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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:12 am Post subject: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Review Reply with quote

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Review by Michael
PS3 Review: Star Wars: The Potential Unrealised.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:19 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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When I saw the initial cinematic trailer, I was so stoked to playing this game. After obtaining a fairly sour taste from playing TFU (on both Wii/PC), I was really hoping they would refine the game, much like what Ubisoft did with Assassin's Creed's transition from 1 to 2.

Maybe when they release the Ultimate Sith Edition or whatever edition contains all the inevitable DLC for cheap, is when I'll buy it. I guess I'll have to contiune sticking to Jedi Knight/Jedi Academy.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:58 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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The demo turned me off the game. The first was decent enough, albeit a little rough around the edges, but the demo seemed to have gone backwards in gameplay despite the improved visuals.

"Soulless" was a good way to describe what I felt from the demo and I'm not shocked to see that transferred over to the whole game.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:06 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hacking limps


*snicker*

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yes I'm 12.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:10 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thank you for that, Benza!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:22 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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oops!!

Sorry Michael...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:34 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Too much conjecture for my taste. There's no way that this game is 1.5 points worse than its predecessor, the gameplay is just as good and who plays these games for the story? I don't think the original was any better in that regard.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:49 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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and who plays these games for the story?


Me. It's why I loved the first one so much.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:59 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Really? Wow, I thought the story in the original was pretty weak. I play games like this for the fun gameplay, and RPGs for the good story. I feel that the gameplay has been very much improved in the sequel. Seriously, no mention of the Mind Trick power in the review? I though it was a great new feature.
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I have played it and so far loving it, the Boss battles are great. Can't understand the bad reviews at all, its way more polished than the first, a pretty game, I can see myself playing this lots of times on all difficulty levels and surprisingly I am happy I got this game. This and Castlevania are the surprise games for me this year. Now all I have to do is save for Kinect on 18th Nov! Anyone wanna buy a slightly used PlayStation move Starter Pack and Sports Champions!?!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:30 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Seriously, no mention of the Mind Trick power in the review? I though it was a great new feature.


Hmmm, well:

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...while new force powers are fun to mess around with, they do little to improve or enhance gameplay which has essentially remained dormant for two years...


There's your mention, and trust me, that's all the commentary that this 'new feature' deserves. It's fun, but not something to get excited about. Sort of like Full Auto.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:38 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sort of like Full Auto.


Oh no he didn't! *snap
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:14 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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The joke's on him, he called Full Auto fun. icon_razz.gif I wouldn't know though, I haven't played it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:27 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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^Wut?

Anyway, I have high respects for the scores you give out Mr Kontoudis, so I trust your score.

With that said though, having a blast with it on the PC. It's a bit annoying with some of the sh**ty optimisations and minor issues, but it looks freaking incredible and is just a lot of fun to play. I think Castlevania was my story game, while this is more my "kill everyone with my Godlike powers" game. It's just fun throwing people around.

Guilty pleasure.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:01 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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^Wut?


So much for trying to be clever. I reviewed Full Auto 2, not the original. Get your facts right before having a dig at me.
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^But they were both s**t so what's the difference? icon_confused.gif
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They're still two different games though. Yeah, it means little, I know. Anyway, let's just leave it at that. I know I probably should stop commenting on reviews I don't agree with, yep.
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I kind of liked the first. Mainly because the story, and blowing away stormtroopers was a blast. A shame it seems like it's the same game with better graphic and a so-so story. Might rent it some time.

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Disappointing to see that the second hasn't shaped up to be a quality title. I had quite a lot of fun with the first.
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This is the best and most accurate review I've read of this game.

I beat this game in 4 hours. The credits rolled, and I just sat there blinking with confusion and anger !

There better be a lot of free DLC coming (hahahahaha yeah right)
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admeister wrote:
I know I probably should stop commenting on reviews I don't agree with, yep.

Which must be pretty much every review since you seem to find the flimsiest reason to like any game that comes your way. As far as objective opinions go, yours aren't. Which I guess is the target audience for this game. Normally, you'd just lump "Star Wars nut" in to the unobjective opinion category, but there's always exceptions it seems.

I'm not at all surprised the game turned out the way it did. There's no reason to buy this game over a budget-priced copy of the original Force Unleashed also sitting on the shelf.
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I loved the first game - played through 2 toimes and got both endings... spoilt it for a few here on PALGN (am still sorry about this) for which I got major negs and deservedly so...

This one I purchased last night, started playing at 10.05 and finished at 02.35 - I didnt think games could be that short - even on easy ... worse was the storyline and the ridiculous dip in gameplay and controls from the first game...

good think I bought from EB - have called them and they said I could return it ...

very dissapointed Lucasarts.... very dissapointed...

I feel 6 for this game is being very generous..
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Finished.

Wtf? Bitterly disappointed. Totally should've been a WHOLE lot longer.

It's a lot of fun, but it so deserves the beating it gets.
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I have absolutely no intention of buying this until the price drops considerably. The first one was over rated anyway. The story was decent but Starkiller bugged me. How was he able to pull down a Star Destroyer in the original? If Yoda can't do it, then he shouldn't be able to. And the multiple ending didn't really fit into the universe either. Very disappointing and it looks like number two is even more so.

I'm glad I spent my money on Vanquish instead.
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