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GF Rating
7.3

11614 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Do not buy! A must rent though! 10 hours of fun!

posted by vahdyx (WESTMINSTER, CO) Sep 22, 2008

Member since Sep 2005

I just want to say, it's a great game, but $60 for 10 hours of fun isn't worth the money! But renting it is a must! I recommend this game to all action fans and starwars fans! If you have money to burn, go ahead and buy it, but if you're on a budget or have money morals, rent it. Either way you won't be disappointed!

I was really hoping to get this game through gamefly, but it's low availability. So my buddy couldn't wait and he ended up buying it.

With that being said, after we first put the game in we were excited. Minus the Cutscenes we were impressed. Cut scenes looked worse than the game! Graphically and Sound and all around presentation.

Our initial thought was the game was very in depth due to the leveling system and such. We both assumed this game will give us gaming pleasure for days to come.

Well 8 hours into the game we both realized we were on the last level. 2 hours later we beat it. I won't go into details, but it was great.

All in all, it's an awesome game. Actiony, great story, fun to play! I believe most of this planet will enjoy it!

There are a bunch of glitches though, but keep an open mind and you'll have fun!

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GF Rating
7

Good

The Force Unleashed

posted by jman2020 (SHAPLEIGH, ME) Sep 22, 2008

Member since Aug 2008

I really really wanted to like this game. Unfortunately the overabundance of flaws made playing it just no fun. The game looks amazing and the physics are some of the best I've seen in a console game. The levels however are repetitive, as you tend to visit the all same areas a couple times instead of getting new areas to explore. Force powers are all cool in theory but poorly executed. In order to use the grip your character is unable to move, usually causing you to absorb abundant blaster fire in the process. Targeting is also flawed as the game really tries to lock on to what it thinks you want but has from my experience about a 50/50 success rate which is maddening when trying to do something in the middle of combat. Also, if you are not a fan of "quicktime" events this game isn't for you. Every Boss and sub-boss requires "quicktime" sequences to complete. I personally didn't find this to be an issue but it's not for everyone. Overall, if you are a Star Wars fan it's worth a play through for the story, but seeing as its only about 8 hours it wont keep you entertained for very long regardless of whether you like the game or not.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Fun game, takes some used to...

posted by GamerJohn (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Sep 22, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

I am not a professional game reviewer so I can leave out all the "innovative, artistical and technical and maybe historical" aspect of the game (in other words, all the BS out).

The game is fun. Combat is fast paced and action packed. Story is ok, not the God of War like epicness, but by no mean Ninja Gaiden like "now that we are done with the game, lets put a story".
Story gives you a good excuse to go out and dish out the force and lightsaver swings.

There are a couple of flaws that fellow gamers may find to warrant the game a lower score: camera is bad, targeting is equally annoying, and some units are "cheap". In my experience, I got used to the camera/targeting, so as the game progressed, they became a much lesser issue.

Gradual progression of powers/combos through the point system, paired with the simple custom/lightsaver customization which provide a small extra stuff, and interesting enemy units/boss battles kept me entertained throughout the game.

So 9/10, because it was fun to play.

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