Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Review

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
For the first time in a few years, I had opportunity yesterday to play a new game through from start to finish in one sitting. No, this does not mean that my ability to succeed at games has diminished over the years, but it does reflect on my lack of time to assign to the task. Whatever reasons or excuses I do cite, though, don’t change the fact that yesterday was a fulfilling day in the realm of gaming.

Having always been a fan of the Star Wars universe and games produced by Lucas Arts, I was incredibly excited to see how they would translate the lightsaber duels and use of the force into game play motions for use on the Wii. Needless to say, they did not disappoint. While playing through the intro and opening few missions, I was somewhat put off by the apparent lackluster visuals in the story scenes. The characters look amazing, and the motion, for the most part, is quite believable, but in the realm of the space battles and texturing of the imperial Star Destroyers and other large ships, there was an apparent disinterest to detail. However, I can’t let a few visuals stop me from trying to immerse myself into the game mechanics and story: after all, this is Star Wars. So, after I got over the initial awkwardness of trying to familiarize myself with the controls, I set out on the adventure. Continue reading →