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The original Force Unleashed is the best Star Wars game.
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22-Jan-2023, 9:29 PM
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22-Jan-2023, 10:47 PM
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thought i wrote a comparison, but i didn’t

Sorry for being a party pooper, but this game almost killed my passion for Star Wars back then, i remember being pretty much pumped up to play the first one, yet the more i went on through the story, the more i hated it.
When Tartakovski’s Clone Wars came out i saw that as a novelty and i liked it a lot, but it worked because it was a cartoon, when i see force users do ridicolous stuff like they would in the CW in more realistic settings, then i would have a problem with that.
The only thing i appreciated was that Shaak-Ti survived Order 66, although i don’t even remember if you kill her or not in the game.

What really broke me was TFU2, i got it with a special offer in a humble bundle not even one year after it came out, and i certainly didn’t get it for that, i wanted KotOR 1 and 2, all the Dark Forces saga, Battlefront II and other games on steam, yet i played it just out of morbid curiosity after finishing some big game and i didn’t know what to play, and it was tenfold worse than the first one. It was campy but without any fun aspects that usually characterize the camp, all the while they tried to make it look moody and grim.

I’ll admit, it was still a part of a bigger picture, it wasn’t solely responsible for my Star Wars crisis, The Clone Wars still hadn’t kicked into gear yet and i was starting to get frustrated by them (ironically enough in the end i like mostly seasons 3 to 5, excluding that god-awful arc with the aspects of the light and dark side), that atrocious star wars dancing game came out as well, and speaking of dancing, i saw that cringe-inducing video of Darth Vader imitating Michael Jackson at the star tours (it really foretold where the whole franchise would go in just a few months).
I definitely needed a pause, which i can’t say the Disney acquisition didn’t give me, because that started a whole new crisis, but at least it eventually forced me to reappreciate what i actually liked about the franchise up to that point.