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Old August 22 2008, 04:16 PM   #16
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Re: The Force Unleashed demo impressions

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What's that you say? Star Trek Online?

Unfortunately that's online only and you will have to pay a monthly sub to play it.
I wouldn't be surprised if they were already developing a stand alone game for non MMO gamers. And plus, if the game does take off, it could show the developers there's a market for Star Trek games again.

But, at this point this is nothing but wishful thinking.
Have Cryptic ever made a game that was not a online monthly sub MMO...?

Still nothing wrong with wishful thinking, i have been doing it for Trek since the train wrecks that were "These are the voyagers" and "Nemesis".

I hope and pray all my wishing will at last be answered next May.
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Old August 22 2008, 07:26 PM   #17
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Didn't do anything for me at all. I did actually complete the demo, though, which counts for something I suppose.
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Old August 22 2008, 08:20 PM   #18
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It was only about 30 minutes worth.
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Old August 22 2008, 08:34 PM   #19
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^ Which is around 25 minutes longer than I give most games that don't engender my interest from the word "Go".
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Old August 22 2008, 10:02 PM   #20
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Ahem... (high pitched voice) Hey look at me, I'm the Force Unleashed demo, I'm so cool! But you can't download me yet because you have a silver membership and we're a bunch of assholes!
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Old August 22 2008, 10:07 PM   #21
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Ahem... (high pitched voice) Hey look at me, I'm the Force Unleashed demo, I'm so cool! But you can't download me yet because you have a silver membership and we're a bunch of assholes!
This is general MS policy now, so it's not like you can blame TFU/LucasArts for that.
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Old August 22 2008, 10:07 PM   #22
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This is why you save those free Gold membership trial cards from Halo 3 and Grand Theft Auto 4 for just such an ocassion.
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Old August 22 2008, 10:35 PM   #23
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Or just make a new XBL account which comes with a free month of Gold.
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Old August 23 2008, 01:41 AM   #24
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Re: The Force Unleashed demo impressions

Just out of curiosity (and I realize that it's ultimately just a game and doesn't need to make a lot of sense) but, as an apprentice of Darth Vader, why is the main character killing/destroying Imperials and not.....oh, let's say.....Rebels? Wouldn't the Emperor be pissed about Vader training somebody who's wiping out his grand army????? Why would Vader want to wipe out his own army????
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Old August 23 2008, 02:08 AM   #25
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^ It's explained in the game/novel



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Old August 23 2008, 02:10 AM   #26
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And to clarify a bit... you kill both Rebels and Stormtroopers in the demo. No witnesses!
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Old August 23 2008, 02:34 AM   #27
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Gah, figures this comes out when I'm not anywhere near my system.
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Old August 23 2008, 03:09 AM   #28
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Facial movement is so realistic and smooth in cutscenes looks just wow
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Old August 23 2008, 04:31 AM   #29
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Facial movement is so realistic and smooth in cutscenes looks just wow
From one of the earlier dev diaries, they affixed dots to the faces of the actors to map their facial movements while recording their lines, so the CG characters faces would move exactly as the actors spoke.
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Old August 23 2008, 07:20 AM   #30
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i enjoyed the demo enough that i am considering picking up the game.

i did have problems with the camera... i'd prefer to have it pulled back more, or a button (not a stick click) to center it. the force grip was a bit frustrating, i had a hard time aiming objects i wanted to throw (but i liked all the things i could force push/pull).

as for the button timing part... i wish there was more time devoted to the cinematic portions. it felt like it was over way to fast. in God of War, you hit a button, then Kratos does some crazy move that spans a couple of seconds. it seemed like this, had a second between button presses, so you didnt really see what you were doing until it was over.
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