Thursday, August 21, 2008

Playing Xbox 360 The Force Unleashed Demo

So I got up very early Thursday morning to download the Demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Of course when I got there I found out that you need to have Gold Membership to download the demo (which I had just let mine expire because it wasn't worth it) so I had to re-enlist.

Ok, so I download the demo and hop in.
First things being first I went ahead and took the tutorial on how to grip and toss things.

Oh man, this is gonna be good! You use the right trigger to grab something and the left joystick to toss it left or right/forward backward or the right joystick to move it up and down. Check.

Toss some boxs, Check. Break some glass by tossing boxes into it, Check. Toss boxes and smash Stormtroopers, Check. Ok, that's the tutorial. Pretty easy to do.

Now on to the demo. You start off and the first thing you see is a little R2 unit.
So I pick him up and sling him against the wall and he explodes! It was great.
I must have spent the next several minutes simply picking things up and moving them.

You can force hold something forever it seems. Kinda cool. You cannot move when you are force holding something but you can move the object all over.

One of the funnest ways to kill someone is to pick them up and lift them WAY up high, then just drop them and watch them flail as they fall and bounce. This virtual world stuff is way cool.
Or pick him up and toss your saber at him and let it stick in his chest, then drop him.

You can pick a large object up (Tie Bomber for example) and drop it on a group of guys or hold it about 1 foot off the ground and move it around and sweep baddies around with it.

There are combos you can do. Lightning you can zap, a force push that blasts everything in front of you. Very cool. The first time I slung some poor slob into a door and the door bent I just giggled.

Killing the Bosses kinda sucks. You get them weak to a point and then it's a series button pushes that you must do to finish him off. In the demo, the boss is an AT-ST and after you get him down to a point the screen flashes the green A button and you must press A in time, then it shows you the blue X button and you must press it, then the A again and if you miss a sequence you have to work the Boss down again and try the sequence again till you get it right and get a Finishing blow.

I started at the easy level and it was a little too easy. I was laying guys to waste left and right.
Went back and tried the Sith level and it was pretty cool carnage.

All in all a fun game and I'm looking forward to the full blown version.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Get The Force Unleashed demo for Xbox 360 Thursday!

Keep an eye on the Xbox live market place because some time Thursday you will be able to download the demo of Star Wars:The Force Unleashed.

The demo will let players play through one level from the final game, the TIE fighter construction facility.
I can't wait!

Star Wars:The Clone Wars. I'm sorry but....

I'm sorry, but I liked the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie.

I've read tons of Star Wars books from the latest novels to the Scholastic series as well as comic books. I play Star Wars Galaxies, I play Star Wars Console games. so for me, it was another story in the Star Wars universe told using a different method. I can do that.

I though the animation was excellent.

I loved the Lightsaber battles.

I thought the plot was acceptable and believeable.

I liked the way the characters looked.

I liked the Digital Marionette style, it reminds me of the Supermarionation used in Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5 and Captain Scarlet (ok, I was really, really young but I remember it).

I enjoyed the relationship between Anakin and Ahsoka

But then again, I kinda liked episodes I-III too. I like just about anything Star Wars.

So sue me, I'll buy the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars DVD when it comes out.

And I'm looking forward to the new animated TV series comeing to Cartoon Network this fall.