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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is Strong - Demo Impressions

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321w ago - So as many of you know, the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed demo was released not to long ago. I picked it up on my PS3, and began playing immediately. My first thought were that the combat was a bit dull, however, I've been wrong before. As it turns out, I was terribly wrong.

Not having played many star wars games before, my immediate thought was to run up to enemy soldiers and stab them with my lightsaber, but there really is much more to do with the combat. The close quarters is indeed fun, especially with the new combos in which you can add in force lightning or a force push. You can even force choke hostiles, then throw your lightsaber at them. The lightsaber combat is amazing, and no doubt many people would buy this game just for that.

However, the aspect that captured my mind was the power of the force. By this I mean the ability to grab an object with the force, and sweep it across the enemies flank, throw it at nearby explosives, or just completely smash one unit again a wall. It's not something you'll be able to do well on your first try. It'll need some practice before your a master of the force.

I've player through the demo four times at this point, and can control boxes to do whatever I desire. I've almost mastered using a box as cover lifting it up in-front...
 

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Launch Trailer available!

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328w ago - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed launch trailer is now available courtesy of GameTrailers.

The video's caption reads: On September 16th, The Force will be Unleashed.

This has the main components for a great game. Story, gameplay and graphics. Need I say more? Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Video below!




 

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed New Screenshots for Wii out!

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328w ago - LucasArts has put up a batch of new Star Wars: The Force Unleashed screenshots for the Nintendo Wii. One is below, and the rest are available linked above.

For those who missed it previously, in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed you'll pick up Wii Remote and nunchuk, taking the role of Darth Vader's secret apprentice.

With the fall of the Jedi Counsel and uprising of the empire, the galaxy is falling on hard times, as the dark side sweeps across the stars. We all know the core story of Star Wars, and how the once spunky (and to some people, loveable) Anakin Skywalker was turned to evil by Emperor Palpatine, with the timeless story of his son's rise to eventually topple galaxy-wide evil as part of the Rebel Alliance.

As long as you're that familiar with Star Wars lore - and there are few people out there that aren't - you'll be able to step right in to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
 

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed faces development trouble

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330w ago - LucasArts have taken the extrordinary step of risking one of its most highly anticipated titles yet by laying off staff from the development team of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

An ex member of the crack Jedi programming troupe has revealved that member of the team were released from their contracts before the title had wrapped up. He went on to say that the current team size was insufficient to handle the remaining work.

LucasArts has been qouted as towing the familiar company line around the importance of internal development, but you would have to question their commitment in the wake of this news.

The only hope looks to be through outsourced help. If this is the case, the last parts of the game will be completed by completely new people, with no history in the title. The Star Wars franchise has already suffered a credibility blow with the inclusion of characters in the upcoming Soul Calibre title. Although the majority of Unleashed has been completed this could spell bad news for a successful, bug free release.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is slated for release on September 16th.
 

A Look Back at the Games of Star Wars

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345w ago - Gametrailers just put up their first episode in a ten-part look at the history of Star Wars video games.

While it take awhile to get going, once they do start talking about the games, it gets pretty interesting looking at such classics as the Atari 2600 retro pack Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Arcade in its vector graphics goodness and Star Wars Jedi Arena on the 2600.

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