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Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2

With the Force Unleashed games George Lucas is attempting to answer the question that no one was asking, what happened between the prequel trilogy and the original?

The first game introduces you to Starkiller, Darth Vader’s secret apprentice.  Although he does Vader’s dirty work it’s clear that at the heart of it Starkiller’s just a messed up kid.  On the surface the story is about a villain who turns good, but if you dig deeper you can see that there are a lot of themes in it that you don’t normally see in games.  For example Starkiller’s relationship with Juno is not a love story it’s more like a crush story, because he doesn’t know how to have a relationship with someone, he’s never had anyone that really cared about him.

A sequel seemed unlikely, as the first one left off with Starkiller’s death (or with the non canon ending depending on the player’s choice).  The end of Force Unleashed one marked the start of the rebel alliance, which plays a key role in the original trilogy.

The sequel starts with Starkiller, on Vader’s ship, being told that he is a clone; he escapes, and tries to put the pieces of his memory back together while also picking up on hints that he may in fact be the original Starkiller, as clones normally can’t use the force.  It remains to be seen whether or not he is the real Starkiller, or just a clone.

 The graphics are amazing.  At stages it looks almost real, probably the closest that anyone has gotten so far.

If you were a fan of the force in the first one you’ll be glad to know that it’s not just same old same old, new force powers have been introduced, mind control for example, and all the veteran force abilities have been completely reworked.  Plus now you can use two lightsabers at once.  Try to picture the conversation when they thought up that idea.

‘What’s better than a lightsaber?’

‘Eh two lightsabers?’

‘Genius.’

And even better news Yoda will in the game.

Interaction is said to be extremely lifelike, but I guess we’ll have to wait to find out.  The game comes out on the 29th of October.

Even though no one was asking what happened between the new and original trilogies, the games are so well made that we can forgive Lucas for pushing them on us.

Here are some of the trailers

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4 responses

  1. Amy

    I can’t wait for this game…… The graphics look amazing n I love Sam witwer who is d main character…even better his character looks exactly like him….I’m so xcited 🙂

    October 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

  2. deadjs

    yo guys if u play star wars force unleashed 2 and choose the dark side it will show you what happened to the REAL starkiller he is vaders assassin he kills you before you get the chance to execute vader and rahm kota and the rebels with him all die or they might be clones im not sure i wasnt paying attention sorry if i ruined the end to force unleashed 2 but sorry but i thought this was to important but im not gunna ruin the good ending for you guys anyways cya l8r

    May 7, 2011 at 2:01 am

    • Thanks for the comment, I’ve actually completed the game since writing this, but chose the good ending. I was very dissappointed by the length of the game so I never really replayed it. I looked up the bad ending and seen what you were talking about, but it looks to me that they are both just clones. I hope not though because I really like the games and, though they are not making a third one, would have liked a happy ending with the real Starkiller.

      May 15, 2011 at 11:27 am

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