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User Rating: 7 | Star Wars: The Force Unleashed X360
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a third-person action game in which unlike alot of other action games you do not go around shooting people and hidding behind cover no in this one you use the power of the force and the skill of a lightsaber to blast your way past your foes. To help with this the game has a combo system for stringing lightsaber attacks and for combining lightsaber attacks with Force powers. Experience points earned by killing enemies and finding artifacts can be used to increase Starkiller's powers and traits. Players can casually run and gun through the game, but the game rewards those who take a stealthy, more tactical approach. The game includes enemies that are easy to overcome; game difficulty arises from presenting these enemies in large numbers that can wear down the player's character.

Picking the right upgrade is key as well but there is alot of room to play about to get the right feel for what you want to do to the poor AI. Moving on i feel that it is only fair to look at the people you will meet during this game.

Starkiller - The child of two Jedi, Starkiller becomes Darth Vader's secret apprentice and is dispatched by his master to kill the Jedi who survived Palpatine's Jedi purge Although acting as a villain, Starkiller is really just a damaged kid.

Darth Vader - Starkiller's master, who discovers Starkiller as a child and trains him. In addition to dispatching Starkiller to kill the remaining Jedi, Vader also presents plans to unite with Starkiller to overthrow the Emperor, although there are "twists and turns" in this scheme. The events depicted in The Force Unleashed are pivotal to Darth Vader's history and development.

Juno Eclipse - Rogue Shadow's pilot and Starkiller's love interest. The apprentice, who has had limited interaction with women when the game begins, does not at first know how to act around her. Her introduction early in the game allows the relationship with Starkiller to develop.

General Rahm Kota - A Jedi Master who provides Starkiller with additional insight into the Force. Kota would be the light side guide...helping or atleast trying to help Starkiller to the path of light.

PROXY - Starkiller's droid sidekick PROXY is eager to please Starkiller, but does not know how dangerous it can be or that there is a conflict between its programming and Starkiller's wishes.

These are the main threads or the main plot point people of the game. It is these people your going to be spending the most time with so to speak. Now with that out of the way i will look at how the story starts up.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Darth Vader is sent by the Emperor to destroy a Jedi Survivor of Order 66 and goes to Kashyyyk with a unit of the 501st. The Force Unleashed begins with the player controlling Darth Vader as he searches Kashyyyk for a surviving Jedi. After defeating the Jedi in battle, Vader discovers a child who is strong in the Force and raises him to become his apprentice, unknown to Emperor Palpatine for at least several years. When the apprentice reaches adulthood, Vader sends him to kill the remaining Jedi as training for his ultimate goal: assassinating the Emperor so Vader and Starkiller can rule the galaxy together.

However, the Emperor discovers Starkiller's existence and forces Vader to kill the apprentice; Vader hurls Starkiller into space, but secretly dispatches droids to retrieve and revive him. Vader sends his apprentice to foster a rebellion among those who resist the Empire, distracting the Emperor so Vader can make his move. Breaking into various Imperial facilities, Starkiller rescues Rogue Shadow pilot Juno Eclipse, Jedi Master Rahm Kota, Princess Leia Organa, and Senator Bail Organa. In the process, Starkiller learns from Kota about the Jedi way, ultimately sparing Jedi apprentice Maris Brood. Starkiller travels between missions aboard the Rogue Shadow, whose crew develops a close relationship Senators Organa, Mon Mothma, and Garm Bel Iblis meet to plan a rebellion against the Empire, but are interrupted when Darth Vader arrests them and Kota. Vader attacks Starkiller and reveals that Starkiller was never meant to overthrow the Emperor; from the beginning, he was the Emperor's tool to expose his enemies, and that Vader's plans to overthrow the Emperor did not include Starkiller... From now on you will have to use the force to find out what happens next.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, iOS, mobile phone, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, and Mac OS X in north america on September 16, 2008 in australia on September 17, 2008 in europe on September 19, 2008 and in japan on October 9, 2008. It also came out for the PC in north america on November 6, 2009 in europe on December 17, 2009 and in australia on December 16, 2009.

The system requirements are:

Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista with Service Pack 2, Windows 7.
CPU: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2).
Memory: 2 GB.
Hard drive space: 23.8 GB + 1 GB Swap File.
Graphics hardware: DirectX 9.0c compliant card with 256 MB RAM (Nvidia Geforce 8800/ATI Radeon HD 2900 or better), Must support Pixel Shader 3.0.
Sound hardware: 100% DirectX 9.0c compliant card.

Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista with Service Pack 2, Windows 7.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 5200+.
Memory: 2 GB.
Hard drive space: 23.8 GB + 1 GB Swap File.
Graphics hardware: DirectX 9.0c compliant card with 512 MB RAM (Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT/ATI Radeon HD 4870 or better).
Sound hardware: 100% DirectX 9.0c compliant card.

While it is true that this is not a perfect game it does however show off the power of the force in a differant and fun way. If you have not had a chance to play this one yet and you are a fane of games like this then it might be time to jump in.