As far as my "video-gamish" comment, I totally agree with you. It's expected, and not necessarily a bad thing. To add to that, though, I really enjoyed the duels. They screamed old school star wars for me, complete with banter.
A mistake I think is very common to Star Wars novels is the fact that they lean so far toward Sci Fi elements, they sometimes lose sight of what Star Wars really is about
: Story. I've read scenes in other books that have Luke doing things like using the wiring in his artificial hand to short circuit a prison cage door... while that's neat and all, it just doesn't feel like something you'd see a hero in Star Wars doing.
The Force Unleashed does not make that mistake, and I was very glad. It's all story, start to finish... and the story is (in my opinion) really good. The simplicity of the story really adds to the feeling that this belongs in Star Wars canon.
Sorry, got a little speechy there.
To answer your question... yeah, I thought it was a really good read.