Friday, September 3, 2010

TFU II At PAX *Update*

Today was the opening of the Penny Arcade Expo, and Lucas Arts hit it off with a BANG!
Several lucky Pax attenders got to challange the Devs on the 4 player Wii version of The Force Unleashed 2 (Screens and Gameplay Below)

From Kotaku
"New Star Wars Multiplayer Might Remind You Of Super Smash Bros.

It turns out that creative lead James Clarendon at Red Fly Studio is a fan of many fighting games and drew from inspirations as diverse as SNK vs. Capcom and... The Outfoxies? Clarendon told me that that game is an antecedent of Smash Bros. What he liked about that one is its use of transforming levels.

But if you don't know Outfoxies any better than I do, I think you can think of this as Super Star Wars Smash. Up to four players can choose from eight characters and play them in fixed-screen arena levels. You control combat with Wii Remote and Nunchuk, hammering buttons for attacks, using a dash move for quick escapes and collecting items to charge super attacks.

You can choose from characters unlocked while playing the single-player campaign. The roster includes Darth Vader and Boba Fett as well as characters from Clone Wars, Force Unleashed and other corners of Star Wars fiction. The levels include the Death Star laser tunnel, Jabba the Hutt's sail barge and a big arena that includes a monster than can beat up Rancors.

Last player standing wins.

I played it and enjoyed it. But I did struggle as Boba Fett. His offense is a little weak. He can fire rockets but by default shoots a laster pistol. He can jump and use his jetpack to fly, which makes him tough to catch, but the fact is, he does not wield a lightsaber and he can't force choke."

*Update* Joystiq has posted a review of the demo, they also give of small spoilers to the opening of the game
"The sequel stars the clone of Starkiller. Vader's looking to improve on what he sees were the faults of the first Starkiller: his emotions. So within this framework, we were thrust into a tutorial level where we had to hack down robots posing as Rebels and Starkiller's love interest from the first game, Juno Eclipse. This was the vehicle for reclaiming the memories of his predecessor and, more importantly, the Force powers of Starkiller The First.
But once Starkiller 2 refuses to kill what he suspects is the real Juno (it was another bot!), he sees the future: Vader will kill him, just as he has killed the clones who came before him and failed Vader's test. In a panic, he hits Vader with some Force Lightning and dives out of a window in the hopes of escaping his own doom"

*Gameplay Videos*
Its just the same old Kamino level!

*Wii Gameplay*


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