After Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, with it’s amazing storyline set in between Episodes III and IV from the movies, Starkiller returns in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II with all new force powers and to unleash them on new fearsome enemies. This time you get to play as Starkiller’s clone, who is one of the clones of many created by Darth Vader to do his bidding. Anyone who played the previous title will know why he is a clone now, but that’s another story.
The entire campaign is played entirely with Starkiller this time unlike the first title were you get to play as Darth Vader for a short time at the beginning of the campaign. But this does not make this title worth any less because it is compensated with the really awesome graphics and again, another great storyline. The graphics in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II have greatly improved from the previous title. The campaign is a little too short this time and I’d say that the challenges make up a little bit for that. But it would have been better to have a longer campaign. The ability to Dual-wield lightsaber’s was great, more devastating combos with two customizable lightsabers.
No power crystals are available just like Sith Holocrons. This time only Jedi Holocrons and each colour for the lightsaber has it’s own special ability. A few of my favorites are the Life Drain Saber (Drains Life from enemies), the Fury Saber (increases Force Fury meter), and the Focus Saber (consumes less Force energy while using force powers). Many other colours are available for your crystals and each of them has an important ability which will come in handy in different situations. The Force Fury was a cool addition to the sequel and it’s surely a plus for this title. This way the Sith Holocrons are not necessary, in fact it’s even better.
You get a temporary Boost in everything, yes everything. You are invincible and you do some real heavy damage but this time you have different combos during Force Fury. In my opinion, this addition was just perfect and it really let’s you unleash the force. Force Fury is available every time your Force Fury Meter is full.
Some of the challenges are difficult but most of them can easily get you a Gold Medal, which comes just after Platinum, the latter being the highest medal available. The Challenges are important because they unlock cinematics, costumes and crystals. In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, again, you choose your destiny, there are two endings Dark and Light. Both have different plots and it’s better you find out on your own, in fact the plots are one of the most impressive in these Star Wars titles.
For Star Wars fans, both titles are a must, because of the link in the plot with the movies. The games are set in between Star Wars – Episode III (Revenge Of The Sith) and Star Wars – Episode IV (A New Hope). And yes, a sequel to The Force Unleashed 2 might come, but that depends on the sales of this title.