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Old October 27 2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

The game has finally been released! Who else is getting it? The game looks promising since several reviews have mentioned that they listened to fans and made improvements on the original. Looks like they also did the novel/comic/game thing again for the sequel.
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Old October 27 2010, 08:24 AM   #2
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I guess SWTFU just isn't my cup of tea, the gameplay doesn't seem to be able to stand on its own - I keep missing a "real" RPG element to it.

Okay, to be honest, I just want a modern KOTOR with ME2's level of action-oriented, flowing gameplay.
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Old October 27 2010, 10:05 AM   #3
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleased II

I intend to get it but so far what I've heard is not very encouraging.

I've heard many complaints about a very short gameplay time, not much variety in enemies and environments etc etc
That it's not really better overall than the original.

We'll see.
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Old October 27 2010, 11:28 AM   #4
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleased II

Curses, mine hasn't even shipped yet!

The first one has an interesting story and that familiar Star Wars charm... and that was about it. I'm hoping the second is much better.
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Old October 27 2010, 12:05 PM   #5
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleased II

BTW, is that typo in the thread title intentional? Either way, it's hilarious
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Old October 27 2010, 03:43 PM   #6
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The first game was rather repetitive but I enjoyed the story. I'm currently unemployed, so I probably won't pick this up since I need to be very picky right now until I have a new job. If there's an "Ultimate Sith Edition"-esque release next year, I might pick that up instead.
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Old October 27 2010, 03:54 PM   #7
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleased II

SalvorHardin wrote: View Post
I intend to get it but so far what I've heard is not very encouraging.

I've heard many complaints about a very short gameplay time, not much variety in enemies and environments etc etc
That it's not really better overall than the original.

We'll see.
Yeah, I've heard a lot of complaints about the length of the game. I know somebody who bought it yesterday and beat the whole thing in a few hours.
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Old October 27 2010, 04:17 PM   #8
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleased II

Mine arrived yesterday but I probably won't get into it until tonight. Not liking what I'm reading about the game play in this thread already. First Medal of Honor turned out to be a disappointment and now this. What's up with the gaming industry these days?
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Old October 27 2010, 05:18 PM   #9
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What's up with the gaming industry these days?
To be fair, it's not the entire industry - and the real question you should be asking is: What's up with consumers these days? They actually go out and buy games that have painfully short singleplayer campaigns
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Old October 27 2010, 06:33 PM   #10
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I was going to get this, but after hearing about the ridiculous story and short length, I think I am going to rent/wait for a price markdown.
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Old October 27 2010, 06:46 PM   #11
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Been reading reviews and they have not been nice but can't say I am surprised.
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Old October 27 2010, 08:46 PM   #12
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I read and returned the novelization. I was curious to see what would happen, but didn't want to spend any money on it. Based on the story, I'll pass.

When a dead character comes back to life, I want an explanation! It seems to be a growing trend to bring dead characters back without so much as a "WTF mate?" from the rest of the cast. Am I being unreasonable?
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Old October 27 2010, 09:36 PM   #13
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Hmm.. 65% over at metacritic. Think I'll pass this time around...
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Old October 27 2010, 10:20 PM   #14
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I enjoyed the first game quite a bit, but I'm not seeing any favorable reviews about the sequel. I'll still get it, but I'll probably wait until the January sales or something. Got the Killzone 3 beta, Fallout: New Vegas, and CoD: Black Ops to keep me occupied til the end of the year, so I'm in no rush.
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Old October 28 2010, 12:37 AM   #15
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It's horrible...

I love STAR WARS, as much as I love STAR TREK. I have all possible comics, books... heck I even have a complete Vader costume and I am a registred member of the 501st... and this game is everything that STAR WARS never should have become.

First to the positive aspects:
- The cinematic sequences: Awesome!!! The animation is perfect. I wonder when Lucas will finally consider to throw a movie at his audience using this technology!
- Voiceovers: Great, especially Vader sounds really like in the films!
- Graphics: Superb... A vast improvement over TFU 1

Now to the negatives:
- This one is short: I played it through in 5 hours!!!!
- Just four locations (with 3 to 5 levels each)!!!!
- Moves have been reduced!
- Kill animations tend to repeat themselves, even with different enemies
- You don't need to use tactics to lure the enemies into traps. Just use force push and push everything aside...
- The plot... WARNING SPOILERS:

---------SPOILERS--------

Come on seriously... A bunch of 6 Rebel soldiers captures Vader and takes him prisoner? Oh... come on... is this spaceballs the game or what?

And there is a huge space battle, fought by the Alliance! Yes... one year BEFORE the battle of Yavin! It is much bigger involving fleet to fleet action... Here goes the canon!

-------END OF SPOILERS-------

No replay value... I will sell this one on amazon. What a huge disappointment. Hell, even REPUBLIC HEROES was more fun than this one.

I cannot recommend it. In fact I would urge everyone who considers to get this game, to reconsider!!!
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