Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360) Review by Mike

Mike Matei / November 7th, 2014

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360) Review by Mike Matei

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  • November 7, 2014 at 3:44 am

    I wish though they had made another the series could have been better.

  • bruce wayne

    November 7, 2014 at 4:38 am

    star killer isn’t actually a clone, he just thought he was and vader made him think he was, that’s why kota said it was impossible, because he wasn’t really a clone, also I think he would have told juno he was a clone if he got the chance.

    • eric

      November 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

      but in the extended universe, jedi cloning IS possible. well, at least sith cloning is. dark empire features palpatine’s clone, a younger version. also, i believe jorus c’baoth was cloned to make joruus c’baoth

      • FinallyGAF

        November 8, 2014 at 7:06 am

        Lots of things happen in the extended universe…
        not everything really adds up.

    • November 16, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Actually He IS a clone. In the novel they made it clear that even though every Starkiller had the original’s memories, they expressed them differently. THIS Starkiller didn’t really care about his father, and admitted those feelings belonged to another’s life. Even though your SK was fixated on Juno… that was pretty much it. That’s all he really cared about. Also someone manages to Clone Luke from his missing hand. That Jedi’s name was Luuke.

  • Spivsy

    November 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I got this game during a Steam sale with no prior expectations. I honestly found it incredibly difficult to hold my attention, it’s just so monotonous. I got as far as that spider boss and got bored, maybe one day I’ll go back and finish it just for the chance to say I did.

  • Slayer40k

    November 7, 2014 at 6:14 am

    That always seems to be a repeative theme in hack and slashes that they have long cut scenes in between to make them appear longer then they really are.

    I noticed the same thing when I played through Metal Gear rising, although at least that had an incredible soundtrack, fun fight scenes and boss battles and a high difficultly.

  • November 7, 2014 at 6:50 am

    couldn’t get the video to work on the site.. no problems with videos on other sites just this one video.. guess i’ll have to wait for it to upload on youtube

  • Ben_from_G-town

    November 7, 2014 at 7:04 am

    That games sounds okay. Thanks for the review.

  • Jimmy Reed

    November 7, 2014 at 8:36 am

    This game looks stupid to me. Good review though

  • Joker83

    November 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Lol I like how Mike will review random games. This is awesome, loved the video!

  • November 7, 2014 at 9:25 am

    What is this is the comments section broken??? Why doesn’t my comments show up?

  • November 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I have not played the game but I want to, I’m too poor or always forget to pick up a used copy. There, I cut the comment down completely so can I post it now?

    • November 7, 2014 at 9:40 am

      I think TFU1 was hard on the most difficult setting, I wonder what Mike played on.

      • November 7, 2014 at 9:43 am

        Funny you mentioned castle crashers I spent so many hours into that game, I still wish you would talk about Dust AET. SORRY FOR TAKING UP SO MUCH SPACE, I HAD NO CHOICE. PLEASE FIX THIS.

  • Thifurious

    November 7, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Mike, I thought you did a really good job with this review. You covered every aspect of the game, and your editing showed off exactly what you were talking about at each moment. Doing stuff like that is really tedious, and the effort you put in shows.

    Great work, and thanks for the video.

  • November 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

    This series was set to be a trilogy but was cut short during the making of the sequel which is why it was so short and devoid of story.
    Personally I did enjoy them both (though I didn’t pay for the sequel). I did think 2 was VERY short.
    As for the clone portion. You are not a clone. It was portrayed through out the entire game you were the actual star killer as the clones of you were never stable. My guess was Darth was trying to make an army of star killers just as they made an army of Fets.
    Your memories were wiped when Darth realized a proper clone could not be made and you were released again and told you were a clone in hopes you would be more controllable.

    I think a 3rd in this series would have completely solved everything since in the ending you capture Darth anyway yet hes free in the movies.

    Its pretty telling this was not supposed to be the actual end of the star killer series.

  • Alex Row

    November 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    These games are fun and all, but they completely ruin the star wars mythos IMO. Starkiller is so over powered, he makes all the other jedi look like complete chumps. He also lessens the importance of Luke Skywalker. Who needs Luke when there’s an ultra powerful jedi running around who can fight darth vader and the emperor at the same time.

  • Satnav

    November 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I think the implication is that Starkiller isn’t actually a clone and that Vader was lying to him.

    I thought the ending to the game was really silly where Vader is captured somehow, and as we’re not likely to see a resolution to that thanks to Disney buying the franchise…on the other hand, Disney has made stuff like this mess non-canon, so thank god for that.

  • November 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I found FUII to be fun overall, you said it, the mechanics were just enjoyable. What I find sad is that this is kind of turning point for Lucas Arts from being a major developer to just another publisher. It’s sort of the end of an era in a way.

    Still though, a fun game, meh storyline, but it’s Star Wars done in a God of War style. So it’s cool simply because of that. The game actually left me wanting for more giant monster boss fights and more enemy variety would have helped this game.

    • lunalicrichard

      November 8, 2014 at 1:32 am

      If Lucas Arts had put some effort in this game , and made it what a modern game should be , then it would have done alot better and wouldn’t have scored so badly in ratings . Lucas thought was “cashcow
      and not “let’s make a great game ! ” . That was Lucas’s aim all along with all their games …. Most of their games are crap , to be honest . Made with far less effort and cash then they deserved or needed . So it is no wonder they went belly up !

  • Michael Holmes

    November 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Showing me Boba Fett holding on to my woman and then not allowing me to fight him should be a crime!

  • November 7, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    GAY!!!

  • adam Clark

    November 7, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I have never been more pissed off at a game than I was Force Unleashed II. A big part of that was because I paid $70 on release day and beat it in six hours. Anything else bad about the game (the repetitivness, the story) was overshadowed by that.

    It was a sequel that just should not have happened. Force Unleashed I ended perfectly and they should have just left it alone. And now with Lucasarts being gone we got a shit sequel and no chance of ever seeing how the third one would have panned out (SPOILER: in the end of this game Darth Vader was arrested, you sort of want to explain that one further).

    • Nestor Garduño

      November 8, 2014 at 2:56 am

      SPOILER!!…its been a while since i finished this game but i remember that there´s some kind of “light or dark” ending. In the “light” ending vader is arrested, but if you decide to finish him another star killer´s perfect clone kills you revealing that, yes, you were a clone after all. That ending unblocks hidden images and cinematics that displays the original star killer body in some sort of cryogenic tube where vader could take samples of his blood to clone him. But as i said before, its been a long time since i finished it and of course i only played once due all the problems that mike reviewed, so please correct me if im wrong here.

  • lunalicrichard

    November 8, 2014 at 1:27 am

    And it helps that it’s in the budget bin these days …..

  • Adam

    November 8, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Great review, Mike. You hit every bad point of this mess of a game, right down to the annoyingly repetitive giant droids. This game was a mess. It should have been released as DLC. As I recall, it only took me about 4 hours to complete, which is pathetic. The story never answered any questions either, was he a clone or not? If you get the bad ending, he was for sure. It was so stupid.

  • November 8, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Mike please stick to simple platform games. That seems to be the only way where you can grasp the story.

    You completely missed the point of the plot in this game. Yes Starkiller in this one is said to be a clone, but the game never reveals hard proof of that while your playing and you are left wondering if he really is the same Starkiller that survived his death at the hands of the emperor and is being reprogrammed by Darth Vader to take out the rebel alliance he helped shape.

    As for your quip for saying he is stalking Juno, she is the only memory he still grasps and Vader is using it so he can end her, besides he has no where else to go once he runs off. It’s the only lead he has to find the truth about himself and who he is and if he is real and chases after her inorder to find out the truth

    Like before he never had hard evidence to support he was a clone and through out the game characters were saying it was impossible to clone a Jedi and you are shown the reason why as they go made and end messed up.

    Which was an interesting direction given the clone wars and the question why they weren’t cloning dead Jedi instead of Jango Fett.

    Eitherway I love the relationship Vader has with Starkiller and found it a very intriguing expansion on who Vader was and his own personality besides a mindless black armored knight boss to defeat at the end of the game.

    This had a good deep story about Starkiller and Vader and helped expand further upon that relationship and I enjoyed the drama and fun in this game, without it being turned into some mindless single Jedi vs Empire game, where its just you against the entire empire.

    But obviously you seemed to biased or weren’t paying enough attention to the game to care and give it a fair go.

    I also find it quite a double standard where you play other games where you kill enemies and they die with same animation types repeatedly but decided to treated this game completely differently.

    But I agree with you that the game was to short and that on normal the game wasn’t as challenging with the force powers you had, though beating it on hard I did find challenging, along with some other hang ups with it such as where you weren’t punished for messing up a combination finisher on an enemy with that interactive button press scene.

  • Chronodistortion

    November 10, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    My life is a lie and I cant do this anymore…..

  • fcabanski

    November 11, 2014 at 4:11 am

    These games made Jedi Knights seem generic.

  • fcabanski

    November 11, 2014 at 4:20 am

    One problem Mike didn’t mention is the light saber combat isn’t too good. You hit opponents multiple times with the LS. Why do you have to slash Vader so many times?

  • Kent Gissing

    November 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Apparently, this game is supposedly better on the Wii. The Wii exclusive “Force rage” power puts Starkiller into a bullet time mode exclusive to the Wii, and it also has a Force sight power not included on other platforms. What’s more, the Wii version also has a multiplayer mode in which four players can challenge each other in a fighting-style combat game. In addition to all that, the Wii game also has an extra story-based level, on Dagobah, that is not present in the HD version of the game, making the plot of the Wii game slightly different from the HD version.
    The Wii version of the game was generally considered by reviewers to be the better version of the game, due to the significantly different storyline, extra levels and the addition of a multiplayer mode. Most reviewers thought it was simply the most completed version of the game, and that the HD version was rushed, resulting in a less satisfactory product.

  • skwij

    November 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I never played these, and the alternate story is a neat idea, but Sith stalking? No thanks. Thanks for the video, though!

  • November 27, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Great review man

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