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deesnyder
11-17-2010, 12:11 AM
TItle says it all, here's the link.... There's a hooded costume as well this time.


http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/113/1134890p1.html

Ser'eck
11-17-2010, 12:46 AM
This looks very cool and I can't wait to get it! Loved the Tatooine and Hoth DLC for the first game.

Sordid Dreams
11-17-2010, 02:30 AM
And yes, there will be battles with Ewoks!
Wow! That sounds almost as exciting as fighting Jawas! I can't wait!


...not

Ser'eck
11-17-2010, 03:56 AM
If this is a direct connection from the Tatooine and Hoth DLCs does that mean:

Luke could possibly appear as Starkiller's sith apprentice? The Hoth DLC did end with Luke embracing the dark side.

Zerimar Nyliram
11-17-2010, 04:18 PM
No, because those missions continued from TFU1's dark side ending, starring (now Darth) Starkiller who killed Darth Vader and took his place as the new Sith apprentice. This new will continue from TFU2's ending, and will follow the adventures of the evil Starkiller clone--known as the Dark Apprentice--who killed the good Starkiller clone and was tasked with hunting down the leaders of the infant Rebel Alliance.

Two different stories, though both apocryphal. Thus, Luke's character would be much the same as it is in the original Trilogy, I'd imagine.

The article didn't say it was a direct connection story-wise; rather, it implied that it will be more of a spiritual successor.

Shem
11-17-2010, 07:39 PM
And of course no release date. ;)

Blix
11-17-2010, 08:35 PM
So the apprentice is sent on an Ewok hunting mission...?

Master-Kyle-Leeson09
11-17-2010, 09:21 PM
So...somehow evil Darth Starkiller missed turning Luke into his apprentice? Both what-if DLC are getting disconnected....ugh.

Zerimar Nyliram
11-17-2010, 10:17 PM
Yes, here's a diagram:

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9799/diagramc.jpg

The question mark is presumably TFU3.

Ser'eck
11-18-2010, 12:27 AM
^I see your point!

deesnyder
11-19-2010, 01:53 AM
^I see your point!

Dude how's fable 3??? Do they still have the lightning power???

Alexrd
11-19-2010, 05:44 AM
Dude how's fable 3??? Do they still have the lightning power???

That is off-topic. Send a PM if you want to ask those questions.

Anveena
11-19-2010, 08:01 AM
Is it supposed to be exciting ? NO

The-Seraphim
11-19-2010, 09:18 PM
the costume just looks like a crimson jedi adventure robe without the sleeves and with sith stalker armor plates on it. :/

deesnyder
11-20-2010, 09:13 AM
That is off-topic. Send a PM if you want to ask those questions.

Everyone's entitled to a little... It's not like i violated your sacred commandment...

starkiller1157
11-21-2010, 10:59 AM
Nice look. I like the red in it.

Yes, here's a diagram.
Thanks, that helps a little. I was like "ok, at what point in the timeline does this happen, lol.

Question, will there be a special edition of TFU2 with this extra level(s) or can you only download with xbox live?
Cause they did that with the previous game for the Hoth, Tatooine and Jedi Temple mission right?
I just want to know so when I do decide to buy the game, I can get the special edition =/

jedimike2234
11-21-2010, 11:50 AM
Thats what i think they are going to do ,some sort of USE version for the tfu2,me im not buying that game again,sorry lucas. With the first game we got all the extras what?now they expect us to buy it again? I was a little interested if it was possible to get the dlc unlocked for the pc,the endor levels but if they are console exclusives,then thats it for me.

Sordid Dreams
11-21-2010, 02:09 PM
There are some files pertaining to the Endor level in the PC version, but no word yet if the level can be enabled and played.

deesnyder
11-21-2010, 04:19 PM
the costume just looks like a crimson jedi adventure robe without the sleeves and with sith stalker armor plates on it. :/

Very good observation... Bunch of lazy dicks... DIE LA DIE...

Ser'eck
11-25-2010, 01:38 AM
As found here>http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/

New DLC Endor level:
Continue the adventures of Starkiller on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 as he heads to the forest moon Endor to strike a blow to the Rebellion.

Following the Dark Side ending of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Starkiller returns with his over-the-top Force powers and embarks on a mission ordered by Lord Vader. The Rebellion has arrived on Endor, and the Empire needs the remaining members eliminated. As the Evil Apprentice, players will make their way to the shield generator by taking on Rebels, Ewoks, and Stormtroopers who fight without knowing the powerful Force-wielder is coming to destroy the last remnants of the Empire's greatest enemy.

Screens:
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/endor1.jpg
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/endor2.jpg
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/endor3.jpg
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/endor4.jpg
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/endor5.jpg

DLC Character Packs:
The long-time Star Wars gamer will not want to be without the historical and legendary characters included in the new Character Pack for The Force Unleashed II. You might recognize a few of our friends in the screenshots you see – but none are greater warriors than one of them. You know his name – he defeated armies, and those of the Dark Side trembled when his name was spoken.

Admiral Ackbar.

* You also get: Darth Malak
* Luke in Training – with yoda on his back
* Clone Wars Obi-Wan
* Lando Calrissian in Skiff guard Disguise
* Han Solo
* Starkiller in Blood Armor
* Starkiller in Neimoidian Shadow Outfit
* Starkiller in Jedi Protector Outfit
* Starkiller in Dark Lord Armor

Screens:
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/skins1.jpg
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/skins2.jpg
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/skins3.jpg
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/skins4.jpg

All is coming soon!

deesnyder
11-25-2010, 02:13 AM
Heh no pc version i take it??? Typical... It would've been pirated to hell anyway.

Sordid Dreams
11-25-2010, 05:10 AM
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/skins2.jpg

That is just retarded.

OGCFB
11-25-2010, 08:28 PM
I can confirm that the Endor dlc itself will be 1$

# But wait! Theres more! As a thank you to the fans who stuck with us, the DLC will only be a buck on both PSN and XBLA. 5:56 PM Nov 16th via Facebook

# Anyone here fancy killing Ewoks? Endor DLC for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is announced today via IGN! http://fb.me/OMD1TtkA 3:16 PM Nov 16th via Facebook

my source is their twitter here: http://twitter.com/lucasartsgames

deesnyder
11-27-2010, 02:17 PM
[stay on topic - bill]

Zerimar Nyliram
11-27-2010, 02:24 PM
http://lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2/announcement/images/screens/skins2.jpg

That is just retarded.

No, that's awesome! Hahahahaha!

Sordid Dreams
11-27-2010, 05:51 PM
Well I guess these goofy looking fish head aliens have Force sensitives among them like any other race, but it does look pretty weird to my eyes. Although how exactly he's able to hold the lightsabers with those flippers he has for hands, I have no idea.

MajinMikeyX
11-27-2010, 10:48 PM
I think it's pretty sweet that both DLC will be $1 each, so thats 80msp a piece. I was thinking that only the skin pack would be $1 and the Endor level would be $10 like the Jedi Temple level for TFU1. I think that's the least LA can do with all of the hate they've been getting the past month. Seriously though, the people that want it free, be real. C'mon it's just ONE dollar, TWO if you want everything.

OGCFB
11-27-2010, 10:48 PM
Do Not Diss The Admiral...

Darca Lar
11-28-2010, 09:37 PM
It's a trap!

JediSithLordAdas
11-29-2010, 01:42 AM
they should also add the Maulkiller skin as well, and make all the crystals & skins available when they bring it out

MajinMikeyX
11-29-2010, 07:05 PM
they should also add the Maulkiller skin as well, and make all the crystals & skins available when they bring it out

Yeah that would be cool, as well as making all of the extra challenge levels available in these DLC packs. But I got Maulkiller when I got the game from gamestop and it's not very special.

Sordid Dreams
11-29-2010, 07:54 PM
I think the overwhelming grayness of it somewhat ruins it. Why couldn't it just be a regular human-looking Starkiller in that outfit? That would've been so much better.

MajinMikeyX
11-29-2010, 10:25 PM
I'm not a Revan fanboy at all, but I think a Starkiller in Darth Revan's robes mask or no mask would be awesome as a pre-order bonus.

Sordid Dreams
11-30-2010, 12:19 AM
Eh, the problem with Sith robes is that they're all the same, a hooded black bath robe. Sometimes the robe's shorter or has more belts underneath it, sometimes there's a mask under the hood, but basically it's just variations on the same theme.
I actually really liked the Kota costume, with its weird half-skirt. Too bad it has Kota's face as well, I would've much preferred to have Starkiller just wearing the clothes but keeping his own face.

deesnyder
11-30-2010, 02:18 AM
Just focus on making a longer TFU with a better story... Make it open world or something... L.A. hasn't done anything like that till now... SInce it took you what, 2 years??? to give 4 hrs gameplay i guess take 12 years on this one...

Sordid Dreams
11-30-2010, 05:05 AM
Yeah. I don't really see the point of these bonus missions that are based on a non-canon ending. Wouldn't it be better to spend the time and resources making the main story missions longer, better, and more numerous?
Same goes for challanges. They're actually a really cheap trick. In terms of level design they're extremely primitive and easy to make, but by making them super hard and requiring players to practice them a lot they make it seem like there's more in the game than is actually the case. Lots of game time for minimal developer effort. Just my opinion, but I don't like that. My idea of fun doesn't include grinding the same three rooms of enemies over and over, trying to dispatch them 0.003 seconds faster than my current record so that I get a platinum rating.
In terms of outfits, why exactly can't we assemble our own from bits? Jedi Academy had that, what, seven years ago? I guess that's lost technology now.
What I would absolutely love to see is a game with Kotor-style story, dialog, inventory, and level design, but TFU-like combat instead of the lame turb-based mess Kotor itself had. Mass Effect did that for first person shooters, I think it's about time somebody did it for hack and slash as well.

Kurgan
12-02-2010, 01:39 AM
*looks at screencap*

I can't repel awesomeness of that magnitude!

I'm still lacking in a PC that can reasonably play this game, but I wonder... will the DLC be released for the PC version as well?

Ser'eck
12-02-2010, 03:45 AM
Yeah. I don't really see the point of these bonus missions that are based on a non-canon ending. Wouldn't it be better to spend the time and resources making the main story missions longer, better, and more numerous?

This DLC was probably originally intended for TFU but since they have already released TFU2, it most likely was reworked to fit into the non-canon ending for TFU2.

LA may still make DLCs to continue with the canon story line, especially if TFU3 really is canceled, but who knows.

Kurgan
12-02-2010, 08:36 AM
This DLC was probably originally intended for TFU but since they have already released TFU2, it most likely was reworked to fit into the non-canon ending for TFU2.

LA may still make DLCs to continue with the canon story line, especially if TFU3 really is canceled, but who knows.

The notion of "canon" when it comes to the video games doesn't really matter much to me. As long as it has a "Star Wars feel" to it, I'm in, but what really matters is good gameplay.

The whole "Starkiller" storyline is wildly out of sync with the "canon" anyway, that Vader had a secret apprentice that was basically the most dramatically powerful Force user to ever exist (short of the jacked up Emperor from the Dark Empire series). I remember the good ol' days when Kyle Katarn was considered "over-powered." ;)

It was clever to give him the name formerly used by Luke, and before that the "ancient" Jedi father who was akin to a mythical god character from the early script drafts of the first movie. But beyond that, is it a fun game?

The bonus scenarios are just that, bonus levels. So whether they tie with the main story or not I think is less important. Making it tie in with one of the endings makes it extra cool for those who enjoyed that strand of the SP campaign and just "want more," but I don't see why starting over is that big a deal.

That's why we like addon maps for single player games, because there's fun stuff to be had. We don't just throw them away because they didn't continue with the ending we liked better, or worse... the "canon" ending.

Think back to the original Mortal Kombat games. In MK II, we're supposed to believe that Lui Kang won the tournament and basically only Sub-Zero died. But in the original game it's quite clear that you can kill everyone else and win yourself, regardless of what character you have, and you get an ending. My enjoyment of that game isn't diminished in the least because of the way the future games took the story. If somebody made an MK game now that ignored some previous entry (or entries) in the series, I wouldn't be upset (unless they pretended it wasn't out of continuity). They made a game where the MK characters fight DC super heroes and villains.

So I understand the desire to "know" which parts of the missions flow together with the others, but otherwise I don't care, as long as it's fun.

Sordid Dreams
12-02-2010, 08:52 AM
I don't think it's fair to compare TFU to Mortal Kombat in terms of the importance of the story.
As for why 'we' like addon maps for single player games, I for one don't, precisely because they don't tie in with the rest of the game. They're just slapped on as an afterthought, and that's just lazy. Yes, they're well done, yes, they're fun to play, but I think gaming has evolved somewhat in the past decades and these things are not enough anymore. I remember very well the days of yore when most games didn't even bother with a story and good gameplay was all that was needed. You could fight random stuff like magical brooms that chase you around and nobody thought to question the why or how of it because everyone understood that slow computers and small development teams simply weren't capable of providing that kind of depth. That's not the case anymore, and TFU does give us a story that provides the background for our actions in the game. I think if you go that route, if you decide to build your game around a story, then it ought to be done well. Saying "oh screw it" halfway through and making the rest of the levels random and unconnected is just lazy.

deesnyder
12-02-2010, 03:37 PM
What really ticked me off was the gorog scene where starkiller deals the final blow... I mentioned this in one my earlier posts... Its an exact ditto version of the wolverine dealing the final blow to an experimental mark 1 sentinel(see x-men origins wolverine)

Watch this:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfyp58CjBKM ...

You see??? I mean people who support this game blindly just decided to look past this... Gamespot which is known for its blunt reviews actually overlooked this... Not to the mention the doors with the detachable cells on the salvation... that too was copied...

I actually remember hayden in an interview(about 4 or 3 years ago before the release of TFU 1) talking about how kota is this samurai style jedi and how he doesn't give a damn about lightside, darkside etc etc... yes he actually mentioned that... All i saw was kota preaching like a saint about the lightside in both games...

I agree with sordid here... It was complete laziness on the developers part... guess hayden was smoking pure afghan for the last two years... although that should've given him some ideas :confused:

It's good to see everyone voicing their dislikes aloud here...

Zerimar Nyliram
12-02-2010, 04:12 PM
Dude, it's not that people ignore it; it's that they either don't know about it or don't care. This is the first time I've heard of this (and frankly, I'm not entirely convinced it even is a ripoff. It's not exactly the first time anyone's ever thought to have a free-fall sequence; and I didn't think the way the bosses were tackled at the end were all that similar). The Wolverine movie was utter crap, so I doubt a great many people played the game adaptation in the first place.

You might be right in that it could very well be taken from that other game, but it could also simply be coincidence. As I said, free-falling sequences where the player dodges debris aren't exactly a rare thing; and the boss at the end, well, I frankly don't see enough evidence to support that it is a direct ripoff. But even if it is, I don't mind. As the old proverb goes, there isn't anything new under the sun.

mstr kenobi
12-02-2010, 05:08 PM
What I would absolutely love to see is a game with Kotor-style story, dialog, inventory, and level design, but TFU-like combat instead of the lame turb-based mess Kotor itself had. Mass Effect did that for first person shooters, I think it's about time somebody did it for hack and slash as well.

I always dreamed of this, ever since i played Deus Ex, "how awesome would be Jedi Knight game with this features".

Anyway, people are already starting to do it, it's called Assassin's Creed.
Depending on your point of view Batman Arkham Asylum (it's a hero that has some tricks that could equate with powers) is that kinda game aswell.

As always lucasarts is a bit behind the curve, maybe it will happen once they drop the TFU franchise.

Sordid Dreams
12-02-2010, 06:04 PM
That proverb is a load of bull, given that we have computers and stuff people a hundred years ago couldn't even dream of.

Anyway, if anything, that bit where a smaller character flies weapon-first right through a huge character is ripped from any number of anime shows. Which is appropriate, given that Ep 4 was a rip off of Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress.

@Kenobi: Ya, AC's great, but it doesn't have lightsabers or magic powers. And it's focused heavily on stealth. Which is fun, but not very starwarsy. Although now that I think about it, a Jedi stealth game might actually be pretty good. They're acrobatic, they can use mindtrick and stuff, there's a lot of potential for a stealth-based game. And it would be more in tune with the films. Kenobi didn't go slashing up stormtroopers left and right on the Death Star, he managed to sneak about completely unnoticed.

Alexrd
12-02-2010, 06:25 PM
That proverb is a load of bull, given that we have computers and stuff people a hundred years ago couldn't even dream of.

Erm, you missed the purpose/meaning of the proverb...

Sordid Dreams
12-02-2010, 06:45 PM
Erm, you missed the purpose/meaning of the proverb...
I can only respond to what it says.
As for its purpose, as far as I can tell that's to be a glib witticism.

Zerimar Nyliram
12-02-2010, 07:10 PM
But you kind of proved it to be true with your very next paragraph.

Sordid Dreams
12-02-2010, 07:28 PM
No I didn't. "Nothing old under the sun" isn't any more true.

Alexrd
12-02-2010, 09:12 PM
No I didn't. "Nothing old under the sun" isn't any more true.

It's true for what was being discussed. In this case, the free-falling sequence.

And regarding Ep. IV, there's a difference between being based on something (which was the case), and being a rip off.

Sordid Dreams
12-02-2010, 09:46 PM
How exactly can a sweeping, generalized statement be true for one particular instance and not for another? Precisely because it's sweeping and generalized with words like "everything" and "nothing" it's either true in all cases or simply false. You may try to argue as much as you want, but there's no escaping the fact that seeing one instance of an idea recycled and re-used and concluding that therefore all ideas are endlessly recycled and no new ones are created is just patently absurd. I have a particular kind of disdain for sayings like this, precisely because of this. They seem wise and timeless, but when you examine them closely they turn out to be nothing but inane drivel. I believe each idea deserves to be judged on its own merits rather than be subjected to such generalizations. Thought-stopping cliche, I believe the pop-psychology term is. Feel free to disagree, as usual my feelings won't be hurt in the slightest.

Yes, there is a difference. Namely that the latter involves shamelessly re-using elements of the original work without giving any kind of acknowledgement within the new work itself.

mstr kenobi
12-03-2010, 01:07 AM
@Kenobi: Ya, AC's great, but it doesn't have lightsabers or magic powers. And it's focused heavily on stealth. Which is fun, but not very starwarsy. Although now that I think about it, a Jedi stealth game might actually be pretty good. They're acrobatic, they can use mindtrick and stuff, there's a lot of potential for a stealth-based game. And it would be more in tune with the films. Kenobi didn't go slashing up stormtroopers left and right on the Death Star, he managed to sneak about completely unnoticed.

Don't get me wrong, i'm a big Star Wars geek and i'm starving for the same thing that you are, my point was, some people are already doing the gamestyle that you (we) are asking for, it's just lucasarts that is behind the curve with their hack n slash.

Hopefully now that AC has gone multiplayer, and is established as one of the big franchises in gaming nowadays they'll follow suit, i mean come on... they can't keep their eyes closed that much can they?

And about stealth, i agree completely, it would ad a lot to the game, using your brain a little doesn't hurt :thmbup1:

mstr kenobi
12-03-2010, 01:14 AM
double

deesnyder
12-03-2010, 05:00 AM
Woah woah woah... now you're just fine - lining everything... It doesn't take much to understand that it's a rip - off... why do you insist on giving me proverbs??? As far as proverbs are concerned, it's just a verbal manifestation of a "certain" individual's experience, which felt applicable to people who cannot take decisions on their own... That being said it doesn't necessarily have to be the same for me as well...

"A stitch in time saves nine can be contradicted" with "Think before you leap" which is why proverbs don't work on me...

As for a stealth star wars game, i've been dreaming about this sort of game for quite some time... Infact it is quite possible, given the scene in ep3 where the clone after receiving the "order 66" move in to kill yoda... At that moment you see yoda stressing a bit to switch on the lightsaber, but there's no ignition sound... Would be perfect for stealth kills...

Master-Kyle-Leeson09
12-06-2010, 12:13 PM
A stealth SW game...mmmm, plenty of potential, except the "canon" thing matters a lot to some of SW fans, so there's creativity needed. I'm working on a fanfiction where stealth makes a big difference to the characters' survival (won't say more, it's not even 10% complete yet), so I might have ideas for it later.

There was some stealth in KOTOR1 and KOTOR2, and a level in JO where you had to sneak around...Still, a game focused on that would be interesting.

I'm thinking it might be possible for showing Obi-Wan during his Tatooine exile--he had to deal with Tusken Raiders canonically, and even fought a fellow Jedi Master who came close to falling to the dark side, so there's combat there. Perhaps some puzzle-solving and shadowing the young Luke Skywalker without being seen?

KOTOR-period, could show the Jedi Exile when she wandered the galaxy, especially before she returned to the Republic as a diplomat (just before getting spirited away to Peragus where KOTOR2 starts).

Could show Lumiya in Legacy of the Force, sneaking around, avoiding detectiong--Jacen Solo did similar in politics on his path to becoming Darth Caedus.

There's potential, and some established canon to expand on, but it's probably easiest with Obi-Wan. What do you think?

Sordid Dreams
12-06-2010, 03:16 PM
There's plenty of stealth in the canon. In Ep4 Obi Wan sneaks about on the DS for god knows how long completely unnoticed until he chooses to reveal himself to Vader, in Ep6 Luke hides from Vader (in what, if you look closely, is completely empty space!). Ep1 has the Jedi crawling through ventilation ducts as well as sneaking about in a droid-infested city before they rescue Amidala, Ep2 has Obi Wan making his way through the Separatist base on Geonosis and eavesdropping on their conversation, and in Ep3 Obi Wan hides aboard Amidala's ship, the little sneak. I'd say that's plenty of precedent to justify making a stealth game with a Jedi protagonist.

Old Obi Wan's boring and done to death. I don't think the Jedi Exile would work either. If you set it before Peragus, she's going to be without any force powers and without a lightsaber, and that's just not going to be any fun.
I'd say there's no reason not to use a brand new character. How about a period just after Kotor 2? The Jedi are all but gone from the Galaxy and the population at large isn't exactly friendly towards those that are left, providing a nice justification for a more stealth-based approach. And make her a weakling this time. Lord Starkiller the Overpowered is fun, but tossing dozens of stormtroopers about gets pretty boring pretty quick. Make it a challenge to take on more than one or two enemies at a time, force the player to think about what they're doing so that they don't just rush forward and slaughter everybody.

Mandalorian Mercenary
12-06-2010, 05:35 PM
He has a point :p Although I did find it quite enjoyable mercilessly butchering hordes of stormtroopers :D

And has any played the Force Unleashed 2 yet? I found the difficulty level laughable, I beat the WHOLE thing on hard, except for the final fight with Vader for the sake of time xD

Sordid Dreams
12-06-2010, 06:54 PM
Yep, definitely very easy. Beat it on insanity without any trouble. Vader was laughable. It took a stupidly long time, but it wasn't difficult. Unlike the first game, you have a steady supply of lesser enemies (= health) during the fight, so it becomes a cycle of parry his attack - slash him - slaughter the clones while he jumps to the next platform - deflect the tanks he throws at you - jump onto the next platform - parry his attack... booooo-riiiiing after the first repetition. The only variation is that you can mindtrick the clones instead of killing them yourself, then let Vader slaughter them for you while you go make yourself a cup of coffee or something.

mstr kenobi
12-06-2010, 08:17 PM
Old Obi Wan's boring and done to death..

You take that back right now!!!!! lol

On topic, balancing stealth/fun can be tricky sometimes, i don't like those games with "the alarm has been sounded, game over", that JO level was a pain like that, but i love those, that with some patience and smarts you can thin their numbers and make things easier for you and then you can, maybe, decide "i'll take the rest head on".

Zerimar Nyliram
12-06-2010, 09:18 PM
Yeah, who says he has to be old, anyway? He went into exile immediately after the events of Revenge of the Sith.

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It also doesn't take much to understand that such sequences are extremely common in games, that the way the boss is brought down at the end is hardly similar at all, that it could be an unlucky (or lucky, depending upon how you look at it) coincidence, or that it doesn't matter even if it is a ripoff because these things happen with games all the time (God of War button triggers, anyone?). Not to mention that your rant was extremely out of place in this thread. I have no idea what it has to do with the new DLC.

Mandalorian Mercenary
12-06-2010, 09:47 PM
The new DLC isn't available for PC, I assume? It'd be nice to get Endor somehow..

Ser'eck
12-07-2010, 12:32 AM
^Don't know if they will release it for PC or not.

TFU2 Facebook page has confirmed today there is one week left before the Endor DLC release.

deesnyder
12-07-2010, 02:17 AM
It also doesn't take much to understand that such sequences are extremely common in games, that the way the boss is brought down at the end is hardly similar at all, that it could be an unlucky (or lucky, depending upon how you look at it) coincidence, or that it doesn't matter even if it is a ripoff because these things happen with games all the time (God of War button triggers, anyone?). Not to mention that your rant was extremely out of place in this thread. I have no idea what it has to do with the new DLC.

You don't seem to be getting my point so, screw it... As far as my "rants" concerned i was merely sharing my points with sordid... If you felt you didn't like it, you shouldn't have bought yourself into the conversation anyway.

Sordid Dreams
12-07-2010, 05:04 AM
You take that back right now!!!!! lol

On topic, balancing stealth/fun can be tricky sometimes, i don't like those games with "the alarm has been sounded, game over", that JO level was a pain like that, but i love those, that with some patience and smarts you can thin their numbers and make things easier for you and then you can, maybe, decide "i'll take the rest head on".
I will not! :D Maybe it's the prequels' fault, but both Obi Wan and Yoda now look like such lying, manipulative bastards that I honestly don't want to see them ever again.
I blame Lucas.

And yeah, that's pretty much the way I imagined it. JO was an action game, the stealth element was just a one-off and therefore poorly done. I'd like to see something like The Saboteur. Very open, free-roaming environments with NPCs and enemies, vehicles, some building climbing and free running, and some combat. What I absolutely love about that game is that you can't win a fight. It's very much like GTA in that respect, the best you can hope for is to hold off the enemy for a while, but as the alarm level increases you will eventually be overwhelmed. Combat is there only to enable you to take out a few enemies that present an immediate obstacle, then vanish again into stealth mode. I think that would convey the hopelessness of the Rebels' cause in the face of overwhelming Imperial military might very nicely, much like The Saboteur does for the French resitance versus the Nazi occupation. Notbaly, in The Saboteur you can't 'win' in that respect either. The best you can do is make the situation a bit better for the people, but at the end the Nazis are still in power.

Yeah, who says he has to be old, anyway? He went into exile immediately after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
Yeah, but if there's to be any meaningful interaction with Luke, as the other guy suggested, then it's going to have to be set a few years later. Babysitting a toddler does not a good game make. :D

Zwier Zak
12-07-2010, 06:38 AM
I will not! :D Maybe it's the prequels' fault, but both Obi Wan and Yoda now look like such lying, manipulative bastards that I honestly don't want to see them ever again.
I blame Lucas.

And yeah, that's pretty much the way I imagined it. JO was an action game, the stealth element was just a one-off and therefore poorly done.

Agreed on the first part.

On the JO thing. I must disagree that level was fun, I don't think it was done poorly in any way.

Ser'eck
12-08-2010, 12:56 AM
Gamespot has the first trailer for the Endor DLC> http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/starwarstheforceunleashed2/video/6284717?tag=topslot%3Bthumb%3B5

This looks very cool, makes me even more excited to buy it.

Complaint about what I saw in the trailer (SPOILER)
I did not like seeing Leia wielding a lightsaber against Starkiller. I know the story is an Infinities style story line but why Leia? I don't see how it would fit. Although it looked like she was wielding Luke's ROTJ saber hilt, so I assume Luke will be in here will be an easy kill and Leia will step up to the plate to avenge her fallen brother. If true then they just ruined a big part of the DLC.

Maphisto86
12-08-2010, 03:21 AM
Neat idea for a DLC but since I was disappointed by the gameplay in the first game, I think I will pass on the Force Unleashed II until it is A LOT cheaper. I do like the storyline for the Force Unleashed saga but damn the gameplay is not the same. :( While I love force punting little furry aliens I am going wait on it.

deesnyder
12-08-2010, 05:20 AM
Wow.... THe trailer made me not want the dlc.... Starkiller looks so laughable... THe costume and his face, all of it... The sith face texture is hilarious... Looks more like a black panther now.. Kotor's dark side transitions look wayyyy better than this...

Zerimar Nyliram
12-08-2010, 05:41 PM
Complaint about what I saw in the trailer (SPOILER)
I did not like seeing Leia wielding a lightsaber against Starkiller. I know the story is an Infinities style story line but why Leia? I don't see how it would fit. Although it looked like she was wielding Luke's ROTJ saber hilt, so I assume Luke will be in here will be an easy kill and Leia will step up to the plate to avenge her fallen brother. If true then they just ruined a big part of the DLC.

Agreed. This isn't like the first game's DLC where the events of the entire original Trilogy are drastically altered because Darth Starkiller replaces Darth Vader. With the dark side ending to TFU2, I would imagine that the events of the Trilogy would have played out pretty much the same, with the exception that Vader still has his secret apprentice. Maybe having such a powerful character working behind the scenes would make things different, I don't know, but I definitely think that those differences would not have been all that dramatic, especially where the main characters are concerned.

Now, it is worth noting that Leia does battle Darth Vader using Luke's lightsaber in Splinter of the Mind's Eye, which takes place between Episodes IV and V and is canon; however, both Luke and Leia were under the influence of the Kaiburr Crystal at that time, which honed their connections to the Force and made them more powerful than they would have otherwise been at that point.

Other than that, I think the trailer was fairly cool. My only gripe is the whole battling Ewoks thing, but I never liked the Ewoks to begin with. They ruined three fifths of an otherwise good movie.

On the other hand, it might be fairly satisfying to mow them down . . .

TKA-001
12-08-2010, 10:21 PM
Someone has to say it, so I'll say that that outfit is about a bijillion times less cool than the one he has in the alternate ending.

Ser'eck
12-09-2010, 01:11 AM
Agreed. This isn't like the first game's DLC where the events of the entire original Trilogy are drastically altered because Darth Starkiller replaces Darth Vader. With the dark side ending to TFU2, I would imagine that the events of the Trilogy would have played out pretty much the same, with the exception that Vader still has his secret apprentice. Maybe having such a powerful character working behind the scenes would make things different, I don't know, but I definitely think that those differences would not have been all that dramatic, especially where the main characters are concerned.

Now, it is worth noting that Leia does battle Darth Vader using Luke's lightsaber in Splinter of the Mind's Eye, which takes place between Episodes IV and V and is canon; however, both Luke and Leia were under the influence of the Kaiburr Crystal at that time, which honed their connections to the Force and made them more powerful than they would have otherwise been at that point.
I too agree, the events leading up to The Battle of Endor would be the same as in the movies unless the DLC states otherwise.

I do know of that story as well but since Leia had no prior training before that event and that it was 2 standard years before TBoE, with no training during those 2 years, I still don't see her able to wield a lightsaber.

Other than that, I think the trailer was fairly cool. My only gripe is the whole battling Ewoks thing, but I never liked the Ewoks to begin with. They ruined three fifths of an otherwise good movie.

On the other hand, it might be fairly satisfying to mow them down . . .

Oh come on, how can you not like those cuddly little fur balls!

adamqd
12-09-2010, 04:26 AM
It looks like PS2... his outfit looks like a poor copy of Assassins Creed, and the Story is nothing new regarding Leia as a the Last Jedi, just check Star Wars: Infinities.

Its too little too late TBH, I honestly think TFU II is the worst Star Wars game since super Bombad Racing, and DLC wont help it IMO.

deesnyder
12-09-2010, 04:27 AM
Agreed on the first part.

On the JO thing. I must disagree that level was fun, I don't think it was done poorly in any way.


I loved that level... Replayed it countless times... Sneaking up behind some one and then force choking them or slicing their head off was amazing... Till date JO's been the only game that made me feel like a real jedi from the movies...

mstr kenobi
12-10-2010, 04:41 PM
I loved that level... Replayed it countless times... Sneaking up behind some one and then force choking them or slicing their head off was amazing... Till date JO's been the only game that made me feel like a real jedi from the movies...


I agree with you that JO was awesome, and still is the best jedi game ever, but that level... i don't know, it was kinda frustrating.

As Sordid said, JO didn't have "proper" stealth mechanics, so it felt tacked on imo.

Zerimar Nyliram
12-10-2010, 04:46 PM
Yeah, try it on Jedi Master difficulty. It's hard as hell trying to keep all of the Imperials away from that switch in the huge cargo bay.

I also love Jedi Outcast. I think it had the best story out of the entire series. Still, the first Jedi Knight has always been and will always be my favorite Star Wars game for nostalgic reasons.