Originally Posted by Lord Foley
Since I love this game, I guess I'll come to its defense.
1. I will concede right away that sometimes I got pissed at falling off of ledges because Starkiller feels the need to keep stepping forward as he attacks. That's a pain, but it wasn't exactly ruining the experience for me because I just decided it was a bad idea to attack towards a ledge I'm close to. As for the environment navigation being compared to Assassin's creed, this is just not that kind of game. I'd certainly enjoy being able to explore a little more in the sequel, but I definitely didn't feel like it was missing.
2. I don't know what to tell you about immersion. The cutscenes of the game make the plot pretty clear and the environments are gorgeous. It might seem like not much is going on yet because you just beat the second level. Try playing the whole game. Linear stupidness is pretty much any game with levels. As for humans not looking human, I think they do and don't really know what you're getting at there.
3. Physics 101- don't jump on slanty things. I got killed the same way, with the platform being too low, and it made me pretty mad all of one time. It's a stupid glitch, but perfectly avoidable.
4. If you had watched the cutscenes, you would know at this point that Vader is training Starkiller in killing Jedi so that they can defeat the Emperor together.
5. The holocrons are supposed to be hard to get. They're bonuses.
Yep. Thanks for replying.
I understand that this post isn't completely relevant due to the game being nearly 2 years old now but I just started playing it recently.
I'm very used to playing RPGs with dozens and dozens of hours worth of gameplay and storylines...so Force Unleashed just felt really shallow in comparison.
I've surpassed the half-way mark now, after writing the initial post and not much of my opinion has changed other than the the cut scene where Vader whoops you is kind of cool.
Yes, I agree with you about everything you said and I knew that Vader was training you to defeat the Emperor together but it isn't enough to make for a main plot. That's a side note, not a main plot for a game.
I really think people who like games like Dynasty Warriors, X-Men, and Final Fantasy are probably the people who like this gameplay. It's the style I sort of hate obviously from my post. Third person zippy hack and slash with little to no immersive story compared to other Star Wars games.