6 November 2013 | A_Voice
A good experience, But... Something seems OFF!
The game follows a successful part one, which was actually an engaging and testing game (with the SIth Lord difficulty), accompanied by extraordinary graphics and a "curiously fitting" story.
This game is in continuity with the previous one and carries on where it left, so it is essential to first play through part one and then pick this one up. It improves upon the already great graphics, has some added and removed features (eg. Starkiller has 2 lightsabers and is faster and more agile, he can perform mind tricks etc. whereas, the force crystal concept is scraped and replaced by "Force Points", holcrons concept is improvised and Starkiller has an awesome new power, The "Force Fury"). Mouth watering right !? But wait, even with so much good features, when you play the game you will find it less challenging, less engaging and less enjoyable than its predecessor.
The game tends to be extremely easy and will only be enjoyed by the first time or naive gamers who seek to kill every enemy without depleting their "lives". The enemies tend to be repetitive and the bosses are easily defeated. The game lacks the "Oh, I am getting bored, Lets play The Force Unleashed Part II" Factor. Whereas the part I completely got me hooked and I found myself playing at the time I shouldn't be. The game lacks any novelty factor despite the cool new additions.
The makers have shifted more of the emphasis on "stylizing" the game rather than innovating it or make it more engaging.
Coming to the story, the previous game featured a curious bridge story which tries to bridge the gap between the two star wars trilogies. Though it might not have completely justified the story but it certainly was a good attempt with a strong and nice concept. Whereas, the sequel totally falls apart in the story aspect, its a no-brainer which could have been a good one. The concept was good, but the story and character development was lacking. You don't tend to feel attached to the characters, whereas in the previous installment one was bound to feel the emotions of the protagonist.
Story and Script: Extremely bad.
Gameplay: Very easy.
Graphics and setting: Jawdroping!!!
Overall an excellent game for a novice, and a smooth time pass for the typical gamers!