gamers (82%) found this review helpful
I played the PS3 version of this game and enjoyed every minute of it. I had heard that the PS2/PSP versions were completely different, so I decided to give it a try on my PSP. And...I liked it so much that I bought it!!
The game has its glitches. There are pauses here and there, and the camera sometimes just doesn't play along. Load times can be long, as usual for PSP. And also like many PSP titles, it's just too dark overall. Unless you're playing in the dark (or very dim light), it can be hard to see some of the levels. But the amazing gameplay that you'll find on the next-gen consoles is intact, and the game is a blast to play.
Best of all, the extra content is worth every penny. Historical missions, force duels, online multiplayer...all the extra stuff that you wish the PS3/360 versions came with is there.
After playing through the story mode of the Xbox 360 version (and enjoying it immensely, though I agree it was short, and where is multiplayer?), I wasn't expecting much from the PSP version.
I've been pleasantly surprised from the six or so hours I've spent playing it so far. The graphics look nice, though as others have noted, they likely could have been sharpened a bit and can be a bit dark, but that is just the PSP in general. The sound is great, and there is quite a bit of voice work for such small game.
My favorite part by far has been the Historic Missions. Playing through parts of a movie scene with one Jedi or another was a blast, and the voice overs were right out of the movie.
For replay value, there are a ton of unlockables including characters, game modes, artwork and more. I wasn't able to test the multiplayer aspect.
The one technical problem I had is that in one particular game mode, the game would have a message saying:
Error accessing file. X Retry
Once I retry, it gets stuck in a loop and I've got to restart the PSP. Disappointing, but I think I'll try another copy to see if it is the UMD.
I recommend this game to just about anyone who is curious. A solid game with features that somehow were left out of the next-gen console versions. I've actually been looking forward to the bus rides lately.
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
If you are looking for a great star wars experience as a whole you have come to the right place. Good graphics, an epic storyline, fun game play and wookie choking are all present and accounted for, but while TFU is pretty amazing as a whole for the first few levels, the game play begins to decline later game being engulfed by the story. Graphically the game is pretty amazing for a handheld but there are definitely times you will notice certain areas weren't given the same loven others were. I feel as a whole the psp could have been pushed a little farther, for example god of war and final fantasy. Also the use of cinematic cut scenes would have benefited the game tremendously. As a whole tho the game looks great for the psp and there are realy times where you will go wow and want to show somebody the awesome thing you just saw. The game play is great at first and tons of fun (absolutely love the first level) but as the game progresses it becomes slightly annoying as you will die to enemies that can and will juggle your entire life bar without remorse, enemies you cannot use your amazingly cool force powers on, and bosses that require "sniper" techniques to beat. Once you happen upon these later levels that retake you back through the first couple planets you will notice a very repetitive feel to the game play as often it comes down to one or two possible ways to take on an enemy without losing half a life bar. The game is also pretty short coming in at 5-7 hours but with two endings, loads of unlockables, and cheats. The psp has more cheats for cloths and gear then any other system. I mean who wouldn't wanna play as mara jade, darth maul, or asajj ventress? All in all though This is one of the better games on the psp and I'm definitely keeping it in my library. Historic missions are fast and fun, multiplayer is decent, and sometimes you just wanna kick a jawa in the face.