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Monday, September 22, 2008

NanoGeekTech: Sony PS3 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Nano Review

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the classic example why I am 100% in favor of console specific exclusives. SW: TFU does a great job of capturing the Star Wars universe and at the same time expanding it into a totally new franchise with tons of marketing potential. Many die-hard fans would appreciate the plot of Stat Wars: The Force Unleashed, Lucas Arts does a great job to establish a link to the Apprentice and how his actions was relevant to the Star Wars universe as we know it.

Star Wars: the Force Unleashed could be the best Star Wars game to date but it failed majorly in its own little ways. The graphic for ST: TFU are clean and crisp nothing really jaw dropping. This is were being a console specific exclusive could help SW: TFU. It feels Lucas Arts had to created a game engine that was flexible enough to be ported onto numerous platforms, this helped dumb down the graphic and SW: TFU it was not allowed to reach its maximum graphical potential. There are moments in SW: TFU that looks good but nothing really that would blow you away. The realization of the Star Wars Universe is done well and engaging enough to be fairly entertaining.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed makes using the force a love hate relationship. There are many points in the game where the targeting system for your force powers becomes the biggest pain in the ass experience especially during Boss battles. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed suffers its biggest blow with this type of Loise Gussie controls and half ass force targeting system. The controls are not bad enough to deter your enjoyment of SW: TFU but it will make you spill verbal vomit from time to time at your HD Display.

My Verdict: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a good rental first and if you enjoy it you can fork over an additional $59.99. The plot is very good, the graphic are good nothing spectacular, and the music is pure digital Star Wars, and the controls needs to be revised or slightly tweaked but overall Star Wars: the Force Unleashed is still a fun and playable game. Replay value is not there especially without trophy support, its a one a done game once you beat it you may want to trade it in on LBP. One thing that makes me want to recommend the Xbox 360 version over the Sony PS3 is the absents of trophies. SW: TFU is a good game and trophies could have added another layer of fun.

Graphics: B-
Audio:B+
Replay:C-
Controls:C
Overall score:C+
Recommended: Rental

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