Sam and I split expenses and picked up a copy of Star Wars: the Force Unleashed for the Nintendo Wii. The controls are fun and the exclusive multiplayer addition is surprisingly entertaining, but this game is disappointingly ugly, especially when seen next to its big brother console versions. Environments are uninspired, gameplay is monotonous, game length is a paltry 6 hours, the camera is frustrating and even the much lauded story is confusing and anticlimactic. We've only unlocked one ending so far, so there is some replay value to be had in the main quest, but all we really have to do is replay the final level, so we opted not to save our progress.
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What I find particularly irritating is that I expected the multiple endings to tie into the over-all trilogy regardless of our decisions, but the ending we've unlocked so far MAKES NO LOGICAL SENSE within the established Star Wars universe. What the hell, LucasArts?
To be honest, every time I look at clips of the ps3 and 360 version of this game, I go green with envy. But something must really be broken with that game, because the Wii version has been consistently receiving higher marks.
So what's my verdict? Unless you're a die hard Star Wars geek, this game is the definition of a rental. Although, maybe if the Wii version kicks the ps3 and 360's ass in sales, we'll finally see the console get the resources and visuals it deserves. A sequel to this game with WiiMotion plus controls, updated graphics, and online multiplayer would be...