Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 is a good game, and a vast improvement on
the first. I have enjoyed and still enjoy playing it however conflicts within
Lucas Art during production for this game have made them selves apparent.
The new force powers, combos, and the ability to grab people are pretty sweet
and adds a lot of enjoyment to the game. With the targeting system being
upgraded it seems easier to grab objects and manipulate them. However the odd
random thing happens which sends an object or person flying in the opposite
direction from where you wanted it to go.
The new combos are sweet however it is still too easy to button mash. However
as the player we are enticed to play with a more accurate use of combos in order
to gain more force experience points.
The story is good but could be more in depth. Now this would solve another of
the games problems, it's story length. I have bowled through this game in
about five hours. This is short, I and a lot of other people like our games to
last. The Dagobah level for example could have been made longer and included
more game play rather than making it almost one large cut scene.
Boss fights seem to have been almost ‘dumbed’ down they are simple and
easy and almost always end with the exact same clip. Dash moments have been
added which adds a new complex to the game. I liked this addition as a new take
on evading combat.
The graphics have been vastly improved and now run smoother. The cut scenes
are less like the dated Jedi Knight series and more like an animated HD video.
That being said at times when a lot is happening on screen things do slow down a
bit. Some may say this is a bad thing, however this slowing down seems to happen
at times when really large explosions are happening or a massive amount of force
power is being used. This makes them look totally awesome. It is hard to tell if
it was programmed to do this or if it is a glitch due to overpowered
Star Wars The Force Unleashed II continues on with its hidden Holocrons as
well. However they are a bit different this time around. You will find no Sith
Holocrons or Jedi Holocrons. Instead you will find Holocrons that are a number
of colours and unlock a number of items including saber crystals, force points,
costumes and much more.
There are heaps of other new features I could tell you about, but I best
let you find out for yourself. Now I am the biggest Star Wars fan this side of
the Galactic Republic, and it is pretty hard for me not to enjoy any Star Wars
game. And I can safely say that I have enjoyed this game (and am looking
forward to the DLCs and rumoured TFU3) and the wait was well worth it. However
as mentioned earlier, there were conflicts inside Lucas Arts before this game
was released. This has largely impacted the game in both story and game play.
I would say this game was intended to be larger than life, but due to
difference of opinion had been altered and subsequently rushed. At times it is
possible to see where two trains of thought have taken to a single level,
sometimes it has worked. Others times it has left out possible game play and or
story explanation. That being said I still give it a 5 bananas out 5, but
perhaps I'm a little bias This game is a must have game for any Star