Dark Jedi? Devious Plot? Secret Apprentice? Outrageously Awesome Force Power? Damn! Count me in.
The Force Unleashed is a game that delivers on all that we'd ever want to ask for. From absolutely amazing force powers, a beautifully crafted universe, a pretty controversial tale that slid neatly into the gap between Episode 3 and 4 and Darth Vader!! Yes, you get to be him even if it's for a brief brief time.
You begin your tale as Darth Vader's secret apprentice, starting out with some impressive force abilities and unlocking more as you go through the story. Now, I just have to say it again, the force powers are awesome. If ever you dreamed of being a Jedi, this game just blows your dreams away. You'll just destroy, swarm after swarm of troops. Ahhh, it's a great feeling.
The game weaves a nice tale of betrayal, hope and downfall. It's pretty decent for a hack and slash type game and worthy of it's Star Wars title. One thing I didn't like about it was the kiss at the end, god it was horrible! xD
As you go through the game you'll encounter harder enemies with some able to block (yes block) your lightsaber and force powers. This. This is the only thing that really annoyed me. I mean okay, block the lightsaber but the force powers too?!!? Now that's just greedy. I don't recall those troopers being able to block force powers!! #@%$%#@$@$!!!! Other than that, the combat is still awesome.
You'll fight different enemies depending on what planets you are on and the enemies are varied and cool. There are tiny force puzzles that can barely be called puzzles and it would have been cool if they put more puzzles in, even if just for secrets. That reminds me, yes there are secrets to unlock. You'll find Jedi Holocrons scattered round levels which hold such awesome things as new costumes, lightsaber crystals and ones that change the properties of your lightsaber. These ultimately make exploring worthwhile. Also, did I mention… Black… Lightsaber… Crystal?
The ending I thought was a good end and depending on how you go about it, you'll either get the good or evil ending. Overall a good game, but things like force blocking stormtroopers kinda hamper the Star Wars experience.