lightsabers cut through people. If they want to justify it put some kinda energy shield around enemies. But for killing blows, dismemberment PLEASE! Even impalement looks terrible; the saber goes in, comes out, and leaves no marks. In one of the recent videos, the saber cut through an AT-ST in one vertical cut, with the cut edges red hot, and looking molten. However, it took about 4 hits with the saber to kill the pilot. What?!

I don't want my sabers to be really shiny cricket bats that are able to slice inorganic material. I want them to be like lightsabers should be.

Oh, and if it's a rating thing, then, well, there doesn't have to be any blood. I mean, it cauterizes the flesh, so....
Besides, are they trying to get an E rating? I doubt it will happen given the amount of violence regardless of how poorly it's depicted. If it's T, put in some T rated stuff like fingers or heads falling off! I mean, even episode one, which was rated PG in the states, had darth maul cut in half. Episode 4 had the guy's arm cut off in the bar scene, and that had blood flowing out of it, I believe. Luke's hand was cut off as well. In Episode two, Anakin had his arm cut off by Count Dooku. Dismemberment is a part of the Star Wars experience! Even Jedi Academy had dismemberment and burn marks on the bodies....
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Skyward on August 17, 2008, 04:48:34 am
i have really been looking foward to this but im not impressed by the sound :-\ you have him lifting guys in the air throwing them all about and they dont even make a noise...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: ilikesanta on August 17, 2008, 10:28:53 am
i have really been looking foward to this but im not impressed by the sound :-\ you have him lifting guys in the air throwing them all about and they dont even make a noise...

That's because he's force choking him at the same time. <_<        >_>
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Plank of Wood on August 17, 2008, 01:38:11 pm
Demo coming out on the 21st, i think.

And unfortunately, the lightsaber can cut through metal...but not human/alien flesh? What?

Seriously, I want a star wars game that is more realistic (yeah, it's fantasy, but it should obey the rules of the universe it's in.) Lightsabers cut through people. If they want to justify it put some kinda energy shield around enemies. But for killing blows, dismemberment PLEASE! Even impalement looks terrible; the saber goes in, comes out, and leaves no marks. In one of the recent videos, the saber cut through an AT-ST in one vertical cut, with the cut edges red hot, and looking molten. However, it took about 4 hits with the saber to kill the pilot. What?!

I don't want my sabers to be really shiny cricket bats that are able to slice inorganic material. I want them to be like lightsabers should be.

Oh, and if it's a rating thing, then, well, there doesn't have to be any blood. I mean, it cauterizes the flesh, so....
Besides, are they trying to get an E rating? I doubt it will happen given the amount of violence regardless of how poorly it's depicted. If it's T, put in some T rated stuff like fingers or heads falling off! I mean, even episode one, which was rated PG in the states, had darth maul cut in half. Episode 4 had the guy's arm cut off in the bar scene, and that had blood flowing out of it, I believe. Luke's hand was cut off as well. In Episode two, Anakin had his arm cut off by Count Dooku. Dismemberment is a part of the Star Wars experience! Even Jedi Academy had dismemberment and burn marks on the bodies....

Yeah, hl2 had people cut in half and burned bodies everywhere, and it isn't anywhere near AO! Seriously, Half Life bits of body would be nice for the experiance.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gunner on August 17, 2008, 03:27:19 pm
I want this for PC. Now.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Daxx on August 17, 2008, 05:08:37 pm
I want this for PC. Now.

Unfortunately us PC gamers will be relegated to scraps from the console bin for years. We're always going to be the poor sister of gaming whilst companies screw us over by only releasing for the quick-money-making markets.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 17, 2008, 10:16:11 pm
Yeah, hl2 had people cut in half and burned bodies everywhere, and it isn't anywhere near AO! Seriously, Half Life bits of body would be nice for the experiance.
*senses sarcasm*
More like afro samurai minus blood. That would be awesome...

And yeah, balance issues can be averted with the energy shield thing..
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Pixxel on August 18, 2008, 10:42:00 am
This game is going to be my second most favorite SW game, JK2 is my favorite and then KOTOR :P. The only problem is that they're releasing it 10-11 days after spore which is not enough time for me. :(

Well I'll just have to buy it later. ^^
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 21, 2008, 01:58:59 pm
The demo came out today, and although it's short and has a few glitches (the door locks staying and the door moving), it's a fun game...although I wish that the R2 droids would have various ways of being cut, other than just horizontally. I'll probably be playing on the second difficulty, since that make the most sense (i.e. lightsabers kill quickly) while still having some (slight) challenge. I don't want to pound a guy 13 times with the saber to kill him....
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Skyward on August 21, 2008, 03:52:15 pm
wish i could play it now, just a few more days and im out of maine...and a few more days and im in high school :-X
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gorman Conall on August 21, 2008, 10:46:51 pm
This game never impressed me with any videos i watched.

I just tried the demo.

Damn...this game is awesome...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: ilikesanta on August 22, 2008, 07:24:01 am
I still need to get a handle on the controlls. I just get slaughtered by that darn chicken walker.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Cow on August 22, 2008, 07:38:35 am
Just keep jumping and swatting it (after the other Imperials are dead) , then you'll get a God of War action command thing.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Limeade on August 22, 2008, 09:22:10 am
I have to say, this electronic game has captivated me in ways that have not been done since I first laid eyes of a moving picture, questioning, "How is that possible, Momma? How do the people move inside the screen?". I remember that moment vividly, my mother put her hand through my flowing blonde hair and chuckled. In the years to come I would of course come to learn the truth of motion video and how it works, but at that time it was magical.

On the subject of this "Star Wars" game, I enjoyed the style with which the "power-ups" were portrayed. Colorful pyramids, floating in nothingness. It makes one start to believe that they are not physical objects at all, but delusions portrayed in the mind of the protagonist. By reaching something that was before a mental or emotional block, the character portrayed may, for a limited time, surpass what they are normally capable of. Using a fictional setting like the "Star Wars" universe to tell players of this hidden potential within all of us is obviously the work of a genius not seen since the days of Einstein and Edison.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 22, 2008, 01:13:13 pm
Dude, are you planning on writing an essay on this? Wow... (I'm not saying that as a bad thing, that's actually kinda cool how you phrased that)

I just want to see the various force powers as they advance. Seriously, super high force grip or push would be awesome. I just wish doors could come off their hinges.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Sub on August 22, 2008, 03:20:17 pm
After just playing the demo through a good 10 times, I'm in love.  My only fear is that jedi duels may not be fun and that the game may not be as long as I'd like.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Hizzah on August 22, 2008, 04:15:29 pm
I have to say, this electronic game has captivated me in ways that have not been done since I first laid eyes of a moving picture, questioning, "How is that possible, Momma? How do the people move inside the screen?". I remember that moment vividly, my mother put her hand through my flowing blonde hair and chuckled. In the years to come I would of course come to learn the truth of motion video and how it works, but at that time it was magical.

On the subject of this "Star Wars" game, I enjoyed the style with which the "power-ups" were portrayed. Colorful pyramids, floating in nothingness. It makes one start to believe that they are not physical objects at all, but delusions portrayed in the mind of the protagonist. By reaching something that was before a mental or emotional block, the character portrayed may, for a limited time, surpass what they are normally capable of. Using a fictional setting like the "Star Wars" universe to tell players of this hidden potential within all of us is obviously the work of a genius not seen since the days of Einstein and Edison.

You're an ass...

But anyways...I've been hearing conflicting statements all over the internet, especially on the Joystiq/Kotaku threads. Stuff like the targeting system and how the Force bar is affecting game play. The lightsabers are like baseball bats. This board seems to be more positive...So I'm pumped to try it out for myself. One question: How does the toned down violence affect your guys' immersion? I'm still worried about what it's going to feel like the first time I hack some guy with my saber...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Cow on August 22, 2008, 04:19:11 pm
Come on. He didn't say anything negative about the game, and it was pretty deep.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Skyward on August 22, 2008, 04:26:12 pm
IT...SCARES...ME!
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Hizzah on August 22, 2008, 04:28:02 pm
Haha sorry my first post in like 3 months was a flame...

But for real, the obvious intent of Limeade's remarks was to mock. I know because I'm just as big of a Dbag to other people, and that's exactly the kind of thing I'd say if I wanted to register an account on a VG Forum and poke fun.

It was kinda funny, though...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gorman Conall on August 22, 2008, 04:46:15 pm
Haha sorry my first post in like 3 months was a flame...

But for real, the obvious intent of Limeade's remarks was to mock. I know because I'm just as big of a Dbag to other people, and that's exactly the kind of thing I'd say if I wanted to register an account on a VG Forum and poke fun.

It was kinda funny, though...

No thats really just how he speaks around here.

Anyway toned down violence?. Its a star wars game so i didn't really expect any so it seems fine to me.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 22, 2008, 05:04:47 pm
Hmm, after playing the demo...I'm fine with the hack and slash thing with disappearing bodies. Maybe if they had some burn marks though (blackened armor etc.) As for impaling and holes in the body....I usually throw the guy across the room after (sometimes before, just to watch my saber play fetch) impaling him, so I wouldn't really notice that anyway.

One thing I did notice though, was...well, lemme explain how to do this.
Pick up an object that doesn't explode when it goes through the windows at the beginning of the level. Impale that object, and chuck it out of the window. After the lock closes, your saber comes back through a wall. I really wish there were some better way for that to happen....

Oh, also, after the hangar room, sometimes the locks you have to slide to open the door just hang in the air even though the door opens.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Hizzah on August 23, 2008, 09:29:41 pm
Damn! I can't download the demo yet with my stupid Silver account. It's for the Elite High Roller Goldies only...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Skyward on August 24, 2008, 04:17:40 am
i feel for you, i just got it and it is endlessly fun in my eyes to grab a guy, hover him above another one, he grabs on to him, i fly them bothup into the air, then shoot the top one across the room into a landed tie bomber (which explodes) leaving the other guy to fall to his death.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 24, 2008, 07:50:37 am
I like the part when the TIE fighters are coming around near the end, and you can destroy them. I like using force grab to put a guy in front of the fighter.


Damn, Hizzah, you just reminded me that I'm gonna have to renew my XBL account soon...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Hizzah on August 24, 2008, 11:18:52 am
I'm like the burn victim they'll show in an advertisement about remembering to change the batteries in your smoke detector; you don't want to be me!

So how long does it usually take the new game demos to "go silver?"
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Miclee on August 24, 2008, 11:19:59 am
I like the end. It's simple, really, just kill the stormies, then(on PS3) square,square,triangle,triangle. Do it about 2-3 times and do the button sequence.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gorman Conall on August 24, 2008, 11:54:05 am
I'm like the burn victim they'll show in an advertisement about remembering to change the batteries in your smoke detector; you don't want to be me!

So how long does it usually take the new game demos to "go silver?"

About a week.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: hilightnotes on August 24, 2008, 03:10:27 pm
First post outside of the spore forums.. :P

Pretty awesome demo on the ps3. I get the feeling it won't be an outstanding game, but it will be very good.
It's kinda of annoying though that the lightsaber is used more like a bat than a lightsaber - it should slice the stormtroopers, but it kinda just hits them.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 24, 2008, 04:41:34 pm
Yeah, I mentioned that earlier. But when I'm actually playing I don't notice it, but I do wish they would at least explain it with an energy shield or something.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Sub on August 25, 2008, 08:18:36 am
Damn! I can't download the demo yet with my stupid Silver account. It's for the Elite High Roller Goldies only...

This is what I do whenever I want to do something that requires gold

Create a new profile.  Go to sign up for silver.  It will ask you if you're sure you want to sign up for silver, tell it yes.  Then it'll tell you that you're eligible for a free month of xbox gold.  I think this will only work three or four times, but thats three or four months of free gold.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: OldSnakeWontDie on August 27, 2008, 03:23:37 pm
First post outside of the spore forums.. :P

Pretty awesome demo on the ps3. I get the feeling it won't be an outstanding game, but it will be very good.
It's kinda of annoying though that the lightsaber is used more like a bat than a lightsaber - it should slice the stormtroopers, but it kinda just hits them.

I agree. How can you slice up droids that are all metal and stormtroopers can be cut in half? COME ON!!
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 27, 2008, 03:33:39 pm
I agree, but like I said, I find it less noticeable when I'm actually playing.

Still...just put some energy shield over the troopers so they can take some damage and it's not unbalanced, then once the...I dunno, power meter? dies down they get cut in half along the direction of the cut. Afro Samurai style, but without blood.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Sub on August 27, 2008, 05:11:50 pm
They probably didnt do decapitations since they wanted a lower rating.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Skyward on August 29, 2008, 08:32:53 am
why lower ratings? we need an M star wars game!
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 29, 2008, 01:52:11 pm
Agreed. Enough of this cartoon starwars crap! Clone wars? Bah, that's for infants. I want star wars for adults! Hell, why M? Let's make it AO! At least, the wii version anyway....
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Cow on August 29, 2008, 08:19:43 pm
Hooray for not being able to sell the game in most places?  ???
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on August 29, 2008, 08:25:33 pm
I was kinda being sarcastic...doesn't carry well through text. Yeah, mocking my own post earlier.

So, I guess that it wouldn't sell because its target audience is younger...and a lot can't buy M games. I know it's unrealistic to have it happen, but...if only the target audience were a bit older...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Cow on August 29, 2008, 08:58:55 pm
I noticed. I was being a little sarcastic too. Just a little.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Hizzah on August 30, 2008, 09:08:22 pm
So I finally got the demo last night...I guess I really liked it. Most surprising was that it actually worked. A lot of what they wanted to accomplish didn't seem as though it would translate well into actual gameplay...but for the most part it did. The graphics were pretty...the cutscene was neat. I liked The Apprentice's expression when Vader told him to kill everybody  :o ...I liked all the force powers well enough, but I was hoping to see more of the "combining of powers" that they referred to. There's a lot of combos I guess, but it doesn't quite live up to my personal hype. The force throw one is obviously the coolest...but what a total letdown after trying to grab a flying TIE Fighter out of the sky for the last hour...doesn't work  >:(

All in all I liked it; gameplay reminded me a WHOLE lot of PsiOps, especially the first throw.

I'm not sure if I'm gonna buy it or rent it...
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Logan Felipe on September 04, 2008, 05:31:38 pm
Are they releasing a Wii Demo as well?

As for the dismemberment; to expect younger kids to get the game is a bit much, but I can understand why they didn't show decapitation (all three movie instances were indirect or armor covered). But arm and leg dismemberment and slash marks should have been a given.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: cloud_dog_9 on September 05, 2008, 11:14:53 am
Has anybody heard if the main character will be customizable like in KOTR?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on September 05, 2008, 01:09:18 pm
Has anybody heard if the main character will be customizable like in KOTR?
Considering that it's a game with a storyline and that you are playing a character that is already set out, and it is NOT an RPG although it incorporates rpg-like elements, no. However, you will be able to upgrade force powers and combos. You will also be able to pick different costumes, I believe.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Logan Felipe on September 06, 2008, 08:33:32 am
Has anybody heard if the main character will be customizable like in KOTR?
Considering that it's a game with a storyline and that you are playing a character that is already set out, and it is NOT an RPG although it incorporates rpg-like elements, no. However, you will be able to upgrade force powers and combos. You will also be able to pick different costumes, I believe.

Its more of a JK:JA kind of RPG.

You can have a dark side or light side ending and your costume/gear is different for different maps/levels.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Hizzah on September 08, 2008, 08:01:33 pm
So I'm thinking this is gonna be just a rental for me...too many other better games coming out soon
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Logan Felipe on September 08, 2008, 08:55:25 pm
So I'm thinking this is gonna be just a rental for me...too many other better games coming out soon

It should be noted that the MP mode offered by the Wii version will likely be very enjoyable (and has Mara Jade and Asaaj Ventress as available duelists).

But if the MP isn't what you're after, I'd suggest renting it when you know you'll have a lot of time to play it, then finish it by the time its due (that's what I did with Republic Commando. Without squad functions, its MP mode was essentially Halo's with a SW mod, leaving much to be desired).
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Celdur on September 15, 2008, 07:32:16 am
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39955.html

GT review is up...

they did something wrong along the way of development

mainly the life bars i think >.>
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Veraal on September 15, 2008, 02:29:31 pm
seems like a pretty mediocre game.

i have no love for it, as it isn't for the pc.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on September 15, 2008, 03:18:09 pm
seems like a pretty mediocre game.

i have no love for it, as it isn't for the pc.
Bias!

Anyway, I think it'll still be fun but seriously, wtf is with the health bars? In the demo that one thing pissed me off. At least give him some armor or some EXCUSE to have a larger life bar, dammit! All it takes is a little common sense...

edit: Well according to reviewers you're right....but my brother is getting it anyway. On the other hand he's 11.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: cloud_dog_9 on September 27, 2008, 12:47:18 pm
What are some of the gamingsteve reviews?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 27, 2008, 04:48:25 pm
A friend of a friend got this on the PS3 and was playing it over at my place so I got to play a little bit.

The first level was fun after I'd got used to the iffy controls, and throwing people off walkways with force powers never got old. Then I got to the second level, set on the junkyard planet Raxus Prime, and my opinion of the game dropped somewhat. Still its not really enough for me to base a review on, but its fairly fun.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: cloud_dog_9 on September 27, 2008, 07:52:29 pm
A friend of a friend got this on the PS3 and was playing it over at my place so I got to play a little bit.

The first level was fun after I'd got used to the iffy controls, and throwing people off walkways with force powers never got old. Then I got to the second level, set on the junkyard planet Raxus Prime, and my opinion of the game dropped somewhat. Still its not really enough for me to base a review on, but its fairly fun.

buy or rent?
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Logan Felipe on September 27, 2008, 08:29:47 pm
I just finished the Wii version Saturday (after renting it from Blockbuster Friday).

When I played, the game felt like someone took star wars lightsabre rpgs from the last ten years, put them in a blender, but didn't hold the "blend" button long enough, giving it a chunky, inconsistent feel.

*Potential Spoilers*


For example, the "aboard the Rogue Shadow" feature. It was basically a primitive version of the "aboard the Ebon Hawk" feature of KotOR. It was cool at first, but not being able to converse freely with the crew quickly became annoying.

The Force Powers were reminiscent of the RotS Video game; when object X has a blue aura around it, you grab it and throw it around. They greatly improved this feature however. The freedom with which you could manipulate the objects added lots of fun to the game.

Character customization was similar to the systems used by Jedi Academy. You could choose between a number of costumes your character could wear and could choose your lightsabreís color and hilt (plus 1 of 8 effect crystals).

The Wii graphics werenít as good as the other systemsí. However, the short load and save times and high performance (let alone the duel mode) quickly made up for this. The graphics actually reminded me of the cutscene graphics from Bounty hunter, but more improved (with the exception that some of the mouth movements were primitive if you compared them with Xbox titles. Most likely done to make the XBOX 360 and PS3 versions look better by comparison).

Which brings me to the cutscenes. Playing the Wii version, it almost felt like they were punishing the player for not buying the Xbox 360 or PS3 version. They actually dummed-down the cutscene graphics from the Xbox 360 quality, making them about the same as the gameplay graphics. The effect of keeping the cutscenes high quality on gameplay would have been miniscule.

The health bar was poorly placed; being at the top rather than at the bottom (which is usually more common). However, it didnít affect gameplay as much as the poor camera maneuvering did. It lacked the ability to move the camera independently (which could have easily been done by tilting the nun-chuck, like in Marvel Ultimate alliance). If you wanted to look a different direction, you had to point your character that direction and wait for the auto camera centering to kick in. This made certain boss battles extremely difficult; whenever Iíd grab an object to throw, I couldnít change the camera angle to see the boss, forcing me to blindly toss the object in the bossís general direction, usually causing me to miss.
As for the multiplayer, the only letdown so far is the fact that you canít play against a computer player; you have to play against another human with a wiimote and nun-chuck. Thus, since I have only one Wiimote and nun-chuck, I havenít been able to test it yet (a friend with a Wiimote and nun-chuck will be over tomorrow, so Iíll test it then). The selection of characters is nice, but the 10 different versions of the same character is a bit redundant.

The plot was a bit shallow, and too fast paced to relate to or comprehend fully. The characters divulged little, and lacked depth. If the storyline had, for example, KotOR-esque depth, the game would have been much better. The ending cutscene was also poorly constructed and executed, leaving this player unsatisfied. Most of the cutscenes also had a habit of sounding like one of those third person commercials; two characters would talk about something that happened in SW laymanís terms as if they wanted to make sure the player understood the implications of what just happened and its impact on the overall star wars storyline. It would have been better to actually add depth instead (they used a "databank" function to tell everyone's background after you encounter them. This was fine for enemies and non-crew members, but learning about the crew members by talking to the crew would have been better). Also, the apprentice's personality was inconsistent, and his battle taunt were waay too over dramatic. One minute he's complaining about Juno messing with his ship and being generally han solo-ish, the next he's acting like emokin, and others he's acting like luke in either ESB or ANH.

Chad Vader's Performance as Darth Vader would have been perfect if he had better lines (humorously during the first segment, when Vader tells the apprentice to kill all aboard, some of the Chad Vader performance seeps in).

Overall, the game was fun, but the story would have been better with more depth.

I'd give the game an 8, but the plot a 5.

buy or rent?
Rent first. If you think its great, or if its the Wii version and you like the multiplayer, buy it when it drops in price by at least the cost of renting it.
If you don't like it enough to buy it, its short enough to finish in a 2-3 days, so you can finish it before returning it.

Anyway, I think it'll still be fun but seriously, wtf is with the health bars? In the demo that one thing pissed me off. At least give him some armor or some EXCUSE to have a larger life bar, dammit! All it takes is a little common sense...

They basically copy/pasted the force power/health bar/force bar system from the RotS Video game (but made the mistake of putting it at the top of the screen rather than the bottom), and used a death/respawn system similar to Lego Star Wars (you have infinite respawns, but each time you die you lose force power upgrade points).
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Ronin on October 04, 2008, 10:09:03 am
Yeah I REALLY loved the first level. It was incredibly immerisve and kind of cast the light off of Vader from clanky robot man to full fledged bad ass (I hope we can say that here :)) I relly think The Force UInleshed will be, and is, the greatest  sci fi game for the pc this year.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gungnir on October 04, 2008, 01:28:58 pm
It is a fun game...but greatest sci-fi? No....then again i dunno about other science fictiony games that have come out this year...and I didn't even know it was for the PC.

And regarding ass, yeah, ass is allowed here. Of course, you shouldn't be using it in some extremely derogatory context, but..yeah.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Skyward on February 02, 2009, 07:09:59 pm
i got this game not long ago, its definitely fun!
the things i dont like is that sometimes its a tad monotonous. also when a cut scene comes around it seems, skippy.
I don't mean the animations are. on multiple occasions it pops you into a cut scene, tells you what to do and instead of leaving you off from there, it just pops you at some new and completely different loation. its not a big deal, buts its just one of those things i have noticed, it just seemed to kill the momentum of the situation  :-\

overall, its really good, or at least, in my opinion, but i am stuck on the damned Star Destroyer  >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Sub on May 30, 2009, 08:08:49 pm
I'm playing through the game right now, I think I'm on the last level.  Great game so far, but that Star Destroyer part was bull****.  It was poorly executed, poorly explained, and frustrating as hell.  They managed to take the cool aspect of bringing a star destroyer down with the force and turn it into my least favorite part of the game thus far. 
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Skyward on May 30, 2009, 08:43:12 pm
agreed.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Kishmond on July 20, 2010, 07:48:27 pm
I've had fun with this now that I have a 360 controller to use, but one thing is bugging me more and more.

---Doot doot spoilers below---

The way Starkiller (stupid name) is slowly eeking onto the light side of the force frustrates me. I didn't buy this game to the the good guy. I bought it to be a sith bad*** and kill everyone. At the end of Imperial Felucia after I beat the Felucian girl the lack of a 'Press X to cut her lying head off.' option was very apparent. And I almost couldn't watch as Gumbo (my nickname for the ugly blond chick) went all weepy when she found me talking to Darth Vader and I pretended to make excuses instead of killing her as soon as she became a problem. Grrr I want to be evil! Eeeeevil!

(And blue is the lamest lightsaber color ever.)

At least I got to brutally murder the wookie prisoners if I wasn't busy using them as explosive projectiles.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Gauphastus on December 15, 2010, 06:55:27 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5wCzrk5q2o

 :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Grazony on December 15, 2010, 08:52:11 am
D:
Do not want.
Title: Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Post by: Logan Felipe on February 19, 2011, 03:16:10 pm
I heard that TFU III got cancelled. Please be true?  :-X