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GameLemon (Oct 09, 2008)
Star Wars is bankable. You know it, I know it, and LucasArts sure a heck knows it. But if they're going to keep making games like this one, I think we can all rest a bit easier knowing that the future of Star Wars games is pretty safe. If you're not a fan of the saga, you may not be as swept away by this game as some, and you probably didn't read this far into the article anyway. But if you're like me and enjoy anything Star Wars related, you're sure to get some fun out of the deal.
Game Informer Magazine (Sep, 2008)
The Force Unleashed isn’t the ultimate Star Wars game — KOTOR is still king in my book. But, as advertised, it amplifies this mystical power in new ways to delivers exciting gameplay and unforgettable Star Wars moments. It’ll leave you wanting more, but take my word for it, it’s worth playing just to see Vader Force-throw wookiees.
Cheat Code Central (Sep, 2008)
For Star Wars fans, there is a lot here to love. The game looks great, controls well, is fun to play, and has a great storyline that you won’t want to miss. Add to that a huge helping of fan service waiting to be discovered (no spoilers) and you’ve got one of the best Star Wars games in recent memory. Despite its few minor flaws, The Force Unleashed is truly an excellent and entertaining experience that shouldn’t be overlooked, whether you are a fan of Star Wars or not.
Gameplayer (Australia) (Sep 16, 2008)
It was a case of simply too much, too early. So grandiose is LucasArts’ vision for the perfect next-gen Star Wars experience that their attempt here doesn’t quite gel together in places a game with less to offer, but a more streamlined objective may have had few problems. But you’d have to be quite the jaded gamer to let such superficial issues impend on your decision as to whether or not to play this game. The truth of the matter is that Star Wars: The Forced Unleashed is an enormously fun game, which will suck you in with its story, frequently blow your mind with its visuals and, perhaps most importantly, will fulfil your Jedi fantasies like never before. And that, Star Wars fans, is worth the price of admission alone.
ZTGameDomain (Sep 30, 2008)
Overall, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a very worthy addition to any gamers collection. The unlockables and amazing force powers offer plenty of replay value, and the story is top notch. Anyone who calls themselves a Star Wars fan needs to experience this game, if only for the narrative which really adds a lot to the main canon. In the end, the game does exactly as the title promises, showing you just exactly how bad ass the power of the Force can be.
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) (Sep 24, 2008)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a very good game. The story is engaging, the graphics are incredible and the mood fits with the classic three films. It is the best Star Wars game on the current gaming consoles and it is a very satisfying experience.
Futuregamez.net (Sep 17, 2008)
If you're a Star Wars fan such as myself, this is a bit of a no-brainer. It expands upon the mythology of the franchise with some key plotlines and moments and does it with much bravado. While there are some small disappointments they don't detract from the overall experience that is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
TheHDRoom (HDR) (Sep 15, 2008)
Though difficult to adhere to so close to release, the best advice to enjoy The Force Unleashed at its fullest is to temper those out-of-control expectations a bit. Take solace in knowing a strong new narrative chapter of the Star Wars saga is about to unfold, even if it isn't necessarily the most well-rounded or replay-able Star Wars videogame experience ever released.
Norrköpings Tidningar (Sep 26, 2008)
Styrkan i TFU ligger i fysiken som stundtals tar andan av en, miljöerna är underbara och storyn (skriven av Lucas själv) passar väl in i den övriga berättelsen. Jag har egentligen bara par mindre klagomål. Det första gäller själva striderna som ibland slutar med att man står och hackar på något helt annat än fienden, kameran är inte alltid till hjälp med andra ord vilket blir frustrerande med tiden. Jag tycker också att ansiktena kunde gjorts snyggare. Dessutom borde det finnas någon form av förbud mot att ha precionshopp i ett spel med så rörlig kamera. Allt för ofta faller man ner och tvingas göra om långa spelsekvenser.
UOL Jogos (Sep 19, 2008)
"Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" não é exatamente o clássico instantâneo que muitos esperavam, mas cumpre o prometido com uma mecânica bastante sólida de ação em terceira pessoa, agregando elementos dos jogos de plataforma e RPG com sucesso. É uma experiência tipicamente "single-player" e, por mais curta que seja, é bastante intensa e divertida. Mesmo com seus problemas, é um jogo muito bom, que pode ser apreciado tanto pelos fãs mais ardorosos quanto por quem não está nem aí para a série.
PTGamers (Sep 20, 2008)
Muito bem, voltemos à pergunta inicial: “Será que cumpriu?” Em parte sim e em parte não. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed chega-nos com uma história maravilhosa, que chega a ter a capacidade de nos dar uma nova perspectiva dos filmes pertencentes à trilogia original. Para os fãs, este é um produto essencial, mesmo que esteja longe de ser um título de elite no que diz respeito a videojogos baseados no universo. A sua jogabilidade, considerando a tecnologia que edificou o projecto, merecia ser bem melhor, o que não quer dizer que estejamos perante algo incapaz de proporcionar horas de puro entretenimento. Fico satisfeito em saber que a LucasArts já começou a forjar nova ideias para futuras sequelas, pois Force Unleashed continua a prometer, mesmo que a sua versão final já se encontre entre nós.
Daily Game (Sep 15, 2008)
And really, "giddy" is the best word to describe how we felt during about one-third of the 10-12 hours it took us to beat The Force Unleashed. The gameplay has some issues, as discussed above, but the plot and Star Wars "vibe" delivered a level of excellence we never expected. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the ultimate bridge between Episodes III and IV, and it tells the type of story that Star Wars fans deserved but didn't receive from the prequels. In spite of its gameplay snafus, The Force Unleashed pushed us forward through its narrative in a way few games have, and had it not been for the aforementioned gameplay frustrations, we'd have scored the game higher. As a Star Wars video game, The Force Unleashed just takes too many missteps to be a masterpiece. But as Star Wars canon, The Force Unleashed does very little wrong.
GamingExcellence (Sep 30, 2008)
Overall, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a pretty good game. Seeing Force powers used like this for the first time ever is an immense joy, and throwing Stormtroopers and crushing AT-ST is greatly satisfying. The story alone is enough to pick up a copy and give it a try. If you are a Star Wars fan, you owe it to yourself to add this to your collection.
Deeko (Oct 06, 2008)
I'd like to say that Force Unleashed is really a game that is at the cusp of being ahead of its time. There are a few things that could have been more finely polished and bugs to work out, but it's very minor. If people are going to hang on that, then that's fine, when is Star Wars NOT hated? I personally think that after spending over 20 hours with the game, I want to spend another 20 more because of the things I haven't tried yet. Sure, a good portion of the game looks the same, but grabbing a guy and throwing him around like a rag doll is just too much fun. If you are a Star Wars fan, it is worth getting this game. Yes, the game creates little inconsistencies between the two trilogies, but you'll have to get over it. If you aren't a fan, it is still a game that is incredibly fun to play. The game takes a lot of time to figure out how to complete but when you do finally figure out the puzzles, it becomes an experience well worth the admission price.
3D Juegos (Sep 15, 2008)
A pesar de ser algo repetitivo, El Poder de la Fuerza es un título de acción en tercera persona realmente interesante. Los defectos de IA y la reiterativa forma de solventar los combates son aspectos que no nos deben distraer del hecho de que estamos ante un videojuego llamativo, ambicioso y en el que la acción no da ni un respiro.
AusGamers (Sep 16, 2008)
Don't get me wrong, there are more than enough memorable gameplay moments throughout. Taking on a Bull Rancor, destroying countless Chicken Walkers and killing various Jedi among much more I don't want to spoil for you all created an awesome Star Wars experience on singular levels, but the definitive glue between each of these moments just wasn't what it should have been; leaving the legacy of the game as one with plenty of ambition, but never quite reaching the plateau it should have. It also ultimately leaves the bridging tale between Episodes III and IV as the only real reason to put up with all the frustration, but true Star Wars fans will be more than thankful as a game that seems to be going nowhere not only manages to tie itself into the overall saga, but also sets itself up as possibly one of the most important Star Wars revelations ever crafted.
IGN Australia (Sep 16, 2008)
Ultimately Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a solid game. It certainly does the Star Wars brand no harm and really does harken back to the original trilogy -- which is a good thing. However, some overlong levels, repetitive enemies and the inconsistent effect of your powers stop this from being great. As it is, it's a lot of fun but once you've played through it a few times it's hard to imagine dusting it off years or even months down the track. Certainly it's better than the Star Wars movie prequels but then so is being hit in the groin with a brick. Overall it's a consistently diverting action title with a few stand-out moments.
Gamer 2.0 (Sep 18, 2008)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an enjoyable game with plenty of action and mementos to keep fans happy for quite some time. While the action never ceases and you are quickly jumped from one planet to the next, the adventure is over quickly (only about eight hours), and with the lack of any multiplayer components there is no reason to head back once you finish. The combat might give you some problems once in a while, but The Force Unleashed is still the best game to arrive in a while branding the Star Wars name and is a true testament to the valor of the Star Wars franchise.
4Players.de (Sep 18, 2008)
Am Ende bleibt eines der besten Star Wars-Games der letzten Jahre, das ein würdiger Nachfolger der ruhmreichen Jedi Knight-Reihe geworden wäre, wenn es sich nicht selbst das Leben unnötig schwer machen würde.
GBase - The Gamer's Base (Oct 12, 2008)
Leider wurde aus The Force Unleashed nicht der erwartete Oberknaller. Dennoch kriegen Fans der Serie ein wahres Schmuckstück präsentiert und auch Macht-Neulinge werden mit diesem Spiel ihre Freude haben. Am Ende scheitert es an kleinen Macken. Die technische Seite hätte überarbeitet werden müssen und auch dem Spielprinzip hätte ein wenig Abwechslung nicht geschadet. So steuert ihr euren Helden über die vorgegebenen Wege und sucht vergeblich nach neuen Herausforderungen. Was mir persönlich aber am meisten fehlte, ist ein Mehrspielermodus. Es gibt einfach nichts cooleres als Lichtschwertduelle unter Freunden. Im Grossen und Ganzen können Star-Wars-Fans aber bedenkenlos zugreifen. Wer nur ein nettes Abenteuer fürs Wochenende sucht, leiht sich das Spiel besser aus!
Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 19, 2008)
Malgré des incohérences et quelques choix discutables, dont un aspect édulcoré un brin agaçant, Le Pouvoir de la Force contentera à coup sûr le fan de l'oeuvre de George Lucas. Ce beat'em all à l'esthétisante plastique offre en effet de purs moments de jouissance qui ne masquent en rien une construction parfois mal pensée, une surenchère de combats à un contre 100 ou tout simplement une histoire ayant parfois des allures de pot-pourri des meilleures scènes de l'hexalogie. Cependant, si on balaye ces défauts et autres bugs, il nous reste un très beau jeu d'action, souvent redondant dans ses mécanismes mais avant tout triomphant quand il s'agit de nous faire ressentir la puissance de la Force.
JeuxActu (Sep 23, 2008)
Il y a donc, ici et là, quelques défauts qui empêchent Star Wars : Le Pouvoir de la Force de briller pleinement. Les fans absolus de l’univers Star Wars seront bien évidemment aux anges de découvrir un jeu bien réalisé et prenant, malgré un héros à l'allure banale. Les autres s’amuseront c'est certain, mais pourront aussi vite se lasser de l’action, la faute à un gameplay à la fois complexe et primaire, à des idées mal exploitées et à système de jeu assez brouillon. En comptant une dizaine d’heures de jeu pour le finir, Star Wars : Le Pouvoir de la Force reste cependant un titre à saluer, ne serait-ce que pour l’investissement de LucasArts Entertainment dans le soft.
Game Shark (Oct 01, 2008)
As good as the game is - aside from the targeting issues and the falling to your death over and over - the story that unfolds is the definite high point. It’s a well paced and engrossing look at the events that happened during the birth of the uprising against the Empire. The voice acting for all the characters is exceptionally well done, the saber combat is refreshing and using your Force powers to push back a crowd of enemies, as they scurry across the floor, is a delight to watch. Although there are some noticeable gameplay issues within it, The Force Unleashed is definitely one of the best Star Wars games to come around in a long while.
Game Arena (Sep 19, 2008)
Despite some flaws The Force Unleashed is still one of the best Star Wars games out there. The story is engrossing and playing around with The Force powers is a treat. You can spend hours picking up Stormtroopers and crashing them in to Tie Fighters, or pushing Rebels off platforms to watch as they hold on for dear life. There’s a lot of room for improvement for a sequel – still, The Force Unleashed is something no Star Wars fan should miss.
GameSpot (Sep 15, 2008)
Once you've completed the game and are the all-powerful Dark Jedi you've always wanted to be, it's remarkably fulfilling to return to Force Unleashed's earlier, better levels to try out the powers and combos you didn't possess on your first play-through of them. Or perhaps you want to experience the second of the game's two endings (a reasonable goal, since one of them is bound to get fans talking) while wearing one of the unlockable costumes. But most players will find that aside from a return to the better areas, once is enough. When the game caters to its strengths, it soars; when it deviates, it flounders. Regardless, it's still a more than worthy entry in a long line of licensed Star Wars games, and a good action game in its own right.
Gameplanet (Sep 23, 2008)
The Force Unleashed will not be a lasting experience. It's fun, but you can't help but feel a tingle of disappointment when thinking of what it could, and should, have been. It also may be a somewhat frustrating experience at times. But if you like Star Wars, you will put up with it. Why you ask? Because of the story. A game with a great story is a rare and beautiful thing but a great Star Wars story? Now that is a truly epic achievement.
Armchair Empire, The (Sep 30, 2008)
Although the Star Wars geek that lurks inside me really loved many elements of the combat, the look of the game and the way the lore and story from the original trilogy and the recent flicks all came together, including a cameo that elicited the "Aw yeah!", I can't help but feel annoyed that more wasn't done to flatten bugs from the final product. Being inside the Death Star while it's being test fired is so, so awesome, but when the sound effects suddenly cut out and all I can hear are my light saber and the John Williams score it made me blanche at giving the game a higher score.
Game Over Online (Oct 09, 2008)
What you wind up with when all is said and done is a neat little chunk of Star Wars fiction wrapped up in a mediocre action game package. As a casual action game on the lower difficulty settings it actually plays pretty well. Improving your Force powers and using them creatively to dispatch an array of foes is good fun provided a sufficient margin for error. Unfortunately on the higher difficulties when that margin thins out, so does the fun. Stormtroopers with the durability of The Terminator and cheap-shotting bosses who snuff you in two hits are very few people’s idea of a good time. Still The Force Unleashed is worth checking out for its story alone, and who knows it might even be instructional. Doesn’t the remote look just a little closer than it was before? Oh yes, The Force is strong in this one.
Peliplaneetta.net (Sep 24, 2008)
Force Unleashed on lopulta liian hiomaton. Jo pelkästään siirryttäessä taukotilaan asetuksia muuttamaan peli latailee sekuntien ajan, vaikka PS3-versio on pakko asentaa kovalevylle. Ohjaus ei myöskään ole tarpeeksi tarkkaa, ja loppujen lopuksi kaikenlainen tekninen kikkailu ei ole tuonut peliin erityisen mielenkiintoista pelattavaa. Suunnittelijat ovat yrittäneet miellyttää kaikkia ja tehdä pelaamisesta nopeasti omaksuttavaa, mutta tämä on johtanut vain siihen, ettei pelaaminen tunnu erityisen hauskalta.
IGN (Sep 15, 2008)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a valiant effort at rejuvenating the largely underwhelming Star Wars videogame franchise. Some of the technology here is a little too far ahead of its time, though that could prove to be promising for future installments. Uninspired level design and some tedious enemy battles mar an experience that gives you power over the Force like we've never really seen before. While it's far from perfect, Star Wars fans will find that it's worth playing through simply for its story and the ability to use the Force in fairly awesome ways.
Computer Bild Spiele (Oct 01, 2008)
Die Macht ist schon eine Wucht. Wie ein ausgewachsener Hurrikan schlägt der Schüler eine Schneise der Zerstörung durch seine Gegnerschar. Spielerisch bedeutet das nicht selten puren Chaos, weil auch die Technik nicht immer perfekt mitspielt. Grafisch beeindrucken vor allem die Zwischenfilme, in denen eine spannende Star-Wars-Geschichte erzählt wird. Allerdings unterbrechen sie den Spielablauf auch oft auf unsanfte und störende Weise. Die Spielabschnitte "Raxus Prime" und "Felucia" sind dagegen eher langweilig und in matschigen Farben gehalten. Dennoch ein "guter" Machtkampf.
Worth Playing (Sep 16, 2008)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed can often be a frustrating mess. There are tons of polish issues and questionable design choices. Even with a 2.5GB install onto the PS3, there is still far too much loading. However, when everything works, there's just something innately satisfying about being able to kill dozens of Stormtroopers with the flick of your wrist. Chances are that if you're a big Star Wars buff, you'll love the game, but most gamers will probably see a bug-ridden title with an interesting premise and wonder what all of the fuss is about.
Fragland.net (Oct 07, 2008)
The expectations were high for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed but unfortunately the game can't fullfil them all. For true Star Wars fans this will be a great game, but for those that checked out the movies once this will just feel as another unfinished title.
PlayFrance (Sep 18, 2008)
Avec un scénario qui crée une passerelle parfaite entre les épisodes III et IV de la saga, Le Pouvoir de la Force est un incontournable pour tous les fans de Star Wars qui ont toujours voulu savoir ce qui s'était passé durant cette période. Si le gameplay du jeu est lui aussi plutôt bien conçu, ses lacunes techniques aussi bien dans le contrôle du personnage que dans les graphismes le cantonnent au rang de titre sympathique alors que l'on espérait tenir là un véritable hit. Reste que si certains passages sont particulièrement éprouvants pour les nerfs, d'autres se révèlent jouissifs au possible !
GamePro (US) (Sep 16, 2008)
Make no mistake: you can have a lot of fun with The Force Unleashed. One of the greatest joys during my time with the game was revisiting the more entertaining early levels with all my new tricks intact. But as I alternated at will between electrocuting goons, uncorking floods of psychokinetic rage, and blasting everything to hell and gone, I couldn't help but wish that the rest of the game underscored that early sense of freedom, instead of slowly collapsing your options and sabotaging the otherwise expansive combat possibilities.
GameDaily (Sep 15, 2008)
'After the credits roll, Force Unleashed isn't the end-all, be-all interactive Star Wars experience but it manages to showcase some interesting new game technology and is a mostly fun virtual slugfest that's worth killing a few hours to experience. It will at least inspire you to dust off those Star Wars DVDs and relive the magic all over again.
videogamer.com (Sep 16, 2008)
Being Darth Vader's apprentice isn't an easy job and neither is making one of the most hyped Star Wars games of recent memory. On the whole LucasArts has done an admirable job and succeeded in making a highly entertaining action romp that gamers (Star Wars fans or not) will enjoy. It's far from the finished article though, with too many niggles and flaws to compete with the best the genre has to offer. If you like the idea of messing with some storm troopers to the extent that it verges on Force-fuelled torture we recommend you give The Force Unleashed a look.
Gamervision (Sep 25, 2008)
Just as is the case with prequels, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed provides insight into the dark areas of the Star Wars Universe while being flawed in many ways. For anyone who considers themselves a fan of the series I would recommend a purchase, there is definite replay value in repeating earlier levels with newly gained abilities, and many of the game’s flaws fade into the background when your character is powerful enough to dominate a level. There are challenge rooms, unlockable costumes and different modifications for your Lightsaber, so there is plenty to find on repeated plays through, as well as the satisfaction of occasionally going back to the first level and Force Choking hundreds of Wookies again and again. For casual fans of the Star Wars movies and everyone else, I recommend renting it, just to see the technological achievement in the title and a glimpse into what the future of gaming holds.
Thunderbolt Games (Oct 01, 2008)
The Force Unleashed is ahead of its time. That's not necessarily a compliment, however. Let me explain; with all of the new technology implemented within the game, it feels like a mediocre game from the future. The camera is rubbish, and the controls are hard to wrestle with thanks to that; and of course, let's not forget that the level design tends to hover between infuriating and boring in some places. Still, there's nothing else quite like it on the market, and the story really is worth experiencing for Star Wars fans - it's clear that a lot of effort went into it, but the resulting gameplay problems just knock the emotional and technical achievements down a peg.
DarkZero (Oct 03, 2008)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an essential play for any fan of George Lucas’ creation. Unfortunately, the gameplay feels a tad repetitive, un-ambitious and never quite lives up to the superb storytelling. As Yoda might say, - “Lazy level design is the path to the dark side. Lazy level design leads to irritation. Irritation leads to apathy. Apathy leads to mediocre review score.”
PSX Extreme (Sep 23, 2008)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed won't be one of the games I'll remember as being poor, but I also won't look back on it years from now and feel nostalgic. The end result of this ambitious title feels rather average, as the gameplay suffers from redundancy, lack of fluidity, lack of speed, and lack of multiplayer. The story is solid, using your force powers is fun, the audio is great, and the visuals are decent...but those don't fix the core issues of The Force Unleashed. Rent this one, play it for the story, and return it. It's a 10 hour game, with not much else after the story.
GameZone (Sep 23, 2008)
As a huge Star Wars fan and anticipator of The Force Unleashed, I wanted nothing more than to love and be in awe of this game. But every time it did something lovely, it did several other things that were the complete opposite. It's worth playing (not worth owning) for the cool factor it achieves, but you'd be wise to try and forget the hype and contain your anticipation before diving in.
gameZine (UK) (Sep 29, 2008)
So, to summarise for all those people who skip to the end of reviews, this is an absolutely fantastic game with no flaws whatsoever, but I’m only giving it a low score because there isn’t a bloody PC version.
Play Magazine (Sep 25, 2008)
However, without its Star Wars veneer, The Force Unleashed would be little more than a stripped-down version of God Of War – solid and well-crafted version, but a stripped-down version nonetheless. It remains fun to play in spite of its problems, there are plenty of secrets to uncover and separate story paths to follow and there’s even the chance to dress up your hero in some snazzy Dark Side attire. The Force Unleashed provides the most satisfying experience with a Lightsaber yet – it’s just a shame it never lives up to the promise of that first level.
Giant Bomb (Sep 15, 2008)
Overall, the story is the main thing that I'll remember about The Force Unleashed--I found it to be more satisfying than the last three movies combined. Though you go in sort of knowing how it has to end, since it has to lead into Star Wars, there are plenty of significant events occurring throughout. It's enjoyable to watch it all unfold. That said, it's unfortunate that the game isn't a bit more even, because the constant flips from too easy to too hard really drag things down and prevent The Force Unleashed from being great. But even with its lengthy list of caveats, The Force Unleashed is still one of the best Star Wars games to be released in quite some time.
GameSpy (Sep 15, 2008)
Depending on your ardor for all things "Star Wars," you might be able to forgive the flaws of The Force Unleashed and appreciate it as another piece of Lucas' greater narrative puzzle. It's certainly got the sleek authenticity one would associate with a "Star Wars" film. If you're not a Jedi fan, you'll likely be disappointed that the gameplay doesn't quite live up to the production values on display. Awkward controls and handling largely dilute the fun of "kicking ass with the Force," especially during a few big moments toward the end. The Force Unleashed spins an entertaining yarn, but its gameplay prevents it from becoming a rich contributor to "Star Wars'" interactive tapestry.
Game Revolution (Sep 15, 2008)
It is unfortunate that the setbacks are so blatant, because the title really draws from the rich Star Wars mythos and makes you experience the power of the force. But with the lack of gameplay polish, The Force Unleashed, like the secret apprentice himself, simply doesn't always play well with the other children..
Gamekult (Sep 24, 2008)
S'adressant évidemment aux fans de la saga Star Wars, le Pouvoir de la Force sait se montrer séduisant, tentant, comme le côté obscur en somme... Grâce aux aptitudes conférées par la Force, les combats du jeu pourront se révéler vraiment fun, défoulants, voire grisants pour peu que l'on se laisse envahir par ses penchants sadiques. Mais, comme le côté obscur, il y a une lourde contrepartie à payer pour goûter à cette puissance. Tout simplement, sur trop d'aspects, le jeu ne semble pas fini comme il devrait. Cela va des aléas des graphismes jusqu'aux sérieux problèmes de maniabilité qui rendent certains passages atroces à jouer. Difficile donc de fermer les yeux sur ces problèmes qui nuisent énormément au plaisir de jeu. Reste à savoir si votre dévouement à l'oeuvre de Lucas et votre attirance pour le côté obscur saura vous aider à surmonter le léger manque de considération de LucasArts qui a sans doute trop précipité la sortie d'un jeu aussi attendu.
Gamekult (Sep 24, 2008)
Tout simplement, sur trop d'aspects, le jeu ne semble pas fini comme il devrait. Cela va des aléas des graphismes jusqu'aux sérieux problèmes de maniabilité qui rendent certains passages atroces à jouer. Difficile donc de fermer les yeux sur ces problèmes qui nuisent énormément au plaisir de jeu. Reste à savoir si votre dévouement à l'oeuvre de Lucas et votre attirance pour le côté obscur saura vous aider à surmonter le léger manque de considération de LucasArts qui a sans doute trop précipité la sortie d'un jeu aussi attendu.
1UP (Sep 15, 2008)
Star Wars geeks will undoubtedly enjoy the story to some extent...as long as they can excuse some manipulation of canon to accommodate it. Certain plot points just don't make much sense in terms of the timeline -- for example, how long the Jedi actually stick around after Episode III -- but as George Lucas has shown, it doesn't seem like the timeline developed by the three original movies holds much weight, anyhow. Even the most hardcore Star Wars fans will be disappointed in what could've been an opportunity to highlight the true power of the Force.
Gamer.nl (Sep 19, 2008)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed kent veel potentie, maar weet dit nauwelijks te benutten. Het verhaal en de physics mogen dan wel een nieuwe dimensie aan het Star Wars-universum toevoegen, maar de talloze technische mankementen en de beperkt uitgewerkte spelelementen doen het spel volledig de das om. Door de geweldige marketing zal het spel ongetwijfeld als warme broodjes over de toonbank gaan, maar LucasArts heeft blijkbaar nog altijd niet van haar fouten geleerd
G4 TV: X-Play (Sep, 2008)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed should have been much better than it is. The concepts are solid, the story is excellent, and the characters sustain. Aesthetically it is a beautiful piece of work. It's just not all that much fun to play, especially when bugs have left parts of the game incomplete. Fans should rent it and go through the story to see what happens to the apprentice and the key events in Star Wars history he takes part in, but they shouldn't expect to have much fun between the cutscenes.