26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Good in places ... but disappointingly short,
This review is from: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I'm a Star Wars fan and I enjoyed the first game. I was looking forward to getting this one, but was sadly disappointed.
What I liked:
- I felt the graphics were better than the first game.
- The targeting in the first one was pretty bad, but they've definitely improved it in this game.
- I couldn't get on with the Force Grip from the first game, but I could use it with ease in this one after the improvements they made.
- I loved the duel lightsabers and how that changed the combos etc. from the first game. I also liked how different colours correspond to a different visual and power effect. Having two lightsabers also allowed you to mix different powers.
- Combat is better in this one.
What I didn't like:
- The game is soooooo short, mainly because the plot is stretched pretty thin for a full game; probably would have been better as a DLC. Starkiller deals with the revelation that he's a clone (a given really considering he's on Kamino) and refuses to do Vader's evil deeds. He spends most of the game trying to find Juno, who is being held captive by Vader. Finding her doesn't take too long.
- Repetition and lack of variety. The levels look very similar and have very similar enemies; you will spend most of the game killing helpless stormtroopers, which is fun at first, boring later. You definitely start to miss the Jedi vs. Jedi boss fights of the first game (one of many things you might miss).
- Vader boss fight was ridiculously long and laborious - kind of thought it was never going to end.
- Due to the game being short you'll find it difficult to get your force powers up to Rank 3.
- Repeating levels to gain extra achievements or missed holocrons etc. might seem tedious considering the blandness of each level.
- Challenges - I totally hate them, because they seem ridiculously hard. Might just be me and my slight lack of speed and coordination, but I just find them incredibly annoying - especially considering you need to get gold in each challenge to collect a second lightsaber crystal. I would have preferred the developers to have spent more time creating a longer story then putting in frustrating challenges.
Overall, I did enjoy some parts of it, but felt that other aspects let it down. I'd wait for the game to go down in price.