Awesome game, just like the first, but was by far one of the shortest games i've beat in a while which is why i scored it a 7. I would say a good 8 hours of gameplay (tops) and you'll have this one beat....one more reason to remind me of why i'm glad i use gamefly over buying these games new. I would otherwise be livid had i paid $60 for something that took me a weekend of casual gameplay to beat.
posted by jay4725 (FORT GEORGE G MEADE, MD) Oct 31, 2010
Member since Oct 2010
Very good game indeed, I like how the developers got rid of the old upgrading system that took forever to load. Now you just press the select button to upgrade powers and the start button for lightsaber and costume changes and it comes right up. The only additions to your powers that I noticed were mind trick and force fury. With mind trick, you can make an enemy turn on his team. Force fury muliples your power and makes you almost unstoppable. The gameplay is pretty much the same with a few tweaks here and there. It plays a lot smoother and you don't get stuck in phantom corners anymore. The game looks a lot smoother and the camera follows a lot better. The story felt generic for some reason. The story "seemed" really short compared to the first installment. The levels are pretty long but there is only nine of them. I am hoping that more levels will be available for download in the future. There is replay value to the game as you can keep your current power levels and take them into the next game, making it so much better. There are four different difficulty levels that you can try, with the unleashed level being locked when you first receive the game. There is an added mode called Challenges, which adds to the play value of the game. In Challenges, you complete different tasks that are placed before you and get ranked on the time that you are able to finish it. I really enjoyed that all of the endings leave an opening for another installment. In the end, if you are looking for a good action game to rent, you will want to pick this up, you may end up buying it.
posted by eloymongo (SHERMAN OAKS, CA) Oct 31, 2010
Member since Oct 2010
Game was a let down to say the least.
- The game was SHORT. (can beat it in 3 hour on Normal difficulty) - No other Jedi's in the game except for a boss battle with Vader (big surprise). - The actual story-line was weak and unoriginal. Not a compelling game like it's former title. - Less control over the upgrade menus and light saber crystals. (A LOT less) - A great game to rent, not own.
I will probably still play the 1st Force Unleashed. It has better villains, story, and game play. The original customization menus were far better (you had more control). If I had it my way, I would get the money back from this title and put it toward the expansion packs for Force Unleashed 1.
I rate this a 3 compared to its original title rating at a 9.5