Julkaistu 19. huhtikuu.
If you’re looking for a great game, please stop here. This game isn’t great, it’s not even good. Mediocre would describe it best. Star Wars the Force Unleashed 2 is rather bland. Here is a breakdown of the game:
• Graphics: The game looks nice. Nice crisp visuals help make the game look good. The rain on Kamino looks amazing, and the destructible environments make the visuals pretty. 7/10
• Framrate: Playing on PC is not recommended as the game isn’t optimized well. You’ll run into problems similar to the predecessor. Low framerate. The game tries, but ultimately fails to stay at 30FPS, with frequent drops to as low as 11FPS. As I was playing on the PC, not being able to make the game run at 60FPS, as I do most other games, with the constant drops make this a painful sore on my eyes. 2/10
• Gameplay: This is much like driving your first car. It feels amazing at first. You feel like you have all the power in the universe, but then you take a second to realize how boring driving really is. The game tries to throw a few curves your way, but by now you know how your car runs, and these curves really do nothing but slow you down a little. You fight the same enemies over and over again, with the only variation being the combination of the enemies. You can take everything down with your lightsaber. Very little thought is needed to mow down the enemies. You can spice it up using some combinations, but the X-X-X-X combination is really all you need. A few enemies are hard to hit, and you just have to throw a little lightning at them, but that’s all you need to do. The bosses are not much better. All you have to do is learn a simple pattern, and lather, rinse, repeat. They don’t change how they’re acting, and the get predictable really fast. 4/10
• Level design: The levels don’t really resonate well. They are long, and filled with the same waves of enemies over and over again. The platforming bits mix it up a little bit, and in my opinion, the best levels are the ones where you are falling. You have to dodge out of the way of incoming objects, or you can blast them aside with a force push. But that’s it. Platforming becomes a chore in this game, and sometimes it’s just rather frustrating. 3/10
• Story: The story jumps around, and all you ever seem to do is teleport to wherever the plot says you have to go with nothing really tying it all together. The jump between level one and two is rather Jarring. You escape from the cloning facility on Kamino when Vader is about to kill you, and then all of sudden you are trying to track down your old master from the last game. No explanation. The romantic side of the story is lacking, and feels half ♥♥♥♥♥. 2/10
• Length: The game is short. Painfully so. You can beat this game in a matter of hours with no difficulty. You will get to the final level and feel like the game is half over at best. You can beat this game in about 4 hours, if you include the cutscenes. If you ignore the cutscenes, it ranges between 2 and 3 hours at most. The most replayability you get is from playing with a different costume, such as a Storm trooper or Boba Fett. 3/10
All in all, this game feels like it shouldn’t exist. It adds nothing new to the lore, which as of this writing is non canon, but regardless. The game is short, doesn’t feel great, the story is lacking, but it looks nice. Don’t play this game, it will leave you with an empty feeling inside. Nothing is really of note. If you really want to play this game, then I suggest you get it heavily marked down, or like I did and get it in a bundle where you only paid a few dollars for. My final scoring of the game is a 3.5/10.