In a galaxy far, far away, the legend of an iconic villain grows and you are at his right hand. Darth Vader's plan to exterminate all the Jedi has been set into action, and as the Sith Lord's Secret Apprentice, your actions will be crucial in ensuring his quest is a success. Unleash the powers of the Force as you scour the galaxy for remaining Jedi, and prepare to confront decisions that will affect not just your destiny, but that of the entire universe. In this chapter in the Star Wars saga, the path you choose may lead to an outcome that will rock your perception of Star Wars continuity down to its foundation.
Experience the power of the Force like never before. In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, you'll explore the era between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope as you toil as Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice, assisting him in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi. Wield four core Force powers against your enemies as you execute amazing, never-before-seen combos that let you not just Force grip enemies, but Force grip them in midair, zap them with lightning, then drop them to the ground and make them explode like bombs. Incredible new technology brings the story and action to life with stunning realism. With the debut of Digital Molecular Matter from Pixelux and NaturalMotion Ltd.'s euphoria behavioral simulation engine, you'll experience both environmental objects and interactive characters that move and behave just like they would in real life, from wood that breaks and splinters like actual wood to characters that think and act adaptively just like real human beings, producing different outcomes every time. The result is an incredible, immersive gaming experience in which your every act delivers real consequences. The Star Wars universe will never be the same.
Assume the role of Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice as you hunt Jedi across the length of the galaxy
Takes place in the largely unexplored era between the films Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope
Wield and upgrade four core Force powers push, grip, repulse and lightning and combine them for ultradestructive combos
Travel to far corners of the Star Wars universe, including Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk, the floral Felucia, junk planet Raxus Prime and an Imperial TIE fighter construction facility
Determine the outcome of the story by way of the decisions you make over the course of the game, resulting in any of multiple endings that may rock your perception of Star Wars continuity
Interact with both new and familiar characters, including fugitive Jedi, Force-sensitive Felucians and, of course, Darth Vader himself
New technologies Digital Molecular Matter and euphoria behavioral simulation combine with Havok Physics for a game universe rendered with incredible realism
Features the first in-game collaboration between LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.