Sort of like a star wars version of God of War, but with a better plot and fighting requires a tad more strategy from what I have seen. As with all my games, I love it.
"Vader thinks he's turned...But I can sense your future...And Vader won't always be your master...I sense only...Me?
-Jedi General Rahm Kota to Starkiller
The story first has you play as Darth Vader, in a setting hardcore star wars fans such as me know as the Battle of Kashyyyk, you have been sent to take out a jedi knight who was hiding on the planet. You find and kill him, but Vader senses someone else, a small boy by the name of Galen Marek. Vader's officer shows up and are about to kill Galen, but Vader grabs his lightsaber and kills them. From then on you play as Galen Marek, only 17 years later. Now known as Starkiller (there is never a time in the game when he is addressed by his actual name I think). The story is incredible, something like an RPG. George Lucas himself made this canon. The story bridges the gap between episodes 3 and 4, first by having you hunt jedi, including the famous master Shaak Ti. Later the story has you do something different, but I will leave that for you to find out. Very very good. However, because you are a secret, no one is to witness you and live, even imperials, the game will not expect you to actually do that, and does not care if you miss some, thankfully. There is also 2 endings.
Jedi Master Shaak Ti facing off against Starkiller
"Ah, Master, I'm pleased to see that you're not dead. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to kill you myself
The gameplay has a few parts. Lightsaber combat, OPTIONAL quick time events, force powers, and timing. There is one problem with force powers that you the game sort of picks what you are targeting, this isn't good, but it by no means makes it unplayable. The advantage is that force powers are badass epic and awesome (even describing it like that is and understatement), the powers fit the title. Everything else is a mix of what force powers to use, what combos to use, and when to attack as some enemies are immune to certain powers of yours. The gameplay is still a blast. Even with the force power thing, I unleashed a storm of force powers when cornered and the randomness of power killed all my enemies with very interesting ways, even though some were difficult and other required to be finished off with a lightsaber. Also, the epic star destroyer thing was a let down sadly, but the cut-scene was awesome. The physics are sorta weird, a force push will knock over a large tree, but only make a small tree bend in the wind. Despite all this, the gameplay is a blast, very fun and despite what I said it does not ruin the game.
A player gripping a stormtrooper with the force
Graphics and Art
The star wars universe is truly realized by the developers, the planets look as they should for hardcore fans who have seen them before, the graphics are awesome. Some funny things in cutscenes will happen if you look closely enough, kinda like bloopers. Still the graphics are awesome and nice to look at.
Starkiller bringing down a star destroyer with the power of the force.
Music and sound
It's star wars and it sounds like star wars, need I say more? The gameplay sounds are what you expect from it the music is always awesome and the force powers stand out from other sounds, they sound and feel powerful.
Overall the game is still good despite the flaws, if I could, I would rate this and pretty much all my games I cna think of at least over 9, but that is not the way of the reviewer, I give Force Unleashed an 8.9.