Star Wars : The Force Unleashed is a bad game but I love it

Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Yeah OK, so I'm a rabid original series fan.  I have my original Kenner R2D2 which I got when I was 5 on the same day that I saw Star Wars in 1972.  Oh did I mention I'm old too.  I don't look it but I'm 37.  That is old.
 
Anyway, so I finally got around to playing The Force Unleashed : Ultimate Sith Edition.  It's a bad game, not pathetically so, but the designers obviously have love of bad level design and enemies that cheat.  
 
That name looks strange to me too.  SWTFU : USE kinda looks to my wierd, the T F U always make me think that the devs knew their game wasn't that great so they named it with this in mind Star Wars : The Fuck Up while U S E just reminds me that it's another Star Wars thing that I HAD to play to eventually coz it's Star Wars and i'm a hopeless addict.
 
Yeah, I know.  Barely even registers on the funny scale.
 
The game is actually kind of fun in an annoying way.  It's like the took the best bit of being a bad ass Sith (The Force powers) and made them so annoying to use that you feel as if they're hating on you for playing as a Sith Lord instead of the goodly Jedi Knight that you really should be. "That'll learn him!"
 
I'll post more when I've completed it.  Once I get used to playing a game that hates me based on mythos I love.

#1 Edited by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Yeah OK, so I'm a rabid original series fan.  I have my original Kenner R2D2 which I got when I was 5 on the same day that I saw Star Wars in 1972.  Oh did I mention I'm old too.  I don't look it but I'm 37.  That is old.
 
Anyway, so I finally got around to playing The Force Unleashed : Ultimate Sith Edition.  It's a bad game, not pathetically so, but the designers obviously have love of bad level design and enemies that cheat.  
 
That name looks strange to me too.  SWTFU : USE kinda looks to my wierd, the T F U always make me think that the devs knew their game wasn't that great so they named it with this in mind Star Wars : The Fuck Up while U S E just reminds me that it's another Star Wars thing that I HAD to play to eventually coz it's Star Wars and i'm a hopeless addict.
 
Yeah, I know.  Barely even registers on the funny scale.
 
The game is actually kind of fun in an annoying way.  It's like the took the best bit of being a bad ass Sith (The Force powers) and made them so annoying to use that you feel as if they're hating on you for playing as a Sith Lord instead of the goodly Jedi Knight that you really should be. "That'll learn him!"
 
I'll post more when I've completed it.  Once I get used to playing a game that hates me based on mythos I love.

#2 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

I agree, the game wasn't that good. But I still got enough out of it to be worth the purchase.

#3 Posted by Valkyr (667 posts) -

I'm playing it now too, I started it on hard and I'm currently on the Kazdan Paratus fight, damn I spent like an hour trying to beat that guy, it made me anger and I turned off the 360. The game just doesn't feel right, when you are hiting dudes with your light saber, it feels like you are using a baseball bat

#4 Posted by Ghostiet (5153 posts) -

I love how this shit is called "The Force UNLEASHED" while you have circa 5 powers. Hell of an unleash.

Despite being a trophy whore, I'd had problems even STARTING to TRY to make a Platinum with this game. This and Sacred 2.

#5 Posted by xyzygy (9617 posts) -

I found this game frustrating as hell but I managed to get all the achievements for the Ultimate Sith Edition, which came with all the DLC. 
 
Have you played the DLC? They're kind of cool, but a little short. One of them has Galen Marek taking the place of Luke during the Tatooine visit (You go to Tatooine looking for droids, meet up with Jabba, go through his place, fight the rancor, you can drop the gate down on him, etc) but with an evil twist. Then there is one where you even get to go to Hoth!

#6 Posted by ahoodedfigure (4237 posts) -

I'm an original trilogy fan myself, although I sometimes find it hard to get into the derivative stuff just because it doesn't seem to expand the universe so much as fall back in on itself.  I'm only a bit younger, Star Wars was my first religion (3 year old converts can be scary), but THEN I felt that the universe was expansive and my imagination filled in the blanks.

#7 Posted by Willy105 (4686 posts) -

The story is fantastic. The music is incredible.
 
But the game itself is inexcusable.

#8 Posted by JJWeatherman (14483 posts) -

The Force Unleashed is not a bad game. Sure it's not perfect but come on, it's fun and that's really what a game is supposed to be. I've been slowly creating a list of games that are truly bad. I would consider myself extremely lucky to play TFU any day if it meant not playing these:
 

Games that make me question the society we live in

"Twilight Scene it?" was the game that made me start this list. I will continue it from now on whenever I come across a game that is just too pointless and unbelievable. It's gonna be hard to compete with the worthlessness of this first Twilight game though.   :P

1. Scene It? Twilight

Really "Scene it" people? Really? A Twilight version of Scene it? REALLY? That is all.

2. Hannah Montana: The Movie

Really? REALLY?! Hannah Montana: The Movie: The Game?! Why don't they just start making a series of stupid Barbie games to appeal to the dumb little girl audience even more? Oh wait...

3. Barbie

...Yep. Here lies every Barbie game ever made. God help us. :P

 
 
 
 
I really need to keep adding to that list. It's been a while.
#9 Posted by guiseppe (2833 posts) -

I like The Force Unleashed, but it is so damned broken.. I mean, when the second boss of the game is about 300 times harder than the last boss of the game, you know you've got your hands on some baaaaaaaad design. That said, the game was fun and definitely had it's moments :).

#10 Posted by Shirogane (3560 posts) -
@JJWeatherman:
There's a Hannah Montana game on PS3?!!! 
 
I wouldn't say i loved the game, but it was somewhat enjoyable. Also, i have the wii version, which is somewhat different if i'm correct. 
Any game where you get to use the force and mess around with a lightsaber will always be somewhat fun to me though.
#11 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

I don't think the game is bad, played through it twice when it came out and loved it.

#12 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

I played the demo and had a lot of fun. Then again i liked that "Jedi Academy" game back on the original xbox just cause you could force choke dudes

#13 Posted by Edin899 (627 posts) -

Some of you guys mus have really high standards to call this a bad game. 
The game is freaking great! Played through it 3 times. Whats more fun the picking up 3 stormtroopers and throwing them around.  
The story is great, so stop whining about the second boss he is not impossible to beat, maybe you just suck at videogames....
#14 Posted by Ferginator4k (737 posts) -

I wouldnt say its a bad game, its heaps of fun but far from the best games of the year it came out.

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