Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 trailer sets a high standard

THE Force is strong with this one – the spectacular trailer for LucasartsThe Force Unleashed 2.

However after a first game that was more padawan than Jedi Master, I’m reserving judgement in a big way.

After all, TFU promised a lot and looked great, but fell into the actioner on rails trap that so many Lucasarts games do. Despite the rush of kicking people’s ass with the Force, I remember my feelings playing it went from excited, to frustrated, to bored fairly quickly.

The best Star Wars games – by which I mean the Knights of the Old Republic series – offered freedom for the player to develop and go where he would, before coming back to the central story.

There was also believable interaction with computer characters who had their own motivations, a rounded experience.

Of course this is an action game, not an RPG, but I think it must unlearn what it has learned and reach out if it is to achieve classic status. Here’s hoping.

The Force Unleashed 2 is released in October. Click here to pre-order your copy.

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