You know, I've played this game through three times (twice on the XBOX, once on PC) and I still don't see why this game was so panned by the critics. Perhaps it was the natural reaction to how overly hyped it was, but that in and of itself doesn't make it a bad game. Sure, there are some bugs (freezes) and the graphics engine weren't exactly cutting-edge, but as far as the presentation, story and music, and gameplay, which I personally thought to be well done (I liked the "flick targeting" system). No game has ever done Star Wars-style force powers better (especially the telekinesis...being able to bash enemies against walls, throw them into deep space or hurl inanimate objects against them is oh-so-gratifying). It almost seems as if most of the reviewers played it for a couple of hours, at most, before Gideon gains his powers and the story starts to get good. A shame that the story will more than likely never be finished...
I just read Michael's review, and I'm definitely giving this one a go as soon as possible. Thanks for the heads up.