The Force Unleashed is a game released by Lucasarts in late 2008. Simultaneously, the game was released by several other developers for an absurd number of consoles and platforms ranging from the Wii, to iOS devices, to the fucking N-Gage. The Force Unleashed was developed with several new technologiessome even exclusively developed for this gameto create a much more realistic world in order to really let the player, ahem, unleash the force in ways it never had before. The game received generally positive reviews, but still received criticism in many different areas across the many, many different platforms.
The game's plot follows the story of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, known only as Starkiller, and his journey in the time period between Episode III and Episode IV of the main Star Wars movies. George Lucas himself was directly involved in the story and character development and as such The Force Unleashed has the dubious honour of being canon. While a great many Star Wars Expanded Universe material is considered canon, The Force Unleashed is meant to be the thread that connects the overall story of the two Star Wars trilogies by bridging the time skip between Episode III and Episode IV.
I will be playing the basic version of game on the PS3 as the PS3/360 version is the 'original' version upon which all the others were based. I do not have the Ultimate Sith Edition because fuck Lucasarts, those money-grubbing pricks; I wasn't going to pay for the game twice just to get one extra DLC level. Don't worry though, they eventually released the exclusive level on the PSN Store and Xbox Marketplace, so I got it anyway. I will be playing the game through chronologically and on Sith Warrior difficulty as the higher difficulty levels only make showing the game off more annoying without actually adding anything.
Excuse me, you said that this game was canon, however I am a fourth order Star Wars loremaster and can firmly state that--
This game is making an attempt to explain what happens between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope so there are shitloads of loose threads hanging around. If you'd like to use this thread to sperg out about Star Wars, feel free. All I ask is that you DO NOT SPOIL THE STORY AND EVENTS OF THIS GAME. Do you want to talk about how dumb it was that Chewbacca got crushed by a moon landing on him, or where the fuck did Obi-Wan find that goddamned lizard mount in Episode III? That's fine, just don't talk about how Starkiller is actually Princess Leia in disguise and is actually an alternate reality Margaret Thatcher who is really the Emperor's dad.
What's going on with the Wii version?
Since this game came out on about 37.4 different platforms I figured I should show at least one other version so people could get a taste of the ports. Well, the ports kind of taste like sawdust, so I decided to just do it all live with only minimal editing so you could all experience my unbridled joy and excitement at playing the Wii version for the first time ever.
All videos have a secondary audio track containing only game audio without commentary.
|Episode I: A Son||YouTube|
|Episode II: Hunting Jedi||YouTube|
|Episode III: Descent||YouTube|
|Episode IV: Graveyard||YouTube|
|Episode V: Star Wall-E||YouTube|
|Episode VI : Hot and Heavy||YouTube|
|Episode VII : Boneheads||YouTube|
|Episode VIII : Purge||YouTube|
|Episode IX : OSHA Approved||YouTube|
|Episode X : Ghostdad||YouTube|
|Episode XI : Indigestion||YouTube|
|Episode XII : Talim Brood||YouTube|
|Episode XIII : Globetrotting||YouTube|
|Episode XIV : Scenic Vistas||YouTube|
|Episode XV : Recycling||YouTube|
|Episode XVI : Rebellion||YouTube|
|Episode XVII : Vengeance||YouTube|
|Episode XVIII : A Fragile Hope||YouTube|
|Episode XIX : Wrath of the Empire||YouTube|
|Episode XX : Redemption||YouTube|
|Bonus Episode : Extra Costumes||YouTube|
Wii videos do not have a secondary audio track.
|Wii Episode I : A Terrible Idea||YouTube|
|Wii Episode II : Camera Wars||YouTube|
|Wii Episode III : Who the fuck are you?||YouTube|
|Wii Episode IV : Why I do post-commentary||YouTube|
|Wii Episode V : Beater of Ass||YouTube|
|Wii Episode VI : Pimp my Palanquin||YouTube|
|Wii Episode VII : Why are we even here?||YouTube|
|Wii Episode VIII : OCD||YouTube|
|Wii Episode IX : Dancing with the Star Wars||YouTube|
|Wii Episode X : Grimy||YouTube|
|Wii Episode XI : What is this KOTOR 2?||YouTube|
|Wii Episode XII : Chop'aa my dick off with a Kleef-er||YouTube|
|Wii Episode XIII : $3.75||YouTube|
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