Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

The force at its best

The force at its best

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the latest chapter in the epic saga, apparently. It charts some of the events that occur in between episodes III and IV. The story is that of Starkiller- a secret apprentice trained by Darth Vader in the ways of the sith. Your mission is to find and kill the remaining jedi that are now scattered about the galaxy. Your search will take you to some new and familiar planets. However, being the Secret Apprentice means exactly that; keeping hush-hush. No one must find out about you, because of this you must basically fry, slash, throw, blow up and kill anyone foolish enough to stand in your path, whether it be Stormtrooper or Rebel. Along your journey you will make certain decisions that will ultimately lead you to one of the two possible endings, ala Mass Effect, but on a much lesser scale.

A lot of the coverage for the game has been focused on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game and the Wii version has been sadly overlooked, and sorely undercovered. However the Wii version of The Force Unleashed has a few advantages over the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version which may just sway your decision
The most obvious advantage are the Wii controls. Unfortunately, Unleashed won’t make use of Nintendo’s MotionPlus, but don’t dismiss it as mere waggle. The clever folks at Krome Studios have integrated a sort of combo system to encourage the player to make lots of different motions, rewarding actions with better attacks. Don’t think you can just waggle through this like you did Twilight Princess. To heighten the experience on the Wii version the Secret Apprentice holds his lightsaber facing infront of him as opposed to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions in which he holds his lightsaber behind him.
Duel Mode character selection

Duel Mode character selection

Players who choose to buy the Wii version will be pleasantly surprised, there are 5 unique missions that are only available on the Wii version. These missions are set across 3 locations that aren’t in the other versions. As well as this the Wii version of The Force Unleashed has an exclusive duel mode. In this mode you get to select a jedi then battle it out between you friends to see who is truly the ultimate jedi. Best of all the characters aren’t just from the Force Unleashed: you can play as favourites such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi and many more.

If you do choose to buy the Wii version, don’t be expecting Xbox360 or PlayStation 3 graphics because after all it is a Wii game. However, what you should expect is the same story the same physics and a great gameplay experience.

The Force is Unleashed on 19/9/2008



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