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Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Games and Technology
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You play as the secret apprentice of Darth Vader in the time period between Episode III and Episode IV. After completing your tutelage under Vader, you are sent across the galaxy hunting the enemies of your Dark Lord including a Jedi who has managed to escaped the immediate wrath of Order 66. The game also features the evolution of Darth Vader's character in the aftermath of the death of his wife and serves as a bridge between the prequel and original trilogies.

Well that's all well and good, but what does it play like?

The Force Unleashed is built on a simple concept: what would happen if the Force were to be wielded by someone without any sort of self restraint? The answer is simple: KICK ALL SORTS OF ASS.

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CHARACTERS:

The Secret Apprentice - The player character and savage wielder of the Force.

Juno Eclipse - An exceptional Imperial pilot, she was hand picked by Darth Vader himself to fly the Rogue Shadow, the personal vessel of his apprentice. May serve as a love interest for the young apprentice.

Marris Brood
- A padawan who's master has gone searching for answers, but never returned. Marris and her Jedi Master were in the Outer Rim when the Jedi purge began, but the Jedi Master could feel the great disturbance in the Force. Seeking answers, he left his young padawan. His last transmission revealed that the Jedi had been wiped out by Darth Vader. Marris leaves seeking her master and revenge, but is found by the Jedi Master Shaak Ti.

General Rahm Kota - An old friend of Mace Windu, the General has been in trenches from the age of nine. A gruff Jedi warrior trained by Master Yoda, he would volunteer for the Order's most dangerous missions and never left anyone behind. Respected by his colleges and feared by his enemies, the old soldier barely escaped Order 66 by fleeing the the Outer Rim.

PROXY - A prototype holodroid and the apprentice's constant companion. Advanced holographic technology allow PROXY to assume the appearance of anyone he needs to.

Shaak Ti
- Legendary member of the Jedi Council. Involved in conflicts during the Clone Wars including the epic battle on Geonosis. She has fled the destruction of her people and has found herself on Felucia, where she has trained Marris Brood and the Force-sensitive Felucians in preparation for the conflict with the Dark Lord.

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SCREENS:

(All images stolen from IGN, as if you couldn't tell from the watermark.)
Spoiler:

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VIDEOS:

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Trailer

There's an excellent series of videos documenting of the making of the game that is up to it's third installment so far and can be found at the GameTrailers.

The movies below are some really nice vidoes of the game, but I must warn you that there are a few plot spoilers contained within. WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Other videos can also be found on the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed page at GameTrailers here.

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PLATFORMS AND RELEASE DATE:

PS3 and XBOX360 with different versions developed by KROME appearing on the WII, PSP, and PS2. DS and N-GAGE (Nokia's mobile phone gaming service, not the piece of crap "system" they release a few years back) versions are also said to be in the works.

A rail shooter in the vein of Rebel Assault using the Force Unleashed title has also been announced for iPhone.

No PC version has been announced as of yet. Developers claim that the game wouldn't run on enough consumer's machines for the port to be profitable. It would run on many of our (the PA audience machines), yes. But their aim is the mass market, which they would miss.

Release dates are set for:

North America - September 16, 2008
Australia - September 17, 2008
Europe - September 19, 2008

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Anyone looking for a basic outline of what this game is all about can refer to mrflippy's excellent discussion post about the developer's conference from more than a year ago (quoted and spoiler tagged here for your convenience).
Spoiler:

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I WANT THIS SO BAD!

Nothing like a Penny Arcade comic to spruce up an OP, right?
I think the Euphoria stuff is really cool, but stormtroopers holding hands is funny "OH JESUS WE'RE GOING TO DIE" "I know... I... I love you man. I always wanted to say, I, I've always loved you" "I know ...I always knew" *SET CUDDLE PHYSICS TO 1"

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    Fig-D wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    So how's the Wii version being gimped? One of those 'Same name but entirely different Game' dealies or what?

    They'll just turn the graphics down, because they're not lazy developers.

    I wish. Different developers completely.

    I'll be honest, the things I'm seeing and hearing about this game, I have no idea how in hell they'll even get it to run on the 360 and PS3 (the way it looks, the physics, the animation, it's all seriously impressive stuff). There was never any way in hell that the Wii, which is less powerful than those two, was ever going to host a version that's identical in all but resolution.

    Well, it's not that... I mean... you see the other studio... um... just refer to the post above yours, that'll explain my anguish.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well, that too.
    I'm sure Major Nelson had an interview with one of the guys from Krome recently.. did they make Viva Pinata: Party Animals?

  • acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    Fig-D wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    So how's the Wii version being gimped? One of those 'Same name but entirely different Game' dealies or what?

    They'll just turn the graphics down, because they're not lazy developers.

    I wish. Different developers completely.

    I'll be honest, the things I'm seeing and hearing about this game, I have no idea how in hell they'll even get it to run on the 360 and PS3 (the way it looks, the physics, the animation, it's all seriously impressive stuff). There was never any way in hell that the Wii, which is less powerful than those two, was ever going to host a version that's identical in all but resolution.

    easy, make the resolution 64x48 then upscale the shit out of it.
    Spoiler:

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    Well, that too.
    I'm sure Major Nelson had an interview with one of the guys from Krome recently.. did they make Viva Pinata: Party Animals?

    Yep, they did.

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  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Not-so-reputable studio gets to make a game for a major franchise... maybe this is what they need to buff their image?

    Edit - I say "not-so-reputable" because of how you guys seem to be reacting. I haven't played nor heard anything of any of their current games.

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  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So does the main character realize DARTH VADER IS USING HIM then SIDE WITH THE GOOD GUYS?

    I sure hope not.

    OooOOOoOoOOOooOOOoOOOoOoOOoOOoOOOOOOOOoooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo
  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    probably, but does that matter? I want to be, as they say, a force "wrecking ball".

    also they should remake republic commando.

  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    So does the main character realize DARTH VADER IS USING HIM then SIDE WITH THE GOOD GUYS?

    I sure hope not.

    Lucas likes his games to end with the good guys winning. We'll see how they go about this.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I do like the idea of having maybe fewer Force powers, but making them more devastating and stuff. That's the impression I've got from this, anyway.

  • WildSpoonWildSpoon Registered User
    edited January 2008
    for a first ever OP by you, you fuckin nailed it man.

    Anyway, this game has me harder than the first time a boob excited me. I can't wait. I hope they allow a full start to finish journey as an EVIL character for once. Let the fuckin bad guys win for a change damn it lol.

    (is it wrong to have a man-crush on Vader? lol)

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  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well all the screen shots have him killing stormtroopers so I'm going to guess that fighting rebels and killing jedi masters is a pretty small part of the game.

    :(

    OooOOOoOoOOOooOOOoOOOoOoOOoOOoOOOOOOOOoooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo
  • acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    So does DARTH VADER realize the main character IS USING HIM then SIDE WITH THE GOOD GUYS?

    I sure hope so.

    You know it in your heart to be true.

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  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    WildSpoon wrote: »
    Anyway, this game has me harder than the first time a boob excited me.
    My breasts are squirting the milk of joy for this cartoon. I have an uncomfortable boner for this animation. I wanna feel under this cartoon's bra.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    WildSpoon wrote: »
    for a first ever OP by you, you fuckin nailed it man.

  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    Well all the screen shots have him killing stormtroopers so I'm going to guess that fighting rebels and killing jedi masters is a pretty small part of the game.

    :(


    In Game Informer they said the first level is Vader ordering him to kill all the storm troopers in a base because they knew too much about the project going on there.

  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    Well all the screen shots have him killing stormtroopers so I'm going to guess that fighting rebels and killing jedi masters is a pretty small part of the game.

    :(


    In Game Informer they said the first level is Vader ordering him to kill all the storm troopers in a base because they knew too much about the project going on there.

    Yeah, I don't think we should be surprised that the Empire is willing to silence its own personnel by any means possible. :P

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  • pablo_pricepablo_price Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    [reads OP]

    no matter how amazing this game is, I will be SO FUCKING PISSED if Shaak Ti is a boss and I have to kill her.

    She was so awesome in the clone wars cartoon - became my favorite Jedi that isn't Obi-Wan.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Henroid wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    Well all the screen shots have him killing stormtroopers so I'm going to guess that fighting rebels and killing jedi masters is a pretty small part of the game.

    :(


    In Game Informer they said the first level is Vader ordering him to kill all the storm troopers in a base because they knew too much about the project going on there.

    Yeah, I don't think we should be surprised that the Empire is willing to silence its own personnel by any means possible. :P

    True, but I've seen too many games where you're told you get to play as the bad guy, only to go and kill slightly-less-bad guys. If I'm a force for evil, let me go be evil and stomp on the good people for once.

  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    [reads OP]

    no matter how amazing this game is, I will be SO FUCKING PISSED if Shaak Ti is a boss and I have to kill her.

    She was so awesome in the clone wars cartoon - became my favorite Jedi that isn't Obi-Wan.

    I can agree to this. It's good enough that she's still alive and training people that will possibly aid in the Galactic Civil War.

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  • apotheosapotheos Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2008
    Unless this game ships with a bottle of Colt 45 I would like to suggest that QED it is not sexier than Lando Calrissian.



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  • AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I just watched the third video, and I'm actually pretty disappointed. The implementation of the Euphoria engine seems a bit too...aggressive. It seems that every stormtrooper possesses superhuman reflexes and has hydraulic titanium claws instead of fingers. There's no way they should be able to grab crates that often, and hold on that long. Also, half the time they're holding on to the crate for dear life, and their feet are only 6 inches off the ground. That's just stupid. And when the stormtroppers grab on to each other, it seems to be nearly always hand-to-hand. Nobody's grabbing an elbow, shoulder, helmet, or mid-section. It's almost as if the hands got the "grab" attribute, and they didn't bother modelling full-arm grasping.

  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    apotheos wrote: »
    Unless this game ships with a bottle of Colt 45 I would like to suggest that QED it is not sexier than Lando Calrissian.

    You have a point. Lando Calrissian is the sexiest thing to come to (or from?) space since...

    ... someone help me out here.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Henroid wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    So does the main character realize DARTH VADER IS USING HIM then SIDE WITH THE GOOD GUYS?

    I sure hope not.

    Lucas likes his games to end with the good guys winning. We'll see how they go about this.

    Yeah, but you'd think that if some super-powered force-wielding badass who can pull a fucking Imperial Star Destroyer out of atmo(and apparently keep it there to begin with, since Vics are the only classes that are atmo-capable of star destroyers), then Luke Skywalker being able to make an X-wing shake a little 'till Yoda shows him what's up would not really be as cool.

  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    apotheos wrote: »
    Unless this game ships with a bottle of Colt 45 I would like to suggest that QED it is not sexier than Lando Calrissian.

    Title updated due to the revelation on the truth, damn near nothing is sexier than Lando Calrissian.

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  • DroolDrool Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    It looks cool. If it ends up being good they better do a fucking PC version.

    Although someone needs to tell the main character he's holding his lightsaber wrong, and I wish they would have made him look a little more interesting than brooding short brown haired guy #47.

  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Drool wrote: »
    It looks cool. If it ends up being good they better do a fucking PC version.

    Although someone needs to tell the main character he's holding his lightsaber wrong, and I wish they would have made him look a little more interesting than brooding short brown haired guy #47.

    Well, the modeled him after his actor... who looks like brooding short brown haired guy #47.

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  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    So does the main character realize DARTH VADER IS USING HIM then SIDE WITH THE GOOD GUYS?

    I sure hope not.

    Lucas likes his games to end with the good guys winning. We'll see how they go about this.

    Yeah, but you'd think that if some super-powered force-wielding badass who can pull a fucking Imperial Star Destroyer out of atmo(and apparently keep it there to begin with, since Vics are the only classes that are atmo-capable of star destroyers), then Luke Skywalker being able to make an X-wing shake a little 'till Yoda shows him what's up would not really be as cool.

    I honestly have some predictions about what will happen. I figure I'll spoiler them for the sake of ruining people's dreams / wishes on this game.
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    Fig-D wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    Unless this game ships with a bottle of Colt 45 I would like to suggest that QED it is not sexier than Lando Calrissian.

    Title updated due to the revelation on the truth, damn near nothing is sexier than Lando Calrissian.

    Good choice on the title. :^:

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  • apotheosapotheos Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2008
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    I just watched the third video, and I'm actually pretty disappointed. The implementation of the Euphoria engine seems a bit too...aggressive. It seems that every stormtrooper possesses superhuman reflexes and has hydraulic titanium claws instead of fingers. There's no way they should be able to grab crates that often, and hold on that long. Also, half the time they're holding on to the crate for dear life, and their feet are only 6 inches off the ground. That's just stupid. And when the stormtroppers grab on to each other, it seems to be nearly always hand-to-hand. Nobody's grabbing an elbow, shoulder, helmet, or mid-section. It's almost as if the hands got the "grab" attribute, and they didn't bother modelling full-arm grasping.

    Yes, but thats a tech demo reel. I think we need to see to how it gets used in game first. I don't expect to see much grabbing each other for epic hugz because that just looked totally stupid.



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  • DroolDrool Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm watching the first video, and I want to play that goddman wookie game. Fuck brown haired action game guy. I'd rather play a growling wookie than another guy with issues any day. Unless that guy with issues is Batman.

  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    apotheos wrote: »
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    I just watched the third video, and I'm actually pretty disappointed. The implementation of the Euphoria engine seems a bit too...aggressive. It seems that every stormtrooper possesses superhuman reflexes and has hydraulic titanium claws instead of fingers. There's no way they should be able to grab crates that often, and hold on that long. Also, half the time they're holding on to the crate for dear life, and their feet are only 6 inches off the ground. That's just stupid. And when the stormtroppers grab on to each other, it seems to be nearly always hand-to-hand. Nobody's grabbing an elbow, shoulder, helmet, or mid-section. It's almost as if the hands got the "grab" attribute, and they didn't bother modelling full-arm grasping.

    Yes, but thats a tech demo reel. I think we need to see to how it gets used in game first. I don't expect to see much grabbing each other for epic hugz because that just looked totally stupid.

    The Empire has a "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Henroid wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    So does the main character realize DARTH VADER IS USING HIM then SIDE WITH THE GOOD GUYS?

    I sure hope not.

    Lucas likes his games to end with the good guys winning. We'll see how they go about this.

    Yeah, I wish they'd just say "fuck it" and have the dude be unapologetically evil. None of this brain-wash bull shit. Which seems to be what they are getting at.

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  • Sunday_AssassinSunday_Assassin Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I'd love it if he was essentially Deadpool with crazy force-powers.

    Just the right amount of evil.

  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yup, day one.

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'd love it if he was essentially Deadpool with crazy force-powers.

    Just the right amount of evil.

    I'm sorry, that'd be too much awesome. Nothing could contain it. Nothing.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited January 2008
    Was 100% happy until I read that there's going to be a novel that will 'enhance the game. More backstory'.

    He's an interesting idea: Tell the whole story in the damn game!

    I am shocked that Lucas would endorse such a blatantly money-gouging maneuver!

    I doubt it has the slightest thing to do with George Lucas. Oh, and the Mass Effect guys did this too. Fuck Bioware, right? Or not? Because it's not cool to hate them? Oh.

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  • Duchess ProzacDuchess Prozac Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Henroid wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    Unless this game ships with a bottle of Colt 45 I would like to suggest that QED it is not sexier than Lando Calrissian.

    You have a point. Lando Calrissian is the sexiest thing to come to (or from?) space since...

    ... someone help me out here.

    The three boobed chick from Total Recall

    As for the game it's looking great. It's gone from being under my radar tobeing on the topof my to buy list.

  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Was 100% happy until I read that there's going to be a novel that will 'enhance the game. More backstory'.

    He's an interesting idea: Tell the whole story in the damn game!

    I am shocked that Lucas would endorse such a blatantly money-gouging maneuver!

    I doubt it has the slightest thing to do with George Lucas. Oh, and the Mass Effect guys did this too. Fuck Bioware, right? Or not? Because it's not cool to hate them? Oh.

    I think Jade Empire showed us that sometimes it's more cool than it should be to hate Bioware.

  • SithDrummerSithDrummer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    Why are they releasing it on every damn system ever thought of...



    ...and not PC?

    Bastards.
    Seriously. Between this and Mass Effect...

    It's an easy game to hate
  • DroolDrool Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I like how in the second video they basically said. "We got a list of clichés from George Lucas that we had to put in our game." The hand holding stormtroopers is also kinda gay.

  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    So how's the Wii version being gimped? One of those 'Same name but entirely different Game' dealies or what?

    That's exactly it. It's also the same as the PS2 version, but with waggle.

    The only upcoming game I can think of where the Wii version and the 360/PS3/PC versions sound equally exciting is the Ghostbusters game, where they actually have an extremely scalable engine and an established Wii-developer working to build a game with the same story, but completely different styles, and controls. Also, I believe the Wii one is the only version with co-op.
    Haven't read the rest of the thread, but this isn't completely true: the Wii has an extra lightsaber battle mode that no other version of the game has. (IIRC source is Nintendo Power) There is a chance that it won't suck.

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