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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the better Star Wars games
The story line is far better than some of the earlier games in the Star Wars franchise, and its great to be able to go to different worlds. The game play can be hard in some sections so you need to safe often.
Published on 14 Oct 2011 by Dark Storm

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1.0 out of 5 stars Cool game, bad port
The game is pretty nice in itself. However, it's obvious the PC was a just a console port and some parts of the game are actually very difficult to play with the PC set-up.
The port is very unoptimized, my GF480 could barely keep up in some situations.
If you have 3d vision this is the last game you want to try. The 3D part is very horrible.
Published on 23 Jun 2010 by Stancu Mara Sorin


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cool game, bad port, 23 Jun 2010
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Stancu Mara Sorin (Adliswil, Switzerland) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Star Wars the Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition Game PC (Video Game)
The game is pretty nice in itself. However, it's obvious the PC was a just a console port and some parts of the game are actually very difficult to play with the PC set-up.
The port is very unoptimized, my GF480 could barely keep up in some situations.
If you have 3d vision this is the last game you want to try. The 3D part is very horrible.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another console-afflicted tragedy., 9 Jun 2010
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Mr. T. L. Smith (Newbury, Berkshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Star Wars the Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition Game PC (Video Game)
First my position, an avid PC gamer who followed the Jedi Knight series until Jedi Academy and was left wanting more, a little disappointed by Knights of the Old Republic. The excitement was immense on hearing of a new installment to the Star Wars collection, and set in such a tumultuous period of the saga. Yet Lucasarts pledged their allegiance to the console and PC fans were left waiting for a PC release that unfortunately just doesn't quite deliver.

The overall assessment: A console game unconvincingly wedged into PC format.

The Good: Stand out good point is the quality, humour and storyline of the cinematics. Graphics are good, characters are realistic and the story keeps you on your toes. The only other real positive is the fact you can still zap, throw and beat up hordes of stormtroopers with a lightsaber, but without the same charm as in the Jedi Knight series. However you can do it with force powers that are rather beefed up compared to previous games.

The Bad: Where is the charm? Where is the great feeling from the original Jedi Knight games? From the console based menu system (using entirely keyboard and not mouse) to the boss fights involving a series of key presses that pop up in order on the screen, all the wonderful elements that have kept me hooked firmly on PC gaming are missing. The camera is like a low cinematic, with keyboard rather than mouse controlling character direction, which would be greatly improved by a more over-the-shoulder angle to catch every blow. The camera in boss fights has that massively frustrating fixed angle where half the time your target is off screen, annoying even on a console. The training room you can access any time is a tacky feature taken from console gaming, this would benefit by being integrated into the storyline. Also, the way you go into the main menu to 'purchase' force powers, upgrades and combos or change costume/lightsaber crystals (which change the colour of the lightsaber and provide buffs) is another console feature that takes away from the reality of the game. Changing lightsaber buffs could have been done real time as a replacement to the lightsaber styles in Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Another excellent feature of that great game is lacking here, which is the gradual improvement of core force powers like jump, push and lightsaber throw. That element of fixed core powers with choices for other force powers upgraded as desired by the player gave a far better and more realistic scope for character development, and could have been so easily retained, even with the new upgrade system based on spheres collected in-game or received after a certain amount of force points are earned (by killing enemies and collecting objects called 'Jedi Holocrons'). In fact there are just too many of the great features we PC fans have come to expect that really gives the realistic game-play and full immersion into a storyline that makes a PC game what it is, missing from The Force Unleashed.

The Ugly: Yes, there is a little of this. The worst feature is, despite the souped-up force powers, the lack of that powerful feeling you got in previous games when you knocked off a group of enemies in particularly stylish Jedi mastery. Again it's a question of realism. Clearly you can't have every enemy dieing the second you blast him with a shot of lightning but this ability feels no more powerful than in Jedi Academy on level three, sometimes even less so as it's spread it quite limited. Also, despite the lack of really impressive combos, the few that do stand out (like Impale) are disappointing. Impale shows your enemy with a lightsaber through his chest while remaining alive afterwards if they still have health. A better solution would be to make this a harder earned skill and be a one shot kill for a range of enemies both weak and more powerful. The lightsaber is also a little disappointing, even in previous games it has been a little "click like your life depends on it". I was hoping this would be fixed. The block feature stops the character moving at all which, when combined with the awful camera means you most often get battered from another angle instead. The lightsaber really needs to be made into more of a fancy swordfighting, in fact, despite the slightly random element to Academy's lightsaber battles I still prefer that. Finally, due to it being a console conversion there is literally no scope to change video settings. I can change brightness, whoop. Thus, performance on levels with a lot of enemies can slow down annoyingly (though it's sometimes hard to tell if it is an intentional slow-mo or not as this seems a little over-used). I don't know if it is the performance aspect or just bad AI but many NPC's have attacks that disable you or knock you down, which have a faster repeating rate that you can get up, very frustrating considering the saving element is done in stages like consoles, and considering due to the camera you character is probably off-screen too.

All-in-all, a good 10 hours hacking, slashing and blowing things up as if you were on a PS3, but without the poise, charm, elegance or realism that makes PC format the best choice for a serious gamer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the better Star Wars games, 14 Oct 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Star Wars the Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition Game PC (Video Game)
The story line is far better than some of the earlier games in the Star Wars franchise, and its great to be able to go to different worlds. The game play can be hard in some sections so you need to safe often.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Definitely NOT a PC Game, 19 July 2010
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This has got to be the best graphics for a Star Wars game i've played, but it is also the worst to play, absolutely horrible! Why? - This is a console game turned into a pc with no attempt at altering the controls for use with a pc. The mouse is all but redundant, it can't be used on the menu screens and has very little control over the character/camera.

- Walking off a platform to your death is irrating in the extreme!
- The boss fights are possibly more of a battle trying to orientate your character than it is killing the boss!

I would not recommend this sadly!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not fun, bad port, 29 Oct 2013
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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30GB!? Nothing in the game justifies the size of the installation.
Truly bad port, hideous key combinations that result in little more than mashing the keyboard.
Camera control is really bad. I have no idea what I am fighting half the time.
Fairly boring plot, all the interesting ideas wasted.
Incredibly repetitive. Very little fun factor. A true waste of money.
Verdict: Should have been left on the console.
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1.0 out of 5 stars very bad, 22 Aug 2013
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i didnt like it because quality was aweful and in-game everything was slow and when i moved things kept multiplying
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1.0 out of 5 stars at least the game discs atually work, 1 Aug 2013
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my item arrived on time , upon inspection when opening what seemed to look like a crack in game case was allot worse it was was heavily damaged and the case was broken and smashed and basically fell to bits when i unpeeled plastic wrapper i held little hope game discs were intact but luckily they were to mee this game instantly looked like a cheap knock of made to look legit as the the item i purchased was a special edition version although i don't think it was meant to be a steel-book which the game contained 2 discs and the box was in my mind a blank black dvd box designed for (ONE DISC) and seller must have SWITCHED THE OUTSIDE LABEL AND DISCS INTO ! OMFG once i opened the box one of the discs was inserted clipped in were it should be and the other was jammed/clipped into were the manual should be inside a white disc sleeve AND then just to take the absolute biscuit the specoal edition extra stuff = collectors cards , posters etc and the main critical thing ( NO MANUAL INSIDE) whatever you do people make sure you never purchase off this seller , terribble in my opinion at least one shining light the game does actually work but whats weird is once you have installed game discs number (01) + (02) you can only begin playing the game from disc 2 instead of vice versa ? anyone else had this issue ? and also the green icon USK on front is in German wtf? but game starts in english ? this seller could be shady judging by everything involved in my review of their item cannot recommend this seller
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, 23 May 2013
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Sebastian Ekhoize (ireland) - See all my reviews
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don't listen to anyone who says this is a bad port,it's not! the camera works fine and it runs with decent FPS and the game itself is an original star wars story, buy it is you're a star wars fan
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2.0 out of 5 stars Awfull control on PC, 15 Feb 2013
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Well I did not pay a lot... still this is not at all a nice game,

Control are awfull, graphics are terrible, .... not to recommend (on PC at least)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Daft Star Wars fun, 2 Jan 2013
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This is an odd game. On the one hand it attempts to tell a fairly serious story, of how the Rebel Alliance was originally formed between Episodes III and IV, and how Vader's 'Secret Apprentice' - your character - contributed to that formation. There's angst, sacrifice, heroism and all the stuff you'd normally expect from a Star Wars tale.

On the other hand, this game is mainly about smashing armies of droids and stormtroopers into pulp using some hilariously overpowered Force abilities. There's not really much skill involved - just mash buttons, things explode on screen, rinse, repeat. It's best described as an exaggerated version of Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast - the story is more all-encompassing, the explosions are larger, and the force powers are stronger.

It's hardly a great game and it really shows how inferior Lucasart's in-house developers are in comparison to previous contracted developers of Star Wars games like Raven and Bioware, but it's still a pretty fun Star Wars jaunt for those of us who are still waiting for a proper sequel to the Jedi Knight series.
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