Star Wars – The Force Unleashed Reviewed For the Wii

Star Wars – The Force Unleashed Reviewed For the Wii

Well after a short wait I’ve got my copy of the The Force Unleashed. I’ve finished it over two days. The Force Unleashed has been released on all platforms, meaning you can get it on the Wii, PS3, Xbox360, PSP, Nintendo DS and for that matter also on the PC. This review will concentrate mainly on the The Force Unleashed for the Wii (but many of the suggestions will be applicable to other platforms). The Wii though has it over other platforms already because of the interactive controls give you the feeling of one with the game – use the Wii Force Son, use the Force ….. seriously though if you want to force push you just push out with the left nunchuck – so much more fun than just pushing a button. Want to swing your light saber – swing the Wii far away.

The story – The Force Unleashed – fits in between episodes 3 & 4 with appearances by Princess Leia (they should have used Carri Fisher’s Voice), Bail Organa, Mon Mothma and others. You truly start the main story as Darth Vader fighting the Wookies hunting down more Jedi. You find one and kill him. You then take on his son as your apprentice. Every level is similar – you fight a bunch of enemies and typically end the level with a battle against a “boss”, either a Jedi, a Force User, a Rancor or a AT-ST.

Once you become Darth Vader’s apprentice you assist in locating and wiping out more Jedi. You go to familiar Star War worlds from all 6 episodes. The Emperor learns Darth Vader has you as his apprentice and is none to please and commands Darth to kill you – which he appears to do.

Vader says he wants you to start a rebellion to keep the Emperor busy. You comply and started building a rebellion. Along the line you learn that Vader killed your Father and you turn to the good side and want to really start a rebellion. This consists of rescuing various senators and destroying some ship yards.

Once you’ve got the council assembled Vader betrays you again and says the whole thing was an elaborate plan to get rid of the Emperor’s enemies and you are disposable in addition. You escape, and go on to rescue the council – in the time of action you fight Vader and then the Emperor. Vader is tough, and the Emperor is insanely tough with a huge repertoire of force powers and he drops explosions of one kind or another and is quicker than you can possibly react – the only way to defeat him is ignore the force powers and just go completely spastic with the light saber – a figure of 8 motion from the wrist on the Wii far away gets some nice saber moves going, if you get to his back go for it as its the best way to weaken him – i.e. a stab in the back. You defeat but decide not to kill him – bad mistake!

You save the council and then ….. die – bit of a let down really and not the traditional way to end the game – but you have to make room for Luke Skywalker and his showdown with Daddy and it wouldn’t be good to have you spoil it all by killing Vader and the Emperor right now.

Oh well your corny death inspires the symbol of the rebellion.

The game also comes with a dual option which method you can have fun fighting your mates. One move you must master press the A button and keep up the Wii far away horizontal – 9pm-3am to block lightening. Once your enemy stops hit him/her with a blast of force push to punish them for attempting to electrocute you. Once you get past just sapping each other, and learning the blocks, your going to have to learn some kick ass light saber moves to win long term.

The game was excellent in terms of playability, music, sound and graphics. Although some worlds were a bit too dark (lights please). The story was basic and really acts only as a base progressing by the levels. My only complaint was princess Leah’s voice sounds crap and nothing like the actors.

If you liked Star Wars – Jedi Outcast, or Stars Wars Jedi Academy – then you are going to like this game.

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