Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Review (PS3)
The second title to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is back with another adventure with Starkiller’s clone.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was a pretty good game even though I felt that it was a short one. Then imagine what I would have to say about The Force Unleashed II. This time the game was even more shorter. In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, you are back playing as Starkiller’s clone and people who have played the first title know why. But unlike the first title, here only Starkiller is a playable character. Playing as Darth Vader in the first title was fun, they should have looked into this. The campaign lasts for a very limited time and I think the only way to make this game last a little longer is to go ahead with the challenges for while.
Yes, that’s what I did and I’d say it worked out for me, the challenges take some time but not all of them though. Some of the challenges are very easy and some a difficult. Off-course you should try getting platinum medals which are the highest ranking in challenges,because in many of these challenges it is quite possible. The storyline for The Force Unleashed II was not bad but personally I prefer the one in the first title. This storyline was not bad but it was a little sloppy. And even the gameplay had a lot of repeating sequences. Too many similar situations. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed had much more changes during gameplay and this made more interesting to play. Not to mention the storyline in the first title, which would make you want to go on and on, just to know more.
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Anyway, on a positive note, this time the graphics were greatly improved form last time or atleast on the PS3 the graphics were not bad after all. One of the most obvious examples is in the dash sequences during gameplay. This time the dashing seems much more clean but even here it depends on the gamer’s preferences. One of the things liked a lot was the ability to dual wield lightsabers, which had many different colours to choose. This time there are no Power crystals, as these are in the lightsabers itself. Each lightsaber can be chosen, so you can choose to have two different coloured lightsabers at the same time. Each crystal has its own special ability, excluding the red ones, which have no special ability. My personal favourites are the Fury crystal, and the Focus crystal.
Before talking about these two lightsabers, there is an addition a liked in The Force Unleashed II, it is called Force Fury and it is something similar to the Sith Holocrons in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. It gives you temporary invincibility, devastating damage with different cool combos that are different from the regular ones in the game. To use Force Fury, you will have to fill the force fury meter in the game and this is where the Fury Lightsaber comes in handy to quickly increase the force fury meter; With each enemy defeated, you get an increase in your force fury meter. The Focus lightsaber helps in situations were you have extensive use of force powers, it helps you consume less force energy while using your force powers.
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Overall,it was a good game but the previous title was better and I think it is quite clear by now on what LucasArts must work on for a sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. That would also, highly depend on the sales of this game.