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1Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:22 am

Royta/Raeng

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So with them being Xbox One X Enhanced titles, I've recently been going back to my old favourite: The Force Unleashed. And here I go talking about it!

The games are pretty unique in that they are action games that focus on ring-outs, ranged attacks and collision/physics for offense. You can force-grab enemies and hold them close to their friends, they'll try to grab their buddy for support, at which point you'll yank them both out the airlock for an instant death. You can ram windows open to have them get sucked into outer space. Use kinetic blasts to send them flying into a wall for wall-damage. And this works on nearly all the foes, even later Berserkers for instance can be tossed out of the sky. It also plays nicely with enemy variety with some foes having certain resistances paired with weaknesses, Enforcers are immune to your grabs but once you hit them with enough lightning they'll be opened up and can be tossed.

Most levels also have unique little things going on that you can activate for little bonus damages or insta-kills, toying around with the enviroment. Some plants can be thrown, or in a space station there's a lot of crates you can just ram into other enemies for huge damage.

Just so much little things in this game. There's fun exploration with actual rewards for doing so (extra XP to buy new skills, lightsaber colours and crytals with bonusses).

The sequel is more streamlined, less to toy with but sports more solid framerate and less buggy controls at times. Should be noted that the first one also has a fantastic story, rare for this genre.

This review, while a tad long, does a decent job in the first 10 minutes after which he complains about how difficult it is and unfair blablabla:




Anyone else here play these games? What was your take on it?

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2Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:09 am

Nadster


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I enjoyed the two games! I've been wanting to talk about them. You took the words from my mouth. I will say that it also has a training room(the first one anyway). I did love the cosmetics. I do need to find and get the USE since the DLC from the PSN store is gone. It feels like in the second game there was things removed but replaced with other stuff. I was a little upset. It didn't really bother me that much though. If a third game happens, I hope we can switch from one to two lightsabers. There was one thing that I am presently bothered with.

3Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:13 am

Royta/Raeng

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The third game was apparently pretty deep in development, but got axed when Disney took over like some other Star Wars games. I do wonder if they'll try to put Galen back in the current setting.

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4Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:07 am

Birdman


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I played the first hour or so years ago of one of these games. I think it started you playing as Darth in some village.

I found it kinda hard to play. The physics were weird and floaty, though reading your post it sounds much better than I thought.

5Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:24 am

RedShot


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I remember I liked the first game, the second one had some improvements but it was too short and with a bland story. I bought it because I was a SW fan but I didn't know much about action games at that time. Never played the dlc, is it good? I don't have the ps3 versions anymore, but I could buy them on Steam in the future. The only problem is that the PC version doesn't have the dlc.

6Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:49 am

Royta/Raeng

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Force Unleashed 1 has all the DLC on steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/32430/STAR_WARS__The_Force_Unleashed_Ultimate_Sith_Edition/

I also played them way before I got into 'action games' as I am now, but I remember really liking them and was surprised to see them hold up so well. Lots of fun mechanics, actually difficulty, good story etc. It really has the whole nine-yards.

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7Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:02 pm

hedfone

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Have you played the steam versions? The reviews seem to think they don't run too good. I played the first game when it came out and loved it, but I was a casual action game player then, don't remember much of the depth. I just wishlisted them both.

8Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:05 pm

RedShot


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Oh ok, then it's only the second game without the dlc.

9Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:42 pm

Royta/Raeng

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Haven't played the PC version, the title runs pretty good on One X though thankfully. But you never know with older games. My PC still struggles with some old games.

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10Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:21 pm

RedShot


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I've just tried the PS2 version. Same name but different game made by a different team. There are other battles, you can't change the difficulty and the camera is very bad with a faulty lock-on. It's not a bad game by any means, just a simpler and less refined version than the HD one.

Here's a video

11Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:17 am

Royta/Raeng

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I like how different the game is though, it still looks pretty solid, like a pretty niche action title. Might give it a go one time when I can get my hands on it. I still love how in the first chapter you're Vader, such a simple but effective way to teach you how to play the game.

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12Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Wed May 01, 2019 6:02 am

Nadster


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I played the PSP version. I liked it but it has been a very long time since I played it. By the way, I am playing this again in a long time to get the Sith Master Trophy. I'm facing the boss Kazdan Paratus and get this: he isn't moving. I tried everything.

13Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Wed May 01, 2019 7:41 am

Royta/Raeng

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Sounds like a really weird bug, though the game is filled with them sadly. Game really could benefit from some layers of polish.

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14Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Wed May 01, 2019 8:05 am

Nadster


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Pretty much. If you let Galen stand for too long then the pause menu would appear.

15Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series Empty Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series on Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:00 am

GodModeGOD

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I don't know shit about the 'last gen' (at the time) versions other than that they are almost completely different (with some different levels, fights, foes, powers, etc.). The 'current gen' (not so much now) was bugged as Hell, too. "The Glitch Unleashed" it was affectionately referred to by myself, SBK and findlestick. The latter took my few findings and really ran with them (adding his own and really applying the tools given). Sadly, no runners were interested. Very few videos came out for vanilla VH, much less challenge conditions. Can't recall a competent speedrun, either. Think AKheon (maybe) pushed for it, but to no avails with SDA. I tried to get other runners, but SBK was really all I had here. Royboy already linked to my talks with him during his runs in the past (though not my run coverage *which I think may be lost to time for the most part other than some demo testing and my talk during evaluations, sadly*). Can't remember if he eventually experienced the DLCs.

I know the Gent tried SWFU2 to a great extent than I (who was gravely disappointed in it *that cunt Lucas halved their dev cycle out of spite while mentioning his disdain for being told how the Force worked and the MC being called "Starkiller" as that was the original handle for Skywalkers*). Some things held promise, but a lot went very, very wrong. Still wish the DLCs it had were in SWFU1. Really liked being able to air grab without needing to do some NG shit with a combo that on-hit leads into the throw. Didn't want dual wield as the base. Rage taking things to 11 is cute, but seemed an excuse to nerf non-rage to an extent. Think they lost Aerial Strike (among other things). Never fixed some of the oversights from before. Got ripostes, which is swell. Some atrocious areas, foes, bosses, etc. if I remember right (only lightly sampled directly). Mind Trick was a good foundation for a new power. I could say a lot (a whole lot, actually) regarding these titles even rusted as I am now (mostly to do with wishlists, but to a lesser extent talking shop for 'what was' versus 'what never was').

NOTE: Don't know shit about the PC version (never knew of a PSP one). And just fixing things can be dangerous as some of the bugs are desirable (and they are a ton like this to go with all the bad stuff *then there are the things that are not bugs that just suck ass through a coffee straw as with being stunfucked for lack of i-frames in get-up animations in general while being accosted by Purges from half a level away*). Hard to trust devs to know what to stabilize (making it legit), keep (acknowledging as a non-exploit), fix, etc.

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