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GF Rating
6.9

8237 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

still fun, but not that different

posted by jjohn2478 (CARLSBAD, CA) Oct 27, 2010

Member since Feb 2008

20 out of 30 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I loved the first Force Unleashed and aside from cutting through tons of enemies the main reason was the storyline. Typically the storyline doesn't mean much to me, but hunting down and killing off Jedi made that game as great as it was. I have only played through the first 3-4 levels of this game so far, but I'm not as interested in the story and the repetitiveness keeps this one from being as fun.

Pros:
Graphics- crisp, clear, and highly detailed (not sure where the blurriness comments come from)
Controls- power and fighting moves are still tight and fun

Cons:
Storyline- I'm not against a good love story, but don't want to play a character named Starkiller that is chasing a girl all over
Sound- typical sounds and voices are good, but groans and yells get repetitive and old quick
Lack of finishing moves- after the first few times, taking out bigger bosses without using the same finishing move is more fun than seeing the same finish over and over and over again

I'd agree with another reviewer that this is a definite rental and if you like it, beat it and return it. Do not buy unless you "have to" have anything Star Wars in your collection.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A Down to Earth Review...

posted by Nexus85 (BRIDGEPORT, PA) Oct 28, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

11 out of 17 gamers (65%) found this review helpful

-Disclaimer- I think it is important to list details about the person writing the review, details like gaming history, age, and preferences.
I have been playing video games since I was 5 (am 25), am not a star wars fanatic but I do acknowledge that it is a great story, and I tend to favor third person games over first person games, with that said...

Gameplay- If you have already played the demo on PSN or XBLA, you already know how incredibly powerful you are in the game. You start off with all your powers except for one ability you gain later on in the game. I had to set the game to hard because you are so powerful that there is no challenge on normal mode, this is a good or bad thing depending on what kind of gamer you are.

Graphics- This is hands down a beautiful game. I must say that I prefer gameplay over graphics (If the game isnt fun to play who cares what it looks like). Most games this generation look great, but this game sets itself apart in how good it looks.

Voice acting/Story- The voice acting is great. This is bittersweet because the story is both generic and even worse, poorly organized. I recommend you ignore the story and play the game, if you are playing this game for the story you will be disappointed.

Overall- The meat of this game is the gameplay and the graphics. This is a very short game and is a reminder of why I like gamefly. Rent this game. Its 6hrs long on normal and 8hrs long on hard. I doubt you will want to go back and play this game once you beat it. This game does a cruel thing to you...flows really well the first 3 hours of the game, and then after you think it will get better it just progressively gets worse.Starts off good but finishes bad. I recommend this game to someone who has played a lot of games and just needs something new to play (There are better games out there).

Not great, but not bad.
Rent it if you have a 2 game plan for gamefly.
I kind of hesitate to say rent this game if you have a 1 game plan

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

posted by Iszzyp (BLAIR, OK) Sep 12, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

You do more jumping and running on this game then anything else. To me this game sucks. Guess i'm to used to MMOs.

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