The Force Unleashed 2, or How I Wasted Money


Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 is perhaps the worst game i have ever played. And not because it is necessarily a bad game. In fact, there is much improvement in the gameplay from the first. But the game is too fucking short. And i bought the Collectors Edition.

Let me set this up. I am a huge Star Wars fan. I even like The Phantom Menace. Why? Becaue it is Star Wars. Back in the early days of PC gaming, some foe the best games were from Lucas Arts. XWing, Tie Fighter, the Secret of Monkey Island. All GEMS. But over the past decade, Lucas Arts has put out a lot of crap. Most of it under the Star Wars name. The first Force Unleashed game showed promise. It was by no means a greets game, but light years ahead of anything Lucas Arts had put out in recent memory. It was, and forgive me for this, a New Hope.

And I really enjoyed it. It had it’s shortcomings, but i went back to it and enjoyed my time playing the game. As a consumer of video games, that is all i want. Not to mention the story actually filled in the holes of a major aspect of
Star Wars saga. Heck the story was better than The Phantom Menace.

So it was with baited breath I awaited the sequel. The trailer was released and everyone immediately said OMG THEY HAVE DONE IT AGAIN! Then we bought it. Looking back now this was my first mistake. The second mistake I made was playing it. The first 10 minutes were great. However, the first 10 minutes ended up being just like the next 10 minutes, and eventually the last 10 minutes. Coincidentally 10 minutes is about as long as the fun lasts in the game as well.

But the worst sin of this game, is it’s length. I am not stretching it to say that it really feels like two extended levels. There is Kamino, and a place that is not Kamino. That is really it. As the tension started to mount in the game, I said to myself ” wow this feels like the end of the game, which means the real end of the game must be fuckingi I epic”. No, I was wrong. I was the end of the game. All in all i would say it was about 4 hours.

Being the geek that I am, I bought the collector’s edition. $79.99. That is $20 per hour of game. Not a good ROI.

I feel like Lucas Arts owes me some money back. I feel like they should stop making games until they want to get serious about it again. I feel like i was taken advantage of as a Star Wars fan.

Do not waste your time and money on this game. Don’t even rent it. My only hope is that Lucas Arts releases totally fucking epic FREE DLC for this game.

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